The Maltese Falcon
Humphrey Bogart stars as private eye Sam Spade in this Oscar-nominated noir classic that finds the sultry Miss Wonderly (Mary Astor) seeking out protection from a man named Thursby. Spade's partner (Jerome Cowan) takes the case -- but he winds up dead, along with Thursby. Spade's subsequent hunt for the killer leads him into a world of deception and double-crossing, as a trio of criminals searches for a priceless statue known as the Maltese Falcon.
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- John Huston
- This movie is
- Top 100 Thrills
- Top 100 Movies
- 1942 Academy Award®
- Best Writing nominee
- Best Supporting Actor nominee: Sydney Greenstreet
- Best Picture nominee
NRNot rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Full Screen 1.33:1Subtitles
English, FrenchClosed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital MonoOther features
Filmed in B&W; interactive menus; scene access; trailers; featurette.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this crime drama has some intense scenes and a little drinking. While there's little in the way of objectionable content, this film noir is too dark for little ones.
- Sexual Content
- Implication that Spade was having an affair with Archer's wife.
- Some suspense, scuffles, threats of violence.
- Not applicable
- Social Behavior
- Subtle prejudice against less-than macho Joel Cairo and Wilmer, who are (in the mildest 1940 terms) implied to be gay.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Some drinking.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it