Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers, 1965. Estimating script for an unproduced film.
The story of a small contingent of militant mercenaries who attempt to stir up a conflict between Cuba and the United States by piloting a hostile decoy Navy ship into enemy waters off Key West, only to be thwarted by the actual Navy and a few well-meaning American citizens taken hostage. No doubt mirroring some of the public's concerns at the time given the tenuous peace established by the Cuban Missile Crisis, the film remained unproduced, perhaps considered too sensationalist or close to home. Screenwriter Dozier would go on to write largely for television, including episodes of "Batman" and "Harry O."
Tan titled wrappers, noted as ESTIMATING on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped copy No. 23, dated April 2, 1965. Distribution page present, with receipt intact. Title page present, dated 4/1/65, with credits for screenwriter Dozier. 136 leaves, mimeograph on yellow stock. Pages about Fine, wrapper Very Good plus bound internally with two gold brads.