Parlor City Noir – Film Noir whodunit Script

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It is the 1940’s – the era of hard boiled detectives and gangsters. Nick Holliday, PI and his girl Friday Dora Chase are hired by a
grieving widow to find the murderer of her husband, an art gallery owner named Peter DeLucci. But as Nick and Dora soon find out there is nothing routine about this case, as they run afoul of a
Numbers Racketeer and a shadowy underworld figure calling
themselves the Sicilian all leading to an ending that is sure to
surprise in this film noir whodunit script.

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film noir whodunit SCRIPT

PARLOR CITY NOIR – FILM NOIR WHODUNIT SCRIPT

It is the 1940’s – the era of hard boiled detectives and gangsters. Nick Holliday, PI and his girl Friday Dora Chase are hired by a
grieving widow to find the murderer of her husband, an art gallery owner named Peter DeLucci. But as Nick and Dora soon find out there is nothing routine about this case, as they run afoul of a
Numbers Racketeer and a shadowy underworld figure calling
themselves the Sicilian all leading to an ending that is sure to
surprise in this film noir whodunit script.

Performance Accolades:
Endless Mountains Theatre Company November production of
Parlor City Noir has been nominated for nine awards including Best
Drama, Best original Production and Best overall production.

Performance History:
University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom – 2017

Read about playwright David Schmidt.

Author: David Schmidt

Genre: Whodunit, Crime

Type: Three act whodunit script

Cast: 8, eight actors. 4M 4F

Ages of Actors: Adult

Suitable for: All ages

Length: Two Hours

Set: A 1940’s style detective’s office. A large wooden desk and swivel chair are CENTER. An old chair for clients sits in front of the desk. A sofa is set against the right wall of the office. A metal filing cabinet and a coat tree can be found in another corner. On the desk is a name plate that reads NICK HOLLIDAY, PI. A window with the reversed inscription
SILVER SHIELD INVESTIGATIONS NICK HOLLIDAY PI painted on it looks out upon the city. A door connecting the outer office to the detective’s
office bears a frosted glass pane with the reversed inscription
NICK HOLLIDAY, PRIVATE DETECTIVE on it. A bottle of scotch and two glasses are set on one corner of the desk. A bulletin board cluttered with wanted posters and other papers hangs on one wall of the office.

Level of Difficulty: 7/10 – a great amdram play with fantastic audience reviews

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Copyright © March 2014 David Schmidt and Off The Wall Play Publishers

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