This early adaptation of Hammett’s novel is not as well known as the Alan Ladd version but is very much worth seeing. Different in some ways, eerily similar in some ways, it’s usually a little more raw than the later remake (the car crash that opens the film is still jarring today). It has all the classic noir elements.
Cast: George Raft, Edward Arnold, Claire Dodd, Rosalind Keith
1935, B&W, 80 minutes