Dashiell Hammett

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United States writer of hard-boiled detective fiction (1894-1961)

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1951: As the McCarthy witch-hunts gathered pace in the USA, crime novelist Dashiell Hammett was jailed for contempt when he refused to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee.
Based on a genre-pioneering novel by Dashiell Hammett - and later transformed into a classic 1941 film by director John Huston - "The Maltese Falcon" was broadcast on the Lux Radio Theatre on Feb.
Poe, Arthur Conan-Doyle, Dashiell Hammett,and through a number of pertinent comparisons with their texts, he explores the form and the function of Eco's references.
Fox, and even in cases where the influence isn't explicit, it doesn't feel like a stretch to guess that filmmakers like Quentin Tarantino have been affected by the noir novels of Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett.
His awards include the Dos Passos Prize for Excellence in Literature, the Dashiell Hammett Award for mystery writers and the Hillsdale Prize for Fiction and among the books he is likely to be remembered for are Wild Thorn, Blood and Guile and Follow Me Home.
99) DASHIELL Hammett scholar Joe Gores resurrects Sam Spade in his latest crime novel to give us an insight into how the legendary detective became who he is - a tough man with dog-hound instincts, and why he dislikes his late partner Miles Archer.
Dashiell Hammett scholar Joe Gores resur-r rects Sam Spade in his latest crime novel to give us an insight into how the legendary detective became who he is - a tough man with dog-hound instincts who keeps his emotions in a tight bottle.
Retired cricket umpire Dickie Bird - his own autobiography Sir Michael Caine - The Maltese Falcon by Samuel Dashiell Hammett.
The subtitle Red Harvest refers to the 1929 crime fiction novel of the same title by Dashiell Hammett.
As his analysis develops, Cassuto applies his premise to a host of the genre's practitioners, from Dashiell Hammett to Sue Grafton.
Dashiell Egan - yes, his parents named him after hard-boiled detective writer Dashiell Hammett - is an 8-year-old second-grader at The Country School in North Hollywood, an independent, private school that's been open since 1948.
The film earned three Oscars, including for Jason Robards, playing writer Dashiell Hammett.
Murder by Death that was written by Neil Simon pokes fun at the iconic protagonists of the detective writings of Dashiell Hammett, Agatha Christie and Earl Derr Biggers by portraying them as conceited, inconsiderate and lucky especially when it comes to solving crimes.
For Miller's Crossing, which they termed a "shameless rip-off" of Dashiell Hammett, they created the "Thompson jitterbug" montage, a danse macabre propelled by a submachine gun to the strains of "Danny Boy.
THE MALTESE FALCON by Dashiell Hammett, published in 1930, is the template for many hardboiled stories that appeared over the decades since its inception.