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American motion-picture director whose taut dramas, including The Maltese Falcon, were some of the most popular films from the 1940s on.
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John Huston was born August 5, 1906, in Nevada, Missouri. His first work as a film director was the classic hard-boiled detective tale The Maltese Falcon
(1941), distinguished by sharply realistic dialogue and vividly realized characters. His early classic films starred Humphrey Bogart
and marked the summit of that highly popular actor's career.
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