Blood and Sand

Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1941. Temporary Draft script for the 1941 film. Copy belonging to producer Daryl F. Zanuck, with his bold annotations in holograph pencil throughout.

Similar to the Italian Peplum (sword-and-sandal) epics, the film follows the rise and fall of an illiterate peasant (played by Tyrone Powell) who becomes a renowned bullfighter, and who manages to catch the eye of Rita Hayworth along the way. Winner of an Academy Award for Best Cinematography, and nominated for one other.

Set in Spain, shot on location in Mexico City.

Green titled wrappers, noted as TEMPORARY on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped copy No. 614 and production No. 2093, dated Jan 6, 1941. Distribution page present, with receipt removed, rubber-stamped copy No. 1. Title page present, dated January 6, 1941, noted as Temporary Script, with credits for screenwriter Jo Swerling and novelist Vincente Blasco Ibanez. 171 leaves, with last page of text numbered 269. Mimeograph duplication. Pages Fine, wrapper Very Good, bound internally with three gold brads.

[Book #143897]

Price: $2,500.00