Rafael Sabatini (screenwriter)

N.p. N.p., Circa 1939. Draft script for an unproduced film by Rafael Sabatini. A fine leatherbound copy with gilt lettering and decorated endpapers.

One of prolific screenwriter Rafael Sabatini's final projects. A romanticized, swashbuckling account of the adventures and loves of Italian explorer Christopher Columbus, here re-imagined as the Spanish "Cristobal Colon" from Castile. Delays in the production of the film led Sabatini to turn his early screenplay into a novel, first published by Hutchinson in 1941. Although interest was again raised in a Columbus film in the late 1940s—leading to the British "Christopher Columbus" (1949) starring Fredric March—Sabatini's script was ultimately rewritten for the film.

Set in Spain.

Red titled wrappers, with credits for screenwriter Rafael Sabatini. Title page integral with the front wrapper, as issued. 259 leaves, with last page of text numbered 256. Carbon typescript, rectos only. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Near Fine, with wear at the extremities.

[Book #146098]