RE: RARA-AVIS: Re Don Tracy

From: Anders Engwall (ERA) (
Date: 04 Mar 2002

Woody Haut:

> Under the name Roger Fuller, he wrote
> novelisations based on such television series as Peyton
> Place, The Defenders , The Fugitive [...]

Interesting. I actually read a Fugitive novelization - FEAR IN A DESERT TOWN - not too long ago and found it to be surprisingly good for a novelisation. No wonder, then.

> For me, the best Tracy novel is, in fact, Criss Cross, which
> was adapted for
> the screen by R. Siodmak, starring Lancaster and Yevonne
> DeCarlo, with a
> tremendous script by the underrated Daniel Fuchs (the Jerome
> Charyn of the 1940s).

Fuchs' LOW COMPANY is in my TBR pile, maybe I should move it towards the top. Never could get into Charyn, though.

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