Hammett: The Black Bird Cracks Jeopardy! Again

On May 1 Hammett got in on the Jeopardy! action yet again.

In the Double Jeopardy round, the $400 — a.k.a. easiest — clew in the category 1940 Movie Quotes:

Humphrey Bogart: “If you kill me, how are you going to get the bird?”

The champ of the moment buzzed in and said, “What is The Maltese Falcon?”


I guess all you have to do to pop up in quiz after quiz is write at least a couple of novels that get made into classic movies and become embedded in the culture.

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