The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing

Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1972. Draft script for the 1973 film. Copy belonging to uncredited cast member Merritt Blake, with his name in holograph ink on the front wrapper. Notably with a credit for screenwriter Eleanor Perry (wife and frequent co-writer with her husband, director Frank Perry).

Jay Grobart (Reynolds) kills a man who raped and murdered his wife, Cat Dancing. He is arrested, but soon after is released and goes on a crime spree. He then meets Catherine (Miles) who is escaping her abusive husband, and finds an unlikely mate.

Shot on location in Arizona and Utah, USA.

Blue wrappers with a die-cut title window. Title page present, dated October 31, 1972, with credits for screenwriter Eleanor Perry and novelist Marilyn Durham. 159 leaves, with last page of text numbered 158. Xerographically duplicated, with blue revision pages throughout, dated variously between November 6, 1972 and November 7, 1972. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Near Fine, bound with two gold brads.

[Book #140225]