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Dashiell Hammett

Dashiell Hammett is often called the father of the modern American detective story. Hammett was himself a private detective for Pinkerton's before turning to writing at age 28. Many of his subsequent…

William Henry HAMMETT

HAMMETT, William Henry, a Representative from Mississippi; born March 25, 1799, in Dunmaway County Cork, Ireland; studied theology and medicine; elected Chaplain of the House of Representatives…

Isaac Dashiell JONES

JONES, Isaac Dashiell, a Representative from Maryland; born on the family homestead, “Wetcpquin,“ Somerset County, Md., November 1, 1806; completed preparatory studies; was graduated from Washi…

Jesse Dashiell PRICE

PRICE, Jesse Dashiell, a Representative from Maryland; born in Whitehaven, Somerset (later Wicomico) County, Md., August 15, 1863; attended the public schools; engaged in mercantile and manufac…

Agatha Christie

Name at birth: Agatha May Clarissa MillerAgatha Christie was the world's most popular mystery author during a long career that stretched from the 1920s through the 1970s. She has sold more than two bi…

Humphrey Bogart

Name at birth: Humphrey DeForest BogartAs much an influential screen personality as an actor, Humphrey Bogart played the bravely cynical saloonkeeper Rick Blaine in the beloved 1942 film Casablanca. B…

The Maltese Falcon (1941)

Director: John HustonCast: Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Peter Lorre and Sydney Greenstreet Considered one of the first and best noir detective films. First-time director Huston interprets Dash…

Raymond Chandler

Raymond Chandler was a writer of detective stories and a founder (with Dashiell Hammett and James M. Cain) of the hard-boiled school of mystery fiction. His detective hero Philip Marlowe, a tough and …

John Huston

John Huston directed some of the most famous movies of the 20th century, including the Humphrey Bogart classics The Maltese Falcon (1941), Key Largo (1948), The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) and…

William Powell

Name at birth: William Horatio PowellWilliam Powell became a star of the big screen in the 1930s, as the model of sharp-edged, sophisticated wit in films such as The Thin Man (1934), My Man Godfrey (1…