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Great Job, Internet!: Read this: 75 years later, the fate of The Maltese Falcon remains a mystery

Dashiell Hammett’s 1930 detective novel The Maltese Falcon had already been adapted for the screen twice before John Huston’s version starring Humphrey Bogart. But it was the Huston film, originally released on October 3, 1941, that became a certified classic. The MacGuffin driving the film’s plot is a one-of-a-kind, life-sized statue of a bird. Memorably described by Bogart as “the stuff that dreams are made of,” the desirable trinket is revealed at the movie’s cruel climax to be a worthless lead fake.
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