How to Sub-Let

Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1938. Temporary Complete script for the 1939 short film, one of several classic shorts featuring the great Algonquin Round Table humorist Robert Benchley.

A stereotypically clueless husband is left in charge to show his apartment to a prospective subletting couple while his wife is at church, and manages to botch the job in all the expectedly silly ways. "How to Sub-let" is the second-to-last of beloved Algonquin Round Table humorist Robert Benchley's "How to" shorts, which included the 1935 Academy Award winning "How to Sleep," with his signature (and untrue) affinity for being lazy throughout the script. Set in an apartment in an unknown city.

Blue titled wrappers, noted as TEMPORARY COMPLETE on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped copy No. 946 and production No. 89665, dated 11/1/38, with credits for comedian Robert Benchley. Title page integral with the second page of the text, with credits for comedian Robert Benchley, as issued. 13 leaves, with last page of text numbered 12. Mimeograph. Pages Fine, wrapper Very Good plus bound with two gold brads.


[Book #140177]

Price: $500.00