Cline, Edward (director)

Published by Universal, 1941
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Vintage original 14 x 11" (35 x 28 cm.) lobby card, USA. W. C. Fields, Gloria Jean, Leon Errol, Margaret Dumont, Franklin Pangborn, dir: Edward F. Cline; Universal. In the producer's office at Esoteric Studios are The Great Man (W. C. Fields) who is attempting to sell his story for a new film, the producer (Franklin Pangborn), his wife (Mona Barrie) and cleaning lady (Minvera Urecal). No one is impressed by his script in this satire on the movie industry. What happens in the film is that his crazy, disjointed script is played-out, ending with a Keystone Kops-type chase, as there was no other way to end it! Unfortunately, this would prove to be the end of the brilliant W. C. Fields' film career (he would guest in a few features after). Fields wrote the original story for this film under the name Otis Criblecoblis. There is a minor crease to each of the four corners, a pin hole to the top right corner, one at bottom right corner and one at bottom center in blank white margin. There is also a staple hole to the blank white right margin. Superb color, looks like it was just printed. FINE. Bookseller Inventory #

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Publisher: Universal
Publication Date: 1941
Binding: No Binding
Book Condition: Fine

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Fields, W.C.] Edward Cline (director); John T. Neville, Prescott Chaplin (screenwriters); Fred Cribblecobbis [W.C. Fields] (original story); W.C. Fields, Margaret Dumont (starring)
Published by Universal Pictures, Universal City, CA (1941)
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Royal Books, Inc., ABAA
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Book Description Universal Pictures, Universal City, CA, 1941. Draft script for the 1941 film, here under the working title %The Great Man,% with holograph annotations on nearly every page. W.C. Fields' last starring film before his death in 1946. Told as a "real life" film starring Fields as himself, "Never Give a Sucker an Even Break" is an off-beat and slightly bizarre spoof on the Hollywood and filmmaking industry of Fields' time. The film doesn't quite follow a storyline, and is instead intentionally riddled with inconsistencies, forgotten characters, and wacky plot holes.Light blue titled wrappers. Title page integral with the first page of text, with credits for screenwriters John T. Neville, Prescott Chaplin, and Fred Cribblecobbis (W.C. Fields pseudonym). 156 leaves, with last leaf of text numbered 156. Typescript on onionskin stock. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Near Fine bound internally with two gold brads. Bookseller Inventory # 137464

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