Quotation by Dashiell Hammett

When a man's partner is killed he's supposed to do something about it. It doesn't make any difference what you thought of him. He was your partner, and you're supposed to do something about it.
Dashiell Hammett (1894–1961), U.S. crime writer. Sam Spade, in The Maltese Falcon, "If They Hang You," (1930).

The words are spoken thus by Humphrey Bogart in the movie The Maltese Falcon, scripted and directed by John Huston (1941).
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