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The Maltese Falcon

29 Ratings: 4.7
1941 motion picture starring Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor and Sydney Greenstreet.

The Maltese Falcon is a 1941 Warner Bros. film written and directed by John Huston, based on the novel of the same name by Dashiell Hammett, and starring Humphrey Bogart as private investigator Sam Spade, Mary Astor as his femme fatale client, Sydney … see full wiki

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Director: John Huston
Release Date: October 3, 1941
2 reviews about The Maltese Falcon
review by . February 01, 2009
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John Huston's debut as a director is a gem.  In fact, "The Maltese Falcon" has been included on many lists as one of the greatest films of all-time.  Humprhey Bogart stars as detective Samuel Spade who along with his partner Miles Archer (Jerome Cowan) are engaged by the stunningly beautiful Ruth Wonderly (Mary Astor) to assist her in locating her sister.  But Wunderly has completely misrepresented her situation to the boys and is involved in something far more sinister.  …
review by . July 17, 2003
posted in Movie Hype
There are so many archetypes in this film because it is based on one of several books written by Dashiell Hammett who invested detective fiction with so many innovations of his own. The result is a delightful film in which private investigator Sam Spade (Bogart) attempts to answer a series of questions which somehow seem much more important to him than they do to those who see this film. The screenplay is based on one of Hammett's novels and was written by John Huston. This is also the first film …
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