About

A private detective takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a beautiful liar, and their quest for a priceless statuette.

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Directed by

John Huston

Written by

Robert Foulk (Dialogue)
John Huston (Screenplay)
Dashiell Hammett (Screenplay)

Runtime

101 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

A story as EXPLOSIVE as his BLAZING automatics!

Cast

Keywords

murder detective loss of loved one film noir san francisco private eye private detective sam spade statuette black bird

Photos

Lists

#218 on IMDb top 250 IMDb

#279 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#31 on AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies – 10th Anniversary Edition AFI

#273 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Picture

Oscar nomination for Best Actor in a Supporting Role Sydney Greenstreet

Oscar nomination for Best Writing, Screenplay John Huston