A Private's Affair [The Love Maniac]

Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1959. Revised Final Draft script for the 1959 film, "A Private's Affair," here under the working title, "The Love Maniac." Brief annotations in holograph pencil on a couple of pages.

One of the last films of director Raoul Walsh. Based on a story by Ray Livingston Murphy. Luigi (a young Sal Mineo), Jerry (Coe), and Mike (Gary Crosby) are in boot camp when they are presented with a chance to represent their Army unit on national television. The three meet the opportunity, where they sing and dance in a competition and meet three alluring young women (Barbara Eden, Terry Moore, and Christine Carere).

Set in Long Island.

Blue titled wrappers, noted as FINAL on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped copy No. 3, dated March 4, 1959. Distribution page present, with receipt removed. Title page present, dated March 4, 1959, noted as Final, with a credit for screenwriter Miller. 125 leaves, with last page of text numbered 124. Mimeograph duplication, with blue revision pages throughout, dated variously between 3/13/59 and 4/27/59. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus, bound internally with three gold brads.

[Book #137074]

Price: $125.00