London: ITC, Circa 1971. First Draft script for the 1972 British television film which aired on ABC on January 15, 1972 and was theatrically released in Europe. Copy number "29" in holograph marker on title page.
This early First Draft was written by screenwriter Philip Levene, best known for his screenwriting and consultant work on the television series "The Avengers" from 1965 to 1968. Levene did not receive screen credit on the 1972 release.
Bette Davis is Madame Sin, a sinister villain hiding in a Scottish castle, intent on world domination, who kidnaps ex-CIA agent Anthony Lawrence, played by Robert Wagner, forcing him to help her hijack a Polaris submarine to attain a secret nuclear weapon. One of many films cashing on the popularity of the then-new James Bond films, originally intended as a television pilot but released as a feature film.
Shot on location in Berkshire and Piccadilly in London, and Argyll and Bute in Scotland.
Red untitled wrappers with die-cut title window in the British style. Title page present, noted as FIRST DRAFT, with credits for screenwriter Philip Levene and creator Lou Morheim. 136 leaves, with last page of text numbered 135. Mimeograph duplication, rectos only. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Near Fine, bound internally with two flat metal brads.