London: Romulus, 1961. Draft script for the 1962 film. Copy belonging to producer 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).
Based on the novel of the same name also by James Barlow, Graham Weir is an alcoholic schoolteacher who can not advance in his career due to his refusal to fight in the Second World War. He is working at a school where the teens do not like to be there and he is having a fallout with his wife, all while a young student begins to have a crush on him, leading to him catching a false sexual molestation charge.
Set in London, shot on location in Ireland.
Blue titled wrappers. Title page present, dated November 17, 1961. 168 leaves, with last page of text numbered 171. Mimeograph duplication, with pink revision pages throughout. Pages Very Good plus, wrapper Very Good plus bound internally with three silver brads.