Warners Wiseguys by Scott Allen Nollen
All 112 Films That Robinson, Cagney and Bogart Made for the Studio

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As three of the most prominent actors of the early studio system, James Cagney, Edward G. Robinson, and Humphrey Bogart played an unparalleled role in the rise of the Warner Brothers Studio. These "Warners Wiseguys" are now virtually synonymous with the studio's era of gritty gangster films. This study of their interwoven studio-contract careers highlights the similarities of their personalities and their struggles with harsh typecasting. It details and comments critically on each of their combined 112 Warners films. Complete with commentary from the author and other film buffs. An appendix provides a filmographic guide to the films discussed, including lists of primary actors, release dates, directorial credits, and running times for each film.

About Scott Allen Nollen

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Scott Allen Nollen was educated in Film and History at the University of Iowa. He is the author of 16 books on the history of film, literature and music, including, from McFarland, Louis Armstrong (2004), Jethro Tull (2002), The Boys: The Cinematic World of Laurel and Hardy (2001), Robin Hood (1999), Sir Arthur Conan Doyle at the Cinema (1996), Robert Louis Stevenson (1994) and Boris Karloff (1991). Currently he is on the staff at Heritage Auction Galleries in Dallas, Texas.
Published November 13, 2007 by McFarland. 372 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction