Three on a Couch

Culver City, CA: Columbia Pictures, 1965. Presentation script for the 1965 film, given by Jerry Lewis to producer Howard Pine, with a leather label bearing the gilt inscription "Good Luck. Always, Jerry" on the front pastedown. Pine's working script, with notations in holograph ink and pencil throughout. Housed in a custom, leather bound spring binder (a first in our experience).

Christopher Pride wants to take his girlfriend Dr. Elizabeth Acord on a trip to Paris for a year, where he wants to propose to her and live their honeymoon. However, she is a psychiatrist and cannot bear to leave her three patients behind while she goes abroad. Turns out, each woman is dealing with problems following failed relationships with men, so without Acord's knowledge, Pride decides to "date" each of the women, acting as the men of their dreams in order to cure them in hopes of going on his vacation.

Blue titled wrappers, noted as Final White on the front wrapper, dated September 13, 1965, with credits for screenwriter Samuel Taylor, and producer-director Jerry Lewis. 127 leaves, with last leaf of text numbered 119. Mimeograph, with blue and yellow revision pages throughout, dated variously between August 30, 1965 and September 29, 1965. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Near Fine housed in a red spring binder.


[Book #140623]

Price: $875.00