1970 · Universal City, CA
Based on Will James' 1930 autobiography, "Lone Cowboy: My Life Story." Clay (Peck) is finally released from jail after a long stint for robbery. Once released, he's saddled with the responsibility of looking after a young girl, who tags along as he hunts for the man that framed him, seeking revenge.
Set in California, shot on location in New Mexico and California.
Director Hathaway, screenwriter Roberts, and producer Wallis worked togehter two years earlier, on the classic western, "True Grit" (1969), starring John Wayne, a film based on Charles Portis' novel of the same name.
Red titled wrappers, noted as FINAL SCREENPLAY on the front wrapper, production No. 02047, dated October 2, 1970. Title page present, dated October 2, 1970, noted as Final Screenplay, with credits for director Hathaway and producer Hal Wallis. 116 leaves, with last page of text numbered 115. Xerographically reproduced on eye-rest green stock. Pages and wrapper Near Fine, bound with three gold brads.
Hardy, The Western, p. 335. (Inventory #: 135934)