The Maltese Falcon
DIRECTOR: JOHN HUSTON
CAST: HUMPHREY BOGART, MARY ASTOR, PETER LORRE, SYDNEY GREENSTREET
BASED ON THE NOVEL BY - DASHIELL HAMMETT
John Huston’s hard-boiled directorial debut teams Peter Lorre and man-mountain Sydney Greenstreet making his screen debut at 62 as a weird tag-team of heavies, and made a marquee star of Humphrey Bogart, here playing a private dick on the prowl for “the stuff that dreams are made of.” A real rogue’s gallery, and an opening shot in the noir uprising.