Maltese Falcon, The
Warner Bros. (1941)
Film-Noir, Mystery
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IMDB   8.2
1 hr 41 mins USA / English
DVD  Region 1   NR
Humphrey Bogart Sam Spade
Mary Astor Brigid O'Shaughnessy
Gladys George Iva Archer
Peter Lorre Joel Cairo
Barton MacLane Lt. of Detectives Dundy
Lee Patrick Effie Perine
Sydney Greenstreet Kasper Gutman
Ward Bond Detective Tom Polhaus
Jerome Cowan Miles Archer
Elisha Cook Jr. Wilmer Cook
Murray Alper Frank Richman
James Burke Luke
John Hamilton Bryan
John Huston
Producer Hal B. Wallis
Henry Blanke
Writer Dashiell Hammett
John Huston
Cinematography Arthur Edeson
Musician Adolph Deutsch

A gallery of high-living lowflies will stop at nothing to get their sweaty hands on a jewel-encrusted falcon. Detective Sam Spade (Humphrey Bogart) wants to find out why - and who;ll take the fall. This third screen version of Dashiell Hammett's novel is a film of firsts: John Huston's directorial debut, rotund Sydney Greenstreet's screen debut, film history's first film noir and Bogart's break through role after years as a Warner contract player.
An all-star cast (including Greenstreet, Mary Astor, Pete Lorre and Elisha Cook Jr.) join Bogart in this crisply written sizzler that placed in the top quarter of the American Film Institute's 100 Greatest American Films list. Many say it's the best detective drama ever. Each time you see it, you'll find it hard to disagree.
Edition Details
Distributor Warner Home Video
Chapters 28
Release Date 2002
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Standard 1.33:1 B&W
Subtitles English; French
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Mono [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Stereo
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

Becoming attractions: The trailers of Humphrey Bogart, a documentary look at Bogart's Warner Bros. Career through trailers of his films, hosted by Turner Classic Movies on-air personality Robert Osborne. A history of mystery essay.
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2 Theatrical Trailers
Languages and Subtitles: English &Francais