A Town Called Hell [A Town Called Bastard]

London: Benmar Productions, Circa 1971. Revised Draft script for the 1971 Spanish/UK Western, here under the original release title "A Town Called Bastard." Copy belonging to actor Martin Landau, with his holograph ink annotations on the title page. Laid in with the script are a number of production documents, including a set of approximately 50 revision pages with annotations by Landau, two carbon typescript shooting schedules, an exhibitor's showmanship manual, and two Spanish newspaper clippings.

Also laid in is a vintage photograph, showing director Robert Parrish at work on the set.

A woman whose husband was wrongfully killed by Mexican revolutionaries arrives in a corrupt village, offering a reward to anyone who can help her bring the revolutionary leader to justice. The title was changed for the US release, as "bastard" was considered offensive.

Set in the fictional Mexican town of Bastard (or Hell), shot on location in Madrid and Andalusia, Spain.

Gray untitled generic Creative Management Associates wrappers. Title page present, noted as REVISED, with credits for screenwriter Richard Aubrey. 103 leaves, with last page of text numbered 101. Xerographic duplication, rectos only. Pages Very Good plus, wrapper Very Good plus overall, bound internally with three gold brads.

Pitts 4471.

[Book #147165]