Friday, May 19, 2006

A self-taught writer who had worked as a Pinkerton investigator, Dashiell Hammett initiated the hardboiled investigator novel and climbed to great celebrity before success seemed to make his life run. This documentary, an episode of the American Masters series of PBS, features interviews with Hammett is daughter as well as students and biographers, and tells the story of the writer is life in a suitably tough style. Indications from some of his known works, including The Maltese Falcon , ...

Dashiell Hammett: Detective/Writer

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