[ Culver City]: Vanguard Films, 15 May 1946. ,180 leaves. Quarto. Mimeographed typescript, printed on rectos only. Bradbound in stencil printed wrappers. Upper wrapper chipped at brads and detached, with several tears at edges, else very good. Item #WRCLIT67668
An unspecified draft of this fully developed adaptation to the screen of Baker's 1940 supernatural fantasy. Baker wrote his own adaptation for a 1950 BBC television broadcast, starring Margaret Rutherford, which was in turn translated to performance at the Royal Court Theatre Club in London. However, we find no record of an actual film adaptation. In the 15 years following WWII, Dinelli was associated as writer with a number of filmed thrillers and noir-staples, including THE SPIRAL STAIRCASE and THE WINDOW. BLEILER (SUPERNATURAL) 77.