The Haunting, Curse of the Cat People and Firestone Walker’s Helldorado

We realize that Halloween is over, but we think scary movies can be enjoyed all year long.

In this podcast we are talking about 1963’s “The Haunting,” (not the horrible 1999 remake), and 1944’s “The Curse Of The Cat People,” and drinking Helldorado by Firestone Walker. Both movies are directed by Robert Wise, whose filmography is all over the map, including the original “Star Trek” movie, “The Sound of Music” and “West Side Story.”


This podcast is kind of a sequel to our very first podcast, in which we discussed the original “Cat People” from 1942. Have our feelings changed about “Cat People” in the past year? You’ll have to listen to find out.

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The Haunting (1963)

The Curse Of The Cat People (1944)

The Maltese Falcon and Sierra Nevada’s Bigfoot Barleywine

“I distrust a man who says ‘when.’ If he’s got to be careful not to drink too much, it’s because he’s not to be trusted when he does.” -Kasper Gutman in “The Maltese Falcon”

In this podcast, we are drinking Bigfoot Barleywine aged in whiskey barrels from Sierra Nevada and talking about “The Maltese Falcon” … all three of them. We know what you are thinking, “Wait, there’s more than one Maltese Falcon?” Don’t say Old Movies, New Beer never taught you anything.


Along with the classic Humphrey Bogart-starring “Maltese Falcon,” we talk about the first “Maltese Falcon,” a precode film from 1931, and the comedy take on the same story in 1936 titled “Satan Met A Lady,” starring Bette Davis.

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A clip from The Maltese Falcon (1931)

Satan Met A Lady (1936)

The Maltese Falcon (1941)