Wild Company [Roadhouse]

Fox Film Corporation, 1930. Early Draft script for the 1930 pre-Code film, "Wild Company," here under the working title, "Roadhouse."

An early example of a film about "rebellious youth," set during Prohibition, about the exploits of a spoiled young man who squanders his parents' money in an illicit speak-easy, and ultimately gets involved in murder. Featuring Bela Lugosi in a pre-"Dracula" role as a doomed club owner.

Blue titled wrappers, with the title "Roadhouse" and a date of April 9, 1930. Holograph notation "N.Y." at the top right corner (this was the file copy for the New York office of the Fox Film Corporation). 137 leaves, mimeograph duplication, rectos only. Pages Near Fine, lightly toned at the edges, wrapper Very Good plus with yapped edges, bound with two gold brads.

[Book #117140]

Price: $475.00