The Shaggy D.A. [Double Trouble]

Burbank, CA: Walt Disney Productions, 1975. Draft script for the 1976 film "The Shaggy D.A.," seen here under the working title "Double Trouble." Copy belonging to actor Hank Jones, who played the role of Policeman #2, with his name on the front wrapper in black ink. The sequel to the 1959 film "The Shaggy Dog," based on the 1923 Felix Salten novel "The Hound of Florence."

An attempt to followup "The Shaggy Dog," Disney's most profitable film to date, "The Shaggy D.A." utilizes their successful "gimmick comedy" formula, in which elements of the supernatural intrude into everyday suburban life. In this case that means Dean Jones and Susan Pleshette are back, and Jones must again contend with turning into a large dog, this time while running for office, and having to prove that his political rival is connected to organized crime. Director Robert Stevenson's final film.

Set in the fictional town of Medfield.

Pink titled wrappers, noted as production No. 0144, dated May 14, 1975, with credits for story writer Joe McEveety and screenplay writers Arthur Alsberg and Don Nelson. Title page integral with the first page of text, as issued, dated 6/24/75. 152 leaves, with last page of text numbered 134. Mechanical duplication, with blue, green, pink, and goldenrod revision pages throughout, dated variously between 6/2/75 and 7/15/75. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus bound internally with three gold brads.

[Book #141945]