Soldier of Fortune

Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1954. Revised Final script for the 1955 film, based on the 1954 novel by Ernest K. Gann. Cinematographer Leo Tover's working copy, with his name in holograph pencil on the front wrapper, and his minimal annotations (mostly regarding time of day and lighting) throughout. With two glossy stills laid in, one in black-and-white and other in hand-tinted color.

The first of two Clark Gable films produced by Twentieth Century-Fox, with Gable as an American mercenary, running a successful smuggling operation in and out of Hong Kong. Gable is hired by Susan Hayward, who hopes to locate her missing husband, a photographer (Gene Barry).

Peach titled wrappers, noted as REVISED FINAL on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped copy No. 29 and production No. 630, dated October 1, 1954. Distribution page present, with receipt removed. Title page integral with the first page of the script. 137 leaves, mimeograph on eye-rest green stock. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus bound internally with three gold brads.

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