The Crowded Sky

Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers, 1959. Estimating script for the 1960 film on yellow stock, except title/distribution page (white), and second ("This Script Is Not Final ...") page (pink), copy belonging to uncredited crew member Nick Bova, with name in holograph ink on front wrapper and annotations in holograph red pencil, graphite pencil, and ink throughout.

Based on the 1960 novel by Hank Searls. The troubled and complicated lives of passengers and crew of a commercial airliner and a US Navy jet are examined as severe weather and a malfunctioning radio bring the two planes on an inextricable course toward collision.

Shot on location in Washington DC, and Naval Air Station North Island, Coronado, California.

Beige titled wrappers, noted as ESTIMATING SCRIPT on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped copy No. 60, dated June 5, 1959. Title page integral with Distribution page, receipt intact, dated 6/5/59, noted as ESTIMATING. 128 leaves, with last page of text numbered 122. Mimeograph duplication, rectos only. Pages Very Good plus, wrapper Very Good plus, bound internally with two gold brads.

[Book #151413]