Re: RARA-AVIS: The Thin Man and Paul Temple

Date: 17 Nov 2007

John asked:

"And is it the Thin Man films which which created the idea of the crime being solved by calling all the involved parties together? Or did someone else create that idea?"

I don't know about in film, but the gathering of the suspects was a standard feature of the manor house/parlor room mysteries by Agatha Christie and others. And Hammett himself had used it earlier in the Maltese Falcon.


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