Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1940. Revised Draft script for the 1941 film noir. Studio file copy, with rubber-stamps on the front wrapper. Brief annotations in holograph pencil on both sides of the front wrapper. Text ends with scene 392, as called for.
Based on Francis de Croisset's 1932 play, "Il Etait Une Fois." Key film noir about a blackmailing female with a disfiguring facial scar who preys on a woman, the wife of a cosmetic surgeon. The surgeon offers to help the disfigured woman, but her adjustment into a crime-free life is turbulent. A side story involves a partner-in-crime: a man in search of fortune, only his four-year-old nephew stands in the way.
Set in Sweden, shot on location in Sun Valley, Idaho.
Goldenrod titled wrappers, noted as FILE COPY on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped copy No. 157 and production No. 4760, dated 10/11/40, with credits for producer Victor Saville and screenwriter Paul. Title page integral with front wrapper. 125 leaves, with last page of text numbered 123. Mimeograph duplication, dated variously between 10/10/40 and 10/26/40, many undated pages, with revision pages throughout, dated variously between 10/14/40 and 10/23/40. Pages and wrapper Near Fine, bound with two gold brads.
Grant US. Selby US.