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The Maltese Falcon

In this noir classic, detective Sam Spade (Humphrey Bogart) gets more than he bargained for when he takes a case brought to him by a beautiful but secretive woman (Mary Astor). As soon as Miss Wonderly shows up, trouble follows as Sam's partner is murdered and Sam is accosted by a man (Peter Lorre) demanding he locate a valuable statuette. Sam, entangled in a dangerous web of crime and intrigue, soon realizes he must find the one thing they all seem to want: the bejeweled Maltese falcon.

The Maltese Falcon
Cast:

Humphrey Bogart
Mary Astor
Gladys George
Peter Lorre
Barton MacLane
Sydney Greenstreet
Elisha Cook Jr.

Director:
John Huston

Written by:
John Huston, Dashiell Hammett

Distributor:
Warner Bros.

Budget:
$381,000

Awards:

Academy Awards - Best Picture (Nominated)
Academy Awards - Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Nominated)
Academy Awards - Best Writing, Screenplay (Nominated)



Rotten Tomatoes Score:
100%