Wednesday, February 3, 2010

M. Kelly Tillery Interviewed in Documentary on Dark Passage Author David Goodis


M. Kelly Tillery Interviewed in Documentary on Dark Passage Author David Goodis

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Pepper partner M. Kelly Tillery is featured in an upcoming documentary film on the life of David Goodis, the noir fiction writer best-known for his 1946 novel Dark Passage, which was made into a feature film starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall.
Mr. Tillery was interviewed as an expert in copyright law about an important event in Goodis' life. In 1965, Goodis sued United Artists-TV and ABC for copyright infringement, claiming the TV show The Fugitive was based on Dark Passage.  Although Goodis died before the case concluded, the case led to an important ruling on copyright law, Goodis v. United Artists Television, Inc., 425 F.2d 397 (2nd Cir. 1970).
The public premiere of the documentary, "David Goodis...To a Pulp," will be at 8:30 p.m. on March 5, 2010, at Society Hill Playhouse, 507 South 8th Street, Philadelphia, PA.  Tickets are $10 at the door.  The documentary also is available by pre-order on

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