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Script cover page (Crawford Collection at the AFI Research Collection)
form y separately published work icon Man of Substance single work   film/TV   crime  
Issue Details: First known date: 1974... 1974 Man of Substance
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The script held in the Crawford Collection in the AFI Research Collection contains the following character notes (excluding regular characters):

'DAVID FLEMING: 40ish. Property Developer and Speculator. Outwardly the suave successful and very wealthy businessman. A compulsive gambler.

'COLIN MORGAN: Mid forties. Fleming's partner and brother-in-law. Formerly an accountant. He goes along with Fleming on the pretence of protecting his sister. In fact, he just doesn't have the guts to do otherwise.

[Note: The apostrophe in "Fleming's" has been added in black ink.]

'SANDRA FLEMING: Mid thirties. Fleming's wife. Bored, comfortably kept, neurotic but with good cause. Unaware her husband's gambling is a problem.

'CHARLIE EVANS: 30ish. Big, burly, and simply. Mildly retarded - an invalid pensioner.

'LANDLADY: (MRS REILLY) Affectionately known as "Ma". Boarding house proprietoress.

'BOOKIE: (BERNIE HOLT) A medium operator. Like all Bookies a gambler himself.

'SECRETARY: (JAN) Early 20's. Flemings secretary [sic].

'NANCY: About 20. Shop assistant. Coarse, but kind.

'STREET CLEANER: Semi retired - bit of a hard case.







  • 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

      1974 .
      person or book cover
      Script cover page (Crawford Collection at the AFI Research Collection)
      Extent: 61p.
      (Manuscript) assertion
      • The script, copied on a combination of blue and white paper, is labelled 'Episode WW4' on the cover page. There is no indication of to whom this copy of the script was designated.
      • There are no signs of annotation on this copy of the script.
      • The Crawford Collection includes two copies of this script, but only one is held in this file: the second copy is filed separately.
      • The file includes a wide range of ancillary material (access to some of which is restricted), including:
        1. Five pages of amendments to the script, in the form of a memo from '"Division 4" script editing department' to 'All concerned with the production of "Division 4" episode WW4 "Man of Substance".' The memo outlines a series of detailed amendments, from additions to existing scenes to entire replacement scenes, as well as including the closing narration, which on the script itself is labelled 'To be advised'.
        2. Cast list (see separate image file): restricted material.
        3. Casting call sheet: restricted material.
        4. Shooting schedules.


      Held at: AFI Research Collection
      Local Id: SC DIV : 259
Last amended 28 May 2013 15:53:29