Radio Detective Story Hour Episode 2 – The Adventures of Sam Spade

Howard Duff

In today’s podcast we’ll look at Dashiell Hammett’s well-known detective … Sam Spade. Probably more than any other writer including Chandler, Hammett defined the no nonsense somewhat anti-woman operative from a detective agency.

Sam Spade, as defined by Hammett, was a cool, untrickable, lone sleuth who stood between the cops and the criminals. Hammett calls him “hard and shifty.”

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