Six Pix: Dashiell Hammett

Six Pix presents a sextet of movie posters representing a particular actor/director/genre. You pick the one you feel is visually the most artistic or best sums up the film.

The focus in this Six Pix is film versions of Dashiell Hammett’s stories.

Included are: The Thin Man (1934); Watch on the Rhine (1943); The Glass Key (1942); Satan Met a Lady (1936); The Maltese Falcon (1941); and No Good Deed (2002).

American author Hammett is known for his hard-boiled detective novels and, of course, their adaptations seen here. His most famous characters are Nick and Nora Charles (The Thin Man) and Sam Spade (The Maltese Falcon). These are two of the better posters represented here but another one surpasses them both. In my opinion taking the top spot is The Glass Key. The manipulative Veronica Lake smiles a knowing smile while the “rough” Donlevy and “tough” Ladd virtually duke it out over her affections in a film noir classic.

Which one do you think is the winner? Should I have included something else? Tell me about it below! (And please feel free to suggest future topics.)