The Last Dogfight

Ernest Tidyman (screenwriter)
Martin Caidin (novel)

N.p. N.p., 1975. First Draft script for an unproduced film, written by the Oscar-winning screenwriter Ernest Tidyman.

Based on Martin Caidin's 1974 novel. An American ace pilot and his Japanese counterpart take to the skies during World War II to duel, and are eventually forced into a friendship built on necessity. Screenwriter Ernest Tidyman previously won an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for "The French Connection" (1971), and was also known for writing both the John Shaft novel series and the screenplay for the 1971 film.

Set in and above Japan.

Black titled wrappers. Title page present, dated May 6, 1975, noted as "(first draft)", with credits for screenwriter Tidyman and novelist Martin Caidin. 106 leaves, with last page of text numbered 105. Xerographic duplication, rectos only. Pages Very Good plus, wrapper Very Good, with tape reinforcements to its silver prong binding.

[Book #146429]