The Maltese Falcon

USA | 1941 | 101 minutes | John Huston

February 16 - 19, 2018

Opening Night Film!

"The stuff that dreams are made of." Sam Spade (Humphrey Bogart), a cynical, tough-talking private eye, becomes ensnared in a web of deceit when a simple missing persons case becomes a deadly hunt for a missing statuette. John Huston's 1941 directorial debut became the prototype for the Film Noir genre, and Bogart's performance as Spade made him a household name. With legendary performances from Mary Astor, Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre, and Elisha Cook Jr.

Join us at 6:30pm as we kick-off this spectacular evening  with TCM Noir Alley host and Czar of Noir, Eddie Muller, live music from yesteryear by the Casey MacGill Trio and a cider tasting courtesy of Capitol Cider. Dress up in your best retro outfit and test your Noir chops with Shadow Play, the game of Noir trivia, going on throughout the festival.


Noir City is presented by the Film Noir Foundation. 

  • Director: John Huston
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 1941
  • Running Time: 101 minutes
  • Producer: Hal B. Wallis, Henry Blanke
  • Screenplay: John Huston
  • Cinematographers: Arthur Edeson
  • Editors: Thomas Richards
  • Music: Adolph Deutsch
  • Language: English
  • Format: 35mm
  • US Distributor: Warner Bros. Classics