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Earth vs. the Spider [The Spider] (Original screenplay for the 1958 film)

Earth vs. the Spider [The Spider] (Original screenplay for the 1958 film)

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Earth vs. the Spider [The Spider] (Original screenplay for the 1958 film)

by Bert I. Gordon (director, screenwriter); Laszlo Gorog, George Worthing Yates (screenwriters); Ed Kemmer, June Kenney (starring)

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Los Angeles: American-International Pictures, 1958. Draft script for the 1958 film, here under the working title "The Spider." SIGNED by director Bert I. Gordon. With manuscript pencil annotations throughout. Fodder for for an episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000 (Season 4, Episode 13, Sept 14, 1991), where Gordon was resurrected as a master of bad taste.

Small-town teenagers and their high school science teacher fight a gigantic mutant spider. The last of the "giant creature" films directed by Gordon from the 1950s. In an attempt to ride on the success of "The Fly," which debuted a few months earlier in 1958, the film's working title "The Spider" replaced "Earth vs. the Spider" on most of its promotional materials. The screen title, however, was never officially changed.

Yellow titled wrappers, rubber-stamped copy No. 48. Title page integral to the distribution page, with receipt intact, dated April 29, 1958, with credits for screenwriters Laszlo Gorog and George Worthing Yates, and story credit to Bert I. Gordon. 122 leaves, with last page of text numbered 112. Mimeograph duplication, rectos only, with blue revision pages throughout, dated 5/9/58. Pages Very Good plus, wrapper Very Good plus, with some edgewear and faint tidemarks on the front wrapper, bound with two gold brads.

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Title
Earth vs. the Spider [The Spider] (Original screenplay for the 1958 film)
Author
Bert I. Gordon (director, screenwriter); Laszlo Gorog, George Worthing Yates (screenwriters); Ed Kemmer, June Kenney (starring)
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American-International Pictures
Place of Publication
Los Angeles
Date Published
1958
Keywords
Film Scripts | Science Fiction | Horror | Monsters | 1950s Cinema | Exploitation
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