The Flight of the Phoenix

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Film Scripts

Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1965. First Draft script for the 1965 film. Included are production notes dated November 1965 (laid in) and an architectural sketch of the "sky truck" noted as "REVISED / APR. 22. '65," As deluxe a script for this film as we have seen, and a highspot for noted director Robert Aldrich.

One of the great adventure films of the twentieth century, wherein a cargo plane with fewer than a dozen men goes down in the Sahara in a sandstorm. One of the men is an airplane designer who comes up with the idea of ripping off the undamaged wing and using it as the basis for an airplane they will build to escape before food and water are depleted.

Black titled wrappers, noted as 2ND DRAFT on the front wrapper, dated April 6th. Distribution page present, with receipt removed. Title page present, with credits for screenwriter Heller and novelist Trevor. 178 leaves, mechanically reproduced, with blue and pink revision pages throughout, dated variously between 4/15/65 and 4/27/65. Pages Near Fine, wrapper about Near Fine with a small fingernail-size bruise at the top left corner of the front wrapper. Bound internally with three gold brads.


[Book #132451]

Price: $2,500.00