The Truthful Liar

Hollywood: Paramount Pictures, circa 1922. Draft script for the 1922 film. The film is now considered lost.

Tess (Wanda Hawley) is a social climber who is neglected by her hardworking husband, David (Edward Hearn). She decides to go on a date with ex-suitor Arthur Sinclair (Casson Ferguson) to a casino, which is robbed while they are there. Her rings are taken and she lies to her husband but looks like a fool when the rings turn up at the police station. She writes a letter to Sinclair explaining everything, but the letter falls into the hands of her housekeeper who sells it to the gang leader who robbed the casino, who blackmails Tess for $15,000.

White titled self wrappers, with credits for screenwriters Will Payne, and Percy Heath. Title page integral with front wrapper. 109 leaves, with last page of text numbered 119. Carbon typescript. Pages Very Good plus, wrapper Very Good plus bound with two gold brads.


[Book #141774]

Price: $1,500.00