CONRACK (1972-73) Set of 3 variant screenplays by Irving Ratchetch, Harriet Frank, Jr$1,250.00
CONRACK (1972-73) Set of 3 variant screenplays by Irving Ratchetch, Harriet Frank, Jr. Pat Conroy (source) (African American film) [Hollywood]: Twentieth Century Fox, 1972-3. Set of three (3) vintage original film scripts, all in printed wrappers, brad bound, mimeograph, 11 x 8 ½” (28 x 21 cm.), two with title labeled on spine, one with “Third Version” in ink on front wrapper, just about fine.
— October 27, 1972, 120 pp.
— November 27, 1972, 114 pp.
— March 5, 1973. REVISED FINAL, 114 pp.
Adapted from Pat Conroy’s 1972 novel The Water is Wide, and directed by Martin Ritt. A young teacher in 1960 works with poor African American kids on an isolated island off the coast of South Carolina. Jon Voigt played the teacher, with a supporting cast which included Paul Winfield, Antonio Vargas, and Madge Sinclair.
Bogle, Blacks in American Films, p. 63: “Funny and frequently affecting because Voigt and the young actors respond so well to each other. Madge Sinclair also gives a startling performance that is played, as Pauline Kael has said, with ‘magnificent physical authority’.”