The Keep

Gwyn Thomas (play)
Ray Jenkins (screenwriter)

Nassau, Bahamas: McWhorter Productions, 1968. Revised First Draft script for an unproduced film called "The Keep," adapted by Ray Jenkins from Gwyn Thomas' 1962 play. Bound in is an excised shooting schedule leaf, on one side noting $7000 owed to Jean McDonald, and the other side detailing production requirements for Ernest Lehman's 1972 film, "Portnoy's Complaint," the film with Richard McWhorter as the Unit Production Manager. McWhorter operated his own production company very briefly, with the company's Bahamas address on the title page.

Thomas' play was adapted as an episode of "Festival" (Season 1, Episode 28), and aired May 6, 1964, starring Glyn Owen, Eynon Evans, and David Garfield. The story focuses on a family and their recollection of their mother, who may or may not be deceased. This script then is likely a lengthening of the original television script for film development purposes.

Red titled wrappers with die-cut window in the British style. Title page present, dated August 19, 1968, noted as REVISED SECOND DRAFT, with credits for playwright Thomas and screenwriter Jenkins. 150 leaves, with last page of text numbered 147. Roneograph, with a few revision pages throughout, dated 3/9/68. Pages and wrapper Near Fine, bound internally with two gold brads.

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