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-> ''"He wasnít sorry for what he had done. It seemed reasonable enough to him. I donít think he even knew he had settled back naturally into the same groove...But thatís the part of it I always liked. He adjusted himself to beams falling, and then no more of them fell, and he adjusted himself to them not falling."''

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-> ''"He wasnít wasn't sorry for what he had done. It seemed reasonable enough to him. I donít don't think he even knew he had settled back naturally into the same groove...groove... But thatís that's the part of it I always liked. He adjusted himself to beams falling, and then no more of them fell, and he adjusted himself to them not falling."''






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!!This novel !!''The Maltese Falcon'' provides examples of:



-->''[[TrueCompanions When a manís partner is killed heís supposed to do something about it]]. [[AssholeVictim It doesnít make any difference what you thought of him]]. [[EveryoneHasStandards He was your partner and youíre supposed to do something about it.]] Ö Iím a detective [[InvokedTrope and expecting me to]] [[LetOffByTheDetective run criminals down and then let them go free is like asking a dog to catch a rabbit and let it go. It can be done, all right, and sometimes it is done]], [[WrongGenreSavvy but itís not the natural thing]].''

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-->''[[TrueCompanions ->''[[TrueCompanions When a manís man's partner is killed heís he's supposed to do something about it]]. [[AssholeVictim It doesnít doesn't make any difference what you thought of him]]. [[EveryoneHasStandards He was your partner and youíre you're supposed to do something about it.]] Ö Iím ]]... I'm a detective [[InvokedTrope and expecting me to]] [[LetOffByTheDetective run criminals down and then let them go free is like asking a dog to catch a rabbit and let it go. It can be done, all right, and sometimes it is done]], [[WrongGenreSavvy but itís it's not the natural thing]].''''
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''The Maltese Falcon'', Creator/DashiellHammett's third novel, introduced the world to prototypical private eye Sam Spade, and is perhaps his single most famous work, though many people [[AdaptationDisplacement know it only via]] [[Film/TheMalteseFalcon the 1941 film version starring Humphrey Bogart]], which is one of the defining examples of FilmNoir.

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''The Maltese Falcon'', Creator/DashiellHammett's third novel, introduced the world to prototypical private eye Sam Spade, and is perhaps his single most famous work, though many people [[AdaptationDisplacement know it only via]] [[Film/TheMalteseFalcon [[Film/TheMalteseFalcon1941 the 1941 film version starring Humphrey Bogart]], which is one of the defining examples of FilmNoir.


The novel was adapted for film twice before the famous 1941 version. A pre-[[UsefulNotes/TheHaysCode Hays Code]] version, also titled ''Film/{{The Maltese Falcon|1931}}'', was released in 1931 starring Ricardo Cortez. It was far less ambiguous about Joel Cairo than the later films. It also suffered from a decidedly OutOfCharacter portrayal of Sam Spade as TheDandy. The novel was adapted again in 1936 under the title ''Satan Met a Lady''; this version also changed Sam Spade's name, to "Ted Shane", and featured Creator/BetteDavis in the femme fatale role.

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The novel was adapted for film twice before the famous 1941 version. A pre-[[UsefulNotes/TheHaysCode Hays Code]] version, also titled ''Film/{{The Maltese Falcon|1931}}'', was released in 1931 starring Ricardo Cortez. It was far less ambiguous about Joel Cairo than the later films. It also suffered from a decidedly OutOfCharacter portrayal of Sam Spade as TheDandy. The novel was adapted again in 1936 under the title ''Satan Met a Lady''; ''Film/SatanMetALady''; this version also changed Sam Spade's name, to "Ted Shane", and featured Creator/BetteDavis in the femme fatale role.


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-->''[[TrueCompanions When a manís partner is killed heís supposed to do something about it]]. [[AssholeVictim It doesnít make any difference what you thought of him]]. [[EveryoneHasStandards He was your partner and youíre supposed to do something about it.]] Ö Iím a detective [[InvokedTrope and expecting me to]] [[LetOffByTheDetective run criminals down and then let them go free is like asking a dog to catch a rabbit and let it go. It can be done, all right, and sometimes it is done]], [[WrongGenreSavvy but itís not the natural thing]].''


* ActionFilmQuietDramaScene: The book has a scene that wasn't translated to any movie adaptation, where Spade talks to Brigid O'Shaughnessy about The Filcraft Parable (see StoryWithinAStory) just before Cairo and Gutman arrive with the bird. This seemingly pointless tale could be interpreted at Sam's attempt to convince O'Shaughnessy of the pointlessness of her own task: Once the four will get the bird, her ChronicBackstabbingDisorder means O'Shaughnessy will betray everyone to get the bird to herself.

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* ActionFilmQuietDramaScene: The book has a scene that wasn't translated to any movie adaptation, where Spade talks to Brigid O'Shaughnessy about The Filcraft Filtcraft Parable (see StoryWithinAStory) just before Cairo and Gutman arrive with the bird. This seemingly pointless tale could be interpreted at Sam's attempt to convince O'Shaughnessy of the pointlessness of her own task: Once the four will get the bird, her ChronicBackstabbingDisorder means O'Shaughnessy will betray everyone to get the bird to herself.



* StoryWithinAStory: The Flitcraft Parable, about Filcraft, a married salesman who once disappeared from his old town, and years later his wife discovered that he was living in another city with another name and a new family. Filcraft's old wife hired Sam to discover what happened to him and to avoid a scandal. Spade narrates how Filcraft was a normal man who once had a nearly fatal accident with a falling beam, and then he realized [[RandomEventsPlot life is random]], WeAreAsMayflies and he had to BecameTheirOwnAntithesis to live his new life. What Filcraft never realized, and Spade immediately noticed, is that ''he never did that''. Filcraft simply moved to a city very similar to his old city, got a new job doing exactly the same and got a new family very much like his old, and he sincerely never realized he was living an IgnoredEpiphany. That story is often like [[{{Literature/TheBrothersKaramazov}} "The Grand Inquisitor"]] or [[{{Film/TheTrial}} "Before the Law"]] exported from this book and printed separately.

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* StoryWithinAStory: The Flitcraft Parable, about Filcraft, Filtcraft, a married salesman who once disappeared from his old town, and years later his wife discovered that he was living in another city with another name and a new family. Filcraft's Filtcraft's old wife hired Sam to discover what happened to him and to avoid a scandal. Spade narrates how Filcraft Filtcraft was a normal man who once had a nearly fatal accident with a falling beam, and then he realized [[RandomEventsPlot life is random]], WeAreAsMayflies and he had to BecameTheirOwnAntithesis to live his new life. What Filcraft Filtcraft never realized, and Spade immediately noticed, is that ''he never did that''. Filcraft Filtcraft simply moved to a city very similar to his old city, got a new job doing exactly the same and got a new family very much like his old, and he sincerely never realized he was living an IgnoredEpiphany. That story is often like [[{{Literature/TheBrothersKaramazov}} "The Grand Inquisitor"]] or [[{{Film/TheTrial}} "Before the Law"]] exported from this book and printed separately.


* StoryWithinAStory: The Flitcraft Parable, about ,about Filcraft, a married salesman who once disappeared, and years later his wife discovered that he is living in another city with another name and a new family. Filcraft's old wife hired Sam to knew what happened to him and to avoid a scandal. Spade narrates how Filcraft was a normal man who once had a nearly fatal accident, and then he realized [[RandomEventsPlot life is random]], WeAreAsMayflies and he had to BecameTheirOwnAntithesis to live his new life. What Filcraft never realized, and Spade immediately noticed, is that he never did that. He simply moved to a city very similar to his old city, got a new job doing exactly the same and got a new family very much like his old, and he sincerely never realized he was living an IgnoredEpiphany. That story is often like [[{{Literature/TheBrothersKaramazov}} ''"The Grand Inquisitor"'']] or [[{{Film/TheTrial}} ''"Before the Law"'']] exported from this book and printed separately.

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* StoryWithinAStory: The Flitcraft Parable, about ,about Filcraft, a married salesman who once disappeared, disappeared from his old town, and years later his wife discovered that he is was living in another city with another name and a new family. Filcraft's old wife hired Sam to knew discover what happened to him and to avoid a scandal. Spade narrates how Filcraft was a normal man who once had a nearly fatal accident, accident with a falling beam, and then he realized [[RandomEventsPlot life is random]], WeAreAsMayflies and he had to BecameTheirOwnAntithesis to live his new life. What Filcraft never realized, and Spade immediately noticed, is that he ''he never did that. He that''. Filcraft simply moved to a city very similar to his old city, got a new job doing exactly the same and got a new family very much like his old, and he sincerely never realized he was living an IgnoredEpiphany. That story is often like [[{{Literature/TheBrothersKaramazov}} ''"The "The Grand Inquisitor"'']] Inquisitor"]] or [[{{Film/TheTrial}} ''"Before "Before the Law"'']] Law"]] exported from this book and printed separately.


* StoryWithinAStory: The Flitcraft Parable, about ,about Filcraft, a married salesman who once disappeared, and years later his wife discovered that he is living in another city with another name and a new family. Filcraft's old wife hired Sam to knew what happened to him and to avoid a scandal. Spade narrates how Filcraft was a normal man who once had a nearly fatal accident, and then he realized [[RandomEventsPlot life is random]], WeAreAsMayflies and he had to BecameTheirOwnAntithesis to live his new life. What Filcraft never realized, and Spade immediately noticed, is that he never did that. He simply moved to a city very similar to his old city, got a new job doing exactly the same and got a new family very much like his old, and he sincerely never realized he was living an IgnoredEpiphany. That story is often like [[Literature/TheBrothersKaramazov ''"The Grand Inquisitor"'']] or ''"Before the Law"'' exported from this book and printed separately.

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* StoryWithinAStory: The Flitcraft Parable, about ,about Filcraft, a married salesman who once disappeared, and years later his wife discovered that he is living in another city with another name and a new family. Filcraft's old wife hired Sam to knew what happened to him and to avoid a scandal. Spade narrates how Filcraft was a normal man who once had a nearly fatal accident, and then he realized [[RandomEventsPlot life is random]], WeAreAsMayflies and he had to BecameTheirOwnAntithesis to live his new life. What Filcraft never realized, and Spade immediately noticed, is that he never did that. He simply moved to a city very similar to his old city, got a new job doing exactly the same and got a new family very much like his old, and he sincerely never realized he was living an IgnoredEpiphany. That story is often like [[Literature/TheBrothersKaramazov [[{{Literature/TheBrothersKaramazov}} ''"The Grand Inquisitor"'']] or [[{{Film/TheTrial}} ''"Before the Law"'' Law"'']] exported from this book and printed separately.


* StoryWithinAStory: The Flitcraft Parable, about ,about Filcraft, a married salesman who once disappeared, and years later his wife discovered that he is living in another city with another name and a new family. Filcraft's old wife hired Sam to knew what happened to him and to avoid a scandal. Spade narrates how Filcraft was a normal man who once had a nearly fatal accident, and then he realized [[RandomEventsPlot life is random]], WeAreAsMayflies and he had to BecameTheirOwnAntithesis to live his new life. What Filcraft never realized, and Spade immediately noticed, is that he never did that. He simply moved to a city very similar to his old city, got a new job doing exactly the same and got a new family very much like his old, and he sincerely never realized he was living an IgnoredEpiphany. That story is often like ''"The Grand Inquisitor"'' or ''"Before the Law"'' exported from this book and printed separately.

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* StoryWithinAStory: The Flitcraft Parable, about ,about Filcraft, a married salesman who once disappeared, and years later his wife discovered that he is living in another city with another name and a new family. Filcraft's old wife hired Sam to knew what happened to him and to avoid a scandal. Spade narrates how Filcraft was a normal man who once had a nearly fatal accident, and then he realized [[RandomEventsPlot life is random]], WeAreAsMayflies and he had to BecameTheirOwnAntithesis to live his new life. What Filcraft never realized, and Spade immediately noticed, is that he never did that. He simply moved to a city very similar to his old city, got a new job doing exactly the same and got a new family very much like his old, and he sincerely never realized he was living an IgnoredEpiphany. That story is often like [[Literature/TheBrothersKaramazov ''"The Grand Inquisitor"'' Inquisitor"'']] or ''"Before the Law"'' exported from this book and printed separately.


* StoryWithinAStory: The Flitcraft Parable, about ,about Filcraft, a married salesman who once disappeared, and years later his wife discovered that he is living in another city with another name and a new family. Filcraft's old wife hired Sam to knew what happened to him and to avoid a scandal. Spade narrates how Filcraft was a normal man who once had a nearly fatal accident, and then he realized [[RandomEventsPlot life is random]], WeAreAsMayflies and he had to BecameTheirOwnAntithesis to live his new life. What Filcraft never realized, and Spade immediately noticed, is that he never did that. He simply moved to a city very similar to his old city, got a new job doing exactly the same and got a new family very much like his old, and he sincerely never realized he was living an IgnoredEpiphany.
That story is often like ''"The Grand Inquisitor"'' or ''"Before the Law"'' exported from this book and printed separately.

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* StoryWithinAStory: The Flitcraft Parable, about ,about Filcraft, a married salesman who once disappeared, and years later his wife discovered that he is living in another city with another name and a new family. Filcraft's old wife hired Sam to knew what happened to him and to avoid a scandal. Spade narrates how Filcraft was a normal man who once had a nearly fatal accident, and then he realized [[RandomEventsPlot life is random]], WeAreAsMayflies and he had to BecameTheirOwnAntithesis to live his new life. What Filcraft never realized, and Spade immediately noticed, is that he never did that. He simply moved to a city very similar to his old city, got a new job doing exactly the same and got a new family very much like his old, and he sincerely never realized he was living an IgnoredEpiphany. \n That story is often like ''"The Grand Inquisitor"'' or ''"Before the Law"'' exported from this book and printed separately.


* ActionFilmQuietDramaScene: The book has a scene that wasn't translated to any movie adaptation: Just before Cairo and Gutman arrive with the bird, Sam talks to Brigid O'Shaughnessy about a man he investigated once: He was a normal man who once disappeared, only to resurface in another city with another name and a new family: Her old wife hired Sam to knew what happened to him and to avoid a scandal. Spade narrates how the man was a normal man who once had a nearly fatal accident, and then he realized life is random, WeAreAsMayflies and he had to BecameTheirOwnAntithesis to live his new life. What that man never realized, and Spade immediately noticed, is that he never did that. He simply moved to a city very similar to his old city, got a new job doing exactly the same and got a new family very much like his old, and he sincerely never realized he was living an IgnoredEpiphany. This seemingly pointless tale could be interpreted at Sam's attempt to convince O'Shaughnessy of the pointlessness of her own task: Once the four will get the bird, her ChronicBackstabbingDisorder means she will betray everyone to get the bird to herself.

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* ActionFilmQuietDramaScene: The book has a scene that wasn't translated to any movie adaptation: Just before Cairo and Gutman arrive with the bird, Sam adaptation, where Spade talks to Brigid O'Shaughnessy about a man he investigated once: He was a normal man who once disappeared, only to resurface in another city The Filcraft Parable (see StoryWithinAStory) just before Cairo and Gutman arrive with another name and a new family: Her old wife hired Sam to knew what happened to him and to avoid a scandal. Spade narrates how the man was a normal man who once had a nearly fatal accident, and then he realized life is random, WeAreAsMayflies and he had to BecameTheirOwnAntithesis to live his new life. What that man never realized, and Spade immediately noticed, is that he never did that. He simply moved to a city very similar to his old city, got a new job doing exactly the same and got a new family very much like his old, and he sincerely never realized he was living an IgnoredEpiphany. bird. This seemingly pointless tale could be interpreted at Sam's attempt to convince O'Shaughnessy of the pointlessness of her own task: Once the four will get the bird, her ChronicBackstabbingDisorder means she O'Shaughnessy will betray everyone to get the bird to herself. herself.



* StoryWithinAStory: The Flitcraft Parable, about a salesman who after a near-death experience abandons one life and then after a while starts another life like the one he left, is often like "The Grand Inquisitor" or "Before the Law" exported from this book and printed separately.

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* StoryWithinAStory: The Flitcraft Parable, about ,about Filcraft, a married salesman who after once disappeared, and years later his wife discovered that he is living in another city with another name and a near-death experience abandons one life new family. Filcraft's old wife hired Sam to knew what happened to him and to avoid a scandal. Spade narrates how Filcraft was a normal man who once had a nearly fatal accident, and then after a while starts another he realized [[RandomEventsPlot life is random]], WeAreAsMayflies and he had to BecameTheirOwnAntithesis to live his new life. What Filcraft never realized, and Spade immediately noticed, is that he never did that. He simply moved to a city very similar to his old city, got a new job doing exactly the same and got a new family very much like the one his old, and he left, sincerely never realized he was living an IgnoredEpiphany.
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-->''"...He adjusted himself to beams falling, and then no more of them fell, and he adjusted himself to them not falling."''

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-> ''"He wasnít sorry for what he had done. It seemed reasonable enough to him. I donít think he even knew he had settled back naturally into the same groove...But thatís the part of it I always liked. He adjusted himself to beams falling, and then no more of them fell, and he adjusted himself to them not falling."''
-->-- '''Sam Spade'''

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* StoryWithinAStory: The Flitcraft Parable, about a salesman who after a near-death experience abandons one life and then after a while starts another life like the one he left, is often like "The Grand Inquisitor" or "Before the Law" exported from this book and printed separately.

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* MeaningfulName: Gutman is very fat.


* RedRightHand: Gutman's morbid obesity, making him physically disgusting. The narrator can barely go a paragraph without describing the movements of his fat.

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* RedRightHand: Gutman's [[FatBastard morbid obesity, obesity]], making him physically disgusting. The narrator can barely go a paragraph without describing the movements of his fat.


The novel was adapted for film twice before the famous 1941 version. A pre-[[UsefulNotes/TheHaysCode Hays Code]] version was released in 1931 starring Ricardo Cortez. It was far less ambiguous about Joel Cairo than the later films. It also suffered from a decidedly OutOfCharacter portrayal of Sam Spade as TheDandy. The novel was adapted again in 1936 under the title ''Satan Met a Lady''; this version also changed Sam Spade's name, to "Ted Shane", and featured Creator/BetteDavis in the femme fatale role.

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The novel was adapted for film twice before the famous 1941 version. A pre-[[UsefulNotes/TheHaysCode Hays Code]] version version, also titled ''Film/{{The Maltese Falcon|1931}}'', was released in 1931 starring Ricardo Cortez. It was far less ambiguous about Joel Cairo than the later films. It also suffered from a decidedly OutOfCharacter portrayal of Sam Spade as TheDandy. The novel was adapted again in 1936 under the title ''Satan Met a Lady''; this version also changed Sam Spade's name, to "Ted Shane", and featured Creator/BetteDavis in the femme fatale role.

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