Tillie and Gus [Don't Call Me Madam]

Hollywood: Paramount Pictures, 1933. Second Script for the 1933 film. Rubber-stamped on the front wrapper, "FILE COPY / RETURN TO SCRIPT DEPT. / PARAMOUNT STUDIO - HOLLYWOOD," and "1837 / MASTER FILE." The film's original title, "Don't Call Me Madam," is present on the front wrapper, crossed through, with the new title "Tillie and Gus" written in holographic ink above it.

Based on a short story entitled "Don't Call Me Madame," by Rupert Hughes, about Tillie and Gus Winterbottom (Alisone Skipworth and W. C. Fields) and their tribulations involving a deceased family member's inheritance. Even with the ensuing events, including a riverboat race and a baby-toting bathtub that floats downstream reminiscent of Moses in a basket, the film is remembered as one of Fields' "sleepers," one less punchy than others. "Tillie and Gus" was one of three pairings of Skipworth and Fields, the others being "Six of a Kind" (1934) and "If I Had a Million" (1932).

Tall, side stitched salmon self wrappers, noted as SECOND SCRIPT on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped copy production No. 1837, dated March 10, 1933, with credits for screenwriters Jones, McNutt, and Harris. Title page integral with the first page of the script. 137 leaves, mimeograph on salmon colored stock. Pages about Near Fine, rear wrapper detached but present, else wrappers Very Good plus.


[Book #131380]

Price: $2,500.00