Thursday, August 4, 2011

The Maltese Falcon, 1941

Directed by John Huston
Written by John Huston from the Dashell Hammett novel
Starring Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Peter Lorre, and Sydney Greenstreet

This a classic Bogart detective movie and there's a reason for it. He's great as the protagonist who's no hero; Lorre and Greenstreet are as satisfying as ever; Mary Astor does good work; and all the other players perform admirably. There are double-crosses, mickey finns, a femme fatale -- and everything else you'd want or expect. It's a real pleasure.

The Maltese Falcon at IMDB.

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