Dashiell Hammett at the Hollywood Studios

By David Silon

For the record, this article will not be about Dashiell Hammett, per se. There will be no biographical information here other than to state that he was born in Maryland in 1894, died in New York City in 1961, and was one of the most successful mystery and detective writers in America. Instead, this article will concentrate on the stories that were put up on the big screen during his lifetime, and the major Hollywood studios that put them there. But before I get into that, there are two things you should know about Hollywood studios--especially if you've never been to Hollywoo...

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