Night People

Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1953. Final Draft script for the 1954 film. Copy belonging to unknown crew member, with extensive holograph revisions in pencil and ink throughout, and a laid-in interoffice note addressed to Twentieth Century-Fox co-founder and studio executive Darryl Zanuck.

A CIA officer stationed in West Berlin during the Cold War must rescue the wealthy son of an industrialist kidnapped by Soviets, who demand two former anti-Nazi activists in exchange. Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Screenplay.

Set in Germany and shot on location in Germany and England.

Blue titled wrappers, noted as FINAL on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped copy No. 2 and production No. 601, dated JULY 7, 1953. Distribution page present, with receipt removed. Title page present, dated July 7, 1953, noted as Final Script, with credits for screenwriter Nunnally Johnson and story credits to Jed Harris and Tom Reed. 140 leaves, with last page of text numbered 126. Mimeographed on eye-rest green stock, rectos only, with blue and white revision pages throughout, dated variously between 7/13/53 and 8/17/53. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus, with yapping and fading to the extremities, bound internally with three gold brads.

[Book #146165]

Price: $375.00