The Black Bird (1975) DVD

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The Black Bird (1975)


David Giler    


Gordon Cotler (story),  David Giler, Dashiell Hammett, Don Mankiewicz


George SegalStéphane AudranLionel Stander, Lee Patrick, Elisha Cook Jr., Felix Silla
The Black Bird is a satirical sequel to The Maltese Falcon. George Segal plays Sam Spade Jr., who has inherited his dad's detective agency in a seedy section of San Francisco. The ubiquitous, priceless Maltese Falcon, which eluded Bogart and company in the 1941 film, surfaces once again. This time, Spade's friends and foes include femme fatales Anna and "Decoy Girl" (Stéphane Audran and Connie Kreski), sixtysomething historian Dr. Crippen (Signe Hasso, who looks terrific), and midget villain Litvak (Felix Silla, who played Cousin Itt on the TV series The Addams Family). Gags abound, including a climactic steal from Jaws. Two of the surviving stars of The Maltese Falcon, Lee Patrick and Elisha Cook Jr., recreate their roles in The Black Bird.

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  • 5
    The Black Bird on dvd

    Posted by Dave on Aug 1st 2022

    Saw this in the theater when it came out. It is one of the funniest movies I’ve ever seen. There’s nothing politically incorrect in my view. But then I don’t belong to this ignorant generation. I’m 76 years old. If you’re looking for an awesome movie, you will love this one. Thanks to Zeus for putting it on dvd.

  • 3
    A mystery within a mystery

    Posted by Robert S Urbanek on May 21st 2022

    Not the sharpest film quality. Would have paid more for a traditional disk package with poster art. Film provided some answers to my speculations about The Maltese Falcon.

  • 4
    The Black Bird

    Posted by Jan H Lyons on Dec 29th 2021

    A good transfer from videotape for a very funny movie. I have been looking for this for years - glad you have it!!

  • 4
    took a little while but received it

    Posted by norman d bogert on Jun 26th 2021

    this is a lost george segal movie i remembered funnier but the man is gone Lets enjoy his comedy and spoofs pictye is very clean and clear thanks

  • 5
    Fianlly got it on DVD!

    Posted by Jeff Tribby on Oct 20th 2018

    I know The Black Bird is considered "horribly" politically incorrect nowadays, but I rate it as one of the funniest parodies of another movie ("The Maltese Falcon" I've seen. The humor is so close to Mel Brooks' "Blazing Saddles". The funniest schtick is that old car that keeps rolling down a hill no matter how Sam turns the wheels. Now that I have it on DVD, it's even more fun to see this 70s movie so clearly. Thank you, Zeus.

  • 5

    Posted by Unknown on Jan 6th 2018

    Thank you for making this available. I'll look for other titles.

  • 4
    Excellent DVD reproduction

    Posted by Unknown on Dec 11th 2017

    I, and my friends have been trying to get a copy of "The Blackbird" for years. I was very pleased to finally get two copies which did not disappoint Prompt delivery

  • 5
    The Black Bird.

    Posted by M Perry on Sep 19th 2017

    Hard to find movie . glad I found this site. would buy again from them . thanks

  • 4
    Classic comedy

    Posted by Lynda on Jun 28th 2017

    This movie is a spoof on the Maltese Falcon. We had it on tape and tried to find it on DVD as we are replacing all our tapes. We were delighted to find it on Zeus.

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