THOMASTON —The Friends of the Thomaston Public Library presents Friday Night Film Series at 7 p.m.
All of the July movies star Humphrey Bogart.
July 5 - The Maltese Falcon
1941 NR 101 Minutes
Humphrey Bogart stars as private eye Sam Spade in this Oscar-nominated noir classic that finds Miss O’Shaughnessy (Mary Astor) seeking protection from a man named Thursby. Spade's partner takes the case, but he ends up dead.
Spade's subsequent hunt for the killer leads him into a world of deception and double-crossing, as a trio of criminals (including Peter Lorre and Sidney Greenstreet) search for a priceless statue known as the Maltese Falcon.
July 12 - Key Largo
1948 NR 101 Minutes
As a destructive hurricane wreaks havoc outside, Army veteran Frank McCloud (Humphrey Bogart), war-widow Nora Temple (Lauren Bacall) and her invalid father-in-law (Lionel Barrymore) face a worse storm inside their Florida hotel in Key Largo. Frank merely stopped by to pay his respects to Nora, only to find the hotel commandeered by exiled gangster Johnny Rocco (Edward G. Robinson).
Claire Trevor won an Oscar as Rocco’s boozy moll. John Huston wrote the script and directed.
July 19 - The Big Sleep
1946 NR 114 Minutes
A classic mystery film of Raymond Chandler’s first novel. A wealthy Los Angeles family, the Sternwoods, are being black-mailed; private-eye Philip Marlowe (Humphrey Bogart) is hired by Mr. Sternwood and falls for his oldest daughter (Lauren Bacall). So convoluted even Chandler didn’t know who committed one murder, but so incredibly entertaining that no one has ever cared.
Howard Hawks directed, William Faulkner and Jules Furthman wrote the script.
July 26 - Casablanca
1942 NR 102 Minutes
In this classic, American Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart) plays host to gamblers, thieves and refugees at his Casablanca nightclub during World War II... but he never expected Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman) — the woman who broke his heart — to walk through his door. Ilsa hopes that with Rick's help, she and her husband, Victor Lazlo (Paul Henreid), who is sought by the Nazis, can escape to America.
Friday Night Films are open to the public and free of charge, but donations are accepted.
The Thomaston Academy Building is handicapped accessible from the rear entrance.
Light refreshments will be served.
For more information call the library at 354-2453.