One Foot in Heaven

Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers, 1941. Final script for the 1941 film. Based on Hartzell Spence's best selling 1940 biography of his father, "One Foot in Heaven—The Life of a Practical Parson."

The trials and tribulations of a Methodist minister and his family who move from failing parish to failing parish in order to assist with their revitalization. Warner Brothers hired radio host Reverend Norman Vincent Peale to consult on the film. A surprise hit amongst critics and theatergoers, the film was heralded as an honest portrait of a man trying to live an exemplary life, shot in an eloquently simple manner. Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture.

Light blue titled wrappers, noted as FINAL on the front wrapper, dated May 7, 1941. Distribution page present, with receipt intact. Title page present, with credits for screenwriter Robinson and novelist Spence. 146 leaves, mimeograph. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good with moderate wear along the edges, bound with two gold brads.


[Book #124030]

Price: $200.00