BROOKS, HINDI, PATTY DUKE ASTIN & BRADFORD DILLMAN Original Shooting Script for the Television Movie Before and After, Starring Bradford Dillman, from His Library
Burbank, CA The Konigsberg Co. / ABC 1979
Original revised shooting script with color rewrite pages for the television movie Before and After, co-starring Bradford Dillman alongside Patty Duke Astin, Barbara Feldon, Art Hindle, Conchata Ferrell, and Betty White. The film's credited screenwriter is Hindi Brooks, although the name is not printed on this script. This was Dillman's working script with his extensive notations throughout. With Dillman's estate stamp which reads, “From the Library of Bradford Dillman”. Bradbound, 102 pages. Near fine copy with a hint of handling. The movie aired on ABC on October 5, 1979 and tells the story of an overweight housewife (Patty Duke Astin) whose husband (Dillman) leaves her, thus triggering a series of emotional and physical crises. Bradford Dillman (1930-2018) was one of Hollywood's best regarded actors among his peers and the public. He was trained at the Actors Studio under Lee Strasberg and knew James Dean in early television. Dillman rose to sudden fame with his appearance in Richard Fleisher's film Compulsion (1959) with Dean Stockwell and Orson Welles, and continued in movies throughout his career in such films as The Way We Were, The Iceman Cometh, The Enforcer, Sudden Impact, Crack in the Mirror, Escape From the Planet of the Apes, Francis of Assisi, Piranha, The Swarm, etc. A great success in television, Dillman appeared in a remarkable number of shows and made for TV movies in a variety of genres, including, Mission Impossible, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Columbo, Wagon Train, Ironside, Dynasty, The Wild Wild West, Thriller, Wonder Woman, Cannon, Barnaby Jones, and many others.