N.p. N.p., Circa 1979. Draft script for an unproduced film.
A pacifist professor of physics at a southern university is convicted of manslaughter and incarcerated. Screenwriter James Dickey was best known for his prolific work as a poet, as well as for the 1970 novel "Deliverance" and its subsequent adaptation for the 1972 film.
"The Sentence" was inspired by Dickey's 1975 arrest after crashing into a utility pole. Novelist Ben Greer, who at the time worked as a prison guard and studied creative writing under Dickey at the University of South Carolina, also acted as an uncredited consultant to the script.
Tan wrappers with a generic name-and-address logo for Charles Fries Productions. Title page present with credit for screenwriter Dickey. 106 leaves, with last page of text numbered 105. Photographically reproduced, rectos only. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus, bound with two gold brads.