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Producing Noir: Wald, Scott, Hellinger

Spicer, Andrew H.


Andrew Spicer
Professor in Cultural Production


Robert Miklitsch


This chapter is the first to be written about the role the producer played in creating 'classic' film noir (1940-1959). It explores the work of three contrasting producers, Jerry Wald (studio-based); Adrian Scott (studio, then blacklisted; and Mark Hellinger (independent). The chapter argues that each, in their different ways, was important to the development of film noir in America and therefore that the role of the producer needs to be recognized as significant in the creation of film noir.


Spicer, A. H. (2014). Producing Noir: Wald, Scott, Hellinger. In R. Miklitsch (Ed.), Kiss the Blood Off My Hands: On Classic Film Noir (130-151). Detroit: University of Illinois Press

Publication Date Sep 1, 2014
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Pages 130-151
Book Title Kiss the Blood Off My Hands: On Classic Film Noir
ISBN 9780252080180
Keywords film noir, Wald, Scott, Hellinger
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