China Seas

Clark Gable Jean Harlow (starring)
Tay Garnett (director)
Crosbie Garstin (novel)
John Colton, John Lynch (screenwriters)
Wallace Beery (starring)

Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1931. Proposed Treatment script for the 1935 film. In a later white leatherette binding with Jean Harlow's name and the date of the treatment (Dec. 15, 1931) in gilt on the front board and the spine. Original front wrapper bound in. Based on the 1931 novel by Crosbie [here spelled Crosby] Garstin, with Garstin and screenwriters John Colton and John Lynch credited on the front wrapper.

Likely the earliest draft for the story idea that led to the 1935 film, preceding production by nearly 4 years. When earthy Dolly Portland (Harlow) is rejected by Captain Gaskell (Clark Gable) in favor of a socialite, she aids Jamesy McCardle (Wallace Beery), in league with Malay pirates, in his plot to seize Gaskell's ship. In other words, hell hath no fury.

White leatherette binding with gilt titles on the front board and spine. blue studio wrapper, with the MGM white title label, noted as Proposed Treatment on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped copy No. 0818 and production No. 2026, dated Dec. 15, 1931, with credits for novelist Garstin and screenwriters Colton and Lynch. Title page integral with first page of text. 86 leaves, mimeograph duplication, Pages and, wrapper Near Fine.

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