Our 1941 Falcon prop is screen accurate because we made it the same way the original was made; we started with a full detail Falcon prop then sanded it down.
Director John Houston felt the Original Maltese Falcon prop had too much detail and had it sanded nearly smooth, dramatically reducing the chest feathers.
We applied these same techniques to our Original Maltese Falcon, resulting in the screen accurate replica with an authenticated history that you see here.
This is the Real Maltese Falcon™, our flagship produce since its introduction in 1963. Cast from an original prop that had been part of Century Prop's inventory since the 1940s.
In early 1941 Artist Fred Sexton was commissioned by his friend director John Houston to create a new, aggressive Maltese Falcon Statue for Houston's directorial debut, The Maltese Falcon (1941).
When Sexton presented John Houston with the finished Falcon Houston was impressed, but not satisfied.