The Maltese Falcon | 1941

Crime, Adaptation
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 ...more

Cast

... Samuel Spade

Actor

... Brigid O'Shaughnessy

Actor

... Kasper Gutman

Actor

... Joel Cairo

Actor

... Iva Archer

Actor

... Lt. of Detective Dundy

Actor

... Effie Perine

Actor

... Detective Tom Polhaus

Actor

... Miles Archer

Actor

... Wilmer Cook

Actor

... Luke

Actor

... Frank Richman

Actor

Writers

Screenplay

Source Material (from novel)

Company

Color Systems Technology

Production Company

Synopsis

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.

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