Next to No Time

London: Montpelier, 1957. Shooting script for the 1958 film. Copy belonging to crew member James H. Ware with his name and annotations in holograph ink and pencil throughout. 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). Laid in is a note from James Ware.

Based on Paul Gallico's short story "The Enchanted Hour," a British man is sent to America to negotiate a deal for which he is clearly out his depth.

Set in the United States, shot on location in England.

Black untitled wrappers. Title page present, dated May 1957, noted as SHOOTING SCRIPT. 107 leaves, with last page of text numbered 101. Mimeograph duplication, with blue and pink revision pages throughout, dated variously between June 28, 1957 and July 31, 1957. Pages Very Good plus, wrapper Very Good plus bound with two silver brads.

[Book #140967]

Price: $400.00