RARA-AVIS: Re: Hammett Day on TCM -- What Coulda Been

From: Jim Stephenson ( jestephenson@ix.netcom.com)
Date: 19 Jan 2005

Kevin queried:

> Has anyone seen any of these? I've only seen the last one. It ain't
> Hammett.

I burned a fair VHS copy of "City Streets" to DVD some months ago. It was decent, as I recall, especially for an early gangster talkie.

I own the two "Secret Agent X-9" serials on DVD, but I haven't seen them yet. They are are available from Amazon. They're worth having, but as you remarked about "The House on Turk Street" they ain't Hammett either.

What I really wish would get released is the second season of "Fallen Angels," the Showtime series from some years ago. The second season featured a faithful adaptation of Hammett's short story "Fly Paper" with Christopher Lloyd as the Op.

Jim Stephenson

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