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.

Here the IMDB link.
Laurence Fishburne Tackles Bogart at ‘The Maltese Falcon’ Live Read
The 1941 noir film The Maltese Falcon got a modern update on Thursday night thanks to Film Independent's Live Read series created by filmmaker Jason Reitman. Starring Humphrey Bogart as a private detective in the search of falcon statue, The Maltese Falcon, it was hailed as the first true noir film and one of Bogart’s top performances.

Might I remind you Mr. Spade that you may have the falcon, but we certainly have you.


Humphrey DeForest Bogart

(December 25, 1899 – January 14, 1957)

“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.’”


Happy Noirvember! Celebrate with these ten Certified Fresh films from the noir era:

Click through each film to read classic and contemporary critic reviews