The Maltese Falcon

The Maltese Falcon (1941)

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  • Genre: Mystery, Crime, Thriller
  • Release Date: 1941-10-18
  • User Rating: 7.7/10 from 1622 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 40min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Warner Bros. Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: John Huston
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A private detective takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a beautiful liar, and their quest for a priceless statuette.

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  • Humphrey Bogart

    as Samuel Spade
  • Mary Astor

    as Brigid O'Shaughnessy
  • Gladys George

    as Iva Archer
  • Peter Lorre

    as Joel Cairo
  • Barton MacLane

    as Lt. of Detectives Dundy
  • Lee Patrick

    as Effie Perine
  • Sydney Greenstreet

    as Kasper Gutman
  • Ward Bond

    as Det. Tom Polhaus
  • Jerome Cowan

    as Miles Archer
  • Elisha Cook Jr.

    as Wilmer Cook
  • James Burke

    as Luke
  • Murray Alper

    as Frank Richman
  • John Hamilton

    as District Attorney Bryan
  • Charles Drake

    as Reporter (uncredited)
  • Chester Gan

    as Bit Part (uncredited)
  • Creighton Hale

    as Stenographer (uncredited)
  • Robert Homans

    as Policeman (uncredited)
  • William Hopper

    as Reporter (uncredited)
  • Walter Huston

    as Captain Jacoby (uncredited)
  • Hank Mann

    as Reporter (uncredited)
  • Jack Mower

    as Announcer (uncredited)
  • Emory Parnell

    as Ship's Mate (uncredited)
Writing John Huston Screenplay
Editing Thomas Richards Editor
Art Robert M. Haas Art Direction
Directing John Huston Director
Production Hal B. Wallis Executive Producer
Sound Adolph Deutsch Original Music Composer
Camera Arthur Edeson Director of Photography
Costume & Make-Up Orry-Kelly Costume Design
Costume & Make-Up Perc Westmore Makeup Artist
Sound Leo F. Forbstein Music Director
Costume & Make-Up Frank McCoy Makeup Artist
Camera Mike Joyce Camera Operator
Directing Jack Sullivan Assistant Director
Sound Arthur Lange Orchestrator
Costume & Make-Up Jean Udko Hairstylist
Writing Dashiell Hammett Novel
Production Henry Blanke Associate Producer
Production Al Alleborn Unit Manager
Directing Claude Archer Assistant Director
Directing John Prettyman Second Assistant Director
Art John Gilbert Kissel Props
Art Keefe Maley Assistant Property Master
Crew William McConnell Scenic Artist
Sound Oliver S. Garretson Sound
Lighting William Conger Gaffer
Camera E.F. Dexter Grip
Camera Mack Elliott Still Photographer
Camera Wally Meinardus Assistant Camera
Camera William Steudeman Best Boy Grip
Costume & Make-Up Burrell Kring Wardrobe Master
Costume & Make-Up Cora Lobb Wardrobe Master
Sound Louis Kaufman Musician
Directing Meta Carpenter Script Supervisor
Crew Robert Foulk Dialogue Coach