NOIR CITY The Maltese Falcon ('31) / City Streets
Commemorating the 75th anniversary of the quintessential San Francisco noir, "The Maltese Falcon," NOIR CITY presents a pair of author Dashiell Hammett's rarest films!
THE MALTESE FALCON No, not the Bogart version, but the original--made the year after Hammett's novel was first published. This pre-code adaptation retains a much sexier tone than John Huston's more famous version. Some Hammett fans even prefer it. Ricardo Cortez and Bebe Daniels star. Directed by Roy Del Ruth. Warner Bros., 1931. 80 min.
CITY STREETS--RARITY! Gary Cooper plays "The Kid," a carny sharpshooter who goes crooked in order to free his love (Sylvia Sidney) from prison. This is the only story Hammett wrote directly for the screen, brilliantly realized by director Rouben Mamoulian and legendary cameraman Lee Garmes. Paramount, 1931. 83 min. Restored print courtesy UCLA Film & Television Archive.
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