The Maltese Falcon

The Maltese Falcon (1931)

  • Genre: Mystery, Crime
  • Release Date: 1931-05-23
  • User Rating: 6.4/10 from 45 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 20min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Warner Bros. Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Roy Del Ruth
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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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  • Ricardo Cortez

    as Sam Spade
  • Bebe Daniels

    as Ruth Wonderly
  • Dudley Digges

    as Casper Gutman
  • Una Merkel

    as Effie Perrine
  • Robert Elliott

    as Police Lt. Dundy
  • Thelma Todd

    as Iva Archer
  • Otto Matieson

    as Dr. Joel Cairo
  • Walter Long

    as Miles Archer
  • Dwight Frye

    as Wilmer Cook
  • J. Farrell MacDonald

    as Det. Sgt. Tom Polhaus
  • Agostino Borgato

    as Capt. John Jacobi (uncredited)
  • Morgan Wallace

    as District Attorney (uncredited)
  • Lucille Ward

    as Sarah the Prison Matron (uncredited)
Directing Roy Del Ruth Director
Writing Maude Fulton Screenplay
Writing Dashiell Hammett Novel
Art Robert M. Haas Art Direction
Camera William Rees Director of Photography
Editing George Marks Editor
Costume & Make-Up Earl Luick Wardrobe Designer
Writing Brown Holmes Screenplay