Beverly Hills, CA: Three Michaels Film Productions / United Artists, 1971. Revised Draft script for the 1972 film. Cameraman Dusty Miller's working copy, with his annotations throughout. Variously INSCRIBED in round-robin fashion on the title page by director Mike Hodges ("Thank you for coming to my funeral"), cast members Lizabeth Scott, Amerigo Tot, Patrick Browning [Downing], Mickey Rooney, and others. Included is a call sheet and a set of 5 color Polaroid snapshots showing the setups for a funeral sequence in the film.
A film every bit the equal of its counterpart, "Get Carter," made by Hodges and Caine the year before, but different in almost every way. Caine effortlessly switches gears from the vigilante killer in "Carter" to a pulp novelist who travels abroad and wanders into a complex murder scenario, unwittingly becoming a part of the puzzle. Grim, funny, and not for the dim.
Red titled wrappers. Title page present, with credits for screenwriter/director Hodges and producer Michael Klinger, dated November 17, 1971. 113 leaves, mimeograph duplication. Pages Very Good plus, with silverfish damage to a few leaves, wrapper Very Good plus, with faint dampstaining to the rear wrapper, and a few light creases, bound with two silver brads.