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on June 6, 2004
Of all the movies and reviews of Humphrey Bogart, let this one stand and pronounce that the scene when he slaps Peter Lorre's face and tells him, "shut-up and like it..." is the defining moment in Bogart's career and especially this movie.
Well crafted, but a bit loose on plot developement, The Maltese Falcon is what too many mystery/suspense movies trying to live up to an assumed description of what a "noir" film is supposed to be about, pledge their loyalties.
Entertaining more than a fine film, The Maltese Falcon is a tour de force performance for Bogart. If you are a fan, then this is a must see. The camera work is also a good source for cameramen wannabes.
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on December 12, 2011
I was very happy with this blu-ray, for the quality of the transfert and the extra features offered. This was one of Bogart's great performances.
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on January 12, 2004
The Maltese Falcon is one of the best old films I have ever seen and I recommend it. Bogart is great as always! I don't think he ever made a bad film!
FYI: Ed Begley Jr was not in this movie, I doubt that he would have even been born yet or if he was he would have been just a little baby and his father Ed Begley Sr wasn't in it either, that was Elisha Cook Jr who played the crazy Wilmer Cook.
Ed Begley Jr (son of actor Ed Begley Sr) played one of the young doctors on the 80's hospital drama St.. Elsewhere.
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on July 19, 2002
In the Maltese Falcon the audience can observe Sam Spade (Humphrey Bogart) as he is trotting through the city of San Francisco trying to figure out what people are hiding. The plot thickens as the audience learns that greed is the generating factor for deception and that the Maltese Falcon is invaluable. Deceptions then lead Sam into a spiraling plan made by someone, but who? Overall, the Maltese Falcon can be illustrated as a maze that entangles itself repeatedly, since one lie is built upon another lie.
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on February 23, 2012
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on October 22, 2016
With covering the detective genre in my university Fiction course, my students read Hammett's The Maltese Falcon--a classic story by a classic detective writer--and having the classic film noir was the tipping point of excitement for my students in class last week. Making the comparatives between the two forms allowed my students to critically analyse the 'noir' landscape visually to the imagery created by Hammett in his story. Thank you.
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on May 3, 2003
This is an old classic detective movie starring Bogart at its finish. Set in the bay area back then and the plot is tight. This movie sets a trend for Bogarts for his later movies so if you haven't seen it yet, i highly recommend it especially if ur into old classic bogart movies. The lines come write off the novel and i enjoy every minute of it. A true classic that you can watch over and over again like Casablanca.
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on June 14, 2004
I would love to own a restored version of the Maltese Falcon on DVD, if it existed. I'll just stick with my 10 year old VHS tape for now. The film needs to be restored. Take a look at the way the second scene with Spade and Mrs. Archer ends. The film always seems broken at this spot, even when it runs on the movie channel.
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on January 20, 2013
Excellent Humphrey Bogart mystery, he playing the private detective Sam Spade. Good supporting cast . Good quality DVD. Suspenseful and well worth it .
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on January 11, 2015
Bogie was a masterpiece..An awesome actor..
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