The Amistad

Inglewood, CA: B.P. Powell, 1979. Draft script for an unproduced film, 1979. One copied annotation on title page corrected and adding contact phone number and one annotation in script, in holograph ink, adding character name before dialogue.

Based on the 1839 trial of Joseph Cinque and 44 African Mende men, on charges of murder and piracy after staging a revolt on the slave ship La Amistad, represented by former President John Quincy Adams, and bolstering the abolitionist movement.

Set in New Haven, Connecticut.

Green untitled wrappers. Title page present, dated 1979, with credits for screenwriter Betty Price Powell. 121 leaves, with last page of text numbered [125]. Xerographic duplication, rectos only. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Near Fine, bound with two gold brads.

[Book #149212]