She Wanted a Millionaire

Los Angeles: Fox Film Corporation, 1931. Script for the 1932 pre-Code film.

A drama about the extreme hazards of marrying for money, featuring early performances by Joan Bennett and Spencer Tracy. Bennett begins as a poor girl from Missouri, the daughter of a railway brakeman. Tracy works for the same railway line as an engine driver, who loves Bennett but knows he can't afford to marry her. Bennett eventually works her way into the arms of a wealthy man (James Kirkwood), who turns out not only to be the wrong man, but is patently insane, demonstrating his husbandly villainy in full-on pre-Code fashion.

Green titled wrappers, dated 7-2-31, with holograph penciled notation at the top right corner indicating that this a file copy for the studio's New York office. Credits on the front wrapper for story writer Levien and screenwriter McGuire. Title page present, with credits for McGuire, Levien, cameraman John Seitz, director Blystone, and others. 103 leaves, mimeograph, rectos only. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good or better, with yapped edges and a several small closed tears, bound with three gold brads. In a custom quater leather clamshell box.

[Book #117169]

Price: $750.00