The Story of Louis Pasteur [Enemy of Man]

Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers, 1935. Revised Draft script for the 1936 film, "The Story of Louis Pasteur," here under it's working title, "Enemy of Man." Copy belonging to actor Raymond Brown, who played Dr. Radisse in the film, with his name in holograph crayon on the front wrapper, and check marks next to his inclusions, as well as annotations to the verso of page 124 (where a typescript page with similar narrative has been laid in). The script is composed of two parts, each with respective distribution pages.

The Gibney-Collings screenplay concentrates on Pasteur's tireless efforts to find a cure for anthrax and rabies. Paul Muni stars as Pasteur, the famed French scientist who is continually challenged and thwarted by his principal rival, Dr. Charbonnet (Leiber). Pasteur is forever searching for a cure-all to help his ailing daughter (Louise) and a rabies-infected youngster (Dickie Moore)

Winner of two Academy Awards (Best Actor, Best Writing), and a top ten film in the National Board of Review for 1936. Paul Muni, whose star was added to the Walk of Fame on Hollywood Boulevard in 1960, won his only Academy Award for this film.

Light blue titled wrappers, noted as FINAL on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped copy No. 57. Distribution pages present, with receipts removed, dated 8/7/35 (Part 1) and 8/17/35 (Part 2). Title page present, with credits for screenwriters Gibney and Collings. 132 leaves, with last page of text numbered 127. Mimeograph duplication, with a single typescript page laid in. Eye-rest gree revision pages throughout, dated variously between 8/9/35 and 8/21/35. Pages Very Good plus, wrapper Very Good bound with two gold brads.

[Book #134774]

Price: $450.00