The Maltese Falcon (1941 film) Summary
John Huston

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The Maltese Falcon Summary

Summary and Analysis

As The Maltese Falcon begins, the audience learns a little about the Golden Falcon through a running story on the screen. In 1539, the Knights Templar of Malta paid tribute to Charles V of Spain by sending him a Golden Falcon encrusted with rare jewels. When pirates captured the ship, however, the Maltese Falcon was lost, and its whereabouts remain a mystery until the present time (1941).

The story then moves...

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