The Ugly American

Universal City, CA: Unviersal International Pictures, 1963. Revised Final Draft script for the 1963 film. Studio File Copy, rubber-stamped and noted in holograph pencil on the front wrapper.

Best on the best-selling 1958 novel by Burdick and Lederer, about Americans in Vietnam and the struggle for the US in combating the country's Communist politics. Brando plays a scholar named Harrison MacWhite, who becomes ambassador to Sarkan, a southeast Asian country in the midst of civil war. He realizes that the anti-American sentiment towards Communism symbolizes his own longing for self-determination and nationalism.

Released early the same year as the assassination of JFK and the escalation of the Vietnam War.

Red titled wrappers, noted as FINAL SCREENPLAY on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped production No. 8378, dated August 10, 1961. Title page present, with a credit for screenwriter Stern. 119 leaves, with last page of text numbered 116. Mimeograph duplication, with yellow revision pages throughout, dated 11/1/61. Pages and wrapper Near Fine, bound with three gold brads.

[Book #125583]

Price: $150.00