Spring and Port Wine

Bill Naughton (screenwriter, playwright)
Peter Hammond (director)
James Mason, Diana Coupland, Hannah Gordon, Susan George (starring)

Glendale, CA: Allied Artists, 1969. Draft script for the 1970 UK film.

Based on the 1959 stage play of the same name by the same writer, the Crompton family is living in Bolton, England and deals with a father trying to assert his authority in the household while his children grow up around him. Originally a radio play entitled "My Flesh, My Blood," the stage production was incredible successful worldwide and soon was adapted to the American stage under the name "Keep it in the Family," where it ran on Broadway for five performances in 1967. The cinematography in the film version is perfect for the setting, where filming was actual done in Bolton, capturing the town in its transition from an industrial to a modern city.

Set in Bolton, UK, shot on location there, as well as in London.

Red blank wrappers with die cut title window in the British style. Title page present, dated March 1969, with credits for screenwriter and playwright Bill Naughton. 99 leaves, with last page of text numbered 98. Mechanical duplication. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus bound internally with three silver brads.

[Book #140636]