Last Bus to Banjo Creek

Ted Willis (screenwriter)
Helen H. Wilson (author)
Rod Taylor (starring)

N.p. N.p., 1966. Draft script for an unproduced film. Copy belonging to crew member James H. Ware. Ware was a major presence in British and American cinema, best known for his work on "Beat the Devil" (1953), "Room at the Top" (1959), "Our Man in Havana" (1959), "Charade" (1963), and "The Spy Who Came in from the Cold" (1965).

Based on the short story “The Skedule” by Helen H. Wilson, about a prim and proper English woman and an Aussie traveling together through the Outback, where an African Queen-esque romance soon develops. A pet project of Australian actor Rod Taylor, who struggled from 1964 until 1974 to get this film made, though he was ultimately unsuccessful.

Set in Australia.

Green blank wrappers with die cut title window in the British style. Title page present, dated July 1966, with credits for screenwriter Ted Willis, and author Helen H. Wilson. 144 leaves, with last page of text numbered 131. Mechanical duplication, with pink and yellow revision pages throughout, dated variously between September 24, 1967 and September 26, 1967. Pages Very Good plus, wrapper Very Good plus bound with two gold brads.

[Book #140950]