Based on the 1930 Dashiell Hammett novel, this 1941 film noir classic stars Humphrey Bogart as detective Sam Spade, who must cut through a web of deceit, greed and murder to obtain a priceless statuette of a falcon.
“The Maltese Falcon” is directed by John Huston. Historian David Ward of the Portrait Gallery will introduce the film. This program is located in the Nan Tucker McEvoy Auditorium. Free and open to the public; no tickets required. Doors open at 6:30; seating is first come, first served.
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Added by npg on September 25, 2008