N.p. N.p., Circa 1960s, 1980s. Draft script and Second Rough Draft for an unproduced, English-language film, circa 1960s and 1980s, about the life of St. Martin de Porres. Laid in one of the scripts is a typed note identifying Martin as the subject of the script and noting the date of his canonization.
Although the scripts appear to have been written at different times, and there are significant differences between them, there are also enough textual similarities to confidently suggest they were both written by Raymond Ferrante, despite the early script containing no credits.
The titular character was born to a Spanish father and a woman of African and Native American Heritage, He is the patron saint of mixed-race peoples, and those seeking racial harmony, as well as barbers, innkeepers, and public health workers. He was canonized by Pope John XXIII in 1962, roughly corresponding with the first script on offer.
First script: Yellow titled wrappers. 117 leaves, with last page of text numbered 117. Mimeographed, rectos only. Pages Very Good, wrapper Very Good, with a dampstain to the rear wrapper and about half the pages, bound with two gold brads.
Second script: Red titled wrappers, noted as SECOND ROUGH DRAFT on the front wrapper, with credits for screenwriter Raymond Ferrante. Title page present, noted as SECOND ROUGH DRAFT, with credits for Ferrante. 175 leaves, with last leaf of text numbered 174. Xerographically reproduced. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus bound with three gold brads.