Hollywood: Paramount Pictures, 1977. Revised Final Shooting script for the 1978 film. Copy belonging to actress Anne Ramsey, who played "Spinster #2" in the film, with her name in holograph ink on the front wrapper, and brief ink annotations to preliminary pages. Ramsey's notable film credits include "The Goonies" (1985) and "Throw Momma from the Train" (1987).
Direct by (and starring) Jack Nicholson, who plays Henry Moon, a man captured for a capital offense on his way to Mexico. He takes advantage of a post-Civil War law that states any single or widowed woman can save a man from the gallows by marrying him. Enter Julia Tate (Steenburgen), a widow who needs help mining and marries him. With nothing in common, the two attempt to maintain a relationship based on necessity.
Set in Mexico and shot on location there.
Goldenrod studio wrappers, noted as FINAL SHOOTING SCRIPT on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped copy No. 5, dated August 18, 1977. Title page present, dated August 18, 1977, noted as FINAL SHOOTING SCRIPT, with credits for screenwriters Shaner, Ramrus, Shyer, and Mandel. 126 leaves, photographically reproduced, with blue revision pages throughout, dated variously between 8/18/77 and 8/22/77. Pages and wrapper Very Good plus, bound with two gold brads.