The Maltese Falcon stars Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Peter Lorre, and Sydney Greenstreet in this 1941 film, directed by John Huston. The film is about Private Eye, Sam Spade(Bogart) who takes severals cases that are all linked together. He meets Brigid O'Shaughnessy(Astor) a conniving woman who plays up the innocent tricks, to get her way, and a group of men all trying to get their dirty hands on the maltese falcon. It's a marvelous film noir but several times, I was lost and confused. I didn't exactly get why everyone was so interested in the falcon and when they discover it's not what they thought it was, they just walk away from it, like it's no big deal. That confused me quite a bit. Humphrey Bogart is Sam Spade and seriously no one, and I mean no one could have played that role. Last night, I watched Lee Patrick in "Caged" and thought she was absolutely marvelous in that film, and in this film, she does it again. An absolutely underrated and talented actress, that had quite a versatility from her role in "Caged" to her role in "The Maltese Falcon".
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