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Re: From 2017: Street of Chance discussion
Fort only supplied the story for BLOOD ON THE SUN; the actual screenplay was written by Lester Cole. The rights to Barré Lyndon’s 1939 play THE MAN IN HALF MOON STREET were purchased by Paramount in 1940; one of Fort’s first assignments was to create an adaptation/story outline for it. It languished in that form until 1944, when veteran screenwriter Charles Kenyon fashioned a screenplay. (Sources indicate that Fort was barely capable of playing backgammon by that point in time...)
Maybe Eddie should do a Noir City show subtitled “Big Name Sizzle, Big Screen Fizzle.” Both NAKED ALIBI and STREET OF CHANCE would qualify for inclusion in such a series...