First Edition Thus. The complete acting script for Kirkland's three act play based on Caldwell's most famous work, Tobacco Road. This edition with a new introduction by Caldwell and illustrated with scenes from the Broadway play. Kirkland's play was used in the making of the John Ford film version in 1941. Near Fine, top page edge with a mild wave, in Very Good dustjacket, some nicking and short closed tears, spine ends rubbed and nicked.