Nick, whose surname was changed to "Charles" by an immigration officer (from his father's original Greek name "Charalambides"), is a retired private detective. Nora is a wealthy socialite whose snobbish family thinks she has married beneath herself. Hammett modeled her on his lover Lillian Hellman. Their banter provides comic relief of the type that would later be seen between John Steed and Emma Peel in The Avengers. The couple has a pet dog, Asta, which is a female schnauzer in the book but became a male wire fox terrier in the film.
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I know that it doesn’t look too different but we have cleaned up the site a little. Hopefully Facebook will be next. For you FACEBOOK fans, FB now works and every time we post a story it will also post to FB. Yeah, I know this took a long time but we are mostly done […]