7 [Seven] Faces of Dr. Lao

George Pal (director)
Charles G. Finney (novel)
Charles Beaumont (screenwriter)
Tony Randall, Barbara Eden, Noah Beery Jr. (starring)

Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1963. Draft script for the 1964 film. MGM File Copy, with two interoffice communications, a three page cast list, and a casting note bound in before the script, and a script department sleeve containing a check-out card affixed to the front wrapper verso.

Based on the 1935 novel "The Circus of Dr. Lao" by Charles G. Finney. A small western town is transformed by the arrival of a mysterious traveling circus, led by the titular wise old Chinese gentleman. A campy, well-loved family classic, featuring stop-motion animation by noted animator and director George Pal, in his final directorial effort. Script by noted speculative fiction author (and screenwriter of many classic "Twilight Zone" episodes) Charles Beaumont. Winner of an Academy Award for outstanding makeup achievement, the first film awarded with an honorary Oscar for makeup.

Set in turn-of-the-century Abalone, Arizona.

Goldenrod titled wrappers, rubber-stamped copy No. 192 and production No. 5998, dated May 13, 1963, with credits for screenwriter Charles Beaumont. 124 pale green leaves, with last page of text numbered 117. Mimeograph duplication, rectos only, with the final six pages blue revision pages, dated 6-25-63. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Near Fine, bound with two gold brads.


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