The Maltese Falcon (1941): Articles


'Latin Lover' - The 2nd Valentino & 1st (and Best) Sam Spade: Q&A with Ricardo Cortez Biographer Dan Van Neste

“Latin Lover” Ricardo Cortez, who went on to play a series of all-American scoundrels and criminals, in addition to similar unsavory types of other nationalities. Although never as big a star as fellow silent era screen heartthrobs Rudolph Valentino, Ramon Novarro, and John Gilbert – or fellow Pre-Code era antiheroes […]


Humphrey Bogart Movies: Quote 'The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of'

Humphrey Bogart movies: 'The Maltese Falcon,' 'High Sierra' (Image: Most famous Humphrey Bogart quote: 'The stuff that dreams are made of' from 'The Maltese Falcon') (See previous post: “Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall Movies.”) Besides 1948, 1941 was another great year for Humphrey Bogart – one also featuring a movie […]


Humphrey Bogart Movies: 'The Caine Mutiny,' 'The Maltese Falcon'

Humphrey Bogart, the most revered Old Hollywood tough guy, is Turner Classic Movies' Star of the Day this Wednesday as TCM continues its “Summer Under the Stars” film series. (See further below Humphrey Bogart Movie Schedule.) My favorite tough guy – by far – is Edward G. Robinson. The star […]


'The Maltese Falcon': Humphrey Bogart & Femme Fatale Mary Astor Academy Screening

The Maltese Falcon with Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Peter Lorre, Sydney Greenstreet An encore presentation of John Huston's 1941 Best Picture nominee The Maltese Falcon, will be presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Monday, September 13, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater […]


Lawrence Kasdan 'The Maltese Falcon' Academy Screening & 'Illuminating the Future'

Lawrence Kasdan, whose neo-noir Body Heat starring William Hurt and Kathleen Turner has become a 1980s classic, introduced a screening of John Huston directorial debut, The Maltese Falcon, starring Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, and Sydney Greenstreet, at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills on Monday, […]