Miss Sadie Thompson

W. Somerset Maugham (short story)
Curtis Bernhardt (director)
Harry Kleiner (screenwriter)
Rita Hayworth, José Ferrer, Aldo Ray (starring)

N.p. N.p., 1953. Third Revised Final Draft script for the 1953 film with rainbow revisions. Presentation copy belonging to producer Jerry Wald, with his name in gilt on the spine.

Jerry Wald is best remembered for his long and successful association with Warner Brothers as both a screenwriter and producer of a number of notable films, including "Mildred Pierce" (1945), "Humoresque" (1946), "Key Largo" (1948), and "Flamingo Road" (1949). In the 1950s he moved to Twentieth Century-Fox, and was the producer there for "An Affair to Remember" (1957), "Peyton Place" (1957), and "Sons and Lovers" (1960).

Based on W. Somerset Maugham's 1921 short story, "Miss Thompson," wherein a Christian missionary makes the salvation of a Hawaiian nightclub singer his personal project.

Set and shot on location in Kauai, Hawaii.

Bound in light blue cloth with navy quarter leather binding, with five raised bands and gilt titles on the spine. Title page present, dated March 31, 1953, noted as THIRD REVISED FINAL DRAFT, with credits for screenwriter Harry Kleiner. 131 leaves, with last page of text numbered 123. Mimeograph duplication, rectos only, with blue, yellow, pink, teal, goldenrod, and white revision pages throughout, dated variously between April 3, 1953 and June 5, 1953. Pages Near FIne, binding Near Fine.


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