The Day Mars Invaded Earth

Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1962. First Draft script for the 1963 film.

A nuanced "invasion from Mars" film that borrows cleverly from both "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" (aliens use human beings as physical hosts) and Val Lewton (threat of a creature, but creature is only implied, not shown). An unusually heavy emphasis on dread, atmosphere, and characterization makes this one of the most overlooked "adult" science fiction films of the 1960s.

Black three-ring binder, noted as "DAY MARS INVADED EARTH" on the front wrapper, with a credit for screenwriter Spalding (as "Spaulding"). Title page present, with the title "SPACERAID 63," with a credit for screenwriter Spalding, production No. 6277, dated June 22, 1962. 96 leaves, Multilith duplication, with blue revision pages throughout, dated 6/28/62. Pages Near Fine, with a few small creases, binder wrapper Near Fine, with a bit of wrinkling to the front title label.

[Book #126547]

Price: $750.00