Culver City, CA: Tri-Star [TriStar] Pictures, 1990. First Draft script for an unproduced film. INSCRIBED by screenwriter John Wilder to actor Johnny Crawford, who played Mark McCain in the original television series, on the title page: "For the only Rifleman. / The original. The authentic. / If it feels all right to you, then I've done the best I could do. / As always, / John / 3/12/90."
Based on the classic Western television series starring Chuck Connors and Johnny Crawford, about a widowed father and Union Civil War veteran raising his young son in the fictitious town of North Fork, New Mexico Territory.
Goldenrod titled wrappers, noted as FIRST DRAFT on the front wrapper, dated March 12, 1990. Title page present, dated March 12, 1990, noted as FIRST DRAFT, with credits for screenwriter John Wilder. 149 leaves, with last page of text numbered 148. Xerographic duplication, rectos only. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus, lightly dampstained along the bottom of the front wrapper and page edges, bound with three gold brads.
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