Los Angeles: Paramount Pictures, 1973. Shooting script for the 1974 film. Actor William Redfield's working copy, with his name on a label affixed to the front wrapper, and his notations in holograph pencil throughout. Redfield played the character Sam Kreutzer in the film, friend of Charles Bronson's character Paul Kersey at the architecture firm where they both work. Notations on the title page reveal all kinds of thoughts Redfield had about his character, reminders, etc. ("Is Sam married? Children?" / "Lunch with TV - no words.") This script contains only the pages with Redfield's lines, a crew list on blue stock, and a cast list on pink stock.
The granddaddy of all modern vigilante movies, and a watershed film for rugged American icon Charles Bronson, who had roles in many crime and adventure films prior to 1974, but met with destiny as an iceman. The series became a franchise, with Bronson's character falling deeper into a typecast mold with each outing--but this first film was quite faithful to Brian Garfield's novel, and is really more of a statement on the rampant and epidemic spread of urban crime in the US during the 1970s.
Black studio wrappers, supplied by Redfield, with a simple printed label with the actor's name in capital letters and his holograph ink notation, "'Death Wish' ..... Please Return .....". Title page present, with credits for screenwriter Mayes and novelist Garfield, dated November 1973. 45 leaves, photographically reproduced. Pages and wrapper Near Fine, with an internal silver metal spring clamp.