John Huston was a writer at Warner Brothers who became a director in 1941 with The Maltese Falcon starring Humphrey Bogart (films he had written included the Bogart-starring High Sierra and the Oscar-nominated Sergeant York). He then directed Bette Davis and Olivia de Havilland in In This Our Life, and Bogart again in Across the Pacific, but left the completion of the latter film to Vincent Sherman when Huston was called in to the Army Signal Corps. For them he directed three films: Report from the Aleutians, The Battle of San Pietro, and Let There Be Light.
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Director John Huston rebounds after the awful “In This Our Life” with a fun spy thriller reuniting him with stars Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, and Sydney Greenstreet.
John Huston’s second film is a far cry from his smashing detective story “The Maltese Falcon”: this new picture is a woefully overacted melodrama.
Last night’s Academy Awards ceremony saw “How Green Was My Valley” steal the show from “Citizen Kane,” along with more upsets and surprises.
The Academy has announced the nominees for their annual awards ceremony, to take place this year on February 26.
Much like “Citizen Kane,” “The Maltese Falcon” is a movie at risk of being overshadowed by its status as a classic.