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The Maltese Falcon Film Summary & Analysis

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The Maltese Falcon is the story of a famous treasure - a Golden Falcon encrusted with rare jewels, a gift from the Knights Templar of Malta to Charles V of Spain. Over the centuries, the treasure disappeared, and different groups have been searching for it ever since.

Gutman is one of the many people searching for the valuable treasure, and he is willing to do anything to get it. He has hired Cairo, Brigid and others to help him. Sam becomes involved when Brigid comes to him and his partner, acting as if she's scared of being hurt by the man.

After Sam's partner is murdered while following Brigid and her partner, Sam tries to find out the truth about the events. When he finally does find out that Brigid is behind many of the problems, he is angry and threatens to leave her rotting in jail.

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