RARA-AVIS: hardboiled: no crime

From: ejmd ( ejmd@cwcom.net)
Date: 19 Apr 2000

Mike Cunningham < mike@imagebusiness.com> writ:

> did Mildred Pierce have any crime in it?

Yes ... lots: seduction of an underage girl (Mildred) by Burt Pierce; bootlegging (which how Lucy Gessler and her husband got by in the Depression); extortion/blackmail (by Veda); embezzlement (by Mildred); a lot of other business shenanigans, and maybe even a rape (of Mildred by Monty, in Chapter 12).
> However, it is probably not hardboiled either...

How about 'noir'? ;-)


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