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Dashiell Hammett (1894–1961)

Dashiell Hammett was born May 27, 1894, in St. Mary's County, Maryland, to Richard Hammett and Mary Bond. He joined the Baltimore branch of the Pinkerton Detective Agency in 1915. He enlisted in the US Army's Ambulance Corps in June 1918 and was posted to a camp 20 miles from Baltimore, where he caught the flu, which developed into tuberculosis. ... See full bio »

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 2002 No Good Deed (story)
 1995 Fallen Angels (TV Series) (based on the short story by - 1 episode)
- Fly Paper (1995) ... (based on the short story by)
 1990 Miller's Crossing (novels "Red Harvest" and "Glass Key" - uncredited)
 1986 Bande (novel "The Glass Key")
 1986 Sam Spade jagt den Malteser Falken (Documentary) (novel "The Maltese Falcon")
 1984 When the Raven Flies (novels "Red Harvest" and "Glass Key" - uncredited)
 1981 The Wizard of Malta (book "The Maltese Falcon")
 1978 La ciudad maldita (novel "Red Harvest")
 1978 The Dain Curse (TV Mini-Series) (based upon the novel by - 1978)
 1975 The Black Bird (characters)
 1975 The Wide World of Mystery (TV Series) (characters - 1 episode)
- Nick and Nora (1975) ... (characters)
 1957-1959 The Thin Man (TV Series) (characters - 72 episodes)
- Paradise Discovered (1959) ... (characters)
- Cherchez la Sexpot (1959) ... (characters)
- Bat McKidderick (1959) ... (characters)
- Cold Cargo (1959) ... (characters)
- Dear Dead Days (1959) ... (characters)
 1956-1959 Teledrama (TV Series) (novel - 3 episodes)
- A Chave de Vidro (1959) ... (novel)
- A Chave de Vidro (1959) ... (novel)
- O Falcão Maltês (1956) ... (novel)
 1951 The Fat Man (characters - uncredited)
  Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series) (by - 1 episode, 1949) (story - 1 episode, 1949)
- Two Sharp Knives (1949) ... (by)
- The Glass Key (1949) ... (story)
 1947 Song of the Thin Man (based on the characters created by)
 1945 The Thin Man Goes Home (based on the characters created by)
 1945 Secret Agent X-9 (comic books - uncredited)
 1943 Watch on the Rhine (screen play)
 1942 The Glass Key (based on the novel by)
 1941 Shadow of the Thin Man (based upon characters created by)
 1941 The Maltese Falcon (based upon the novel by)
 1939 Another Thin Man (based on an original story by)
 1937 Secret Agent X-9 (character - uncredited)
 1936 After the Thin Man (from the story by)
 1936 Satan Met a Lady (based on a novel by)
 1935 The Glass Key (novel)
 1935 Mister Dynamite (story "On the Make")
 1934 Woman in the Dark (story)
 1934 The Thin Man (from the novel by)
 1931 The Maltese Falcon (based on the novel by)
 1931 City Streets (story)
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Other Works:

Novel: "The Continental Op". See more »

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4 Biographical Movies | 7 Print Biographies | 5 Portrayals | 5 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Dashiell Hammet | Dashill Hammett

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A former private detective for the Pinkrton Detective Agency, he went on to set the format for hard-boiled literature. See more »

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