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The Black Bird (1975)

PG  |   |  Comedy  |  17 May 1976 (Sweden)
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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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Before the film was released, The Burbank Studios/Warner Bros took the REAL Maltese Falcon statuette from the 1941 version and made a model of it. They cast it in plaster, painted it flat black, wrapped it in Chinese newspaper and burlap (as per the Bogart movie), and mailed it to press reviewers as a gimmicky press promotion. They were all numbered and inscribed on the bottom, up to number 250, with EA-TBS (The Burbank Studios). Then somebody made a model from THAT one and sold them in book and movie shops, but the detail was lost in the process. See more »

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I liked it and watch it all the time
27 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I liked the movie...thought it was funny, especially the bantering between George Segal and all of the co-stars. I watched the original version of unfaithful and saw the same actress was in This movie and the french version of unfaithful. I thought she was hilarious in this movie.

I saw this movie in a movie theater in 1976 and laughed and still laugh via VHS. Thought the ending was a little drawn out...so thats why I gave it an 8.. In Leonard Maltins book he gave it BOMB rating which I can not understand. I can watch this movie anytime where as a movie like Porkys or Dodgeball I find unwatchable.


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