Movie Scripts

FADE IN:

A-1 LOS ANGELES – A DOWNTOWN INTERSECTION It is night, about two o’clock, very light traffic. At the left and in the immediate foreground a semaphore traffic signal stands at GO. Approaching it at about thirty miles per hour is a Dodge 1938 coupe. It is driven erratically and weaving a little, but not out of control. When the car is about forty feet away, the signal changes to STOP. Car makes no attempt to stop but comes on through.

A-2 A LIGHT NEWSPAPER TRUCK is crossing the intersection at right angles. It swerves and skids to avoid the Dodge, which goes on as though nothing had happened. The truck stops with a panicky screech of tires. There is a large sign on the truck: “READ THE LOS ANGELES TIMES”. The truck driver’s infuriated face stares after the coupe.

And so begins the movie script for Double Indemnity.

Below you will find free downloadable movie scripts from the golden era of Hollywood, mostly from the 1940s. These scripts make great reading for the serious movie buff, or for someone wanting to learn from the classics.

  Casablanca - 1942 (181.5 KiB, 4,999 hits)

  Citizen Kane - 1941 (226.2 KiB, 2,055 hits)

  Double Indemnity - 1944 (215.5 KiB, 2,113 hits)

  It's a Wonderful Life - 1946 (286.0 KiB, 2,546 hits)

  The African Queen - 1951 (246.0 KiB, 2,770 hits)

  The Big Sleep - 1946 (209.3 KiB, 1,935 hits)

  The Grapes of Wrath - 1940 (189.2 KiB, 1,251 hits)

  The Lost Weekend - 1945 (191.5 KiB, 2,013 hits)

  The Maltese Falcon - 1941 (197.4 KiB, 2,010 hits)

  The Naked City - 1948 (191.8 KiB, 2,375 hits)