History FIlm / TheMalteseFalcon

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.
18th Dec '15 10:25:45 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 '''''The Maltese Falcon'' 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.
26th Nov '15 8:20:03 PM nombretomado
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24th Nov '15 3:48:23 PM JakesBrain
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-->'''Joel Cairo:''' (to Kasper Gutman) You... you bungled it! You and your stupid attempt to buy it! Kemedov found out how valuable it was! No wonder we had such an easy time stealing it! ''YOU...YOU IMBECILE! YOU BLOATED IDIOT!! YOU STUPID FAT-HEAD YOU!!!''.

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-->'''Joel Cairo:''' (to ''[to Kasper Gutman) You... you Gutman]'' '''You!''' You bungled it! You and your stupid ''stupid'' attempt to buy it! Kemedov Kemidov found out how valuable it was! No wonder we had such an easy time stealing it! ''YOU...YOU You... ''YOU IMBECILE! YOU BLOATED IDIOT!! YOU STUPID FAT-HEAD YOU!!!''. '''BLOATED IDIOT!!''''' You stupid ''FATHEAD'', you-- ''[breaks down crying]''
10th Nov '15 8:25:07 AM eroock
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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 ''The Maltese Falcon''''' 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.
4th Nov '15 8:07:34 PM Mdumas43073
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''The Maltese Falcon'' (1941) is a 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 '''''The Maltese Falcon'' (1941) 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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