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The Films of Samuel Fuller
If You Die, I’ll Kill You
Lisa Dombrowski

Wesleyan University Press



Contents

• LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
• ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
• INTRODUCTION
• The Fuller Biographical Legend
• Fuller as Storyteller
• Movement and Conflict
• CHAPTER ONE: THE LIPPERT YEARS, 1948-1950
• The Marketplace for Low Budget Films
• Early Experiments: I Shot Jesse James, The Baron of Arizona
• Establishing a Voice: The Steel Helmet
• CHAPTER TWO: THE FOX YEARS, 1951-1956
• The Trade-offs of Studio Filmmaking
• Return to War: Fixed Bayonets • Complete Independence: Park Row
• Brutality: Pickup on South Street
• Classical Style: Hell and High Water, House of Bamboo
• CHAPTER THREE: THE GLOBE YEARS, 1956-1961
• The Challenges of Independence
• No Holds Barred: Run of the Arrow, China Gate, Forty Guns, Verboten!
• Sensational Style: Crimson Kimono, Underworld USA
• CHAPTER FOUR: THE FREELANCE YEARS, 1961-1965 Return to War: Merrill’s Marauders
• Adult Exploitation: Shock Corridor, The Naked Kiss
• Fuller Goes to Vietnam: The Rifle
• CHAPTER FIVE: THE FINAL BATTLES, 1966-1989
• Critical Recognition, Professional Frustration
• Loose Ends: Shark!, Dead Pigeon on Beethoven Street
• A Personal Journey: The Big Red One
• Inciting Controversy: White Dog
• In Exile: Thieves After Dark, Street of No Return
• CONCLUSION
• Filmography
• Bibliography
• Notes
• Index

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