Burbank, CA: Walt Disney Productions, 1967. Shooting script for the 1968 film, Edward G. Robinson's copy, with his name written boldly on top right of front wrapper, with the copy number "2," in holograph marker. Annotations to dialogue, primarily Robinson's character Joe, written in holograph blue and graphite pencil throughout. Laid in is a two page "Staff & Crew Sheet," dated 2/14/67 with Robinson's name written boldly on top right, not in Robinson's hand, with annotations adding a name and two phone numbers, all in holograph ink.
Based on the 1967 novel by Morton Freedgood under the pseudonym John Godey. Freedgood is best known for his 1973 novel "The Taking of Pelham One Two Three," which was the basis for the three film adaptations, the most famous being the 1974 film by Joseph Sargent starring Walter Matthau and Robert Shaw.
B-actor Jack Albany (Dick Van Dyke) is mistaken for the notorious hired killer Ace Williams (Jack Elam). Fearing for his life, Jack plays along and is taken to the home of gangster Leo Joseph Smooth (Robinson). When the real Ace Williams shows up Smooth needs to determine which of them is the real killer.
Shot on location in New York City.
Blue titled wrappers, noted as SHOOTING SCRIPT on the front wrapper, annotated copy No. "2," production No. 2197, dated JANUARY 10, 1967, with credits for author John Godey and screenwriter A J CAROTHERS. Title page present, dated January 10, 1967, with credits for screenwriter A J Carothers. 154 leaves, with last page of text numbered 152. Mimeograph duplication, rectos only, with blue revision pages throughout, dated 2/15/67. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Near Fine with faint creasing, bound with three gold brads.