Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1976. Final Draft script for the 1977 film. Laid in is a five-page staff and crew list, with brief annotations in holograph ink on the verso of the last page.
Based on Klane's 1975 novel. The last of four films directed by Alan Arkin between 1967-1977, and probably the best. An anarchic comedy about the owner of a department store (Vincent Gardenia) nearing financial terminus who decides to convince his brother-in-law (Sid Caesar) that his store is actually a Nazi stronghold, trusting that the brother will burn the store down and save him the expense of hiring an arsonist. The film also stars Arkin as the store owner's brother, and Rob Reiner as his dimwitted son.
Red titled wrappers, dated September 10, 1976. Title page present, dated September 10, 1975, noted as FINAL, with credits for screenwriter and novelist Robert Klane. 111 leaves, with last page of text numbered 110, and five staff and crew sheets. Mimeograph on eye-rest green stock. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus, bound with two gold brads.