The Grass is Greener

Universal City, CA: Universal Pictures, 1957. First Draft script for the 1960 film. Copy belonging to associate producer James H. Ware with his name on the front wrapper, and his annotations throughout in holograph pencil and ink. 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 1956 play of the same name by Margaret Vyner, who also wrote the screenplay, Victor and Hillary live in castle and get so down on their luck that they begin having tourists visit their castle. Millionaire Charles Delacro soon visits and takes a great liking to the home, as well as to Hillary and a love triangle quickly develops.

Set in Hampshire, England, shot on location in Lacock and Surrey, England.

Green titled wrappers. Title page present, dated August 4, 1957, noted as First Draft Screenplay, with credits for screenwriters Hugh and Margaret Williams. 144 leaves, with last page of text numbered 141. Multilith duplication, with revision pages throughout, dated August 12, 1959 . Pages Very Good plus, wrapper Very Good plus bound with three silver brads.

Olive Films 649.

[Book #140968]

Price: $650.00