Alfred Hitchcock (director)
John Steinbeck (novel)
Jo Swerling (screenwriter)
Tallulah Bankhead, William Bendix, Walter Slezak (starring)

Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1944. Two vintage studio still photographs from the 1944 film. Nominated for three Academy Awards. Based on John Steinbeck 1943 novella of the same name. Reference numbers are 619-53 (black-and-white, stamped on verso as "KEY SET") and 619-70 (sepia, apparently mounted for internal use).

The film follows a group of survivors stranded on a lifeboat following an attack on their merchant ship. Tensions are high as the group negotiates food rations and tries to plot a course to land or rescue. The film is the first in Hitchcock's "limited-setting" fims, followed by "Rope," Dial M for Murder," and "Rear Window." Steinbeck, who wrote the novella for the film, was aggravated by the changes made to his work, specifically to an African American character who he felt had been transformed into a grotesque caricature.

Shot on location in Florida and California.

8 x 10 inches. Very Good plus, with toning to one image as well as a manuscript graphite notation to the other.

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