The Condor and the Serpent

n.p. N.p., Circa 1982. Two draft scripts for an unproduced film. Both have a flyer for the film laid-in, and are heavily notated with holograph ink and pencil.

Based on the 1968 novel "Legion of Outcasts" by Hurk Davis, the autobiography of Peter Reeves as told to Mr. Davis, who was a Dutchman living comfortably until he ran out of money and went to America to work for fifteen years.

Upon returning home for a family wedding, Reeves is shunned by his parents yet again and he goes to Paris and eventually joins the French Foreign Legion, where he trains to be a medic. Soon, he ends up in the middle of the Algerian Civil War and is captured by enemies and held in a prisoner of war camp for six months. Upon his release, he is required to finish his term of service with the Legion, but instead he is dishonorably discharged.

Set in Europe and North Africa.

Script #1

Black untitled wrappers, noted as work copy #3 on the front wrapper. Title page present, dated January 7, 1982, with credits for screenwriters Nick Hurk, and Ben Roberts Davis. 159 leaves, with last page of text numbered 132. Mechanical duplication, with yellow revision pages throughout. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Near Fine bound with a silver prong binding.

Script #2

Red untitled wrappers. Title page present, with credits for screenwriter Nick Hurk, and Ben Roberts Davis, and author Hurk Davis. 172 leaves, with last page of text numbered 165. Mechanical duplication. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Near Fine bound with silver prong binding.

[Book #140740]

Price: $150.00