The Maltese Falcon

Lists: Mystery, Thriller, Crime / Heist, Detective investigation, AFI 100 (2007)

Brief Synopsis: "The Maltese Falcon is a mystery thriller detective film from John Huston starring Humphrey Bogart. The film is regarded as a landmark in the film-noir movement."

Overall Ranking: 86 (Rank from 1941: # 2)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 80%
Regular 20%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Josh of Classicblanca100
David Baruffi97
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Cinephile Catherine88
Thomas Pollock70

People Involved

  • Humphrey Bogart (Sam Spade)
  • Mary Astor (Brigid OShaughnessy)
  • Gladys George (Iva Archer)
  • Peter Lorre (Joel Cairo)
  • Barton MacLane (Det. Lt. Dundy)
  • Lee Patrick (Effie Perine)
  • Sydney Greenstreet (Kasper Gutman)
  • Ward Bond (Det. Tom Polhaus)
  • Jerome Cowan (Miles Archer)
  • Elisha Cook Jr. (Wilmer Cook)
  • James Burke (Luke)
  • Murray Alper (Frank Richman)
  • John Hamilton (District Attorney Bryan)
  • John Huston (Director)