1954 · Hollywood
by Siegel, Don (director); Daniel Ullman (screenwriter); John Derek, Diana Lynn, Kevin McCarthy (starring)
Hollywood: Allied Artists Productions, 1954. Draft script for the 1955 film, here under the working title "The Annapolis Story." With small holograph ink annotations throughout, mostly noting the scene entrances of different characters throughout the script. Two sibling cadets at the Annapolis Naval Academy fall for the same girl, creating a love triangle that can only be resolved by one brother's sacrifice for the other in the Korean War, in the tradition of "Wings" (1927). Director Don Siegel's first film starring Kevin McCarthy, followed by the sci-fi horror classic "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" (1956), which was considered to be a breakthrough picture for both. Set in Annapolis, Maryland. Yellow titled wrappers. Distribution page present, with receipt removed. Title page integral to the distribution page, with credits for screenwriter Dan Ullman, dated January 6, 1954. 121 leaves, with last page of text numbered 120. Mimeographed, rectos only. Pages Very Good plus, wrapper Very Good plus, with dampstaining to the wrappers and the right and lower edges of the leaves, bound with two gold brads.
(Inventory #: 146075)