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The Maltese Falcon

Director: John Huston Run Time: 100 min. Format: DCP Rating: NR Release Year: 1941

Starring: Gladys George, Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor

Nitehawk’s CRIME series extends into November as we celebrate the 75th anniversary of John Huston’s classic THE MALTESE FALCON.

Nominated for three Academy Awards, including “Best Picture,” The Maltese Falcon is the film noir classic starring Humphrey Bogart as tough San Francisco private detective Sam Spade. The film details this classic story of Spade’s involvement with a deadly band of international thieves who will lie, double-cross, and murder to obtain a small, jewel-encrusted statue known as the Maltese Falcon.Spade’s (Bogart) partner, Miles Archer (Jerome Cowan), accepts a job protecting a young woman (Mary Astor). Neither Spade nor Archer believe the woman or the story she tells them, but they do believe her money. Then, when Archer is murdered, Spade’s search for the killer drags him in the web of lies and death spun by the desperate people seeking the now-famous statue.