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|Genre/Form:||Detective and mystery films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
|Named Person:||Philip Marlowe, (Fictitious character); Philip Marlowe, (Fictitious character)|
|Document Type:||Visual material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
John Huston; Howard Hawks; William Faulkner; Leigh Brackett; Jules Furthman; Alfred Hitchcock; Frederick Knott; Tay Garnett; Carey Wilson; Harry Ruskin; Niven Busch; Humphrey Bogart; Mary Astor; Gladys George; Peter Lorre; Barton MacLane; Lee Patrick; Sydney Greenstreet; Lauren Bacall; Martha Vickers; Dorothy Malone; Ray Milland; Grace, Princess of Monaco; Robert Cummings; John Williams; Lana Turner; John Garfield; Cecil Kellaway; Hume Cronyn; Leon Ames; Audrey Totter; Alan Reed; Max Steiner; Dimitri Tiomkin; Dashiell Hammett; Raymond Chandler; James M Cain; Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967); First National Pictures, Inc.; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.; Turner Classic Movies (Television network); Warner Home Video (Firm)
|Language Note:||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.|
|Notes:||Also issued as 4 single-sided disks.
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.
|Credits:||The big sleep: Music, Max Steiner.
Dial M for murder: Music composed and conducted by Dimitri Tiomkin.
|Performer(s):||The Maltese falcon cast: Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Gladys George, Peter Lorre, Barton MacLane, Lee Patrick, Sydney Greenstreet.
The big sleep cast: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Martha Vickers, Dorothy Malone.
Dial M for murder cast: Ray Milland, Grace Kelly, Robert Cummings, John Williams.
The postman always rings twice cast: Lana Turner, John Garfield, Cecil Kellaway, Hume Cronyn, Leon Ames, Audrey Totter, Alan Reed.
|Target Audience:||Not rated (The Maltese falcon ; The big sleep ; The postman always rings twice) [or] MPAA rating: PG (Dial M for murder).|
|Description:||2 videodiscs (431 min.) : sd., b&w and col. ; 4 3/4 in.|
|Details:||DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1); Dolby Digital mono., dual-layer, double-sided.|
|Contents:||Disc 1. Side A: The 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: The 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: The 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).
|Series Title:||Greatest classic films collection.|
|Other Titles:||Murder mysteries
TCM Turner Classic Movies
Turner Classic Movies Greatest classic films collection.
Maltese falcon (Motion picture : 1941)
Big sleep (Motion picture : 1946)
Dial M for murder (Motion picture)
Dial M for murder (Motion picture).
Postman always rings twice (Motion picture : 1946)
Postman always rings twice (Motion picture : 1946).
|Responsibility:||Turner Classic Movies ; presented by Warner Home Video.|
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. They finally pull it off and end up betraying each other at trial. Amorous attractions never proved so fatal.
- 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.
- Marlowe, Philip -- (Fictitious character)
- Criminal behavior.
- Spade, Sam (Fictitious character)
- Trials (Murder)
- Triangles (Interpersonal relations)
- United States.