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[An archive of scripts for an unproduced film version of:] TESS OF THE D'URBERVILLES by  and Clemence Dane (i.e. Winifred Ashton) [screenwriters]  Allan - 1948 - from William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB and Biblio.com

[An archive of scripts for an unproduced film version of:] TESS OF THE D'URBERVILLES

by [ Hardy, Thomas (source work)]: Scott, Allan, and Clemence Dane (i.e. Winifred Ashton) [screenwriters]

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[Culver City]: Vanguard Films, Inc. / The Selznick Studio, 1948. Six volumes. Quarto. Mimeographed and mechanically reproduced typescripts, printed on rectos only. Bradbound in wrappers (stencil-printed, printed, and unprinted). Other than noted below, very good. An interesting lot of development scripts undertaken for a film version of Hardy's novel which never came to fruition, made up of the following: a) Gow, Ronald, " Tess of the D'Urbervilles A Play ... Based on Thomas Hardy's Novel," an undated playscript in term binder (overlap edges chipped), foliated in act/scene format; b) A "First Treatment" by Allan Scott, [1],96 leaves, 14 Feb. 1946 (rerun 16 April 1946); c) A "Complete Script" of Scott's full screenplay, [1],244 leaves, 12 July 1946 (somewhat worn, upper wrapper and first leaf detached from brads); d) another "Complete Script" draft as above, re- run 12 January 1947; e) an undated but revised draft of Scott's screenplay, [1],253 leaves, in canary yellow printed Selznick Studio wrappers; and f) a different screenplay, credited to Clemence Dane, undated, [1],216 leaves. Gow's play was quite successfully produced in 1946, but seems not to have been published at the time. Selznick's writers may have consulted it in the process of their adaptations. Had it come to fruition, this would have been the third film version of TESS, after the now lost silent versions of 1913 and 1924. As it turned out, a third version would need to wait until the award-winning 1979/80 Polanski version, TESS.


  • Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: WRCLIT67878
  • Title: [An archive of scripts for an unproduced film version of:] TESS OF THE D'URBERVILLES
  • Author: [ Hardy, Thomas (source work)]: Scott, Allan, and Clemence Dane (i.e. Winifred Ashton) [screenwriters]
  • Book condition: Used
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Publisher: Vanguard Films, Inc. / The Selznick Studio
  • Place: [Culver City]
  • Date published: 1948
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