HEMINGWAY, ERNEST. 1899-1961.
Mimeographed Manuscript, continuity and dialogue script for The Killers, 174 pp, 4to, n.p., August 6, 1946, bound with brads at upper margins, no wrappers as issued, mild toning to leaves, title page with small chip at upper margin and corner.
Provenance: Serendipity Books; the Richard Manney Collection.
The Killers, based on Hemingway's short story of the same name, is a classic of the noir genre, using the frame of the storytwo hit men show up in a small town to murder a former prizefighteras the starting point for a complex tale of corruption and betrayal. Anthony Veiller received screenwriting credit for the film, but Richard Brooks and John Huston also contributed.