Walk in Darkness

New York: Stella Holt-Roscius Productions, 1963. Draft script for the 1963 play. Laid in is a playbill for the show. With a single notation in holograph pencil to the title page.

Based on the 1948 novel of the same title by Hans Habe. To escape the injustices of Harlem, a black man enlists in the United States Army and is sent to occupied West Germany, where he impregnates and falls in love with a local girl. Without army consent, he marries her and deserts the army when he is to be sent back to America without her. He becomes the head of a gang of criminals and soon escapes to America with his bride, who leaves him because she only married him to get to America.

Set in Germany.

Black titled wrappers, with credits for screenwriter William Hairston. Title page present, dated October 28, 1963, with credits for playwright William Hairston, and author Hans Habe. 106 leaves, with last page of text numbered 18. Mechanical duplication. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Near Fine bound with two gold brads.


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