Swastikas in New York by Steve Garry | Script Revolution

Swastikas in New York

In 1939, as world war looms and home-grown fascists march in the streets, a naive, orphaned teenager moves into her cousin's rooming house, whose tenants include a mysterious old man in the German American Bund.

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In the style of the Hitchcock thrillers of the 1940s (eg. Shadow of a Doubt), yet retaining social commentary attributes as a major anti-racism piece:

Penny Gallagher, a farm girl scarred by a horrible personal tragedy, arrives in Manhattan just as America's Melting Pot and freedom of expression laws go into convulsion. While overheated patriotism and ethnic pride tear at the national fabric, she must choose between following her simple, youthful trust in people versus acting on the ominous threat growing all around her.

If you'd like to view this sequel-spawner (Penny becomes a sort of Nancy Drew character by the end), which is only a slightly fictionalized account of this dark, under-reported era in history and even has surprising analogies to our contemporary world, I look forward to sending it to you. (Also available as Pilot + Episode One)

Producers: Please contact me for the full script/synopsis, or buy the Kindle version at
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008AD4QT0

Note: Honorable Mention (Wiki: World's Fastest Screenplay Contest 2022), and Official Selection (New York Script Awards 2022)

Submitted: February 23, 2017
Last Updated: April 23, 2022

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