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Robert Rossen
HUSTLER, THE (1961) Script dated Aug 20, 1960
Robert Rossen (screenwriter, director) August 20, 1960, based on the Novel by Walter Tevis August 20, 1960. Hollywood: Twentieth Century Fox, 1960. Vintage film script, quarto. Printed wrappers, with some stains, wear, and chipping to yapped edges, a few spots in text, with one MS change to dialogue in an unknown hand, overall NEAR FINE in VERY GOOD- covers, 136 pp. For writer/film director Robert Rossen (born New York City, March 16, 1908 â€" died February 18, 1966), THE HUSTLER represented a major comeback. After attending New York University and working as a boxer, pool hustler, and theater writer/director, among other jobs, Rossen established his reputation as a Hollywood screenwriter in the late 1930s and early '40s with films like THEY WON'T FORGET (Mervyn LeRoy, 1937), THE ROARING TWENTIES (Raoul Walsh, 1939), THE SEA WOLF (Michael Curtiz, 1941), and THE STRANGE LOVE OF MARTHA IVERS (Lewis Milestone, 1946), graduating in the late '40s to writer/director with movies like JOHNNY O'CLOCK (1947), the boxing drama BODY AND SOUL (1947), and ALL THE KING'S MEN (1949), a political noir loosely based on the career of demagogue Huey Long that was honored with Academy Awards for Best Picture (Robert Rossen Productions) and Best Actor (Broderick Crawford). Rossen was personally nominated for Best Director and for Best Adapted Screenplay (from Robert Penn Warren's novel). Then, at what might have been the peak of his career, Rossen was blacklisted for having been a member of the Communist Party. Effectively exiled from Hollywood throughout the 1950s, Rossen continued to direct of … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Walter Reuben, Inc., ABAA, ILAB [West Hollywood, CA, U.S.A.]
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