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Richard Brooks:

An Inventory of the Something of Value Production File at the Harry Ransom Center

Creator: Brooks, Richard, 1912-1992
Title: Something of Value Production File
Dates: 1956
Extent: 2 document boxes (.84 linear feet)
Abstract: The feature film Something of Value (released 1957, reissued as Africa Ablaze) was directed and written by Richard Brooks (based on the Robert Ruark novel), and produced by Pandro S. Berman for MGM. The production file includes the continuity supervisor’s script, preliminary set list, wardrobe plot book, and a large number of stills (contact sheets) arranged by scene number. Filmed on location in Africa, the movie portrays the Mau Mau uprising in the British Kenya Colony and stars Rock Hudson as a colonial and Sidney Poitier as a native Kenyan.
Call Number: Manuscript Collection MS-03647
Language: English
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Preferred Citation Richard Brooks Something of Value Production File (Manuscript Collection MS-03647). Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at Austin.
Processed by: Joan Sibley, 2019

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