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(1941) dir John Huston w/Bogart, Mary Astor, Gladys George, Peter Lorre, Barton Maclane, Lee Patrick, Sydney Greenstreet [101 min; 35mm]
In THE MALTESE FALCON, Bogart plays Dashiell Hammett’s caustic private eye, Sam Spade, to a tee. Spade is a realistic romantic who takes nothing and no one at face value. He’s constantly on the look out for an ambush or a double-cross – and rightfully so when surrounded by the archetypal shady bunch of characters who are all trying to track down that elusive Black Bird.