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The Maltese Falcon (1941)

100 min - Crime, Drama, Thriller - 18 November 1941
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Spade and Archer is the name of a San Francisco detective agency. That's for Sam Spade and Miles Archer. The two men are partners, but Sam doesn't like Miles much. A knockout, who goes by the name of Miss Wanderly, walks into their office; and by that night everything's changed. Miles is dead. And so is a man named Floyd Thursby. It seems Miss Wanderly is surrounded by dangerous men. There's Joel Cairo, who uses gardenia-scented calling cards. There's Kasper Gutman, with his enormous girth and feigned civility. Her only hope of protection comes from Sam, who is suspected by the police of one or the other murder. More murders are yet to come.

Director:  John Huston
Stars:  Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Gladys George, Peter Lorre, Barton MacLane, Lee Patrick, Sydney Greenstreet, Ward Bond, Jerome Cowan, Elisha Cook Jr., James Burke, Murray Alper, John Hamilton, William Hopper, Walter Huston, Emory Parnell, Charles Drake, Creighton Hale, Robert Homans, Hank Mann, Jack Mower, Chester Gan

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Spade and Archer is the name of a San Francisco detective agency. That's for Sam Spade and Miles Archer. The two men are partners, but Sam doesn't like Miles much. A knockout, who goes by the name of Miss Wanderly, walks into their office; and by that night everything's changed. Miles is dead. And so is a man named Floyd Thursby. It seems Miss Wanderly is surrounded by dangerous men. There's Joel Cairo, who uses gardenia-scented calling cards. There's Kasper Gutman, with his enormous girth and feigned civility. Her only hope of protection comes from Sam, who is suspected by the police of one or the other murder. More murders are yet to come.



Tagline: A story as EXPLOSIVE as his BLAZING automatics!

Genres: Crime, Drama, Thriller

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Language:  English
Release Date:  18 November 1941

Box Office

Budget:  $375,000
Revenue:  $1,000,000

Company Credits

Production Companies:  Warner Bros.

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 40 min

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