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The Maltese Falcon (1941)

Updated: Jul 14, 2022

San Francisco private detective Sam Spade takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a gorgeous liar, and their quest for a priceless statuette, with the stakes rising after his partner is murdered.

Elevator scene from The Maltese Falcon (1941)
Elevator scene from The Maltese Falcon (1941)

The Maltese Falcon (1941) Movie Poster
The Maltese Falcon (1941) Movie Poster


  • John Huston



  • John Huston

Based on The Maltese Falcon

  • Dashiell Hammett


  • Humphrey Bogart as Sam Spade

  • Mary Astor as Ruth Wonderly/Brigid O'Shaughnessy

  • Gladys George as Iva Archer

  • Peter Lorre as Joel Cairo

  • Barton MacLane as Lieutenant Dundy

  • Lee Patrick as Effie Perine

  • Sydney Greenstreet as Kasper Gutman

  • Ward Bond as Detective Tom Polhaus

  • Jerome Cowan as Miles Archer

  • Elisha Cook Jr. as Wilmer Cook

  • James Burke as Luke, hotel detective

  • Murray Alper as Frank Richman, taxi driver

  • John Hamilton as District Attorney Bryan

  • Walter Huston as Captain Jacoby (uncredited)

Sources: IMDB & WIKI


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