Raise your hands and report back soon. Stars: Preston Foster Bill Crane , Kay Linaker, Frank Jenks Doc Williams , E. James Hadley Chase took more than a pattern of titles from Latimer The Dead Stay Dumb and the like. Paperback reprints: Popular Library 4, 1943. I tore some of the fabric off a davenport. The fat woman and the blonde watched me with eyes like oysters. Smith as a cruel turnkey.
Based on the characters created by Thorne Smith. I never found out which was best. A Night in New Orleans. It was against capital punishment and surprisingly effective, with a pre-Code verisimilitude in the presentation of characters, both prisoners and prison personnel, that got lost in the stereotypings of the post-Code Thirties. You had to be tough to play it that way.
They also run risks, particularly in The Lady in the Morgue, where Crane has serious trouble with gangsters, coming close at one point to having a thumbnail ripped out with pliers. The books have a more-than-movie vividness, and three of them were in fact filmed, with Preston Foster as Crane. Palm leaves sound like someone folding a newspaper, etc. Based on the novel by David Dodge. Clive, Joyce Compton, Frances Robinson. You know what those people are like as individual types — dipsomaniac heavy-set rich widow, slouching Greek cabby, motherly Irish cook, etc.
His main series character was the private investigator Bill Crane. Whereas Marlowe wants to be chivalrous, Crane wants to get drunk; Spade's actions are dictated by a code that says one must avenge his partner's death, while Crane went where the booze was. All rights reserved to contributors. I went to the big radio in the corner, I picked it up, tearing out the plug, and tossed it across the room. Nor is it an adventure novel, if we mean by that an extravagance of incidents, or a general coloration of melodrama. It was a hell of a note, but what could you do? Born in Chicago, he began his career as a crime reporter for the Herald Examiner, working there until 1935, when he set out on a twisting road to Hollywood, which included stints as a dude rancher, a stunt man, and a publicist.
Though you could no more infer the Depression from these books than from the Astaire-Rogers movies, you know that the sights and sounds and smells are what you would have experienced yourself had you been there at the time. Screenwriters: Eric Taylor, Robertson White. Original typescript for Jonathan Latimer's unproduced screenplay treatment of Dashiell Hammett's classic first novel. Did I say that the books are lastingly funny? There is no place on the Michigan Boulevard bridge over the Chicago River, at least that I could see, where the struts are wider apart than elsewhere. Said to have written 10 episodes in all. Comment from John Fraser: I have found my copy of Dark Memory and gone through it. On the wall behind them a clock with a cracked glass indicated it was seventeen minutes of three.
That Jonathan Latimer sure could write! On top you went everywhere, taking cracks at everybody, and everybody taking cracks at you. Stars: Robert Ryan, Anita Ekberg, Rod Steiger, Phyllis Kirk. Jonathan Latimer - television plays partial. Stars: Walter Pidgeon as Nick Carter , Donald Meek, Florence Rice. Crane himself has an enjoyable night undescribed with exotic Imago Papago. Jonathan Latimer is a cut below Hammett, but one of the greatest of the hard-boiled writers of the 1930s.
Stars: Roland Young as Cosmo Topper , Joan Blondell, Carole Landis. Based on the mystery novel Sing a Song of Homicide by James R. Based in part from information available at. I rubbed it for awhile. Stars: Preston Foster Bill Crane , Carol Hughes, Barbara Pepper, Frank Jenks Doc Williams , Astrid Allwyn, George Meeker, Theodore von Eltz. In sun-soaked Florida, Crane pursues a kidnapper in between drinks It does not take much to lure Bill Crane to Florida in the wintertime. Private detective William Crane and his constant drinking companion Doc Williams travel to Florida to protect millionaire Penn Essex and his sister Camelia from harm.
Stars: William Holden, Nancy Olsen, William Bendix. When I called and explained who I was, his wife said that he literally could not speak to me: he had just gotten out of the hospital after after surgery for throat cancer. Robinson, Gail Russell, John Lund, Virginia Bruce. When it was deep there was no surf and the waves came in like great wrinkles in a bedspread, gently lifting them on rounded bulges, then lowering them into hollows. The wrecking of the brothel lounge was made for him. As a light-toned thriller-mystery it has everything.