BUILD MY GALLOWS HIGH. New York: William Morrow & Company, 1946. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Basis for the classic noir film "Out of the Past," directed by Jacques Tourneur from a script by the author. The film starred Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer and Kirk Douglas. Some dustiness to top edge of pages, a near fine copy in bright, near fine dust jacket with light shelf wear to spine ends and corners with very minor loss, two small closed tears at bottom edge of front panel, closed tear and creases to upper edge of rear panel, and clipped price. (#125453).