The Violent Land

N.p. N.p., early 1960s. Draft script for an unproduced film.

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).

Actor and director Brian G. Hutton, noted for "Where Eagles Dare" (1968) and "Kelly's Heroes" (1970), adapts William Jacobs' 1959 western novel "This Violent Land" for the screen.

Violence sires violence in this tale of two brothers, Travis and Bowie Malibar. After Bowie kills their father, Travis sets out to seek revenge and to prove his manhood to the widow Zoanna (who loves Bowie). Travis succeeds in killing his brother Bowie, only to be shot by Zoanna's teen son upon his return.

Set in Arizona.

Blue untitled wrappers with die-cut title window in the British style. Title page present, with credits for screenwriter Brian G. Hutton and novelist William Jacobs. 131 leaves, with last page of text numbered 130. Xerographic duplication, rectos only. Pages Near FIne, wrapper Near Fine, bound internally with two flat metal brads.

[Book #147433]