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Ride Out for Revenge (Collection of eight original photographs from the 1957 film)

by Girard, Bernard (director); Norman Retchin (screenwriter); Rory Calhoun, Gloria Grahame, Lloyd Bridges, Joanne Gilbert (starring)

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1957
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N.p.: Bryna Productions, 1957. Collection of eight vintage studio still photographs from the 1957 film. Marshal Tate (Rory Calhoun) finds himself caught in a conflict between a bigoted town, led by the racist and cowardly Cavalryman Cpt. George (Lloyd Bridges) and Cheyenne out for revenge when one of Cpt. George's men kill Chief Yellow Wolf (Frank… Read more
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Wait Till the Sun Shines, Nellie (Original screenplay for the 1952 film)

by King, Henry (director); Ferdinand Reyher (novel); Allan Scott and Maxwell Shane (screenwriters); Jean Peters, David Wayne, Hugh Marlowe, Albert Dekker (starring)

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Published
1951
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$125.00

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Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1951. Shooting Final Draft script for the 1952 film. Brief annotations in holograph pencil on a few pages. Based on Ferdinand Reyher's 1946 novel, about a barber (Wayne) at the turn of the century, watching his small town grow around him. He tries to shield his wife, Nellie (Peters), from the outside world,… Read more
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The Thunderstorm (Original lobby card for the 1970s re-release of the 1957 film)

by Lee, Bruce (starring); Wui Ng (director); Yu Cao (play); Kang Cheng (screenwriter); Pak Yin, Dun Lo, Ying Cheung (starring)

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Published
1973
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$75.00

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Hong Kong: Huaqiao Film, 1973. Vintage lobby card for the circa 1970s re-release of the 1957 film, after star Bruce Lee's rise to prominence in Hong Kong cinema. Based on the 1934 play "Thunderstorm" by Cao Yu, about the psychological damage a wealthy and corrupt businessman inflicts on his family. A landmark of Chinese theatre and a… Read more
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Good Morning (Original screenplay for the 1959 film)

by Ozu, Yasujiro (director, screenwriter); Kogo Noda (screenwriter); Keiji Sada, Yoshiko Kuga, Chishu Ryu, Kuniko Miyake (starring)

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Published
1959
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$4,000.00

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Tokyo: Shochiku, 1959. Draft script for the 1959 Japanese film. Text and titles in Japanese. With holograph pencil annotations throughout, ostensibly noting the placement of a certain character's lines. Angered by their parents' refusal to buy them a television set, two young brothers decide to go on a silence strike against all adults, leading to a number of… Read more
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Odd Obsession [Kagi, The Key] (Original screenplay for the 1959 film)

by Ichikawa, Kon (director); Natto Wada (screenwriter); Shohei Ooka (novel); Yoshio Inaba (starring)

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Published
1959
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$2,750.00

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Kanagawa, Japan: Daiei Studios, 1959. Draft script for the 1959 Japanese film. Based on the 1956 novel by Tanizaki Jun'ichir , "Kagi" (or "The Key"). Winner of the 1960 Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival. Shot on location in Japan. All titles and text in Japanese. White titled wrappers, with black and gold titles and… Read more
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Paradise Alley [Stars in the Backyard] (Original screenplay for the 1958 film)

by Haas, Hugo (director, screenwriter, starring); Carol Morris, Marie Windsor, Don Sullivan (starring)

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Published
1957
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$450.00

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N.p.: Hugo Haas Productions, 1957. Draft script for the 1958 film, here under the original release title "Stars in the Backyard." The title would be changed to "Paradise Alley" in 1961, before a limited release in 1962. Includes extensive 10 day shooting schedule over 16 pages, as well as 2 Set Construction Estimates bookending a two page "Rough Set… Read more
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The Lovers [Les Amants] (Original screenplay for the 1958 film)

by Malle, Louis (director); Dominique Vivant (novel); Louise de Vilmorin (screenwriter); Jeanne Moreau, Alain Cuny, Jean-Marc Bory (starring)

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Published
1958
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$1,750.00

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Paris: Nouvelles Editions de Films, 1958. French language draft script for the 1958 film. Based on the 1777 erotic novel "Point de Lendemain" by Dominique Vivant, released in the US as "The Lovers." Louis Malle's second film, about a wealthy woman who becomes bored with both her emotionally distant husband and her lover, and… Read more
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A Nice Little Bank that Should be Robbed (Original screenplay for the 1958 film)

by Levin, Henry (director); Sydney Boehm (screenwriter); Tom Ewell, Mickey Rooney, Mickey Shaughnessy (starring)

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Published
1957
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$375.00

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Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1957. First Draft script for the 1958 film with single "?" notation in holograph pencil. Good-guy Max (Tom Ewell) and mooch Gus (Mickey Rooney) are horse-race loving pals whose lives are going nowhere. Desperate, they turn to bank robbery and actually pull it off. Using the money to buy a race horse, their… Read more
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Floating Weeds (Original screenplay for the 1959 film)

by Ozu, Yasujiro (director, screenwriter); Kogo Noda (screenwriter); Ganjiro Nakamura, Machiko Kyo, Ayako Wakao, Hiroshi Kawaguchi (starring)

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Published
1959
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$1,500.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1959. Vintage screenplay for the 1959 film. Text in Japanese. A remake of the 1934 silent film "A Story of Floating Weeds", also directed by Yasujiro Ozu. The leader of a traveling theatre troupe goes to visit his former mistress and their son, who is unaware that the man is his father. Meanwhile, the man's current… Read more
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A Stranger in My Arms (Original post-production script for the 1959 film)

by Kautner, Helmut (director); Peter Berneis (screenwriter); Robert Wilder (novel); June Allyson, Jeff Chandler, Sandra Dee (starring)

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Published
1958
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$75.00

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Universal City: Universal International Pictures, 1958. Post-production Continuity and Dialogue script for the 1959 film. Based on the 1951 novel "And Ride a Tiger." After his jet crashes during the Korean War, an Air Force pilot suffering post-traumatic stress flashbacks meets the family of his navigator, who was killed in the crash, and finds himself falling for his… Read more
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Three Guys Named Mike (Original screenplay for the 1951 film)

by Walters, Charles (director); Sidney Sheldon (screenwriter); Jane Wyman, Van Johnson, Howard Keel, Barry Sullivan (starring)

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Published
1950
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$275.00

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Culver City, CA: MGM, 1950. Composite script for the 1951 film. With a single holograph pencil notation to the front wrapper. An airline stewardess becomes romantically involved with three different men, all of whom are named Mike, and must decide which one she truly loves. Blue titled wrappers, noted as TEMPORARY COMPLETE and COMPOSITE SCRIPT on the… Read more
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Target Unknown [Prisoner of War] (Original screenplay for the 1951 film)

by Sherman, George (director); Harold Medford (screenwriter); Mark Stevens, Alex Nicol, Robert Douglas (starring)

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Published
1950
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Universal City: Universal International Pictures, 1950. Final Shooting script for the 1951 film, here under the working title "Prisoner of War." With detailed, extensive holograph ink and pencil annotations throughout the script. Likely copy belonging to Harold Medford with many annotations ending in "HM" throuhgout Disoriented and exhausted from multiple missions over occupied France, an American bomber squadron… Read more
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My Son John [My Son, John] (Original screenplay for the 1952 film)

by McCarey, Leo (director, screenwriter); John Lee Mahin (screenwriter); Helen Hayes, Van Heflin, Dean Jagger (starring)

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Published
1951
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$450.00

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Los Angeles: Paramount Pictures, 1951. Draft script for the 1952 film. A Red Scare narrative wherein two all-American parents unsuccessfully attempt to lure their brainy son John away from the call of Communism. Actor Robert Walker unexpectedly died before production for the film ended, leading director Leo McCarey to heavily revise the script and edit in footage… Read more
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Across the Wide Missouri (Original screenplay for the 1951 film)

by Wellman, William A. (director); Bernard DeVoto (novel): Frank Cavett (story); Talbot Jennings (screenwriter); Clark Gable, John Hodiak, Ricardo Montablan, James Whitmore (starring)

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Published
1950
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Culver City, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1950. Draft script for the 1951 film. "ART PROPS PERMANENT FILE COPY" stamp on lower center of wrapper with "COMPLETE" on lower left and "Rerun" and "JUL 10 1950" stamps on lower right. Annotations in holograph ink on Summary page, "Attention Disney office" and listing scenes. Annotations on 4 pages in holograph ink of… Read more
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Yaqui Drums (Original screenplay for the 1956 film)

by Yarbrough, Jean (director); Paul Leslie Peil (story); D.D. Beauchamp, Jo Pagano (screenwriters); Rod Cameron, Mary Castle, J. Carrol Naish (starring)

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Published
1956
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Hollywood: William F. Boidy Pictures, 1956. Final Draft script for the 1956 film. Laid in are 7 pages of revisions on pink paper from 4/3/56. Mexican bandit Yacqi Jack (J. Carrol Naish) teams up with ranch owner Webb Dunham (Rod Cameron) to oppose the crooked land grabbing saloon keeper Matt Quigg (Roy Roberts). Red titled wrappers,… Read more
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The Last Hunt (Original screenplay for the 1956 film)

by Brooks, Richard (director, screenwriter); Milton Lott (novel); Robert Taylor, Stewart Granger, Debra Paget (starring)

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Published
1955
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Culver City, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1955. Shooting Script for the 1956 film. Stamped "COMPLETE" on front wrapper, page A1 contains several reviews for Milton Lott's novel. Based on Milton Lott's 1954 novel, two buffalo hunters Sandy McKenzie (Stewart Granger) and Charles Gilson (Robert Taylor) fall into conflict after one takes an Native American woman (Debra Paget) and child… Read more
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Night People (Original screenplay for the 1954 film)

by Johnson, Nunnally (director, screenwriter); Gregory Peck, Broderick Crawford, Anita Bjork, Rita Gam (starring)

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Published
1953
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Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1953. Final Draft script for the 1954 film. Copy belonging to unknown crew member, with extensive holograph revisions in pencil and ink throughout, and a laid-in interoffice note addressed to Twentieth Century-Fox co-founder and studio executive Darryl Zanuck. A CIA officer stationed in West Berlin during the Cold War must rescue the wealthy son… Read more
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This Is Russia (Original post-production screenplay for the 1957 documentary)

by Feder, Sid (director, screenwriter); Carey Wilson (starring)

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Published
1957
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Universal City: Universal-International, 1957. Continuity & Dialogue script for the 1957 documentary. An hour-long documentary exploring Soviet Russia, giving curious Westerners a glimpse of life behind the Iron Curtain. Narrator Carey Wilson's final film. Set and shot on location in Russia. White titled self wrappers, noted as CONTINUITY & DIALOGUE on the front wrapper, noted… Read more
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Tangier Incident (Original screenplay for the 1953 film)

by Landers, Lew (director); George Bricker (screenwriter); George Brent, Mari Aldon, Dorothy Patrick (starring)

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Published
1953
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$300.00

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Hollywood: Allied Artists, 1953. Draft script for the 1953 film. With a single holograph pencil notation reading "1952" to the top left corner of the front wrapper. In Tangier, an American spy posing as a black marketeer is on a mission to stop three atomic scientists who plan to pool their government secrets and make a profitable deal… Read more
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The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Collection of five original photographs from the 1956 film)

by Delannoy, Jean (director); Victor Hugo (novel); Jean Aurenche, Jacques Prevert (screenwriters); Gina Lollobrigida, Anthony Quinn, Jean Danet (starring)

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Published
1956
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$150.00

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N.p.: Paris Film Productions, 1956. Collection of five vintage studio still photographs from the 1956 film. Three photos shown, please inquire to see others. The seventh film adaptation of Victor Hugo's 1831 novel, Jean Delannoy's "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" was the first made in color and one of the few adaptations to retain Victor Hugo's original… Read more
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