14th Regiment

N.p. N.p., 1940. First Draft Continuity script for an unproduced film. Presentation copy belonging to screenwriter George Bruce, bound in full brown leather with gilt titles and rule, and Bruce's name on the bottom right corner of the front board. Single holograph pencil annotation on the verso of page 174.

Loosely based on the experiences of veterans of the 14th Regiment, a volunteer militia regiment composed primarily of abolitionists from Brooklyn, New York. The group is now best remembered for serving in the American Civil War, although it later served in the Spanish-American War and World War I.

Screenwriter George Bruce was best known for "The Duke of West Point" (1938), "South of Pago Pago" (1940), and "Two Years Before the Mast" (1946).

Housed in a brown paper slipcase. Title page present, noted as FIRST DRAFT CONTINUITY SCRIPT and dated October 23, 1940, with credits for screenwriter George Bruce. 177 leaves, with last page of text numbered 174. Carbon typescript, rectos only. Near Fine in an about Near Fine slipcase.


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