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The Maltese Falcon: Stereotypes

EFC's The Big Read, 2015 - 2016

Women

Mary Astor portrays femme fatale, Brigid O’ Shaunessy in 1941 film adaptation of The Maltese Falcon

Mary Astor portrays femme fatale, Brigid O’ Shaunessy in 1941 film adaptation of The Maltese Falcon

Body Image

Sydney Greenstreet portrays Kasper Gutman, “the fat man” in 1941 film adaptation of The Maltese Falcon

Sydney Greenstreet portrays Kasper Gutman, “the fat man” in 1941 film adaptation of The Maltese Falcon

Sexual Orientation

Peter Lorre portrays Joel Cairo in 1941 film adaptation of The Maltese Falcon

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