Tag: Humphrey Bogart

Episode 35 – The Maltese Falcon

, with special guest:

The Maltese FalconWe talked about this movie as far back as Episode 1 and it is finally here!  Jena gets shown one of the great classic noir films that she had, until this point, only known about through an episode of the Animanianiacs.  We talk about Humphrey Bogart, Sidney Greenstreet, Mary Astor, Peter Lorre, maguffins and one of the most famous movie props of all time. Enjoy our conversation about The Maltese Falcon!

Our next episode will be recorded live at the Trylon Theater on Sunday, November 30th.  We’ll be watching Planes, Trains and Automobiles!

The Maltese Falcon (1941)
The Maltese Falcon poster Rating: 8.1/10 (140,023 votes)
Director: John Huston
Writer: John Huston (screen play by), Dashiell Hammett (based upon the novel by)
Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Gladys George, Peter Lorre
Runtime: 100 min
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Film-Noir, Mystery
Released: 18 Oct 1941
Plot: A private detective takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a gorgeous liar, and their quest for a priceless statuette.

Episode 1 – Casablanca

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CasablancaWelcome to the inaugural episode of our podcast! This podcast will follow our attempts to  educate Jena Young on the great films that she hasn’t seen yet. Or, occasionally, just the ones she doesn’t remember.  This week’s episode was recorded before co-host Melissa Kaercher became a co-host so Tim Wick educates Jena all on his own.  If you didn’t suss it out from the title, we start with one of Tim’s favorite films – Casablanca.  To open the podcast, Jena tells us everything she knows about the movie she is about to see.  Then we take a break to watch the movie. If you really feel like playing along, you can watch it too!  Then we come back and discuss the movie.  We hope you enjoy our first podcast and keep coming back for more!

Casablanca (1942)
Casablanca poster Rating: 8.5/10 (475,184 votes)
Director: Michael Curtiz
Writer: Julius J. Epstein (screenplay), Philip G. Epstein (screenplay), Howard Koch (screenplay), Murray Burnett (play), Joan Alison (play)
Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains
Runtime: 102 min
Rated: PG
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Released: 23 Jan 1943
Plot: A cynical American expatriate struggles to decide whether or not he should help his former lover and her fugitive husband escape French Morocco.