Film: The five best revivals

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1

To Have and Have Not (NFT)

This week, the NFT launches a "Classic Bogart" season, and there's no better place to begin than Howard Hawks' terrific wartime melodrama; it put Bogart and Bacall together for the first time.

2

The Philadelphia Story (Curzon Soho)

As civilised and graceful as any romantic comedy ever made, it features a once-only pairing of Cary Grant and James Stewart, who play opposite each other like two great jazzmen in a spirit of mutual regard.

3

It's a Wonderful Life (Curzon Soho)

Despite its reputation as a national treasure, Frank Capra's hymn to small-town selflessness is fraught with all kinds of contradictions and blind spots. James Stewart is magnificent in the lead role.

4

The Roaring Twenties (NFT)

Raoul Walsh's 939 gangster melodrama featuring Bogie as a tough- guy racketeer opposite James Cagney was a massive hit for Warners' and a fine swansong for the genre. Wed 6.5pm

5

The Maltese Falcon (NFT)

John Huston's superb adaptation of the Dashiell Hammett novel offered Bogart one of his signature roles as the hard-nut detective Sam Spade ("When you're slapped, you'll take it and like it"). Fri 8.45pm

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