12/25/2019 MinneCulture Presents

MinneCulture Presents
December 25, 2019

DJs: Micah Whetstone


This week on the program, we are going to feature two stories — each¬†starring Christmas Baby,¬†Humphrey Bogart. Born on December 25, 1899 in New York City, Bogart’s screen career lasted almost 30 years as he appeared in over 75 feature films. We‚Äôll hear two of his¬†most notable¬†roles adapted for radio by a charitable anthology series called¬†The Screen Guild Players.

The Maltese Falcon from the Screen Guild Players
After his partner is killed, private detective Sam Spade takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a gorgeous liar, and their quest for a priceless statuette. Originally broadcast September 20th, 1943 with original film stars Humphrey Bogart, Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre, and Mary Astor.

Casablanca from the Screen Guild Players
In World War II Morocco, seething with European refugees desperate for passage to neutral Lisbon, only a world-weary and bitter nightclub owner can help his former lover and her Resistance-hero husband escape from the Nazis. Originally broadcast on April 26th, 1943 with Ingrid Bergman and Humphrey Bogart reprising their film roles.