The Scarlet Hour [Too Late, My Love]

Hollywood: Paramount Pictures, 1955. Revised Final White Draft script for the 1956 film. Director Michael Curtiz's presentation copy, in tan leather covered boards with gilt titles and Curtiz's name at the bottom right corner of the front board.

Based on the story “The Kiss Off” by Frank Tashlin, aka Tish Tash, renowned cartoon animator, screenwriter, author and film director, about an unhappy wife uses her powers of manipulation to draw an infatuated man into an ill-fated jewelry heist. A contrast of A-feature budget with yet-to-be-familiar stars, the film was released to lukewarm reviews and for over 50 years languished in obscurity. Paramount had attempted to create a star out of Carol Ohmart, as the next Marilyn Monroe, but the film would ultimately be both her silver screen debut and last film with the company.

Set in and shot on location in Los Angeles.

Brown leather covered boards, titles in gilt. Title page present, dated May 16, 1955, noted as Revised Final White, with credits for producer and director Michael Curtiz and screenwriter John Meredyth Lucas. 146 leaves, with last page of text numbered 130. Mimeograph, with blue, goldenrod, and white revision pages throughout, dated variously between 5-16-55 and 7/5/55. Pages Near Fine, binding Very Good plus.

Grant US. Selby US.


[Book #142769]

Price: $1,500.00