Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1971. Revised draft script for the 1972 film, "The Carey Treatment," here under the working title, and source novel title, "A Case of Need."
Based on Michael Crichton's 1968 novel, written as Jeffrey Hudson. Screenwriters included Ravetch, Frank, director Edwards, and Black, all collectively known as James P. Bonner. Dr. Peter Carey (Coburn) works at a hospital in Boston, where a friend of his is accused to murdering a young girl by way of a botched abortion. Cary decides to uncover the truth, with near fatal results.
Shot on location throughout Massachusetts. The third Crichton adaptation, the first two being "The Andromeda Strain" (1971) and "Dealing: Or the Berkeley-to-Boston Forty-Brick Lost-Bag Blues" (1972).
Orange titled wrappers, rubber-stamped copy No. 203, dated September 13, 1971, with credits for director-screenwriter Edwards, and screenwriters Ravetch, Black, and Frank. Title page integral with front wrapper. 120 leaves, with last leaf of text numbered 115. Mechanically reproduced, with blue and gray revision pages throughout, dated variously between 9/13/71 and 9/16/71. Pages and wrapper Near Fine, bound with two gold brads.