The first major film noir, “The Maltese Falcon” was directed by John Huston and it starred Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Peter Lorre and Sydney Greenstreet. It was one of the top films of the 1940’s and it’s still very popular among the movie goers. Some posters emphasize the fascination for the infamous bird.
Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant starred in a great film, “Charade”, which was directed by Stanley Donen, even if the production resembles the Hitchcockian style. “Charade” is a wonderful film, full of suspense and action scenes, but it is also a comedy. I enjoyed it very much and I saw it several times. Audrey and Cary are nice together and the costumes designed by Hubert de Givenchy are also iconic.
Directed by Jean Negulesco, “Humoresque” is one of the great performances offered by Joan Crawford. Her co-star was another fine actor, John Garfield (best known for “The Postman Always Rings Twice”). Here are a few posters, most of them emphasizing the famous scene in which Crawford’s character commits suicide by throwing herself into the sea.