The Appaloosa

Universal City, CA: Universal Pictures, 1965. Final script for the 1966 film.

Based on the 1963 book of the same name by Robert MacLeod, Matt Fletcher (Brando) is a Mexican-American buffalo hunter who has his beloved horse stolen from him by a Mexican bandit Chuy (Saxon) and his girlfriend Trini (Comer) who is later revealed to have been sold to Chuy when she was 15. Fletcher begins tracking his horse and Trini begs him to help her out of her situation, which he does by arm-wrestling Chuy, losing, and then being stung by a scorpion. Trini helps him and during the violent climax, Fletcher must choose between Trini and his beloved Appaloosa.

Set in American Southwest and Mexico, shot on location in California, Utah, and Arizona.

Red titled wrappers, noted as Final Screenplay and production No. 01977 on the front wrapper, dated September 30, 1965. 121 leaves, mechanical duplication. Pages Fine, wrapper Near Fine, bound with two gold brads.

[Book #129417]

Price: $325.00