Hush Money

Los Angeles: Fox Film Corporation, 1931. Final Shooting Script for the 1931 pre-Code film, "Hush Money," directed by Sidney Lanfield, written for the screen by Philip Klein, Dudley Nichols, and Courtney Terrett, and starring Joan Bennett, Myrna Loy, and George Raft.

Now preserved in the UCLA archives, this crime film features early performances by Bennett, Loy, and Raft, wherein Bennett portrays a petty criminal having trouble burying her past.

Light blue titled wrappers, orange title label, noted as "Final Shooting Script" on the front wrapper, with credits for screenwriters Klein, Terrett, and Nichols, dated 4-3-31, and with a penciled holograph notation ("Miss S. Schneider / for N.Y. Office") at the top right corner. Title page present, with credits for the entire crew, including the director and principal cast (though it should be noted that this not a post-production script). 94 leaves, mimeograph, rectos only. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus, bound with two gold brads, with light fading at the edges of the wrapper and a small tear at one of the brads.

[Book #116078]

Price: $750.00