Heaven with a Barbed Wire Fence

Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1939. Final Script for the 1939 film, "Heaven with a Barbed Wire Fence," directed by Ricardo Cortez, adapted from a story by Dalton Trumbo, written for the screen by Leonard Hoffman and Ben Grauman Kohn (though Trumbo is not credited here), and starring Glenn Ford, Nicholas Conte, Jean Rogers, and Ward Bond.

In his feature film debut, Glenn Ford plays a department store clerk who saves up enough money to buy a small patch of land in Arizona. Unable to afford a car, he hitchhikes to his new home, and along the way teams up with a transient (Richard Conte) and an illegal alien (Jean Rogers). Directed by former silent film star Ricardo Cortez [Hal Erickson].

Blue titled wrappers, stamped FINAL on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped copy No. 72, dated May 23, 1939, and with the holograph file notation "Env. #1268" at the top right corner. Distribution page present, with receipt intact. Title page present, with credits for screenwriters Hoffman and Kohn. 129 leaves, mimeograph duplication, with one set of blue revision pages dated 6/21/39, along with a 10-page revised ending, dated 7/18/39, also on blue stock, at the rear. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus with yapped edges, bound with two gold brads.

[Book #117123]

Price: $875.00