1. Fascinating analysis here! Mamoulian did indeed follow up this expressionistic work with DR. JEKYLL & MR. HYDE and one of the musical genre’s greatest achievements, LOVE ME TONIGHT. The latter’s intricate visual style brings to mind some of the corresponding descriptive details that Croce bings to the table in his excellent piece. I really would love to know who that unamed writer is though.

    There’s no doubt at the end of the day for all its stylistic and cinematic attributes, that Hammett is the real essence of CITY STREETS, much as he is for THE MALTESE FALCON.

    Fantastic post!

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