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Hollywood's Detectives : Crime Series in the 1930s and 1940s from the Whodunnit to Hardboiled Noir.

Author: Dr Fran Mason; Fran Mason
Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Mason, Dr Fran.
Hollywood's Detectives : Crime Series in the 1930s and 1940s from the Whodunnit to Hardboiled Noir.
Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dr Fran Mason; Fran Mason
ISBN: 9780230358676 0230358675 1283361159 9781283361156
OCLC Number: 767503036
Description: 1 online resource (197 pages)
Contents: 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.

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