RARA-AVIS: Re: Girls In Trouble

From: Chris Schneider ( chrisaschneider@earthlink.net)
Date: 11 Jun 2003

> The girl-in-trouble theme worked for McGee. It worked
> well enough in pop fiction bascially that it got
> picked up and modified a bit for nearly all the James
> Bond movies. (In recent years the Bond-movie
> girl-in-trouble has become the girl-as-fellow-spy or
> some variation of that.)
> - Duane Spurlock
> __________________________________

   The "Girl In Trouble"/"Girl As Spy" theme can be traced back at least as far as that woman in Robert Donat's apartment in the 1935, Hitchcock-directed "Thirty-Nine Steps." With a bit of effort, one can probably find examples even earlier.
    Anyone up to trawling through the works of E. Phillips Oppenheim or Anthony Hope?


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