Banjo on My Knee

Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1936. Final Draft script for the 1936 film. Quarter-bound red leather Presentation script belonging to executive producer Darryl F. Zanuck, with his name in gilt on the front board. Bound throughout are ten black-and-white stills from the film, backed with paper.

Based on Harry Hamilton's 1936 novel. Ernie Holley (McCrea) believes he killed a guest at his wedding, so he flees. His father Newt (Brennan) and bride Pearl (Stanwyck) track him down in New Orleans and persuade him to come home.

Set in Mississippi. Nominated for an Academy Award.

Title page present, dated August 18, 1936, noted as FINAL, with a credit for screenwriter Johnson. 127 leaves, with last page of text numbered 120, and ten bound-in film stills. Mimeograph, with blue revision pages throughout, dated variously between 9/4/36 and 9/17/36. Pages and film stills Very Good plus.

Hirschhorn, p. 127.

[Book #137320]

Price: $950.00