The Maltese Falcon – 1941 – English – Suspense
The Maltese Falcon – 1941 – English
Film directed in 1941 by John Huston, and starring Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Gladys George, Peter Lorre, Barton MacLane, Lee Patrick, Sydney Greenstreet, Elisha Cook Jr., Ward Bond, Walter Huston, Jerome Cowan…
Synopsis: In the 16th century, the Knights of the Order of Malta presented Charles I of Spain and V of Germany with a statuette of a solid gold hawk inlaid with precious stones. It was a show of gratitude for certain prerogatives that the monarch had granted them. However, the jewel never reached the Emperor’s hands, as the galley that carried it was raided by pirates. Four hundred years later, private detective Sam Spade and her partner Archer accept a commission from a young woman who wants to find her sister, who has disappeared with an unscrupulous man.