They Call It Murder [Doug Selby—D.A.]

Erle Stanley Gardner (novel)
Walter Grauman (director)
Sam Rolfe (screenwriter)
Jim Hutton, Leslie Nielsen, Ed Asner, Jessica Walter (starring)

Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox Television, 1969. Revised Final script for the 1971 television movie, seen here under the working title "Doug Selby—D.A." Copy belonging to an unknown cast or crew member, with their name in manuscript ink on the front wrapper, and with their annotations in manuscript pencil throughout. Bound in after the script are five xerographically duplicated leaves regarding continuity.

Based on Erle Stanley Gardner's 1939 novel "The D.A. Draws a Circle," about a district attorney in a small town who must face several simultaneous investigations, including the murder of a gambler and an insurance scam. Originally broadcast on December 17, 1971, on NBC.

Shot on location in San Rafael, California.

Gray titled Twentieth Century-Fox Television wrappers, noted as REVISED FINAL on the front wrapper, dated September 25, 1969. Title page present, dated September 25, 1969, noted as REVISED FINAL, with credits for screenwriter Sam Rolfe and novelist Erle Stanley Gardner. 152 leaves, with last page of text numbered 135. Mimeograph duplication, rectos only, with rainbow revision pages throughout, dated variously between 9/29/69 and 10/7/69. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus, bound with two gold brads.

[Book #160075]