The Maltese Falcon (1941)

Maltese Falcon
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 1hr 40mins.
Genres Crime, Adaptation
Keywords detective, novel, suspenseful
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Robert Foulk Script Supervisor Dialogue Director 191 5000001
Arthur Edeson Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Dashiell Hammett Source Material (from novel) ("The Maltese Falcon") 120793 4000002
John Huston Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Hal B Wallis Executive Producer n/a 174 3000001
Henry Blanke Associate Producer n/a 171 3000002
Thomas Richards Editor Film Editor 172 7000001
Adolph Deutsch Music n/a 120781 8000001
Perc Westmore Makeup Artist n/a 120801 13000002
Oliver S Garretson Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Orry Kelly Costume Designer (gowns) 169 13000001
Robert Haas Art Director n/a 183 9000001
Leo F Forbstein Music Musical Director 120781 8000002
John Huston Director n/a 2 2000001
John Hamilton Actor Bryan 1 1000014
Gladys George Actor Iva Archer 1 1000005
Barton MacLane Actor Lt. of Detective Dundy 1 1000006
Peter Lorre Actor Joel Cairo 1 1000004
Sydney Greenstreet Actor Kasper Gutman 1 1000003
Mary Astor Actor Brigid O'Shaughnessy 1 1000002
Lee Patrick Actor Effie Perine 1 1000007
Ward Bond Actor Detective Tom Polhaus 1 1000008
Murray Alper Actor Frank Richman 1 1000012
Walter Huston Actor n/a 1 1000013
James L Burke Actor Luke 1 1000011
Elisha Cook Jr. Actor Wilmer Cook 1 1000010
Jerome Cowan Actor Miles Archer 1 1000009
Humphrey Bogart Actor Samuel Spade 1 1000001
Of all the adaptations of this Dashiell Hammett classic, "The Maltese Falcon" (1941) is often considered the best, and a career-defining role for Humphrey Bogart as detective Sam Spade. The movie was John Huston's directorial debut, and it's amazingly assured and seamless; the performances by Sydney Greenstreet, Mary Astor, Ward Bond and Elisha Cook Jr. are all unforgettable. The Academy thought so too; "The Maltese Falcon" was nominated for three Academy Awards, for Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor and Best Screenplay.