Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1944. First Draft Continuity script (pre-production) for the 1945 film. Adapted from the 1944 novel by John Hersey, based on the experiences of military governor Frank Toscani following the Allied invasion of Sicily. Copy belonging to producer Louis D. Lighton, with his holograph name to the front wrapper and his notations to the script.
The story of a post-World War II village in which Allied troops assist residents in a transition away from Fascist rule. Though not a typical World War II action film, this film highlights the quiet, often overlooked work of recovery. Set in Adano, Italy.
Orange titled wrappers, noted as FIRST DRAFT CONTINUITY on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped copy No. 14 and production No. 19, dated August 18, 1944. Distribution page present, with receipt removed. Title page present, dated August 18, 1944, noted as 1st Draft Continuity, with credits for screenwriter Raine. 168 leaves, mimeograph. Pages Very Good plus, wrapper Very Good plus bound internally with two gold brads.