Title Deadlier Than The Male
Binding Cloth with Dustjacket
Edition First World Publishing Edition
Publisher Cleveland The World Publishing Co. 1945
Seller ID 009644
Hard boiled crime novel that was filmed in 1947 under the title "Born To Kill." The novel has a great opening line: "Helen Brent had the best-looking legs at the inquest." The dustjacket designed by Edgard Cirlin has some minute chipping and light average wear, the cheap war time paper as usual is browning with age, but has no chipping. Also included is a nice color tinted original 11" x 14" lobby card for Robert Wise's grim & brutal Film Noir that was based on the novel and starred Claire Trevor, Lawrence Tierney and Walter Slezak. The card features the hapless Esther Howard being attacked by Elisha Cook Jr. Two small tack holes otherwise fine. Sold as a collection only.
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