Sydney Greenstreet’s first movie role was Kasper Gutman in the Maltese Falcon.
About to sell out Wilmer, his young gunsel, he offers cold consolation and forsakes his chances of being nominated as surrogate father of the year:
Well, Wilmer, I’m sorry indeed to lose you. But I want you to know I couldn’t be fonder of you if you were my own son. But, well, if you lose a son, it’s possible to get another. There’s only one Maltese Falcon.