Best Historical Screenplays

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GODSON

LOGLINE: When the son of mafia boss leaves the family business and is wrongly charged for murder, he must choose whether to stay loyal to his mob family and serve a prison sentence, or defy them by proving his innocence and risk assassination. _____________________________________________________________________________________ SYNOPSIS: Chosen as next head of his family’s crime business, the eldest son of a New Orleans Mafia boss facing deportation orders abandons his Sicilian heritage by marrying an American woman and going into legitimate business. After his father is deported and his younger brother inherits the family business, the elder son is indicted for murder when a restaurant owner he had previously refused orders to kill turns up dead. Then he learns who is real family is and risks certain assassination by teaming up with an investigation lawyer against his blood family in court to avoid a death row prison sentence.

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MARY BAKER EDDY

When the leader of a new Christian religion is targeted by a vicious smear campaign by a leading newspaper, it launches a suit against the popular but controversial 85-year-old woman for control of her newly found church; but a famous literary figure (Mark Twain) surprisingly comes to her aid, and the church leader wins the suit and starts a newspaper that decades later wins awards named after the publisher (Pulitzer) that attacked her.

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