The Maltese falcon: starring Humphrey Bogart and Mary Astor
Synopsis : A gallery of high-living lowlifes will stop at nothing to get their sweaty hands on a jewel-encrusted falcon. Detective Sam Spade (Humphrey Bogart) wants to find out why - and who will take the fall for his partner's murder. An all-star cast (including Sydney Greenstreet, Mary Astor, Peter Lorre and Elisha Cook Jr.) joins Bogart in cracking this mystery masterwork written for the screen (from Dashiell Hammett's novel) and directed by John Huston. This nominee for three Academy Awards (1941) - Best Picture, Supporting Actor (Greenstreet) and Screenplay (Huston) - catapulted Bogart to stardom and launched Huston's directoral career. All with a bird and a bang! (Synopsis taken from the DVD cover information).
This is a Parental Guidance-certificate film containing mild violence and sex references