ESCAPADE [working title for: A WARM DECEMBER] (Jun 11, 1971) Revised First Draft screenplay


Universal City: Vernon Productions, June 11, 1971. Vintage original film script, printed wrappers, 11 x 8 1/2″ (28 x 22 cm.), brad bound, 119 pp. Stains to outer wrappers, JUST ABOUT FINE in VERY GOOD wrappers.

A romance film starring Sidney Poitier as a widowed American doctor living in London who falls in love with the beautiful daughter of an African diplomat, played by Esther Anderson. Bogle, Blacks in American Films, p. 227:

Seldom has a black woman been [up to that point in film history] been permitted to be so relaxed and vulnerable on screen… .Anderson’s character, though pure fantasy, is the type any audience could swoon over, and it was a distinctly new depiction of black woman in American films.”

This was the second film to be directed by Poitier, as he gradually put increasing focus on directing.

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