75th anniversary screenings of iconic film this week in two Chattanooga area theaters

If you go

› What: “The Maltese Falcon”› Tickets: $13.66 plus handling fee› Tickets: www.FathomEvents.com or theater box office› Locations: Carmike East Ridge 18, 5080 South Terrace, 2 p.m. today, 7 p.m. Wednesday; Regal Hamilton Place, 2000 Hamilton Place Blvd, 2 and 7 p.m. today and Wednesday

Five ways ‘Maltese Falcon’ changed movies

The late movie critic Roger Ebert called “The Maltese Falcon,” the “great divide,” naming five changes that occurred after its 1941 release that were not true before.1. The movie defined Humphrey Bogart’s performances for the rest of his life. Hard-boiled Sam Spade rescued him from a decade of middling roles in B gangster movies and positioned him for “Casablanca,” “Treasure of the Sierra Madre,” “The African Queen” and his other classics.2. It was the first film directed by John Huston, who for more than 40 years would be a prolific maker of movies that were muscular, stylish and daring.3.