Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Hammet and Cain

From: William Ahearn (
Date: 01 Oct 2007

--- jacquesdebierue <> wrote:

I won't quarrel with
> Cain as a father
> figure of noir.
It would be hard to considering that the dynamics of
"Postman" and "Double Indemnity" became almost a template for other American noir writers and filmmakers. So, yeah, he's a father figure -- along with Woolrich -- of postwar noir at least.

And thanks for mentioning West. He always seems to get lost in the shuffle.


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