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Index Accused of Murder, 165 Adorno, Theodor, xv, 1 Aesthetic Theory, xv, 1 African Americans, 3, 5, 53–54, 60, 62, 127, 191, 240, 251n32, 252nn47–49 Agar, John, 22 “Age of Metteurs en scène, The,” 161 Aldrich, Robert, xvi, 145, 147–48, 158 Allied Artists, 8–9, 131 Alton, John, xix, 24, 164, 180, 215; He Walked by Night and, 64; Slightly Scarlet and, 13, 181, 182, 197 American Bomb Cinema, 96 American Cinema, 137 American Film Noir, 14 American in Paris, An, 180 American Social Hygiene Association, 6 American Society in an Age of Anxiety, 110 American Society of Cinematographers (ASC), 13, 180 Andersen, Thom, xvii Anthony, Ray, 196 anticommunism, xvi–xvii, xvii–xviii, 1–2; atomic bombs and, 7–8, 10–11, 49; films made in response to HUAC, 19–20; McCarran Act, 24; moral message of films on, 33; patriotism and, 49, 57, 59, 70, 87; “red menace” films, xvi–xvii, 1, 42, 76, 111, 144–45; trade unions and, 4–5, 33–39, 57, 248n42; union subversion and, 4–5. See also Communist Party/communism “Anti-Communist Film Noir,” 23 anti-intellectualism, 76–77 Armored Car Robbery, 22 Arnelo Affair, The, 64 Arnold, Jack, xx, 15, 213, 215, 217, 228, 267– 68n11 Arnold, John, 180 Asian Americans. See House of Bamboo; Crimson Kimono Astaire, Fred, 163 atomic age: bombs and matter, 7–8, 10–11, 96, 240; espionage in, 109–10; first Soviet test and, 96; Kiss Me Deadly as representative of, 144–45; as metaphor for communist menace, 49; neuroses of, 96; radioactivity and disease in, 96–97, 101–2; Thief and, 110–20. See also anticommunism; Atomic City; City of Fear; D.O.A.; film noir; Shack Out on 101; Thief Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission, 96 Atomic City, The, 7–8, 109, 118, 137, 145; Feds portrayed in, 125–29; as melodrama, 125, 130; plot of, 120–30; voice-over narration, 127 “Atomic Cocktail,” 95 274 Index “Atomic Energy,” 109 Atomic Energy Commission (AEC), 7, 96, 110, 127 Atomic Shield, 110 Auerbach, Jonathan, 243n30, 252n44, 255n20, 261n43 “bad boy,” 20, 39, 83 Badge, 228 Badge of Evil, 228 “bad girl,” 13, 14, 28, 38, 56, 98, 184, 186, 210. See also “bad boy”; femininity; femmes fatales ; “good girl” Bait, 22 Baker, Roy, 215 Ballard, Lucien, xix, 14, 137–38 Ballinger, Alexander, xvi, xvii, 6, 104, 164, 187 baseball, 55, 126–27 Bay City Journal, 183 Bazin, André, 197 Belton, John, 164, 262n12 Beneath the 12-Mile Reef, 166 Benét, Stephen Vincent, 72–73 Benson, Thomas W., 74 Berlin Express, 138 betrayal, 60, 110, 179, 185 Bezzerides, A. I., 145, 147, 148 B film, xv, xx, 8–9, 10, 80–81, 131, 137, 269n8 Bhagavad Gita, 103 Bigamist, The, 99 Big Clock, The, 112 Big Combo, The, xvi Big Decision, The, 60 Big Heat, The, xviii, 127, 137 Big Jim McLain, 4–5, 19, 23, 41, 79; anti-intellectualism of, 76–77; HUAC and, 4, 72–74, 78; plot of, 72–78; voice-over narration , 72–73 Big Knife, The, xvi, xix, 184–85 “Big Secret, The,” 111 Big Sleep, The, 97, 184 bikinis, 131, 135–36 Black Angel, 223 blacklisting, xix, 22, 50, 74, 79, 148, 240, 255n25, 268n20 Black Swan, The, 165 Black Widow, 11, 13, 14, 164, 174, 196; color used in, 166–73, 187; compared to A Kiss before Dying, 188; compared to Slightly Scarlet, 179, 180, 183 black widows, women as, 11–12, 166–73 Blees, Robert, 215 Blue Hawaii, 75 bombshells, women as, 131, 135–36 Borde, Raymond, xv–xviii, 2, 158, 164 Border Incident, 64 Brecht, Bertolt, 230 Brigandi, Phil, 22 Britt, Elton, 40 Brody, Meredith, 201 Broe, Dennis, 239 Broken Blossoms, 238 Brook, Vincent, 264n60 Brooks, Richard, 81, 180 Brothers Karamazov, The, 180 Brothers Rico, The, xvi Brues, Austin M., 96 Brun, Joseph, 65 burlesque, 230–31, 269n8 Butler, David, 100 Bwana Devil, 212, 213 Cagney, James, 49 Cahiers du cinéma, 80 Cain, James M., 179 Call Northside 777, 14, 81, 196, 197 Cameron, Norman, 43 Canon City, 50 capitalism, 6, 91, 137 Carter, Beverley, 99 Carter, Janis, 22 Cattle Queen of Montana, 180 Celluloid Mushroom Clouds, 118 Chabrol, Claude, 159 Chandler, Raymond, 157 Charlie Chan movies, 238, 270n26 Chaumeton, Étienne, xv–xviii, 2, 158, 164 Cheat, The, 238 Chinatown, 46, 138 Christopher, Nicholas, xvii, 40, 96, 179 CinemaScope, 11–12, 14, 16, 163–65, 169, 172, 173, 193, 212; Black Widow and, 166–67, 170; House of Bamboo and, 174; Kiss before...


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