118 – The Maltese Falcon (1941)

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The Maltese Falcon is an excellent documentary about birds of prey that roost off the coast of Malta.Well not really but it could have been with a title like that.It’s about this gold and jewelled falcon that Malta gifted to the  king of Spain way back when that got lost en-route to Spain.Bogart plays a P.I. who’s hired by a woman under the pretence to find her sister but really its for protection from some guys looking for the falcon which she seems to have found.The story really isn’t that good and the ‘hot piece of meat’ or the woman that everyone thinks is hot is really old,she must be 40 but everyone is acting like she’s 20.I don’t know who did the casting for the film but from all the sexualized dialogue from the guys towards here it doesn’t add up.Bogart has one great line in it,he says to his secretary “you’re a good man,sister”.

IMDB RATING      –     8.2
MY RATING     –    7
SEEN BEFORE     –     NO
RECOMMEND?     –     NO
OVERALL     –  SO-SO.BAD CASTING.SHORT TOUGH GUYS AND OLD FEMME FATALES.

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