Such Men Are Dangerous

New York: H.B.L. Productions, 1972. Revised Draft script for an unproduced film called "Such Men Are Dangerous," written by Lorenzo Semple, Jr., based on a novel by "J.O. Kerr" (joker), the pseudonym originally used by Lawrence Block for his 1969 titular novel, but the novel was released as written by Paul Kavanagh, the lead character of the script and another pseudonym of Block's.

Based on the 1969 heist novel by Lawrence Block about a burnt-out former Green Beret who gets a tip-off about a valuable shipment of tactical nuclear weapons, which he intends to steal with the help of a trained killer. Screenwriter Lorenzo Semple Jr. was known for his action and thriller films, including "Daddy's Gone A-Hunting" (1969), "Papillon" (1973), and "Never Say Never Again" (1983).

Printed blue titled wrappers, with an address label from the Paul Kohner agency in Hollywood on the front wrapper, with credits for screenwriter Semple and novelist Kerr (Block). Title page present, dated July 14, 1972, noted as REVISED, with credits for screenwriter Semple and novelist Kerr (Block). 110 leaves, with last page of text numbered 109. Mechanical duplication. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus, bound with two gold brads.


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Price: $225.00