The Maltese Falcon (Warner Brothers, 1946). Very Good- on ...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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DescriptionThe Maltese Falcon (Warner Brothers, 1946). Very Good- on Linen. First Post-War Release French Grande (44" X 60.5").
This was the third film version of Dashiell Hammett's detective novel, and without doubt, the best. John Huston, a long-established screenwriter, made his directorial debut with The Maltese Falcon. Humphrey Bogart would achieve true stardom portraying Sam Spade, a cynical San Francisco private eye, who at times uses unscrupulous methods as a means to an end, but also adheres to his own personal code of honor. Professional restoration has addressed major fold wear and a number of tears within the image. Almost all of the paper was still intact but there has been airbrush work to the blue background and some amount of paint work within the title and falcon image. We are thrilled to be able to again offer this rare foreign version. Very Good- on Linen.
Estimate: $8,000 - $16,000.
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