The Maltese Falcon (1931)
Average Rating: 6.3/10
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Release Date: Jun 13, 1931 Wide
Average Rating: 3.3/5
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This first of three film adaptations of Dashiel Hammett's The Maltese Falcon plays at times like the road-company version of the more famous 1941 John Huston/Humphrey Bogart adaptation. Ricardo Cortez stars as a slick, rogueish edition of Sam Spade, using his office as a trysting place for his various amours. Bebe Daniels plays the Brigid O'Shaughnessy character, here rechristened Ruth Wonderly. Ruth hires Spade and his partner Miles Archer (Walter Long) to locate her missing sister. Archer is
Jun 13, 1931 Wide
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Dated grandpoppa of Bogart's classic is worth seeing to compare.
Surprisingly racy pre-code first version of the Hammett novel.
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