The Maltese Falcon (1941)HD Closed Captioning
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About the Film
Academy Award winner Humphrey Bogart stars in this classic film noir as tough San Francisco private detective Sam Spade in the classic, convoluted story of Spade's involvement with a deadly band of international thieves who will lie, double cross and murder to obtain a small, jewel-encrusted statue known as The Maltese Falcon. Sam Spade's (Bogart) partner, Miles Archer (Jerome Cowan), accepts a job protecting a young woman (Mary Astor). Neither Spade nor Archer believe the woman or the story she tells them, but they do believe her money. Then, when Archer is murdered, Spade's search for the killer drags him in the web of lies and death spun by the desperate people seeking The Maltese Falcon.
Probably the best film ever made. Flawless, riveting plot and acting gold from Bogey, Peter Lorre, Sydney Greenstreet and, well, everyone. Myth, mystery and more double crosses than you can shake a stick at. Film noir at its inception and it's peak. Buy this film already!
Bogey is at his best here playing the private eye he does so well. Great supporting cast of Peter Lorre, Sydney Greenstreet and Mary Astor.
A Great Mystery
I haven't actually seen this yet; but I think I ought to. What do you reckon? About time for a whodunnit type film classic scenario, I'd say. And I have been to Malta as well.
- Genre: Thriller
- Released: 1941
- © 1941 A Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.