Amateur Angel

N.p. N.p., 1941. Fourth Draft 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.

A cartographer unwittingly involves himself in a legal battle between a maritime mob gambling syndicate and the city government, in the process falling in love with the mob boss's daffy girlfriend and discovering a career as an amateur boxer and gambling shark.

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).

Set in New York.

Housed in a brown paper slipcase. Title page present, dated June 4, 1941, noted as FOURTH DRAFT (ESTIMATING), with credits for screenwriter George Bruce. 186 leaves, with last page of text numbered 185. Mimeograph duplication, rectos only. Very Good only, with front board detached from the binding, in a Very Good plus slipcase.

[Book #156106]