Death Hunt [Arctic Rampage]

N.p. N.p., 1980. Revised Draft script for the 1981 film, here under the working title "Arctic Rampage." Copy belonging to actor Henry Beckman, with annotations, in holograph pencil, circling every instance of his character, the mad trapper Bill Luce, with those pages frequently dog-eared. Annotation of copy number "118," in holograph pencil, to the top right corner of the title page.

Beckman was a noted Canadian character actor who appeared on stage, film, and television for over five decades. His feature film appearances include Alfred Hitchcock's "Marnie" (1964), and David Cronenberg's "The Brood" (1979), and his notable television appearances include "Peyton Place" (1964-1965), "McHale's Navy" (1965-1966), and more recently, as the recurring Detective Briggs in "The X-Files" (1993-1998).

A terrific thriller loosely based on a real-life Canadian manhunt in the 1930s, wherein a Canadian Mountie is assigned to track down an experienced wilderness trapper who has been wrongly accused of murder.

Set in the Yukon Territory in Canada, shot on location in Albuquerque, New Mexico and Alberta, Canada.

Self-wrappers with front wrapper integral with title page, dated February 21, 1980, noted as REVISED, with credits for screenwriters Michael Grais and Mark Victor. 114 leaves, with last page of text numbered 112. Xerographic duplication, rectos only, with pink revision pages throughout, dated February 21/80. Pages Near Fine, bound with three gold brads.


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