The Spoilers

Universal City, CA: Universal Pictures, 1942. Draft script for the 1942 film. Copy belonging to studio secretary Marion Pecht, with her annotations in holograph pencil throughout, noting revisions to dialogue and direction, and her name on several pages.

Based on Rex Beach’s 1906 novel, about two prospectors fighting to save their claim from a corrupt commissioner with the help of a saloon singer. Poet Robert W. Service makes a cameo and recites some of his poetry. Arguably the most successful, best known of the five screen versions of Beach’s Klondike western. Nominated for an Academy Award.

Set in Alaska in the 1890s.

Gray titled wrappers, noted in holograph ink as copy No. 123, rubber-stamped production No. 7009, dated January 9,1942, with credits for screenwriters Hazard and Reed. 123 leaves, mimeograph duplication, with blue revision pages throughout, dated variously between 1/16/42 and 2/6/42. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good, bound with three gold brads. Wrapper encapsulated in mylar.

Full pagination available upon request.

Pitts 4072.


[Book #123771]

Price: $850.00