Universal City: Universal Pictures, 1944. Vintage studio still photograph from the set of the 1944 film of a pensive Charles Laughton and Ella Raines with director Robert Siodmak. Mimeo snipe on the verso.
One of the great noirs of the early 1940s, a high point for Laughton and the third of a trilogy of masterpieces by Siodmak (beginning with "Phantom Lady" and "Christmas Holiday"), all made —unbelievably—in 1944.
Based on the 1939 novel "This Way Out" by James Ronald, about an unhappily married man who falls in love with a younger woman, only to be investigated by a Scotland Yard detective when his wife dies in what appears to be an accident.
8 x 10 inches. Very Good plus with some creasing on corners.
Grant US. Selby US. Silver and Ward Classic Noir. Spicer US.