The Paradine Case

Los Angeles: Selznick International Pictures / Vanguard Films, 1934-1948. An archive of 7 scripts, including rough drafts, screenplays, post-production scripts and support documentation for the 1947 film, "The Paradine Case," directed by Alfred Hitchcock, based on the 1933 novel by Robert Hichens, written for the screen by a host of screenwriters, including Hitchcock, Alma Reville, David O. Selznick, and others (many of whom are not credited on IMDB), and starring Gregory Peck, Ann Todd, Charles Laughton, and Ethel Barrymore.

The archive contains 7 scripts, 4 of which are pre-production, all bound in titled wrappers and bound with brads except where indicated:

First rough draft of the script (with dialogue from the novel) by Alfred Hitchcock and Alma Reville, dated April 16, 1946 and re-run on June 12, 1946, with a third run on August 12, 1946. Blue wrappers, rubber-stamped copy No. 77, 195 pages. Very Good to Near Fine.

Final shooting script by Alma Reville and David O. Selznick, dated December 10, 1946. Yellow wrappers, with credits on the front wrapper for Selznick and Reville, novelist Hichens, and director Hitchcock. Rubber-stamped copy No. 165. 177 pages,with pink, yellow, and green revision pages dated variously between 12/15/46 and 3/3/47. 4 leaves on onionskin stock, all typed carbons. Near Fine.

Description of Settings and Props (compiled from the novel), dated April 17, 1946. Blue wrappers, rubber-stamped copy No. 18, Near Fine condition. 7 pages.

Costumes (compiled from the novel), dated April 17, 1946. Blue wrappers, rubber-stamped copy No. 24. Near Fine. 10 pages.

Dialogue Cutting Continuity for the film, dated February 19, 1948. Light blue wrappers. Near Fine. 115 pages.

Dialogue Cutting Continuity for the Trailer, dated February 27, 1948. Gray wrappers. Near Fine condition, saddle-stitched at the top edge. 5 pages.

Timing Sheets for the initial release of the film and the first trailer, dated March 1948 and credited to S.G. Samuels.

Combined 16mm Cutting Continuity for the 1961 re-release of the film, detailing 4 reels, Green self-wrappers, 126 pages, dated April 30, 1961. Near Fine.

Selby US. Spicer US.


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