Ruby Gentry

Los Angeles: The Selznick Company, Circa 1952. Post-production eight page Music Cue Sheet script for the 1952 film, with single page "Correction Report" preceding.

Jennifer Jones offers a virtual reprise of her sultry performance in King Vidor's 1946 "Duel in the Sun" as the titular heroine of this film. Born into a poor-white-trash Southern family, Ruby intends to improve her lot by marrying into wealth. Her casual beau Boake Tackman (Charlton Heston) considers Ruby unfit for marriage, but prosperous businessman Jim Gentry (Karl Malden) is eager and willing to make her his wife. Jim Gentry dies in an accident, and the consensus of opinion is that he was killed by the covetous Ruby. For some reason, this turns Boake on, and he renews his torrid romance with the widow Gentry. Ruby's crazed brother, Jewel (James Anderson), puts an end to this affair with a shotgun, provoking a violent response from Ruby and a "Lady or the Tiger"-esque ending.

Self-titled wrapper integral with title page, noted as Music Cue Sheet, with credits for director King Vidor, composer Heinz Roemheld, and music supervisor Dave Chudnow. Eight leaves, preceded by single page "Correction Report." Mimeograph duplication, rectos only. Pages Near Fine, bound with a single staple to top left corner.

Godard, Histoire(s) du Cinema.


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