Beverly Hills, CA: Mirisch Productions / United Artists, 1968. Final Draft script for the 1969 film. Copy belonging to actress Merie Earle (her first film credit), and INSCRIBED on the front wrapper: "This was my first / "on location" picture / Everything was / "red carpet" I loved it / Merie Earle." Notations in holograph red ink and pencil throughout, at Earle's speaking parts as "Grandma." Merie Earle was a solid fixture on the television series "The Waltons" (1972-1979), as "Maude Gormley."
Based on Ben Hecht's 1963 book, about a young writer (Bridges) caught in political corruption in Chicago, early 1900s. A grand cinematic tale, nominated for art direction, costume design, and sound. Margot Kidder (Lois Lane of "Superman," 1978) got her Hollywood start with this film, as a prostitute who deflowers Bridges.
Goldenrod titled wrappers, noted as FINAL DRAFT on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped copy No. 167, dated May 8, 1968, with credits for producer-director Jewison. Title page present, dated May 8, 1968, noted as FINAL DRAFT, with credits for screenwriter Ginnes and producer-director Jewison. 135 leaves, mimeograph duplication, with blue and white revision pages throughout, dated either 7/8/68 or 7/11/68. Pages Very Good plus, wrapper Very Good plus bound with two gold brads.