Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre: The Verdict

London: Edgar Wallace Mystery Theater / Merton Park Productions, 1963. Final Shooting Script for the 1962 UK film. The 38th film (out of 47) of the "Edgar Wallace Mysteries", a British film series that showed as 1-hour second features on British film screens between 1960 and 1965, then later on television. Based on the 1929 novel "The Big Four" by Edgar Wallace.

"The Edgar Wallace Mysteries" constituted a run of 47 films, all produced at Merton Park Studios for Anglo-Amalgamated between 1960 and 1965 as second features for distribution in British cinema houses. They were generally based on adaptations of original late Victorian/early twentieth century stories by Edgar Wallace, updated to reflect contemporary settings. The features were rebroadcast later the same year on "The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theater," which ran in both the US and UK. The opening was a slowly revolving bust of Edgar Wallace to the accompaniment of the "Man of Mystery Theme," written by Michael Carr, later recorded by The Shadows, and a No. 1 hit record in the UK.

Black titled wrappers with the British-style diecut window to the front wrapper. Title page present, with a date of July 1963 and credits for story writer Edgar Wallace and screenwriter Arthur La Bern. 75 leaves, mimeograph duplication, rectos only. Pages Near Fine with light soil to the page edges and to the title page, wrapper Near Fine bound with three silver metal brads.

[Book #117832]

Price: $350.00