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Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN10: 0230358675 ISBN13: 9780230358676 DDC: 791.436556097309043 LCC: PN1995 Edition: ;


The study of Hollywood detectives has often overlooked the B-Movie mystery series in favour of hard-boiled film. Hollywood's Detectives redresses this oversight by examining key detective series of the 1930s and 1940s to explore their contributions to the detective genre.


Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; 1 Exploring Detective Films in the 1930s and 1940s: Genre, Society and Hollywood; 2 'Such Lovely Friends': Class and Crime in 'The Thin Man' Series; 3 Between Law and Crime: The Chivalric 'Criminal' Detective; 4 Englishness and America: Basil Rathbone's Sherlock Holmes; 5 Ordering the World: The Uncompromising Logic of Charlie Chan and Mr Moto; 6 The Rise of the Hard-boiled Detective; Conclusion: Noir Detectives, Rogue Cops, Undercover Men and Police Procedurals; Notes; Bibliography; Index.


  • LCC: PN1995
  • Dewey Decimal: 791.436556097309043

Book Details

  • Language: eng
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (197 p.)
  • Edition Info: ;


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