Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1972. Draft script for the 1973 film. Based on the 1963 Parker novel by Donald E. Westlake (writing as Richard Stark). Copy belonging to uncredited actor Norman Kaplan.
One of the great crime films of the early 1970s, today a cult classic, with understated performances from Robert Duvall, Karen Black, and Joe Don Baker, as well as a who's-who of character actors, playing out a violent story that takes place mostly in a beautifully ordinary rural setting.
Shot on location in Los Angeles, California.
Yellow titled wrappers, rubber-stamped copy No. 182, dated December 18, 1972, with credits for producer Carter De haven, and director/screenwriter Flynn. 132 leaves, photographically reproduced, with the last leaf of text numbered 128. Pages and wrapper Near Fine, with a few tiny corner creases throughout, bound with two gold brads.
Grant US. Hardy, BFI Companion to Crime. Silver Classic Noir. Spicer US. Stephens US.