Seven Days' Leave [The Old Lady Shows Her Medals]

Los Angeles: Paramount, 1929. Final White Script for the 1930 film, "Seven Days' Leave," directed by John Cromwell and Richard Wallace (Cromwell is credited here, but not in the film), based on the 1918 play, "The Old Lady Shows Her Medals," by J.M. Barrie, written for the screen by John Farrow and Dan Totheroh, and starring Gary Cooper. Laid into the script is a vintage black and white reference photograph from the film, rubber stamped "MEDALS" on the verso.

The second talkie to be based on a J.M. Barrie story, which like the first ("The Doctor's Secret" in 1929) was produced by Paramount and was issued in both silent and sound versions. A young Gary Cooper starred in the film, on the heels of his performance in the first adaptation of "The Virginian" the year before.

White studio self-wrappers as issued, stamped FILE COPY and MASTER FILE on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped copy No. 1599 and dated September 11, 1929. Holograph penciled notation of the film's title ("Seven Days' Leave") just above the printed working title ("Medals"), with credits on the front wrapper for playwright Barrie, screenwriters Farrow and Totheroh, and directors Cromwell and Wallace (Gary Cooper's name is added in holograph ink). Noted at the bottom of the front wrapper as FINAL WHITE SCRIPT. 149 leaves, mimeograph, side-stitched. Title page detached but otherwise complete, Good to Very Good, with loss at the staple holes, now preserved in a separate Mylar protector; remainder of the script Very Good to Near Fine. In a custom quarter-leather clamshell box.

[Book #115912]

Price: $975.00