The 1941 Maltese Falcon Prop

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.

The Original Maltese Falcon Prop

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.


Important Notice:  Production and Shipping times cut in half for all products effective June 1, 2021

Thanks to relaxed COVID restrictions in our county and our staff being fully vaccinated we are now back to our normal five day production time on all items.   At the height of the pandemic we were experiencing production delays of up to 20 days, but it looks like those days are behind us now. 

If you have been considering placing an order but were put off by the long lead time for delivery you can now purchase any products with assurance that they will ship within five business days.  Heavyweight Falcons will still have a longer production time due to the nature of the layering process, but they will start from a base of five production days not 10 or 20.  We want to thank you all for your patience and continued support of The Haunted Studios.  

Home of The Real Maltese Falcon™ since 1963

Our 1941 Maltese Falcon, the Real Maltese Falcon™, has been number one on every movie lover's wish list for over 55 years, and here's why -- Screen accurate in every detail, cast in unbreakable resin just like the original. and produced with the same techniques used to create that most famous film prop of all time, The Original 1941 Maltese Falcon Statue.

Each 1941 Falcon is individually fabricated by applying hand burnishing and aging techniques to a Haunted Studios Original Maltese Falcon™ -- This is not an amateur made sculpture or interpretation, but an authentic casting of a real motion picture hand prop that had been in use for over 20 years when we acquired it in 1963. The result is a Screen Accurate replica with an authenticated history that is unconditionally guaranteed against chips, cracks, and breaks for the life time of the original buyer.

Available with optional Special Gift Packing -- The Falcon wrapped in Chinese newsprint, bound with jute twine, and securely packed in an exclusive replica of Captain Jacobi's burlap La Paloma sea bag

SOLID LEAD FILLED RESIN SPECIAL EDITION -- Choose the option everyone has been asking for, our Special Haunted Studios 55th Anniversary Edition, a heavyweight solid lead filled Polyurethane Resin casting available in your choice of 10, 20, 25, or 30 pound versions, the Falcon by which all others are judged!

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