Tail Gunner Joe

Jud Taylor (director)
Lane Slate (screenwriter)
Peter Boyle, Burgess Meredith, John Forsythe (starring)

Universal City: Universal, 1975. Draft script for the television film that first aired on February 6, 1977, on NBC.

A dramatization of the rise and fall of US Senator Joseph McCarthy, whose Red Scare fearmongering and persecution of suspected communists and homosexuals (and other so-called subversives) at the height of his political power proved to be his eventual downfall. Nominated for six Emmy awards and winning two, including one for Best Screenplay.

Red untitled wrappers. Title page present, dated November 20, 1975, with credits for screenwriter Lane Slate. 160 leaves, with last page of text numbered 157. Xerographically reproduced on yellow stock, rectos only, with yellow revision pages throughout, dated variously between 3/8/76 and 6/28/76. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Near Fine, with creasing to the binding, bound with two gold brads.

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