The Moonshine War

Alan Alda, Richard Widmark, Patrick McGoohan (starring)
Elmore Leonard (novel, screenwriter)
Richard Quine (director)

Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM] / Filmways, 1970. First Draft script for the 1970 film.

Based on the 1969 novel by Elmore Leonard, who also adapted it for the screen. An early example of the character-driven insanity that would become Leonard's trademark as he rose from being more than just a writer of Westerns. A federal agent during the Prohibition era, looking to make a quick buck before the ban is lifted, finds himself in competition with two ruthless thugs over the same property.

Blue titled MGM/Filmways wrappers, dated November 6, 1969, with stamp noting copy No. 183, with credit for screenwriter Elmore Leonard. Title page integral with the front wrapper. 149 leaves, with last page of text numbered 149. Xerographic duplication, rectos only. Pages Fine, wrapper Very Good, with a chip on the rear wrapper and light wear overall, bound with two gold brads.


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