The Maltese Falcon Movie Review 1941

Information and Film Reviews for The Maltese Falcon the Movie

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After the death of his partner, detective Sam Spade (Bogart) finds himself enmeshed in a complicated, intriguing search for a priceless statuette. "It's the stuff dreams are made of," says Bogart of the Falcon. Excellent, fast-paced film noir with outstanding performances, great dialogue, and concentrated attention to details. Director Huston's first film and Greenstreet's talky debut. First of several films starring Bogart and Astor. Based on the novel by Dashiell Hammett. Also available colorized.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 101 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Crime Drama, Private Eyes, Film Noir, Femme Fatale, Books to Film: Dashiell Hammett, Director/Star Teams: Huston & Bogart, San Francisco, 4 Bones
John Huston
Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Peter Lorre, Sydney Greenstreet, Ward Bond, Barton MacLane, Gladys George, Lee Patrick, Elisha Cook, Jerome Cowan, Walter Huston
Arthur Edeson
John Huston
Adolph Deutsch
Thomas Richards
Warner Bros.


AFI 1998: Top 100, Natl. Film Reg. 1989.

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