Cry of the City [The Law and Martin Rome, The Chair for Martin Rome]

Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1948. Post-production Dialogue and Continuity Script for the 1948 film noir, "Cry of the City" (here under the working title, "The Law and Martin Rome"), directed by Robert Siodmak, based on the 1947 novel "The Chair for Martin Rome" by Henry Edward Helseth, written for the screen by Richard Murphy, and starring Victor Mature, Richard Conte, and Shelley Winters.

Green titled wrappers, dated August 4, 1948, with a holograph correction in orange pencil to the title (printed titled of "The Law and Martin Rome" is marked through, corrected with "Cry of the City"), indicating that the decision on the final title of the film was made quite late, after production had wrapped. This continuity is unusual in our experience, in that it has profuse holograph corrections throughout, probably the template that was used to produce the final continuity for the film. Details 10 reels, mimeograph duplication, rectos only. Pages Very Good plus, wrapper Very Good with a shallow chip at the fore-edge of the front wrapper, bound with three gold brads.

Grant US. Selby Masterwork. Silver Classic Noir. Spicer US.

[Book #116592]

Price: $125.00