The Maltese Falcon
CLICK). The statuette was a movie prop made for Warner Bros' classic film noir The Maltese Falcon (1941) based on the novel by Dashiell Hammett and starring Humphrey Bogart as private investigator Sam Spade. The movie saw the directorial debut of John Huston and was nominated for three Oscars (CLICK). The Maltese Falcon is one of the movie greats of all time.