The Seven-Ups

Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1972. Final Shooting script for the 1973 film. The script supervisor’s copy, with their photocopied annotations on virtually every page, bound as a presentation copy for director-producer Philip D’Antoni.

Warmly inscribed by D'Antoni's wife Ruth to Philip on the front endpaper: "Father's Day / June 17th, 1974 / To my producer, friend, writer, musician, lover / Ever sincerely, Ruthie."

A particularly impressive example of a masterfully executed script supervisor's document, with the legendary car chase scene in the film broken down frame by frame for nearly 30 pages.

Based on an original story by Sonny Grosso, about the "Seven-Ups," a secret New York detective squad with unorthodox methods (of questionable legality). An informant for the squad is secretly behind a kidnapping scheme, with the kidnappers impersonating police officers.

Shot on location throughout New York.

Blue full leather binding with gilt titles and rule, and D'Antoni's name to the bottom right corner of the front wrapper. Title page present, dated October 27, 1972, with credits for screenwriters Albert Ruben, Sonny Grosso, and Alexander Jacobs. Approximately 271 leaves. Xerographic duplication, rectos only, with shooting notes bound in opposite their corresponding script pages. Pages Fine, leather binding Near Fine.

[Book #153621]