DETOUR (1945)

Ulmer, Edgar G. (director)

Published by PRC, 1945
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Vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 35 cm.) lobby card, USA. Tom Neal, Ann Savage, Claudia Drake, Edmund MacDonald, Tim Ryan, dir: Edgar G. Ulmer; PRC. One of the best-remembered titles in the film noir genre and one of the most effective in its use of shadow, light and black-and-white photography. The shoestring budget it was made on actually enhances the atmosphere. The story of a chance encounter when a hitchhiker accepts a ride to Los Angeles; the driver dies en route and the hitchhiker assumes the dead man's identity. A woman who knew the dead man then blackmails him. This image reveals the climactic moment when Al Roberts (Tom Neal) discovers that he has accidentally killed Vera (Ann Savage) with the telephone cord. There are two tiny pinholes at the top center blank white margin and slight smudging on the blank white borders. ABOUT FINE. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: DETOUR (1945)
Publisher: PRC
Publication Date: 1945
Binding: No Binding
Book Condition: Fine

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Book Description Misc. Supplies Jan 01, 1945. Book Condition: Used: Acceptable. bon état, léger frottement à la charnière. LE CADRAN n°15 Imprimé à Paris pour les services d’information britanniques, Mai 1945 Couverture: Soldat de la 14è Armée Britannique en Birmanie (un de ceux qui n’ont pas fini.) SOMMAIRE : APRES CINQ ANS D’ATTENTE. – UNE HISTOIRE QUI NE SERTA RIEN ? Par John Berkeley. – L’EMPIRE PREMEDITE DE SOLEIL COUCHANT (Quatre stages de l’agression Japonaise, s’étendant comme une tache noire sur le pacifique – L’agression japonaise à son zénith), de Barrington Howard. – LE PLUS GRAND DE TOUS LES RAIDS AERIENS de Ted Harris. – « HOMMAGE A MON PAYS » par J.B PRIESTLEY.- LE GRAND DETOUR (Un volontaire des Forces Françaises – photographe et journaliste – décrit les premiers pas de l’armée de la Libération dont le long chemin finit à Berchtesgaden), de Costa. – SERIONS-NOUS DES MALADES IMAGINAIRES ? – PARIS VISITE LONDRES (Les délégués du Conseil Municipal de Paris, du Conseil Général de la Seine et du Comité de Libération de Paris, ont passé quelques jours à Londres. – UN ANGLAIS EN RUSSIE (Voici de nouveaux extraits du journal intime de M.Parker dont le début a été publié dans le n°15 du Cadran). 31 Pages Format 33,5/26. Bookseller Inventory # 0564EBJB

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Goldsmith, Martin M.
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Book Description S.i. [1988], N.p., 1988. 5" x 7" sheet of yellow cardstock, with six lines of text printed in black; signed and dated "Martin Goldsmith / Sept.1988" at lower margin. Fine. Printed quote from Edgar Ulmer's cornerstone film noir, based on Martin M. Goldsmith's 1939 novel. The protagonist, a pianist named Al Roberts (played superbly by Tom Neal), upon receiving a tip from a patron for playing a complex piece, states: "Remember, a dollar is just a piece of paper crawling with germs." An interesting piece of ephemera related to the film, bearing the scarce (late) signature of Goldsmith, who died in 1994. Bookseller Inventory # 2047

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Ullmer, Edgar G. (director); Martin Goldsmith (screenwriter, novel); Tom Neal, Ann Savage (starring)
Published by Producers Releasing Corporation, Los Angeles (1945)
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Book Description Producers Releasing Corporation, Los Angeles, 1945. Original sepia toned reference photograph for the 1945 film noir. With holograph notations identifying the film and denoting the photograph as the "Rain Scene," and a "Dec 1946" date stamp to the verso.A film that was for many years forgotten, but brought to the attention of the world in the major film noir reassessment that took place in the 1980s by way of Paul Schrader, Spencer Selby, and others. According to director Ulmer, the film was shot in 6 days, and died a quick second feature death at the box office upon its initial release. Ulmer made 3 films noir for PRC, all today considered minor masterpieces, taking advantage of the Poverty Row studio's willingness to allow nearly complete creative control in exchange for a breakneck production schedule and no budget. In this context Ulmer created a film that is in the minds of many the apex of film noir in nearly every aspect of that style's essential elements. 10 x 8 inches. Very Good plus. Bruising to the verso at the top, diagonal crease to the lower left corner, and a few tiny closed tears. National Film Registry. Grant US. Hardy, The BFI Companion to Crime. Selby Masterwork US. Silver US. Spicer US. Bookseller Inventory # 126375

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