Silent Mystery and Detective Movies
A Comprehensive Filmography
About the Book
The silent film era was known in part for its cliffhanger serials and air of suspense that kept audiences returning to theaters week after week. Icons such as Douglas Fairbanks, Laurel and Hardy, Lon Chaney and Harry Houdini were among those who graced the dark and shadowy screen. This reference guide to silent films with mystery and detective content lists more than 1,500 titles in one of entertainment’s most popular and enduring genres. While most of the films examined are from North America, mystery films from around the world are included.
About the Author(s)
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Bibliographic Info: 194 photos, appendix, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2009
Table of Contents
The Films 3
Appendix: Authors Whose Stories Were Filmed in the Silent Era 249
Book Reviews & Awards
“comprehensive…recommended”—Booklist; “an important reference contribution. Recommended”—Choice; “a valuable addition to any film library…well-written, educational, and eminently readable”—ARBA; “a valuable stepping-stone”—Scarlet;“comprehensive…massive…an excellent reference title”—Rogue Cinema.