Did you know….
In the course of principal photography, the cast and crew of The Maltese Falcon had the feeling they were shooting something exciting and tried to hamper any unwanted visitors from coming to the set. The people in charge of publicity at one point brought a group of priests to the set. Before shooting began, Mary Astor , one of the stars of the film, looked down at her legs and said, “Hold it a minute, I’ve got a g**damn run in my stocking” . One of the publicity people quickly sprung into action and ushered the priests off the set.
The Maltese Falcon (1941) was directed by John Huston, best known for movies such as Wise Blood, The Dead and most notably Prizzi’s Honor, a film which earned him the honour (no pun intended) of being the oldest person ever to be nominated for the Best Director Oscar when, at 79 years old.
Well, if you didn’t know… now you know!