Disc 1: The Maltese falcon: Some high-living lowlifes want to get their hands on a bejeweled falcon. Detective Sam Spade wants to find out why and find out who will take the fall for his partner's murder.
4 DVDs (431 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
digital optical surround Dolby
laser optical NTSC
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Canadian Home Video Rating: Not rated.
At head of title: TCM Turner Classic Movies
Turner Classic Movies Greatest classic films collection. Murder mysteries
The packaging indicates that it contains two double-sided discs, but there are 4 single-sided discs.
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 and copyrighted in 1941; The big sleep originally released as a motion picture in 1946 and ©2011; Dial M for murder originally released as a motion picture and copyrighted in 1955; The postman always rings twice originally released as a motion picture and copyrighted in 1946.
Special features: 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. "The big sleep comparisons 1945/1946" featurette with UCLA archivist Robert Gitt analyzing differences between the movie's 2 versions; theatrical trailer. "Hitchcock and Dial M" featurette; "3-D: a brief history" featurette; theatrical trailer. "The John Garfield story" documentary profile; introduction by historian Richard Jewell; behind-the-scenes image gallery; trailers of both 1946 and 1981 versions.
The Maltese falcon cast: Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Gladys George, Peter Lorre, Barton MacLane, Lee Patrick, Sydney Greenstrett.
The big sleep cast: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Martha Vickers, Dorothy Malone.
Dial M for murder cast: Ray Milland, Grace Kelly, Robert Cummins, John Williams.
The postman always rings twice cast: Lana Turner, John Garfield, Cecil Kellaway, Hume Cronyn, Leon Ames, Audrey Totter, Alan Reed.
DVD; region 1; full screen presentation (1.33:1); Dolby Digital monophonic.
These DVD discs are copy protected.
English or dubbed French dialogue, English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned. 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.
Disc 1. The Maltese falcon / Warner Brothers Pictures presents a Warner Brothers-First National picture ; screenplay by John Huston ; directed by John Huston ; (1941 ; 100 min. ; black and white)
Disc 2: The big sleep / Warner Brothers Pictures presents a Warner Brothers-First National picture, a Howard Hawks production ; screenplay by William Faulkner, Leigh Brackett and Jules Furthman ; (1946 ; 114 min. ; black and white)
Disc 3. Alfred Hitchcock's Dial M for murder / [presented by] Warner Brothers Pictures ; written by Frederick Knott ; directed by Alfred Hitchcock ; (1955 ; 105 min. ; color)
Disc 4: 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 minutes ; black and white).
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Series:Turner classic movies
Turner classic movies.
Subjects:Criminal behavior -- United States -- Drama.
Extortion -- United States -- Drama.
Murder -- United States -- Drama.
Statues -- United States -- Drama.
Trials (Murder) -- United States -- Drama.
Triangles (Interpersonal relations) -- United States -- Drama.
Genre:Detective and mystery films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.