The Maltese Falcon Trivia Answers

So wonderful seeing you all at the June Daisy Movie Night for The Maltese Falcon!

The Trivia Game, June edition winner was Richard Cohen - 6/10 correct answers!!! Trivia Player Rating: Movie Aficionado CONGRATULATIONS Richard!

Prize: Collectors Edition Book - The Maltese Falcon by Dashiel Hammett, graciously donated by Hills and Hamlets Bookstore, Serenbe!

The Maltese Falcon Trivia Answers:

1. Three of the Maltese Falcon statuettes still exist. This makes them some of the most valuable film props ever made; indeed, each is now worth more than three times what the film cost to make. They are each valued at over…

·      1 Million Dollars

2. This was common practice at Warner Brothers in the 194o’s era as a way for the studio to save money. Humphrey Bogart had to supply his own…

·      Wardrobe

3. In order to give her a breathless, nervous appearance on screen, director John Huston had actor Mary Astor (do this) several times before each of her scenes…

·      Run around the set

4. Warner Bros. planned to change the name of the film to (this title) because the novel's title had already been used for The Maltese Falcon (1931). The studio eventually agreed to keep the original title at John Huston's insistence…

·      The Gent From Frisco

5. At 357 pounds, 60-year-old British newcomer Sydney Greenstreet was so large that the studio had to specially manufacture his entire wardrobe for the role of Kasper Gutman. The (item) which Greenstreet uses while talking with Sam Spade (Humphrey Bogart) in the hotel room was also specially made for him…

·      Chair

6. Although this was the 62-year old Sydney Greenstreet's film debut, he had already worked as a prominent stage actor for…

·      40 years

7. John Huston and company tickled themselves with a number of other on-set jokes. As Mary Astor recounted in her autobiography, the cast and crew had a system, whereby Huston would signal for a certain practical joke to be played for visitors to the set. For the benefit of visiting star-struck social clubwomen, the "No. 5" had Humphrey Bogart going into a prepared act with Sydney Greenstreet. He'd start yelling and cursing at him, calling him a fat old fool. "Who the hell do you think you are? You upstaged me, and I'm telling you I'm not having any--," at which point Huston would jump into the act, holding back Bogart's mock rage. Very quickly, the embarrassed and disillusioned ladies would shuffle towards the nearest exit. Meanwhile, the "No. 10" had Peter Lorre coming out of Astor's dressing room at the appropriate moment, adjusting his pants zipper, saying…

·      "See you later Mary"

8. The Maltese Falcon marked the very first pairing of Sydney Greenstreet and Peter Lorre. How many more movies did they do together?...

·      9

9. It was producer Henry Blanke who gave John Huston what he recalled as the single greatest piece of advice he would ever receive as a director…

·      "Shoot each scene as if it was the most important scene in the film"

10. Most of the film was shot…

·      Sequentially