New York: Random House, 1948. First Edition. REVIEW COPY, with a publisher's review slip in red type, specific to this title, laid in. With a typed note signed from Ben Washer of Paramount Studios to actress Mary Nash, on Paramount stationery, affixed to the front pastedown. The note describes how the new film adaptation is reflected in this first hardcover edition of the story, and how it differs from the play version that preceded it.
The only published book source for the 1948 film noir, based on the 1943 radio play by Lucille Fletcher, who also adapted it for the screen. The novelization, based on her screenplay, was published just prior to the film's release. The film was directed by Anatole Litvak and starred Burt Lancaster and Barbara Stanwyck, who was nominated for Best Actress.
Barely perceptible lean, else Near Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket.