South Sea Sinner [Java]
Universal City: Universal Pictures, 1949. Revised Final Shooting script for the 1950 film, here under the working title "Java." Copy belonging to director H. Bruce Humberstone, with his name in holograph pencil on the front wrapper and single annotation on page 41.
Loosely based on Tay Garnett's 1940 film "Seven Sinners." A sick steam ship crewman attempts to clear his name while being blackmailed for wartime collaboration with the Japanese. Liberace's first credited film appearance, as a cabaret performer named "Maestro."
Set on the fictional Pacific island of Oraka.
Tan textured titled wrappers, noted as REVISED FINAL SHOOTING SCRIPT on the front wrapper, dated June 14, 1949. Title page present, noted as Revised Final Screenplay, with credits for screenwriter Oscar Brodney. 123 leaves, with last page of text numbered 109. Mimeograph duplication, rectos only, with blue, yellow, pink, and white revision pages throughout, dated variously between 6/15/49 and 7/21/49. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Near Fine, bound with three gold brads.
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