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Show Them No Mercy! (Original photograph of Cesar Romero and Bruce Cabot from the 1935 film)

by Marshall, George (director); Kubec Glasmon, Henry Lehrman (screenwriters); Rochelle Hudson, Cesar Romero, Bruce Cabot, Edward Norris (starring)

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Published
1935
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Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1935. Vintage reference photograph from the 1935 film, showing actors Cesar Romero and Bruce Cabot. With a mimeo snipe to the verso. Two men seeking respite from the rain accidentally wander into a kidnapper's hideout. 8 x 10 inches. Very Good plus, lightly curled, with faint fading and toning. … Read more
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Oasis of Fear [Stress] (Original screenplay for the 1971 film)

by Lenzi, Umberto (director, screenwriter); Lucia Drudi Demby, Antonio Altoviti (screenwriters); Irene Papas, Ray Lovelock, Ornella Muti, Michel Bardinet (starring)

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Published
1970
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Rome: Copisteria Attilia, 1970. Draft script for the 1971 film, here under the working title "Stress". With two holograph ink annotations to the front wrapper and title page noting the name of the film. Text in English. Two young hippies who smuggle pornography for a living hide out in a seemingly abandoned villa--unaware the villa's owner is… Read more
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Locker 69 [Sixty-Nine] (Original screenplay for the 1962 UK film)

by Harrison, Norman (director); Richard Harris (screenwriter); Edgar Wallace (novel)

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Published
1962
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London: Merton Park Studios, 1962. Final Shooting Script for the 1962 UK film. The 21st film (out of 47) of the "Edgar Wallace Mysteries", a British film series that showed as 1-hour second features on British film screens between 1960 and 1965, then later on television. A shady business man has perpetrated a fraud that has resulted… Read more
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The Frozen Ghost (Post-production script for the 1945 film and the trailer)

by Young, Harold (director), Bernard Schubert, Luci Ward (screenwriters); Harrison Carter (story writer); Lon Chaney, Milburn Stone (starring)

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Published
1944
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Universal City, CA: Universal Pictures, 1944. Post-production Continuity & Dialogue script for the 1945 film. The fourth entry in Universal's six-film "Inner Sanctum" series, released to theaters between 1943 and 1945. White studio self wrappers, dated October 6, 1044, noting 6 reels. Mimeograph duplication. Near Fine. Accompanied by the Continuity & Dialogue for the trailer.… Read more
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The Share-Out (Original screenplay for the 1962 film)

by Glaister, Gerard (director); Phillip Mackie (screenwriter); Edgar Wallace (novel)

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Published
1961
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London: Merton Park Studios, 1961. Final Shooting Script for the 1962 UK film. The 18th film (out of 47) of the "Edgar Wallace Mysteries", a British film series that showed as 1-hour second features on British film screens between 1960 and 1965, then later on television. White titled wrappers, noted as Final Shooting script on the front… Read more
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[Inner Sanctum] The Frozen Ghost (Original screenplay for the 1945 film)

by Chaney, Lon (starring); Harold Young (director); Bernard Schubert, Luci Ward (screenwriter); Harry Sucher, Harrison Carter (story writer); Milburn Stone (starring)

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Published
1944
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Universal City, CA: Universal Pictures, 1944. First Draft script for the 1945 film. The fourth entry in Universal's six-film "Inner Sanctum" series, released to theaters between 1943 and 1945. Gray card titled wrappers, dated February 29, 1944, with credits for story writers Sucher and Carter. 99 leaves, ribbon copy typescript on yellow stock. Pages Near Fine,… Read more
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The Wrong Box (Original screenplay for the 1966 film)

by Forbes, Bryan (director); Robert Louis Stevenson, Lloyd Osbourne (novel); Larry Gelbart, Burt Shevelove (screenwriters); John Mills, Ralph Richardson, Michael Caine, Peter Cook, Dudley Moore (starring)

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Published
1965
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N.p.: N.p., 1965. Early Draft script for the 1965 British comedy film. Based on the 1889 novel by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne. In 1818, the parents of 20 boys establish a tontine, a fund to go to the last surviving boy. It is now 1882 and only 2 elderly brothers are left, Joseph (Ralph… Read more
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The Last Good Kiss (Original screenplay for an unproduced film)

by Hill, Walter (screenwriter); James Crumley (novel)

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Published
1979
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N.p.: N.p., 1979. Draft script for an unproduced film, likely a first draft. Based on the acclaimed 1978 novel by James Crumley. After Walter Hill's critical and commercial success with "Warriors" (1979), and the critical success of "The Long Riders" (1980), he focused his energies on adapting "The Last Good Kiss," in which he was hoping to cast… Read more
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Somewhere in the Night (Original Pressbook for the 1946 film)

by Mankiewicz, Joseph L. (director, screenwriter); Marvin Browsky (story); Howard Dimsdale (screenwriter); John Hodiak, Nancy Guild, Lloyd Nolan (starring)

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Published
1946
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Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1946. Original pressbook for the 1948 film noir. A quintessential "amnesia victim as protagonist" noir with superior dialogue and presentation (courtesy of the talented Joseph L. Mankiewicz), "Somewhere in the Night" stars John Hodiak as a war veteran suffering from complete memory loss, with only two clues to his past: a bitter letter… Read more
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Street Smart [Streets of New York] (Original screenplay for the 1987 film)

by Schatzberg, Jerry (director); David Freeman (screenwriter); Christopher Reeve, Kathy Baker, Mimi Rogers, Andre Gregory, Morgan Freeman (starring)

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Published
1980
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N.p.: International Creative Management [ICM], 1980. Early Revised Draft script for the 1987 film, here under the working title "Streets of New York." Magazine reporter Jonathan Fisher (Christopher Reeve) fabricates a story about a New York pimp after he is unsuccessful getting information on the streets. But the police, the district attorney, and a real pimp and… Read more
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Cockfighter (First Edition)

by Willeford, Charles

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Published
1962
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First Edition
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Chicago: Chicago Paperback House, 1962. First Edition. First Edition, a paperback original. Cover art by Cloutier. The beginning of Charles Willeford's second phase, turning away from bizarre crime fiction to focus on the hard-as-nails world of the cockfighting circuit. Basis for the 1972 Monte Hellman film, for which Willeford wrote the screenplay and took an acting turn… Read more
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The Unsuspected (First Edition)

by Armstrong, Charlotte

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Published
1946
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First Edition
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New York: Coward McCann, 1946. First Edition. First Edition. Basis for the 1947 film noir directed by Michael Curtiz and starring Claude Rains, Joan Caulfield, Audrey Totter, and Constance Bennett. Near Fine in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Jacket lightly edgeworn, with a short closed tear to the front panel, and a lightly faded… Read more
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The Blank Wall (First Edition)

by Holding, Elisabeth [Elizabeth] Sanxay

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Published
1947
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First Edition
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New York: Simon and Schuster, 1947. First Edition. First Edition. Basis for two films: Max Ophul's The Reckless Moment in 1949, and The Deep End in 2001, directed by Scott McGehee and David Siegel and starring Tilda Swinton. About Near Fine in a Good dust jacket. Evidence of erasure on the front endpaper; jacket is complete but… Read more
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Odd Man Out (First UK Edition)

by Green, F. L.

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Published
1945
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London: Michael Joseph, 1945. First UK Edition. Basis for the superb 1947 British film noir directed by Carol Reed and starring James Mason. Jacket design by A. E. Barlow. Near Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket. Small, neat contemporary owner name to front endpaper and title page. Jacket spine and flap folds lightly toned, with a short… Read more
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The Dark Stain (First Edition)

by Appel, Benjamin

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Published
1943
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First Edition
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New York: Dial, 1943. First Edition. First Edition. The author's unaccountably scarce fifth novel. By the author of the 1934 novel, "Brain Guy." A prescient work for 1943 that, like much of the author's fiction, is crime fiction from a politically radical perspective that addresses the presence of fascism in a "democratic" society. In a style that is… Read more
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Slayground (First UK Edition)

by Westlake, Donald E. writing as Richard Stark

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Published
1984
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London: Allison and Busby, 1984. First UK Edition, preceded by the American edition published by Random House in 1971. SIGNED by the author on the title page. The fourteenth novel in the Parker series. Basis for the 1983 film. Near Fine in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Slightly bumped to the lower fore edge corner. Jacket… Read more
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The Shadow of the Cat (Original screenplay for the 1961 film)

by Gilling, John (director); George Baxt (screenwriter); Andre Morell, Barbara Shelley, William Lucas (starring)

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Published
1960
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London: Hammer Film Productions, 1960. Draft script for the 1961 Hammer film, with name of editor John Pomeroy written in holograph ink and struck over with holograph pencil, with copy No. 51 noted in holograph pencil, all at the top margin of the front wrapper. Three pages of the script have annotations in holograph ink, highlighting a section of… Read more
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The Handle (First UK edition, signed by the author)

by Westlake, Donald E. writing as Richard Stark

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Published
1985
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First Edition
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London: Allison and Busby, 1985. First Edition. First Edition, preceded by the American edition published by Pocket Books in 1966. SIGNED by the author on the title page. The eighth novel in the Parker series. Fine and unread in a Near Fine dust jacket. Jacket lightly toned to the flaps, with faint rubbing to the front… Read more
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The Biggest Bundle of Them All (Original screenplay for the 1968 film)

by Annakin, Ken (director); Josef Shaftel (story); Sy Salkowitz (screenwriter); Vittorio De Sica, Raquel Welch, Robert Wagner, Edward G. Robinson (starring)

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Published
1965
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Hollywood: Berkshire Productions, 1965. Draft script for the 1968 film, with titled written on front wrapper very boldly in holograph marker, script containing a few copied annotations, striking dialogue and altering actions. From an original story from producer and director Josef Shaftel. When no one will pay the ransom for the return of retired Mob Boss… Read more
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The Green Eagle Score (First UK Edition, signed by the author)

by Westlake, Donald E. writing as Richard Stark

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Published
1986
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London: Allison and Busby, 1986. First UK Edition, preceded by the American edition published by Gold Medal in 1967. SIGNED by the author on the title page. The tenth novel in the Parker series. Near Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket. Jacket front and rear panels lightly rubbed.
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