The Great White Hope

Martin Ritt (director)
Howard Sackler (play, screenwriter)
James Earl Jones, Jane Alexander, Chester Morris, Hal Holbrook (starring)

Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1969. Final Draft script for the 1970 film. Laid in with the script is a production memo dated November 5, 1969, paper-clipped to two blue revision pages that correspond to the revision pages bound into the script.

Based on Howard Sackler's 1968 Pulitzer Prize, Tony Award, and New York Drama Critics' Circle Award-winning play, a fictionalized account of the life of boxing champion Jack Johnson. James Earl Jones, in his first starring role, and Jane Alexander, in her first film credit, were both nominated for Oscars, reprising their lead roles from the Broadway production.

Shot on location in London, Arizona, and Barcelona.

Blue titled wrappers, noted as FINAL on the front wrapper, noted as production No. 196, dated September 26, 1969. Title page present, dated September 26, 1969, noted as FINAL, with credits for screenwriter Howard Sackler. 152 leaves, with last page of text numbered 51. Xerographic duplication on eye-rest green stock, rectos only, with two blue revision pages dated 11/5/69. Pages Fine, wrapper Near Fine, bound internally with three gold brads.

[Book #156231]