Paint Your Wagon

Los Angeles: Paramount Pictures, 1968. Final Draft script for the 1969 musical Western film. After the Lerner and Loewe musical debuted on Broadway, Paramount put an estimated $20 million into the production, for which Lerner and Andre Previn wrote an additional five songs.

Jean Seberg portrays a woman sold to Marvin and Eastwood by a Mormon. She subsequently demands equal rights for her gender and chooses to live with both men. With assistance from The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, the trio attempt something like a heist by tunneling underneath a gold dust boomtown, while working their way through 13 songs. "Paint Your Wagon" was one of the last widescreen Technicolor musicals, and one of playwright Paddy Chayesfsky's lesser-known adaptations. Chayefsky was decidedly Kubrick-esque in his output over the years, and chose his projects carefully. Compared to "The Americanization of Emily" (1964), "The Hospital" (1971), "Network" (1976), and "Altered States" (1980), this project today stands out as nearly experimental. Nominated for an Academy Award.

Set in California, shot on location in California and Oregon.

Blue titled wrapper. Title page present, dated May 16, 1968, noted as FINAL DRAFT. 158 leaves, with last page of text numbered 153. Mimeographed, rectos only. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good, bound internally with two gold brads.

Hardy, The BFI Companion to Crime, p. 315. Pitt 3009.


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