Humphrey Bogart, Marta Toren, Lee J. Cobb (starring)
Curtis Bernhardt (director)
Joseph Kessel (novel)
A.I. Bezzerides, Hans Jacoby (screenwriters)

Beverly Hills, CA: Columbia Pictures / Santana Pictures, 1950. Final Draft script for the 1951 film noir. Copy belonging to an unknown crew member, with their annotations in holograph pencil noting various lines and scenes throughout.

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.

Green titled wrappers, noted as FINAL DRAFT on the front wrapper, noted as production No. 991, dated Oct. 30, 1950. Title page present, dated October 27, 1950, with credits for screenwriters Albert Bezzerides and Hans Jacoby. 123 leaves, with last page of text numbered 122. Mimeograph duplication on eye-rest green stock, with a single yellow revision page dated November 6, 1950. Pages and wrapper Very Good, with light dampstaining on the top edges of the front wrapper and affecting the first few leaves, bound with two gold brads.

Selby US. Spicer US.

[Book #156260]