$1000 bills in movies and on television
The only United States $1000 bills I have seen have been at coin show exhibitions and in museums.
They used to circulate, however, and occasionally turn up in motion pictures and on television programs.
Sometimes the bills are explicitly stated to be $1000 bills, such as in the two versions of "The Maltese Falcon".
The Maltese Falcon (1931)
A man gives detective Sam Spade $10,000 in ten $1000 bills. Later the woman gets them. The $1000 bills are portrayed by real US $10 bills.
The Maltese Falcon (1941)
A man gives detective Sam Spade $10,000 in ten $1000 bills. Later one bill disappears and reappears. The $1000 bills are portrayed by the common imitation Mexican "prop" notes.
In John Steinbeck's novel East of Eden and the subsequent 1955 film Cal Trask (James Dean) attempts to prove to his father that he can earn money by showing him $14,000 in $1000 bills which he had to order from the Federal Reserve.
In William Lindsay Gresham's novel Nightmare Alley and the subsequent 1947 film Stanton Carlisle, a stage mentalist, hands over $150,000 in $1000 bills to Dr. Lilith Ritter to hold for him. Later he gets the money back from her but finds that she has replaced the money with $1 bills. The bills are portrayed by the common imitation Mexican "prop" notes.
In some films the $1000 bills are only implied, such as in the 1943 film "Shadow of a Doubt" where "Uncle Charlie" goes into a bank, states that he has $40,000 to deposit and hands the bank manager a small stack of bills. He does not say that they are $1000 bills but smaller notes would make a much larger stack.
There must be many more books, film, and television programs which feature $1000 bills as part of their stories.
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