HOUR BEFORE THE DAWN, THE (1944) Working draft script dated Apr 29-Jun 21, 1943

$500.00

W. Somerset Maugham (source) Vintage original film script. [Los Angeles]: Paramount Pictures, 29 April – 21 June 1943. [125] leaves, numbered in various sequences. Quarto, brad bound, mimeographed, printed on an array of different colored papers marking revisions. Title leaf detached from brads, cast notes in later hand on title leaf, studio “file copy” stamp on title, VERY GOOD.

A very heavily revised working draft of this adaptation to the screen of W. Somerset Maugham’s 1942 wartime espionage thriller. Dated color revisions spanning the period above make up the majority of the text. The 1944 film starred Franchot Tone and Veronica Lake, directed by Frank Tuttle. Lesser Samuels is given co-credit for the adaptation in IMDb, but this draft is identified as solely written by Michael Hogan.

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