The Maltese Falcon (1941)

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It's thrilling . . . it's chilling . . . it's the most baffling mystery story in years!

Directed By John Huston Starring Humphrey Bogart  •  Mary Astor  •  Gladys George  •  Peter Lorre  •  Sydney Greenstreet Genres Based-on-20th-Century-Literature  •  Crime  •  Detective Film  •  Femme Fatale  •  Film Noir  •  Mystery Studios &
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Academy Award Nominated  •  National Film Registry  •  AFI's 100 Years...100 Thrills  •  Academy Award Best Picture Nominated  •  They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?  •  1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die  •  Roger Ebert's Great Movies  •  L.A. Noire 'Golden Film Reels' Collection  •  AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies 10th Anniversary Edition  •  Spike Lee's Essential Film List  •  Paste Magazine's 100 Best Film Noirs of All Time  •  Writers Guild of America's 101 Greatest Screenplays  •  1,000 Noir Films: They Shot Dark Pictures, Didn't They?
Release Info October 18, 1941
B&W  •  100 minutes NR Rated NR
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Comments (4)

 
Arthouse

Arthouse on 9/20/2014 Reply  · 

One of the best films ever. Great Noir.

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carayverson

carayverson on 12/10/2014 Reply  · 

I just found myself underwhelmed and bored.

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hambone88

hambone88 on 2/26/2017 Reply  · 

I wasn't missing out on much by not watching this.

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Eagleskywalker87

Eagleskywalker87 on 9/1/2017 Reply  · 

Welcome to my top 30! This is just my kind of film. Very dialogue driven and it has a great mystery. Humphrey Bogart makes it, though! If he wasn't casted, I honestly can't see this movie working. He hits all of the right notes and gives a good blend of smart, wit yet can be serious when the film needs him to be!

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