HUMAN DESIRE (1954) Set of 12 photos


[Hollywood]: Columbia Pictures, 1954. Set of twelve (12) vintage original 8 x 10″ (20 x 25 cm.) black-and-white print still photos, a few with foreign censor blind stamps, near fine.

Fritz Lang directed this adaptation of Émile Zola’s novel La Bête humaine, starring Glenn Ford, Gloria Grahame and Broderick Crawford.

Silver, Ward, Ursini, Porfirio, p.141-2: “Visually… constructed with a graphic determinism… Opening and closing shots [are] of a myriad of railroad tracks randomly interweaving and separating in a switching yard… As the narrative develops, every line and bar shadow added as a background detail recalls those fateful vectors of the first sequence, vectors that mock the ineffectual attempt by the film’s characters to redeem their desolate lives with desperate pleasures.”

Code numbers: D-1281-17, 28, 37, 46, 50, 56, 66, 118, 146, 147, 150, 161.

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