Beverly Hills, CA: Victor Glaser, Circa 1947. Draft script for the 1948 film. Carbon typescript on onionskin stock, a draft of the novel produced for purposes of film development, with brief annotations throughout in holograph ink. Copy belonging to Victor Glaser, with his name and address on the front wrapper in holograph ink, and the person to whom the internal annotations presumably belong.
Based on the 1939 novel by Henri La Barthe writing as Ashelbe. Dedee (Signoret)works in a bar and lives Marco (Dalio), the bouncer and her pimp. When she meets Francesco (Pagliero) she sees a way to a better life, but must avoid the menacing embrace of Marco.
Set in Antwerp. Censored upon release in both Finland and France.
Blue wrappers, with a credit for Ashelbe on the front wrapper. 145 leaves, with last leaf of text numbered 143. Carbon typescript on onionskin stock. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good, bound with three gold brads.