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Sherriff, R. C. (Robert Cedric), 1896-1975.

That Hamilton Woman : screenplay

1940


Descriptive Summary

Identification: MSS 099, F940


Creator: Sherriff, R. C. (Robert Cedric), 1896-1975.


Title: That Hamilton Woman : screenplay


Inclusive Dates: 1940


Extent: 1 item (182 p.)


Abstract: This mimeographed typescript of the screenplay That Hamilton Woman was written by British playwright R. C. Sherriff and screenwriter and director Walter Reisch.


Language: Materials entirely in English.



Citation

MSS 099, F940, R. C. Sherriff and Walter Reisch, That Hamilton Woman : screenplay, Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.

Shelving Summary

Box 65, F940: Shelved in SPEC MSS 099 manuscript boxes

Location

Special Collections, University of Delaware Library / Newark, Delaware 19717-5267 / Phone: 302-831-2229 / Fax: 302-831-6003 / URL: http://www.lib.udel.edu/ud/spec/

Source

Purchase, October 2012.

Processing

Processed and encoded by Anita Wellner, May 2013.


The collection is open for research.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

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Biographical Notes

R. C. Sherriff

British playwright R. C. Sherriff (1896-1975) was also a novelist and scriptwriter for films, television, and radio.

Written in 1928, R.C. Sherriff's best known play, The Journey's End, chronicled the fighting of English troops on the Western Front prior to a major German offensive in 1918, and was considered one of the most influential war dramas of its time.

In 1933, Sherriff co-wrote, a screenplay with Philip Wylie, for H.G. Wells's The Invisible Man. In the following years, Sherriff worked on such screenplays as Goodbye, Mr. Chips, That Hamilton Woman, and The Night My Number Came Up.

Sources:

"R. C. Sherriff." Contemporary Authors Online (reproduced in Biography In Context). http://ic.galegroup.com/ic/bic1/ (accessed May 13, 2013).

Walter Reisch

Motion picture screenwriter and director Walter Reisch, who co-wrote That Hamilton Woman, was born May 23, 1903, in Vienna, Austria.

In 1953, Reisch worked on Titanic, developing many of the characters by researching contemporary newspaper articles. For this work, Reisch was a co-recipient of the Oscar for Best Writing, Story and Screenplay in 1954.

Walter Reisch died on March 28, 1983, in Los Angeles, California.

Sources:

"Walter Reisch." Internet Movie Database (IMDb). http://www.imdb.com (accessed May 16, 2013)


Scope and Content Note

This mimeographed typescript of the screenplay That Hamilton Woman was written by British playwright R. C. Sherriff and screenwriter and director Walter Reisch.

This unspecified draft for the original screenplay for That Hamilton Woman includes numerous revisions identified by the dated blue and yellow stock pages inserted through out the text. The title page bears a handwritten title, "That Hamilton Woman," and two small drawings.

That Hamilton Woman is an epic drama set during the Napoleonic Wars, starring Laurence Olivier and Viven Leigh, in the lead roles as Lord Nelson and Lady Emma Hamilton, and was directed by Alexander Korda. The film opened on April 3, 1941, in New York City.


Selected Search Terms

Personal Names
Sherriff, R. C. (Robert Cedric), 1896-1975.
Reisch, Walter.
Topical Terms
American drama--20th century.
Motion pictures--United States--History--20th century.
Form/Genre Terms
Screenplays.
Occupation
Playwrights.
Screen writers.
Film directors.
Personal Contributors
Reisch, Walter.

Related Materials in this Repository

This item forms part of MSS 099 Miscellaneous Literary and Historical Manuscripts.


Detailed Contents List

That Hamilton Woman : screenplay, 1940   [Box 65 F940]