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.
This film's opening prologue states: "This is an entirely imaginary story about the writer Samuel Dashiell Hammett; who . . . in the words of one of his most gifted contemporaries...helped get murder out of the Vicar's rose garden and back to the people who are ... ...
I was sure I heard you retired.
Doc Fallon: I heard you stopped drinkin'.
Hammett: I guess we were both wrong.
$8,222 (USA) (19 September 1982)
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