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Maltese Falcon (The)

USA, English, 101 mins

  • Director: John Huston
  • Writer: Dashiell Hammett; John Huston
  • Producer: Henry Blanke; Hal B. Wallis

CGiii Comment

A classic?!?

It's definitely an unintentional comedy...cartoon characters, corny dialogue and 2 dimensional direction.

Humphrey, Humphrey, Humphrey...you should have been a comedian!


The(ir) Blurb...

Spade and Archer is the name of a San Francisco detective agency. That's for Sam Spade and Miles Archer. The two men are partners, but Sam doesn't like Miles much. A knockout, who goes by the name of Miss Wonderly, walks into their office; and by that night everything's changed. Miles is dead. And so is a man named Floyd Thursby. It seems Miss Wonderly is surrounded by dangerous men. There's Joel Cairo, who uses gardenia-scented calling cards. There's Kasper Gutman, with his enormous girth and feigned civility. Her only hope of protection comes from Sam, who is suspected by the police of one or the other murder. More murders are yet to come, and it will all be because of these dangerous men -- and their lust for a statuette of a bird: the Maltese Falcon.

Cast & Characters

Humphrey Bogart as Sam Spade;
Mary Astor as Brigid O'Shaughnessy;
Gladys George as Iva Archer;
Peter Lorre as Joel Cairo;
Barton MacLane as Det. Lt. Dundy;
Lee Patrick as Effie Perine;
Sydney Greenstreet as Kasper Gutman;
Ward Bond as Det. Tom Polhaus;
Jerome Cowan as Miles Archer;
Elisha Cook Jr. as Wilmer Cook;
James Burke as Luke;
Murray Alper as Frank Richman;
John Hamilton as District Attorney Bryan;
Charles Drake as Reporter;
Chester Gan as Bit part

From the same director:

Kremlin Letter (The) Misfits (The) Night of the Iguana (The) Reflections in a Golden Eye

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