Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves

Universal City, CA: Universal Pictures, 1943. Revised Final Draft script for the 1944 film. Screenwriter Hartmann's final submission for the master mimeo, with profuse holograph corrections, typeovers, attached text, and pasted-in text throughout.

The second of Universal's Technicolor fantasy adventures (after "Arabian Nights," 1942, and "White Savage," 1943), loosely based on the classic Arabian Nights tales, with a fitting score by Edward Ward to match Lubin's directorial flair. A fun, but often overlooked, desert romp.

Tan titled wrappers, noted as copy No. 110 and rubber-stamped production No. 7142, dated May 25, 1943, with credit for screenwriter Hartmann. 149 leaves, mimeograph duplication, with blue and yellow revision pages throughout, dated variously between 6-1-43 and 7-24-43. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good, bound with three gold brads. Wrapper encapsulated in mylar.

Weaver, p. 565.

[Book #130860]

Price: $675.00