Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man [Ernest Hemingway's Young Man]
Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1961. Revised Final Draft script for the 1962 film.
Based on Ernest Hemingway's "A Farewell to Arms," as well as his "Nick Adams" stories, which appeared in his books "In Our Time" and "Men Without Women," amongst others.
The story of a 19-year-old who leaves his Michigan home, holding various jobs before signing up to become an ambulance driver for the Italian Army during World War I. In Italy he finds and loses love before returning home to Michigan a changed man. Nominated for five Golden Globes including Best Drama and Best Supporting Actor,the film received mixed reviews, and reflects the inherent difficulties in attempting to bring Hemingway to the big screen.
Set in Michigan, New York, and Italy, shot on location in Mellen, Wisconsin and Verona, Italy.
Red titled wrappers, noted as REVISED FINAL on the front wrapper, dated October 17 1961. Title page present, dated October 17, 1961, noted as Revised Final, with credits for screenwriter A.E. Hotchner. 167 leaves, with last page of text numbered 67. Mimeograph duplication, rectos only, with blue revision pages throughout, dated variously between 10/23/61 and 11/27/61. Pages with silverfish damage to the top of the confidentiality page and a small amount to the top of the title page, else Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus, bound internally with three gold brads.
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