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[The] Dark Corner (Original screenplay for the 1946 film, presentation copy belonging to William Bendix)

by Lucille Ball, Clifton Webb, William Bendix (starring); Henry Hathaway (director); Leo Rosten (story); Jay Dratler, Bernard C. Schoenfeld (screenwriters)

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Published
1945
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$2,500.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1945. Shooting Final Draft script for the 1946 film, in maroon leather presentation binding belonging to William Bendix, with his name in gilt on front board, and title in gilt on spine. William Bendix was an American stage, film, radio, and television actor whose New York accent and burly physique helped make him one of the most… Read more
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Two Years Before the Mast (Original screenplay for the 1946 film, presentation copy belonging to William Bendix)

by Alan Ladd, Brian Donlevy, William Bendix (starring); John Farrow (director); Richard Henry Dana Jr. (book); Seton I. Miller, George Bruce (screenwriters)

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Published
1944
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$400.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1944. Draft script for the 1946 film, in maroon leather presentation binding belonging to William Bendix, with his name in gilt on front board, and title in gilt on spine. William Bendix was an American stage, film, radio, and television actor whose New York accent and burly physique helped make him one of the most popular character actors… Read more
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Variety Girl (Original screenplay for the 1947 film, presentation copy belonging to William Bendix)

by George Marshall (director); Monte Brice, Edmund Hartmann, Frank Tashlin, Robert L. Welch (screenwriters); Mary Hatcher, Olga San Juan, DeForest Kelley (starring)

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Published
1946
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$650.00

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Los Angeles: Paramount Pictures, 1946. Draft script for the 1947 film, in maroon leather presentation binding belonging to William Bendix, with his name in gilt on front board, and title in gilt on spine. Bound in, preceding title page, is a half page title page with annotations in holograph pencil of Bendix's name and scenes. William Bendix was an American… Read more
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$650.00
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Greenwich Village (Original screenplay for the 1944 film, presentation copy belonging to William Bendix)

by Carmen Miranda, Don Ameche, William Bendix (starring); Walter Lang (director); Earl Baldwin, Walter Bullock (screenwriters)

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Published
1943
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$750.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1943. Shooting Final Draft script for the 1946 film, in maroon leather presentation binding belonging to William Bendix, with his name in gilt on front board, and title in gilt on spine. Bound in, preceding title page, is a note in holograph ink, not in Bendix's hand, on the verso of a 1945 desk calendar page, "Bendix… Read more
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$750.00
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Night Chase [The Man in the Back Seat] (Original screenplay for the 1970 television film)

by Jack Starrett (director); Collier Young (story); Marvin A. Gluck (screenwriter); David Janssen, Yaphet Kotto, Victoria Vetri (starring)

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Published
1970
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$450.00

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North Hollywood: Cinema Center Films, 1970. Draft script for the 1970 television film which aired on CBS on November 20, 1970, here under the working title "The Man in the Back Seat," with annotation on top right margin in holograph green marker of "Pt. of Fisherman." This makes reference to the film's two "fisherman" roles, played by Richard Romanus… Read more
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$450.00
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Don Juan Quilligan [Two Faced Quilligan] (Original screenplay for the 1945 film, presentation copy belonging to William Bendix)

by William Bendix, Joan Blondell, Phil Silvers (starring); Frank Tuttle (director); Herbert Clyde Lewis (story); Arthur Kober, Frank Gabrielson (screenwriters)

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Published
1944
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$400.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1944. Shooting Final Draft script for the 1945 film, here under the working title "Two Faced Quilligan," in maroon leather presentation binding belonging to William Bendix, with his name in gilt on front board, and title in gilt on spine. William Bendix was an American stage, film, radio, and television actor whose New York accent and burly physique… Read more
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Le Boucher (Original screenplay for the 1970 French film)

by Claude Chabrol (director, screenwriter); Stephane Audran, Jean Yanne (starring)

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Published
1969
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$2,500.00

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Paris: Les Films la Boetie, 1969. Draft script for the 1970 French film (text in French), belonging to assistant sound engineer Gerard Dacquay, with name in holograph marker on top right margin of front wrapper, and name and address stamped on top right of title page. At a wedding celebration, long-single schoolteacher Helene (Stephane Audran) meets Popaul (Yanne), a local… Read more
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$2,500.00
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The Old Maid [La vieille fille] (Original screenplay for the 1972 French film)

by Annie Girardot, Philippe Noiret, Marthe Keller (starring); Jean-Pierre Blanc (director, screenwriter)

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Published
1971
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$1,250.00

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Paris: Lira Films, 1971. Draft script for the 1972 French film (text in French), belonging to uncredited sound engineer Gerard Dacquay, with name in holograph marker on bottom right margin of front wrapper, and name and address stamped on top right of title page. Copy number "17" in holograph ink on front wrapper. A few minor holograph annotations in… Read more
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$1,250.00
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Ten Days Wonder [La decade prodigieuse] (Original screenplay for the 1971 French film)

by Claude Chabrol (director); Frederic Dannay and Manfred Lee [as Ellery Queen] (novel); Paul Gegauff, Eugene Archer, Paul Gardner (screenwriters); Anthony Perkins, Michel Piccoli, Marlene Jobert, Orson Welles (starring)

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Published
1971
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$1,350.00

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Paris: Les Films la Boetie, 1971. Draft script for the 1971 French film noir, belonging to Assistant Sound Engineer Gerard Dacquay. Annotations on title page of Dacquay's name in holograph red marker and four lead actors with characters' names in holograph black marker. Text in French. Based on the 1948 novel by Ellery Queen (Frederic Dannay and Manfred Lee). The… Read more
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This Man Must Die [Que la bete meure] (Original screenplay for the 1969 French film noir)

by Claude Chabrol (director, screenwriter); Cecil Day-Lewis (novel); Michel Duchaussoy, Caroline Cellier, Jean Yanne (starring)

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Published
1969
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$1,750.00

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Paris: Les Films de la Boetie, 1969. Draft script for the 1969 French film noir. Text in French. Single annotation in holograph ink in script correcting a page number. Based on the 1938 novel "The Beast Must Die," by Cecil Day-Lewis under the pseudonym Nicholas Blake. Seeking lethal vengeance for the hit-and-run which killed his young son, Charles Thenier (Michel… Read more
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$1,750.00
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Death is the Enemy [The Classmates] (Original screenplay for an unproduced film)

by Roland S. Jefferson (screenwriter)

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Published
1977
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$350.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1977. Draft script for an unproduced film. A class of predominantly Black students at Howard University College of Medicine share a variety of humorous, sentimental, and unusual experiences in their time at the school. Jefferson previously worked as a screenwriter for "Disco 9000" (1977) and "Death Drug" (1978). Set in Washington DC. Brown titled wrappers. Title page… Read more
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$350.00
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The Moped Mob (Original screenplay for an unproduced film)

by E.L. "Tony" Duke (screenwriter)

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Published
1980
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$75.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1980. Draft script for an unproduced film. After his sister is lured into snorting a fatal dose of heroin by a dastardly biker gang, a teenage boy and his group of friends vow to take their revenge and stop the bikers, forming their own "moped mob." Black untitled wrappers. Title page present, undated, with credits for screenwriter… Read more
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$75.00
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The School on 103rd. Street (Original screenplay for an unproduced film)

by Roland S. Jefferson (novel, screenwriter)

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Published
1990
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$325.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1990. Draft script for an unproduced film, with holograph ink annotations throughout highlighting location shooting, stock footage, props, and other production details, and a color key on the verso of the front wrapper. Based on screenwriter Roland S. Jefferson's 1997 novel, about a psychiatrist who begins to uncover a shady government plot to cover up a string… Read more
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$325.00
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The Solid Gold Corpse (Original screenplay for an unproduced film)

by Charles Eric Johnson (screenwriter)

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Published
1970
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$375.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1970. Draft script for an unproduced film. A beloved rock star named Wednesday's Child battles with his record label for control over the rights to his music. African-American screenwriter Charles Eric Johnson was known for his work for television and film throughout the 1970s and 1980s, including "Beyond Atlantis" (1973), "That Man Bolt" (1973), "Slaughter's Big Rip-Off"… Read more
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$375.00
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The Hand (Original screenplay for the 1981 film)

by Oliver Stone (director, screenwriter); Marc Brandel (novel); Michael Caine, Andrea Marcovicci (starring)

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Published
1979
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$475.00

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Beverly Hills, CA: Orion Pictures, 1979. Third Draft script for the 1981 film. Based on the 1979 novel by Marc Brandel. A comic book illustrator is haunted by a series of strange and unexplainable occurrences after losing his hand in a violent car accident. Oliver Stone's second directorial effort, following "Seizure" (1974), and his first film for a major… Read more
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$475.00
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The Legend of Stacker Lee aka Stagolee and Billy (Vintage script for an unproduced musical play)

by Paul E. Harris (screenwriter)

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Published
1970
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$385.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1970. Draft script for an unproduced musical play. The story of Stagger Lee, also known as "Stacker Lee" and "Stagolee," an American criminal and subject of African American folk songs throughout the late 19th and 20th centuries. African-American actor and screenwriter Paul E. Harris was best known for his work as a television, film, and stage actor,… Read more
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$385.00
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Evita (Original screenplay for the 1996 film)

by Alan Parker (director, screenwriter); Oliver Stone (screenwriter); Tim Rice, Andrew Lloyd Webber (play); Madonna, Antonio Banderas, Jonathan Pryce (starring)

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Published
1996
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$275.00

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Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers, 1996. Draft script for the 1996 film. Based on the 1978 musical stage production by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, which was in turn based on Rice and Webber's 1976 concept album, following the brief life of Argentinean first lady Eva Peron from her impoverished illegitimate beginnings to her later idolatry. The film went… Read more
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$275.00
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Von Ryan's Express (Original Screenplay for the 1965 film)

by Frank Sinatra, Trevor Howard, Brad Dexter, James Brolin (starring); Mark Robson (director); David Westheimer (novel); Wendell Mayes, Joseph Landon (screenwriters)

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Published
1964
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$275.00

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Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1964. Shooting Final script for the 1965 film. Based on the 1964 novel by David Westheimer. Based on David Westheimer's 1964 novel, about an American POW (Sinatra) who leads a group of British prisoners to escape from the Germans in World War II. Nominated for an Academy Award. Tan titled wrappers, noted as Shooting Final… Read more
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Wake Island (Original screenplay for the 1942 film, with alternate ending and annotations)

by John Farrow (director); W.R. Burnett, Frank Butler (screenwriters); Brian Donlevy, Robert Preston, William Bendix (starring)

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Published
1942
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$750.00

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Los Angeles: Paramount Pictures, 1942. Draft script for the 1942 film, with annotations in holograph pencil on three pages regarding action and character. Final 25 pages bound separately, likely due to reports that multiple endings had been considered and filmed, due to the uncertain course of the war. Laid in following script are four blue revision pages. Housed in… Read more
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The Formula (Original screenplay for the 1980 film)

by George C. Scott Marlon Brando (starring); John G. Avildsen (director); Steve Shagan (screenwriter)

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Published
1979
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$175.00

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Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1979. Final Draft script for the 1980 film. Based on screenwriter Shagan's 1979 novel. Barney Caine (Scott) of the LAPD uncovers a formula for synthetic gasoline devised by the Nazis in WWII. A greedy and ruthless oil magnate, Adam Steiffel (Brando) and his company hear of the formula, and stop at nothing to destroy… Read more
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$175.00