The Raid

Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1953. Revised Shooting Final script for the 1954 film. Actor Van Heflin's copy. Includes a 10-page shooting schedule.

Loosely based on the St. Albans Raid, the northernmost land action of the American Civil War. The film took great liberties, changing both the time and motivation for the raid. In the film, a group of Confederate POWs escape across the US-Canada border to plan an attack on St. Albans Vermont. They send ahead of them a spy who begins to question the ethics of their mission.

Goldenrod titled wrappers, noted as Revised Shooting Final on the front wrapper, dated December 10, 1953. Distribution page present, with receipt removed. Title page present, dated December 10, 1953, noted as Revised Shooting Final, with credit for screenwriter Boehm. 116 leaves, Multilith duplication, with blue revision pages throughout, dated variously between 12-12-53 and 1-6-54. Pages Fine, wrapper Fine bound with two gold brads.

Shooting Schedule: 10 leaves with annotations. Near Fine.

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