Madhouse [The Revenge of Dr. Death] [Dr. Death] [The Legend of Dr. Death]

London: American International Productions, 1973. Working Draft script for the 1974 film, belonging to uncredited crew member Dennis Maddison, with name and phone numbers in holograph ink on top margin of title page, here under the working titles, "Dr. Death," visible through die-cut window, hand written in holograph marker on partial page, affixed, with what appears to be gauze bandages, on inserted leaf preceding title page, which contains, upside down and beneath partial page, the working title "The Legend of Dr. Death," and on title page is the working title "The Revenge of Dr. Death." Heavily annotated throughout, in holograph ink, marker, and pencil, generally calling out props and striking scenes. Annotation in holograph marker of "Production 584" on front wrapper.

Based on the 1969 novel "Devilday" by Angus Hall. Vincent Price stars as a fictionalized version of himself, Paul Toombes, an aging horror movie actor, who, after twelve years in an asylum following the murder of his wife, which he himself may have committed, he returns to his signature role as "Dr. Death," when cast and crew begin being murdered in the manner of his old movies. An under appreciated late gem from Amicus Productions.

Shot on location in London and Surrey, England.

Blue untitled wrappers with die-cut window in the British fashion. Title page present, with credits for screenwriter Greg Morrison and author Angus Hall. 139 leaves, with last page of text numbered 127. Mimeograph duplication, rectos only, with blue, pink, and yellow revision pages throughout, dated variously between 1.5.73 and 19.6.73. Pages Very Good plus, with frequent vertical folds throughout, as is common with working scripts, wrapper Very Good plus, bound internally with two flat metal brads.


[Book #152354]

Price: $1,650.00