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The Maltese Falcon
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4 Stars
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Rating: NR Year: 1941 Category: Drama
Director: John Huston Time: 101 min. Writer: Dashiell Hammett & John Hustoon

Mine: Bogey is the king as is John Huston. This is a masterpiece of dialog and style over a convoluted plot. Better every time I see it.
Leonard Maltin/Plot synopsis: Outstanding detective drama improves with each viewing; Bogey is Dashiell Hammett's "hero" Sam Spade, Astor his client, Lorre the evasive Joel Cairo, Greenstreet (in his talkie film debut) the Fat Man, and Cook the neurotic gunsel Wilmer. Huston's first directorial effort (which he also scripted) moves at lightning pace, with cameo by his father Walter Huston as Captain Jacobi. Previously filmed in 1931 and in 1936 (as SATAN MET A LADY). Also shown in computer-colored version.
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Humphrey Bogart Humphrey Bogart as:
Sam Spade
Mary Astor as:
Brigid O'Shaughnessy
Gladys George as:
Iva Archer
Peter Lorre as:
Joel Cairo
Barton MacLeane as:
Det. Dundy
Sydney Greenstreet as:
Kasper Gutman
Ward Bond as:
Det. Tom Polhaus
Jerome Cowan as:
Miles Archer