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.

Block's story is a violent heist noir, with an erratic, deranged narrator, Paul Kavanagh, a burnt-out ex-Green Beret. A member of the CIA appears and says he has information about a shipment of military weapons from an army base in South Dakota, and that he needs a partner. Kavanagh accepts.

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. Mechanically reproduced. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus, bound with two gold brads.

[Book #137842]

Price: $200.00