One Way Street

Universal City, CA: Universal Pictures, 1950. Two post-production Continuity and Dialogue scripts for the 1950 film. Included is a script for the feature, dated March 15, 1950, and a script for the film's trailer, dated March 20, 1950.

In this key film noir, James Mason reprises in spirit his role from the British film noir, "Odd Man Out," made three years before, as a criminal who steals from the mob and is forced to go on the lam, with mob boss Dan Duryea in no mood for forgiveness.

The first American film to be directed by Argentinian import Hugo Fregonese. The AFI Catalog notes that Mexican Vice Consul Ernesto Romero acted as technical advisor, and according to studio production notes, an entire Mexican village was built on the Universal-International lot. Rodolfo Acosta, Emma Roldan and Margarito Luna were all Mexican actors. Finally, popular character actor James Best made his debut in "One-Way Street," appearing briefly in an uncredited role as a "Driver."

Titled wrappers, dated March 15, 1950 and March 20, 1950, both rubber-stamped 7684, with credits for actors Mason, Toren, Duryea, Ruysdael, Conrad, Acosta, Donovan, and Espinoza, as well as director Fregonese. Feature script noting nine reels, 116 leaves; trailer script comprised of 7 leaves. Mimeograph on white stock. Feature script bound at the top with two silver brads; trailer script with punch holes, top-stapled. Near Fine overall.

Grant US. Selby Canon US. Silver Classic Noir. Spicer US.

[Book #138397]

Price: $185.00