Script cover page (from the Crawford Collection at the AFI Research Collection)
form y Person or Persons Unknown single work   film/TV   crime   thriller  
Issue Details: First known date: 1972 1972
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'The murder of a young girl involves Ryan in a bewildering web of sexual intrigue and Julie's life is threatened.'


Source: Synopsis held in the Crawford Collection in the AFI Research Collection (RMIT).


The script held in the Crawford Collection in the AFI Research Collection contains the following character notes (excluding regular characters):


'ALAN TAYLOR Boyish 19 year old. Able to drive. Well-built, has boyish charm, but deeply and emotionally disturbed.

'WALTER TAYLOR Late 40's. A solid-built man, practical, appreciative of Australian art, architecture. Has built a big-time building business. Rough-edged but intelligent man. Able to drive.

'GRAHAM ANDERSON About 40. A very ordinary, sympathetic man, an accountant - but no indication whatsoever in voice or physical make up that he is also a homosexual.

'JOE COOK About 35. Very strong, muscular man. Has been a homosexual all his life, but no campness at all. Works as a builder's labourer for Walter Taylor.

'RHODA ANDERSON About 35. Gentle person, caught in a nightmare and trying to protect her husband. She loves him, has the courage to stand by him.

'YOUNG DETECTIVE He looks about 22. Cool, quiet, well-mannered and neat appearance.

'JACK HILL An untidy, heavy drinking, friendly gossip. Worked as an accountant with Graham Anderson. Small man with a big thirst.

'CILLA About 24. Willowy, but beautiful body. Has exasperating, untidy habits. Must have long hair of any colour.

'CHRISTINE TAYLOR About 23. Quite a pretty girl, slim, good figure, nice sense of fun. Must have long hair.

'MORRIE About 50. Walter Taylor's foreman. Tough exterior, gentle heart.

'NEIGHBOUR Woman about 40. Nasty gossip type.

'WOMAN WITH SHOPPING A mature woman, grateful for any courtesy.

'ELDERLY BYSTANDERS (2) An elderly retired seaside couple.

'WOMAN IN BLACK An Italian mama, swathed in dress, stockings, shawl. No lines, no movement.'


Notes

  • This entry has been compiled from archival research in the Crawford Collection (AFI Research Collection), undertaken by Dr Catriona Mills under the auspices of the 2012 AFI Research Collection (AFIRC) Research Fellowship.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

      1972 .
      Script cover page (from the Crawford Collection at the AFI Research Collection)
      Extent: 70p.
      (Manuscript) assertion
      Note/s:
      • The Crawford Collection holds two copies of the script, both copied on green paper and both labelled 'Code: CIZ' on the cover page.
      • Copy 1 has a notation in the upper right-hand corner of the cover page indicating that this is copy number 3 of the script and is designated for 'File'. '10' has been written on the cover page in black felt pen. There are no further annotations on this copy of the script.
      • Copy 2 has a notation in the upper right-hand corner of the cover page indicating that this is copy number 10 of the script and is designated for Terry Stapleton. The character notes are annotated on this copy of the script: the actors’ name have been written under each character in black ink (excluding the minor characters/extras). There is some evidence of annotation in the body of the script (see, for example, underlining on page 18) but nothing substantial.
      • The file contains the following ancillary material, access to some of which is restricted:
        1. Filming schedule.
        2. Casting call sheets.
        3. Brief synopsis accompanied by crew and cast details.

      Holdings

      Held at: AFI Research Collection
      Local Id: SC RYA : 17
Note: According to the crew information held in the Crawford Collection, Johnstone was credited as director and Hinrichsen as assistant director.
Last amended 23 May 2013 09:26:08
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