Hollywood's DetectivesCrime Series in the 1930s and 1940s from the Whodunnit to Hardboiled Noir
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
- Language: eng
- Physical Description: 1 online resource (197 p.)
- Edition Info: ;
- Detective and mystery films -- United States -- History and criticism
- Film noir -- United States -- History and criticism
- Criticism -- General
- Criticism -- Mystery and Detective
- Performing arts -- Film and Video -- General
- Performing arts -- Film and Video -- History & Criticism
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