Bette Davis in Satan Met a Lady (1936). Interestingly enough, this footage wasn’t used in the film; another angle was edited in when Davis says this line. The shot comes from the trailer, which is why the quality is, alas, not as good as one might hope.
Here is my contribution to the Lets Draw Sherlock movie challenge.
No doubt it is unimaginative of me to cast Sherlock and John as partners in a private detective agency - but it works for me.
So here they are in The Maltese Falcon, the first and one of the best of the films noir. They are shown here in an early scene, in which they are consulted by an alluring client who ultimately turns out to be a liar and a manipulator in league with a criminal mastermind. I cast Irene Adler in that role.
In the movie, one of the partners is killed (That’s not a spoiler; it drives the plot.), but this is my AU, so that’s not going to happen.
It’s a fabulous movie; if you haven’t seen it, consider adding it to your queue.
“I’m not good-looking. I used to be but not any more…. What I have got is I have character in my face. It’s taken an awful lot of late nights and drinking to put it there. When I go to work in a picture, I say, ‘Don’t take the lines out of my face. Leave them there.’”