London: Winkast Film Productions, circa early 1970s. Two scripts, a first draft script and a draft script, for an unproduced film. Annotations in holograph pencil on two pages, one with what appears to be a question mark and another with a question mark and a strike.
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).
English novelist and playwright, Barry England is best known for his first novel, the 1968 thriller "Figures in a Landscape," made into the 1970 Joseph Losey film of the same name, starring Robert Shaw and Malcolm McDowell.
1900, in the Arizona border town of Berwick, a group of thieves and entertainers are hatching a plan to break into the vault at the bank. The sheriff and mayor are on guard, and everyone is suspicious of the weathered, inscrutable old Jed Bounty.
First draft screenplay:
Blue titled wrappers, noted as FIRST DRAFT on the front wrapper. Title page present, noted as First Draft, with credits for screenwriter Barry England. 161 leaves, with last page of text numbered 158. Offset duplication, rectos only. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Near Fine, bound with three gold brads.
Orange untitled wrappers with die-cut title window in the British style. Title page present, with credits for screenwriter Barry England. 135 leaves, with last page of text numbered 131. Mimeographed, rectos only. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Near Fine, bound internally with two flat metal brads.