Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers, 1949. Detailed and lengthy treatment script for the 1950 film. A typically substantial treatment and likely the earliest printed script for this key Hitchcock film, made during his brief return to the UK between 1948 and 1950.
Although Whitfield Cook received sole film credit for the screenplay, Hitchcock's wife Reville, an extremely experienced writer and script doctor, worked on the project from its inception. As with Hitchcock himself, her name rarely appeared on scripts, making this a rare item in that respect alone. Winner of the Edgar Award for Best Motion Picture.
Blue studio wrappers, noted as "A Treatment" on the front wrapper, dated March 23, 1949, with credits for writers Reville and Cook. Title page present, mirroring the information on the front wraper. 98 leaves, mimeograph. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good with some yapping and moderate wear at the edges, bound with two gold brads.
Hardy, The BFI Companion to Crime, p. 312, Selby, p. 190. Spicer, p. 447.