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Great ORIGINAL Script direct from LORIMAR PRODUCTIONS, famous for such acclaimed shows as THE WALTONS and EIGHT IS ENOUGH.

This Script is all original, written by prolific The Walton's writer, JOHN McGREEVEY. This one is for the 1975 Adventure Family Drama,

The Runaways

A teenager runs away from a foster home after being accused of stealing a bicycle. During a storm a leopard escapes from a wildlife park. The boy and the leopard shelter on a farm, and the boy is able to treat the animal for shotgun wounds. When the farmer returns from holiday, the boy gets a job at a local kennels, while the leopard escapes to a nearby army firing range where it is in great danger.

Director: Harry Harris

Writers: Victor Canning (novel), John McGreevey

Stars: Dorothy McGuire, Van Williams, John Randolph

Cast

Dorothy McGuire ... Angela Lakey
Van Williams ... Joe Ringer
John Randolph ... George Collingwood
Neva Patterson ... Alice Collingwood
Josh Albee ... Johnny Miles
Lenka Peterson ... Mrs. Wilson
Steve Ferguson ... Lew Brown
Don Matheson ... Haines
Tierre Turner ... Bob Davis
Janice Carroll ... Mrs. Pickerel
John Pickard ... Al Pritchard
Virginia Paris ... Rita Armijo (as Gina Alvarado)
Leonard Stone ... Captain Baker
George Reynolds ... Kelly
Norman Andrews ... Mr. Morgan

This script is all Original. It's the 2nd REV. FINAL DRAFT from September 11, 1974. It is complete with 95 pink pages. Great script from a 70's series!

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MORE INFO ON VAN WILLIAMS: Van Zandt Jarvis Williams (born February 27, 1934) is a former actor best known for his television role as Britt Reid/the Green Hornet and his earlier leading role as Kenny Madison in both Warner Bros. television detective series Bourbon Street Beat (1959) and its sequel, Surfside 6 (1960). He teamed for one season with the late Bruce Lee as his partner Kato, in the television series The Green Hornet, broadcast on ABC during the 1966–67 season.

A diving instructor in Hawaii in 1956, Williams was discovered there in 1957 by producer Mike Todd, who urged him to come to Hollywood to try his hand at acting. Todd, husband of Elizabeth Taylor at the time, died in a plane crash, but Williams took vocal and acting lessons and was signed to a contract by Warner Bros. in 1959. His big break came as costar of the ABC television series Bourbon Street Beat, set in New Orleans. The program aired during the 1959-1960 season; his costars were Andrew Duggan, Richard Long, and Arlene Howell. Williams later worked in a General Electric production with Ronald Reagan, and his Bourbon Street Beat character, Kenny Madison, was recycled into the Surfside 6 television series in the same time slot, with new colleagues played by Troy Donahue, Lee Patterson, Diane McBain, and Margarita Sierra. Williams also starred in a television pilot called The Leathernecks that was shown as an episode of ABC's The Gallant Men.

Williams appeared in the films Tall Story (1960), in which he played a smug jock stepping stark naked out of the men's locker room shower giving a young Jane Fonda quite an eye full of him, and The Caretakers (1963) and as series regular Pat Burns in ABC's The Tycoon with Walter Brennan. After his Warner Brothers contract lapsed in 1964, Williams worked in television commercials and guest appearances on various television series.

In 1966, ABC-TV revived George W. Trendle's famous radio character in a new series, The Green Hornet. Van Williams signed with 20th Century-Fox to portray the mysterious masked hero and his alter ego, newspaper editor Britt Reid (son of Dan Reid, Jr. who was the nephew of John Reid, aka The Lone Ranger although The Lone Ranger was not given that as his official true identity name).

Williams played the role straight, unlike the lampoon comedy approach of the same producer's Batman show. He and co-star Bruce Lee also made guest appearances, in character, on the Batman series in three episodes, a two-part episode (vs. Colonel Gumm) and a "window" cameo in another episode.

Bruce Lee died of a cerebral edema in 1973. Williams' acting career faded around that time, though he made a few television guest appearances and starred in one more series, a 1975-1976 NBC Saturday morning offering entitled Westwind. In 1977, he appeared in the episode "Devil Pack" from the NBC series Quinn Martin's Tales of the Unexpected (known in the United Kingdom as Twist in the Tale).

By the time he starred in The Green Hornet, Williams had become successful investing in various commercial ventures; a TV Guide profile of 1966, titled "Banker with a Sting," characterized him as "your friendly neighborhood tycoon." He retired from acting in 1982 to open a Santa Monica, California communications company that leases time on six two-way radio repeater stations. Williams was also a longtime Reserve Deputy Sheriff with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and worked at the Malibu, California, substation.

In 1993, Williams made a cameo in Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story as a director of The Green Hornet.

In 2010, the filmmakers of the 2011 Green Hornet film adaptation had wanted him to make a cameo appearance as a cemetery guard, but Williams was unavailable.

MORE INFO ON DOROTHY McGUIRE: Dorothy Hackett McGuire (June 14, 1916 – September 13, 2001) was an American actress.

Born in Omaha, Nebraska, the only child of Thomas and Isabelle (née Trapp) McGuire, she began her acting career on the stage at the Omaha Community Playhouse. Eventually, she reached Broadway, first appearing as an understudy to Martha Scott in Our Town, and subsequently starring in the domestic comedy, Claudia.

Brought to Hollywood by producer David O. Selznick on the strength of her stage performance, McGuire starred in her first film, a movie adaptation of her Broadway success, Claudia, and portrayed the character of a child bride who almost destroys her marriage through her selfishness. Her inaugural screen performance was popular with both the public and critics alike and was the catalyst for not only a sequel, Claudia and David (both movies co-starring Robert Young), but also for numerous other film roles.

By 1945, at the age of 29, she was already playing mother roles, in such movies as A Tree Grows In Brooklyn. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1947 for Gentleman's Agreement. Other notable films include Till the End of Time, The Enchanted Cottage, A Summer Place, Three Coins in the Fountain, Friendly Persuasion, Old Yeller, Swiss Family Robinson, The Greatest Story Ever Told, and The Dark at the Top of the Stairs.

McGuire had a long Hollywood career. Her versatility served her well in taut melodramas, such as The Spiral Staircase and Make Haste to Live, as well as in light, frothy comedies, such as Mother Didn't Tell Me and Mister 880.

Married to Life magazine photographer John Swope (1908–1979) for more than 35 years, she had a son, photographer Mark Swope, and a daughter Topo (born 1948), who also became an actress.

McGuire died of cardiac arrest following a brief illness at the age of 85 in 2001.

For her contribution to the motion picture industry, Dorothy McGuire has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6933 Hollywood Blvd.

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VAN WILLIAMS The RUNAWAYS Original SCRIPT Dorothy McGuire WALTONS
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