The Guilty

N.p. Monogram Pictures, 1946. Typescript of the Final Shooting script for the 1947 Poverty Row film noir.

Based on Cornell Woolrich's short story, "Two Men in a Furnished Room," first published in the 1946 short story anthology "The Dancing Detective" under his pseudonym William Irish.

The tale of a manhunt for the murderer of a woman with a twin, told through a series of flashbacks and plot twists, "The Guilty" is a prototypical Poverty Row second feature.

Set in New York City.

Yellow titled self wrappers, noted as "Exact typed copy of final shooting script" on the front wrapper, dated 1946. Title page present, with credits for screenwriter Robert Presnell, Sr. and novelist Cornell Woolrich. 120 leaves, with last page of text numbered 111. Carbon typescript on onionskin stock. Pages Fine, wrapper Near Fine, bound with three gold brads.

Grant US. Selby US Masterwork. Silver and Ward Classic Noir. Spicer US.

[Book #143620]

Price: $3,500.00