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The Maltese Falcon (1931)

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80 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A lovely dame with dangerous lies employs the services of a private detective, who is quickly caught up in the mystery and intrigue of a statuette known as the Maltese Falcon.
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Writers
Dashiell Hammett (based on the novel by) | Maude Fulton (screen play & dialogue) | Brown Holmes (screen play & dialogue)
Cinematographer
William Rees (photography)
Editor
George Marks (edited by)
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Updated May 28, 1931

Release date
Jun 13, 1931 (United States)

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15 cast members
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Bebe Daniels
Ruth Wonderly Ruth Wonderly   See fewer
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Ricardo Cortez
Sam Spade Sam Spade   See fewer
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Dudley Digges
Casper Gutman Casper Gutman   See fewer
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Una Merkel
Effie Perine Effie Perine   See fewer
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Robert Elliott
Detective Lt. Dundy Detective Lt. Dundy   See fewer
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Thelma Todd
Iva Archer Iva Archer   See fewer
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Otto Matieson
Dr. Joel Cairo Dr. Joel Cairo   See fewer
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Walter Long
Miles Archer Miles Archer   See fewer
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Dwight Frye
Wilmer Cook Wilmer Cook   See fewer
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J. Farrell MacDonald
Det. Sgt. Tom Polhouse Det. Sgt. Tom Polhouse   See fewer
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Agostino Borgato
Capt. John Jacobi (uncredited) Capt. John Jacobi (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tiny Jones
Jailbird Seeking Cigarette (uncredited) Jailbird Seeking Cigarette (uncredited)   See fewer
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Cliff Saum
Baggage Clerk (uncredited) Baggage Clerk (uncredited)   See fewer
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Morgan Wallace
District Attorney (uncredited) District Attorney (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lucille Ward
Sarah - Prison Matron (uncredited) Sarah - Prison Matron (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ratings Breakdown

7.3 / 10 | 2,476 votes