The Killing of a Chinese Bookie

John Cassavetes (director, screenwriter)
Ben Gazzara, Catherine Wong, Seymour Cassell (starring)

Beverly Hills, CA: Faces, 1975. Draft script for the 1976 film. Copy belonging to crew member Lanie Heffernan, with her annotations in manuscript ink on two pages in the script, including her name on the top right corner of revision page 2A.

Laid in with the script is a 30-page shooting schedule dated July 7, 1975, and a four-page staff and crew list dated July 8, 1975.

The fourth of five films made by pioneering independent filmmaker John Cassavetes under his Faces distribution company, about a strip club owner who is forced to perform a hit by the mob as payment for gambling debts.

Red titled wrappers, noted as copy No. 5 in manuscript ink annotation on the front wrapper. Title page present, dated June 1975, with credit for director and screenwriter John Cassavetes. 115 leaves, with last page of text numbered 96. Xerographic duplication, rectos only, with blue and pink revision pages throughout, dated variously between 7/7/75 and 7/9/75. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus, with moderate wear on the rear wrapper. Housed in a black three-ring binder.

Criterion Collection 254. Silver Classic Noir. Spicer US.

[Book #158009]