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The Magnificent Dope [The Magnificent Jerk]

Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1942. Final Script for the 1942 film comedy, "The Magnificent Dope" (here under the title "The Magnificent Jerk"), directed by Walter Lang, written for the screen by George Seaton, and starring Henry Fonda and Don Ameche.

Don Ameche runs a Dale Carnegie-esque "success school" that isn't terribly successful, and at the suggestion of his secretary decides to pursue a promotion where the company makes a success out of the "laziest man in America," who turns out to be Henry Fonda.

Blue studio wrappers, stamped FINAL on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped project No. 647 and copy No. 139, dated February 14, 1942, with a holograph notation of the film's final title ("The Magnificent Dope") just above the printed working title ("The Magnificent Jerk"), and "Env. 1422" at the top right corner. Distribution page present, with receipt intact. Title page present, with a credit for screenwriter Seaton. 131 leaves, mimeograph, with light blue and dark blue revision pages throughout, dated variously between 2/18/42 and 3/30/42. Pages and wrapper Near Fine, bound with two gold brads.
[Book #116079]
Price: $675.00
The Magnificent Dope [The Magnificent Jerk]
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