Sins of Man [Turmoil]

Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1936. Final Shooting script for the 1936 film, here under the working title "Turmoil." With holograph annotations in ink and blue pencil on the front wrapper and title page, and a single holograph pencil notation to the verso of page 80.

Based on the 1930 novel "Job." Grieved by the death of his wife, an Austrian sexton is abandoned by his eldest son, who goes to America and finds success as an engineer, and abandons his younger son at a monastery upon learning that the child is a deaf-mute.

Blue titled wrappers, noted as SHOOTING FINAL on the front wrapper, dated FEB. 28, 1936. Title page present, dated February 28, 1936, noted as SHOOTING FINAL, with credits for novelist Joseph Roth and screenwriter Samuel G. Engel. 138 leaves, with last page of text numbered 136. Mimeograph duplication, rectos only, with blue revision pages throughout, dated variously between 3/20/35 and 3/3/36. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Poor (with usual dryness and chipping common to Fox wrappers of this era) and detached. Pages supple, bound internally with three gold brads.

[Book #146047]