'When English rock star Johnny "Cyclone" Wyatt comes to Melbourne, his first concert is sabotaged. Because Ryan was unable to prevent it due to circumstances beyond his control, Wyatt's manager blames him for the resultant fiasco.
'Ryan embarks on an investigation of the people and motive for the sabotage, while Julie King - his secretary - becomes involved with Johnny. They enjoy two days of bliss together. Then Julie learns of a tragic truth about the singer.'
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):
'JOHNNY WYATT: (23) Johnny is an English rock & roll superstar on tour in Australia. Sheltered from the "outside world" by his clever manager, he is often boyish in his behaviour, but is also sensitive, with a capacity for love and warmth. Physically he must be very attractive, and on-stage he should move like a professional.
'SNAKE: (35) Johnny's road manager. In his own words, he "made Johnny Wyatt", and he doesn't want anyone to forget that he's the man behind the man. Physically, he should be thin, gangling, and somewhat unattractive; he has attempted to look "with it" by allowing his greasy hair to grow to shoulder length.
'JONES: (50's) He manages the hall where Johnny is appearing. He has entered into some vague agreement with Leach, whereby they split costs and responsibilities for the tour. He is a straight forward, down-to-earth businessman. He is also the man who hires Ryan.
'LEACH: A well-dressed entrepreneur who sponsored Johnny's Australian tour. Probably through poor financial management, Leach has landed himself in heavy financial strife, and it looks as if his share of the profits aren't going to cover his overhead. This makes him a desperate man.
'MUNGO: (20's) Scruffy, long-haired stagehand who works in the concert hall where Johnny is appearing.
'YOGHURT: Like Mungo.
'MAN 1: At first we take him for a thug, but he later turns out to be a narcotics agent.
'MAN 2: Like Man 1.
'SAM: Friend of Ryan's who runs a recording studio and knows the music world.
'GUARD: Security guard at large city hotel.
'DATE: Julie's date for an evening.
'REPORTERS: Four if possible - all with small speaking parts.
'TWO POLICEMEN: Uniformed.
'CHEMIST: Very small part. No lines.'