Crazy Joe [Crazy Joey]

Carlo Lizzani (director)
Massimo de Rita, Dino Maiuri (story, screenwriters)
Peter Boyle, Paula Prentiss, Fred Williamson, Rip Torn (starring)

Rome: de Laurentiis International Manufacturing Company, 1973. First Draft script for the 1974 Italian rime film "Crazy Joe," here under the working title, "Crazy Joey." Rubber-stamped Feb. 14, 1973, on the first page.

A remarkable transplant of American New Hollywood stalwarts (and some of their elders) to the poliziotteschi genre. Peter Boyle plays a member of the Colombo crime family who is betrayed by the family and lands in jail. Upon his release, his returns to New York to rebuild his life. Also starring (get ready) Rip Torn, Eli Wallach, Fred Williamson, and Paula Prentiss,

Shot on location in New York.

Black wrappers. Title page present, undated, with credits for screenwriters Rita and Maiuri, translator Melton S. Davis, and director Lizzani. 175 leaves, with last page of text numbered 167. Roneograph. Pages and wrapper Near Fine, bound with two gold brads.

Curti, p. 108-109.

[Book #137841]