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James M. Cain
James M. Cain in 1938
|Born||James Mallahan Cain
July 1, 1892
Annapolis, Maryland, United States
|Died||October 27, 1977
University Park, Maryland, United States
|Alma mater||Washington College|
|Spouse||married four times|
James Mallahan Cain (July 1, 1892 – October 27, 1977) was an American author and journalist. Cain vehemently opposed labeling, but he is usually associated with the hardboiled school of American crime fiction and is seen as one of the creators of the roman noir. His crime novels The Postman Always Rings Twice (1934), Serenade (1937), Mildred Pierce (1941) and Double Indemnity (1944) became well known movies.
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