Playhouse 90: The Cruel Day

Franklin Schaffner (director)
Reginald Rose (screenwriter)
Van Heflin, Charles Bronson (starring)

Los Angeles: Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS], 1960. Draft script for Season Four, episode Eleven of the anthology drama show "Playhouse 90," which aired on February 24, 1960. Actor Van Heflin's working copy, with his manuscript name on the first page and manuscript annotations throughout. Also included are two rehearsal schedules for the production.

"Playhouse 90" ran from 1956 to 1960 on CBS, presenting 90 television movies, rather than the standard 60-minute format of most dramas. The program won nine Emmy Awards during it's run, including one for Best Drama in its final 1960 season.

Script is as issued with pages un-punched and without wrappers. Title page present, dated 2-6-60, with credits for screenwriter Rose and director Schaffner. 122 leaves, mimeograph duplication, with pink and white revision pages throughout, dated variously between 2-9-60 and 2-10-60. Pages Fine, unbound.

Rehearsal Schedules: 2 leaves each, one on pink stock, and a Call Sheet with annotations. Fine.

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