The Defenders: The Noose

New York: Filmways, 1963. Draft script for the 1963 television episode, which originally aired on April 27, 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 arrive in a small southern town to prepare for a trial, only to discover their client, a man accused of murdering a young child, has been lynched.

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).

Shot on location in Pelham, New York.

Black titled Studio Duplicating Service wrappers. Title page present, dated February 19, 1963, noted as FIRST MIMEO, with credits for screenwriter Larry Cohen. 78 leaves, with last page of text numbered 74. Mimeograph duplication, rectos only. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus overall, bound with two gold brads.


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