West Point of the Air

Culver City, CA: MGM, 1933. Dialogue and Continuity script (pre-production) for the 1935 film. An early draft written by story writer James Kevin McGuinness.

A gruff sergeant forces his reticent son into pilot training, hoping that the boy will follow in his footsteps as a star aviator. Touted at the time as a vehicle for American military recruitment and defense preparedness, on the verge of the US entering World War II.

Shot on location at Randolph Army Airfield in San Antonio, Texas.

White titled wrappers, noted as Dialogue Continuity on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped copy No. 7062 and production No. 2023, dated April 24, 1933, with credits for story writer James Kevin McGuinness. Title page integral to the front wrapper. 151 leaves, with last page of text numbered 154. Mimeographed, rectos only. Pages Very Good, wrapper About Very Good, the latter brittle and chipped at the edges. Both wrapper and pages soiled at the edges from previous exposure to moisture, though pages are supple.

[Book #146042]

Price: $150.00