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    The Maltese Falcon (Warner Brothers, 1941). Midget Window Card (8" X 14"). The third time was definitely the charm when it came to filming Dashiell Hammett's exciting novel of intrigue and deceit in the hunt for a legendary treasure (the story had been filmed twice before, in 1931 and 1936). This time, tough guy Humphrey Bogart took the role of private dick Sam Spade, in a role that would make him a true Hollywood legend. Bogart was the very epitome of Hammett's gumshoe: a tough-as-nails, no-nonsense PI, who doesn't mind bending the law when it suits him, but who, nevertheless, has a heart of gold. The role of Spade was originally offered to George Raft, who turned it down, citing a clause in his contract that said he did not have to work on remakes. Also the film debut of classic character actor Sidney Greenstreet, "The Maltese Falcon" helped give birth to the entire genre that would come to be known as film noir. This exquisite midget window card, which bears the same artwork as the highly desirable one sheet, has had a tear repaired in the bottom border, and there is evidence of pencil writing erased from the top right edge. Other than that, this card is clean and beautiful, and will make a valued addition to any collection. From the Collection of Denver Sherry. Very Fine+.

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