Beverly Hills, CA: Paramount Pictures, 1973. Second Draft script for the 1974 film. Copy belonging to uncredited crew member Gerard Dery, with his name in holograph ink on the front wrapper.
One of the greatest crime films of the twentieth century and arguably a better film than its predecessor, Part II functions dually as both prequel and sequel in continuing the story of the Corleone empire and the corrupting influence of power. Winner of six Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best Supporting Actor for Robert De Niro. Nominated for five others, including twice more for Best Supporting Actor for Lee Strasberg and Michael V. Gazzo, Best Supporting Actress for Talia Shire, and Best Actor for Al Pacino.
Set in pre-revolution Cuba, Lake Tahoe, Italy, and 1920s New York, shot on location in the Dominican Republic, Sicily, New York, Washington DC, Las Vegas, and various California locations.
White illustrated wrapers. Title page present, dated September 24, 1973, noted as Second Draft, with credits for screenwriters Mario Puzo and Francis Ford Coppola. 201 leaves, with last leaf of text numbered 200. Mimeographed. Pages Very Good plus, wrapper Very Good, with splashes to the front wrapper, bound with two gold brads.
National Film Registry. Ebert III. Penzler 101.