Humphrey Bogart's classic the Maltese Falcon (1941) will be screening at 2pm on Sunday June 19th, the fifth of the Classic Films on River series, a special series screening some of the most loved classic films from the 30s, 40s, and 50s for classic movie lovers in the Russian River Valley.
In this noir classic, detective Sam Spade (Humphrey Bogart) gets more than he bargained for when he takes a case brought to him by a beautiful but secretive woman (Mary Astor). As soon as Miss Wonderly shows up, trouble follows as Sam's partner is murdered and Sam is accosted by a man (Peter Lorre) demanding he locate a valuable statuette. Sam, entangled in a dangerous web of crime and intrigue, soon realizes he must find the one thing they all seem to want: the bejeweled Maltese falcon.
Release date: October 3, 1941
Director: John Huston
Writers: John Huston (screenplay), Dashiell Hammett (based upon the novel by)
Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Gladys George