THE MALTESE FALCON
JOHN HUSTON | USA | 1941 | 100 MIN | NR | ENGLISH
Famed director and renaissance man John Huston crafted the seminal US film noir that dreams are made of when Bogart’s Sam Spade encounters suspicious suspects in hunt for one of cinema’s most famous MacGuffins.
Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Gladys George
Part of the Philadelphia Film Society’s Debut series
All filmmakers have to start somewhere. A debut film may catapult a director into the auteur stratosphere or be merely a blip on their IMDb list, yet the debut remains a defining moment that can serve as film forensic for everything that follows.