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Robson, Mark (director); Leo Brady (novel); Phillip Yordan (screenwriter); Dana Andrews, Farley Granger, Joan Evans (starring)
Edge of Doom (Original screenplay for the 1950 film)
Hollywood: Samuel Goldwyn Productions, 1949. Rainbow revision, Final draft script for the 1950 film noir. Copy belonging to actor Adele Jergens, who played Irene in the film, with her name in holograph pencil on the front wrapper, title page, and laid in memo, holograph pencil annotations, circling her character and striking a few lines. Included is a memo, dated January 4, 1950, from Samuel Goldwyn Productions' stenographic department, announcing revision pages, and six revision pages. Copy number "4" in holograph pencil on top right corner of front wrapper. Jergens, who began her career as a model and chorus girl, became one of the quintessential hard-as-nails blondes in film noir and crime potboilers of the 1940s and 1950s and starred in over 50 motion pictures. Based on Leo Brady's 1949 novel, an essential and unusual noir illustrating the desperation that often accompanies poverty, with overtones critical of the Catholic church. Producer Samuel Goldwyn found the film too bleak after an initial screening, and writers Ben Hecht and Charles Brackett were hired to add a mawkish prologue, epilogue and narration, with new scenes directed by an uncredited Charles Vidor. These changes did little to compromise the thematic darkness of the film, and the film remains one of the grimmest and miserable of film noirs. Set in and shot on location in Los Angeles. Orange titled wrappers, noted as Final Draft Screenplay on the front wrapper, dated November 12, 1949. Distribution page integral with title page, with receipt removed, rubber-stamped copy No. 74, dated November 12, … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc. [United States]
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