The Purple Heart
Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1943. Second Revised Final draft script for the 1944 film. A few annotations of names or checks in holograph pencil on the top outer corner of verso.
A dramatization of the trials that took place in Japan during World War II, eight American aircrew members are taken prisoner by the Japanese Army. They are forced to endure systematic torture and abuse and finally accused, convicted and executed as war criminals. This film brought opposition from the Department of Defense, fearing strong reactions from the Japanese.
Set in Japan, shot on location in Washington, DC.
Beige titled wrappers, noted as SECOND REVISED FINAL on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped copy No. 229 and production No. 936, dated OCT. 14, 1943. Distribution page present, with receipt intact. Title page present, dated October 14, 1943, noted as 2nd Revised Final. 136 leaves, with last page of text numbered 131. Mimeograph duplication, rectos only, with blue revision pages throughout, dated variously between 10/20/43 and 12/6/43. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Near Fine, bound with two gold brads.
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