That Night in Rio [The Road to Rio]

Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1940. Revised Final Script for the 1941 film musical, "That Night in Rio" (here under the working title, "The Road to Rio"), directed by Irving Cummings, based on the 1934 play, "The Red Cat" by Rudolph Lothar and Hans Adler, written for the screen by Jessie Ernst, George Seaton, Bess Meredyth, Hal Long, and Samuel Hoffenstein (with only Seaton and Hoffenstein credited here), and starring Alice Faye, Don Ameche, and Carmen Miranda.

A musical remake of "Folies Bergere" (1936), which was in turn based on the 1934 Broadway play, "The Red Cat." Another grand entry in Fox's canon of stellar Technicolor musicals from the 1930s and 1940s, with Ameche playing a dual role (husband and lover), Carmen Miranda in full South American splash mode, and Alice Faye left to decide what to do.

Red titled wrappers, stamped REVISED SHOOTING FINAL on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped project No. 589 and copy No. 127, dated Nov. 13, 1940, and with holograph file notation "Env. #1350" at the top right corner. Distribution page present, with receipt intact. Title page present, with credits for Seaton and Hoffenstein. 143 leaves, mimeograph, with a few blue revision pages throughout, dated variously between 11/16/40 and 11/29/40. Pages and wrapper Near Fine, bound with three gold brads.

Hirschhorn, p. 290.

[Book #116133]

Price: $850.00