No Man of Her Own

Hollywood: Paramount Pictures, 1932. First Draft script for the 1932 pre-Code film (though it is what would later be known as a revised shooting script, as it was a rewrite issued during shooting).

AFI Catalog provides some context around the October 20, 1932 date on the script, revealing a somewhat troubled production that resulted in a fine film: "On 23 Sep 1932, HR announced that the script was being rewritten. According to a HR news item on 4 Oct 1932, Lowell Sherman walked off the set after a pay dispute and was replaced by Wesley Ruggles. Hopkins quit the production in early Nov 1932, claiming the role was not suitable for her. Gable was on loan from M-G-M for this film. Gable and Lombard were married in 1939. This was their only co-starring film."

Based on the best selling novel, "No Bed of Her Own," by Val Lewton. Gable plays a card cheat who has to go on the lam to avoid a pesky cop. While hiding out he meets lonely but somewhat wild librarian Lombard. The two get married after Lombard wins a coin flip and they move back to the city, where Gable continues his grifting ways unbeknownst to his new wife.

Salmon self wrappers, rubber-stamped copy No. 1278 and MASTER FILE, dated October 20, 1932, with credits for story writers Goulding and Glazer, screenwriter Watkins, and continuity writer Anges Brand Leahy. Brief holograph annotations on the front wrapper, mostly related to filing. Title page integral with front wrapper. PAGES leaves, with last page of text numbered 2 (the second page of a summary). Mimeograph duplication. Near Fine overall, side-stapled.

[Book #130968]

Price: $975.00