The Big City

Beverly Hills: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1927. Draft script for the 1928 silent film.

Possibly the least bizarre of actor Lon Chaney's collaborations with director Tod Browning, in which he plays a ruthless mob boss in a feud with a rival mob of thieves. Chaney is convinced by his heroine (Marceline Day) into going straight, inadvertently setting up the rival mob for getting caught by police while he got away. Now a lost film, as the last known print burned in MGM's 1967 vault fire.

Set in New York City.

Tan titled wrappers, rubber-stamped copy No. 00678 and production No. 1634, dated Oct. 14, 1927, with credits for producer Irving Thalberg and screenwriter Waldemar Young. Title page integral with the first page of the text, with credits for screenwriters Browning and Young. 116 leaves, with last leaf of text numbered 116. Ditto style mimeograph. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Good plus, bound with two gold brads.

[Book #140437]

Price: $4,250.00