London: George Allen and Unwin, 1952. First UK Edition, preceding all others. Tremendous association copy, INSCRIBED by author and director Lindsay Anderson to noted Czech-British filmmaker Karel Reisz, with a quote from the film: "Karel and Julia / from Lindsay / Woman: as a warning / Louis: as a lesson / Secret People E. 13".
A remarkable and extremely detailed breakdown of the classic 1952 British film noir, "The Secret People," directed by Thorold Dickinson. Anderson, here in the role of film historian, was a prominent figure of the Free Cinema and British New Wave movements as a filmmaker and film critic, later directing films such as "If..." (1968), which won the Palme d'Or in 1969, "O Lucky Man!" (1973), and "Britannia Hospital" (1982). Anderson and Reisz co-founded the influential film criticism publication "Sequence" in 1947.
Very Good plus in a Fair to Good dust jacket. Slightly cocked. Jacket has large pieces missing from the top edges, a four-inch diagonal closed tear to the rear panel, and a diagonal crease running across the bottom of the front panel.