Universal City: Universal Pictures, 1956. Vintage studio still photograph of Douglas Sirk and Lauren Bacall on the set of the 1956 film, standing in the middle of stairway that endures much use in the course of the narrative. Mimeo snipe on verso.
Based on the 1945 novel by Robert Wilder, a fictionalized account of a real-life scandal involving torch singer Libby Holman and her husband, Zachary Smith Reynolds, heir to a tobacco fortune.
A rich playboy (Robert Stack) impulsively marries a secretary (Bacall) at his father's office, unaware that his best friend (Rock Hudson) is in love with her, with tragic results.
Winner of an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Dorothy Malone, nominated for two more, including Best Supporting Actor for Stack.
Shot on location in California.
10 x 8 inches. Light edgewear, else Near Fine.
Criterion Collection 96. Ebert I. Godard, Histoirie(s) du Cinema.