Hamilton Nash

Adapted by Robert Lenski Based on The Continental Op character created by Dashiell Hammett For six glorious hours, Dashiell Hammett's Continental Op actually had a name. but if you weren't one of those fortune few who caught the 1978 CBS six-hour mini-series adaptation of The Dain Curse, you'll just have to take my word for … Continue reading Hamilton Nash

The Long Red Harvest

The Hammett Classic Comes to the Big Screen Okay, so here's the thing: Dashiell Hammett’s classic 1929 hardboiled novel Red Harvest, featuring the private detective known only as The Continental Op, has been the basis for at least five movie adaptations, at least three that are well worth your time.  But Hammett has never been credited … Continue reading The Long Red Harvest

My Scrapbook: Newspaper Ad for Roadhouse Nights

My Scrapbook Newspaper Ad for the 1930 film Roadhouse Nights Based on Dashiell Hammett's Red Harvest This ad was from the March 12, 1930 issue of The Sheboygan Press, from Sheboygan, Wisconsin, and proudly proclaims that Roadhouse Nights was declared to be the best picture of the month by Milwaukee papers. The pre-code gangster flick, … Continue reading My Scrapbook: Newspaper Ad for Roadhouse Nights

Brad Runyon (The Fat Man)

Created by Dashiell Hammett "He's walking into that drugstore... he's stepping onto the scales... (SNICK! CLICK!) Weight: 237 pounds... Fortune.... Danger! Whoooo is it? The...Fat Man!" -- the intro to the radio show That's BRAD RUNYON, the star of the old time radio series The Fat Man (1946-51, ABC), as played to perfection by the subterranean … Continue reading Brad Runyon (The Fat Man)