Dial Red O [Code 3]

Glendale, CA: Allied Artists, 1954. Shooting script for the 1955 film noir, here under the working title "Code 3," with the working title crossed through on the front wrapper and "Dial Red O" written above it twice, once in holograph pencil and once in holograph ink. Copy belonging to an uncredited crew member, with annotations throughout in red pencil, primarily noting locations or props.

The first in a series of five noir entries, made between 1955-1957, featuring Bill Elliott as a detective lieutenant in the L.A. Sheriff's department. In the first two films in the series (including this one) the character's name is Andy Flynn, and for the remaining three films his name was changed to Andy Doyle, as it turned out there was an actual officer named Andy Flynn working in L.A. law enforcement at the time. One of the best examples of the well crafted low-budget crime films produced by Allied Artists, the B-movie studio that emerged from the Poverty Row studio Monogram Pictures in 1952.

Printed beige titled wrapper, with credits for director and screenwriter Dan Ullman and a Sunset Script Service stamp on the verso of the rear wrapper. Distribution page present, with receipt removed, dated October 29, 1954. 104 leaves, with last leaf of text numbered 99. Mimeograph duplication, with Blue revision pages throughout, dated 11-2-54. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good Plus, bound with two gold brads.

Grant US. Martin 103. Selby US. Spicer US.

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