Seven Days In May - 1964
Movie: Seven Days In May - 1964
Director: John Frankenheimer
Synopsis: Jiggs Casey (Kirk Douglas) is a loyal army Colonel, assigned as assistant to the Charman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff - General James Mattoon Scott (Burt Lancaster). In the political upheaval following a disarmament treaty with the Soviets negotiated by President Jordan Lyman (Frederic March), Colonel Casey knows that General Scott has political aspirations, but begins to suspect that he is up to much more - a plot to overthro the President.
Scene: After being informed of Colonel Casey's suspicions, President Lyman sends one of his most loyal aides - Paul Girard (Martin Balsam) on a secret mission to Gibraltar to confront Admiral Barnswell (John Houseman), who they believe nay be having second thoughts about General Scott's plan. President Lyman realizes that without a signed written statement his suspicions will be dismissed as lunacy by an already unhappy public.
Monogram: Top: After succeding in getting Adniral Barnswell's signature on a statement, Paul Girard folds the confession and puts it inside an engraved cigarette case, given to him years earlier by Jordan Lyman. Bottom: After his plane crashes in Spain, it is assumed that the confession is destroyed, but searchers find the badly damaged cigarette case - engraved on the outside with script initials. In the story line this is clearly intended to be the same case - but whose initials are they? Certainly not PG or Paul Girard. The first initial is difficult to make out, but the second one looks like an L (for Lyman?)
Contributed by: Yvonne Broach