H.M. Pulham, Esq. [H.M. Pulham, Esquire]

Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1941. Draft script for the 1941 film. Copy belonging to actor Van Heflin, who played Bill King, with his name on the front wrapper, and annotations throughout, in holograph pencil.

Based on Marquand's serialized novel, "Gone Tomorrow." Pulham (Young) is a conservative businessman with a daily routing. His wife Kay (Hussey) is loving but in their passionless relationship has become dull. Pulham is tasked with organizing a school reunion, and his life is told in flashback. His old friend Bill King (Heflin) lands him an advertising job, where he meets the luscious Marvin (Lamarr), who is not enthused with domesticity.

Set in Boston.

Light blue titled wrappers, rubber-stamped as TEMPORARY COMPLETE and RERUN JUL 7 1941 on the front wrapper, copy No. 111, dated 4/25/41, with credits for screenwriters Hill and Vidor. 177 leaves, with last page of text numbered "171-175." Mimeograph duplication, with revision pages throughout, dated variously between 5/19/41 and 7/31/41. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus, bound with two gold brads.

[Book #130815]

Price: $450.00