A Farewell to Arms

Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1957. Draft script for the 1957 film. In Selznick Studio wrappers, with the insignia on the front wrapper. An original production script, with a perforated distribution leaf preceding the title page.

The second film version of Ernest Hemingway's 1929 novel, and also the last film produced by David O. Selznick. Frederick Henry (Hudson) is an American serving in the Italian Army during WWI, where he meets Catherine Barkley (Jones), a Red cross nurse. They have a torrid affair, which results in pregnancy. The two gradually lose contact with one another. But Henry makes it to Switzerland, where Barkley is hospitalized. The baby is stillborn, and Barkley dies shortly afterward.

Set in Europe, shot on location in Italy.

White titled wrappers, with credits for screenwriter Hecht, (original), director Vidor, and producer Selznick. Title page present, dated 1957, with a credit for screenwriter Hecht. 177 leaves, with last page of text numbered 173. Mimeograph on eye-rest green stock. Pages and wrapper Near Fine, bound with two gold brads.

Davenport, p. 122.

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