Charles McGraw: Biography of a Film Noir Tough Guy - Softcover, Autographed

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The iconic actor Charles McGraw appeared in over 140 roles on films and television, including the classic noir pictures The Killers (1946) and The Narrow Margin (1952). Whether portraying tough cops or sadistic killers, McGraw brought a unique authenticity to the screen. Emphasizing his impact on the film noir style, this comprehensive biography examines McGraw's lengthy career against the backdrop of a changing Hollywood.

Through numerous personal interviews with his surviving intimates, close acquaintances and co-workers, his tumultuous personal life is detailed from his earliest days to his bizarre, accidental death. Also included are an extensive critical filmography of McGraw's feature film career, a complete list of television appearances and previously unpublished film stills and personal photos.

This copy autographed by author Alan K. Rode


A spellbinding account of the great noir heavy…and a must-have addition to all film-noir libraries. Deft biography and overall wild tale. --James Ellroy


File Size: 9359 KB
Print Length: 229 pages
Publisher: McFarland; Reprint edition (August 14, 2012)
Publication Date: August 14, 2012
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
Language: English

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