N.p. N.p., 1945. Revised Draft script for the 1945 film, here under the working title "The Fugitive." With a single holograph ink annotation to the front wrapper reading "92." All leaves watermarked CONTRACT FILE COPY.
The twelfth entry in the fourteen film Sherlock Holmes series featuring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce, loosely based on Arthur Conan Doyle's 1911 short story "The Adventure of the Red Circle." The prime minister of the fictitious eastern European country Rovinia begs Holmes and Watson to escort Prince Nikolas back home, as the king has been assassinated and the prince must ascend to the throne. The transatlantic voyage proves to be a dangerous journey, and every passenger becomes a suspect, though Holmes carries more than a few tricks and surprises up his cape.
Set in Algiers.
Tan titled wrappers, rubber-stamped production No. 7309, dated May 20, 1945. 93 leaves, with last page of text numbered 92. Carbon typescript on onionskin stock, rectos only. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus, with three closed tears to the front wrapper and light edgewear overall, bound with three gold brads.