Spellbound [The House of Dr. Edwards]

Los Angeles: Vanguard Films, 1944. Temporary Shooting script for the 1945 film, here under the working title, "The House of Dr. Edwards."

Based on the 1927 novel, "The House of Dr. Edwardes" by Hilary Saint George Saunders and John Palmer. Producer David O. Selznick wanted to make a "psychiatric" story for the screen and Alfred Hitchcock persuaded Selznick to buy the rights to the novel, which Hitchcock and his wife were adapting. Nominated for six Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Supporting Actor for Michael Chekhov, winning one.

Blue titled wrappers, noted as TEMPORARY SHOOTING SCRIPT on the front wrapper, dated June 14, 1944, with a credit for screenwriter Hecht. Distribution page present, rubber-stamped copy No. 1620, with receipt removed. 176 leaves, with last page of text numbered 176. Mimeograph duplication, rectos only. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Near Fine, bound with three gold brads.

In a custom cloth covered clamshell box with black leather spine label and titles and decoration in gilt.

Grant US. Hardy, The BFI Companion to Crime. Selby Canon. Silver Classic Noir. Spicer US.

[Book #147297]

Price: $4,500.00