Hellcats of the Navy

Culver City, CA: Columbia Pictures, 1956. Final Draft script for the 1957 film. Copy belonging to Robert Arthur, who played Freddy Warren, with his name on the front wrapper in holograph ink, and holograph ink notations, additions, and changes to his scenes throughout.

Based on the novel "Hellcats of the Sea" by Vice Admiral Charles A. Lockwood and Hans Christian Adamson, Commander Casey Abbot (Reagan) undertakes a dangerous mission to cut off the flow of supplies between China and Japan, as well as deal with the dangerous situation with his love interest (Reagan) back at home, who has a new suitor. The only film in which Ronald and Nancy Reagan appeared together.

Set in Asia, shot on location in San Diego, California.

White titled wrappers, noted as Revised Final Draft on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped and production No. 8376, dated November 28, 1956. Title page present, dated November 28, 1956, noted as Revised Final Draft, with credits for screenwriters David Lang, Edmund North, and Raymond Marcus and novelists, Charles A. Lockwood, and Hans Christian Adamson. 127 leaves, with last leaf of text numbered 126. Mechanically reproduced. Pages Very Good plus, wrapper Very Good plus bound with two gold brads.


[Book #140145]

Price: $650.00