""You're good, you're very good.""
Samuel "Sam" Spade is the main protagonist of the 1929 Dashiell Hammett novel The Maltese Falcon, and its 1941 film adaptation of the same name. He's a private eye detective who has a keen eye for women and wants to avenge his deceased partner.
In the 1941 film version, he's portrayed by Humphrey Bogart.
Why He Rocks
- This is one of Bogart's star making roles which brought him to stardom.
- He's a expert detective and manipulator who can easily outsmart just about any enemy that comes at him.
- His weaponless fighting skills are just as talented as his main skills.
- We get to know a lot about Sam's personality since he has more screen time than any of the other characters.
- He's not afraid to give up what he loves if it means doing the right thing.
- Despite all of his snarky and manipulative moments, he has shades of morality and his own code that he follows, stating he has avenge his partner whether he liked him or not.
- This point is shown during the final moment with Brigid. He's shown to have romantic feelings towards her, but he had to turn her in since she was involved in the murder.
- As mentioned earlier in the article, he's very snarky to those around, and likes to manipulate others.