The 13th [Thirteenth] Letter

Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1951. Original pressbook for the 1951 film noir. Based on the French novel, "Le Corbeau" ("The Raven") by Louis Chavance.

The sixth of director Otto Preminger's seven classic "chamber noirs," a remake of the French noir masterpiece, "Le Corbeau" (1943, Henri Georges Clouzot). A testament to Production Code-era antagonism, Preminger pushed the limits of alllowed sexual content. A mile marker for films that would lead to the Code's end in the late 1950s.

16 pages, 11 x 15 inches. Original sewn signatures have been neatly removed, but binding glue intact, with no leaves missing or loose, overall Very Good plus or better. Faint horizontal fold crease at the center of the wrapper and pages, and brief wear at a couple of corners. Still bright and appealing.

Selby US. Silver Classic Noir. Spicer US.


[Book #125405]

Price: $175.00