The Thomas Crown Affair [The Crown Caper]

Steve McQueen, Faye Dunaway (starring)
Norman Jewison (director)
Alan R. Trustman (screenwriter)

Beverly Hills, CA: United Artists / The Mirisch Corporation, 1967. Final script for the 1968 film, seen here under its working title "The Crown Caper." Copy belonging to uncredited crew member James D. Pasternak, with his name on the title page in manuscript ink.

One of the best heist films from the late 1960s, combining humor, style, and suspense. Also one of the first to employ split-screen imagery—a technique devised by the film's editor, Hal Ashby, who would later become a prominent director in his own right.

Red titled wrappers, noted as copy No. 96, dated April 21, 1967, with credit for director Norman Jewison. Title page present, dated April 21, 1967, with credit for screenwriter Alan R. Trustman. 110 leaves, with last page of text numbered 109. Mimeograph duplication, rectos only. Pages Very Good plus, lightly edgeworn, wrapper Very Good plus, with bruises on the front wrapper, bound with two gold brads.

Grant US. Lee, The Heist Film.


[Book #160002]