N.p. N.p., 1972. Early Draft script for the 1974 film, here under the working title "Black Bart," dated November 3, 1972.
Director Mel Brooks' slapstick homage to the Western, in which an escaped African American railroad construction worker becomes the sheriff in an all-white town, and must protect it from politicians and railroad tycoons looking to raze it. A witty satire on the racism often inherent in Hollywood's depiction of the American West, among many other targets. Nominated for three Academy Awards.
Set in the fictional frontier town of Rock Ridge, shot on location in California.
Green titled wrappers, noted as DRAFT on the front wrapper. Title page present, dated November 3, 1972, noted as DRAFT, with credits for screenwriters Mel Brooks, Richard Pryor, Andrew Bergman, Norman Steinberg, and Alan Unger and story credit for Andrew Bergman. 111 leaves, with last page of text numbered 110. Mimeograph duplication, rectos only. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Near Fine, bound internally with two gold brads.
National Film Registry.