Escape Me Never

Burbank, CA: Vanguard Films / Warner Brothers, 1944. Draft script for the 1947 film. This is an early draft, developed at Vanguard Films prior to the property being sold to Warner Brothers.

An American remake of the 1935 British film of the same name. Largely set in Italy, the story concerns the relationship between poverty-stricken musician Sebastian Dunbrok (Errol Flynn) and unwed mother Gemma Smith (Ida Lupino). Suspecting that her fiance, Caryl (Gig Young), Sebastian's brother, is the father of Gemma's child, young heiress Fennella McLean (Eleanor Parker) retreats to the Italian Alps. Attempting to straighten out the situation, Sebastian finds himself falling in love with Fennella. For his brother's sake, Sebastian breaks off the relationship and marries Gemma, but while awaiting the birth of her child, he writes a heartfelt ballet score dedicated to Fennella. However, when Gemma's baby dies, the conscience-stricken Sebastian changes the dedication to his wife, whom he has learned to genuinely love. Notable for a stirring musical score by Erich Wolfgang Korngold.

Blue titled wrappers, dated August 21, 1944, with credits for playwright Margaret Kennedy. Distribution page present, with receipt intact. 131 leaves, mechanical duplication. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good with tearing at the left hole punches, bound with three gold brads. Wrappers now encapsulated in protective mylar.

[Book #129803]

Price: $275.00