Re: RARA-AVIS: Richard Powell

Date: 13 Dec 2002


> SHOOT IF YOU MUST is a '40s title by Powell that's
> pretty
> good, though not very hardboiled. Fast and funny,
> though.
> Like a lot of Powell.

This wouldn't be the name that a certain Busby Berkeley song-and-dance man-turned-movie-tough-guy used to write books, would it?

Not a serious question, of course, but it's an interesting coincidence, particularly since Dick Powell was the best Marlowe in the movies, and there's been an ongoing discussion of Chandler's influence.



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