The Wild Bunch

Sam Peckinpah (director, screenwriter)
Walon Green (screenwriter)
William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan, Edmond O'Brien, Warren Oates (starring)

Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers / Seven Arts, 1967. Revised Estimating script for the 1969 Western film. Laid in is a call sheet for the film, dated April 5, 1968, detailing cast members, shooting times, transportation, and crew requisitions.

Sam Peckinpah's classic revisionist Western of nearly inestimable importance (and violence), made at the peak of his career, and which—along with "Straw Dogs" (1971)—remains the lasting testament to his vision. A major contributor to the "end of the West" theme so prevalent of the genre in the 1970s, and one of the earliest New Hollywood Westerns.

Set in Mexico, shot on location in Mexico and Spain.

Beige titled Warner Brothers wrappers, dated November 15, 1967, noted as Rev. Estimating Script, and stamped copy No. 75. Title page present, dated 11/15/67, with credits for screenwriters Wallen Green and Sam Peckinpah, and story credit for Roy Sickner. 125 leaves, with last page of text numbered 123. Mimeograph duplication, rectos only. Pages about Fine, wrapper Very Good plus, bound internally with two gold brads.

National Film Registry. Ebert I. Hardy US. Pitts 4934. Rosenbaum 1000. Schrader, Canon Fodder 28.


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