The Man on the Balcony

Maj Sjowall (screenwriter, novel)
Per Wahloo (screenwriter, novel)
Arne Mattsson (screenwriter)

Stockholm, Sweden: Concorde Film, 1974. Draft script for an unproduced film. With the name of the script written across the folder in holograph pencil, and a few small holograph pencil and ink annotations (presumably secretarial) throughout correcting grammatical errors. Laid in with the script is a three-page typed summary of the story, and a two-page typed letter addressed from Concorde Films managing director Lennart Berns to casting agent Paul Kohner suggesting actor Charles Bronson for the part of police detective Martin Beck. Text in English.

Based on screenwriters Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo's 1967 mystery novel, about a Swedish police detective who realizes an anonymous serial robber might be the only witness to a string of grisly child murders in Stockholm. Eventually successfully produced in 1993 by director Daniel Alfredson and screenwriter Jonas Cornell, but bearing little relation to the authors' earliest vision.

Set in Stockholm.

Tall, housed in an untitled beige card folder. Title page present, with credits for screenwriter-novelists Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo, and screenwriter Arne Mattsson. 177 leaves, with last page of text numbered 174. Xerographic duplication, rectos only. Pages Very Good plus, unbound.

[Book #146979]