Land des Verkäufers
Verlag: N.p., N.p., 1945
Anbieter: Royal Books, Inc., ABAA, Baltimore, MD, USA
Manuskript / Papierantiquität
Revised Draft script for the 1945 film, here under the working title "The Fugitive." With a single manuscript ink annotation on the front wrapper reading "92." All leaves watermarked CONTRACT FILE COPY. The twelfth entry in the fourteen film Sherlock Holmes series featuring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce, loosely based on Arthur Conan Doyle's 1911 short story "The Adventure of the Red Circle." The prime minister of the fictitious eastern European country Rovinia begs Holmes and Watson to escort Prince Nikolas back home, as the king has been assassinated and the prince must ascend to the throne. The transatlantic voyage proves to be a dangerous journey, and every passenger becomes a suspect, though Holmes carries more than a few tricks and surprises up his cape. Set in Algiers. Tan titled wrappers, rubber-stamped production No. 7309, dated May 20, 1945. 93 leaves, with last page of text numbered 92. Carbon typescript on onionskin stock, rectos only. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus, with three closed tears on the front wrapper and light edgewear overall, bound with three gold brads.
Verlag: Universal Pictures], [Los Angeles, 1945
Anbieter: William Reese Company - Literature, ABAA, New Haven, CT, USA
,109 leaves. Quarto. Mimeographed typescript, printed on rectos only of salmon stock. Bradbound. Title leaf pulled a bit at brads, script number stamped on title leaf, with manuscript number and pencil ownership signature, otherwise very good. An unspecified, but interim revised pre- production draft of this adaptation of the Holmes/Watson characters to the screen. The earliest draft of this script we have handled was dated 25 April, and the latest included revises dated 4 August. The film, directed by Roy William Neill, starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce, involves their protection of the heir of Rovenia after the King of that nation was assassinated. Although well over one hundred and fifty adaptations of Sherlock Holmes to the screen are known, beginning with SHERLOCK HOLMES BAFFLED (1903), the Rathbone-Bruce portrayals have become almost canonical, beginning with THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES (March 1939), and concluding with the twelfth in sequence, DRESSED TO KILL (1946), for which Lee also served as screenwriter. DE WAAL 5157.