Monday, 16 January 2012

That's good, because if you actually were as innocent as you pretend to be, we'd never get anywhere.

The Maltese Falcon (1941)

The first of my Mondo Film A Day Classics (hmm that's a fine name for today but when it comes to The Spirit  that somebody else has suggested for this week it may need a rethink) chosen by someone else, in this case David Morson.
Smart, fun brilliantly played crime caper. All the cast are on fire but Sydney Greenstreet really impresses amongst some terrific character actors.
The script zings being delivered so ably and the film is well shot and pacy.
The full package and rightly well regarded 70 years on.

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