Jules Verne (source) FIVE WEEKS IN A BALLOON Vintage original film script$550.00
[Np]: Cambridge Productions, Inc., 29 January 1962. Quarto, ,133 pp., printed on rose stock. Bradbound in silk screened highly pictorial production company wrappers. Wrappers somewhat worn and abused at
extremities, fine in vg- wrappers.
Denoted the “Final Shooting Script” for this adaptation of Verne’s novel, directed by Irwin Allen, who also cowrote the script with Charles Bennett and Albert
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.