,155 leaves. Mimeographed typescript, printed on rectos only. 1 vols. 4to. Custer Screenplay. A "first draft" of this original screenplay based on the Battle of the Little Big Horn. We find no record of this project having been filmed, though Mayes had some earlier and later significant screenwriting credits: THE SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS (1957), ANATOMY OF A MURDER (1959), ADVISE AND CONSENT (1962), IN HARM'S WAY (1965), etc. From the papers of Colleen Dewhurst and George C. Scott -- one can only presume this script was sent to Scott for his consideration"The most impressive Custer film of this period was never made. Wendell Mayes wrote a marvelous script for Twentieth-Century Fox, titled 'The Day Custer Fell,' and Fred Zinnemann, High Noon fame, was set to direct it. Richard Zanuck approached Charlton Heston to take the Custer part but Heston declined, saying, 'I don't see how you can make a serious film about a man who seems to have been not only egocentric, but muddleheaded. He was neither a very good soldier nor a very valuable man.' The eighteen-million-dollar project eventually collapsed as a result of the financial debacle that crippled Fox in the wake of the studio's production of Cleopatra." - Paul Andrew Hutton, THE CUSTER READER, 1993 (p. 510). Bradbound in studio wrappers. Wrappers a bit sunned and hand-soiled, chips and tears at large overlap binder edges (including a 7cm closed tear in from the fore-edge of the upper wrapper, with no loss), internally very good or better ,155 leaves. Mimeographed typescript, printed on rectos only. 1 vols. 4to. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: "The Day Custer Fell." Screenplay By .
Publication Date: 1961
AbeBooks offers millions of new, used, rare and out-of-print books, as well as cheap textbooks from thousands of booksellers around the world. Shopping on AbeBooks is easy, safe and 100% secure - search for your book, purchase a copy via our secure checkout and the bookseller ships it straight to you.
New and used copies of new releases, best sellers and award winners. Save money with our huge selection.
From scarce first editions to sought-after signatures, find an array of rare, valuable and highly collectible books.
Catch a break with big discounts and fantastic deals on new and used textbooks.