The Maltese Falcon is a 1941 film noir directed by John Huston in his directorial debut. Huston's screenplay was based on the novel of the same name by Dashiell Hammett.
Directed by Roy Del Ruth. With Bebe Daniels, Ricardo Cortez, Dudley Digges, Una Merkel. A lovely dame with dangerous lies employs the services of a private detective.
Editor's note: When the question is asked, “What is the first film noir?” usually 1941's Maltese Falcon is the answer. Not everyone agrees, however.
The Maltese Falcon is a 1929 detective novel by Dashiell Hammett, originally serialized in the magazine Black Mask beginning with the September 1929 issue.
The Maltese Falcon (1941) is one of the most popular and best classic detective mysteries ever made, and many film historians consider it the first in the dark.
From the Publisher “Dashiell Hammett. is a master of the detective novel, yes, but also one hell of a writer.” –The Boston Globe “The Maltese Falcon is.
Directed by John Huston. With Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Gladys George, Peter Lorre. A private detective takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a gorgeous liar, and their quest for a priceless statuette.
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Critics Consensus: Suspenseful, labyrinthine, and brilliantly cast, The Maltese Falcon is one of the most influential noirs -- as well as a showcase for Humphrey.
The Maltese Falcon Cast
Overview of The Maltese Falcon, 1941, directed by John Huston, with Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Gladys George, at Turner Classic Movies.