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JAMES M CAIN COLLECTION

 James M Cain Collection

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Double IdemnityAlong with Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler, James M. Cain was a writer of hard-boiled crime fiction, though unlike the others, he didn't write detective stories. James M. Cain told his dark stories in spare, clipped prose.  

Cain was interested in primal drives, in lust, greed, and violence.  His characters committed crimes rather than trying to solve them.  And he was never comfortable with the oft-used "hard-boiled" tag.  Mid-career, he told an interviewer, "plugging me as one of the tough young men merely muddles things up."

But tough, his stories were.  In his famous novels The Postman Always Rings Twice, Double Indemnity, and The Embezzler, Cain spun unflinching tales of men who fell for seductresses and found themselves pulled into a web of crime.  James M. Cain once said, "our national curse..is the 'sympathetic character.'

Double Indemnity, Cain's well-known novella, started out as a serial in Liberty Magazine, and went on to be adapted into a successful film.  It is a unique and shocking tale of murder and deceit, with the crooked insurance agent Walter Huff getting mixed up with the uber-evil Phyllis Nordlinger.

James CainThe Screen Guild Theater adapted Indemnity in 1945, with Fred MacMurray and Barbara Stanwyck playing the lead roles.

Mildred Pierce is a dark, sprawling work with two very strong women at its core: the title character and her irrepressible daughter Veda.  It came out in 1941 and was adapted into a 1945 picture starring Joan Crawford.  Lux Radio Theater brought Mildred Pierce to life in 1954 starring Claire Trevor and Zachary Scott.

The James M. Cain collection includes those gems, plus other Cain pot-boilers Wife, Husband and Friend, Algiers, and Love's Lovely Counterfeit.  Any fan of mid-century noir will love these well-produced radio works.

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MP3 DISK CONTENTS: [Help]
6 recordings - total playtime 4 hours 47 minutes

Lux 410428 305 Wife, Husband and Friend
Lux 410707 315 Algiers
Lux 421214 374 Algiers
Lux 540614 885 Mildred Pierce
Screen Guild 450305 235 Double Indemnity
Suspense 450308 133 ALT Love's Lovely Counterfeit AFRS

 


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