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Dash and Lilly (1999)

TV Movie | 100 min | Drama

Biographical look at the bombastic love affair that writers Dashiell Hammett and Lillian Hellman shared in 1940 and 50's Hollywood. Refusing to marry, but deeply in love, the two engaged in many affairs and battled the bottle. Dashiell ...See moreBiographical look at the bombastic love affair that writers Dashiell Hammett and Lillian Hellman shared in 1940 and 50's Hollywood. Refusing to marry, but deeply in love, the two engaged in many affairs and battled the bottle. Dashiell served in both World wars, but in the 1950's, he was branded a Communist and cast into prison during the McCarthy witch hunts. Hellman likewise was branded a Communist, but was kept out of prison. Neither were able to work, requiring Lillian to take a job as a sales-woman in a boutique while Dashiell suffered from tuberculosis and eventually lung cancer. Bebe Neuwirth also appears as socialite-writer Dorothy Parker. Written by John Sacksteder See less
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Jerrold L. Ludwig (as Jerry Ludwig)
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Laura Karpman (as Linda Karpman)
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Updated May 31, 1999

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May 31, 1999 (United States)

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Sam Shepard
Dashiell Hammett Dashiell Hammett   See fewer
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Judy Davis
Lillian Hellman Lillian Hellman   See fewer
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Bebe Neuwirth
Dorothy Parker Dorothy Parker   See fewer
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Laurence Luckinbill
Joseph Rauh, Lillian's Attorney Joseph Rauh, Lillian's Attorney   See fewer
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David Paymer
Arthur Kober, Lillian's Husband Arthur Kober, Lillian's Husband   See fewer
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Mel Berman (writer) Mel Berman (writer)   See fewer
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Marie Dame
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6.4 / 10 | 253 votes