The Sun Also Rises
Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1957. Final Draft script for the 1957 film. Bound in, following the script, is a 5/28/57 blue revision of page one.
The first screen adaptation of the 1926 novel by Ernest Hemingway. One of the most honest "big" film adaptations of its era, due mainly to the screenplay by novelist and Hemingway acolyte Peter Viertel. Featuring a standout performance by Errol Flynn as the hedonistic, hard-drinking, burned-out Mike Campbell...in other words, himself.
Shot on location in Pamplona, Paris, Biarritz, and Mexico.
Blue titled wrappers, noted as FINAL on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped copy No. 97 and production No. 683, dated February 20, 1957. Distribution page present, with receipt removed. Title page present, dated February 20, 1957, noted as Final Script. 154 leaves, with last page of text numbered 142. Mimeograph duplication, rectos only, with blue revision pages throughout, dated variously between 3/11/57 and 6/3/57. Pages with silverfish damage to the corners of the first few pages and final revision page, else Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus with toning and creasing at the extremities and a small dampstain to the heel, bound internally with three gold brads.
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