The Hudsucker Proxy

Los Angeles: Silver Pictures, 1992. Revised First Draft script for the 1994 film.

After the president of a large manufacturing corporation commits suicide, the board of directors hires a friendly but incompetent mailroom clerk to replace him in order to secretly gain control of the company through a stock scam. A visual paean to Frank Capra and Preston Sturges films, screenwriters Ethan and Joel Coen and Sam Raimi wanted to create a big-business comedy reminiscent of love stories from the 1940s and 50s. The script itself was finished in 1985, but production did not begin until 1991, following the success of the Coen brothers' "Barton Fink." Nominated for the Palme d'Or.

Shot on location in Chicago, Illinois and North Carolina.

White titled wrappers with studio insignia on front wrapper. Title page present, dated 5/8/92, noted as Revised First Draft, with credits for screenwriters Joel and Ethan Coen and Sam Raimi. 129 leaves, with last page of text numbered 128. Photographically reproduced, rectos only. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus, bound internally with two gold brads.

[Book #145976]

Price: $425.00