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Walter Reisch, Charles Brackett
GIRL IN THE RED VELVET SWING, THE (1955) Final script dated May 13, 1955
Vintage original final film script, USA. Hollywood: Twentieth Century Fox, May 13, 1955. Quarto, printed studio wrappers, 130 pp., brad bound, with various chips and tears to yapped covers, minor discoloration to spine, checkout slip clicked from prelim. Various pages of revisions dated up through 5/26/55, overall NEAR FINE in GOOD+ wrappers. A major mid-Century film, one of the first screen masterpieces of director Fleischer, and of great interest for its portrayal of a working class woman viciously torn between two men: an obsessive and abusive husband (Farley Granger) and a more loving, but ultimately also controlling lover (Ray Milland.) Screenwriter Brackett, already acclaimed for his work on such classics as THE LOST WEEKEND and SUNSET BOULEVARD, presented himself to the world as an upper-class conservative Republican, and a married man with a daughter. Nonetheless, such reliable witnesses as Don Bachardy and Gavin Lambert are quoted as saying that Brackett was living a double life as a closeted gay man (Mann, pp. 204-206). And this becomes yet another aspect of this fascinating film. "In 1906, the Thaw-White murder case rocked America. Because it involved a man of great consequence, another of great wealth, and a girl of extraordinary beauty, it remains unique in the annals of crime." â€" Title card that introduces 20th Century Fox's THE GIRL IN THE RED VELVET SWING (1955) Charles Brackett (1892-1969), producer and co-scripter of THE GIRL IN THE RED VELVET SWING, was an American novelist, screenwriter, and producer, best known for his screenwriting collaborations wit … [Click Below for Full Description]
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