Ride, Kelly, Ride [Corncob Kelly's Benefit]

Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1940. Final Draft script for the 1941 film, here under the working title "Corncob Kelly's Benefit." Production No. 301 and copy No. 105 rubber stamped on front wrapper, with FINAL printed at the top right corner of same. Single annotation, in holograph pencil, of two names on verso of page 119. Eight blue revision pages follow final page of script.

Young "Corn Cob" Kelly (Marvin Stephens), a natural with horses, is taught to be a jockey by trainer Duke Martin (Eugene Pallette), but runs into trouble when he gets word racehorse owner Dan Thomas (Richard Lane) is conspiring with gangsters to fix the race.

Set in Thousand Oaks, California.

Blue titled wrappers, noted as FINAL on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped copy No. 105 and production No. 301, dated SEPT. 6, 1940. Distribution page present, with receipt intact. Title page present, dated September 6, 1940, noted as Final Script, with credits for screenwriters William Conselman Jr, and Irving Cummings Jr. 129 leaves, with last page of text numbered 95. Mimeograph duplication, rectos only, with blue revision pages following last page, dated 10/17/40. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus, bound internally with three gold brads.


[Book #148708]

Price: $375.00