Captain Newman, M.D.

Universal City: Universal International Pictures, 1962. Final Draft script for the 1963 film.

Based on the 1961 novel by Leo Rosten. An Army doctor in charge of a neuropsychiatric ward at an Air Corps hospital in Arizona encounters a variety of tough, humorous, and touching cases. Rosten's novel took inspiration from the experiences of his wartime friend Ralph Greenson, a psychoanalytic doctor who was one of the first in his field to link post-traumatic stress disorder (although that terminology was not yet in use) with the ordeals of war. Nominated for three Academy Awards, including Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Bobby Darin.

Set and shot on location in Arizona.

Red titled wrappers, noted as FINAL SCREENPLAY on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped production No. 8473, dated November 19, 1962. Title page present, with credits for screenwriter Richard L. Breen. 163 leaves, with last page of text numbered 167. Mimeographed, rectos only, with pink, yellow, and blue revision pages throughout, dated variously between 11/26/62 and 1/31/63. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus, bound with three gold brads.


[Book #145983]

Price: $325.00