Dana Andrews

The Face of Noir


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About the Book

Dana Andrews, arguably the finest minimalist actor of his generation, as one critic commented, could convey more with one look than many actors could with a soliloquy. In a film career spanning nearly five decades, Andrews appeared in some of Hollywood’s most prestigious productions, including The Ox-Bow Incident (1943) and The Best Years of Our Lives (1946). His unique screen presence was shown at its best in such film noir classics as Laura (1944) and Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950).
Beginning with an absorbing biographical chapter, this critical survey of Dana Andrews’ screen career features a complete filmography with synopses, reviews, behind-the-scenes anecdotes and insightful comments from Andrews and his coworkers. A chronological list of television, radio and theater credits is included.

About the Author(s)

James McKay is a chartered surveyor residing in Northwich, Cheshire, England.

Bibliographic Details

James McKay
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 256
Bibliographic Info: 87 photos, notes, appendix, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2010
pISBN: 978-0-7864-4614-8
eISBN: 978-0-7864-5676-5
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      vi
Preface      1
Biography      3

The Films      23

Appendix: Major Television, Theatre and Radio Credits      215
Notes      223
Bibliography      229
Index      233

Book Reviews & Awards

“excellent…well-done…a superb book. A terrific read. The author has done a ton of research and he seems to know Andrews inside and out. This is definitely a must-have, probably the best of McFarland’s books that go film-by-film…best book of the year”—Classic Images; “a detailed index and bibliography make the book a useful reference tool”—Choice ; “excellent”—Borehamwood & Elstree Times; “excellent new critical biography…will be an essential guide…one of the best”—Movie Magazine International.