1936 · Paris
A seminal noir antecedent, oddly produced by the French, who would go on to consider the Americans to be the inventors of the style.
White titled wrappers. Title page present, with name of producers Robert and Raymond Hakim rubber-stamped at the bottom right corner. 150 leaves, mimeograph duplication. Pages and wrapper Very Good plus, with some spotting to the wrappers, first few leaves, and fore-edges, bound with a single silver metal clip.
Criterion Collection 172. Hardy, BFI Companion to Crime. Spicer US. (Inventory #: 128046)