N.p. N.p., 1956. Draft script for a 1956 student film. Front wrapper title in decorative holograph black ink, presumably by the screenwriter. Based on the 1890 story by Ambrose Bierce. 22 pages of storyboards, corresponding with the script that follows, all bound together. Decorative cast and crew invite to premiere and wrap party laid in.
The second filmed version of Bierce's short story (the first one, titled "The Bridge," was made by Charles Vidor in 1929), virtually unknown, preceding both the well known 1959 version filmed for the fifth season of Rod Serling's "The Twilight Zone" and the French version made in 1962 by Robert Enrico.
According to the 1956-57 Film Review of Student Productions presented by Department of Cinema and Delta Kappa Alpha at the University of Southern California (USC), the film was part of the Productions of the Graduate Workshop in the fall of 1956. Laid in is an invitation to premiere screening held at CineManor, where USC's California National Honorary Cinema Fraternity, Delta Kappa Alpha, hosted screenings and social events. Douglas W. Gallez served as President of the Alpha USC Chapter at the time. Not in IMDB.
Presumably shot in Southern California. Set in Civil War era Alabama.
Pale untitled wrapper, with credits for screenwriter. Title page present, with credits for story writer Ambrose Bierce and screenwriter Douglas W. Gallez. 45 leaves, with last page of text numbered 22. Mimeograph (both storyboards and script). Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus, bound with two gold brads.