The Black Cat

Universal City, CA: Universal Pictures, 1941. Draft script for the 1941 film.

The 1941 version of "The Black Cat" is neither a remake of Edgar G. Ulmer's 1934 Karloff-Lugosi film of the same name, nor does it bear much relation to the Edgar Allan Poe story (though, in fairness, neither did the 1934 version). It is more of a horror-comedy affair than its predecessor, with Broderick Crawford and Hugh Herbert in the lead, Bela Lugosi reappearing (now in the more minor role of "Eduardo"), and Basil Rathbone ably handling the part of the shady Mr. Hartley. Shot by the legendary Stanley Cortez of "Magnificent Ambersons" fame. (Hal Erickson, Rovi)

Gray titled wrappers, noted as FILE COPY on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped production No. 6856, dated January 29, 1941. 91 leaves, mimeograph duplication, dated variously between 5/23/40 and 6/1/40.

Pages Near Fine. Wrappers Very Good plus or better, with slight toning and a few short creases and tears at the extremities, a small faint stain on the front wrapper, and a professionally repaired vertical tear at the rear wrapper, bound with three gold brads.

Weaver, Universal Horrors.

[Book #126195]

Price: $650.00