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THE BRASHER DOUBLOON filmed as TIME TO KILL. The Final Shooting Script. Based on the novel The High Window By Raymond Chandler. Stock code: 12804


The Final Shooting Script for the film Time To Kill, based on Raymond Chandler's novel The High Window. Blue card covers stamped in purple with the title "The Brasher Doubloon" with the date "AUG. 12, 1942" and "Final" to the top right corner. There are a couple of ink hand annotations in black "Released as "Time To Kill"" and a number code. Also present is the faint ink stamp "Received New York Legal Dept. Nov 27 1942". The script appears to be numbered 35 by way of an ink stamp to the cover and the inside Stenographic Dept loan page. The script is 106 pages including the title page. There are 6 blue revision pages, page 45 dated 8/14/42; page 46 dated 8/22/42; page 84 dated 8/14/42; pages 98, 98A, 103 all dated 8/20/42. The condition is excellent, the covers are a little worn and creased with a short closed tear to the right edge of upper cover. The contents are clean and bright throughout.




A rare final script for the second of Raymond Chandler's novels to hit the big screen. The Herbert I. Leeds directed film was released on 22 January 1943 starring Lloyd Nolan, Heather Angel and Doris Merrick. The character of Philip Marlowe was replaced with Michael Shayne (this was to be the last of seven Shayne mysteries produced by Fox with Lloyd Nolan as the lead). Whilst the film was remade 5 years later as "The Brasher Doubloon" reinstating Philip Marlowe, the plot of "Time To Kill" was much more faithful to that of Raymond Chandler's book.