Approved | | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery
A private detective takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a gorgeous liar, and their quest for a priceless statuette.
25 July 2011 | Murtaza Ali
10 | A Potpourri of Vestiges Review: Humphrey Bogart makes his highly deserved tryst with super-stardom in John Huston's directorial debut
Seven decades have passed but the suspense and thrill of The Maltese Falcon still reign supreme. The movie, despite ...
Frustrated at seeing his script for Juarez (1939) rewritten by Paul Muni, the film's star, John Huston vowed that from then on he would direct his own screenplays and therefore not have to see them get meddled with. He was fortunate in that he had a staunch ally in the form of ... ...
Effie Perine: There's a girl wants to see you. Her name's Wonderly.
Sam Spade: Customer?
Effie Perine: I guess so. You'll want to see her anyway. She's a knockout.
Sam Spade: Shoo her in, Effie darling, shoo her in.
When Archer first enters Sam's office in the opening scene, he opens the door and is smoking a cigarette. Archer quickly removes something from his mouth nonchalantly with his right hand, he immediately puts his hand down to his side and then discards it on the floor hoping it wasn't noticed, it is a toothpick. When he comes into the room, he has 2 distinct items in his mouth, one a cigarette, the other is the toothpick he tosses to the floor.
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