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The Maltese Falcon review – dreamlike tension and the greatest MacGuffin of all time
A dark, steely performance from Humphrey Bogart is at the cynical heart of John Huston’s adaptation of the classic detective novel

Peter Bradshaw

17, Sep, 2021 @11:00 AM

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In a Lonely Place review – Bogart still captivatingly cynical in noir classic
Humphrey Bogart’s boozy screenwriter plays off perfectly against a marvellous Gloria Grahame in Nicholas Ray’s hardboiled thriller from 1950

Peter Bradshaw

22, Nov, 2017 @3:42 PM

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Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool: the tragic life of Hollywood sensation Gloria Grahame
She starred with Humphrey Bogart and James Stewart. But Gloria Grahame refused to bow to Hollywood sexism and was driven out. Frank Cottrell-Boyce on a new film about her finding love and a second life with a chaotic Liverpool family

Frank Cottrell Boyce

14, Nov, 2017 @6:00 AM

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When Kit met Rose: why we love it when Cupid’s arrow flies out of the screen | David Barnett
From Bogart and Bacall to actors Kit Harington and Rose Leslie, there are few things that intrigue us more, says freelance writer and author David Barnett

David Barnett

28, Sep, 2017 @11:28 AM

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After The Maltese Falcon: how film noir took flight
Ushering in an uneasy world of femmes fatales and shady sleuths, The Maltese Falcon marked the beginnings of film noir. Seventy-five years on, how can this genre speak to our times?

Phil Hoad

28, Oct, 2016 @2:00 PM

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Arnold Wesker’s influences and time in prison | Letters
Letters: In a letter he sent me in 1968 he announced ‘the greatest impact came to me from the Italian and Japanese cinema which I discovered in my twenties’

Letters

18, Apr, 2016 @6:01 PM

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The 100 best novels: No 62 – The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler (1939)
Raymond Chandler’s hardboiled debut brings to life the seedy LA underworld – and Philip Marlowe, the archetypal fictional detective, writes Robert McCrum

Robert McCrum

24, Nov, 2014 @5:45 AM

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Beat the Devil: 'It was a hell of a lark doing it'
Truman Capote wrote it on the hoof, Humphrey Bogart lost his teeth in a car crash during production, and director John Huston fell off a cliff … the chaos and carousing on set made 1953’s Beat the Devil a delirious cult classic, writes Thirza Wakefield

Thirza Wakefield

24, Sep, 2014 @1:58 PM

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Peter Lorre: a great screen actor remembered
50 years after his death, a season of Peter Lorre's films at the BFI will show him as a versatile, captivating screen presence, writes Philip French

Philip French

30, Aug, 2014 @11:05 PM

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From the archive: Lauren Bacall, super-cool and sultry Hollywood survivor
We take a look through the Guardian archives at the reviews and interviews of Lauren Bacall, who stepped out from Humphrey Bogart’s shadow to become one of Hollywood’s true stars

Katy Stoddard

13, Aug, 2014 @12:20 PM

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Lauren Bacall - far more than just a beautiful face
The Hollywood actress deserves to be remembered for more than looking stunning in a black and white photograph or being Bogart’s wife, says Tracy McVeigh

Tracy McVeigh

13, Aug, 2014 @11:53 AM

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Lauren Bacall: the studio product who toughed her way to independence
Peter Bradshaw: Bacall - smart, sexy and tough - escaped a career as a studio-created construct by beating back stage fright and acting beyond her years

Peter Bradshaw

13, Aug, 2014 @9:47 AM

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