London: Enigma Productions Ltd., 1979. First Draft script for the 1981 film. Copy belonging to first assistant director Jonathan Benson, with his name in holograph ink on the title page and extensive notations in holograph ink on the verso of several pages toward the end of the script.
Based on the true story of two British runners who compete in the 1924 Olympics. Ian Holm was nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the Cannes Film Festival, where the film was also nominated for the Palme d'Or. Winner of four Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Screenplay, and nominated for three others.
Set and shot on location in the UK.
Red untitled wrappers with a die-cut title window in the British style. Title page present, dated 11 December 1979, noted as "First Draft / (Revised at 11 December 1979)," with credits for screenwriter Colin Welland. 136 leaves, with last page of text numbered 135. Roneograph, rectos only. Pages Very Good plus, with light foxing, wrapper Very Good plus, bound internally with two silver flat brads.