DEADLIER THAN THE MALE. James Gunn.

DEADLIER THAN THE MALE.

New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, [1942]. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Author's first book. Basis for the film noir Born to Kill (1947) directed by Robert Wise starring Claire Trevor, Lawrence Tierney, Walter Slezak and Elisha Cook, Jr. "Born to Kill is a grim and complicated melodrama, which is nonetheless intriguing, for it is the first of a number of noir films directed by Robert Wise..." Silver and Ward (eds.): Film Noir: An Encyclopedic Reference to the American Style (3rd Edition). A near fine copy, touch of spotting along upper edge, most likely from an old-style jacket protector, tiny damp strike to upper front corner in a very good plus dust jacket, very light rubbing to front corners and front flap fold, small 'v' rub mark to upper spine panel, small closed tear to lower front panel, orange background color of spine panel is slightly faded, tiny closed tear and some dust soiling to rear panel. (9131). Item #9131

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