Fourteen Hours

Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1950. Revised Final draft script for the 1951 film, copy belonging to actor Robert Keith, with annotations in holograph pencil of his name on the distribution page, vertical lines on pages 77-81 (where Keith's character of Paul E. Cosick is introduced in the script), and the number "6" on the title page.

Based on the 1949 short story by Joel Sayre, about the 1938 suicide of John William Warde, published in the April 16, 1949 issue of The New Yorker. A desperate and despondent Richard Basehart threatens to jump from the ledge of a New York skyscraper and for the next fourteen hours police officer Paul Douglas attempts to talk him down. A high-tension noir drama about a man teetering on the verge of self-destruction and how his dilemma affects those around him.

Shot on location in Manhattan, New York.

Red titled wrappers, noted as REVISED FINAL on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped copy No. 202, dated May 25, 1950. Distribution page present, with receipt removed. Title page present, dated May 25, 1950, noted as Revised Final, with credits for screenwriter John Paxton. 161 leaves, with last page of text numbered 159. Mimeograph duplication, rectos only. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus, bound internally with three gold brads.

Grant US. Selby Canon. Spicer US.

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