By Rex Stout
Unique booklet: 1956, 1957
Nero Wolfe needs to tune down a killer who murders his sufferers in basic terms in the course of vacation trips and who, to date, has left Wolfe with 4 confusing circumstances to solve.
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For noir horror films, see Eric Somer, “The Noir-Horror of Cat People,” in Film Noir Reader 4, ed. Alain Silver and James Ursini (New York: Limelight, 2004): 191–205. For the noir western, see Ursini, “Noir Westerns,” and Robin Wood, “Rancho Notorious (1952): A Noir Western in Color,” in Silver and Ursini, Film Noir Reader 4, 247–59 and 261–75, respectively. 29. Interpretation and discussion of films on various points of the political spectrum can be found in Grant Tracey, “Film Noir and Samuel Fuller’s Tabloid Cinema: Red (Action), White (Exposition) and Blue (Romance),” in Silver and Ursini, Film Noir Reader 2, 159–75, and Reynold Humphries, “The Politics of Crime and the Crime of Politics: Postwar Noir, the Liberal Consensus and the Hollywood Left,” in Silver and Ursini, Film Noir Reader 4, 227–45.
As he said, “The close-up is the thing that pays off on the small screen, . . ”13 In this way, the episode’s conversational scenes were dramatized, an effect heightened by quick cross-cutting between or among speakers as well as by deftly positioned reaction shots. Dialogue scenes were, of course, also cheaper and quicker to produce than action scenes, especially since Webb, always pressed for time, eschewed complicated rehearsals. Economic considerations, given the very limited budget available, were therefore hardly negligible.
11 Among the directors who demonstrated that this kind of film could be made and marketed successfully in Hollywood was Fred Zinnemann. Jack Webb played an important supporting role in his The Men, a chronicle of paraplegic veterans receiving treatment in a VA hospital, which was independently produced by Stanley Kramer. ” Kramer and screenwriter Carl Foreman spent several weeks at the hospital, studying both the methods of treatment employed and the experiences of the patients, a number of whom were recruited to play minor roles in the film (the credits express gratitude to some forty-five of “the men”).