PAINTED VEIL, THE (1934) Shooting script dated Nov 8, 1933


W. Somerset Maugham (source) Salka Viertel, Edith Fitzgerald, John Meehan (screenwriters) Vintage original film script. Culver City: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 8 November 1933. Quarto, 127 leaves, mimeographed, brad bound in mimeographed studio wrappers with paper label. A few short, creased tears at edge of upper wrapper near brads, corner from filing label torn away, otherwise an unusually nice copy, VERY GOOD.

Labeled a “Dialogue Continuity” script (denoted “Complete” and a “Vault Copy” via rubberstamps on upper wrapper), but in fact an actual shooting script of this adaptation of W. Somerset Maugham’s 1925 novel. The 1934 release, directed by Richard Boleslawski, starred Greta Garbo, Jean Hersholt and Herbert Marshall. Although Salka Viertel and Edith Fitzgerald were given collaborative screen credit for the adaptation, this script acknowledges only John Meehan, and the date above is assigned based on the denotation that the script had been okayed by producer Hunt Stomberg on that date.

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