Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Gladys George, Peter Lorre
John Huston (Director), John Huston (Screenplay), Dashiell Hammett (Screenplay)
Released: Nov. 18th, 1941
Runtime: 1 hour, 40 minutes
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....
The Maltese Falcon is an immortal film that set the tone for all the noir films that would follow over the next 20 years and it is also one of the best director debuts of all time, as it was the legendary John Huston's first film.
The Maltese Falcon (John Huston, 1941)
Director: John Huston
Writers: John Huston(screenplay), Dashiell Hammett(novel)
Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Gladys George, Peter Lorre, Sydney Greenstreet
Genre: Film Noir, Myster.