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The Maltese Falcon quotes

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Spade and Archer is the name of a San Francisco detective agency. That's for Sam Spade and Miles Archer. The two men are partners, but Sam doesn't like Miles much. A knockout, who goes by the name of Miss Wonderly, walks into their office; and by that night everything's changed. Miles is dead. And so is a man named Floyd Thursby. It seems Miss Wonderly is surrounded by dangerous men. There's Joel Cairo, who uses gardenia-scented calling cards. There's Kasper Gutman, with his enormous girth and feigned civility. Her only hope of protection comes from Sam, who is suspected by the police of one or the other murder. More murders are yet to come, and it will all be because of these dangerous men -- and their lust for a statuette of a bird: the Maltese Falcon.

Director: John Huston
Writer: John Huston (screen play by), Dashiell Hammett (based upon the novel by)
Production: N/A
Year: 1941
MetaScore: 96/100
ImdbRating: 8.0
BoxOffice: N/A
Released: 18 Oct 1941
Awards: Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 4 wins.


53 Clips & Quotes

What is it - The Maltese Falcon 00:15 What is it You'll take it and like it - The Maltese Falcon 00:16 You'll take it and like it I'm sorry indeed to lose you - The Maltese Falcon 00:43 I'm sorry indeed to lose you You're a good man - The Maltese Falcon 00:11 You're a good man You and your stupid attempt to buy it - The Maltese Falcon 00:45 You and your stupid attempt to buy it You always have a very smooth explanation ready - The Maltese Falcon 00:25 You always have a very smooth explanation ready Miss Wonderly - The Maltese Falcon 00:42 Miss Wonderly The cheaper the crook - The Maltese Falcon 00:30 The cheaper the crook You're a close mouthed man - The Maltese Falcon 01:21 You're a close mouthed man That's good - The Maltese Falcon 00:40 That's good When a man's partner is killed - The Maltese Falcon 01:24 When a man's partner is killed What else is there I can buy you with - The Maltese Falcon 00:27 What else is there I can buy you with I hope they don't hang you - The Maltese Falcon 00:54 I hope they don't hang you I distrust a man who says  when - The Maltese Falcon 00:33 I distrust a man who says when Archer was so alive yesterday - The Maltese Falcon 00:46 Archer was so alive yesterday That you may have the falcon - The Maltese Falcon 00:22 That you may have the falcon Let's  talk  about the black bird - The Maltese Falcon 00:45 Let's talk about the black bird He has a wife and three children in England - The Maltese Falcon 00:25 He has a wife and three children in England You won't need much of anybody's help - The Maltese Falcon 01:05 You won't need much of anybody's help All we've got is that maybe you love me and maybe I love you - The Maltese Falcon 00:43 All we've got is that maybe you love me and maybe I love you Sweetheart - The Maltese Falcon 00:39 Sweetheart I don't mind a reasonable amount of trouble - The Maltese Falcon 00:16 I don't mind a reasonable amount of trouble We were talking about a lot more money than this - The Maltese Falcon 00:38 We were talking about a lot more money than this I certainly wish you would have invented a more reasonable story - The Maltese Falcon 00:47 I certainly wish you would have invented a more reasonable... Are you going - The Maltese Falcon 01:12 Are you going Don't be too sure I'm as crooked as I'm supposed to be - The Maltese Falcon 00:18 Don't be too sure I'm as crooked as I'm supposed to be That's true - The Maltese Falcon 03:04 That's true Because I've practiced taking guns from these boys before - The Maltese Falcon 00:47 Because I've practiced taking guns from these boys before You're good - The Maltese Falcon 00:13 You're good Keep askin' for it and you're gonna to get it   plenty - The Maltese Falcon 00:39 Keep askin' for it and you're gonna to get it plenty This'll put you in solid with your boss - The Maltese Falcon 00:15 This'll put you in solid with your boss Here's to plain speaking and clear understanding - The Maltese Falcon 00:17 Here's to plain speaking and clear understanding You killed Miles and you're going over for it - The Maltese Falcon 00:16 You killed Miles and you're going over for it Do you have it - The Maltese Falcon 01:14 Do you have it These are facts - The Maltese Falcon 00:26 These are facts I do know he always went heavily armed - The Maltese Falcon 01:03 I do know he always went heavily armed And gettin' a lot of lyin' answers - The Maltese Falcon 00:40 And gettin' a lot of lyin' answers You shouldn't let him go around with these on him - The Maltese Falcon 00:38 You shouldn't let him go around with these on him Look at me - The Maltese Falcon 00:36 Look at me Tom says you were in too much of a hurry to even stop and take a look at your dead partner - The Maltese Falcon 01:33 Tom says you were in too much of a hurry to even stop and... Our private conversations have not been such that I am anxious to continue them - The Maltese Falcon 00:34 Our private conversations have not been such that I am... You don't have to trust me as long as you can persuade me to trust you - The Maltese Falcon 00:21 You don't have to trust me as long as you can persuade me to... This is going to be the most astounding thing you have ever heard of - The Maltese Falcon 07:01 This is going to be the most astounding thing you have ever... You begin to believe me a little - The Maltese Falcon 04:32 You begin to believe me a little There isn't the time for that schoolgirl act - The Maltese Falcon 00:25 There isn't the time for that schoolgirl act Miles hadn't many brains - The Maltese Falcon 01:21 Miles hadn't many brains I hope you know what you're doin' - The Maltese Falcon 00:14 I hope you know what you're doin' What's this bird - The Maltese Falcon 00:20 What's this bird Look what you did to my shirt - The Maltese Falcon 00:13 Look what you did to my shirt You know me - The Maltese Falcon 00:50 You know me No doubt he was careless with matches - The Maltese Falcon 00:15 No doubt he was careless with matches I don't care who loves who - The Maltese Falcon 00:12 I don't care who loves who It's the Russian's hand - The Maltese Falcon 00:17 It's the Russian's hand

Cast

Samuel Spade - Humphrey Bogart
Brigid O'Shaughnessy - Mary Astor
Iva Archer - Gladys George
Joel Cairo - Peter Lorre
Lt. of Detectives Dundy - Barton MacLane
Effie Perine - Lee Patrick
Kasper Gutman - Sydney Greenstreet
Detective Tom Polhaus - Ward Bond
Miles Archer - Jerome Cowan
Wilmer Cook - Elisha Cook Jr.
Frank Richman - Murray Alper
Floyd Thursby - Jacob Dance
Reporter - Charles Drake
Bit Part - Chester Gan
Stenographer - Creighton Hale
Policeman - Robert Homans
Reporter - William Hopper
Captain Jacoby - Walter Huston
Reporter - Hank Mann
Announcer - Jack Mower
Ship's Mate - Emory Parnell