Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1972. Draft script for the 1973 film. Working copy belonging to director Philip D'Antoni, with his holograph ink and pencil annotations throughout.
D'Antoni was a major figure in 1970s New Hollywood Cinema, as the producer of "Bullitt" (1968), "The French Connection" (1972), and "The Seven-Ups" (1973).
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.
Black titled Studio Duplicating Service wrappers, housed in a black spring binder with a photograph of D'Antoni and two other men labeled "Smith Bros." and D'Antoni's name on a label on the front board. Title page present, dated October 27, 1972, with credits for screenwriters Albert Ruben, Alexander Jacobs, and Sonny Grosso. 130 leaves, with last page of text numbered 127. Xerographic duplication, rectos only, with yellow and pink revision pages throughout, dated variously between 12/19/72 and 12/29/72. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Near Fine, binder Near Fine.