London: Continental Distributing / Michael Balcon Productions, 1960. Draft British script for the 1961 UK film "The Long and the Short and the Tall," released in the US as "Jungle Fighters." Actor Richard Todd's copy, with his name written in red holograph pencil on the front wrapper. Based on a play by Willis Hall.
On a mission in the Burmese jungle during World War II to record sounds to be used in sonic warfare, a small platoon of seven men capture a solitary Japanese soldier. Tensions result within the group as they begin to differ on what to do with their prisoner.
Gray wrappers with title and credits label affixed at the top right corner. Marked copy No. 123, dated 6th May 1960, with credits for screenwriter Mankowitz and playwright Hall. Title page present, dated 1st February, 1960, with credits for screenwriter Mankowitz and playwright Hall. 187 leaves, mimeograph duplication, with white revision pages and blue "American Version" pages throughout, dated either 26.2.60 or 6.5.60. Pages Very Good plus, wrapper Very Good plus bound internally with three silver brads.