The Maltese Falcon - Study Guide The Fat Man Summary & Analysis

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As soon as Spade sends Brigid off in a cab, the phone rings in Spade's office. It is Gutman asking Spade to come over to his hotel room. As Spade prepares to leave, Iva Archer enters Spade's office to apologize for sending the police to his apartment out of jealousy for Spade being with Brigid the night before. Spade forgives her for this act but does not believe Iva's story about the night Miles was killed. He sends her to see Sid Wise so that she can answer the police questioning properly.

Sam heads out for the Alexandria Hotel to meet Mr. Gutman. He is met at the suite door by the young man in the shadows. Spade is struck by Gutman's corpulence and pleasant manner. Spade is anxious to talk about the falcon, but Gutman is evasive. Eventually, he and Spade argue...

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