The Maltese Falcon (1941 film)

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The Maltese Falcon
Theatrical release poster
Directit bi John Huston
Screenplay bi John Huston
Based on The Maltese Falcon
bi Dashiell Hammett
Muisic bi Adolph Deutsch
Cinematografie Arthur Edeson
Eeditit bi Thomas Richards
Distributit bi Warner Bros.
Release date
  • October 3, 1941 (1941-10-03) (New York Ceety)
  • October 18, 1941 (1941-10-18) (Unitit States)
Runnin time
101 minutes
Kintra Unitit States
Leid Inglis
Budget $381,000[1]

The Maltese Falcon is a 1941 film noir directit bi John Huston in his directorial debut. Huston's screenplay wis based on the novelle o the same name bi Dashiell Hammett.[2][3] The film starns Humphrey Bogart as private investigator Sam Spade an Mary Astor as his femme fatale client. Gladys George, Peter Lorre, an Sydney Greenstreet co-starn, wi Greenstreet appearin in his film debut. The story follaes a San Francisco private detective an his dealins wi three unscrupulous adventurers, aw o whom are competin tae obtain a jewel-encrusted falcon statuette.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "The Maltese Falcon". AFI Catalog of Feature Films (American Film Institute). Retrieved August 8, 2015. 
  2. Variety film review; October 1, 1941, page 9.
  3. Harrison's Reports film review; October 4, 1941, page 159.