The Night of January 16th [Night of January 16th]

Los Angeles: Paramount Pictures, 1941. Revised White script for the 1941 film, copy belonging to director William Clemens, with profuse annotations in holograph pencil and ink on rectos and versos throughout. Housed in a spring binder, with the title and Clemens' name on a label affixed to the verso of the front board, as well as a "Property of Paramount Pictures Inc." stamp, also on the verso of the front board.

Based on Ayn Rand's 1936 play that premiered on Broadway in late 1935, and ran for a total of 235 performances, to much success. The story concerns the murder trial of stenographer Kit Lane, accused of killing her employer, financier Bjorn Faulkner, supported by a sailor-on-leave, Steve Van Ruyle, who has a vested interest in the outcome of the trial.

Self-wrappers integral with title page, dated February 22, 1941, noted as REVISED WHITE SCRIPT. 132 leaves, with last page of text numbered E-23. Mimeograph duplication, rectos only, with blue revision pages throughout, dated variously between February 25, 1941 and 3-11-41. Pages Near Fine, unbound, housed in a Near Fine black spring binder.


[Book #156294]