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Rooney (Original screenplay for the 1958 film)

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Rooney (Original screenplay for the 1958 film)

by Catherine Cookson (novel); George Pollock (director); Patrick Kirwan (screenwriter); John Gregson, Muriel Pavlow, Barry Fitzgerald (starring)

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London: Pinewood Studios, 1957. Shooting script for the 1958 British film. Annotation in manuscript ink of copy number "64" on front wrapper. Laid in are two loose pink revision pages and 36 bound pink revision pages.

Based on the 1957 novel by Catherine Cookson. John Gregson, in a memorable performance, stars as Dublin trash collector James Ignatius Rooney, who competes as a Gaelic sportsman on the weekends.

Set in and shot on location in Dublin, Ireland.

Tall blue titled wrappers, noted as SHOOTING SCRIPT on the front wrapper. Title page present, dated 13th August, 1957, with credits for author Catherine Cookson and screenwriter Patrick Kirwan. 113 leaves, with last page of text numbered 112. Mimeograph duplication, rectos only, with pink revision pages laid in, one undated, one dated 21.11.57 and 36 dated 2.9.57. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good with chipping, closed tears, and creasing at the extremities and spine, bound with prong binding. Loose revision pages Very Good plus, with toning and creasing at outer edge. Bound revision pages with some creasing to first leaf else Near Fine, bound with a single flat metal brad.


Catherine Cookson was born in Tyne Dock, the illegitimate daughter of a poverty-stricken woman, Kate, whom she believed to be her older sister. At the age of forty she began writing about the lives of the working-class people with whom she had grown up, using the place of her birth as the background to many of her novels. Her many bestselling novels established her as one of the most popular of contemporary women novelists. After receiving an OBE in 1985, Catherine Cookson was created a Dame of the British Empire in 1993. She died shortly before her ninety-second birthday in June 1998.


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Rooney (Original screenplay for the 1958 film)
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Film Scripts | 1950s Cinema | Films with Literary Sources | British Cinema | Comedy | Romance | Irish Interest
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