Los Angeles: Paramount, 1951. Original pressbook for the classic 1951 film noir, "Detective Story," directed by William Wyler, based on the play by Sidney Kingsley. Written for the screen by Philip Yordan and Robert Wilder, and starring Kirk Douglas, Eleanor Parker, Lee Grant, and George Macready. Nominated for four Academy awards, including a Best Supporting Actress nod to Lee Grant, in her film debut. Grant also won the award for best actress at Cannes.
A powerful and complex film, one of the keystones of the noir cycle. A day in the life at the 21st Precinct, centering on the hard-boiled, moralistic Jim McLeod (Kirk Douglas). 20 pages, saddle stitched, 12 1/4 x 15 inches. Very Good condition. Separation to the hinge fold and a light amount of soiling to the wrappers. Faint horizontal fold crease at the center of the wrapper and pages.
Penzler 101. Selby Canon, p. 41. Silver, pp. 89-90. Spicer, p. 408.