Watching The Maltese Falcon last month inspired me to read the original. It’s cool to see the names of streets and places I recognize. When I visited SF last year, my hotel was right in the thick of it.

The Maltese Falcon

The Maltese Falcon. This movie is really, really good. Sydney Greenstreet is hilarious. Peter Lorre does the usual vaguely-creepy foreigner bit. Mary Astor is a tricky little devil. Bogart is Bogartian. None of the characters are entirely likeable, or hateable. Thumbs-up.