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Silver screen icons. Murder mysteries / Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

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). Hitchcock, Alfred, 1899-1980 (Added Author). Knott, Frederick (Added Author). Garnett, Tay (Added Author). Ruskin, Harry, 1894-1969 (Added Author). Busch, Niven, 1903-1991 (Added Author). 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). Hammett, Dashiell, 1894-1961 Maltese falcon (Added Author). Chandler, Raymond, 1888-1959 Big sleep (Added Author). Cain, James M. (James Mallahan), 1892-1977 Postman always rings twice (Added Author). Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967) (Added Author). First National Pictures, Inc. (Added Author). Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. (Added Author). Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (Firm) (Added Author).
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Record details

  • Physical Description: 2 videodiscs (432 min.) : sound, black and white and color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, [2017]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Container erroneously indicates that there is French dubbing and French subtitles on the films, but there are not.
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. Dial M for murder is based upon the play by Frederick Knott. The postman always rings twice is based on the novel by James M. Cain.
Originally released as individual motion pictures in 1941 -1955.
Formatted Contents Note:
Disc 1. The Maltese falcon / Warner Bros. Pictures Inc. ; a Warner Bros. - First National picture ; executive producer, Hal B. Wallis ; directed by John Huston ; screen play by John Huston ; (1941 ; 100 min.) -- The big sleep / Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc. ; a Warner Bros.-First National picture ; a Howard Hawks production ; screen play by William Faulkner, Leigh Brackett & Jules Furthman ; directed by Howard Hawks ; (1946 ; 114 min.)
Disc 2. Dial M for murder / Warner Bros. Pictures ; a Warner Bros. - First National picture ; screen play by Frederick Knott ; directed by Alfred Hitchcock ; (1955 ; 105 min.) -- The postman always rings twice / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; produced by Carey Wilson ; screen play by Harry Ruskin and Niven Busch ; directed by Tay Garnett ; (1946 ; 113 min.)
Creation/Production Credits Note:
The Maltese falcon: Director of photography, Arthur Edeson ; art director, Robert Haas ; music by Adolph Deutsch.
The big sleep: Music by Max Steiner ; film editor, Christian Nyby ; art director, Carl Jules Weyl.
Dial M for murder: Music composed and conducted by Dimitri Tiomkin ; director of photography, Robert Burks ; film editor, Rudi Fehr ; art director, Edward Carrere.
The postman always rings twice: Musical score, George Bassman ; director of photography, Sidney Wagner ; film editor, George White ; art direction, Cedric Gibbons, Randall Duell.
Participant or Performer Note:
The Maltese falcon: Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Gladys George, Peter Lorre, Barton MacLane, Lee Patrick, Sydney Greenstreet, Ward Bond, Jerome Cowan, Elisha Cook Jr.
The big sleep: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Martha Vickers, Dorothy Malone, John Ridgely, Peggy Knudsen, Regis Toomey, Elisha Cook, Jr.
Dial M for murder: Ray Milland, Grace Kelly, Robert Cummings, John Williams, Anthony Dawson, Leo Britt.
The postman always rings twice: Lana Turner, John Garfield, Cecil Kellaway, Hume Cronyn, Leon Ames, Audrey Totter, Alan Reed.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Dial M for murder: 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.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated (The Maltese falcon ; The big sleep ; The postman always rings twice) ; MPAA rating: PG (Dial M for murder).
System Details Note:
DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby digital mono.
Language Note:
In English with optional English or Spanish (except for The big sleep) subtitles; closed-captioned.
Awards Note:
National Film Registry selection, 1989 (The Maltese falcon); 1997 (The big sleep).
Subject: Marlowe, Philip (Fictitious character) > Drama.
Criminal behavior > Drama.
Private investigators > Drama.
Spade, Sam (Fictitious character) > Drama.
Statues > Drama.
Extortion > Drama
Man-woman relationships > Drama
Murder > Drama
Husband and wife > Drama
Triangles (Interpersonal relations) > Drama
Trials (Murder) > Drama
Genre: Feature films
Detective and mystery films
Film noir
Fiction films
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