The Daily Sketch- 01.13.11

Today’s sketch was inspired by Dashell Hammett‘s 1930 novel and the Humphery Bogart 1941 movie- “the Maltese Falcon” the first and only novel featuring PI Sam Spade. Spade is a bitter, sardonic character who lets the police and the criminals think he is in with the criminals while he working to catch the crooks.

The Maltese Falcon was first adapted to film in 1931 and starred Ricardo Cortez as Spade and Bebe Daniels as Ruth Wonderly. The story was then loosely adapted in a light-hearted comedy called Satan Met A Lady in 1936 starring Bette Davis and Warren Williams.

And then came Boggie. In 1941 director John Houston adapted and directed the story into the film we all know and love. Starring Humphery Bogart as Sam Spade and Mary Astor as femme fatale; Gladys George. The film has been called one of the Greatest Film on All Time and is citied as the first major film in the genre known as “Film Noir“.

Dashell Hammett's The Maltese Falcon

Enjoy and see you tomorrow,

the Kidd



About Krayola Kidd

Creator, Illustrator and Colorist. Proud Uncle of many nieces and two nephews. And I am one of the founders of Retro Cowboy Productions.
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