The Harder They Fall

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Film Scripts

Culver City, CA: Columbia Pictures, 1955. Revised Final Draft script for the 1956 film, with rainbow revisions.

Released just two years after "On the Waterfront" (1954), the multi-award-winning collaboration between Elia Kazan and Budd Schulberg, and based on Budd Schulberg's 1947 novel about a once respected sportswriter now forced to work for a crooked promoter who is taking advantage of a promising young fighter. Nominated for an Academy Award. Humphrey Bogart's final film.

Shot on location in California, Chicago, and New York.

White studio wrappers, noted as REVISED FINAL DRAFT on the front wrapper, production No. 1315, dated Oct. 12, 1955. Title page present, dated October 12, 1955, noted as REVISED FINAL DRAFT, with a credit for screenwriter Yordan. 160 leaves, with last page of text numbered 141. Mimeograph on eye-rest green stock, with yellow, blue, pink, and eye-rest green revision pages throughout, dated variously between 11/2/55 and 12/15/55. Pages and wrapper Near Fine, bound with three gold brads.

Grant US. Hardy, The BFI Companion to Crime. Selby US. Silver Classic Noir. Spicer US.

[Book #145319]

Price: $1,750.00