Mystery movie series of 1930s Hollywood

by Backer, Ron, 1951-

Format: Print Book 2012
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction PN1995.9.D4 B325 2012
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
Call Number  PN1995.9.D4 B325 2012
This companion volume to Mystery Movie Series of 1940s Hollywood (McFarland, 2010) focuses on 22 series and 167 individual films, primarily released during the 1930s. It was a decade that featured some of the most famous cinema detectives of all time, among them Charlie Chan, Nick and Nora Charles, Philo Vance, Nancy Drew, and such lesser known but equally entertaining figures as Hildegarde Withers, Torchy Blane, Mr. Moto, Mr. Wong, and Brass Bancroft. Each mystery movie series is placed within its historical context, with emphasis on its source material and the changes or developments within the series over time. Also included are reviews of all the series' films, analyzing the quality and cohesiveness of the mystery plotlines. For titles based on literary sources, a comparison between the film and the written work is provided.
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Subjects Detective and mystery films -- History and criticism.
Motion pictures -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Publisher Jefferson, N.C. :McFarland & Co.,2012
Language English
Description vii, 383 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 373) and index.
ISBN 9780786469758 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0786469757 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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