PG | | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Fictional account of real-life mystery writer Dashiell Hammett, and his involvement in the investigation of a beautiful Chinese cabaret actress' mysterious disappearance in San Francisco.
According to the 'Virgin Film Guide' (VFG), "In between Hammett (1982) production delays, [director Wim] Wenders made the low-budget black-and-white "The State of Things" [The State of Things (1982)], a film about the difficulties of filmmaking and the elusiveness of an American film ... ...
Would you be dippy enough Angel to spend a little shoe leather?
Kit Conger: Doing what?
Hammett: Looking for Gary Salt.
Kit Conger: Who the hell are you now? Hammett the writer? or Hammett the detective?
Hammett: I think you left out Hammett the fool.
$8,222 (USA) (19 September 1982)
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