New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1939. First American Edition. Near Fine in a Very Good plus, price-clipped dust jacket. Jacket shows only a few small chips and tiny closed tears at the extremities, with some light evidence that there was once some reinforcement at the verso, now professionally removed. Basis for the classic 1944 film noir directed by Jean Negulesco, written for the screen by Frank Gruber and starring Peter Lorre, Sydney Greenstreet and Zachary Scott, in his screen debut as the title character.