Rackety Rax

Los Angeles: Fox Film Corporation, 1932. Final Shooting script for the 1932 pre-Code film.

A comedy with angles on sports, gangsters, and higher education that demonstrates the timelessness of the interdependence of college football and the continued ability for a university to exist.

Victor McLaglen plays hulking gangster Knucks McGloin, who founds a school called Canarsie College. (Canarsie being a real neighborhood in New York City that produced more than its share of gangsters.) Knucks doesn't really care about higher education: Canarsie College was created only so that Knucks would be able to control a collegiate football team, which in turn would be a vehicle for his gambling activities. By organizing the bookie action on Canarsie's football matches, Knucks makes enough money to offset the expense of the college.

Light green titled wrappers, noted as FINAL SHOOTING SCRIPT on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped copy No. 646 and production No. 106, dated 8/22/32, with credits for screenwriters Sayre, Markson, and Breslow. Title page present, with credits for Sayre, Markson and Breslow, and Werker, as well as cameraman L. W. O'Connell, sound man Frank MacKenzie, film editor Robert Bischoff, art director Gordon Miles, wardrobe David Cox, and assistant director Percy Ikert.

104 leaves, mimeograph duplication. Pages Near Fine, the first two leaves with short corner creases, wrapper Very Good, encapsulated in mylar, bound with three gold brads.

[Book #125995]

Price: $350.00