N.p. N.p., circa early 1970s. First draft screenplay for an unproduced film from British director Clive Donner, circa early 1970s. Ribbon copy typescript on onionskin, with two small annotations, one on page 16 of the word "ice" written into the dialogue in holograph marker and the page number "100," underlined, in holograph ink at the top margin of that page.
From the estate of film producer Elliott Kastner, whose best known credits include "The Long Goodbye” (Robert Altman, 1973), "The Missouri Breaks" (Arthur Penn, 1976), and “Heat” (Michael Mann, 1996).
Based on the 1971 novel by Donald MacKenzie, the third entry in his Henry Chalice Mystery series, preceded by "Salute from a Dead Man" (1966) and "Death is a Friend" (1967).
Jewel thief Paul Henderson has had a run of bad luck when he is offered a job on a big heist from a career criminal he's worked with before, but when he arrives in Switzerland for the crime, he faces a double cross and a kidnapping.
Blue untitled wrappers with die-cut title window in the British style. Title page present, noted as FIRST DRAFT, with credits for screenwriter Clive Donner and novelist Donald Mackenzie (misspelled). 143 leaves, with last page of text numbered 142. Ribbon copy typescript on onionskin, rectos only. Tall Pages, 8.5 x 11.75 inches with standard size wrappers 8.5 x 11 inches. Pages Very Good plus, title page trimed about 1 1/4" from bottom, wrapper Very Good plus, two closed tears at top of die-cut window, bound internally with two flat metal brads.