North Hollywood: Republic Pictures, 1947. Revised shooting script for the 1949 film. Based on the story "The Leader of the People," published in 1937 by John Steinbeck, who adapted the work for this film. Housed in a custom red cloth chemise and slipcase with a leather label and gilt titles.
A young boy is enamored with the colt he has been entrusted to raise, only to find the colt has caught an illness and is dying. Steinbeck's first film assignment, though other Steinbeck screenplays would end up being released prior to "The Red Pony." At the time it was the longest and costliest production in Republic history, borrowing Robert Mitchum from RKO and also starring Myrna Loy.
Set in California and shot there on location.
Pink titled wrappers, noted as REVISED SHOOTING SCRIPT on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped copy No. 116 and production No. 1667, dated May 1, 1947, with credits for screenwriter John Steinbeck and producer/director Lewis Milestone. Distribution page present, with receipt removed. Title page integral with the first page of the text, dated April 30, 1947, noted as REVISED SHOOTING SCRIPT. 143 leaves, with last page of text numbered 141. Mimeograph. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus, bound with two gold brads.
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