Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1972. Final Shooting script for the 1972 film.
Based on Graham Green's 1969 novel. One of George Cukor's final films, described by Roger Ebert as a "sort of art deco journey across Europe on the Istanbul Express," wherein a bank clerk is summoned by his elderly but still youthful aunt to rescue her lover Mr. Visconti, who is being held for ransom in the Turkey. Merging the early 1970s with high British culture, the film explores marijuana, hippies, brothels, paramours, fancy trains, gigolos, and a preference for journey over destination.
Goldenrod titled wrappers, dated February 25, 1972, with credits for screenwriters Wheeler and Allen, and for director Cukor. 109 leaves, mechanical duplication. Studio information at the top of the front wrapper has been crossed through in black marker. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Near Fine, bound with two gold brads.