Ilsa, Harem Keeper of the Oil Sheiks [The Oil Sheiks]

Canada: Mount Everest Enterprises, 1975. Final Draft script for the 1976 Canadian film. Uncredited producer Don Carmody's working script, with his ownership name in holograph ink on the first leaf. Notations in holograph pencil and ink throughout by Carmody and (more extensively) by the script supervisor, presumably Lynne Twentyman, on both rectos and versos. Twentyman worked on the film under the pseudonym Lynn Ward. Carmody has produced films since 1971, and his career highlights include "Meatballs" (1979), "Porky's" (1982), and "The Boondock Saints" (1999). He was set to produce this film, here under its original title, "The Oil Sheiks," but director Edmonds received the credit (as William J. Brady). Thus, a document containing early evidence of the pre-production planning that went into the film.

Exploitation at its finest, in the vein of Russ Meyer with his buxom film stars. Ilsa (Thorne) is a harem girl for an Arab oil sheik, training incoming sex slaves, until her heart of ice is melted by an American spy (Thayer) undercover as a diplomat. Second installment of the "Ilsa" saga, following "Ilsa: She Wolf of the SS" (1975), and preceding "Wanda, the Wicked Warden" (1977), and "Ilsa the Tigress of Siberia" (1977).

Brown titled wrappers with title in gilt. Title page present, dated May 25, 1975, noted as FINAL DRAFT, with credits for screenwriter Stafford. 101 leaves, photocopy. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Near Fine bound internally with three gold brads.


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