Saturday, April 15, 2017
A To Z Challenge-Letter M
The end of the second week for the A to Z Challenge. Head on over to see what the other people wrote about.
DIRECTOR: John Huston
STARS: Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Peter Lorre, Sydney Greenstreet
OSCAR NOMS: Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor, Best Writing
OSCAR WINS: Nil
PLOT: When his partner is killed, Sam Spade takes on the femme Fatale's case and winds up width a cast of unsavoury characters all searching for an ugly black bird statue
LOVE: I just love the writing...so witty and devilish
TRIVIA: It's considered the first Film Noir. The actual Maltese Falcon, I believe there are 3 of them, and Steven Spielberg owns one, is worth $1 million each. Sydney Greenstreet's film debut and he and Peter Lorre made 9 films together...great team actually.
MARY ASTOR- May 3, 1906- September 25, 1987
OCCUPATION: Actress, Novelist
OSCAR NOMS: See Below
OSCAR WINS: The Great Lie
ANECDOTE: She was quite the wild thing! She had many affairs from John Barrymore to John Huston( when making the above film) . In the mid 30's during a nasty custody battle, her diary was stolen and leaked to the press by her ex's lawyer. Let's just say it was pretty explicit about her sexual antics. Today it would be a viral video...some things never change. Actually, due to her reputation is one reason why she was given the role in The Maltese Falcon.