Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers, 1978. Final Draft screenplay for the 1979 film "The Frisco Kid," seen here under the early working title "No-Knife."
Though first offered to John Wayne, the part of "Tommy" went to Harrison Ford when Wayne declined, having been offered less than his usual fee. Director Aldrich's second Comedy Western, following his 1963 Frank Sinatra film "Four for Texas." Gene Wilder plays a Polish rabbi who ventures into the American West to lead a synagogue. Things don't go well on the way, where he is nearly burned at the stake and killed by outlaws, fortunately encountering Ford in the nick of time.
Set in the Old West, largely on a desert road between Pennsylvania and San Francisco, and shot on location in various locations in Colorado, California, and Arizona.
Pale blue titled wrappers, noted as FINAL DRAFT on the front wrapper, dated 10/16/78 Rev. 10/25/78. Title page present, dated October 16, 1978, noted as FINAL DRAFT, with credits for screenwriters Elias and Shaw. #PAGES leaves, mechanical duplication, with blue revision pages throughout, dated either 9/26/78 or 10/25/78. Pages Near Fine, wrapper about Near Fine bound with two gold brads.