The Spoilers

Universal City, CA: Universal Pictures, 1955. Final script for the 1955 film. Copy belonging to an unknown crew member, with their name in holograph ink on the front wrapper. Based on the 1906 novel by Rex Beach.

The fifth and final film adaptation of the Rex Beach novel, in which a Gold Rush mine owner played by Jeff Chandler is cheated out of his claim by a gold commissioner, Rory Calhoun, with Anne Baxter's requisite saloon girl stuck between the two, of course. Like all adaptations this film ends in an impressive brawl pitting the two against each other. Set in Alaska in the 1890s.

Set in Nome, Alaska during the 1898 Gold Rush.

Peach titled wrappers, noted as FINAL SCREENPLAY on the front wrapper, dated January 19, 1955. Title page present, with credits for screenwriter Charles Hoffman. 129 leaves, with last page of text numbered 121. Mimeograph on eye rest green stock, with pink, blue, and eye rest green revision pages throughout, dated variously between 1/24/55 and 1/29/55. Pages Fine, wrapper Near Fine, bound with two gold brads.


[Book #137480]