The Hook

Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1962. Revised Draft script for the 1963 film. Copy belonging to uncredited cast or crew member "Brokaw," with that name in holograph pencil on the front wrapper, and marginal annotations throughout in holograph ink. Shooting schedules bound in. Included is a vintage production photograph of Kirk Douglas from the film.

Based on Vahe Katcha's 1957 novel, "L'hamecon." During the Korean War, a group of American soldiers capture an enemy pilot, and orders are to execute the prisoner. Sgt. P.J. Briscoe (Douglas) orders his men to kill the prisoner, but their reluctance forms a wedge in their allegiance.

Shot on location in the Catalina Harbor.

Goldenrod titled wrappers, noted as COMPLETE on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped copy No. 63, dated May 1, 1962, with a credit for screenwriter Denker. Title page integral with front wrapper. 165 leaves, with last page of text numbered "133-137," followed by 24 leaves bound upside down. Mimeograph duplication, with white, pink, yellow, gray, green, and blue revision pages throughout, dated variously between 4/19/62 and 5/11/62. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus, bound with three gold brads.

Davenport, p. 171.

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