BABY THE RAIN MUST FALL (1965) [working title: THE TRAVELING LADY] Final Draft script by Horton Foote, Aug 24, 1963


Vintage original final draft screenplay by Horton Foote dated August 24, 1963, USA. Steve McQueen (actor) Hollywood: Boardwalk Productions, 1963. 112 leaves, with last leaf of text numbered 105. Mimeograph, with yellow and blue revision pages throughout, dated variously between October 16, 1963 and November 12, 1963. Pages NEAR FINE, bound in a maroon leather binding, quarto. NEAR FINE or better.

Steve McQueen’s copy of the script for BABY THE RAIN MUST FALL (under the working title of THE TRAVELING LADY), with his name stamped in gilt on the front board.

Based on Horton Foote’s 1955 play The Traveling Lady, set in Texas and Ohio, and adapted by Foote for the screen. A grim tale about the difficult relationship between a haunted young mother (Lee Remick) and a moody ex-con (Steve McQueen). Well received at the time of its release, with career highlight performances by both McQueen and Remick. This was one of McQueen’s breakthrough early starring roles, and very definitely an important one in his career.

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