Shoot Out

Universal City, CA: Universal Pictures, 1970. Final Draft script for the 1971 film. Copy belonging to James "Jim" Gregory, who played Sam Foley in the film, with his name in holograph ink on the front wrapper and character name on the title page. Bound in is a casting note addressed to Gregory from Robert J. LaSanka (Bob La Sanka), a casting director, suggesting he try for the role of Sam Foley.

Based on Will James' 1930 autobiography, "Lone Cowboy: My Life Story." Clay (Peck) is finally released from jail after a long stint for robbery. Once released, he's saddled with the responsibility of looking after a young girl, who tags along as he hunts for the man that framed him, seeking revenge.

Set in California, shot on location in New Mexico and California.

Director Hathaway, screenwriter Roberts, and producer Wallis worked togehter two years earlier, on the classic western, "True Grit" (1969), starring John Wayne, a film based on Charles Portis' novel of the same name.

Red titled wrappers, noted as FINAL SCREENPLAY on the front wrapper, production No. 02047, dated October 2, 1970. Title page present, dated October 2, 1970, noted as Final Screenplay, with credits for director Hathaway and producer Hal Wallis. 116 leaves, with last page of text numbered 115. Xerographically reproduced on eye-rest green stock. Pages and wrapper Near Fine, bound with three gold brads.

Hardy, The Western, p. 335.

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