The Maltese Falcon (1941)

Highly Recommended
John Huston's The Maltese Falcon is a striking, well-crafted mystery thriller, featuring memorable femmes fatales, unforgettable villains, and Bogie at his absolute coolest.

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"John Huston made his directorial debut with this classic film noir adaptation of Dashiel Hammett's novel, starring Humphrey Bogart and Mary Astor. Sam Spade (Bogart) is a cynical private eye caught up in the hunt for a jewel-encrusted falcon while searching for the murderer of his partner, Miles Archer (Jerome Cowan). His fellow treasure hunters include a sinister 'little and large' act (Peter Lorre and Sydney Greenstreet), a psychotic tearaway (Elisha Cook Jr), and the duplicitous femme fatale, Brigid O'Shaughnessy (Astor)." Warner Bros


File under: 1941, USAJohn Huston, Dashiell Hammett