Wire Service: Escape to Freedom

Brian Keith, Johnny Crawford, Shepard Menken, Narda Onyx, Lawrence Green (starring)
Jack Jacobs, Malvin Wald (screenwriters)

Hollywood: Desilu Productions, 1957. Draft script for the 39th episode of season one of the 1956-1957 television series, which originally aired on September 23, 1957 on ABC. Copy belonging to actor Johnny Crawford, with his name in manuscript pencil on the title page and his manuscript annotations throughout.

The series followed three reporters for the fictional Trans Globe wire service. In this episode, the final installment of the season (and ultimately, of the series as a whole), reporter Dean Evans (George Brent) covers the Hungarian Revolution of 1956.

Set in Budapest.

Yellow titled front wrapper, white rear wrapper, rubber-stamped copy No. 0044 on the front wrapper, undated. Title page present, undated, with credits for screenwriters Malvin Wald and Jack Jacobs. 88 leaves, with last page of text numbered 74. Mimeograph duplication, rectos only, with blue revision pages throughout, dated 4/28/57. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Near Fine, bound internally with three gold brads. Housed in brown wrappers with a handwritten title label affixed on the front wrapper, dated April + May, 1957.

[Book #152174]