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Broth of a Boy [The Big Birthday] (Original screenplay for the 1959 film, producer Alec Snowden's working copy)

Broth of a Boy [The Big Birthday] (Original screenplay for the 1959 film, producer Alec Snowden's working copy)

Broth of a Boy [The Big Birthday] (Original screenplay for the 1959 film, producer Alec Snowden's working copy)

by Barry Fitzgerald, June Thorburn, Godfrey Quigley (starring); George Pollock (director); Blanaid Irvine, Patrick Kirwan (screenwriters); Hugh Leonard (play)

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London: British Lion, 1959. Draft script for the 1959 film, seen here under the working title "The Big Birthday." Copy belonging to producer Alec Snowden, with his name in manuscript ink on several leaves, and his extensive annotations in manuscript pencil and ink on virtually every page (and many page versos as well). Bound in before and after the script are approximately 50 production documents, including crew contact sheets, shooting schedules, post-production notes, and documents regarding soundtrack. Laid in with the script is a promotional booklet for Ireland-based production studio Ardmore Studios.

Based on Hugh Leonard's 1956 play "The Big Birthday," about a BBC producer's troubled attempts to make a documentary about an Irish supercentenarian's upcoming birthday. Actor Barry Fitzgerald's final film.

Set in Ireland.

Housed in a tall blue spring binder. Lacking title page, presumably as issued. 96 leaves, with last page of text numbered 82. Mimeograph duplication, rectos only, with green revision pages throughout, dated variously between July 12, 1958, and July 30, 1958. Pages Near Fine, binder Very Good plus.

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Title
Broth of a Boy [The Big Birthday] (Original screenplay for the 1959 film, producer Alec Snowden's working copy)
Author
Barry Fitzgerald, June Thorburn, Godfrey Quigley (starring); George Pollock (director); Blanaid Irvine, Patrick Kirwan (screenwriters); Hugh Leonard (play)
Book Condition
Used
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Publisher
British Lion
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1959
Keywords
Film Scripts | Film Ephemera | 1950s Cinema | Irish Interest | European Cinema | Comedy | Films Based on Plays | Media and Journalism | Producers | British Cinema
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Media and Journalism; Film Scripts; Film Ephemera; Comedy; Irish Interest;

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