Hammett's novel Red Harvest was the inspiration for the 1961 Japanese film Yojimbo and the 1964 spaghetti western A Fistful of Dollars.
Hammett was portrayed by Frederic Forrest in the 1992 TV movie Citizen Cohn.
Hammett was portrayed by Sam Shephard in the 1992 TV movie Dash and Lillie.
During the 1950's, the IRS pursued Hammett for back taxes in the amount of $110,000.00.
Hammett also penned some of the storylines for the comic strip Secret Agent X-9.
Hammett died in Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City.
Hammett's hero in his first two novels, Red Harvest and The Dain Curse, is a nameless detective known as the Continental Op.
Hammett was blacklisted in the 1950's for refusing to devulge the names of fellow Communists to Congress.
Hammett spent most of World War II as a sergeant in the Aleutians where he edited an Army newspaper.
In 1942, Hammett enlisted in the Army again after the United States entered World War II.
In 1937, Hammett became a card carrying member of the Communist Party.
The character of Nora Charles in The Thin Man was based on Hammett's lover, Lillian Hellman.
Hammett's final novel was The Thin Man published in January of 1934.
Hammett's work with the Pinkertons provided the inspiration for his writings.
During Hammett's Army stint, he contracted tuberculosis but eventually recovered and resumed his career as a detective.
In 1918, Hammett enlisted in the U.S. Army and was assigned to the Ambulance Corps.
Hammett worked as an operative at the Pinkerton Detective Agency intermittently from 1915 to 1921.
Hammett left school when he was 13.
Hammett had a long term affair with playwright Lillian Hellman that lasted from the 1930's until his death in 1961.
Jason Robards won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for portraying Hammett in the film Julia.
Hammett was portrayed by Jason Robards in the 1977 film Julia.
Hammett is buried in Arlington National Cemetary. The name on his tombstone is Samuel D. Hammett.
Hammett was married to Josephine Dolan from 1921 to 1937. They had two children.
His parents' names were Richard Thomas and Annie Bond Dashiell Hammett.
Raymond Chandler (about Dashiell Hammett): Hammett gave murder back to the people who do it for a reason and not just to provide a corpse.