While the City Sleeps

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

Lon Chaney is an undercover police detective who attempts to catch a thief notorious for slipping out of criminal charges by killing any witnesses set to testify against him, though Chaney can't help but simultaneously get wrapped up with an attractive flapper along the way. Chaney hand-picked co-star Anita Page as his leading lady after seeing her performance in the 1928 film "Our Dancing Daughters." A partially lost film, with two reels and the soundtrack for the picture have now missing.

Tan titled wrappers, rubber-stamped copy No. 2660 and production No. 1658, dated May 1, 1928, with credits for screenwriter A.P. Younger. Title page integral with the first page of the text, dated April 10, 1928, with credits for screenwriter Younger. 176 leaves, with last page numbered 168. Mimeograph duplication. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus bound with two gold brads.

[Book #140452]

Price: $3,750.00