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Red Harvest (1929) is a novel by Dashiell Hammett. The story is narrated by a nameless detective, The Continental Op, a frequent character in Hammett's fiction. The Op's client is killed before the two men meet, and, for reasons the reader can only guess, the Op decides to clean up the gang-filled city known as "Poisonville." 1929 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... ’’ Raymond Chandler, in The Simple Art of Murder Samuel Dashiell Hammett (May 27, 1894 – January 10, 1961) was an American author of hard-boiled detective novels and short stories. ... The Continental Op is a fictional character created by Dashiell Hammett. ...


It has been frequently asserted--though never officially corroborated--that the plot was the inspiration for Yōjimbō, a 1961 film by Akira Kurosawa. Yōjimbō was later remade as A Fistful of Dollars (1964), a spaghetti western directed by Sergio Leone and starring Clint Eastwood; A Fistful of Dollars was in turn remade as a 1920s-era "gangster" movie in Last Man Standing (1996), starring Bruce Willis. Yōjimbō 用心棒 is a 1961 film by Akira Kurosawa, in which a ronin, portrayed by Toshiro Mifune, arrives at a small town with competing crime lords making their money from gambling, and convinces each crime lord to hire him as protection from the other. ... See also: 1960 in film 1961 1962 in film 1960s in film years in film film Events Last Year at Marienbad (Lannée dernière à Marienbad) released Top grossing films North America The Guns of Navarone Exodus The Parent Trap The Absent-Minded Professor The Alamo Swiss Family Robinson Come... Akira Kurosawa Akira Kurosawa (黒澤 明 Kurosawa Akira, also 黒沢 明) (March 23, 1910 – September 6, 1998) was a prominent Japanese director, producer, and screenwriter of films, many of which are considered highly influential worldwide classics. ... In cinema, a remake is a work that has the same story, and often the same title, as a work that was made earlier. ... A Fistful of Dollars (Per un pugno di dollari in Italy) is a 1964 film directed by Sergio Leone and starring Clint Eastwood. ... See also: 1963 in film 1964 1965 in film 1960s in film years in film film Events March 6 - Laura Jaes 14th motion picture, Kissin Cousins is released to theaters. ... Spaghetti Westerns is a nickname for a broad sub-genre of Western film that emerged in the mid-1960s, so named because most of them were produced by Italian studios. ... Sergio Leone (January 3, 1929 – April 30, 1989) was an Italian film director. ... Clint Eastwood Clinton Eastwood, Jr. ... This is a list of film-related events in 1996. ... Bruce Willis Bruce Willis (born March 19, 1955 as Walter Bruce Willis) is an American actor. ...


The film Miller's Crossing (1990) by the Coen brothers contains stylistic and narrative elements of The Glass Key as well as Red Harvest and several other Hammett works. The Coens' film Blood Simple (1984) takes its title from a line in Red Harvest. Millers Crossing is an early (1990) film noir example of the work of Joel and Ethan Coen in which the filmic qualities of cross and double-cross are ruthlessly exploited in one of their more convoluted thrillers. ... See also: 1989 in film, other events of 1990, 1991 in film, list of years in film. Events Chris Rock and Adam Sandler join SNL February 4 - Actor Tom Cruise and actress Mimi Rogers get divorce December 24 - Tom Cruise and actress Nicole Kidman get married Top grossing films of... Joel and Ethan Coen, commonly called The Coen Brothers in the film business, are United States directors best known for their quirky comedies like Fargo and Raising Arizona; the brothers write their own scripts and alternate top billing for the screenplay. ... Blood Simple is a neo noir film, the debut of Joel and Ethan Coen, writers and directors of Fargo, The Man Who Wasnt There, and Raising Arizona, among others. ... See also: 1983 in film 1984 1985 in film 1980s in film years in film film Events Tri-Star Pictures, a joint venture of Columbia Pictures, HBO, and CBS, releases its first film. ...


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Red Harvest - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (605 words)
Red Harvest (1929) is a novel by Dashiell Hammett.
The story is narrated by a nameless detective, The Continental Op, a frequent character in Hammett's fiction.
Red Harvest has only been adapted into a film one time, for the 1930 film Roadhouse Nights, starring Jimmy Durante.
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