LUCAS, JOHN MEREDYTH
Title Peking Express (Originally Titled ‘The China Story'). Screenplay by John Meredyth Lucas. Based on a Story by Harry Hervey
Publisher Los Angeles Paramount Pictures 1951
Seller ID 16155E
First Edition. This original 110 page final shooting script with color rewrite pages belonged to film producer, Joseph H. Hazen, and is specially hardbound in dark green tooled leather with raised bands, and with ‘Joseph H. Hazen' stamped in gold at the lower right corner of the front board. Near fine copy with a just a hint of rubbing to the leather. This screenplay is dated February 17, 1951. The Peking Express was directed by William Dieterle, and starred Joseph Cotten, Corinne Calvet, Edmund Gwen, and Marvin Miller. Peking Express was the second remake of Josef vonSternberg's Shanghai Express (the first remake was titled Night Plane to Chungking. Peking Express tells the story of a doctor (Cotten) and a sophisticated woman (Calvet) whose lives become entertwined with an Oriental outlaw (Miller). Joseph H. Hazen (1898 - 1994 was the executive producer for such classic films as Becket (1964), Roustabout (1964), The Sons of Katie Elder (1965 - uncredited), Barefoot in the Park (1967 - uncredited), and True Grit (1969 - uncredited).