Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Pocket notebook sighting:
The Brasher Doubloon

[The Brasher Doubloon (dir. John Brahm, 1947). Click any image for a larger view.]

You know you’re in sketchy territory when a plain old pocket notebook is doing duty as address book and storage unit for claim tickets. What’s next to fall from between the pages? An Ace comb? A rare coin?

The Brasher Doubloon is a YouTube find. Still to come from this film: telephone exchange names and a handsome parade of phone booths.

If the name Elisha Morningstar sounds familiar, it’s because the film is adapted from Raymond Chandler’s novel The High Window (1942).

More notebook sightings
Angels with Dirty Faces : Ball of Fire : The Big Clock : Cat People : City Girl : Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne : Dead End : Dragnet : Extras : Eyes in the Night : Foreign Correspondent : Fury : Homicide : The Honeymooners : The House on 92nd Street : Journal d’un curé de campagne : Kid Glove Killer : The Last Laugh : Le Million : The Lodger : Ministry of Fear : Mr. Holmes : Murder at the Vanities : Murder by Contract : Murder, Inc. : The Mystery of the Wax Museum : Naked City : The Naked Edge : The Palm Beach Story : Perry Mason : Pickpocket : Pickup on South Street : Pushover : Quai des Orfèvres : The Racket : Railroaded! : Red-Headed Woman : Rififi : La roue : Route 66 : The Small Back Room : The Sopranos : Spellbound : Stage Fright : State Fair : A Stranger in Town : Time Table : T-Men : 20th Century Women : Union Station : Walk East on Beacon! : Where the Sidewalk Ends : The Woman in the Window : You Only Live Once

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