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Falcon Stolen Again

10:00 AM -- Noir crime news from Reuters:



    Thieves have stolen a copy of the bird statue at the heart of "The Maltese Falcon" from the San Francisco restaurant used as a setting for the 1941 film classic starring Humphrey Bogart as the rough-and-tumble private detective...

    John Konstin, whose restaurant John's Grill bills itself as the "Home of the Maltese Falcon," said the thief broke into the case displaying the statue over the weekend. Konstin is offering a $25,000 reward for the replica's return.
Well. Actually, the restaurant wasn't featured in the movie, though it is in the book.

Those seeking the reward should bear in mind the words of Casper Gutman: "Well, sir, you might as well say it belonged to the King of Spain. I don't see how you can honestly grant anyone else a clear title to it... except by right of possession."

Special bonus question: Who can be first to tell us the last line of the 1941 movie? (There may be a prize.)

— Larry, Attack Monkey, Light Reading

Larry, Monkey 12/5/2012 | 3:14:21 PM
re: Falcon Stolen Again We have a winner.
sfwriter 12/5/2012 | 3:14:21 PM
re: Falcon Stolen Again The last line: "Huh?"
Larry, Monkey 12/5/2012 | 3:14:20 PM
re: Falcon Stolen Again Also an excellent movie.
Ward usually played cops, occasionally priests, eventually Wagon Train boss.
He also was a very enthusiastic supporter of the Hollywood Blacklist.
sfwriter 12/5/2012 | 3:14:20 PM
re: Falcon Stolen Again Ward Bond also played Father Peter Lonergan in one of my favorite movies, The Quiet Man.
sfwriter 12/5/2012 | 3:14:19 PM
re: Falcon Stolen Again re: "He also was a very enthusiastic supporter of the Hollywood Blacklist."

Well that ruins him for me.
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