To Kill a Mockingbird

Harper Lee (novel)
Robert Mulligan (director)
Horton Foote (screenwriter)
Gregory Peck, Mary Badham, Phillip Alford, Brock Peters, Robert Duvall (starring)

Universal City: Universal-International Pictures, 1961. Final script for the classic 1962 film. Copy belonging to uncredited unit publicist Betty Mitchell, with her name on the front wrapper in manuscript ink.

Based on the 1960 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Harper Lee. One of the greatest and most loved literary adaptations ever to reach the screen, and the film debut of Robert Duvall, in a dialogue-free role, as Boo Radley. Nominated for eight Academy Awards, winning three, including Best Actor for Gregory Peck and Best Screenplay. Nominated for the Palme d'Or.

Set in fictional town of Maycomb, Alabama, shot on location in Monroeville, Alabama and Pasadena, California.

Red titled wrappers, noted as FINAL SCREENPLAY on the front wrapper, dated December 27, 1961. Title page present, noted as Final Screenplay, with credits for screenwriter Horton Foote. 148 leaves, with last page of text numbered 136. Mimeograph duplication on eye-rest green stock, rectos only, with blue and pink revision pages throughout, dated between 1/17/62 and 2/12/62. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Near Fine, bound with three gold brads.

In a custom red quarter-leather clamshell box.

National Film Registry. Penzler, 101 Greatest Films of Mystery and Suspense.

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