Satan Met a Lady

Satan Met a Lady

Bette Davis
Director: William Dieterle Cast: Bette Davis
Bette Davis
, Warren William
Warren William
, Alison Skipworth
Alison Skipworth
William Dieterle

DVD (Full Frame)

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While John Huston's screen adaptation of Dashiell Hammett's The Maltese Falcon is widely regarded as a screen classic, it wasn't the first time Hammett's novel had been brought to the screen, and this comedy drama offers a decidedly different spin on the same story. Detective Ted Shayne (Warren William) is hired by a woman named Valerie Purvis (Bette Davis) to find a woman named Mme. Barrabas (Alison Skipworth). Valerie, however, won't tell Ted what she wants from her, and as he tries to track down Barrabas, Barrabas' people come to him in search of Valerie. When Ted and Barrabas finally meet, she claims Valerie has a valuable piece of her property -- a jewel-encrusted ram's horn -- and she'll gladly pay Ted to return it to her. Certain Valerie hasn't been on the level with him, Ted asks his partner to trail her, but when Valerie discovers she's being watched, she kills the second detective. Unaware that she's killed Ted's partner, Valerie asks that Ted pick up a package for her from a ship arriving from Asia the next day, which Ted realizes is the precious horn that has caused all the trouble. Satan Met a Lady was actually the second feature film based on The Maltese Falcon; the first, also called The Maltese Falcon, was released in 1931.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/02/2015
UPC: 0888574281595
Original Release: 1936
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:14:00
Sales rank: 37,839

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Bette Davis Valerie Purvis
Warren William Ted Shayne
Alison Skipworth Mme. Barabbas
Arthur Treacher Anthony Travers
Winifred Shaw Astrid Ames
Marie Wilson Murgatroyd
Porter Hall Mr. Ames
Olin Howland Dunhill
Charles Wilson Pollock
Maynard Holmes Kenneth
Barbara Blane Babe
John Alexander Porter
May Beatty Mrs. Arden
Billy Bletcher Actor
James P. Burtis Actor
John Elliott City Father
Sol (Saul) Gorss Farrow
Stuart Holmes Actor
Joseph King McElroy
Alphonse Martell Headwaiter
Edward McWade Richards
Cliff Saum Night Watchman
Francis Sayles Detective
Eddie Shubert Detective
Huey White Taxi Driver
Douglas Williams Dock Walloper

Technical Credits
William Dieterle Director
Henry Blanke Producer
Arthur Edeson Cinematographer
Leo F. Forbstein Musical Direction/Supervision
Brown Holmes Screenwriter
Orry-Kelly Costumes/Costume Designer
Max Parker Art Director,Editor
Dashiell Hammett Source Author

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