The Maltese Falcon (1931) (***) / by Kyle Vernier

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No Humphrey Bogart here, this is the pre-code 1931 version of The Maltese Falcon. Sam Spade is more soft boiled here. He seems way to happy to be where he is, doing what he is doing. It is all a lark to him. There really isn't much to say about this movie. Nothing makes it stand out really. I'm glad to have seen it as a fan of Dashielle Hammet but that is about as far as it goes.