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The Maltese Falcon (1941) was a Crime - Film Noir Film directed by John Huston and produced by Hal B. Wallis and Henry Blanke.

The film was based on the novel of the same name and also Black Mask Magazine Serial written by Dashiell Hammett published in 1930 (novel); year n/a (magazine).

The Maltese Falcon was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1989.

Academy Awards 1941 --- Ceremony Number 14 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Supporting ActorSydney GreenstreetNominated
Best PictureWarner Bros.Nominated
Best WritingJohn HustonNominated
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The Maltese Falcon (1931, Roy Del Ruth)

By Andrew Wickliffe on Mar 28, 2019 From The Stop Button

Not to be too obvious, but I really wasn?t expecting a twist ending for The Maltese Falcon. But only because I?ve? read the book, seen the 1941 version, seen spoofs of it; I sort of figured I?d be able to guess the plot turns. And I did, right up until the end, when Falcon shows its been doing an en... Read full article


The Maltese Falcon (1931, Roy Del Ruth)

By Andrew Wickliffe on Mar 28, 2019 From The Stop Button

Not to be too obvious, but I really wasn?t expecting a twist ending for The Maltese Falcon. But only because I?ve? read the book, seen the 1941 version, seen spoofs of it; I sort of figured I?d be able to guess the plot turns. And I did, right up until the end, when Falcon shows its been doing an en... Read full article


The Maltese Falcon (1931, Roy Del Ruth)

on Mar 28, 2019 From The Stop Button

Not to be too obvious, but I really wasn?t expecting a twist ending for The Maltese Falcon. But only because I?ve? read the book, seen the 1941 version, seen spoofs of it; I sort of figured I?d be able to guess the plot turns. And I did, right up until the end, when Falcon shows its been doing an en... Read full article


The Maltese Falcon (1931, Roy Del Ruth)

on Mar 28, 2019 From The Stop Button

Not to be too obvious, but I really wasn?t expecting a twist ending for The Maltese Falcon. But only because I?ve? read the book, seen the 1941 version, seen spoofs of it; I sort of figured I?d be able to guess the plot turns. And I did, right up until the end, when Falcon shows its been doing an en... Read full article


Review: The Maltese Falcon (1941)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Nov 2, 2016 From 4 Star Films

Dashiell Hammet’s “blonde satan” Sam Spade is an icon of not only 20th-century literature?but also 20th-century cinema, thanks in part to Humphrey ?Bogart and John Huston.?He’s the cynical, hard-nosed, unsentimental P.I. whose general unpredictability sometimes leads to angry... Read full article


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Quotes from

Sam Spade: All we've got is that maybe you love me and maybe I love you.
Brigid O'Shaughnessy: You know whether you love me or not.
Sam Spade: Maybe I do. I'll have some rotten nights after I've sent you over, but that'll pass.


Kasper Gutman: The best goodbyes are short. Adieu.


Kasper Gutman: You're a close-mouthed man?
Sam Spade: Nah, I like to talk.
Kasper Gutman: Better and better. I distrust a close-mouthed man. He generally picks the wrong time to talk and says the wrong things. Talking's something you can't do judiciously, unless you keep in practice. Now, sir. We'll talk, if you like. I'll tell you right out, I am a man who likes talking to a man who likes to talk.
Sam Spade: Swell. Will we talk about the black bird?


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Facts about

The William Shakespeare reference that ends the film was suggested by Humphrey Bogart.
Kasper Gutman's (Sydney Greenstreet) repeated phrase of "By gad, sir..." was originally written to be "By God;" however, the script underwent changes when it clashed with the censors.
"The stuff that dreams are made of" was voted as the #14 movie quote by the American Film Institute. The line is paraphrased from William Shakespeare's "The Tempest": "We are such stuff as dream are made on, / And our little life is rounded with a sleep."
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