The Sniper

Edward Dmytryk (director)
Edna Anhalt, Edward Anhalt (screenwriters)
Adolphe Menjou, Arthur Franz, Gerard Mohr, Marie Windsor (starring)

Culver City, CA: Columbia Pictures, 1952. Two vintage reference photographs taken on the set of the 1952 film, one showing actors Arthur Franz and Marie Windsor in conversation between takes, the other showing Franz and Windsor sitting with director Edward Dmytryk, assistant director Billy Reineck, dialogue director Lauren Gage, and script supervisor Frances McDowell. One with a mimeo snipe affixed to the verso along with a Columbia Pictures stamp, the other with a RKO Radio Pictures stamp on the verso.

A severely mentally ill delivery man struggles with his irrational hatred of women, and begins venting his rage by killing women from a distance, using a M1 carbine. One of the most minimal and exciting noirs of the 1950s, and Edward Dmytryk's first return to directing after his long tenure on the Hollywood blacklist.

Shot on location in San Francisco.

One 8 x 10 inches, one 10 x 8 inches. Near Fine.

Grant US. Selby US. Selby US Canon. Silver and Ward Classic Noir. Spicer US.

[Book #151878]