Friday, January 6, 2012

huston's own

some of the best lines in 'the maltese falcon' are delivered to the policemen who keep on bogart's trail. expressions like 'crackin' foxy' really get me.

"Sam Spade: Haven't you anything better to do than to keep popping in here early every morning and asking a lot of fool questions?
Lt. Dundy: And gettin' a lot of lyin' answers!
Sam Spade: Take it easy."

the way he says 'take it easy' is priceless.

then there's always:

Detective Tom Polhaus: [picks up the falcon] Heavy. What is it?
Sam Spade: The, uh, stuff that dreams are made of.
Detective Tom Polhaus: Huh?

the screenplay was written by the film's director john huston.

1 comment:

nipper said...

crackin' foxy a post-modern sorta' lexicon.
very amusing for the time.