Troublemaker [Trouble-fete]

Montreal: Cooperation Productions, 1964. Original French scenario script for the 1964 film, here under the original French-Canadian title, "Trouble-fete." Bound at the front of the script is a Canadian program from the premiere of the film in Montreal, Friday, March 20, 1964. The program features film reviews by Jean Le Moyne and Jacques Godbout, and extensive film credits.

Lucien (Hamelin) is a middle-class teenager actively involved in campus politics, inciting protests and fighting to change the moral face of his college. He changes the life of an incompetent teacher, is expelled from school, and accidentally causes the death of a gay man. Religious themes, human sexuality, and an early entry in Canadian feature film industry, just as the country's federal government took measures to expand cinema audiences. Director Patry's first feature film, his earlier ventures, part of the cinema verite movement, include "Eye Witness No. 99" (1958), "The Little Sisters" (1959), "Le chanoine Lionel Groulx, historien" (1960), "Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine" (1962), and "Francoise" (1964).

Set in Montreal.

Green and white untitled wrappers. Title page present, undated, noted as "Scenario," with credits for screenwriters Lord and Patry. 76 leaves, with last page of text numbered 76. Xerographically reproduced. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus, side-stapled. Bound-in program 9 leaves, Near Fine.

[Book #143860]

Price: $250.00