Brand of Fear [Range Rogues]

Hollywood: Monogram Pictures, Circa 1949. Revised Draft script for the 1949 film., "Brand of Fear," here under the working title, "Range Rogues." Copy belonging to actor Marshall Reed, who played "Cal Derringer" in the film, with his name on the front wrapper in holograph ink, and annotations throughout in holograph ink and pencil.

One of Wakely's final films at Monogram Pictures, where he became a popular musical Western actor under his own name, beginning with "Springtime in Texas" (1945), and ending with "Lawless Code" (1949). This time Wakely and his partner Cannonball Taylor escort a school teacher (Davis) to Oreville, where she is accosted by two outlaws. The local marshal (London) wrangles with one of the outlaws, who informs his cohort that the marshal is actually wanted by the law himself, and they attempt to blackmail him. Wakely and Cannonball show up to help the marshal, who in reality is the school teacher's father, and nab the outlaws.

Wakely eventually had his own comic book series, published by DC Comics, 1949-1952, and he was also inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, as well as the Western Music Association Hall of Fame.

Shot on location at Melody Ranch and Walker Ranch in Newhall, California.

Blue titled wrappers, with a credit for Wakely. Distribution page present, with receipt removed, rubber-stamped copy No. 221, with credits for Wakely and screenwriter Dickey, noted as production No. 4905. Title page integral with distribution. 100 leaves, with last page of text numbered 20 (twentieth page of a shooting schedule). Mimeograph duplication, with blue undated revision pages. Pages Very Good plus, wrapper Very Good, bound with two gold brads.

Hardy, p. 390. Pitts 492.


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Price: $275.00