Ambush [I Robbed a Bank]

Hollywood: Paramount Pictures, 1938. Revised White script for the 1939 film, seen here with the title "I Robbed a Bank," which has been stricken through on the title page.

A gang attempts a bank robbery, only to find that one of the gang member's sisters works there. The gang abducts her and a truck driver while attempting their getaway, and the hostages must secretly try to help the cops find the fugitives.

Written by well loved humorist S.J. Perelman and his wife Laura Perelman, "Ambush" marks a significant but entertaining departure from their best-known works, such as their co-writing work on Marx Brothers films "Monkey Business" and "Horse Feathers."

White side-stapled titled wrappers, dated December 13, 1938, noted as production No. 1198 and copy No. 0038. Title page integral with the front wrapper, as issued. 115 eaves, with last page numbered D-28. Mimeograph duplication, with blue revision pages throughout dated between 10-10-38 and 10-21-38. Very Good plus, lacking rear wrapper.

[Book #135920]