Film: The five best revivals

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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.


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.


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.


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


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