Four different criminals lead a private detective into their hunt for a missing treasure in the 1941 film The Maltese Falcon, which was based on the book by Dashiell Hammett. John Huston directed film and wrote the screenplay, and it stars, among others, Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Peter Lorre, and Sydney Greenstreet. Read More Classic Woman-Centric Movie Review: “The Maltese Falcon” (1941)
Happy Friday, Persephoneers! I hope you had a good week, regardless of whether or not it meant a vacation or just a normal old week for you. But regardless, here is this week’s classic movie pick to start your weekend off just right. We have some mystery, intrigue, and forbidden love in the 1947 film “The Lady from Shanghai,” which starts Rita Hayworth, Orson Welles, and Everett Sloane. Welles wrote and directed the film, and at the time, he and Hayworth were estranged and on the verge of divorce.