The Postman Always Rings Twice

Los Angeles: Lorimar, 1979. Second Draft Screenplay for the 1981 film. Copy belonging to actor Jim S. Cash, who played one of the Twin Oaks tavern customers, with his ownership name in holograph ink on the front wrapper. Various editorial annotations throughout in holograph ink and pencil.

Directed by Bob Rafelson, and based on the 1939 novel by James M. Cain, this film was one of the gems of late 1970s cinema (along with "The Verdict") that brought David Mamet to the attention of the filmmaking world, and led to his working not only as a screenwriter but an important director. Mamet's grim update of Cain's classic hard-boiled novel was somewhat panned on release, but is today held in high regard, and is considered a major influence on the genre.

Red titled wrappers, title stamped in gilt on the front wrapper, with a holograph pencil notation that this copy No. 17. Title page present, with a date of December, 1979 and credits for novelist Cain and screenwriter Mamet. 133 leaves, mechanical duplication, with blue and pink revision pages throughout, dated variously between 1/14/80 and 5/7/80. Pages about Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus with some light rubbing to the gilt title on the front wrapper, bound with two gold brads.

Silver Classic Noir. Spicer US.

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