Fathers and Sons: Part I: Dear Fatherland 1911-1916 [Joint Venture: Part I: Chemistry 1911-1916]

Bernhard Sinkel (director, screenwriter)
Burt Lancaster, Julie Christie, Bruno Ganz, Dieter Laser (starring)

Munich: Bavaria Atelier, 1984. Draft script for the first episode of the four-episode television miniseries "Vater und Sohne: Eine deutsche Tragodie" (Father and Son: A German Tragedy), which first aired November 12, 1986 on Radiotelevisione Italiana, here under the working title "Joint Venture." Text in English.

The story of two wealthy German families—one family Jewish bankers, the other founders of a chemical corporation—before, during, and after World War II. Although initially filmed in English, the miniseries was first broadcast in its full eight hours on Italian and German television in 1986 and 1987, before being drastically edited to four hours for its 1988 debut on American television.

Set and shot on location in Germany.

Tall clear untitled plastic front wrapper and purple rear wrapper (i.e., generic report folder). Title page present, dated March 14, 1984, with credits for director Bernhard Sinkel. 158 leaves, with last page of text numbered 157. Xerographic duplication, rectos only. Pages Very Good plus, wrapper Very Good plus, with a white prong binding.

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