Dick Miller copy of The Premature Burial screenplay
This collection contains Dick Miller's working copy of the original screenplay for the 1962 film "The Premature Burial." Miller's only annotation to the script is blood dripping from the title in red holograph ink. Miller played the part of "Mole" in the film. This film was the director Roger Corman's third of seven Edgar Allan Poe adaptations, known collectively as the "Poe Cycle." Based on the 1844 short story by Edgar Allan Poe, and adapted to the screen by Charles Beaumont, noted horror novelist and screenwriter, and Ray Russell. The plot is about a British aristocrat in Victorian England who develops a paranoid fear of being buried alive. Typescript, 116 leaves, bound with a printed green portfolio cover and fastened with brads.
From the Estate of Dick Miller. Purchased from Royal Books, 10 January 2022.
- c. 1962
- Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849 (Person)
- Russell, Ray (Person)
- Beaumont, Charles, 1929-1967 (Person)
.03 Cubic Feet (1 letter-sized folder)