The Maltese Falcon

The Maltese Falcon

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  • Miss Wonderly comes to Privet Detective Sam Spade and his partner Miles Archer to find her sister. She pays the two men $200 for their services.
  • Sargent Tom Polhaus called Spade in the middle of the night to inform him Miles Archer was dead, shot 8 times. Spade does not show much emotion and explains that Miles was following a man named Thursby but leave out the part about Miss Wonderly.
  • Thersby and Miles Dead!
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  • Tom Polhaus and Lieutenant Dundy come later that night to tell Spade Thursby is dead. Dundy suspects Spade but has no hard evidance against him but will be conducting an investigation.
  • Spade goes to where Miss Wounderly is staying to talk to her. She ends up admitting her name is O'Shaughnessy and Thursby was an acquaintance of her's that turned on her. She then begs for Spades help.
  • When back at his office, Spade meets with a man named Cairo who wants to pay Spade $5000 to find a stature for him. When he pulls a gun, spade quickly knocks him out and checks his pockets.
  • Spade decides him, Cairo, and Miss O'Shaugnessy need to meet in his apartment. It gets heated when their two stories conflict and Bridget hits Cairo. Cairo tries to pull a gun and Spade steps in to stop him.
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