Shamus [Tony Rome]

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Film Scripts

Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1966. First Draft script for the 1967 film "Tony Rome," here under the working title "Shamus." Based on the 1960 novel by Marvin H. Albert.

Paul Brenner of notes: "Frank Sinatra brings a sneering Rat Pack ethos to his first hard-boiled detective role in Tony Rome. Tony is an ex-cop who lives on a houseboat off Miami, accepting fees for private-eye work. His former partner, Ralph Turpin (Robert J. Wilke), asks Tony for help in locating Diana Pines (Sue Lyon), the daughter of rich construction magnate Rudolph Kosterman (Simon Oakland). Tony finds her unconscious and drunk in a sleazy motel room and returns her to her home. Rudolph decides to hire Tony in order to find out why his daughter is behaving so erratically. In the meantime, Diana's stepmother, Rita (Gena Rowlands), also offers Tony money to inform her first about whatever Tony finds out. Ultimately the detective uncovers a series of vile connections involving blackmail, deceit, and betrayal."

Pale blue titled wrappers, noted as FIRST DRAFT SCREENPLAY on the front wrapper, marked copy No. 124. Title page present, dated December 12, 1966, noted as First Draft Screenplay, with credits for screenwriter Breen and novelist Albert. 143 leaves, mimeograph on eye-rest green stock. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good bound internally with two gold brads.

[Book #130426]

Price: $550.00