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[Doyle, Arthur Conan (source work)] "THE FUGITIVE" SCREENPLAY BY LEONARD LEE [released as PURSUIT TO ALGIERS]. 28 July - 4 August 1945.
[Doyle, Arthur Conan (source work)] "THE FUGITIVE" SCREENPLAY BY LEONARD LEE [released as PURSUIT TO ALGIERS]. 28 July - 4 August 1945. $1,750.00 SOLD

113 leaves (modified somewhat by revised inserts). 4to, white and blue stock. Bradbound in mimeographed wrappers. A few small chips and  tears at wrapper edges, lower wrapper recycled from another contemporary  script (at the time, due to wartime paper conservation), pencil signature on wrapper and first leaf, fine in vg+ wrappers.

Vintage original script, an unspecified, but revised pre-production draft of this adaptation of the

Holmes/Watson characters to the screen. Inserted revises on blue paper span The period...

[Doyle, Arthur Conan (source work] “THE FUGITIVE" SCREENPLAY BY LEONARD LEE [released as PURSUIT TO ALGIERS]. [Los Angeles: Universal Pictures], 25 April 1945.
[Doyle, Arthur Conan (source work] “THE FUGITIVE" SCREENPLAY BY LEONARD LEE [released as PURSUIT TO ALGIERS]. [Los Angeles: Universal Pictures], 25 April 1945. $2,250.00 SOLD

Vintage original script, 109 leaves, 4to, carbon typescript, typed on rectos only of onionskin marked in red: "Contract Copy." Punched for brad binding in typescript wrappers (brads not present). Some creasing and small tears to some margins, small chip to upper wrapper at top edge, otherwise very good.

 Vintage original script, an early pre-production draft of this adaptation of the Holmes/Watson characters to the screen, here present in an unusual, privileged form. 

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99 RIVER STREET (1953)
99 RIVER STREET (1953) $150.00 SOLD

Vintage original 22 x 28" (55 x 71 cm.) half sheet style A, USA. John Payne, Evelyn Keyes, Brad Dexter, Frank Faylen, Peggie Castle, dir: Phil Karlson; United Artists. Effective noir crime melodrama about a former boxing champ who loses his title and ends up driving a taxi for a living, who ends up being blamed for the murder of his henpecking wife. The film was very effectively directed by Phil Karlson who got unflinching portrayals from the cast, particularly John Payne and with his depiction of the big city as both Heaven and Hell. Folded, VERY GOOD.

BORIS KARLOFF / CHARLIE CHAN AT THE OPERA (1936)
BORIS KARLOFF / CHARLIE CHAN AT THE OPERA (1936) $350.00 SOLD

Vintage original 10 x 8" (25 x 20 cm.) black-and-white single weight glossy gelatin silver print Keybook still photo, USA. Warner Oland, Boris Karloff, Keye Luke, Charlotte Henry, Thomas Beck, dir H. Bruce Humberstone: 20th Century Fox. In this Chan mystery, a dangerous amnesiac escapes an asylum and hides within an opera company, where he is suspected of getting revenge on those who attempted to murder him. Is this dangerous fugitive responsible for the murders? Charlie and son are brought in to find out.

Part horror/part mystery, with touches of humor, this is likely the best remembered of the Chan films....

CHINATOWN [Screenplay] by Robert Towne SECOND DRAFT September 7, 1973
CHINATOWN [Screenplay] by Robert Towne SECOND DRAFT September 7, 1973 $12,500.00 SOLD

Orange printed wrappers. Title page present, , with credits for screenwriter Towne, producer Robert Evans, and director Roman Polanski. 153 leaves, with last leaf of text numbered 152. Mimeograph, Pages and wrapper near fine, brad bound.

Boldy SIGNED by actors Faye Dunaway and Diane Ladd, and screenwriter Robert Towne, on the title page in holograph ink. Brief notations in holograph ink on a few pages. An impeccable set of signatures on a remarkably scarce script, one of only two we've handled.

DIRTY HARRY LOBBY CARD WITH CLINT EASTWOOD (1971)
DIRTY HARRY LOBBY CARD WITH CLINT EASTWOOD (1971) $300.00 SOLD

 Vintage original 11 x 14” (28 x 35 cm.) lobby card Number 5, USA.  Clint Eastwood, Andrew Robinson, John Vernon, Reni Santoni, Harry Guardino, dir: Don Siegel; Warner Brothers. The now classic crime thriller about San Francisco Police Inspector Harry Callahan, who has little regard for rules but who gets results. In this tale he is tracking down a serial killer Scorpio who snipes his victims at random.  Clint Eastwood in his iconic role of the paradoxical Dirty Harry (basically...

MALTESE FALCON, THE/ RARE GROUP OF PHOTOS (1931)
MALTESE FALCON, THE/ RARE GROUP OF PHOTOS (1931) $6,500.00 SOLD

 (20) Vintage original 8 x 10” (20 x 25 cm.) single weight silver gelatin print still photos, USA. Bebe Daniels, Ricardo Cortez, Dudley Digges, Una Merkel, Thelma Todd, Walter Long, Dwight Frye, dir: Roy Del Ruth; Warner Brothers. The superb, original, no holds barred, Pre-Code version of Dashiell Hammett's notorious mystery suspense crime novel. The 1941 post-Code John Huston remake is a superb classic with the true nature of the characters shrouded in dark psychology, but in this version, it is all...

MALTESE FALCON, THE/CLIMATIC MOMENT (1931)
MALTESE FALCON, THE/CLIMATIC MOMENT (1931) $400.00 SOLD

Vintage original 8 x 10” (20 x 25 cm.) single weight silver gelatin print still photo, USA. Bebe Daniels, Ricardo Cortez, Dudley Digges, Una Merkel, Thelma Todd, Walter Long, Dwight Frye, dir: Roy Del Ruth; Warner Brothers. The superb, original, no holds barred, Pre-Code version of Dashiell Hammett's notorious mystery suspense crime novel. The 1941 post-Code John Huston remake is a superb classic with the true nature of the characters shrouded in dark psychology, but in this version, it is all out in the open. The characters are amoral and they make...

MURDER MY SWEET CAMPAIGN BOOK (1944)
MURDER MY SWEET CAMPAIGN BOOK (1944) $750.00 SOLD

Vintage original 12 x 18” (30 x 45 cm.) campaign book, 20 pages, USA. Dick Powell, Claire Trevor, Anne Shirley, dir: Edward Dymtryk; RKO. Private eye Phillip Marlowe is led into a complex web of deceit, perjury, theft and murder when he is hired to find an ex-con's former girlfriend.

After years of playing the ingénue male in great WB musicals (and briefly at MGM), Dick Powell revitalized his career in film noir. RKO was on the brink of bankruptcy and signed Powell to make...

PURSUIT TO ALGIERS (1945)
PURSUIT TO ALGIERS (1945) $350.00 SOLD

Vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 35 cm.) lobby card, USA. Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Marjorie Riordan, Rosaling Ivan, Morton Lowry, dir: Roy William Neil; Universal. In this Sherlock Holmes mystery, Holmes and Watson are hired to escort an heir to a royal throne, whose father has just been assassinated aboard a ship full of assassins plotting against the heir. Filmed on Little Europe Street at Universal's backlot, the script included a number of references to mysteries in Sir Conan Doyle's books. It was the twelfth of the 14 Sherlock Holmes films.

Really clean card. The pinholes at top left...

RETURN OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, THE (1929)
RETURN OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, THE (1929) $300.00 SOLD

Vintage original 8 x 10" (20 x 25 cm.) black-and-white single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. Clive Brook, H. Reeves-Smith, Betty Lawford, Charles Hay, Phillips Holmes, Donald Crisp, dir: Basil Dean; Paramount. The very first Sherlock Holmes film to be produced with sound, and in which the immortal line "Elementary, my dear Watson," was uttered on-screen (though it does not appear in the writings of Arthur Canon Doyle).

Made at the Paramount Kaufman Astoria Studios in New York and employing actors of the theatre, this early Holmes effort is an antique curiosity today, full of gadgets and gizmos...

RITA HAYWORTH (CANSINO) / CHARLIE CHAN IN EGYPT (1935)
RITA HAYWORTH (CANSINO) / CHARLIE CHAN IN EGYPT (1935) $350.00 SOLD

Vintage original 10 x 8" (25 x 20 cm.) black-and-white glossy gelatin silver print still photo, USA. This was the first feature role for Rita Hayworth (still billed as Rita Cansino) in a full length film. At 16, after years as a dancer in her father's troupe and stage act, she was signed to a contract at Fox Studios. She danced in the film DANTE'S INFERNO and then was cast in a role in the popular Charlie Chan series. She would continue to play under the Cansino name for several years in roles as a dancer and in bit parts,...

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