Finding Aid for the John Payne scripts, 1957-1959

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Descriptive Summary

Title: John Payne scripts
Date (inclusive): 1957-1959
Collection number: PASC 249
Creator: Payne, John, 1912-1989.
Extent: 3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)
Abstract: John Payne was a television and motion picture actor. In the 1950s Payne was featured in his own television series Restless Gun (1957-59). The collection consists of seventy-plus scripts for the Restless Guns series.
Language: Finding aid is written in English.
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift, 2002.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], John Payne scripts (Collection Number PASC 249). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

Biography/History

John Payne was born May, 1912 in Roanoke, VA. After graduating Roanoke College, he studied drama at Columbia University and voice at Juilliard School of Music. Payne became an understudy in a 1935 Bea Lillie revue, which lead to his screen debut in Dodsworth (1936.) His film work in the 1940s included a number of lead roles in musicals such as Tin Pan Alley, The Great American Broadcast, Sun Valley Serenade, Hello, Frisco, Hello and The Dolly Sisters. He is well remembered for his role in the film, Miracle on 34th Street (1947.) In the 1950s Payne switched to Westerns and action films and went on to star in his own television series Restless Gun (1957-59.) He directed one of his last films, They Ran for Their Lives (1968.) Payne died 1989.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of scripts for the television series Restless Gun related to the career of John Payne. Includes scripts for seventy-plus episodes spanning 1957-1959. Additionally, there is one script from an episode of the television series, The Westerner.
The scripts were originally housed in eight loose bound notebooks. The notebooks were removed for preservation purposes.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by episode title.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Payne, John, 1912-1989 -- Archives.
Actors -- Archival resources.

Genres and Forms of Material

television scripts.


Container List

Box 2, Folder 5

Aunt Emma - script 13 Feb 1958

Box 3, Folder 2

Bad Company - revised script 26 Sep 1958

Box 2, Folder 7

Battle of Tower Rock (The) - revised script 3 Mar 1958

Box 3, Folder 7

Better Than a Cannon - script 3 Nov 1958

Box 2, Folder 20

Bonner's Squaw - revised script 8 Jul 1958

Scope and Content

Writers: Joel Kane, Lee Karson.
Box 3, Folder 23

Cavis Boy (The) - revised script 3 Apr 1959

General note

Appears to be The Cavis Boy. Originally titled Rough Country Justice.

Scope and Content

Writers: Ron Bishop, Wells Root.
Box 1, Folder 11

Cheyenne Express - script 1 Jul 1957

Scope and Content

Writers: Frank Burt, Christopher Knopf.
Box 1, Folder 14

Child (The) - script 25 Oct 1957

Scope and Content

Writers: Herbert Little, Jr.; John Payne, and David Victor.
Box 3, Folder 18

Code For a Killer- second revised script 6 Mar 1959

Scope and Content

Writers: Hal Fimberg, Frank Waldman
Box 1, Folder 16

Coward (The) - revised script 7 Oct 1957

Box 2, Folder 4

Crisis at Easter Creek - revised script 10 Dec 1957

Box 3, Folder 12

Dead Man's Hand - script 29 Aug 1958

Box 3, Folder 8

Dead Ringer - revised script 5 Dec 1958

Scope and Content

Writer: John Tucker Battle.
Box 2, Folder 16

Dragon's Teeth - revised script 30 Jul 1958

Box 1, Folder 1

Duel at Lockwood - revised script 5 May 1957

Box 3, Folder 24

Englishman (The) - revised script 20 Apr 1959

Box 3, Folder 1

Faithful (The) - revised script 11 Jul 1958

Box 3, Folder 16

Four Lives - script 10 Feb 1959

Box 1, Folder 17

Friend in Need, A - revised script 29 Aug 1957

Box 1, Folder 8

General Gilford's Widow - revised script 13 Jun 1957

Scope and Content

Writer: Frank Burt.
Box 1, Folder 15

Gold Buckle (The) - revised script 5 Jul 1957

Scope and Content

Writer: Frank Burt.
Box 2, Folder 10

Gold Star (The) - revised script 18 Mar 1958

Box 2, Folder 14

Gratitude - revised script 2 Apr 1958

Box 2, Folder 1

Hand is Quicker (The) - revised script 1 Nov 1957

Box 1, Folder 19

Hang and Be Damned - second revised script 5 Nov 1957

Box 2, Folder 3

Helen Bricker - revised script 19 Nov 1957

Box 3, Folder 26

Hill of Death (The) - revised script 17 Apr 1959

Box 2, Folder 9

Hiram Grover's Strike - revised script 18 Mar 1958

Box 1, Folder 21

Hornitas Town - revised script 10 Dec 1957

Box 1, Folder 22

Imposter For a Day - revised script 6 Dec 19957

Box 3, Folder 14

Incident at Bluefield - script 28 Nov 1958

Scope and Content

Writer: Herman Groves.
Box 2, Folder 15

Jebediah Bonner - script 26 Jun 1958

Scope and Content

Writers: Will Cook, John Payne.
Box 1, Folder 5

Jenny - revised script 13 Aug 1957

Scope and Content

Writers: Frank Burt, Marion Hargrove.
Box 1, Folder 7

Jody - revised script 25 Sep 1957

Scope and Content

Writer: Frank Burt.
Box 3, Folder 20

Lady By Law - revised script 20 Mar 1959

Scope and Content

Writer: Norman Daniels.
Box 3, Folder 9

Last Gray Man (The) - revised script 29 Sep 1958

Scope and Content

Writer: Richard Newman
Box 3, Folder 19

Madam Brimstone - revised script 5 Mar 1959

Box 1, Folder 10

Man and Boy - revised script 30 Aug 1957

Scope and Content

Writers: Frank Burt, David Victor.
Box 2, Folder 12

Manhunters (The) - revised script 28 Mar 1958

Box 3, Folder 10

Melany - revised script 12 Jan 1959

Scope and Content

Writer: Herman Groves.
Box 2, Folder 17

Mercyday - revised script 13 Jun 1958

Box 2, Folder 11

More Than Kin - revised script 2 Apr 1958

Box 2, Folder 25

Multiply One Boy - script 19 May 1958

Scope and Content

Writer: Lee Berg.
Box 3, Folder 5

Myra Barker - revised script 7 Nov 1958

Box 1, Folder 9

New Sheriff (The) - revised script 17 Jul 1957

Scope and Content

Writer: Dean Riesner.
Box 2, Folder 23

No Way to Kill - revised script 11 Aug 1958

Scope and Content

Writer: John Falvo.
Box 2, Folder 19

Nowhere Kid (The) - revised script 2 Jun 1958

Scope and Content

Writer: Mary C. McCall, Jr.
Box 3, Folder 17

One on the House - script 16 Jan 1959

Box 2, Folder 6

Outlander (The) - script 27 Feb 1958

Box 3, Folder 3

Painted Beauty (The) - revised script 26 Aug 19958

Scope and Content

Writer: Halsey Malone
Box 3, Folder 15

Pawn (The) - revised script 13 Feb 1959

Scope and Content

Writer: Charles B. Smith
Box 2, Folder 13

Peddler (The) - revised script 8 Apr 1958

Box 1, Folder 23

Pressing Engagement, A - revised script 9 Jan 1958

Box 1, Folder 20

Quiet City - revised script 18 Nov 1957

Box 3, Folder 6

Red Blood of Courage - script 30 Oct 1958

Box 2, Folder 22

Remember the Dead - script 25 Jul 1958

Scope and Content

Writer: Hendrik Vollaerts
Box 1, Folder 3

Revenge at Harness Creek - script 24 May 1957

Scope and Content

Writers: Frank Burt; Jack Jacobs and Malvin Wald.
Box 3, Folder 11

Ricochet - revised script 9 Jan 1959

Box 3, Folder 21

Ride With The Devil - revised script 20 Mar 1959

Scope and Content

Writer: Nat Tanchuck
Box 1, Folder 4

Rink - revised script 28 May 1957

Scope and Content

Writer: Frank Burt.
Box 3, Folder 4

Shadow of a Gunfighter - script 17 Oct 1958

Scope and Content

Writer: Herman Groves.
Box 1, Folder 25

Sheriff Billy - revised script 30 Jan 1958

Box 1, Folder 6

Shooting of Jet King (The) - revised script 11 Jun 1957

Scope and Content

Writer: Frank Burt.
Box 1, Folder 13

Silver Threads - revised script 11 Jul 1957

Scope and Content

Writers: Frank Burt, Marion Hargrove.
Box 3, Folder 25

Special Investigator - revised script 17 Jul 1958

Box 1, Folder 18

Strange Family in Town - revised script 9 Dec 1957

Box 2, Folder 2

Suffragette - revised script 28 Jan 1958

Box 3, Folder 13

Sweet Sisters (The) - revised script 27 Jan 1959

Scope and Content

Writer: Joel Kane.
Box 2, Folder 24

Take Me Home - revised script 30 Sep 1958

Scope and Content

Writers: Newt Arnold, David Cross.
Box 1, Folder 12

Thicker Than Water - revised script 7 Aug 1957

Scope and Content

Writers: Frank Burt, Kenneth Gamet.
Box 2, Folder 18

Thunder Valley - revised script 14 Aug 1958

General note

Appears to be Thunde Valley. Originally titled Fugitive's Canyon.

Scope and Content

Writer: Hal. G. Evarts
Box 2, Folder 8

Torn Flag (The) - script 23 Jan 1958

General note

Originally titled The Flag.
Box 1, Folder 2

Trail to Sunset - revised script 3 Jul 1957

Scope and Content

Writers: Frank Burt; Herbert Little, Jr., and David Victor.
Box 2, Folder 26

Trail To Vengeance - revised script 21 Mar 1958

Box 3, Folder 22

Trial For Jenny May, A - revised script 2 Apr 1959

Scope and Content

Writer: Ron Bishop.
Box 1, Folder 24

Woman From Sacramento - script 6 Jan 1958

Box 2, Folder 21

Young Road-Agent (The) - script 9 May 1958