Franklin

Hollywood's detectives : crime series in the 1930s and 1940s from the whodunnit to hard-boiled noir / Fran Mason.

Author/Creator:
Mason, Fran, 1962-
Publication:
Basingstoke ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Series:
Crime files
Format/Description:
Book
ix, 187 p. ; 23 cm.
Subjects:
Detective and mystery films -- United States -- History and criticism.
Film noir -- United States -- History and criticism.
Contents:
Preface
Exploring detective films in the 1930s and 1940s: genre, society and Hollywood
"Such lovely friends": class and crime in 'The thin man' series
Between law and crime: the chivalric 'criminal' detective
Englishness and America: Basil Rathbone's Sherlock Holmes
Ordering the world: the uncompromising logic of Charlie Chan and Mr Moto
The rise of the hard-boiled detective
Conclusion: noir detectives, rogue cops, undercover men and police procedurals.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 176-180) and index.
ISBN:
9780230578357 (hardback)
0230578357 (hardback)
OCLC:
748328751
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