Flame of Araby [Flame of the Desert]

Charles Lamont (director)
Gerald Drayson Adams (screenwriter)
Maureen O'Hara, Jeff Chandler, Maxwell Reed, Lon Chaney, Jr. (starring)

Universal City, CA: Unviersal International Pictures, 1951. Revised Final Shooting script for the 1951 film, "Flame of Araby," here under its working title, "Flame of the Desert," struck-through and replaced with "Flame of Araby" in holograph ink, on the front wrapper. Notations in holograph pencil on page 30.

Tamerlane (Chandler), a Bedouin chief, is hunting a legendary black stallion. Also coveting the prize steed is Tunisian princess Tanya (O'Hara), who wants to capture the horse to race in competition against her brothers Borka (Chaney, Jr.) and Hakim (Buddy Baer). After heated competition, Tamerlane joins Tanya and the two trap the stallion, falling in love in the process.

Director Charles Lamont (1895-1993) directed nearly all of the "Abbott and Costello" films, beginning in 1950 with "Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion."

Set in North Africa, shot on location throughout California.

Red titled wrappers, noted as FINAL SHOOTING SCRIPT on the front wrapper, dated April 6, 1951. Title page present, with a credit for screenwriter Gerald Drayson Adams. 114 leaves, with last page of text numbered 109. Mimeograph duplication, with blue, pink, and yellow revision pages throughout, dated variously between 4/7/51 and 5/4/51. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus, bound with three gold brads.

[Book #134846]