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By Karen Burroughs Hannsberry

Movie noir offers gritty tales and in charge viewing excitement. approximately ninety male actors of vintage movie noir titles of the Nineteen Forties and Fifties are featured during this quantity. The researcher will locate the anticipated (James Cagey, Humphrey Bogart, Robert Mitchum), the fewer renowned (Morris Carnovsky, Douglas Fowley), and actors who go beyond the style (Kirk Douglas, Alan Ladd). the writer additionally wrote Femme Noir: undesirable ladies of movie (McFarland, 1988). For the hot quantity, she selected actors who've performed major roles in different movie noir releases, and seen 240 movies so that it will describe the plots and characters accurately.

Most of the quantity treats those "bad boys" extensive, in A to Z entries starting from 5 to 12 pages in size. own lifestyles tales are intermingled with discussions of movies. whereas the emphasis is on noir, a few movies outdoor the style are mentioned in the event that they are seminal to the actor (e.g., the Andy Hardy sequence for Mickey Rooney). A filmography and bibliography finish each one access. Black-and-white photographs support the reader establish person actors, a few of whom, akin to Jay Flippen and Gene Lockhart, could be remembered extra for his or her "mugs" than for his or her monikers. an extra 25 actors are given one-page remedies within the first appendix. one other appendix supplies noteworthy traces, prepared through large subject similar to "Regarding Dames," "Sizing Up the opposite Guy," and "Penetrating Put-downs" (e.g., Richard Widmark's line "I wouldn't provide the dermis off a grape," from Kiss of Death). Following the overall bibliography, an index lists titles, names, and awards.

Depth instead of breadth is the most important to this stress-free reference paintings, so that it will be welcomed by way of the movie fan in addition to good because the researcher and is usually recommended for higher movie collections.

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