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The Maltese Falcon (1941)

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The Maltese Falcon
Theatrical Poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg United States
Directed by John Huston
Release Date 1941
Language English
Studio Warner Bros.
Distributor Warner Bros.
Main Cast
Character Actor
Samuel Spade Humphrey Bogart
Brigid O'Shaughnessy Mary Astor
Joel Cairo Peter Lorre
Lt. of Detectives Dundy Barton MacLane
Detective Sergeant Tom Polhaus Ward Bond
Kasper Gutman Sydney Greenstreet
Wilmer Cook Elisha Cook Jr.

The Maltese Falcon is the classic 1941 film noir starring Humphrey Bogart as private detective Sam Spade, who investigates a murder and who will take the fall. He comes in contact with a group of high-living lowlifes that will stop at nothing to get their hands on a jewel encrusted falcon. Now Sam has to keep his cool and tie up all the loose ends that lead to the falcon to get the killer of his partner and clear his name. This was the third and decidedly the best of the various filmed adaptations of Dashiell Hammety's classic detective novel, which included a 1931 feature film adaptation and 1936's Satan Met a Lady.

The following weapons were used in the film The Maltese Falcon:


Colt M1911A1

Sam Spade (Humphrey Bogart) and Wilmer Cook (Elisha Cook Jr.) use a Colt M1911A1.

Colt M1911A1 - .45 ACP
Spade holding an M1911A1 on Wilmer (Elisha Cook Jr.)
Sam Spade hands his 1911 to Kaspar Gutman (Sydney Greenstreet). Note the rounded backstrap that indicates an M1911A1 rather than an M1911.
Wilmer Cook holds a 1911.
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Brigid O'Shaughnessy (Mary Astor) holds a 1911.
Sam Spade holds a pair of 1911s that belong to Wilmer.

Colt Model 1908 Vest Pocket

Joel Cairo (Peter Lorre) carries a Colt Model 1908 Vest Pocket.

Colt Model 1908 Vest Pocket w/ wood grips - .25 ACP
Cairo holds a Colt 1908 Vest Pocket on Sam Spade.
Cairo's 1908 on the floor.
Joel Cairo holding his 1908.
Kasper Gutman (Sydney Greenstreet) holding a 1908 on Sam Spade

Webley-Fosbery Automatic Revolver

Miles Archer (Jerome Cowan) is shot with a Webley-Fosbery Automatic Revolver. It is said to be a .45 caliber eight shot, when in fact only the .38 caliber model holds eight rounds. The .455 version holds six.

Webley-Fosbery Automatic Revolver - .455 Webley
Miles Archer stares down a Webley-Fosbery.
Miles Archer is shot.
Detective Tom Polhaus (Ward Bond) holds the Webley-Fosbery that was used to kill Miles Archer.

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