The Maltese Falcon

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  • PG-13
In San Francisco, wealthy Ruth Wonderly (Bebe Daniels) hires amorous gumshoe Sam Spade (Ricardo Cortez) and his partner, Miles Archer, to trail her sister's kidnapper, Floyd Thursby. Wonderly's story is revealed as a ruse when both Archer and Thursby... read more

In San Francisco, wealthy Ruth Wonderly (Bebe Daniels) hires amorous gumshoe Sam Spade (Ricardo Cortez) and his partner, Miles Archer, to trail her sister's kidnapper, Floyd Thursby. Wonderly's story is revealed as a ruse when both Archer and Thursby are later found murdered. Soon, Spade discovers that Wonderly and three other criminal oddballs -- including rotund Casper Gutman (Dudley Digges) -- are in search of an elusive jewel-covered statuette known as "the Maltese Falcon."

Original Release

06/13/1931

US Release

06/13/1931

Cast

Bebe Daniels Ruth Wonderly
Ricardo Cortez Sam Spade
Dudley Digges Casper Gutman
Una Merkel Effie Perine / Effie Perrine
Thelma Todd Iva Archer
Otto Matieson Dr. Joel Cairo
Walter Long Miles Archer
Dwight Frye Wilmer Cook
J. Farrell MacDonald Det. Sgt. Tom Polhouse / Det. Sgt. Tom Polhaus
Robert Elliott Detective Lt. Dundy / Police Lt. Dundy
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Roy Del Ruth

Writers

Maude Fulton, Dashiell Hammett, Brown Holmes, Lucien Hubbard

Cast

Bebe Daniels Ruth Wonderly
Ricardo Cortez Sam Spade
Dudley Digges Casper Gutman
Una Merkel Effie Perine / Effie Perrine
Thelma Todd Iva Archer
Otto Matieson Dr. Joel Cairo
Walter Long Miles Archer
Dwight Frye Wilmer Cook
J. Farrell MacDonald Det. Sgt. Tom Polhouse / Det. Sgt. Tom Polhaus
Robert Elliott Detective Lt. Dundy / Police Lt. Dundy
Morgan Wallace District Attorney
Agostino Borgato Capt. John Jacobi
Tiny Jones Jailbird Seeking Cigarette
Cliff Saum Baggage Clerk
Lucille Ward Sarah - Prison Matron

Editors

George Marks

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