RARA-AVIS: Re: Hardboiled Journalists: Doherty

From: foxbrick ( foxbrick@yahoo.com)
Date: 11 Jan 2006

--- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, JIM DOHERTY <jimdohertyjr@y...> wrote:
> Although it's not prose fiction, a case could be made
> that the whole sub-genre of hard-boiled, crime-solving
> journalists began in the stage play THR FRONT PAGE by
> Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur, in which Hildy
> Johnson exposes three acts worth of crooked cops,
> corrupt politicians, and judicial chicanery when all
> he wants to do is quit the newspaper game and get
> married.

And the play, and even its best film version which transmogrifies it some, HIS GIRL FRIDAY, have deadly serious aspects amidst the farce.

Todd Mason

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