The Maltese Falcon (1941):  “The stuff that dreams are made of”

So what do you think happened next?  After his fifth-billed role in The Petrified Forest, did Humphrey Bogart end his second marriage, shoot to stardom, and finally meet the love of his life? Not so fast. His second marriage did end.  Though his affair with actress Mayo Methot was the final straw, ultimately his second … Continue reading The Maltese Falcon (1941):  “The stuff that dreams are made of”

In a Lonely Place (1950):  The Best Bogart Film You’ve Never Heard Of

After fourteen years of taking orders from Jack Warner, Humphrey Bogart wanted more control over the pictures he made, more money, and more time off to spend on his boat.  Due to his massive success in The Maltese Falcon, Casablanca, and the Bacall films, Bogart signed a very favorable 15-year contract in 1946 with Warner … Continue reading In a Lonely Place (1950):  The Best Bogart Film You’ve Never Heard Of

Films by Title

The Affairs of Susan (1945) The African Queen (1951) All About Eve (1950) Anna Christie (1930) Baby Face (1933) The Big Sleep (1946) Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story (2017) Born to Be Bad (1950) Bride of Frankenstein (1935) Bringing Up Baby (1938) The Caine Mutiny (1954) Camille (1936) Captain Blood (1935) Casablanca (1942) Christmas In … Continue reading Films by Title

Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948):  John Huston Returns from the War

After hitting paydirt in 1941 with The Maltese Falcon, Humphrey Bogart and director John Huston were eager to make more movies together.  They began Across the Pacific (1942), a war propaganda film with Falcon co-stars Mary Astor and Sydney Greenstreet. During filming, Huston knew the next story he wanted to make with Bogart, an adaptation … Continue reading Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948):  John Huston Returns from the War

In This Our Life (1942):  Olivia, Bette Davis, and John Huston

In 1942, Bette Davis was well into her reign as Queen of the Warner Brother’s lot.  Olivia de Havilland respected Davis as the best actress this side of Greta Garbo.  They’d worked together twice before—on It’s Love I’m After (1937) and The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939).  In both those films, de Havilland … Continue reading In This Our Life (1942):  Olivia, Bette Davis, and John Huston

Golden Age of Hollywood

This page contains links to all the posts in the Golden Age of Hollywood series, along with some films to get you started and source material for further reading. I will update each Wednesday with the current week’s post. Enjoy! Posts by Series/Category Birth of the Talkies: The Early Films of the Sound Era Introduction:  … Continue reading Golden Age of Hollywood