Portrait of a Mobster

Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers, 1959. Carbon Draft script for the 1961 film. Housed in a custom cloth clamshell box. From the Richard Manney collection of film noir.

Gangster biography with noir elements, based on Harry Grey's 1958 novel, a paperback original. Dutch Schultz (Morrow) is a mobster at the top of his game in the 1920s. He kills a man, romances the man's daughter (Parrish), and turns a good cop bad.

Red titled wrappers, dated 9/24/59, with a credit for screenwriter Browne. Title page present, identical to front wrapper. 126 leaves, with last page of text numbered 125. Carbon typescript on onionskin stock. Pages and wrapper Near Fine, bound internally with two gold brads.

Hardy, The Gangster Film, p. 213.

[Book #137049]

Price: $350.00