A Yank in Korea [Rookie in Korea]
Culver City, CA: Columbia Pictures, 1950. Archive of material from the 1951 film belonging to actor Lon McCallister, including a Final Draft script with McCallister's annotations throughout, an eleven page shooting schedule, four reference photographs, and three poster mock-ups for the film. Additionally laid in with the script are two loose leaves, one with notes in McCallister's hand, noting lines of dialogue.
A group of green army recruits nicknamed the "peach fuzz brigade" become hardened over the course of the Korean War, facing violent raids and attacks by snipers.
Green titled Columbia Pictures wrappers, noting the working title "Rookie in Korea," noted as FINAL DRAFT on the front wrapper and production No. 8031, dated Oct. 17, 1950. Title page present, dated October 17, 1950, noted as Final Draft, with credits for screenwriter William Sackheim. 124 leaves, with last page of text numbered 133. Mimeograph duplication on eye-rest green stock, rectos only, with yellow revision pages throughout, dated October 24, 1950. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Near Fine, bound with two gold brads.
8 x 10 inches. Fine.
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