Trader Horn

Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1973. Draft script for the 1973 film. Copy belonging to uncredited crew member, Betty St. Clair, who was a costume designer, with her name in holograph ink on the first page of text.

Based on the 1938 collection, "Trader Horn: The Ivory Coast in the Earlies," edited by Ethelreda Lewis (foreword by John Galsworthy), detailing the escapades of ivory hunter Alfred Aloysius "Trader" Horn in central Africa. W.S. Van Dyke first adapted the book to film in 1931, and starred Harry Carey in the title role. This version features Rod Taylor in the title role, working to thwart the efforts of Germans mine platinum in Africa using slave labor during World War I.

Set in Africa, shot on location in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda.

Director Badiyi (1930-2011) also directed episodes of several television shows, including "Sliders," "Moral Kombat: Conquest," "La Femme Nikita," "Baywatch," and the title visualizations for "Get Smart" and "Mary Tyler Moore."

Goldenrod titled wrappers, rubber-stamped copy No. 122, dated January 22, 1973, with credits for producer Lewis J. Rachmil, director Badiyi, and screenwriter Norton. 97 leaves, with last page of text numbered 97. Mechanically reproduced. Pages and wrapper Near Fine, bound with two gold brads.

Weldon 1996.


[Book #136211]

Price: $350.00