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The Dark Corner (Original screenplay for - Hathaway, Henry (director); Leo Roste - 1945. [1199432]
Twentieth Century-Fox, Los Angeles 1945 - Revised Shooting Final script for the 1946 film. Brief notations throughout in holograph pencil. File copy, rubber-stamped on the front wrapper. Based on a story serialized in "Good Housekeeping" (1945) by Leo Rosten, about private investigator Bradford Galt (Stevens) who believes he's being followed by a man in a white suit. The man in the white suit tells Brad that the person who hired him is an old business partner of Brad's, from San Francisco, who has relocated to New York City. The old business partner now works for Hardy Cathcart (Webb), a wealthy art aficionado. Brad believes he is targeted for murder, but as he tries to avoid being killed he becomes implicated in an actual murder. Through it all, Kathleen Stewart (Ball), Brad's secretary, is by his side, the two sharing an attraction to each other.Set in New York City, shot on location there.Tan titled wrappers, noted as SHOOTING FINAL on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped copy No. 3, dated Oct. 31, 1945. Distribution page present, with receipt removed. Title page present, dated October 31, 1945, noted as Shooting Final, with a credit for screenwriter Dratler. 150 leaves, with last leaf of text a revision page numbered 10. Mimeograph, with blue revision pages throughout, dated variously between 11/29/45 and 1/23/46. Pages and wrapper Very Good plus, bound internally with two gold brads.Grant, p. 160. Hardy, The BFI Companion to Crime, p. 99. Selby Canon, pp. 38-39. Silver, pp. 87-88. Spicer, p. 408. [Attributes: Soft Cover]
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