Culver City, CA: Frankovich Productions / Columbia Pictures, 1968. First Estimating script for the 1971 film.
Based on the 1967 novel "Doctors' Wives" by Frank G. Slaughter, a real life physician who attended Johns Hopkins medical school. One of the few feature films directed by George Schaefer, known mostly for his work directing plays and musicals for television, garnering seven Emmy wins and 21 total nominations. Life or death become the stakes as infidelity unfolds in the hospital ward.
Red titled wrappers. Title page present, dated June 28, 1968, noted as First Estimating Draft, with credits for screenwriter Daniel Taradash. 157 leaves, with last page of text numbered 162. Xerographic duplication, with yellow revision pages throughout, dated 8/20/68. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus bound internally with three gold brads.