Next of Kin

Thomas Rickman (screenwriter)

N.p. N.p., Unknown. Revised Draft script for an unproduced film. Written by noted screenwriter Thomas Rickman, whose produced work includes "Kansas City Bomber" (1972), "The Laughing Policeman" (1973), and "Coal Miner's Daughter" (1980). Not to be confused with the 1989 film starring Patrick Swayze.

On a train bound for Kentucky, an unnamed soldier murders a honor guard sent to escort the body of a soldier killed in battle to his family, stealing the sergeant's identity in order to avoid being court-martialed for previously killing a different officer. A friendship develops between the soldier, posing as the now-deceased "Sergeant Peck," and the fallen soldier's family and fiancee, who believe him to be a valiant, kind man, sending the soldier into escalating guilt and shame.

Set in Western Kentucky.

Blue titled wrappers. Title page present, noted as REVISED, with credits for screenwriter Thomas Rickman. 112 leaves, with last page of text numbered 110. Xerographic duplication, rectos only. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus overall, bound internally with three gold brads.

[Book #146475]