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Title: Maltese Falcon

Date: 1941
Type: Thriller
Rating: 5 Stars 5/5
Colour: Black and White
Director: John Huston
Producer: Hal B Wallis

Private detective Sam Spade (Humphrey Bogart) is approached by a woman (Mary Astor) to find her sister and the man she ran off with. However when his partner is killed investigating this, it becomes apparent that things are not what they seem. She is actually in possession of the Falcon which is highly valuable and various other people are also on the trail of the falcon. John Huston directs one of the best examples of the film-noir style of film making. What also makes this film is the casting. Humphrey Bogart is very good as the private detective with good support from Peter Lorre and Sydney Greenstreet as the criminals. There is also a good performance from Mary Astor as the femme fatale, Gladys George as dead man's wife and good support from Lee Patrick as the secretary.


Humphrey BogartHumphrey Bogart
Peter LorrePeter Lorre
Mary AstorMary Astor
Gladys GeorgeGladys George
Sydney GreenstreetSydney Greenstreet
Lee PatrickLee Patrick
Jerome CowanJerome Cowan


Nomination Best Picture
Maltese Falcon