Maltese Falcon, 1931

  June 8, 1931, Malese Falcon  

  June 8, 1931, Maltese Falcon  

June 1931: Warner Bros. releases “The Maltese Falcon,” starring Ricardo Cortez and Bebe Daniels. Although the film is little more than an obscure curiosity today, it made a deep impression at the time.  Reviewing the now-famous 1941 remake, The Times’ Philip K. Scheuer  said the 1931 version “pales into insignificance.”


  June 8, 1931, Malese Falcon  

  June 8, 1931, Maltese Falcon  

  Nov. 21, 1941, Maltese Falcon  

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2 Responses to Maltese Falcon, 1931

  1. Stacia says:

    I just watched this again tonight! It’s an extremely interesting precode, one that shouldn’t be compared to the 1941 version very much. No more than the 1950s Phantom of the Opera should be compared with Chaney’s version. Same story, two completely different movies.


  2. Vincent says:

    Let us not forget the 1936 remake of a sort, “Satan Met A Lady,” with Warren William and Bette Davis.


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