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By Karen Burroughs Hannsberry

The movie noir male is an infinitely watchable being, showing a variety of feelings, behaviors, and motivations. a number of the characters from the movie noir period are tremendous violent, akin to Neville Brand’s Chester in D.O.A. (1950), whose sole excitement in existence turns out to return from causing ache on others. different noirs function wrong authority figures, resembling Kirk Douglas’s Jim McLeod in Detective Story (1951), managed via a inflexible ethical code that expenditures him his marriage and finally his existence. Others current ruthless crime bosses, hapless men whose lives are became the wrong way up due to their ceaseless eager for a lady, or even brave males at the correct facet of the law.
the personal and public lives of greater than 90 actors who starred within the motion pictures noirs of the Forties and Nineteen Fifties are awarded right here. the various actors, reminiscent of Humphrey Bogart, Kirk Douglas, Burt Lancaster, Edward G. Robinson, Robert Mitchum, Raymond Burr, Fred MacMurray, Jack Palance and Mickey Rooney, loved nice renown, whereas others, like Gene Lockhart, Moroni Olsen and Harold Vermilyea, have been much less commonplace, fairly to trendy audiences. An appendix makes a speciality of the actors who have been least identified yet often obvious in minor roles.

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