Footsteps in the Night [Night Target]

Jean Yarbrough (director)
Albert Band (story, screenwriter)
Elwood Ullman (screenwriter)
Bill Elliott, Don Haggerty, Eleanore Tanin (starring)

Hollywood: Allied Artists Productions, 1956. Draft script for the 1957 film noir, here under the working title "Night Target." A strike through the printed title and "Footsteps in the Night" and "1956" written in manuscript ink on the wrapper with the name of an uncredited crew member written in manuscript pencil on upper right of wrapper.

The final of five Los Angeles-set police thrillers starring Bill Elliott as a L.A.sheriff's department detective, following "Dial Red O" (1955), "Sudden Danger" (1955), "Calling Homicide" (1956), and "Chain of Evidence" (1957).

Two detectives investigate the strangulation death of well-liked card player. A gambling addicted neighbor is suspected, but something doesn't quite add up. "Wild" Bill Elliott's final film, retiring from acting in 1957.

Green titled wrappers. Distribution page present, with receipt removed. Title page integral to the distribution page present, with receipt removed, dated March 14, 1956, with credits for screenwriter Albert Band. 95 leaves, with last page of text numbered 94. Mimeograph duplication, rectos only. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus, bound with three gold brads.

Spicer US. Lyons, p. 91. Grant US. Selby US.

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