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.