Overall Rank: 1461
Average Rating: 2.9/4
# of Ratings: 89
Theatrical Release Date: 06/13/1931
Genre: Drama, Romance
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Roy Del Ruth
Actors: Bebe Daniels, Ricardo Cortez, Dudley Digges, Una Merkel, Robert Elliott, Thelma Todd
Plot: P.I. and a cast of shady characters seek the aforementioned statue. Pre-dates the Bogart version, but a good adaptation nonetheless. -- MaceeRae
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mitchellyoung - wrote on 08/12/2011
A powerful noir that keeps you guessing with red herring clues and grotesque characters (even the supporting characters are memorable and weird.) One of the classics of the detective genre.
Chris Kavan - wrote on 07/09/2010
This earlier version of The Maltese Falcon (NOT the one starring Bogart) is included on the special edition. I have to say, the story is pretty much the same (other than the coda, which was unnecessary). It's not as polished, but is still a fine story with decent acting. The lack of background music made for much uncomfortable silence, however.
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