Directed by: John Huston
Starring: Gladys George, Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Peter Lorre
Genres: Crime, Film noir, Mystery
Character mistake: When Spade leaves Brigid in her hotel room, he says he will buzz her buzzer long-short-long-short, so she will know it's him. When he does return, he only buzzes long-short.
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Tom: What is the Maltese Falcon made of, to make it so special?Spade: The stuff that dreams are made of.
After the ship's captain delivers the Falcon to Sam Spade's office, he collapses on the leather sofa in the foreground. Just after Spade's secretary says, "Is he ...?", the shadow of someone's head passes over the sofa.