Chance for Adventure

Max Shulman (short story)
David O. Selznick (producer)

Los Angeles: David O. Selznick, 1954. Revised "partial" script for an unproduced film, dated 10/21/54. Based on the 1948 short story by Max Shulman, this adaptation possibly written by Shulman (though no credit is given). Shulman's short story was originally published in the April 18, 1948 issue of the Spokesman-Review, a newspaper published in Spokane, Washington.

Selznick Productions commonly issued "partial" scripts such as these for content review. We have never seen a more complete version of this title.

Shulman is best known for having created "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis," a beloved television series that ran from 1959 to 1963, and the play "The Tender Trap" that became the basis for the 1955 Frank Sinatra film.

An fantastical adventure story, wherein a bored couple living in the fictitious town of Grainbelt, Minnesota encounters the opportunity to take a trip to New York City and claim an inheritance.

Orange titled wrappers, noted as Revised Script on the front wrapper, dated 10/21/54. 19 leaves on eye rest green stock, with last page of text numbered 108. Mimeograph duplication, with yellow revision pages throughout, all dated 10/15/54. Pages and wrapper Near Fine, bound with two gold brads.

[Book #135948]