1962 · Beverly Hills, CA
Based on Vahe Katcha's 1957 novel, "L'hamecon." During the Korean War, a group of American soldiers capture an enemy pilot, and orders are to execute the prisoner. Sgt. P.J. Briscoe (Douglas) orders his men to kill the prisoner, but their reluctance forms a wedge in their allegiance.
Shot on location in the Catalina Harbor.
Goldenrod titled wrappers, noted as COMPLETE on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped copy No. 63, dated May 1, 1962, with a credit for screenwriter Denker. Title page integral with front wrapper. 165 leaves, with last page of text numbered "133-137," followed by 24 leaves bound upside down. Mimeograph duplication, with white, pink, yellow, gray, green, and blue revision pages throughout, dated variously between 4/19/62 and 5/11/62. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus, bound with three gold brads.
Davenport, p. 171. (Inventory #: 139565)