Johnson had grown up watching detective films and film noir.
In the 1970s, Ray adapted two of his popular stories as detective films.
It was advertised as the colony's first detective film.
The sociology of the hard boiled detective films seems to make American life seem violent and secretive.
Have you never seen one of those twentieth-century French detective films?
For anyone who thinks they don't make spine-tingling detective films the way they used to, good news: they've just made another.
The teenage detective film was heavily promoted and frequently reaired its initial summer.
The western and the detective film were particularly popular.
The inclusion of the character also makes it the first recorded detective film.
Left alone, consumed with yet more guilt, she felt like a character in a second-rate detective film.