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Warners Wiseguys: All 112 Films That Robinson, Cagney and Bogart Made for the Studio Hardcover – November 13, 2007

ISBN-13: 978-0786432622 ISBN-10: 0786432624
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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.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 372 pages
  • Publisher: McFarland (November 13, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0786432624
  • ISBN-13: 978-0786432622
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 7.5 x 10.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,642,476 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Scott Allen Nollen is a historian, musician and occasional filmmaker who has written and edited over 40 books on the history of the cinema, popular music and literature. He received his BA in Film and Honors History and MA in United States and Modern European History from the University of Iowa. His two books on Hollywood icon Boris Karloff are considered definitive: "Boris Karloff" (McFarland, 1991) was written with the participation of Karloff's widow, Evelyn, while "Boris Karloff: A Gentleman's Life" (Midnight Marquee, 1999), is an authorized biography written with the full collaboration of Karloff's daughter, Sara Jane. Nollen's other books include studies of Laurel and Hardy, Robert Louis Stevenson, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra, Edward G. Robinson, James Cagney and Humphrey Bogart, and the Robin Hood Legends. He also has co-written books on Vincent Price, Peter Lorre and Peter Cushing. His 2001 book, "Jethro Tull" (McFarland), written with the participation of the band, was nominated as Best Rock/R&B book by the Association for Recorded Sound. His book "Paul Robeson: Film Pioneer" (McFarland)is the first book-length study of the groundbreaking cinema work of this famed Renaissance Man. Nollen's most recent books are "Three Bad Men: John Ford, John Wayne, Ward Bond" (McFarland, 2013) and "Glenda Farrell: Hollywood's Hardboiled Dame" (Midnight Marquee; forthcoming in 2014). Nollen began making amateur films in 1976, at the age of 13. In 2005, he co-starred, wrote, produced and directed the feature film "Lofty" with Ryan C. Baumbach. Among the cast are L.A. actors Larry Laverty and Amelia Beaugard. Nollen's continued interest in Boris Karloff is reflected in "Kreating Karloff" (2006), starring and directed by actor Conor Timmis, whose documentary film, "Finnigan's War" (2013) features another screenplay co-written by Nollen. Nollen's main interests are Hollywood film, classical, jazz, blues, folk and classic rock music, United States and British History, and the Civil Rights era.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jason Crawford on May 25, 2008
Format: Hardcover
Being an avid reader I did know who Scott Allen Nollen was. The author of 16 books was educated in Film and History at the University of Iowa. He is currently on staff at Heritage Auction Galleries in Dallas, Texas.

So when I saw the recent McFarland Publishing book "Warner's Wiseguys," it caught my interest. I had known Virginia Mayo for many years and her leading man in many gangster films, including her most favorite, "White Heat," was James Cagney, so I knew that he'd be included. A young Bogart also got his start in these type of films and Warner's round out of tough guys would have to include Edward G. Robinson. All three were featured in this wonderful new book.
These wise guys who rounded off Warners' top leading men are now synonymous with the studio's era of gritty gangster films. This book is complete with commentary from the author and other film buffs. Warner's was not my favorite of studios, and MGM being most people's favorite was not either. I loved 20th Century Fox, but Warner Bros. Studios cranked out an amazing amount of work out of their actors, which is why Bogart and Bette Davis were so excellent in their roles in movies. Bette said, "You never got a chance to get lazy. There were always movies being made."

But this book not only brings out the truth of the Warners system but it chronicles all 112 movies that the three actors aforementioned starred in. The book also showcases some rare and amazing photographs of many Warners stars and is edited to precision. Anyone can pick the book up, finish a chapter or two and then start again later and feel like you know the story. The author's style of writing commentary is one that I enjoy doing and also love reading. My favorite chapter is titled "Playing All the Angles.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Tom A. Pennock on April 9, 2008
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Author Scott Allen Nollen Has Written The Definative Book On The Topic of Warner Brothers Gangster Films. This Book Is An In Depth Study Of James Cagney, Edward G. Robinson, And Humphrey Bogart And The Great Gangster Classics They Made For This Studio. This Book Studies In "Major" Depth The Combined 112 Films These Great Actors Made. This Book Includes Commentary From This Great Author Plus Thoughts And Comments From Other Film Buffs Too. Everything Is Covered In This Great Book Including Not Only The Films Discussed And Actors Roles But Also Detailed Information About Release Dates, Directoral Credits, And The Running Times For Each Film Studied. This Book Is A "Must Have" As The Best Book Ever Published On This Topic. Highly Recommended!!! Five Stars!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By ROBERT LEE on January 21, 2014
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This is an outstanding book that provides an in-depth examination of the three greatest actors from Hollywood's Golden Era who were famous for playing gangsters: Humphrey Bogart, James Cagney and Edward G, Robinson. There were certainly many other actors (and actresses) that played famous gangster roles in that period of the 1930s through the 1950s, but these three were the best and most prolific in the genre. On a few occasions, we were treated to films where two of them starred together.

As a huge classic movie fan, I have seen every one of the films that the three actors played in. But I learned even more about them and their roles in these movies than I thought I already knew after reading this wonderful book.

The book is a bit pricey, but well worth the investment if you're a fan of Bogie, Cagney and Robinson and the classic gangster film genre, as I am.
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