Macdougall, Ranald [John Balderston, playwright]. Beyond Time and Space
[Working title for screenplay of the play “Berkeley Square”, eventually filmed as “I’ll Never Forget You.”.
Twentieth Century Fox, 1950.
129 original typewritten foolscap pages in a light blue branded Twentieth Century Fox script folder. Clearly labelled “Temporary Script” and dated October 1950, most likely during the film’s production transition after the original cast (Gregory Peck, who used to work alongside Macdougall, and Maureen O’Hara) moved on to other commitments and Tyrone Power and Anne Blyth were brought in. A time travelling romance based on the successful play “Berkeley Square”, in this incarnation about an atom scientist called Peter Standish who travels back to 1784 and wreaks a bit of anachronistic havoc, primarily through quite simply not being able to keep his mouth shut. An interesting insight into intermediate scripting processes and the undulating nature of movie production, from a noted and distinguished writer of screenplays, incorrectly stated in pencil on the cover as being “The House in Berkeley Square”, which is quite another kettle of fish entirely.