The Halifax Story.

New York: JOFA Productions, n.d. [early 1960s].

[1],67 leaves. Mimeographed typescript, printed on rectos only. 1 vols. 4to. Bolt-bound in gilt lettered Studio Duplicating Service wrappers. Binding edgeworn, with strip of surface adhesion loss from upper wrapper, else very good. Item #40864

A most interesting, and possibly important item, being a substantial treatment for a film that, to the best of our knowledge, was not produced in this form, concerned with the 1949 Canadian Seaman's Union strike and its repercussions. The tact is clearly one of labeling the strike and Union Kremlin-influenced, and the heroes members of the Seafarers' International Union in opposition to the CSU. The potential importance arises from the following: in 1952, Stanley Kubrick directed a short documentary, entitled THE SEAFARERS. The film was essentially a promotional made for the Seafarers' International Union, and the writer of record of that documentary was one Will Chasen [note variant spelling]. This item came from the papers of George C. Scott and Colleen Dewhurst; Scott was, of course, in contact with Kubrick in the early sixties, and one might surmise via the probable connection between Kubrick's THE SEAFARERS and Chasan/Chasen, that this treatment may have been sent to Kubrick, who then may have sent it, or had it sent, to Scott in the course of its consideration as a potential film project.

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