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The List Of Adrian Messenger. by Philip. Macdonald

The List Of Adrian Messenger.

by Philip. Macdonald

Publication: Doubleday & Company, Inc, 1959, Garden City

First edition. Precedes the U. K. edition. A tiny water spot to bottom edge of front endpapers, else a near fine copy in a dust jacket with light professional restoration to the spine ends, corners, and the extremities. Difficult title and the basis for the 1963 Universal International film of the same name with John Huston as the director, Anthony Veiller as the screenwriter, and starring George C. Scott as Anthony Gethyrn, Kirk Douglas, Clive Brook, and Dana Wynter, and with cameo appearances by Robert Mitchum, Frank Sinatra, Burt Lancaster, and Tony Curtis. Adrian Messenger gives a list to a friend in Scotland Yard and asks him to check if each individual is still living at the same place. Messenger dies in an apparent plane sabotage and the search is on for the rest of the men on the list. It becomes apparent that many men on the list seem to have suffered fatal accidents and on the surface, there appears to be no apparent connection between them. Crime Club Crime title.

Inventory Number: 47581