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The Maltese Falcon (1941), John Huston. Movie Reviews

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The Maltese Falcon is a 1941 film noir directed by John Huston. Starring Humphrey Bogart (Casablanca) and Mary Astor.

The Maltese Falcon Plot

Sam Spade (Humphrey Bogart) is a private eye who gets involved in the hunt for a statuette 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 (Mary Astor). (Filmaffinity)

The Maltese Falcon (1941)
The Maltese Falcon (1941)

Movie Reviews

“A fast mystery-thriller with quality and charm (…) Much of the quality of the picture lies in its excellent revelation of character (…) Don’t miss ‘The Maltese Falcon’ if your taste is for mystery fare” Bosley Crowther: The New York Times 

“This is one of the best examples of actionful and suspenseful melodramatic story telling in cinematic form. Unfolding a most intriguing and entertaining murder mystery, picture displays outstanding excellence in writing, direction, acting and editing” Variety

“Boldly manipulating light and shadow (…) Bogart’s iconic performance (…) was equally revolutionary (…) Bogart made selfish and unredeemable likable, and the antihero was born.” Jeff Labrecque: Entertainment Weekly 

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The Maltese Falcon (1941)
The Maltese Falcon (1941)

Movie title: The Maltese Falcon

Movie description: Sam Spade (Humphrey Bogart) is a private eye who gets involved in the hunt for a statuette 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 (Mary Astor). (Filmaffinity)

Date published: January 23, 2021

Country: United States

Duration: 100 mins.

Author: Martin Cid

Director(s): John Huston

Actor(s): Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Gladys George, Peter Lorre, Barton MacLane, Lee Patrick, Sydney Greenstreet

Genre: Thriller, Film Noir

Overall
9/10
9/10
Martin Cid
Martin Cidhttps://martincid.com/author/martincid/
Founder and editor on MCM. Author of 14 books

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