Hollywood's Detectives: Crime Series In The 1930s And 1940s From The Whodunnit To Hard-boiled Noir

Hardcover | January 15, 2012

byFran Mason

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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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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.

FRAN MASON Lecturer in Film and American Studies at the University of Winchester, UK,where he teaches in Film Studies and American Studies. He teaches and researches in film and culture with particular interests in Classical Hollywood Cinema, Crime Films and Postmodernism, andis currently researching Assassin Films and representations...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:200 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.5 inPublished:January 15, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230578357

ISBN - 13:9780230578357

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Table of 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
Bibliography
Index