Culver City, CA: Kelso Film Productions / Columbia Pictures, 1976. First Draft script for the 1976 film. Issued a full 18 months prior to shooting.
Based on the 1975 novel by Jack Higgins. Colonel Steiner (Michael Caine) is a German soldier sent to England to abduct the British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill. Director John Sturges' final film.
Shot on location in England and Finland.
Self wrappers. Title page integral with front wrapper, dated January 29, 1975, noted as "a First Draft Screenplay," with a credit for screenwriter Mankiewicz. 150 leaves, with last page of text numbered 149. Offset printing. "First Draft" underlined in holograph ink on the front wrapper, several pages neatly dog-eared indicating a careful reading, else pages and wrapper Near Fine, bound with two gold brads.