Humphrey Bogart's THE CAINE MUTINY, THE BIG SLEEP & THE MALTESE FACTION Set for Reel 13 in November
Deemed "the Greatest Male Star of All Time" by the American Film Institute, Academy Award winner Humphrey Bogart is highlighted on THIRTEEN's Reel 13 in November with three of his most iconic films.
During a film career spanning nearly 30 years, he appeared in 75 feature films. Starring as private investigator Sam Spade in the 1941 film The Maltese Falcon, based on the novel byDashiell Hammett,was a breakthrough role for the star as a leading man, cementing his trademark persona as the cynic who ultimately shows his noble side. In 1946, he portrayed Phillip Marlowe, another detective, in The Big Sleep, from the book by Raymond Chandler. Both films have been added to the Library of Congress' National Film Registry.
And, for one of his final roles, Bogart received his third Oscar nomination for "Best Actor" for Captain Queeg in the 1954 film "The Caine Mutiny," based on the Herman Wouk's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, though he lost to Marlon Brando in On the Waterfront.
Innocent Voices, Ira and Abby, I Wish and Flawless are the month's independent offerings.
The series is pre-empted on November 29 for special pledge programming.
Every Saturday night beginning at 9 p.m., viewers can catch a Hollywood Classichosted by film historian Neal Gabler, followed by an Indie, hosted by Columbia University professor Richard Peña. The evening concludes with a Short film selected by viewers who vote for their favorite of three shorts at Reel13.org.
"The Caine Mutiny" (1954) Dir: Edward Dmytryk
A World War II Naval officer (Van Johnson) is court-martialed for relieving a paranoid captain (Humphrey Bogart) of command during a typhoon. With José Ferrer and Fred MacMurray.
"Innocent Voices" (2004) Dir: Luis Mandoki
A young boy is caught up in the Salvadorean civil war in the 1980's. With Carlos Padilla, Leonor Varela and Xuna Primus.
"The Big Sleep" (1946) Dir: Howard Hawks
Raymond Chandler's private eye Philip Marlowe (Humphrey Bogart) follows two wealthy sisters (Lauren Bacall, Martha Vickers) through a maze of murders. With John Ridgely,Dorothy Malone and Peggy Knudsen.
"Ira and Abby" (2006) Dir: Robert Cary
A hastily married couple (Chris Messina, Jennifer Westfeldt) devolve into a life of affairs, meddling parents, and therapy. With Fred Willard and Frances Conroy.
"Call Northside 777" (1948) Dir: Henry Hathaway
A Chicago newsman (James Stewart) digs up the story of a scrubwoman's son (Richard Conte) framed for murder. With Lee J. Cobb.
"I Wish" (2011)Dir:Hirokazu Koreeda
A Japanese child upset by family separation believes the new bullet train service will bring a miracle. With Kôki Maeda, Ohshirô Maeda and Hiroshi Abe.
"The Maltese Falcon" (1941) Dir: John Huston
Private eye Sam Spade (Humphrey Bogart) encounters sundry characters (Mary Astor, Peter Lorre) seeking a coveted statuette. With Gladys George, Barton MacLane and Sydney Greenstreet.
"Flawless" (2007) Dir:Michael Radford
A caretaker (Michael Caine) and an executive (Demi Moore) collaborate in a diamond theft. With Lambert Wilson and Nathaniel Parker.
The series is pre-empted for special pledge programming.
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Reel 13 is funded by the Sy Syms Foundation and the Rubin Museum of Art.
David Horn is executive producer. Bob Morris is senior producer. Colleen McHugh is associate producer.