Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1953. Temporary Complete script for the 1954 film. File copy, with rubber stamp on the front wrapper. Loosely based on a chapter from the 1949 book "Gods, Graves, and Scholars" by C.W. Ceram.
Robert Taylor plays a rough and tumble archaeologist who is convinced by another archaeologist's daughter (Eleanor Parker) to go searching for evidence of the life of the Biblical Joseph. A difficult production plagued the film, including harsh, purportedly underfunded filming conditions. One of only five directorial efforts from Robert Pirosh.
Set in Egypt, shot on location in Egypt and Libya.
Blue titled wrappers, noted as TEMPORARY COMPLETE on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped copy No. 96 and production No. 5576, dated 5/14/53, with credits for screenwriters R. Pirosh and K. Tunberg. Title page integral with the first page of the text, dated 5-16-53. 113 leaves, with last page of text numbered 110. Mimeograph duplication, rectos only, with white revision pages throughout, dated variously between 5-16-53 and 8-27-53. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Near Fine, bound with two gold brads.