A Day of Silents Contest!

Photo by Pamela Gentile

On Saturday, November 26, we selected a winner from among the correct answers to our question: What is the A Day of Silents / San Francisco connection between Josef von Sternberg and Dashiell Hammet? The answer: WILLIAM POWELL. Powell played film director Leo Andreyev in The Last Command (the Josef von Sternberg connection) and would later go on to portray Dashiell Hammett's San Francisco-based ex-private eye Nick Charles in The Thin Man films.