Cloak and Dagger

Fritz Lang (director)
Albert Maltz, Ring Lardner Jr., Boris Ingster, John Francis Larkin (screenwriters)
Corey Ford, Alastair MacBain (book)
Gary Cooper, Lilli Palmer (starring)

Los Angeles: United States Pictures, 1946. Original contract agreement from the 1946 film noir, amending and supplementing an agreement between starring actress Lilli Palmer and then-president of United States Pictures Joseph Bernhard, and signed by both in manuscript ink. Dated "April 8th" in manuscript ink on the first leaf, and 5/10/46 typed on the second leaf.

The first film released by short-lived studio United States Pictures, and the first of the studio's two films noir, the other being "The Enforcer" (1951, with Humphrey Bogart). Director Fritz Lang was already an established noir authority, having previously directed "M" (1931), "Fury" (1936), and "The Big Heat" (1953).

Two leaves, stapled and hole-punched at the top, 8.5 x 11 inches, carbon typescript, rectos only. Very Good plus overall, with light toning, diagonal creases, and faint 'I.M.P." blindstamps to both leaves.

Grant Worldwide. Olive Films. Selby Classic Noir.

[Book #146253]