London: Winkast Programming, circa early 1970s. Draft script for an unproduced film. Stanley Ellin's screen adaptation of his 1970 novel.
Film rights for Ellin's novel had been bought in 1969, prior to its publication, by producer Phil Waxman, wanting Robert Redford in the lead. It would not be made into a motion picture until 1979 when Richard C. Sarafian filmed a loosely based, comedic adaptation entitled "Sunburn," written by James Booth, John Daly, and Stephen Oliver and starring Farrah Fawcett-Majors, Charles Grodin, and Art Carney.
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).
Jake Deker is a Miami Beach insurance investigator looking into possible insurance fraud in the death of Walter Thoren, uncovering false identities, blackmail, and organized crime.
Set in Miami Beach, Florida.
Tan untitled wrappers. Title page present, with credits for novelist and screenwriter Stanley Ellin. 141 leaves, with last page of text numbered 142. Xerographic duplication, rectos only. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Near Fine, bound with two flat metal brads.