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 John Huston Starring Humphrey Bogart Humphrey Bogart  •  Mary Astor Mary Astor  •  Gladys George Gladys George  •  Peter Lorre Peter Lorre  •  Sydney Greenstreet Sydney Greenstreet Genres Based-on-20th-Century-Literature  •  Crime  •  Detective Film  •  Femme Fatale  •  Film Noir  •  Mystery Studios &
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 1941-10-18T00:00:00Z October 18, 1941
B&W  •  100 minutes NR Rated NR
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Eagleskywalker87 said on 6/18/2018

"My two favourite Bogart movies. Maltese Falcon is the best and quintessential film noir but..." more ►

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Arthouse on 9/20/2014 Reply  · 

One of the best films ever. Great Noir.

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carayverson on 12/10/2014 Reply  · 

I just found myself underwhelmed and bored.

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hambone88 on 2/26/2017 Reply  · 

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

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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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SlackerInc on 3/24/2021 Reply  · 

A mixed bag. Bogey’s Sam Spade is an incredible character, and there are some other great ones in supporting roles. Some brilliant and very funny lines of dialogue as well. But the plot is a convoluted melodramatic mess, with most of the action taking place offscreen and being explained in lengthy villain monologues.

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