A Dash-ell of Hammett, please?

Look out, film fanatics, because Noir City’s annual San Francisco Film Noir Festival begins this weekend and runs through January 29, capping off with a Dashell Hammett marathon, including screenings of the 1931 and 1941 versions of The Maltese Falcon

And don’t miss out on these French poster beauties (drawn by Roger Soubie) of that other Hammett classic, The Glass Key.

The Key to Movie Posters

Although The Key Art Awards for 2011 are not until October, I thought I’d jump the gun and feature some vintage key movie posters for your consideration…