Leslie Charteris LADY ON A TRAIN Original screenplay for the 1945 film #129114
Lady on a Train (Original screenplay for the 1945 film). Author: Leslie Charteris (novel); Charles David (director); Edmund Beloin, Robert O'Brien (screenwriters); Deanna Durbin, Ralph Bellamy, Dan Duryea (starring) Title: Lady on a Train (Original screenplay for the 1945 film) Publication: Universal City, CA: Universal Pictures, 1944. Description: Revised Draft script for the 1945 film. Carbon typescript, with brief annotations throughout in holograph pencil. Noted as "Cockle Script" on the front wrapper. Leslie Charteris wrote the original screen story (but not the screenplay) for this film, and subsequently published the story as a novel in conjunction with the film's release. A light mystery with a terrific Woolrich-esque plot wherein a young girl (Deanna Durbin) sees a man being murdered from her train car window. Known for her addiction to mystery novels, she is not taken seriously by the police, and begins her own investigation. Gray titled wrappers, undated, with credits for screenwriters Beloin and O'Brien. 200 leaves, with last page of text numbered 131. Carbon typescript on onionskin stock, with revision pages throughout, dated variously between 10/17/44 and 2/22/45.
Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good, now encapsulated in mylar, bound with three gold brads. Subject: 1940s Cinema, Academy Awards, Comedy, Film Noir, Film Scripts, Films with Literary Sources, Mystery and Crime, Romance. Royal Books is located in the midtown area of Baltimore, Maryland. Since 1996, we have specialized in rare books and paper relating to twentieth century literature, genre fiction, the arts, and popular culture, with a particular emphasis on cinema. All books noted as First Editions are also First Printings unless indicated otherwise.
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