Steed comes into possession of a jewelled ornamental dagger, known as the Falcon. It is highly sought after because it will lead to the whereabouts of the world's most valuable black pearl.... See full summary »

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Steed comes into possession of a jewelled ornamental dagger, known as the Falcon. It is highly sought after because it will lead to the whereabouts of the world's most valuable black pearl. Unfortunately, everyone who has ever owned the dagger has met an untimely end. Steed and Miss King must find the pearl and break the sequence. Written by don @ minifie-1

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4 November 1968 (USA)  »

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Of course, if you haven't already spotted it, this is a parody of The Maltese Falcon. Stratford Johns is playing the part played by Sydney Greenstreet and Peter Lorre's part is being played too. There's some clever little word plays to look out for. See more »

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[Street has just "rescued" Tara from Baron Von Orlak who has been torturing her for information]
Tara King: I don't know who you are, sir, but thank you very much. A few more minutes of that and I would have told them everything I know.
Sidney Street: Mmm. Now, madam, tell me!
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Spoofs The Maltese Falcon (1941) See more »

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The Maltese Dagger
29 April 2011 | by (Youngstown,Ohio) – See all my reviews

"Legacy of Death" is the second straight Terry Nation takeoff of a movie classic, in this case, 1941's "The Maltese Falcon," quite inferior to "Noon Doomsday," based on 1952's "High Noon." Henley Farrer (Richard Hurndall) gets the plot underway, sending the 'Dagger of 1000 Deaths' to the unsuspecting John Steed, who proceeds to encounter a bevy of fortune hunters desperate to acquire it. Stratford Johns ("The Frighteners") plays Sidney Street (getting all the best lines), Ronald Lacey ("The Joker") plays Humbert Green, and Ferdy Mayne plays Baron von Orlak, with smaller roles going to John Hollis ("Warlock," "The Cybernauts," "The Superlative Seven"), Kynaston Reeves ("What the Butler Saw"), and Vic Wise ("Square Root of Evil").


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