The Last Outpost

Barton, Charles, Louis J. Gasnier (directors)
F. Britten Austin (short story)
Philip MacDonald (screenwriter)
Cary Grant, Claude Rains, Gertrude Michael (starring)

Los Angeles: Paramount Pictures, 1935. Draft script for the 1935 film. Paramount "File Copy" and "Master File" stamps on front wrapper. Script divided into sequences, as was customary for the period.

Based on F. Britten Austin's 1923 short story "The Drum."

During WWI British Officer Michael Andrews (Cary Grant) is captured and awaiting execution when local Turkish commander helps him escape, revealing he is British intelligence officer John Stevenson (Claude Rains). Convalescing in Cairo, Andrews falls in love with his nurse, Rosemary Haydon (Gertrude Michael), who reveals she's secretly married to a man she'd briefly known a few years before, John Stevenson.

Tall white self wrappers in the 1930s Paramount style. Title page dated May 15, 1935, rubber-stamped production No. 967. 135 leaves, with last page of text numbered C-52. Mimeograph duplication, rectos only. Pages Near Fine, saddle-stapled with three staples.

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