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Greatest classic films collection. Murder mysteries.

Bogart, Humphrey, 1899-1957 (Added Author). Astor, Mary, 1906-1987 (Added Author). George, Gladys, 1904-1954 (Added Author). Lorre, Peter. (Added Author). MacLane, Barton, 1902-1969 (Added Author). Patrick, Lee, 1906-1982 (Added Author). Greenstreet, Sydney. (Added Author). Bacall, Lauren, 1924-2014 (Added Author). Vickers, Martha, 1925-1971 (Added Author). Malone, Dorothy. (Added Author). Milland, Ray. (Added Author). Grace, Princess of Monaco, 1929-1982 (Added Author). Cummings, Robert, 1908-1990 (Added Author). Williams, John, 1903-1983 (Added Author). Turner, Lana, 1921-1995 (Added Author). Garfield, John. (Added Author). Kellaway, Cecil, 1891-1973 (Added Author). Cronyn, Hume. (Added Author). Ames, Leon, 1902-1993 (Added Author). Totter, Audrey. (Added Author). Reed, Alan, 1907-1977 (Added Author). Steiner, Max, 1888-1971 (Added Author). Tiomkin, Dimitri, 1894-1979 (Added Author). Hammett, Dashiell, 1894-1961 Maltese falcon. (Added Author). Chandler, Raymond, 1888-1959 Big sleep. (Added Author). Knott, Frederick. Dial "M" for murder. (Added Author). Cain, James M. (James Mallahan), 1892-1977 Postman always rings twice. (Added Author). Huston, John, 1906-1987 (Added Author). Hawks, Howard, 1896-1977 (Added Author). Faulkner, William, 1897-1962 (Added Author). Brackett, Leigh. (Added Author). Furthman, Jules. (Added Author). Knott, Frederick. (Added Author). Hitchcock, Alfred, 1899-1980 (Added Author). Wilson, Carey, 1889-1962 (Added Author). Ruskin, Harry, 1894-1969 (Added Author). Busch, Niven, 1903-1991 (Added Author). Garnett, Tay. (Added Author). Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967) (Added Author). First National Pictures, Inc. (Added Author). Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. (Added Author). Turner Classic Movies (Firm) (Added Author). Warner Home Video (Firm) (Added Author).
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  • 7 of 7 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Turner classic movies.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Part Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Clinton PL - Clinton DVD#632 (Text) 36806010244240 AUDIOVISUAL Available -
Danville-Center Twp PL - Danville DVD Tur (Text) 32604000153864 DCTPLD AD FIC DVD Available -
Greensburg-Decatur Co PL - Greensburg DVD GRE (Text) All Discs 32826011714367 DVD Available -
Morgan Co PL - Waverly Branch DVD GRE 10297 THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE (Text) The Postman Always Rings Twice 78551000810297 DVD Available -
Morgan Co PL - Waverly Branch DVD GRE 10298 THE BIG SLEEP (Text) The Big Sleep 78551000810298 DVD Available -
Morgan Co PL - Waverly Branch DVD GRE 10299 DIAL M FOR MURDER (Text) Dial M for Murder 78551000810299 DVD Available -
Morgan Co PL - Waverly Branch DVD GRE 10300 THE MALTESE FALCON (Text) The Maltese Falcon 78551000810300 DVD Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1419879839
  • ISBN: 9781419879838
  • Physical Description: 2 videodiscs (431 min.) : sound, black and white and color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, [2009]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title from container.
The Maltese falcon is based on the novel by Dashiell Hammett.
The big sleep is based on the novel by Raymond Chandler.
The postman always rings twice is based on the novel by James M. Cain.
The Maltese falcon originally released as a motion picture in 1941 ; The big sleep originally released as a motion picture in 1946 ; Dial M for murder originally released as a motion picture in 1955 ; The postman always rings twice originally released as a motion picture in 1946.
Special features: Disc 1, Side A: Commentary by Bogart biographer Eric Lax; Warner Night at the Movies 1941 short subjects gallery: vintage newsreel, Technicolor musical short "The gay Parisian," "Hiawatha's rabbit hunt" classic cartoon, "Meet John Doughboy" classic cartoon; 2 trailers. Side B: "The big sleep comparisons 1945/1946" featurette with UCLA archivist Robert Gitt analyzing differences between the movie's 2 versions; theatrical trailer.
Special features: Disc 2, Side A: "Hitchcock and Dial M" featurette; "3-D: a brief history" featurette; theatrical trailer. Side B: "The John Garfield story" documentary profile; introduction by historian Richard Jewell; behind-the-scenes image gallery; trailers of both 1946 and 1981 versions.
Formatted Contents Note:
Disc 1. Side A: Maltese falcon / Warner Bros. Pictures presents a Warner Bros.-First National picture ; screenplay by John Huston ; directed by John Huston ; (1941 ; 100 min. ; b&w) -- Side B: Big sleep / Warner Bros. Pictures presents a Warner Bros.-First National picture, a Howard Hawks production ; screenplay by William Faulkner, Leigh Brackett & Jules Furthman ; (1946 ; 114 min. ; b&w).
Disc 2. Side A: Alfred Hitchcock's Dial M for murder / [presented by] Warner Bros. Pictures ; written by Frederick Knott ; directed by Alfred Hitchcock ; (1955 ; 105 min. ; col.) -- Side B: Postman always rings twice / M-G-M presents a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer picture ; produced by Carey Wilson ; screenplay by Harry Ruskin and Niven Busch ; directed by Tay Garnett ; (1946 ; 113 min. ; b&w).
Creation/Production Credits Note:
The big sleep: Music, Max Steiner.
Dial M for murder: Music composed and conducted by Dimitri Tiomkin.
Participant or Performer Note:
The Maltese falcon cast: Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Gladys George, Peter Lorre, Barton MacLane, Lee Patrick, Sydney Greenstrett.
The big sleep cast: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Martha Vickers, Dorothy Malone.
Dial M for murder cast: Ray Milland, Grace Kelly, Robert Cummins, John Williams.
The postman always rings twice cast: Lana Turner, John Garfield, Cecil Kellaway, Hume Cronyn, Leon Ames, Audrey Totter, Alan Reed.
Summary, etc.:
Disc 1: The Maltese falcon: Some high-living lowlifes want to get their hands on a bejeweled falcon. Detective Sam Spade wants to find out why and find out who will take the fall for his partner's murder. The big sleep: L.A. private eye Philip Marlowe takes on a blackmail case and ends up wearing out his gumshoes trailing murderers, nightclub rogues, the spoiled rich and more.
Disc 2: Ex-tennis pro Tony Wendice decides to murder his wife for her money and because she had an affair the year before. He blackmails an old college associate to strangle her, but when he dials a Mayfair exchange to set the plot in motion, his right number gets the wrong answer. The postman always rings twice: Illicit lovers botch their first attempt to bump off her husband. They finally pull it off and end up betraying each other at trial. Amorous attractions never proved so fatal.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated (The Maltese falcon ; The big sleep ; The postman always rings twice) [or] MPAA rating: PG (Dial M for murder).
System Details Note:
DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) Dolby Digital mono., dual-layer, double-sided.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
These DVD discs are copy protected.
Language Note:
English or dubbed French dialogue, English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned. The Maltese falcon: English dialogue, English, French or Spanish subtitles. The big sleep: English dialogue, English or French subtitles. Dial M for murder: English or dubbed French dialogue, English, French or Spanish subtitles. The postman always rings twice: English or dubbed French dialogue, English, French or Spanish subtitles.
Subject: Criminal behavior > United States > Drama.
Spade, Sam (Fictitious character) > Drama.
Statues > United States > Drama.
Marlowe, Philip (Fictitious character) > Drama.
Extortion > United States > Drama.
Murder > United States > Drama.
Triangles (Interpersonal relations) > United States > Drama.
Trials (Murder) > United States > Drama.
Delitos y delincuentes > Estados Unidos > Teatro.
Asesinato > Estados Unidos > Teatro.
Genre: Detective and mystery films.
Film noir.
Film adaptations.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Feature films.
Fiction films.

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