London: The Rank Organization, 1968. Draft script for the 1968 film. Laid in are two pages of corrections. With annotations in holograph ink and pencil throughout. 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 Jon Cleary's 1966 novel of the same title. The New South Wales police sergeant Scobie Malone is summoned for questioning and cooperation when the Australian High Commissioner is wanted in England for murder. Now he must uncover the truth, as well protect the High Commissioner from assassination attempts.
Set in London, shot on location there, as well as New South Wales, Australia.
Teal blank wrappers with die cut title window in the British style. Title page present, dated October 20, 1967, with credits for author Jon Cleary, and screenwriter Wilfred Greatorex. 136 leaves, with last page of text numbered 132. Mechanical duplication, with pink revision pages throughout, dated variously between November 15, 1967 and January 8, 1968. Pages Very Good plus, wrapper Very Good plus bound internally with two gold brads.