PAPER CHASE, THE (Aug 1, 1972) Screenplay by James Bridges


[Los Angeles]: Twentieth Century Fox. 1972. Vintage original film script, 11 x 8 1/2″ (28 x 21 cm.), printed wrappers, brad bound, mimeograph (with a few revision pages in photocopy done in 1972), 135 pp. followed by a 31 pp. shooting schedule. Various revisions, many on colored paper, are dated up through 10/30/72. Front wrapper partly detached and reinforced with black masking tape over spine, some pages dog eared, generally very good or better.

The classic film about first year law school, starring Timothy Bottoms, Lindsay Wagner and John Houseman, and directed by James Bridges.

Based on John Jay Osborn Jr.’s 1971 novel of the same name, it tells the story of James Hart, a first-year law student at Harvard Law School, his experiences with Professor Charles Kingsfield, a brilliant and demanding contract law instructor, and Hart’s relationship with Kingsfield’s daughter. Houseman earned an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as the professor.

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