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The Maltese Falcon (1941)

Episode #140

Warner Bros. Pictures Inc. released The Maltese Falcon on October 18, 1941. John Huston directed the film starring Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, and Gladys George.

‘The Maltese Falcon’ Movie Synopsis

In The Maltese Falcon, Spade and Archer is a detective agency in San Francisco. While Sam Spade and Miles Archer are partners, Sam doesn’t care for Miles that much. When a woman calling herself Miss Wonderly walks into their office for a job, Miles winds up dead while investigating. Soon a man named Floyd Thursby turns up dead too. It seems Miss Wonderly is involved with a few dangerous men with unknown intentions. One is Joel Cairo—who loves gardenia-scented calling cards, if you know what I mean. The other is a large man named Kasper Gutman. Wonderly hopes Sam can solve the case as the police suspect her in the murders. As Spade digs deeper into the case, he finds more murders, tons of lies, and the three’s insatiable quest for a statuette they call the Maltese Falcon.

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Warner Bros. Pictures Inc. released The Maltese Falcon on October 18, 1941. John Huston directed the film which starred Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, and Gladys George.

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  1. Funny that you guys debate whether this or How Green deserved best picture in 1941, without mentioning citizen Kane was a nominee that year!
    FYI the previous versions of this film are included on the special edition dvd.

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