Unique Genre - Legendary Classics

Film Noir has been a favourite for years, even before TCM debuted.

Scripts - great; acting - good to terrific; lighting and backgrounds - now you're talking.

Questions from an episode of Jeopardy 2016. Only four of five, but they were great questions.
To wit:

Raymond Chandler wrote "You were dead, you were sleeping" this, the title of a detective classic.

This lawyer first appeared in Erle Stanley Gardner's "The Case of the Velvet Claws" and you bet he won that case.

Chapter 4 of this classic detective fiction is "The Black Bird".

James M Cain really delivered with this first novel of his, which actually isn't about the mail.

Material copyright 2016 by Jeopardy Productions, Inc

Re The Black Bird - we have one - not from the movie, though.