Many film historians consider this 1941 murder mystery the first in the film noir genre. It put down the foundations for that moody, black and white image of mean streets, knife-edged heroes, dark shadows and tough dames. Based on Dashiell Hammett’s detective classic, the film is also noted for John Huston’s directorial debut and Sydney Greenstreet’s first film role. Then there’s Humphrey Bogart who rose to stardom as the hard-boiled San Francisco private eye, Sam Spade.
Rated PG. Run time 1 hour 41 minutes.
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