Boiling Point

Los Angeles: H. N. Swanson, 1962. Third Draft script for an unproduced film. With one page Typed Letter Signed to agent Paul Kohner laid in.

Police receive a call early on a hot summer morning from someone in an apartment building is trying to commit suicide. They arrive on the scene to find the caller with a gun and shooting wildly at anyone who begins to walk up the steps toward him. A sick boy is trapped on the same floor as the shooter, as well as an adulterous couple and an old couple content to die. The shooter is revealed to have a bottle of nitroglycerine and plans to take out the whole building at 5:30 am on July 16th, to commemorate the occasion of the first atomic bomb test, leaving the police in a race against time to figure out how to defuse the situation.

Set in New York City.

White titled wrappers. Title page present, dated September 14, 1962, noted as Third Draft, with credits for screenwriter David Harmon. 141 leaves, with last page of text numbered 146. Mechanical duplication, with blue revision pages throughout, dated variously between September 24, 1962 and September 25, 1962. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Near Fine bound with two gold brads.


[Book #140748]

Price: $75.00