Los Angeles: Paramount Pictures, 1949. Revised Draft Script (also known as a "White Script") for the 1950 film noir, "No Man of Her Own" (originally titled, "I Married a Dead Man"). Directed by Mitchell Leisen based on the 1948 novel "I Married a Dead Man" by William Irish (pseudonym of Cornell Woolrich). Written for the screen by Catherine Turney and starring Barbara Stanwyck and John Lund.
One of the best film adaptations to come from the work of legendary pulp writer Woolrich, this one involving a single pregnant woman who manages, quite by accident, to change her identity and the course of her life--though not without implications.
Studio self-wrappers as issued, identified as a "Revised White Script," and dated May 25, 1949. Holograph ink notation of the names of actors Stanwyck (misspelled "Stanwick" here) and John Lund. There is an additional holograph pencil notation of the name "Lallot," presumably a crew member and likely a cameraman, as there are many holograph notations regarding camera-related movement throughout the script. Credits on the front wrapper for Catherine Turney. Distribution page present, with receipt removed. Title page present, with the same date and credits shown on the front wrapper. 131 pages, with blue and yellow revision pages at the end of the script, all dated 5-31-49.
Very Good condition, with some chipping to the outer bottom corner of the first 10-12 leaves, other light wear, bound with three gold brads. A rare script from one of the better noir melodramas of the classic period. Selby 285. Silver and Ward, p. 395. In a custom quarter-leather clamshell box.
Selby 285. Silver, Ward, Ursini, Porfirio (2010), p. 212-213. Spicer (2010), p. 415. [Book #111701]