The Postman Always Rings Twice

Los Angeles: Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS], 1979. Two draft scripts for the 1981 film. One is a Second Draft script, dated December 1979, the other is an Agency script in promotional titled wrappers, undated.

Directed by Bob Rafelson, and based on the 1939 novel by James M. Cain, "Postman" was one of the gems of early 1980 cinema (along with "The Verdict") and neo-noir, and brought David Mamet to the attention of the filmmaking world, leading to his working not only as a screenwriter but an important director. Mamet's grim update of Cain's classic hard-boiled novel was somewhat panned on release, but is today held in high regard, and is considered a major influence on the genre.

Shot on location in Santa Barbara, California.

Script one:
Red titled wrappers. Title page present, dated December, 1979, noted as SECOND DRAFT, with credits for screenwriter Mamet and novelist Cain. 123 leaves, with last leaf of text numbered 121. Photographically reproduced. Pages and wrapper Near Fine, bound with two gold brads.

Script two:
Black titled wrappers. Title page present, undated, with credits for screenwriter Mamet and novelist Cain. 118 leaves, with last leaf of text numbered 117. Photographically reproduced. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus, perfect bound.

Silver US. Spicer US.


[Book #137104]

Price: $750.00