> while i've not seen the cortez version, i would argue that there is a fair
> degree of menace to bogart's spade. his scene with mary astor (the one that
> ends with "oh, you're good") is one that reeks of danger; as a viewer, i'm
> never sure that he won't ignore or even hurt her.
Perhaps I'm alone in this, but I always thought that someone
better than Mary Astor could've played the role. It's not
just that dated look either.
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