[The] Dark Corner

N.p. N.p., 1945. Shooting Final Draft script for the 1946 film, in maroon leather presentation binding belonging to William Bendix, with his name in gilt on front board, and title in gilt on spine.

William Bendix was an American stage, film, radio, and television actor who is best remembered as one of television's archetypal patriarchs, the blundering Chester A. Riley in "The Life of Riley," first on the 1944-1951 ABC and NBC radio serial, then in the 1949 film, directed by Irving Brecher, then finally in the 1953-1958 NBC television series. Bendix was nominated for an Academy Award in 1942 for his supporting role in the WWII drama "Wake Island," directed by John Farrow.

Based on the 1945 story, serialized in "Good Housekeeping" magazine, by Leo Rosten, about a private detective, just released from prison after being framed by his ex-partner, and now finding himself framed for murder, with only the help of his quick-witted secretary to clear his name.

Set in and shot on location in New York City.

Maroon three quarter leather binding over brown leather boards with title in gilt on spine and William Bendix in gilt on lower right of front board with endpapers crediting BooKraft Hollywood. Title page present, dated October 31, 1945, noted as Shooting Final, with credits for screenwriter Jay Dratler. 135 leaves, with last page of text numbered 134. Mimeograph duplication, rectos only. Pages Near Fine, leather binding Near Fine.

Grant US. Selby Canon US. Selby Masterwork US. Silver and Ward US. Spicer US.

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