The Maltese Falcon

Bogart_FAlconHustonCastToday over at Black Gate, ‘The Public Life of Sherlock Holmes’ has a post on one of my favorite books and movies, The Maltese Falcon. The main discussion is about Humphrey Bogart’s 1941 film version, which presaged the advent of film noir. But I talk about a lot of other stuff related to this great topic.

If you’ve never read the book, you’re missing out on the finest private eye novel yet written. And the third adaptation, written and directed by John Huston, is brilliant.

Next week, I’ll post about the string of bad choices George Raft made that helped launch ‘Bogie.’



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