STRAIGHT TO THE TOP – SCREENPLAY SET IN THE PROHIBITION
It’s Chicago in the 1930’s during the prohibition. The time when the big gangs ruled the streets and to get anywhere, you had to have connections. Hazel is a dancer at the Queen of Sheba Nightclub. She’s recently been dumped by a gangster, Charlie and has fallen on hard times. She is rescued by a rich shipping magnate, Ray who installs her as his home as his mistress. She finds a friend in the magnate’s chauffeur, Wes. Unfortunately a jealous Ray begins to abuse Hazel because of Wes. When she meets and takes up with the Charlie the gangster again the abuse becomes worse. Together Hazel, Charlie and Wes devise an elaborate plan to frame Ray for drug smuggling.
However, a bad seed doesn’t become good again and Hazel is about to learn that trusting Charlie the gangster again can only lead down one road…
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Author: Lauren Ennis
Type: Screenplay set in the prohibition
Genre: 1930’s gangster movie script
Length: Screenplay Two hours long
Cast: Cast of 3M 1F
Ages of the actors: Adult – young to middle aged
Suitable for: PG – violence
Level of difficulty: 7/10 – getting the gritty feel correct
Cost is $30 for the digital screenplay
Copyright September 2015 Lauren Ennis and Off The Wall Play Publishers
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