Fletcher, Lucille and Allan Ullman

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Place Published: New York
Publisher: Random House
Date Published: 1948
Edition: First Edition
Book Id: 2166


First Printing, a review copy, with the publisher's slip laid in and a typed synopsis on Paramount Pictures stationary mounted to front pastedown, signed by publicity manager Ben Washer and addressed to one Mary Nash of the Buffalo Evening News. Octavo (19.5cm); black textured paper-covered boards, with titles stamped in gilt and red on spine and front cover; red topstain; dustjacket; [6], 184, [2]pp. Some pinpoint wear to crown, with a tiny, shallow bump to upper edge of front board; very Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $2.00), with minor wear along the edges and a few short, closed tears; Very Good+.


Ullman's novelization of Lucille Fletcher's screen play, which originally premiered in 1943 as a radio drama and was one of the most popular radio plays of that decade. Basis for Anatole Litvak's 1948 film noir, starring Barbara Stanwyck, Burt Lancaster, and Ann Richards. The Dark Page, Vol.1, p.102-103; Hubin, p.149.

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