The Maltese falcon (Captioned)

United States, 1941

Film
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In this classic Humphrey Bogart film noir, John Huston sketches a dark cynical world with painfully deep perception. Sam Spade, Dashiell Hammett’s archetypal private eye, is caught in the desperate search for the jewelled falcon of Malta. Spade’s pursuit of his partner’s killer leads him to a group of individuals who want the black bird: Brigid O’Shaughnessy (Mary Astor), the beautiful femme fatale, cowardly Joel Cairo (Peter Lorre) and pompously inflated Kasper Gutman (Sydney Greenstreet) and as the falcon comes within their reach their intense greed is sharply etched. Huston also wrote the script.

Credits

director

John Huston

producer

Henry Blanke

production company

Warner Bros Pictures

Language

English

Duration

01:41:00:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

38606

Audience classification

PG

Subject categories

Adaptations

Closed captioning

Courtroom, Crime, Espionage & Thrillers

Courtroom, Crime, Espionage & Thrillers → Detective and mystery films

Courtroom, Crime, Espionage & Thrillers → Film noir

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - United States

Literature → American literature - Film and video adaptations

Sound/audio

Captioned

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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