Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Maltese Falcon Crest

The shamus named Samuel Spade
by dames didn't like to be played
It's a cinch this one's lying
and Sam isn't buying
There's a pinch, not a clinch, at the fade

Humphrey Bogart and Mary Astor bring author Dashiell Hammett's Sam Spade and Brigid O'Shaughnessy to life in The Maltese Falcon (John Huston, 1941). Please help the Film Noir Foundation in its efforts to preserve and promote film noir. Just go to their donation page.


panavia999 said...

"a pinch, not a clinch" Perfect!
This film has one of the greatest director/writer/actor ensembles of all time.

Tinky said...

The most succinct synopsis possible! And also fun, of course.

surly hack said...

I agree, Panavia. I have read several criticisms of Falcon in recent years, but there's no faulting the amazing cast of character actors.

Tinky- I'll have to work on a haiku of the film--they're even shorter!

rudyfan1926 said...

Fabulous! I'm linking to my post du jour on The M Falcon, this is too good to pass up! bravo!

panavia999 said...

Some movies have moved beyond criticism or analysis and are just beloved. What is there really fresh or new to say about Maltese Falcon, Casablanca or Wizard of Oz or even the Three Stooges? Only people who want to show how clever they are. Just lean back in the dark and ENJOY.

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