The Maltese Falcon (1931)

Director
Roy Del Ruth

Main cast
Bebe Daniels; Ricardo Cortez; Dudley Digges; Una Merkel; Thelma Todd

Genres
Crime, Mystery

Description
A lovely dame with dangerous lies employs the services of a private detective, who is quickly caught up in the mystery and intrigue of a statuette known as the Maltese Falcon.


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