90 Years, 9 Days: ‘The Maltese Falcon’ (1941)
Here’s a great way to spend 100 minutes.
Come home after a hard day on the job. Loosen that tie or take off those heels. Pour yourself a stiff drink (if you are of age). Turn off all of the lights, plunk yourself down on the nearest couch, and travel back in time.
John Huston’s adaptation of Dashiell Hammett’s “The Maltese Falcon,” one of the 50 films featured on “The Best of Warner Bros” collection, is more or less a perfect movie. The term “film noir” gets thrown around a lot without a lot of people knowing what it means or where it all started, and this movie has your answer.