The Maltese Falcon- October, 1949 Sam Spade (Humphrey Bogart) takes a case from a beautiful but secretive woman (Mary Astor) and trouble imediately begins. Sam’s partner is murdered and Sam is accosted by a man (Peter Lorre) demanding he locate a valuable statuette. Sam becomes entangled in a dangerous web of crime and intrigue and soon realizes he must find the one thing they all seem to want: the bejeweled Maltese Falcon.
The Maltese Falcon (1941) private eye Sam Spade in this Oscar-nominated noir classic that finds the sultry Miss Wonderly seeking out protection from a man named Thursby. Spade's partner takes the case -- but he winds up dead, along with Thursby. Spade's subsequent hunt for the killer leads him into a world of deception and double-crossing, as a trio of criminals searches for a priceless statue known as the Maltese Falcon. Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Gladys George...TS classic
This film is a favorite for several reasons: First the ensemble cast; Humphrey Bogard, Mary Astor, Peter Lorre, Sydney Greenstreet and Elisha Cook, jr. What a cast! Mary Astor is in her best Femme Fatale mode as the deceitful and alluring Brigid O'Shaunessy. And Peter Lorre is perfect as Joel Cairo, then throw in Humphrey Bogart as the quintessential hard-boiled detective and Sydney Greenstreet as the mysterious 'Fat Man' and you're in for a treat.
In this noir classic, detective Sam Spade (Humphrey Bogart) gets more than he bargained for when he takes a case brought to him by a beautiful but secretive woman (Mary Astor). As soon as Miss Wonderly shows up, trouble follows as Sam's partner is murdered and Sam is accosted by a man (Peter Lorre) demanding he locate a valuable statuette. Sam, entangled in a dangerous web of crime and intrigue, soon realizes he must find the one thing they all seem to want: the bejeweled Maltese falcon.