History FIlm / TheMalteseFalcon

8th Nov '16 3:10:04 AM Fuzzybluestockings
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* ManipilativeBastard: [[spoiler:Brigid O'Shaughnessy]]. As Sam Spade says at the end of the film, he wants more than anything else to believe her version of events, and that's why he doesn't.

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* ManipilativeBastard: ManipulativeBastard: [[spoiler:Brigid O'Shaughnessy]]. As Sam Spade says at the end of the film, he wants more than anything else to believe her version of events, and that's why he doesn't.
26th Sep '16 7:34:13 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* CentralTheme: Can matters of the heart override one's sense of justice?



* FatBastard: Kasper Gutman.



* HeWhoMustNotBeSeen: Floyd Thursby, the murder victim.



* IWillWaitForYou: At the end, Spade promises to wait for [[spoiler:Brigid]].
* KnightInSourArmour: Spade.



* NiceHat: It's a Film Noir, and it stars Humphrey Bogart. Nice Hats are guaranteed.

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* NiceHat: It's a Film Noir, and it stars Humphrey Bogart. Creator/HumphreyBogart. Nice Hats are guaranteed.guaranteed.
* NoMacGuffinNoWinner: The bad guys get hold of the Falcon, but it turns out to be a fake. It's left open whether it was fake all along, or there's still a real Falcon out there somewhere.


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* PlotTriggeringDeath: The murder of Spade's partner Archer sets the plot in motion.


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* PretenderDiss: Sam Spade has venomous contempt for wannabe tough-guy and "gunsel", Wilmer.


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* RiddleForTheAges: We never do find out what happened to the original falcon.
* SchiffOneLiner: "The, uh, stuff that dreams are made of."


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* WickedCultured: Gutman.
* WorthlessTreasureTwist
26th Sep '16 7:13:14 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* AlliterativeName: Sam Spade.



* BittersweetEnding: The bad guys are exposed and rounded up, but Spade turns over O'Shaughnessy, with whom he's fallen in love, to the cops to avenge his partner. And it wasn't even the real Falcon to begin with.

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* BadassInANiceSuit: Spade.
* BittersweetEnding: The bad guys are exposed and rounded up, but Spade turns over O'Shaughnessy, with whom he's fallen fa llen in love, to the cops to avenge his partner. And it wasn't even the real Falcon to begin with.


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* CampGay: Joel Cairo.
* CantUnhearIt: Try reading the book after watching the film without hearing Creator/HumphreyBogart, Creator/PeterLorre, Sidney Greenstreet, and Mary Astor in their roles.


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* DeadPartner: Spade notes that one has to avenge one's dead partner, regardless of one's personal feelings towards the partner.
* DecoyDamsel: Brigid O'Shaughnessy.


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* FatAndSkinny: Kasper Gutman and Joel Cairo.


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* AMacGuffinFullOfMoney: The Maltese Falcon looks like an ordinary statue, but only a few people know that it holds gems under its skin.


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* ManipilativeBastard: [[spoiler:Brigid O'Shaughnessy]]. As Sam Spade says at the end of the film, he wants more than anything else to believe her version of events, and that's why he doesn't.


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* TrueCompanions: If you're a detective, it doesn't matter that you hated your partner and were sleeping with his wife he's your partner, and if he's killed you have to do something about it.
6th Sep '16 1:41:40 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheKnightsHospitallers: The original owners of the fabled bird.
12th Aug '16 5:09:28 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* AdaptationalDyeJob: Spade is blonde in the novel.
14th May '16 2:26:52 PM mlsmithca
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* HardboiledDetective: Sam Spade is one of the codifiers.

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* HardboiledDetective: Sam Spade is one of the codifiers. He is cynical but determined, has a prickly relationship with law enforcement, keeps his cards close to his chest regarding whose side he is really on in the BlackAndGrayMorality conflict over the Falcon, and is seldom seen without a cigar or cigarette in his mouth and a drink in his hand.


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* SmokingIsCool: As in the book, Spade is seen rolling a cigarette in nearly every scene in which he appears (including his very first scene), and the half-smoked cigarette dangling from his lips is one of the defining parts of his image as the classic HardboiledDetective.
14th May '16 2:18:12 PM mlsmithca
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* TheDeterminator: Kasper Gutman is chasing the Falcon for 17 odd years; after he finds out that the bird they've stolen is a fake, he's ready in an instant to go back to Istanbul to restart the search all over again
* DidNotGetTheGirl

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* TheDeterminator: Kasper Gutman is has been chasing the Falcon for 17 odd years; after he finds out that the bird they've stolen is a fake, he's ready in an instant to go back to Istanbul to restart start the search all over again
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* DidNotGetTheGirlDidNotGetTheGirl: Though he has fallen in love with Brigid, Spade turns her over to the police for murdering Archer, his partner.



* HarbingerOfImpendingDoom: Captain Jacobi

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* HarbingerOfImpendingDoom: Captain JacobiJacobi shows up at Spade's office, having been shot multiple times but still carrying the Falcon, and he is only able to mumble a vague explanation before dying. It isn't long before his killer and the men for whom he is working catch up with Spade.



* ItMustBeMine: Most of the characters will go to any lengths to get it.

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* ItMustBeMine: Most of the characters will go to any lengths lengths, including murder, to get it.the Falcon.



* MacGuffinTitle

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* MacGuffinTitleMacGuffinTitle: The film is named for the statuette the characters are pursuing, which only actually appears at the end of the film (and isn't even the genuine article).



* MockGuffin: The eponymous statue.

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* MockGuffin: The eponymous statue. It's not the real Maltese Falcon (if, indeed, there ever was a real Maltese Falcon), but a copy made of lead.



* SissyVillain: All members of the villain trio has this going to some degree, but Cairo is particularly effeminate.

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* SissyVillain: All members of the villain trio has have this going to some degree, but Cairo is particularly effeminate.



* StolenMacGuffinReveal: This is one of the interpretations. The other is that the Falcon was a MockGuffin since the very beginning. Notice that Gutman, Cairo and O'Shaugenessy immediately bought the first version, [[ArtifactOfAttraction such is the power of the falcon over them]].
* TerribleTrio: Cairo, Gutman, and Wilmer.
* VillainousBreakdown: Cairo's outburst upon finding out the statue is fake probably counts as one.
-->'''Joel Cairo:''' ''[to Kasper Gutman]'' '''You!''' You bungled it! You and your ''stupid'' attempt to buy it! Kemidov found out how valuable it was! No wonder we had such an easy time stealing it! You... ''YOU IMBECILE! YOU '''BLOATED IDIOT!!''''' You stupid ''FATHEAD'', you-- ''[breaks down crying]''
** When Gutman shaves off the black enamel of the Falcon and exposes lead, he begins frantically slashing and stabbing the statue in outrage that it's a fake.

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* StolenMacGuffinReveal: This is one of the interpretations. The other is that the Falcon was a MockGuffin since the very beginning. Notice that Gutman, Cairo and O'Shaugenessy O'Shaughnessy immediately bought the first version, [[ArtifactOfAttraction such is the power of the falcon over them]].
* TerribleTrio: Cairo, Gutman, Gutman is the leader of the three crooks, and Wilmer.
Cairo and Wilmer are his enforcers. Cairo is implied to be the smarter of the two, but Wilmer is the one who actually kills two people during the events of the story.
* VillainousBreakdown: VillainousBreakdown:
** When Gutman shaves off the black enamel of the Falcon and exposes lead, he begins frantically slashing and stabbing the statue in outrage that it's a fake.
--->'''Kasper Gutman:''' ''[scraping the statue more and more frantically]'' Fake. It's a phony! It's lead! It's lead! It's a fake!
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Cairo's outburst upon finding out the statue is fake probably counts as one.
-->'''Joel
fake.
--->'''Joel
Cairo:''' ''[to Kasper Gutman]'' '''You!''' You bungled it! You and your ''stupid'' attempt to buy it! Kemidov found out how valuable it was! No wonder we had such an easy time stealing it! You... ''YOU IMBECILE! YOU '''BLOATED IDIOT!!''''' You stupid ''FATHEAD'', you-- ''[breaks down crying]''
** When Gutman shaves off the black enamel of the Falcon and exposes lead, he begins frantically slashing and stabbing the statue in outrage that it's a fake.
crying]''
9th Mar '16 9:56:31 AM Mdumas43073
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'''''The Maltese Falcon''''' is a 1941 Creator/WarnerBros film directed by Creator/JohnHuston and based on the [[Literature/TheMalteseFalcon novel of the same name]] by Creator/DashiellHammett. It stars Creator/HumphreyBogart as HardboiledDetective Sam Spade, Mary Astor as his FemmeFatale client, Sydney Greenstreet (in his film debut) as the sinister "fat man" Kasper Gutman, and Creator/PeterLorre and Elisha Cook, Jr. as Gutman's AmbiguouslyGay sidekicks. The story concerns a private detective's dealings with three unscrupulous adventurers who compete to obtain a fabulous jewel-encrusted statuette of a falcon.

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'''''The ''The Maltese Falcon''''' Falcon'' is a 1941 Creator/WarnerBros film directed by Creator/JohnHuston and based on the [[Literature/TheMalteseFalcon novel of the same name]] by Creator/DashiellHammett. It stars Creator/HumphreyBogart as HardboiledDetective Sam Spade, Mary Astor as his FemmeFatale client, Sydney Greenstreet (in his film debut) as the sinister "fat man" Kasper Gutman, and Creator/PeterLorre and Elisha Cook, Jr. as Gutman's AmbiguouslyGay sidekicks. The story concerns a private detective's dealings with three unscrupulous adventurers who compete to obtain a fabulous jewel-encrusted statuette of a falcon.
24th Jan '16 8:47:54 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* SissyVillain: Cairo is particularly effeminate.

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* SissyVillain: All members of the villain trio has this going to some degree, but Cairo is particularly effeminate.
18th Dec '15 10:30:56 PM Mdumas43073
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'''''The Maltese Falcon''''' is a 1941 Creator/WarnerBros film based on [[Literature/TheMalteseFalcon the novel of the same name]] by Creator/DashiellHammett, starring Creator/HumphreyBogart as HardboiledDetective Sam Spade, Mary Astor as his FemmeFatale client, Sydney Greenstreet in his film debut, and Creator/PeterLorre and Elisha Cook, Jr. as his AmbiguouslyGay sidekicks. The story concerns a private detective's dealings with three unscrupulous adventurers who compete to obtain a fabulous jewel-encrusted statuette of a falcon.

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'''''The Maltese Falcon''''' is a 1941 Creator/WarnerBros film directed by Creator/JohnHuston and based on the [[Literature/TheMalteseFalcon the novel of the same name]] by Creator/DashiellHammett, starring Creator/DashiellHammett. It stars Creator/HumphreyBogart as HardboiledDetective Sam Spade, Mary Astor as his FemmeFatale client, Sydney Greenstreet in (in his film debut, debut) as the sinister "fat man" Kasper Gutman, and Creator/PeterLorre and Elisha Cook, Jr. as his Gutman's AmbiguouslyGay sidekicks. The story concerns a private detective's dealings with three unscrupulous adventurers who compete to obtain a fabulous jewel-encrusted statuette of a falcon.
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