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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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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


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


1001 Classic Movies: The Maltese Falcon

By Amanda Garrett on May 9, 2016 From Old Hollywood Films

The Maltese Falcon (1941), starring Humphrey Bogart, Peter Lorre, Mary Astor, and Sydney Greenstreet, is one of the 1001 classic movies you should see. Each Monday, I'm going to recommend a classic movie you should see (for the reasons behind the 1001 series and reviews of earlier films covered g... Read full article


Chicago Film Club field trip: “The Maltese Falcon” February 21 at ShowPlace ICON at Roosevelt Road

By Stephen Reginald on Jan 26, 2016 From Classic Movie Man

Chicago Film Club field trip: “The Maltese Falcon” February 21 at ShowPlace ICON at Roosevelt Road Where: ShowPlace ICON, 150W Roosevelt Road, Chicago, IL 60605 When: February 21, 2015 Time: 2:00 p.m. Hosted by Stephen Reginald Run Time: 2 hours (approximate) Ticketing: Tickets a... Read full article


Film Noir of the Week: The Maltese Falcon

By Amanda Garrett on Jun 4, 2015 From Old Hollywood Films

This week's film noir is The Maltese Falcon (1941). Here's Humphrey Bogart, Peter Lorre, Mary Astor, and Sydney Greenstreet ogling the black bird. Director John Huston's classic The Maltese Falcon (1941) is one of the earliest and best films noir. Film noir was a popular genre of American movies... Read full article


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Sam Spade: When you're slapped, you'll take it and like it.


Kasper Gutman: Here's to plain speaking and clear understanding.


Sam Spade: If you kill me, how are you gonna get the bird? And if I know you can't afford to kill me, how are you gonna scare me into giving it to you?


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Facts about

Contrary to popular opinion, "It's the stuff that dreams are made of", spoken by Humphrey Bogart, is not the last line in the picture. Immediately after Bogart says that, Ward Bond, playing a detective, says, "Huh?" making that the last line in the picture.
A copy of John Huston's first draft script was accidentally sent to studio head Jack L. Warner as well as the film's designated producer, Henry Blanke. To his surprise, Warner loved the script and insisted that Huston started shooting it immediately.
The total cost of designing, casting and painting all of the Maltese Falcons prepared for the film was less than $700.00.
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