The Walking Stick

London: Winkast Film Productions, 1968. Two Draft scripts for the 1970 film. One undated, 163-page script with holograph annotations throughout regarding shot timing. The second, a much smaller rainbow revision script, at 125 pages, dated November 22nd, 1968 with "Complete '46" in holograph pencil on title page below title.

From the estate of film producer Elliott Kastner, whose best known credits include "The Long Goodbye” (Robert Altman, 1973), "The Missouri Breaks" (Arthur Penn, 1976), and “Heat” (Michael Mann, 1996).

Based on the 1967 novel of the same name by Winston Graham. Deborah Dainton (Samantha Eggar), a polio victim in childhood, is a young woman who uses a walking stick she doesn't really need and leads a heavily structured, somewhat reclusive life, until she meets the charming, mediocre artist, Leigh Hartley (David Hemmings). Through Hartley's insistence, friendship, then romance blossoms and Dainton feels truly happy for the first time in her life. It is then Hartley reveals a plot he and his friends have, to rob diamonds from the auction house she works at and Dainton finds that nearly everything Hartley had told her about himself has been a lie.

Set in and shot on location in Buckinghamshire and London, England.

Undated Script:

Dark green untitled wrapper with die-cut title window in the British style. Title page present, with credits for screenwriter George Bluestone and author Winston Graham. 167 leaves, with last page of text numbered 163. Mimeographed, rectos only. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Near Fine, bound internally with two flat metal brads

"November 22nd, 1968" Dated Script:

Black untitled wrapper with die-cut title window in the British style. Title page present, dated November 22nd, 1968, with credits for author Winston Graham, screenwriter George Bluestone and Additional Dialogue by Al Lettieri. 125 leaves, with last page of text numbered 115. Mimeographed and Offset duplication revision pages, rectos only, with blue, yellow, goldenrod and white revision pages throughout, dated variously between 21.11.68 and 24.2.69. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus with some white inkstaining to front and larger white inkstaining to rear near spine, bound internally with two gold brads.

[Book #147180]

Price: $650.00