Secret Agent X-9

Dashiell and Alex Raymond Hammett (story)
Joseph O'Donnell, Harold Channing Wire, Harold B. Cox, Patricia Harper (screenwriters)
Lewis Collins, Ray Taylor (directors)

Universal City, CA: Universal Pictures, 1945. Original treatment and complete set of continuities for the 1945 13-episode film serial, including a continuity for the trailer, constituting a virtually complete record. Any original paper relating to serials is extremely uncommon; a complete set such as this rare.

Based on the 1934-1996 comic strip written by Dashiell Hammett and illustrated by Alex Raymond. Government agents for both the allied and axis powers attempt to access a secret element that can be used to make aviation fuel.

Set on a remote island in the Pacific Ocean.

Each document in white studio self-wrappers, with the treatment side-stapled and dated January 4, 1945, the trailer and episode continuities top-stapled and dated between June 6, 1945 and August 16, 1945. Treatment is 16 pages. Each of the fourteen continuities represent two reels each and run 16-18 pages each. Trailer continuity is 5 pages. All mimeograph duplication, Very Good plus condition, each with two blank leaves at the rear, a few terminal blanks loose from staples, a couple of short edge tears, all leaves supple and clean.

[Book #121814]