1931 · Beverly Hills, CA
Likely the earliest draft for the story idea that led to the 1935 film, preceding production by nearly 4 years. When earthy Dolly Portland (Harlow) is rejected by Captain Gaskell (Clark Gable) in favor of a socialite, she aids Jamesy McCardle (Wallace Beery), in league with Malay pirates, in his plot to seize Gaskell's ship. In other words, hell hath no fury.
White leatherette binding with gilt titles to the front board and spine. blue studio wrapper, with the MGM white title label, noted as Proposed Treatment on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped copy No. 0818 and production No. 2026, dated Dec. 15, 1931, with credits for novelist Garstin and screenwriters Colton and Lynch. Title page integral with first page of text. 86 leaves, mimeograph duplication, Pages and, wrapper Near Fine. (Inventory #: 133482)