Thursday 28 November 2013

The Maltese Falcon

Film buffs might like to know that the original lead statuette of the Maltese Falcon fetched a record $4,085,000 (£2,505,953) at Bonhams New York sale, held in partnership with Turner Classic Movies (TCM) on 25 November (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.


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