(1) “The Siege [Of Pinchgut].” An Original Screen Story, 1950. Carbon-copy screenplay in original folder with “One World Film Productions” label, annotated in pencil and ink throughout document, 36.8 x 23.3cm. Slight foxing overall, tears and missing portions to folder.
Title page includes “second draft treatment without dialogue. Copyright One World Film Productions, Sydney. 19.1.50.” Annotations pertaining to title include “Pinchgut. Firmly Aussie to Aussies and mysterious to others. Isn’t it [The Siege] too war minded?”
This was a draft of the British thriller filmed in Sydney for the 1959 film The Siege of Pinchgut [Fort Denison, Sydney Harbour]. It was written by Australian filmmaker Lee Robinson and British editor Inman Hunter in 1949. Ref: Wiki.
(2) Tim Burstall (Brit./Aust., 1927-2004). “Man In Iron” [Ned Kelly], 1961. Carbon-copy screenplay in original folder, 34 x 21.5cm, Slight foxing, minor wear to folder.
Text on title page includes “Eltham Film Productions. Rev. 2nd Draft, August, 1961.” This story about Ned Kelly was Burstall’s first screenplay; he only managed to raise half the £50,000 budget required so the film was never produced. Ref: Wiki..
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