The Rise of the American Film

New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1939. First Edition. Copy belonging to director Jacques Tourneur, with his name in manuscript red pencil on the front endpaper. Published the same year as Tourneur's directorial debut, "They All Come Out."

Tourneur would go on to direct 70 films over a 40 year career, including the first three horror films for legendary producer Val Lewton, "Cat People" (1942), "I Walked with a Zombie" (1943), and "The Leopard Man" (1943), as well as the classic film noir "Out of the Past" (1947).

Near Fine in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Jacket is lightly rubbed, with light chipping and edgewear, and a light dampstain to the rear panel.

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