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by Karen Burroughs Hannsberry

eBook Bad Boys: The Actors of Film Noir download ISBN: 0786414847
Author: Karen Burroughs Hannsberry
Publisher: McFarland Publishing (August 29, 2003)
Language: English
Pages: 790
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Film noir presents gritty stories and guilty viewing pleasure. While the emphasis is on noir, some films outside the genre are discussed if they are seminal to the actor (. the Andy Hardy series for Mickey Rooney)

Film noir presents gritty stories and guilty viewing pleasure. About 90 male actors of classic film noir titles of the 1940s and 1950s are featured in this volume. The author also wrote Femme Noir: Bad Girls of Film (McFarland, 1988). the Andy Hardy series for Mickey Rooney). A filmography and bibliography conclude each entry.

She lives in Chicago. I don't agree with the author's set number of films noirs an actor had appeared in, like 11 of them for Humphrey Bogart (it was way more, at least two dozen at best, and he was nearly perfect in all of them).

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The film noir male is an infinitely watchable being, exhibiting a wide range of emotions, behaviors, and motivations. The private and public lives of over ninety actors who starred in the films noirs of the 1940s and 1950s are presented here. Some of the characters from the film noir era are extremely violent, such as Neville Brand's Chester in . 1950), whose sole pleasure in life seems to come from inflicting pain on others. Other noirs feature flawed authority figures, such as Kirk Douglas's Jim McLeod in Detective Story (1951), controlled by a rigid moral code that costs him his marriage and ultimately his life.

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Karen Burroughs Hannsberry has written an excellent book on many actors that have used the film noir genre to further their careers. Hannsberry has a chapter for each actor with highlights of their career and summary of each film noir movie appearance. Actor The Treasure of the Sierra Madre. After losing the lead in MGM's Tarzan the Ape Man (1932) due to a shoulder injury, he was contracted by Ashton Dearholt for his independent production of The New Adventures of Tarzan (1935), a serial and the only Tarzan film between the.

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The film noir male is an infinitely watchable being, exhibiting a wide range of emotions, behaviors, and motivations. Some of the characters from the film noir era are extremely violent, such as Neville Brand’s Chester in D.O.A. (1950), whose sole pleasure in life seems to come from inflicting pain on others. Other noirs feature flawed authority figures, such as Kirk Douglas’s Jim McLeod in Detective Story (1951), controlled by a rigid moral code that costs him his marriage and ultimately his life. Others present ruthless crime bosses, hapless males whose lives are turned upside down because of their ceaseless longing for a woman, and even courageous men on the right side of the law.

The private and public lives of over ninety actors who starred in the films noirs of the 1940s and 1950s are presented here. Some of the actors, such as Humphrey Bogart, Kirk Douglas, Burt Lancaster, Edward G. Robinson, Robert Mitchum, Raymond Burr, Fred MacMurray, Jack Palance and Mickey Rooney, enjoyed great renown, while others, like Gene Lockhart, Moroni Olsen and Harold Vermilyea, were less familiar, particularly to modern audiences. An appendix focuses on the actors who were least known but frequently seen in minor roles.

Comments: (5)
Cemav
Bought for sister.
Gtonydne
It was very interesting to read the biographies of the lesser known actors who are seen so often in so many of the Film Noir movies and lots of other films from the 30's, 40,s and 50's.
*Nameless*
Thorough and complete. And so many actors. This is the best I have seen for this type of reporting
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Olwado
Bad Boys: The Actors of Film Noir is a good, solid book.

Yet it's not complete.

For example, nothing is written about Vincent Price's homosexuality. I don't agree with the author's set number of films noirs an actor had appeared in, like 11 of them for Humphrey Bogart (it was way more, at least two dozen at best, and he was nearly perfect in all of them).

Disappointed I am in the omission of some actors that are regarded as giants in film noir: Paul Muni [how can you not is beyond me] (I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang and Scarface), Richard Basehart (He Walked by Night and Fourteen Hours), James Stewart [a top 5 film noir actor in my book; what an inexcusable omission] (Rear Window, Vertigo, Call Northside 777, Rope, The Man Who Knew Too Much, Anatomy of a Murder, and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance [yes, it's noir in every sense of the word]), Charles Laughton (The Big Clock, The Suspect, and Witness for the Prosecution), Robert Donat (The 39 Steps [if that's the only film noir of his career, then so be it, but it's one of the greatest film noir performances ever], and Henry Fonda (The Grapes of Wrath [think again; it's noir in every sense of the word], You Only Live Once, The Long Night, The Wrong Man, and Daisy Kenyon).

All in all, I've enjoyed reading the biographies of the actors of the film noir era in Bad Boys: The Actors of Film Noir.