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The Crime Films of Anthony Mann
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The Crime Films of Anthony Mann

Max Alvarez

Abstract

Anthony Mann was a major contributor to film noir, and this book studies the development, production, and marketing, of the director’s 1942-1951 cycle of 15 thrillers and suspense melodramas (one of which he provided the story, not direction). Through analyses of screenplays, production and censorship papers, eyewitness interviews, and other sources, author Max Alvarez reveals how such films as Raw Deal, Desperate, T-Men, Border Incident, and Side Street, were made. The book resolves the mysteries behind Mann’s uncredited participation in He Walked By Night, a film whose best sequences were in ... More

Keywords: Anthony Mann, film noir, screenplays, censorship, television, Federal Theatre

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9781617039249
Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2014 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781617039249.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Max Alvarez, author