Friday Matinee: The Maltese Falcon
Hard-boiled detective Sam Spade (Humphrey Bogart) gets caught up in the murderous search for a priceless statue.
Based on Dashiell Hamett’s novel, The Maltese Falcon was John Huston’s first film as director, in a career that lasted decades, and arguably defined the style of American film noir movies for the next decade.
Featuring crisp dialogue brought to life by Bogart at his most iconic, as well as Mary Astor, Peter Lorre and an Oscar-nominated Sydney Greenstreet.
‘This is one of the best examples of actionful and suspenseful melodramatic storytelling in cinematic form’ - Variety
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