First Draft script for the 1972 film. A very early version written by Charles Grodin, who would go uncredited on the final film.
A comedy that is pretty difficult to overestimate: even though it was not directed by Woody Allen, it was the template for the many great films he would subsequently write and direct in the 1970s, in terms of shooting style, timing, romantic themes, and the actors involved (the irrepressible trio of Allen, Keaton, and Roberts). Allen had already directed two films at this point ("Take the Money and Run" and "Bananas"), but this film is significant in that it predicted the more substantive romantic comedies that would later place him among the most important filmmakers of his era, notably "Annie Hall" (1977) and "Manhattan" (1979).
Goldenrod titled wrappers, noted as first draft screenplay on the front wrapper,noted as FIRST DRAFT SCREENPLAY at the bottom right, and with a credit for Twentieth Century-Fox at the top center and the logo for APJAC Productions at the bottom center. Title page present, with credits for screenwriter Charles Grodin and playwright Woody Allen. 109 leaves, eye rest green stock, with last page of text numbered 108. Pages Fine, mechanical duplication, wrapper Very Good overall, with three short diagonal tears at the center and some loss on the rear wrapper at the lower brad. Bound with two gold brads.