The Maltese Falcon


Coral Gables Art Cinema Wed, Sep 2, 2015 1:00 PM
Coral Gables Art Cinema Tue, Feb 20, 2018 7:00 PM
Coral Gables Art Cinema Mon, May 13 6:00 PM
Film Info
Release Year:1941
Director:John Huston
Rating:Not Rated


Academy Award® winner Humphrey Bogart stars in this classic film noir as tough San Francisco private detective Sam Spade in the classic, convoluted 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. Sam Spade's (Bogart) partner, Miles Archer (Jerome Cowan), accepts a job protecting a young woman (Mary Astor). Neither Spade nor Archer believes 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 Maltese Falcon.


Academy Award® nominations for Best Picture, Best Screenplay and Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Sydney Greenstreet).


"Boldly manipulating light and shadow, utilizing drastic camera angles, and introducing Bogart’s Sam Spade, the first-time director’s detective classic defines film noir." Entertainment Weekly
This film screens as part of the Hardboiled Detectives series, May 13 to 16, presented in partnership with Books & Books.