The Defenders: The Captive

Larry Cohen (screenwriter)
Charles S. Durbin (director)
E.G. Marshall, Robert Reed, Andrew Duggan, Dana Elcar (starring)

New York: Filmways, 1963. Draft script for the 1963 television episode, which originally aired on October 12, 1963, on CBS. Signed on the title page by screenwriter Larry Cohen.

The series, which ran from 1961-1965, followed the legal adventures of a father-son defense attorney team. In this installment, the duo become involved in an international espionage case.

An early venture for screenwriter Larry Cohen, who would go on to write blaxploitation films "Bone" (1972), "Black Caesar" (1973), and "Hell Up in Harlem" (1973), as well as several popular horror and science fiction films, including "It's Alive" (1974), "God Told Me To" (1976), and "The Stuff" (1985).

Black titled Studio Duplicating Service wrappers. Title page present, dated May 15, 1963, noted as FIRST MIMEO, with credits for screenwriter Larry Cohen. 92 leaves, with last page of text numbered 87. Mimeograph duplication, rectos only. Pages Near Fine, wrappers Very Good plus, slightly edgeworn, bound with two gold brads.

[Book #153686]