Universal City, CA: Universal Pictures, 1974. Second Revised Final Screenplay for the 1975 film "Rooster Cogburn," seen here with a working subtitle, "A Man of True Grit." Copy belonging to uncredited producer's assistant Monique James, with her name in holograph ink (obscured) on the front wrapper. James' only film credit came in 1974 ("Newman's Law"), as assistant to the producer.
Based on the manly central character from Charles Portis' classic 1968 novel, "True Grit." Wayne reprises his role as the drunken, hard-nosed US Marshal, Rooster Cogburn, teaming up with Hepburn as Eula Goodnight. Together they track those responsible for the murder of Eula's father.
Producer Hal Wallis' final film credit. His notable films include "Casablanca" (1942), "The Maltese Falcon" (1941), and "True Grit" (1969).
Shot on location in Oregon.
Orange titled wrappers, noted as Second Revised Final on the front wrapper, production No. 02078, dated August 26, 1974, with a credit for producer Wallis. Title page present, with credits for screenwriter Julien and novelist Portis. 117 leaves, mimeograph. Pages Near Very Fine, wrapper Near Very Fine, bound with three gold brads.
Full pagination available upon request.
Hardy (Second Edition, 1995), p. 348. Pitts 3602.