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The Maltese Falcon Movie Review Summary

Actors: Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Peter Lorre

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A private investigator is involved in a confusing case. Three people are all searching for one priceless statue, the maltese falcon. The P.I. is hired by a woman, but soon finds himself playing all three sides. After the P.I.'s partner is killed, the police begin poking around. The P.I. is being offered a lot of money, but not many answers to his questions. After the P.I. obtains the falcon, the three parties compromise. However, the falcon turns out to be a fake and all of the work and the trouble were for nothing.
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The review of this Movie prepared by Brandon Swenson




A private investigator, Sam Spade, gets hired by a broad to follow a man that she knows and then his partner gets killed. She's working for a few other con men who are trying to get their hands on a precious item. These men would kill each other, sell each other out, and kill innocents just to get what they want and Sam has to try and stop them.
The review of this Movie prepared by Krista Michelle




Bogart as Sam Spade must uncover the truth about the mysterious "black bird" and find out who killed his partner. Among the suspects are a group of criminals who have made a habit of murder and betrayal.
The review of this Movie prepared by Lou Goldman




Strange woman involves private eye on a search for a magnificent black falcon.
The review of this Movie prepared by Joe Pugarelli




Philip Marlowe is a PI who is hired to find a statue, the Maltese falcon. Marlowe partner is murdered and he is determined to find the culprit. After unraveling mysteries and clues, and whatever the outcome he is resolved to do what is right.
The review of this Movie prepared by Jenna Evans



Script Analysis of The Maltese Falcon

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Crime & Scandal    -   Yes Story of    -   chasing money/treasure

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   private investigator Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California City?    -   Yes City:    -   dangerous    -   San Francisco

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Any profanity?    -   None Is this movie based on a    -   book

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