Borsalino [Marseille 1930]

Paris: Adel Productions, Circa 1969. Draft script for the 1970 French film noir, here under the working title "Marseille 1930." Text in French.

Annotation on front wrapper of release title, written large and boldly in cursive holograph pencil, with working title on title page. Erased annotations in holograph pencil still visible on upper left of title page of names of actors "Alan Delon," and "Belmondo," with two other names illegible. A few annotations in holograph pencil and ink on several pages circling characters or props and one noting the camera field of vision, otherwise changes to scene numbers.

Based on the 1959 history of Marseille gangsters "Bandits a Marseille" by Eugene Saccamano. Two small time gangsters (Belmondo and Delon), in 1930s Marseille, join forces and go into business themselves, vying for control against mob bosses. Director Jacques Deray released the sequel "Borsalino and Co" in 1974, starring Alain Delon and Riccardo Cucciolla.

Set in and shot on location in Marseille and Paris.

Gray untitled wrappers, bound at the left in black cloth tape as issued. Title page present. Mimeograph duplication, rectos only. Pages Near Fine with first two pages separating from binding near top, wrapper with light soiling, else Near Fine, bound with binding tape.

Grant France. Spicer France.

[Book #148989]