The Maltese Falcon (1941) dir. John Huston

A private detective gets lured into a complex case of crime, suspense, intrigue and murder – all revolving around the mysterious statuette of the Maltese Falcon.
The directorial debut of the great John Huston. Classic film noir at it’s best, cited as the first major film of the genre. Based on Dashiell Hammett’s 1929 detective novel of the same name.
Suspenseful melodrama with stark, Expressionist lighting and supreme direction. Fine performances all around, with the unmistakable presence of Humphrey Bogart, alongside Mary Astor as the perfect femme fatale.

The Maltese Falcon Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Gladys George, Peter Lorre, Barton MacLane, Lee Patrick, Sydney Greenstreet

IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0033870/

The Maltese Falcon