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Biographical look at the bombastic love affair that writers Dashiell Hammett and Lillian Hellman shared in 1940 and 50's Hollywood. Refusing to marry, but deeply in love, the two engaged in... See more »

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  • Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 1 win & 12 nominations.
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Dashiell Hammett
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Lillian Hellman
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Dorothy Parker
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Joseph Rauh, Lillian's Attorney
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Arthur Kober, Lillian's Husband
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Mel Berman (writer)
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Bob Constantine
Mark Zimmerman ...
Walter Winchell
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Harvey Chernoff, Theatrical Producer
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Studio Secretary
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Doctor
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Prison Guard
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Radio Announcer-voice over
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Hospital Receptionist
Sharon Bernbaum ...
Children's Hour Actress #2
Robert Buck ...
HUAC Committee Member
Linda Callow ...
Dancer
David Crean ...
HUAC Chief Counsel
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Children's Hour Actress #1
Mark Ellis ...
Hollis, Rauh's Associate
Alex Fallis ...
Bing Crosby
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Man on Train
Heather John ...
Waitress
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New York Lawyer
Bob Land ...
Waiter
Peter Langley ...
John S. Wood, HUAC Chairman
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Croupier
Caitriona Murphy ...
Nurse
Roman Podhora ...
Chief FBI Agent
Toby Proctor ...
Flower Delivery Boy
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FBI Agent
Maria Syrgiannis ...
Girl with Hammett
Jamie Ferenczi ...
Court room sketch artist (uncredited)

Directed by

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Kathy Bates

Written by

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Jerrold L. Ludwig ... (written by) (as Jerry Ludwig)

Produced by

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David Craig ... supervising producer
Delia Fine ... executive producer
Jerrold L. Ludwig ... producer
Stan Margulies ... executive producer
Craig McNeil ... producer
Antony Root ... executive producer

Music by

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Laura Karpman ... (as Linda Karpman)

Cinematography by

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Bruce Surtees

Film Editing by

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Cindy Mollo

Editorial Department

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Rick Downey ... negative cutter
Jordan Goldman ... assistant editor
Terry Haggar ... negative cutter

Casting By

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Olivia Harris
Phyllis Huffman

Production Design by

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Carol Spier

Art Direction by

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Elinor Rose Galbraith

Set Decoration by

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Jeffrey Butler ... (as Jeff Butler)
Pierre M. Munha ... (uncredited)

Costume Design by

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Nic Ede

Makeup Department

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Joan Chell ... assistant makeup artist
Katarina Chovanec ... key hair stylist
Pamela Roth ... key makeup artist
Frederick London ... assistant hair stylist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Julie Antonelli ... post-production supervisor
Nowell Grossman ... production supervisor
Armand Leo ... executive in charge of production
Mary Pantelidis ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Michael J. Bowman ... second assistant director (as Michael Bowman)
Woody Sidarous ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Jill Bedford ... property master
Christopher Galea ... set dresser
Jeremy Hindle ... lead dresser
Garry Honcharuk ... assistant property master
Moe Laverty ... set dresser
Terry McGauran ... on-set dresser
Dave Watt ... construction manager
Pierre M. Munha ... assistant property master (uncredited) / set dresser (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Gary Alexander ... re-recording mixer
Rick Ash ... re-recording mixer
Dean Drabin ... adr mixer
Ann Hadsell ... adr mixer
Barbara Issak ... dialogue editor
Jason W. Jennings ... sound effects editor
Kenneth L. Johnson ... sound effects editor
Bradley C. Katona ... sound effects editor
Stuart Martin ... assistant sound editor
Bill McMillan ... sound recordist
Tom Perry ... re-recording mixer
Chris Ryan ... assistant sound editor
Matthew Stark ... boom operator
Cary Stratton ... adr recordist
Richard Taylor ... supervising sound editor

Camera and Electrical Department

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Darren Boyce ... key grip
Phil Calambakas ... best boy grip
Bob Davidson ... gaffer
Gail Harvey ... still photographer
Mark W. Hindle ... 24 frame video operator
Ben Mark Holzberg ... still photographer
Philip Lanthier ... dolly grip
Mike Macauley ... best boy electric (as Mike MacAulay)
Kelly Richardson ... electrician
Ernest Spiteri ... first assistant camera
Kit Whitmore ... camera operator

Casting Department

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Zameret Kleiman ... extras casting
Joanna Polley ... extras casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Heather Blurton ... costume supervisor
Anne Dixon ... associate costume designer

Location Management

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Debra Beers ... location manager
John Mowry ... assistant location manager
Ian Smith ... location production assistant

Music Department

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Thomas Bartke ... music editor
Mike Flicker ... music editor / music supervisor
Jeff Lingle ... assistant music editor
Richard McIlvery ... scoring stage manager
Dan Savant ... orchestra contractor
Jilien Smith ... music supervisor (as Jilien Manges)

Transportation Department

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Jeff Steinberg ... transportation coordinator

Other crew

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Billy DiMichele ... assistant: Ms. Bates
Lisa Kussner ... assistant: Mr. Margulies (as Lisa Gilbert Thomas)
Andrew Nicholson ... production accountant
Oliver Olsen ... script supervisor
Dusty Reeves ... research and clearance coordinator
Deborah Ricketts ... archive researcher
Carole Rosenberg ... assistant production coordinator
Clare Saxby ... script editor
Fran Solomon ... production coordinator
Linda L. Wehbi ... assistant: Ms. Bates
James Wiser ... assistant: Mr. McNeil
Christian Bobak ... craft assistant (uncredited)
Teryn Douglas ... production assistant (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Biographical look at the bombastic love affair that writers Dashiell Hammett and Lillian Hellman shared in 1940 and 50's Hollywood. Refusing to marry, but deeply in love, the two engaged in many affairs and battled the bottle. Dashiell served in both World wars, but in the 1950's, he was branded a Communist and cast into prison during the McCarthy witch hunts. Hellman likewise was branded a Communist, but was kept out of prison. Neither were able to work, requiring Lillian to take a job as a sales-woman in a boutique while Dashiell suffered from tuberculosis and eventually lung cancer. Bebe Neuwirth also appears as socialite-writer Dorothy Parker. Written by John Sacksteder

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Also Known As
  • Dash ja Lilly (Finland)
  • Даш и Лили (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
Runtime
  • 100 min
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