Wait Until Dark

Lee Remick, Robert Duvall (starring)
Arthur Penn (director)
Frederick Knott (playwright)
Mitchell Ryan, Val Bisoglio (starring)

N.p. N.p., Circa 1966. First Draft script for the 1966 Broadway play. SIGNED on the title page by playwright Frederick Knott. Copy belonging to actor Robert Duvall, with his substantive annotations regarding lines and delivery in manuscript ink throughout.

Script evidently also shared by actors Julie Herrod and Mitchell Ryan (a common practice in theatre productions), with their annotations (underlining) in manuscript ink and pencil on several pages as well.

A blind woman is tormented by three violent criminals who believe a doll stuffed with smuggled heroin is hidden in her apartment. Basis for the 1967 film directed by Terence Young and starring Audrey Hepburn.

Set in Greenwich Village.

Gray wrappers with the title affixed to the front wrapper on a label. Title page present, undated, noted as FIRST DRAFT, with credits for playwright Frederick Knott. 164 leaves, with last page of text numbered III-3-16. Mimeograph duplication, rectos only. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus, with light yapping on the edges, bound internally with three silver brads.

[Book #157407]