Baciamo le mani [The Family]

Rome: Ultra Film S. p. A., Circa 1974. Carbon typescript Draft script for the 1973 Italian film," Baciamo le mani," here under the English title, "The Family." Released internationally as "I Kiss the Hand," "Family Killer," and "Kiss My Hand," and re-released in the US as "Sin City Confidential." Brief annotations in holograph ink on the first page, noting the role of Luca (played by Spiros Focas), and on a few other pages. Rubber-stamped on the title page as an Ultra Film production, however, Aquila Cinematografica would receive final credit.

Based on Schiraldi's 1972 titular novel. Stefano Ferrante (Joshua Sinclair), the son of a Mafia boss (Kennedy), is killed by Gaspare Ardizzone (Saxon) because he refused to sell a piece of land. Eventually Ardizzone becomes the new Don, and the prior is soon killed by some indifferent construction workers.

Yellow titled wrappers. Title page present, undated, with credits for screenwriter Schiraldo and translator Denis Hall. 208 leaves, with last page of text numbered 207. Carbon typescript on onionskin stock. Pages and wrapper Near Fine, bound internally with three gold brads.


[Book #137795]

Price: $475.00