Beverly Hills, CA: Columbia Pictures / Santana Pictures, 1950. Third Estimating Draft for the 1951 film noir. Copy belonging to uncredited crew member Freddie Ford, with his name and contact information in holograph ink annotation on the front wrapper.

Based on Joseph Kessel's 1936 novel "Coup de Grace." A cold-blooded American expatriate is drawn into the criminal underworld in Syria, and begins smuggling guns into the country for the Syrian rebels during the 1925 insurgency against the French.

Set in Syria, shot on location in Yuma, Arizona.

Orange titled wrappers, noted as 3rd ESTIMATING DRAFT on the front wrapper, noted as production No. 991, dated Sept. 20, 1950. Title page integral with the front wrapper, as issued. 142 leaves, with last page of text numbered 142. Mimeograph duplication on eye-rest green stock, rectos only, with yellow revision pages throughout, dated variously between September 27, 1950 and October 14, 1950. Pages and wrapper Very Good plus, bound with two gold brads.

Selby US. Spicer US.

[Book #153089]