Village of the Giants

Moore Park, Australia: Embassy Pictures, 1965. Final Draft script for the 1965 film. Copy belonging to actor Hank Jones, who played the role of "Chuck," with his name to the front wrapper in black ink. With 19 pages of deleted scenes laid in. Loosely based on the 1904 H.G. Wells book "The Food of the Gods."

Another of director Bert I. Gordon's "big" films, in which some element or character grows to monstrous size, only this time he had the novel idea to combine the sci-fi trope with a teenage beach film, with "Village of the Giants" as the laughably campy result. A group of teenagers (including Beau Bridges) accidentally stumbles upon a way to grow themselves to unusually large size and terrorizes a small town, until a young Ron Howard (the nerdly "Genius" character) figures out how to turn them small again.

Set in the small fictional town of Hainesville, California, shot on location in Los Angeles.

White titled front self wrapper and blue rear wrapper, noted as FINAL DRAFT on the front wrapper, dated April 13, 1965, with credits for screenwriter Alan Caillou, and story writer Bert I. Gordon. Title page integral with the front wrapper, as issued. 130 leaves, with last page of text numbered 135. Mechanically reproduced, with blue revision pages throughout, dated 4-19-65 and 4-27-65. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus bound with three gold brads.

Weldon 1983.


[Book #141952]

Price: $1,750.00