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1a167 PSYCHO revised draft script November 10, 1959, screenplay by Joseph Stefano!

Date Sold 7/9/2013
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An Original Vintage Movie Script (measures 8 1/2" x 11" [22 x 28 cm], 133 pages) (Learn More)

Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho, the classic 1960 Alfred Hitchcock (nominated for the Best Director Academy Award for this film) psychotic killer horror thriller ("The master of suspense moves his cameras into the icy blackness of the unexplored!"; "A new - and altogether different - screen excitement!!!"; "The master suspense-showman creates something new - and altogether different - in screen excitement!!!"; "Alfred Hitchcock's new and altogether different screen excitement!"; "The screen's master of suspense moves his cameras into the icy blackness of the unexplored..."; based on the novel by Robert Bloch; "Screenplay by Joseph Stefano") starring Anthony Perkins (as Norman Bates), Vera Miles (as Lila Crane), John Gavin (as Sam Loomis), Martin Balsam (as Detective Arbogast), John McIntire (as Sheriff Chambers), Janet Leigh (nominated for the Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for this film; "as Marion Crane"), Mort Mills (as the Highway Patrol Officer), and Patricia Hitchcock (the director's daughter, in a small role)
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Important Added Info: Note that this script is the revised draft from November 10, 1959 and the screenplay was written by Joseph Stefano. The name "Jere Henshaw" is written in pencil on the first interior page of the script, and he was the casting director, so this script could have been his personal copy, or his name could have been written there for a different purpose. Also note that there are a multitude of different colored revision pages from many different dates from between 11/11/59 and 12/7/59 (apparently this script was revised over and over, which must have driven the actors crazy!). In addition, there are several pages where dialog has been crossed out, no doubt because it was eliminated from the final version. Finally, there is a great first revision page from 11/23/59 which states that the reader should "change name of 'Mary Crane' to 'Marion Crane' throughout script"!

UPDATED 07/03/2013: Note that we accidentally failed to note that the name "Lurene Tuttle" is written on the cover of the script. Since her lines in the script are underlined, we think it is much more likely that the script belonged to Ms. Tuttle, and that she wrote the name of the casting director on the first interior page.

Condition: very good. There is small paper loss in the left corners of the cover and a brown stain in the top of the cover, which bleeds through to the first seven interior pages (getting progressively smaller with each additional page). Otherwise, the script is in pretty nice condition!
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