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Call Me Mister

Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1950. Final Script for the 1951 film musical, "Call Me Mister," directed by Lloyd Bacon, written for the screen by Albert E. Lewin and Burt Styler, and starring Betty Grable, Dan Dailey, Danny Thomas, and Richard Boone.

With choreography by Busby Berkeley and songs by Frances Ash, Earl K. Brent, Sammy Fain, and Mack Gordon. "Call Me Mister" was based on a long-running Broadway revue with more than a little off-color humor. Fox grafted a storyline onto the revue, cleaned up the dialogue, and a wartime musical was born, wherein Grable, a singer touring USO bases, runs into her old husband Dailey.

Yellow studio wrappers, stamped SHOOTING FINAL on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped project No. 314 and copy No. 1, and dated June 8, 1950. Distribution page present, with receipt removed. Title page present, with credits for screenwriters Lewin and Styler. 129 leaves, with ten pages of retakes bound in at the rear. Several pages have simple holograph notations, mostly noting removed scenes, re-ordered page sequences, etc. Mimeo, with blue revision pages throughout, dated variously between 7/13/50 and 10/13/50. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus with some light corner creasing, bound with three gold brads.
[Book #117611]
Price: $450.00
Call Me Mister
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