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Director: John Huston     Starring: Humphrey Bogart Mary Astor
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Format: DVD
Sku: 217045311
UPC: 883929154296
UPC 14: 00883929154296
Rating: NR
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Editor's Note
Hard-drinking private eye Sam Spade (Humphrey Bogart) sleuths the backyard of San Francisco in search of an elusive black bird statuette while evading the setups of three disparate miscreants: the duplicitous Brigid, the perfumed Mr. Cairo, and the scheming Fat Man. John Huston's brilliant directorial debut is aided by first-rate performances, excellent camera work, as well as the director's acute attention to detail while shooting the film. Based on the crime novel by Dashiell Hammett. Academy Award Nominations: 3, including Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor (Sydney Greenstreet), and Best Screenplay. Previous versions of the story were filmed in 1931 (a.k.a. DANGEROUS FEMALE) and in 1936 (as SATAN MET A LADY, starring Bette Davis), and poorly redone in 1975 (THE BLACK BIRD).


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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Warner
Video Release Date Release Date: 10/5/2010
Video Play Time Running Time: 100 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1941
Video UPC UPC: 00883929154296
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks:
Video Color Spec Video: B&W

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Gladys George
Video Cast Info Ward Bond
Video Cast Info Barton MacLane
Video Cast Info Emory Parnell
Video Cast Info Elisha Cook Jr.
Video Cast Info Jerome Cowan
Video Cast Info Charles Drake
Video Cast Info Murray Alper
Video Cast Info James Burke
Video Cast Info Robert Homans
Video Cast Info Humphrey Bogart
Video Cast Info Sydney Greenstreet
Video Cast Info William Hopper
Video Cast Info Peter Lorre
Video Cast Info Lee Patrick
Video Cast Info Hank Mann
Video Cast Info Creighton Hale
Video Cast Info John Hamilton
Video Cast Info Jack Mower
Video Cast Info Mary Astor
Video Cast Info Arthur Edeson - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info Thomas Richards - Editor
Video Cast Info Orry-Kelly - Costume Designer
Video Cast Info Walter Huston - Cameo
Video Cast Info Adolph Deutsch - Composer
Video Cast Info Robert M. Haas - Production Designer
Video Cast Info Dashiell Hammett - Story
Video Cast Info Henry Blanke - Producer
Video Cast Info John Huston - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info John Huston - Director

Memorable Quotes

"When you're slapped, you'll take it and like it!" ---- Sam Spade (Humphrey Bogart) to Cairo (Peter Lorre)

"Don't be too sure I'm as crooked as I'm supposed to be." ---- Spade to Brigid O'Shaugnessy (Mary Astor)

Professional Reviews

Total Film
"...The real spark in this suavest of mysteries is provided by its eccentric collection of villains..." -- 5 out of 5 stars 03/01/2000 p.84

Los Angeles Times
"...Bogart was always in control....The movie is refreshingly cynical..." 09/03/1998 p.C18

Chicago Sun-Times
"...Huston's strategy is crafty....It's all style. It isn't violence or chases, but the way the actors look, move, speak and embody their characters..." 05/13/2001 p.5

"...FALCON is the archetypal American detective yarn..." 12/01/2003 p.5

Entertainment Weekly
"Boldly manipulative light and shadow, utilizing drastic camera angles, and introducing Bogart's Sam Spade, the first-time director's detective classic defines film noir." -- Grade: A 10/06/2006 p.57

4 stars out of 5 -- "[The film] remains enjoyable for its razor-sharp dialogue....A great example of vintage studio alchemy." 03/01/2007 p.121

Sight and Sound
"There is a spareness of style here that puts many of today's bloated thrillers to shame." 03/01/2007 p.83

Ultimate DVD
5 stars out of 5 -- "This is pure essence of film noir -- essentially starting the genre..." 03/01/2007 p.97

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