Title: A Guy Named Joe. An original screenplay and ...
Publisher: MGM Studios, Culver City, California
Publication Date: 1942
Binding: Soft cover
Book Condition: Very Good
A Guy Named Joe was a World War II fighter pilot movie starring Irene Dunn, Spencer Tracy and Van Johnson. It was one of the most popular movies of 1943 and earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Writing. The screenplay has light blue studio wraps, stamped TEMPORARY, COMPLETE, RERUN (followed by a date of Oct 12 1942) as well as SAVE FILM! SAVE YOUR JOB! From: Dalton Trumbo 8/29/42 is mimeographed on the right. Dalton Trumbo was an Oscar-winning scriptwriter, one of the most talented, the most famous of the Hollywood10 who were blacklisted for Communist sympathies. Among his many screenplays were Exodus, Spartacus and Roman Holiday. The script contains 166 mimeographed sheets bound by 2 brads. The standard MGM label is stamped No. 65. However, this version ends with Dorinda's crash and with Dorinda and Pete going off into the mist together. This version was not approved. In the film, Dorinda lives and goes back to marry Ted, and Pete goes off alone--the final approved version. The 1st companion piece is a scenario by Dalton Trumbo in blue studio wraps stamped COMPLETE and dated 5/18/42. The MGM standard label is stamped 11. It contains 93 pages mimeographed on both sides and has the same ending as the script. This scenario is titled Three Guys Named Joe which was the original working title. The 2nd companion piece, also entitled Three Guys Named Joe, is a scenario by Chandler Sprague and David Boehm who are credited with the story although this scenario is nothing like Trumbo's story. It is stapled in blue studio wraps, dated March 13, 1942 and the MGM label is stamped No. 14. It contains 28 pages mimeographed on both sides. The word "original" is hand written and underlined on the cover. All 3 pieces are in very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 000508
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