One cool-cat cultural icon pays tribute to another, when Hugh Hefner hosts Here's Looking at You, Humphrey Bogart, a 15-film series honoring the legendary Hollywood actor, with the Playboy publisher personally selecting his "essential five." Festivities commence with this weekend's The Petrified Forest , Bogart's 1936 career breakthrough; and 1937's Dead End , on Friday; the 1937 Bette Davis picture Marked Woman; and 1938 gangster flick Racket Busters on Saturday. In the weeks to come: certifiable classics Key Largo(1948), Dark Passage (1947), To Have and Have Not (1944), The Big Sleep (1946) and Casablanca(1942). The most essential Bogie of all, 1941's The Maltese Falcon, screens on March 25 -- that's the night Hef shows.
Fridays, Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.; Sat., March 6, 7:30 p.m. Starts: March 5. Continues through April 30, 2010