James M. Cain

Writer, Author

1892 – 1977

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Who was James M. Cain?

James Mallahan Cain was an American author and journalist. Although Cain himself vehemently opposed labeling, he is usually associated with the hardboiled school of American crime fiction and seen as one of the creators of the roman noir. Several of his crime novels inspired highly successful movies.

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Born
Jul 1, 1892
Annapolis
Also known as
  • James Cain
  • James Mallahan Cain
Parents
Spouses
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Washington College
Lived in
  • Annapolis
  • Maryland
Died
Oct 27, 1977
University Park

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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