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Dick Miller copy of The Premature Burial screenplay

 Unprocessed — Folder: Viu2022-0057_001
Identifier: ViU-2022-0057

Content Description

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.

Acquisition Type

Purchase

Provenance

From the Estate of Dick Miller. Purchased from Royal Books, 10 January 2022.

Restrictions Apply

No

Dates

  • c. 1962

Creator

Extent

.03 Cubic Feet (1 letter-sized folder)

Inventory

1 item