Universal City: Universal Pictures, 1943. Revised Draft script for the 1944 film. With a few small holograph pencil annotations throughout noting the name of an unknown crew member.
A condemned murderer escapes from jail when Nazis bomb the French prison where he is being held. Encountering the body of a dead French soldier, he steals the man's identification papers and uniform and escapes to Africa, joining the Resistance Movement and, in doing so, finding new purpose and a sense of patriotism to France.
Set in France and French Equatorial Africa.
Beige titled wrappers, noted as REVISED on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped production No. 7126, dated AUGUST 4, 1943, with credits for director JULIEN DUVIVIER. Title page integral with the front wrapper, as issued. 140 leaves, with last page of text numbered 137. Mimeograph duplication, rectos only, with blue and white revision pages throughout, dated variously between 8/12/43 and 10/4/43. Pages Very Good plus, wrapper Very Good, with front wrapper detached from binding, bound with three gold brads.