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The Maltese Falcon

(DVD - 2010)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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Detective Sam Spade goes in search of a priceless statuette after the death of his partner.
Statement of Responsibility: Warner Bros. Pictures presents a Warner Bros. - First National picture ; directed by John Huston ; screenplay by John Huston ; executive producer, Hal B. Wallis
Title: The Maltese falcon
[videorecording]
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2010]
Edition: Standard version
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (100 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Notes: Based on the novel by Dashiell Hammett
Originally released as a motion picture in 1941
Special features: Commentary by Bogart biographer Eric Lax; Warner night at the movies 1941 short subjects gallery; newsreel; technicolor musical short "The gay Parisian"; 2 classic cartoons: "Hiawatha's rabbit hunt" and "Meet John Doughboy"; trailers of this movie and 1941's "Sergeant York."
Credits: Director of photography, Arthur Edeson ; film editor, Thomas Richards ; music, Adolph Deutsch.
Performers: Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Peter Lorre, Sydney Greenstreet.
Summary: Detective Sam Spade goes in search of a priceless statuette after the death of his partner.
System Details: DVD, full screen presentation; Dolby Digital mono
DVD, full screen presentation; Dolby Digital mono
DVD, full screen presentation; Dolby Digital mono
DVD, full screen presentation; Dolby Digital mono
Other Language: English dialogue; French and Spanish subtitles ; closed-captioned
Subject Headings: Spade, Sam (Fictitious character) Drama Private investigators United States Drama Spade, Sam (Personaje literario) Teatro. bidex Detectives privados Estados Unidos Teatro. bidex Fiction films. lcgft Feature films. lcgft Detective and mystery films. lcgft
Genre/Form: Fiction films
Feature films
Detective and mystery films
Topical Term: Spade, Sam (Fictitious character)
Private investigators
Spade, Sam (Personaje literario)
Detectives privados
Fiction films
Feature films
Detective and mystery films
Publisher No: 1000167360
ISBN: 0780664752
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE M
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#6. Released in 1941. Directed by John Huston. Based on the novel by Dashiell Hammett.


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Oct 02, 2014
  • LRS1969 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

OlivePlaid apparently has hard time realizing how special editions work... and that the movie is on the third disk!

Nor able to realize that this isn't a Complaint Section, but a book / movie review area!

In that regard, this movie is both a classic and absolutely excellent!

Oct 02, 2014
  • OlivePlaid rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Waste of time if you are looking for a movie since at least two of the discs in this volume are special features and not the actual movie named on the cover.

Dec 04, 2013
  • theorbys rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

First and best film noir, in fact one of the best films ever made. Everything about it is letter perfect. Bogart is overpowering as Sam Spade, and Mary Astor is the very essence of a femme fatale, plus the supporting cast is flawless.

Oct 23, 2013
  • 22950006357453 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

why is it assumed that woman is going to jail for killing miles? sam spades' say so? theres no evidence against her.

Everyone who likes movies should watch this a few times over their lifetime. I'll just comment about the features, which aren't real features. Other than the trailers for a few contemporary films, there's only one feature. It's a commentary overdubbed over the film as it progresses, but it's really about this and that character actor (Ward Bond, for instance) and his career and relationship to Bogart, or someone else. Nothing about the film itself. A few quaint notes here and there about a poster in the background in this particular scene that advertises a Bogie flick that was his very worst; or about how only in a single wordless scene, where his partner gets shot, does Sam Spade not appear onscreen. Etc.

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A stylistic piece of workmanship. (Supposedly) touted as the first of the film noir genre. Bogart was larger than life. The entire cast was superb, notably the 'humbugging' Greenstreet, and the sniveling Lorre. A helluva directorial debut for John Huston. FIVE STARS.

May 24, 2012
  • btmslt rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

A good film with a bit of a let down concerning the solution to the mystery.

Mar 12, 2012
  • Keogh rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

One of the best films ever, period. Bogart at his finest, and he's surrounded by a brilliant cast.

Feb 21, 2012
  • voisjoe1 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Considered to be the best film noir ever produced. And John Huston made this as a first time director.

"This is the stuff that dreams are made of."

Jan 24, 2012
  • sdelao rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A classic!! See it.

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Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Sam Spade (to Effie Perine): "You're a good man, sister."

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Sam Spade (to Joel Cairo): "When you're slapped, you'll take it and like it."

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Detective Tom Polhaus (picks up the falcon): "Heavy. What is it?" Sam Spade: "The... stuff that dreams are made of."

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