The Maltese falcon

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Warner Home Video,
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After two previous film versions of Dashiell Hammett's detective classic The Maltese Falcon, Warner Bros. finally got it right in 1941--or, rather, John Huston, a long-established screenwriter making his directorial debut, got it right, simply by adhering as closely as possible to the original. Taking over from a recalcitrant George Raft, Humphrey Bogart achieved true stardom as Sam Spade, a hard-boiled San Francisco private eye who can be as unscrupulous as the next guy but also adheres to his own personal code of honor. Into the offices of the Spade & Archer detective agency sweeps a Miss Wonderly (Mary Astor), who offers a large retainer to Sam and his partner Miles Archer (Jerome Cowan) if they'll protect her from someone named Floyd Thursby. The detectives believe neither Miss Wonderly nor her story, but they believe her money. Since Archer saw her first, he takes the case -- and later that evening he is shot to death, as is the mysterious Thursby. Miss Wonderly's real name turns out to be Brigid O'Shaughnessey, and, as the story continues, Sam is also introduced to the effeminate Joel Cairo (Peter Lorre) and the fat, erudite Kasper Gutman (Sydney Greenstreet, in his film debut). It turns out that Brigid, Cairo and Gutman are all international scoundrels, all involved in the search for a foot-high, jewel-encrusted statuette in the shape of a falcon. Though both Cairo and Gutman offer Spade small fortunes to find the "black bird," they are obviously willing to commit mayhem and murder towards that goal: Gutman, for example, drugs Spade and allows his "gunsel" Wilmer (Elisha Cook Jr.) to kick and beat the unconscious detective. This classic film noir detective yarn gets better with each viewing, which is more than can be said for the first two Maltese Falcons and the ill-advised 1975 "sequel" The Black Bird. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
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Treacher, Arthur,1894-1975.
Richards, Thomas,1899-1946.
Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967),presenter,film porduction company.
Wilson, Marie,1916-1972.
Low, Warren,1905-1989.
ISBN:
9780790748405
9780780664753
9781419814839
UPC:
012569501225
012569676015
883929154296
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auth_author2Alper, Murray, 1904-
Astor, Mary, 1906-1987,
Astor, Mary, 1906-1987.
Blanke, Henry, 1901-1981.
Bogart, Humphrey, 1899-1957,
Bogart, Humphrey, 1899-1957.
Bond, Ward, 1903-1960.
Burke, James, 1886-1968.
Cook, Elisha, Jr.
Cortez, Ricardo, 1899-1977.
Cowan, Jerome, 1897-1972.
Daniels, Bebe, 1901-1971.
Davis, Bette, 1908-1989.
Del Ruth, Roy, 1893-1961.
Deutsch, Adolph, 1897-1980.
Dieterle, William, 1893-1972.
Digges, Dudley, 1879-1947.
Edeson, Arthur, 1891-1970.
Elliott, Robert, 1879-1951.
Forbstein, Leo F.
Frye, Dwight, 1899-1943.
Fulton, Maude, 1881-1950.
George, Gladys, 1904-1954,
George, Gladys, 1904-1954.
Greenstreet, Sydney,
Greenstreet, Sydney.
Hall, Porter, 1888-1953.
Hamilton, John, 1887-1958.
Hammett, Dashiell, 1894-1961.
Holmes, Brown.
Howland, Olin, 1886-1959.
Huston, John, 1906-1987,
Huston, John, 1906-1987.
Long, Walter, 1879-1952.
Lorre, Peter,
Lorre, Peter.
Low, Warren, 1905-1989.
Luick, Earl, 1904-
MacDonald, J. Farrell, 1875-1952.
MacLane, Barton, 1902-1969,
MacLane, Barton, 1902-1969.
Marks, George.
Matiesen, Otto, d. 1932.
Merkel, Una, 1903-1986.
Orry-Kelly, 1897-1964.
Patrick, Lee, 1901-1982,
Patrick, Lee, 1901-1982.
Rees, William, d. 1961.
Richards, Thomas, 1899-1946.
Richards, Thomas.
Shaw, Winifred, 1899-1982.
Skipworth, Alison, 1863-1952.
Todd, Thelma, 1905-1935.
Treacher, Arthur, 1894-1975.
Wallis, Hal B., 1899-1986,
Wallis, Hal B., 1899-1986.
William, Warren, 1895-1948.
Wilson, Charles C. 1894-1948.
Wilson, Marie, 1916-1972.
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Astor, Mary,1906-1987,actor.
Astor, Mary,1906-1987.
Blanke, Henry,1901-1981.
Bogart, Humphrey,1899-1957,actor.
Bogart, Humphrey,1899-1957.
Bond, Ward,1903-1960.
Burke, James,1886-1968.
Cook, Elisha,Jr.
Cortez, Ricardo,1899-1977.
Cowan, Jerome,1897-1972.
Daniels, Bebe,1901-1971.
Davis, Bette,1908-1989.
Del Ruth, Roy,1893-1961.
Deutsch, Adolph,1897-1980.
Dieterle, William,1893-1972.
Digges, Dudley,1879-1947.
Edeson, Arthur,1891-1970.
Elliott, Robert,1879-1951.
First National Pictures, Inc.
First National Pictures.
Forbstein, Leo F.
Frye, Dwight,1899-1943.
Fulton, Maude,1881-1950.
George, Gladys,1904-1954,actor.
George, Gladys,1904-1954.
Greenstreet, Sydney,actor.
Greenstreet, Sydney.
Hall, Porter,1888-1953.
Hamilton, John,1887-1958.
Hammett, Dashiell,1894-1961.Maltese falcon.
Holmes, Brown.
Howland, Olin,1886-1959.
Huston, John,1906-1987,director,screenwriter.
Huston, John,1906-1987.
Long, Walter,1879-1952.
Lorre, Peter,actor.
Lorre, Peter.
Low, Warren,1905-1989.
Luick, Earl,1904-
MacDonald, J. Farrell,1875-1952.
MacLane, Barton,1902-1969,actor.
MacLane, Barton,1902-1969.
Marks, George.
Matiesen, Otto,d. 1932.
Merkel, Una,1903-1986.
Orry-Kelly,1897-1964.
Patrick, Lee,1901-1982,actor.
Patrick, Lee,1901-1982.
Rees, William,d. 1961.
Richards, Thomas,1899-1946.
Richards, Thomas.
Shaw, Winifred,1899-1982.
Skipworth, Alison,1863-1952.
Todd, Thelma,1905-1935.
Treacher, Arthur,1894-1975.
Wallis, Hal B.,1899-1986,producer.
Wallis, Hal B.,1899-1986.
Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967)
Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967),presenter,film porduction company.
Warner Home Video (Firm)
Warner Home Video (Firm),publisher.
William, Warren,1895-1948.
Wilson, Charles C.1894-1948.
Wilson, Marie,1916-1972.
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Feature films -- Video recordings for French speakers
Fiction films
Film noir
Films for the hearing impaired
Mystery -- Feature
Mystery films
Private investigators -- United States -- Drama
San Francisco (Calif.) -- Drama
Spade, Sam (Fictitious character) -- Drama
Suspense films
Thriller -- Feature
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
title_displayThe Maltese falcon
title_fullThe Maltese falcon / Warner Bros. Pictures presents a Warner Bros. - First National picture ; directed by John Huston ; screenplay by John Huston ; executive producer, Hal B. Wallis
The Maltese falcon [videorecording] / Warner Bros. Pictures Inc. ; First National Pictures ; executive producer, Hal B. Wallis ; associate producer, Henry Blanke ; screen play by John Huston ; director of photography, Arthur Edeson ; directed by John Huston
The Maltese falcon [videorecording] / a Warner Bros.-First National Picture ; screen play by John Huston ; directed by John Huston
title_shortThe Maltese falcon
topic_facetAsesinato
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Spade, Sam (Fictitious character)
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