Friday through Sunday

Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)

Three prospectors seek gold in Mexico (shot mostly on location) but are doomed by greed and distrust of each other.

At this stage in his career Bogart was an established romantic star, but he was eager to make this picture with no love story and no happy ending. It turned out to be one of his very best.

“One of the strongest of all American movies.” Pauline Kael.

With Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston, Tim Holt, Bruce Bennett, Barton MacLane, Alfonso Bedoya, A. Soto Rangel, Manuel Donde, Jose Torvay, Margarito Luna, Jacqueline Dalya, Bobby Blake, John Huston, Jack Holt.

Written and Dir. by John Huston. Photogr. by Ted McCord. Music by Max Steiner. Warner Bros. 124 min.

Plays Friday through Sunday (February 23-24) at 7:30, plus additional weekend matinee at 3:40.

Black Legion (1937)

Bogart plays a factory worker who joins a secret organization (modeled on the Ku Klux Klan) when a “foreigner” gets the job he wanted. Caught up in their violence, he kills his best friend but eventually confesses and exposes the group.

The Klan actually sued Warner Bros. for infringement of their patented symbols.

“Cinema at its best ... quasi documentary” The New York Times.

“A sermon on American ideals.” New York Herald-Tribune.

“An intelligent and exciting, if rather earnest film.” Graham Greene.

With Humphrey Bogart, Dick Foran, Erin O’Brien-Moore, Ann Sheridan.

Dir. by Archie Mayo. Written by Abem Finkel and William Wister Haines, from a story by Robert Lord. Photogr. by George Barnes. Music by Bernhard Kaun. Warner Bros. 83 min.

Plays Friday through Sunday (February 22-24) at 5:55 and 9:45.

 

Wednesday and Thursday

They Drive By Night (1940)

A pair of truck-driving brothers (Bogart and Raft) find trouble with the boss’s wife (Ida Lupino).

“This cult classic is one of the best road movies to emerge from a major studio.” Baseline Movie Guide.

With George Raft, Ann Sheridan, Ida Lupino, Humphrey Bogart, Gale Page, Alan Hale, Roscoe Karns, John Litel, George Tobias, Henry O’Neill, Charles Halton.

Dir. by Raoul Walsh. Written by Jerry Wald and Richard Macaulay. Photogr. by Arthur Edeson. Music by Adolph Deutsch. Warner Bros. 95 min.

Plays Wednesday and Thursday (February 27-28) at 7:30.

Action in the North Atlantic (1943)

Bogart plays first mate to captain Raymond Massey in this rousing adventure story about the merchant marine convoy system, a supply lifeline for England and Russia during WW II.

This vigorous and engaging film is one of the best examples of how Hollywood managed to support the war effort without sacrificing entertainment value. Highly recommended.

With Humphrey Bogart, Raymond Massey, Alan Hale, Julie Bishop, Ruth Gordon, Sam Levene, Dane Clark.

Dir. by Lloyd Bacon. Written by John Howard Lawson. Photogr. by Ted Mc- Cord. Music by Adolph Deutsch. Warner Bros. 126 min.

Plays Wednesday (February 27) at 5:10 only, and Thursday (February 28) at 5:10 and 9:15.

Please note: There is no 9:15 show on Wednesday evening.