The Caribbean Mystery

Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1945. Revised Shooting Final script for the 1945 film. Brief notation in holograph pencil on the versos of three pages.

Based on John W. Vandercook's 1933 novel, "Murder in Trinidad," and a remake of two films, "Murder in Trinidad" (1934) and "Mr. Moto in Danger Island" (1939). Mr. Smith (Dunn) is a Brooklyn detective who travels to a tropical island to locate some missing geologists. He uncovers an elaborate murder scheme, survives being shot at, alligators, and quicksand.

Tan titled wrappers, noted as SHOOTING FINAL on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped copy No. 8, dated January 8, 1945. Distribution page present, with receipt intact. Title page present, dated January 8, 1945, noted as Shooting Final, with a credit for screenwriter Darling. 98 leaves, with last page of text numbered 96. Mimeograph duplication, with blue revision pages throughout, dated variously between 1/10/45 and 1/17/45. Pages and wrapper Near Fine, bound internally with two gold brads.

[Book #137082]

Price: $250.00