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James M. Cain

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Love, when you get fear in it, it's not love any more. It's hate.

— James M. Cain

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You have to wait for your mind to catch up with whatever it is it’s working on; then you can write a novel.

— James M. Cain

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That's all it takes, one drop of fear to curdle love into hate.

— James M. Cain

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I loved her like a rabbit loves a rattlesnake

— James M. Cain

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I had killed a man, for money and a woman. I didn't have the money and I didn't have the woman.

— James M. Cain

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If your writing doesn`t keep you up at night, it won`t keep anyone else up either".

— James M. Cain

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I make no conscious effort to be tough, or hard-boiled, or grim, or any of the things I am usually called.

— James M. Cain

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I write of the wish that comes true - for some reason, a terrifying concept.

— James M. Cain

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She Made Her Bed USA 1934 directed by Ralph Murphy (story "The Baby in the Icebox")
Wife Husband and Friend USA 1939 directed by Gregory Ratoff (story "Two Can Sing" also known as "Career in C Major")
Le Dernier tournant France 1939 directed by Pierre Chenal (novel The Postman Always Rings Twice)
When Tomorrow Comes (The Modern Cinderella in some publicity material) USA 1939 directed by John M. Early life
Cain was born into an Irish Catholic family in Annapolis Maryland. Farrell was foremost of these writers and the Saturday Review carried a debate between Cain and Farrell in November 1946.

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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