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    ouch of Evil Orson Welles' personal revised final-draft screenplay with several hand notations and revisions. (Universal, 1958) Orson Welles personal vintage original studio bound and bradded 188 multi-color revision page Revised Final Screenplay for the crime thriller Touch of Evil with working title "Badge of Evil" loosely based on the novel by Whit Masterson. Includes a vintage 12-page copy of a shooting schedule and a foldout shot breakdown, preceding the screenplay. There are two versions of the genesis of Touch of Evil and Welles' involvement in it. The first claims that Welles was cast to act in the film but that the star Charlton Heston was interested in being directed by Welles. The second version claims that, to prove his talents, Welles asked to direct the worst script from a heap of potential screenplays on producer Albert Zugsmith's desk. Regardless of which version is true, the resulting film is widely considered some of Welles' finest work. The gold studio cover bears the title "Badge of Evil" struck through in pencil and handwritten above it "Touch of Evil". Also handwritten in pencil surrounding the title is, "Only Copy, Must Return". The script is dated February 5, 1957 and features the Universal-International Pictures text logo. Interior pages exhibit a few pencil hand annotations in an unknown hand, primarily concerning props. Presented in a black cloth and board folder. In vintage very good condition.

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    September, 2015
    29th Tuesday
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