Bogie! film series, every last Wednesday, January through October:
Join our ongoing film festival as we screen and discuss films starring the most famous actor of all time. Popcorn is served, discussion moderated by librarian and film historian follows each film.
Wed, Jan 25: They Drive By Night (Raoul Walsh, 1940)
Two brothers (Bogart and George Raft) struggle as wildcat truck drivers. One comes to harm, the other is accused of his friend's murder. Ann Sheridan and Ida Lupino also star. 95 min. Petrified Forest (clip, 1936).
Wed Feb 29: The Maltese Falcon (John Huston, 1941)
A private detective takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a gorgeous liar, and their quest for a priceless statuette. Mary Astor, Sydney Greenstreet, and Peter Lorre also star. 100 min.
Wed, Mar 28: Casablanca (Michael Curtiz, 1942)
Set in unoccupied Africa during the early days of World War II. An American expatriate (Bogart) meets a former lover (Ingrid Bergman), with unforeseen complications. Paul Henreid, Sydney Greenstreet, and Peter Lorre also star. 102 min.
Wed, April 25: To Have and Have Not (Howard Hawks, 1944)
William Faulkner adapted Ernest Hemingways story in which expatriate American Harry Morgan (Bogart) helps to transport a Free French Resistance leader and his beautiful wife to Martinique while romancing a sultry lounge singer. Walter Brennan, Lauren Bacall, and Hoagy Carmichael also star. 100 min.
Wed, May 30: The Big Sleep (Howard Hawks, 1946)
Bogart is private detective Philip Marlowe, hired by a rich family; before the complex case is over, he's seen murder, blackmail, and what might be love. William Faulkner adapted Raymond Chandlers novel which also stars Lauren Bacall, Dorothy Malone, and Elisha Cook, Jr. 114 min.
Wed, Jun 27: Key Largo (John Huston, 1948)
Frank McCloud (Bogart) visits his old friend's hotel and finds a gangster (Edward G Robinson) running things. As a hurricane approaches, the two end up confronting each other. Lauren Bacall, Lionel Barrymore, and Claire Trevor also star. 100 min.
Wed, Jul 25: The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (John Huston, 1948)
Frank Dobbs and Bob Curtin, two Americans searching for work in Mexico, convince an old prospector to help them mine for gold in the Sierra Madre Mountains. Also stars Walter Huston and Tim Holt. 126 min.
Wed, Aug 29: In a Lonely Place (Nicholas Ray, 1950)
Film noir masterpiece where a potentially violent screenwriter (Bogart) is suspected of murder until his lovely neighbor (Gloria Grahame) clears him. But she begins to have doubts...94 min.
Wed, Sep 26: African Queen (John Huston, 1951)
In Africa during WWI, a gin-swilling riverboat owner is persuaded by a strait-laced missionary to use his boat to attack an enemy warship. Katherine Hepburn costars with Bogart in his Oscar-winning role. 105 min.
Wed, Oct 31: The Caine Mutiny (Edward Dmytryk, 1954)
When a US Naval captain (Bogart) shows signs of mental instability that jeopardizes the ship, the first officer relieves him of command and faces court martial for mutiny. José Ferrer and Van Johnson also star. 124 min.