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Ambush [I Robbed a Bank] (Original screenplay for the 1939 film)

Ambush [I Robbed a Bank] (Original screenplay for the 1939 film)

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Ambush [I Robbed a Bank] (Original screenplay for the 1939 film)

by S.J. Perelman (screenwriter); Kurt Neumann (director); Laura Perelman (screenwriter); Robert Ray (story)

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Hollywood: Paramount Pictures, 1938. Revised White script for the 1939 film, seen here with the title "I Robbed a Bank," which has been stricken through on the title page.

A gang attempts a bank robbery, only to find that one of the gang member's sisters works there. The gang abducts her and a truck driver while attempting their getaway, and the hostages must secretly try to help the cops find the fugitives.

Written by well loved humorist S.J. Perelman and his wife Laura Perelman, "Ambush" marks a significant but entertaining departure from their best-known works, such as their co-writing work on Marx Brothers films "Monkey Business" and "Horse Feathers."

White side-stapled titled wrappers, dated December 13, 1938, noted as production No. 1198 and copy No. 0038. Title page integral with the front wrapper, as issued. 115 eaves, with last page numbered D-28. Mimeograph duplication, with blue revision pages throughout dated between 10-10-38 and 10-21-38. Very Good plus, lacking rear wrapper.

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Royal Books, Inc. US (US)
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Title
Ambush [I Robbed a Bank] (Original screenplay for the 1939 film)
Author
S.J. Perelman (screenwriter); Kurt Neumann (director); Laura Perelman (screenwriter); Robert Ray (story)
Book Condition
Used
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Publisher
Paramount Pictures
Place of Publication
Hollywood
Date Published
1938
Keywords
Film Scripts | Mystery and Crime | Heist Film | Romance | 1930s Cinema
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Film Scripts; Mystery and Crime; 1930s Cinema; Heist Film;

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