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The Black Bird (1975)

PG | | Comedy | 9 May 1976 (UK)
The son of famous detective Sam Spade carries on the family tradition of getting involved with the Maltese Falcon - and with the people who will stop at nothing, including murder, to get it.

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After the death of private detective Sam Spade, his son, Sam Spade Jr. (who only knew his father very briefly) is forced to inherit his San Francisco detective agency, much to his chagrin. He also must keep his father's sarcastic secretary, Effie Perrine ("Godzilla"), and must continue his father's tradition of "serving minorities". One day, an obese man named Caspar Gutman is killed just outside Spade's building, his last words being "It's black and as long as your arm". Later on, Spade is given an offer by a member of the Order of St. John's Hospital to purchase his father's useless copy of the Maltese Falcon. A right-wing thug named Gordon Immerman (Spade calls him "Andrew Jackson" after he gave Spade his "calling card", a bill), has been hired to make sure Spade delivers the bird, but he quickly warms to the detective, although the feeling is not mutual. Later on, he gets an offer from a Wilmer Cook, but before they can negotiate, he is killed. Shortly thereafter, he encounters a ... Written by Joel Cairo

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Why is everyone after George Segal's bird? Because he's Sam Spade Jr... and his falcons worth a fortune. See more »

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A novelization of the screenplay was written by Alexander Edwards and published in December, 1975, by Warner Books. See more »

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Referenced in Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004) See more »

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Possibly the worst film ever!

I see on the IMDB this attempt at a film was made in 1975. Shouldn't that be 1995? Considering how bad the film is, it matches most of the attempts of the last ten years. I think in future we should call it Horrorwood. God, but I'm beginning to hate movies...at least those made after the 1970's...


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