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

100 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 whodunit san francisco, california noir private eye private detective sam spade statuette black bird

Photos

Lists

#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

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Writing, Screenplay John Huston

Oscar nomination for Best Picture

Oscar nomination for Best Actor in a Supporting Role Sydney Greenstreet