1947 · Universal City
by Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger (directors, screenwriters); Rumer Godden (novel); Deborah Kerr, Kathleen Byron, David Farrar (starring)
Universal City: Universal Pictures, 1947. American Post-production Continuity and Dialogue script for the 1947 film. With holograph ink annotations throughout. US mimeograph duplication of the British post-production script (so noted on the title page), with the annotations mostly having to do with deleted scenes. An interesting document showing direct evidence of the edits made for American distribution of the film upon its release. Based on the 1939 novel. A group of Anglican nuns travel to a remote village in the Himalayas to establish a convent-a journey that heightens emotional tensions and spiritual unrest among the sisters and locals alike. A visually stunning Technicolor melodrama, and one of the Powell-Pressburger partnership's finest films. Nominated for two Academy Awards. White titled self wrappers, noted as CONTINUITY & DIALOGUE on the front wrapper, listed as production No. 5106, dated JUNE 24, 1946, with credits for actors Deborah Kerr, Sabu, David Farrar, Flora Robson, Esmond Knight, Jean Simmons, and Kathleen Byron. Title page integral to the front wrapper. 117 leaves, with last page of text numbered REEL TWELVE PAGE 7. Mimeograph duplication, rectos only. Pages Very Good plus, wrapper Very Good plus, with some tearing at the brads and fading on the rear wrapper verso, bound with two gold brads. Criterion Collection 93. Spicer UK.
(Inventory #: 145985)