FIVE WEEKS IN A BALLOON (1962) Final Shooting script dated Jan 29, 1962$550.00
Jules Verne (source) Vintage original Final Shooting film script, USA. [Np]: Cambridge Productions, Inc., 29 January 1962. Quarto, ,133 pp., printed on rose stock. Brad bound in silk screened highly pictorial production company wrappers. Wrappers somewhat worn and abused at extremities, FINE in VERY GOOD- wrappers. Denoted the “Final Shooting Script” for this adaptation of Verne’s novel, directed by Irwin Allen, who also co-wrote the script with Charles Bennett and Albert Gail.
Allen had, by this point in his career, developed a reputation as a master of science-fiction. Bennett was a prolific screenwriter, who worked starting in the late 1920’s with Alfred Hitchcock (THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH, BLACKMAIL, THE 39 STEPS, SECRET AGENT and FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT — for which he was nominated by the Academy). This remains one of the most successful treatments of a Verne property by Hollywood.