The Rocketeer Screenplay

posted by Jay on September 25, 2011

I was recently able to get an original screenplay from The Rocketeer dated May 1990. I would love to post the whole thing but it is 119 pages long, and would require a lot of scanning. For now I'll post some excerpts that I found interesting. The first is the Grauman's Chinese Theatre scene that was cut from the final film.

 

I've heard conflicitng stories about wheather the scene was shot or not, however it did make its way into the comic adaptation.

This particular screenplay was originally sent to Dennis Quaid in the hope that he would play Cliff. Here is a letter from his agent that accompanied it. Also interesting to note that it labels "The Rocketeer" as a Hollywood Pictures film.