The Maltese Falcon. 1941. USA. Written and directed by John Huston. 100 min.
Based on the novel by Dashiell Hammett. With Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Peter Lorre. Sam Spade, as played by Humphrey Bogart, is the quintessential private eye. When a good-looking woman walks in to Spade’s office and asks him to track down her sister who’s run off with a no good guy, Spade’s nose tells him there’s way more to this story than meets the eye. Enter the eerie Joel Cairo (Peter Lorre) and the ultimate MacGuffin: the titular golden statue.