Original Screenplay/ Script “The Mocking Bird” -- for the Tod Browning / Lon Chaney film “Blackbird” MGM, 1925

By: Tod Browning / Waldemar Young

Price: $1,500.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Good


Apparent final draft; Metro Golden Mayer -- October 10, 1925 Story by Tod Browning / Scenario by Waldemar Young Pale yellow covers, paper label with MGM logo; stamped “file copy” /with typed notation “The Mocking Bird” / “complete OK script by Waldemar Young”. Copy no. 1537 stamped at upper right; copy no. 4 on the label. Two-hole punch, brass brads. Approximately 119 spirit-duplicated pages -- purple ink on glossy white paper. Penciled name “Sullivan” at top right. Also a penciled notation, added later, that the film was released under the title Blackbird. Inked and penciled notations throughout. They appear to indicate the numbering for title cards and occasional continuity notes, such as whether a scene was retaken, not shot [see p. 8] “Scene 44: Take 1 dissolve gummed up; no forcing” [p. 14]; scene 66: “6 takes” [p. 21] Condition: Covers poor; heavily chipped with several very large open and closed tears, partially detached; 1/3 of spine paper missing. Interior pages are very good with occasional edgewear, page 1 partially detached. The Blackbird is a master criminal who stages daring robberies in London's Limehouse district, and between crimes disguises himself as The Bishop, a kindly, crippled keeper of a rescue mission. He and another thief, West End Bertie, fall in love with the same woman, a French nightclub performer named Fifi. Each tries to outdo the other to win her heart.

Title: Original Screenplay/ Script “The Mocking Bird” -- for the Tod Browning / Lon Chaney film “Blackbird” MGM, 1925

Author Name: Tod Browning / Waldemar Young

Categories: Scripts / Screenplays [Film & Play], Film, Movies, Television, Theater,

Edition: Final Draft

Publisher: Metro Golden Mayer : 1925

Book Condition: Good

Jacket Condition: Poor

Item: 2.00 lbs

Seller ID: k200110e