- 1. - Hey. Pull up at the corner.
- 2. Wait here.
- 3. How.
- 4. Good afternoon, sir.
- 5. - Yes?
- 6. I'd like to see the boss.
What'd you say his name is?
- 7. - I didn't say.
- Cagey, huh?
- 8. Mr. Boot is the owner and publisher.
- 9. Okay. Tell Mr. Boot
Mr. Tatum would like to see him.
- 10. Charles Tatum from New York.
- 11. What about?
- 12. Look, fan, just ask him, how would he like
to make himself a fast $200 a week?
- 13. What did you say you were selling?
- 14. I didn't say.
- 15. Cagey, huh?
- 16. Now, isn't that something?
Who said it?
- 17. Well, Mr. Boot said it,
but I did the needlework.
- 18. - Oh.
- 19. I wish I could coin 'em like that.
- 20. If I ever do,
would you embroider it for me?
- 21. Oh.
- 22. - Mr. Tatum?
- Yes, sir.
- 23. - Go ahead. What is it?
- Well, Mr. Boot.
- 24. I was passing through Albuquerque.
Had breakfast here. Read your paper.
- 25. Thought you might be interested
in my reaction.
- 26. - You bet I am.
- Well, sir, it made me throw up.
- 27. I don't want you to think
I expected the New York Times.
- 28. But even for Albuquerque,
this is pretty Albuquerque.
- 29. All right. Here's your nickel back.
- 30. Now, what's all this
about my making $200 a week?
- 31. Apparently, you're not familiar
with my name.
- 32. Can't say that I am.
- 33. That's because you don't get
the Eastern papers out here.
- 34. I thought maybe once in a while somebody
would toss one out of the Super Chief...
- 35. and you might have seen my byline.
- 36. Charles Tatum?
- 37. Worked New York, Chicago, Detroit.
- 38. - What about the 200?
- I was coming to that.
- 39. Mr. Boot, I'm a $250-a-week
- 40. - I can be had for 50.
- Why are you so good to me?
- 41. I know newspapers
backward, forward and sideways.
- 42. I can write 'em, edit 'em,
print 'em, wrap 'em and sell 'em.
- 43. - Don't need anybody right now.
- I can handle big news and little news.
- 44. And if there's no news,
I'll go out and bite a dog.
- 45. - Make it 45.
- What makes you so cheap?
- 46. A fair question, considering I've been
top man wherever I've worked.
- 47. You'll be glad to know
that I've been fired from 11 papers...
- 48. with a total circulation of seven million...
- 49. for reasons with which
I don't want to bore you.
- 50. Go ahead. Bore me.
- 51. I'm a pretty good liar.
I've done a lot of lying in my time.
- 52. I've lied to men who wear belts.
I've lied to men who wear suspenders.
- 53. But I'd never be so stupid as to lie to a
man who wears both belt and suspenders.
- 54. How's that again?
- 55. You strike me as a cautious man -
a man who checks and double-checks.
- 56. So I'll tell you why I was fired.
- 57. In New York,
a story of mine brought on a libel suit.
- 58. In Chicago, I started something
with the publisher's wife.
- 59. In Detroit, I was caught
drinking out of season.
- 60. - In Cleveland -
- I get the picture.
- 61. Now then, I find myself in Albuquerque
with no money...
- 62. a burnt-out bearing, bad tires
and a lousy reputation.
- 63. Bad tires can be dangerous.
- 64. I have only one chance
to get back where I belong -
- 65. to land a job
on a small-town paper like yours...
- 66. and wait and hope and pray
for something big to break -
- 67. something I can latch onto...
- 68. something the wire services
will gobble up and yell for more.
- 69. Just one good beat -
a Tatum special -
- 70. and they'll roll out the red carpet.
- 71. 'Cause when they need you,
they forgive and forget.
- 72. But until then, Mr. Boot, you'll get yourself
the best newspaperman you ever had.
- 73. At 40 per. When do I start?
- 74. Don't push.
- 75. - I hope I haven't scared you off.
- Well, I don't know.
- 76. I'm not afraid of a libel suit,
because I'm a lawyer myself.
- 77. Check and double-check
every word I print.
- 78. Sure. Belt and suspenders.
- 79. About that publisher's wife.
- 80. I think you should know Mrs. Boot
is a grandmother three times.
- 81. If you wanna start something with her,
she'd be very flattered.
- 82. As for drinking - Do you drink a lot?
- 83. Not a lot. Just frequently.
- 84. We have a shop rule here.
No liquor on the premises.
- 85. - Uh, how about smoking?
- Of course.
- 86. And, uh, I pay 60 a week in this shop.
- 87. I'll take it.
- 88. - Where's my desk?
- The one by the door.
- 89. You may be outta here by Saturday.
- 90. The sooner, the better.
- 91. Thanks, Geronimo.
Take these over to the engraver's.
- 92. What's this mess?
- 93. They haven't got
any chopped chicken liver.
I brought you some chicken tacos.
- 94. Chicken tacos?
- 95. They're not gonna chop the livers
anymore for you.
- 96. Nobody else'll buy them.
And no more garlic pickles.
- 97. When the history
of this sunbaked Siberia is written...
- 98. these shameful words
will live in infamy:
- 99. "No chopped chicken liver."
- 100. No garlic pickles.
- 101. No Lindy's.
No Madison Square Garden.
- 102. No Yogi Berra.
- 103. What do you know about Yogi Berra,
- 104. - I beg your pardon?
- Yogi Berra!
- 105. Yogi?
Why, it's a sort of religion, isn't it?
- 106. You bet it is -
a belief in the New York Yankees.
- 107. You know what's wrong
with New Mexico, Mr. Wendell?
- 108. Too much outdoors.
- 109. Give me those eight spindly trees
in front of Rockefeller Center any day.
- 110. That's enough outdoors for me.
- 111. No subways smelling sweet-sour.
- 112. What do you use for noise around here?
- 113. No beautiful roar from eight million ants
fighting, cursing, loving.
- 114. No shows. No South Pacific.
- 115. No chic little dames
across a crowded bar.
- 116. And worst of all, Herbie...
- 117. no 80th floor to jump from
when you feel like it.
- 118. Is this one of your
long-playing records, Chuck?
- 119. Let's hear the other side.
- 120. All right. I'll play it for you.
- 121. When I came here, I thought this was
gonna be a 30-day stretch, maybe 60.
- 122. Now it's a year.
- 123. It looks like a life sentence.
- 124. Where is it?
Where's the loaf of bread with a file in it?
- 125. Where's that big story
to get me outta here?
- 126. One year, and what's our hot news?
- 127. A soapbox derby.
- 128. A tornado that double-crossed us
and went to Texas.
- 129. An old goof who said he was
the real Jesse James -
- 130. until they found out he was
a chicken thief from Gallup...
- 131. by the name of, uh, Schimmelmacher.
- 132. I'm stuck here, fans.
- 133. Stuck for good.
- 134. Unless, of course, you -
- 135. Miss Deverich,
instead of writing household hints...
- 136. about how to remove chili stains
from blue jeans...
- 137. get yourself involved
in a trunk murder.
- 138. How 'bout it, Miss Deverich?
- 139. I could do wonders
with your dismembered body.
- 140. Oh, Mr. Tatum. Really.
- 141. Or you, Mr. Wendell.
- 142. If you'd only toss that cigar
out of the window -
- 143. real far, all the way to Los Alamos -
- 144. And boom!
- 145. Now, there would be a story.
- 146. I told you, no liquor in the office.
- 147. I thought I could trust you.
- 148. What a suspicious nature
you have, Mr. Boot.
- 149. Hmm.
- 150. Pretty, isn't it?
- 151. I make those things every night when
I go home, out of matches and toothpicks.
- 152. - It calms my nerves.
- 153. Sorry, Tatum.
- 154. - Maybe you do need a change.
- Do I.
- 155. And I got news for you. You're going
out of town for a couple of days.
- 156. - How far and in what direction?
- Los Barrios County.
- 157. They're having a rattlesnake hunt,
and I want you to cover it.
- 158. - A rattlesnake hunt?
- That's right.
- 159. And take Herbie along.
Let's get some art.
- 160. A rattlesnake hunt.
Well, isn't that ginger-peachy?
- 161. A real "stop the press,
pull out the front page...
- 162. get ready to replate" assignment.
- 163. Have a nice time, Chuck.
See the country.
- 164. And don't worry.
I'll put the paper to bed.
- 165. Well, it looks like we're starting
our second year with a real bang.
- 166. Okay, fan, pack up.
- 167. You know, this could be
a pretty good story, Chuck.
- 168. Don't sell it short.
- 169. It's quite a sight -
a thousand rattlers in the underbrush...
- 170. and a lot of men smoking them out
and bashing in their heads.
- 171. Big deal. A thousand rattlers
in the underbrush.
- 172. Give me just 50 of them
loose in Albuquerque.
- 173. Like that leopard in Oklahoma City.
- 174. The whole town in panic.
- 175. Deserted streets.
- 176. They're evacuating the children.
- 177. Every man is armed.
- 178. Fifty killers on the prowl. Fifty.
- 179. One by one,
they start hunting them down.
- 180. They get 10, 20.
- 181. It's building.
They get 40, 45. They get 49.
- 182. Where's the last rattler?
- 183. In a kindergarten? In a church?
- 184. In a crowded elevator? Where?
- 185. I give up. Where?
- 186. In my desk drawer, fan.
- 187. Stashed away.
Only nobody knows it, see?
- 188. The story's good
for another three days.
- 189. Then when I'm good and ready,
we come out with a big extra.
- 190. "Sun-Bulletin Snags Number 50."
- 191. Where do you get those ideas?
- 192. Herbie, boy, how long did you go
to that, uh, school of journalism?
- 193. Three years.
- 194. Three years down the drain.
- 195. Me, I didn't go to any college,
but I know what makes a good story.
- 196. Because before I ever worked on a paper,
I sold 'em on a street corner.
- 197. You know the first thing I found out?
- 198. Bad news sells best.
- 199. Because good news is no news.
- 200. Better get some gas.
- 201. Hey! Anybody here?
- 202. Hey!
- 203. Service!
- 204. Anybody home?
- 205. Sorry to bother you, lady.
- 206. I'd like to buy some gas.
- 207. Hey, there's something screwy
about this place.
- 208. There's just an old lady
in there that's -
- 209. What would the law be doing up there
in that old Indian cliff dwelling?
- 210. Maybe they got a warrant for Sitting Bull
for that Custer rap.
- 211. Come on, Herbie.
Let's go visiting. It's for free.
- 212. I can get the gas on the way back.
- 213. That is, if she's stopped praying.
- 214. - Who?
- That old lady in there.
- 215. What's she praying for?
- 216. I don't know, but whatever she's
praying for, she's sure praying hard.
- 217. Hmm.
- 218. Maybe it ties in. Let's see.
- 219. Oh. I thought you were the doctor.
- 220. - What's the matter? Somebody hurt?
- We don't know yet.
- 221. - He's way in there, under that mountain.
- What happened?
- 222. We had a cave-in this morning.
- 223. - Oh. That so?
- Dumb cluck.
- 224. Everybody keeps tellin' him,
"Stay outta that place. Stay outta there."
- 225. Not Leo. Stubborn like a mule.
- 226. He always keeps goin' back,
diggin' for those Indian pots.
- 227. - Who's Leo?
- My husband.
- 228. Oh. Well, I'm sorry
to hear about it. Hop in.
- 229. - You live around here?
- 230. I'm Mrs. Leo Minosa.
- 231. We own that trading post
down on the highway.
- 232. Finest store in downtown Escudero.
- 233. Is that what they call this place?
- 234. Got a couple of other names
for it myself.
- 235. Did the Indians really live
in that place 450 years ago?
- 236. I wouldn't know.
I haven't been around that long.
- 237. It only seems that long.
- 238. Say, if you gents stopped by to see
that broken-down cliff dwelling...
- 239. you sure picked a swell day.
- 240. All right. Let's have the facts.
You're his father?
- 241. Yes. I'm his father.
- 242. - How long has he been inside?
- Pretty near six hours now.
- 243. How far down you think he is?
- 244. Oh, about 250 or 300 foot,
I should judge.
- 245. Best we could do
was to get in about halfway.
- 246. You gotta watch yourself.
- 247. Swing that pick too hard
in them old walls...
- 248. you start a sand slide
and block up the whole place.
- 249. Then good-bye, Leo.
- 250. - Is that coffee good and hot, Lorraine?
- Sure, it's hot.
- 251. The sandwiches are in the blanket.
So are the cigars.
- 252. - How's Mama?
- All right, I guess.
- 253. - How do I find my way?
- Just follow our rope. We left it in there.
- 254. After that, holler. He'll yell back.
- 255. Wait a minute, you.
- 256. Nobody goes no place here
without I say so.
- 257. He's cold. He's hungry. We've got to
let him know we're doing something.
- 258. Look, I got my hands full already
without havin' two of ya in there.
- 259. - Somebody's got to go.
- How about those Indians?
- 260. What do you say, Chief? You oughta
know your way around here pretty well.
- 261. They won't go in. They never do.
- 262. - Bad spirits.
- Ah, go on.
- 263. What are you holdin' out for,
a couple of bucks?
- 264. - He says it's their holy mountain.
- 265. The Mountain of the Seven Vultures.
- 266. The Mountain of the Seven Vultures.
- 267. It's got a sound to it.
- 268. Get me a few shots, Herbie.
- 269. Looks like it's your move, copper.
What's it gonna be?
- 270. I'm thinkin'. Don't rush me.
I'll do somethin'.
- 271. You could always give that poor fellow
in there a ticket for parking overtime.
- 272. Let me have those things.
- 273. Who do you think you are,
buttin' in like this?
- 274. - Let me have your flashlight.
- Who is he?
- 275. I'll tell you who I am.
I'm the guy who's going in that cave.
- 276. And you're the guy that's
been sounding off long enough.
Now give me your flashlight.
- 277. - Why, you -
- Shut up.
- 278. Come on, Herbie.
- 279. Thanks, mister, and God bless you.
Tell him we'll get him out.
- 280. - Tell him not to worry.
- 281. Sure. And tell him we'll have
a big coming-out party for him...
- 282. with a brass band and everything.
- 283. Here's the rope.
- 284. I hope we can get to him.
- 285. Yeah.
- 286. - Watch out for those rocks.
- 287. The old man sure looked bad.
- 288. - Did you see his face?
- 289. Like the faces of those folks
you see outside a coal mine...
- 290. with maybe 84 men trapped inside.
- 291. One man's better than 84.
Didn't they teach you that?
- 292. - Teach me what?
- Human interest.
- 293. You pick up the paper,
you read about 84 men or 284.
- 294. Or a million men,
like in a Chinese famine.
- 295. You read it,
but it doesn't stay with you.
- 296. One man's different.
You wanna know all about him.
- 297. That's human interest.
- 298. Somebody all by himself,
like Lindbergh crossing the Atlantic...
- 299. or Floyd Collins.
- 300. Floyd Collins.
Doesn't that ring a bell?
- 301. No, not to me, it doesn't.
- 302. You never heard of Floyd Collins?
- 303. 1925. Kentucky.
- 304. The guy pinned way down in that cave.
- 305. One of the biggest stories
that ever broke.
- 306. Front page in every paper
in the country for weeks.
- 307. Say, what'd you take at that
school of journalism - advertising?
- 308. Uh, well, maybe I did hear about it.
- 309. Maybe you heard that a reporter on the
Louisville paper crawled in for the story...
- 310. and came out with a Pulitzer prize.
- 311. Guess we'd better not
fool around with that.
- 312. Here. Hold this.
- 313. - Now let me have it.
- 314. And camera.
- 315. You got a couple of bulbs?
- 316. You stay here.
- 317. That sand gets any worse,
let me hear from you, but loud.
- 318. I don't like the looks of it, Chuck.
- 319. I don't either, fan.
- 320. But I like the odds.
- 321. Hello!
- 322. Hello!
- 323. Here!
- 324. Over here.
- 325. Here.
- 326. Over here.
- 327. Hello, Leo. How do you feel?
- 328. Not so bad anymore.
I thought nobody would ever come.
- 329. Anything hurt?
Any bones broken?
- 330. No, I guess not.
- 331. Can't you get your legs
out from under?
- 332. What do you think
I've been tryin' to do?
- 333. They're pinned under me.
- 334. Maybe - Maybe I can help.
- 335. - Hey, watch it! Watch it!
- 336. You want those rocks
to come down on my head?
- 337. I didn't know they were that shaky.
- 338. They're all pretty shaky.
- 339. It's an old place -
been comin' apart for a long time.
- 340. Looks like we'll have to
take them out one by one.
- 341. Don't try it by yourself.
It's gonna take a lot of figuring.
- 342. The way they are now, if one goes,
they'll all go - roof and everything.
- 343. I see what you mean.
- 344. Wrap yourself in this blanket.
- 345. And get some of this hot coffee
inside of you.
- 346. Thanks, mister.
- 347. - A cigar.
- Your wife sent them.
- 348. She did? That's funny.
She always beefs when I smoke a cigar.
- 349. - Hey, what's your name, mister?
- Charlie Tatum.
- 350. Just driving by the trading post
when I heard about it.
- 351. Hey, what happened
to those other fellas?
- 352. I heard them, but they went away.
- 353. Why don't they do somethin'
about gettin' me out?
- 354. Easy, Leo. They'll get you out.
But you know what you just said.
- 355. It takes figuring,
maybe some special equipment.
- 356. They're not gonna leave me here
- 357. They'll do it as fast as they can,
but they gotta do it right.
- 358. Yeah, I know.
- 359. Only that's a pretty heavy mountain.
- 360. Tell me, Leo. How'd it happen?
- 361. I - I guess I crawled in
too far this time.
- 362. You've got to to find a good one.
- 363. Back there,
it's pretty well cleaned out.
- 364. But I found me a beauty.
Worth 50 bucks any day.
- 365. It's then the whole floor
caved in under me.
- 366. I guess maybe
they didn't want me to have it.
- 367. They? Who are "they"?
- 368. The Indian dead.
- 369. They're all around here.
- 370. This is a tomb, mister,
with mummies 400 years old.
- 371. They used to bury them here
with these jars alongside...
- 372. you know, full of corn and wampum.
- 373. That's worthwhile knowing, Leo.
- 374. I - I guess maybe
they've been watchin' me...
- 375. all the time I've been takin' things
outta here and got mad.
- 376. Bad spirits, huh?
- 377. I guess you're gonna laugh at me,
think I'm crazy.
- 378. But when you lie down here
all by yourself, you get to thinkin'.
- 379. Do me a favor, will ya?
- 380. Hold up that jar again.
And look at me.
- 381. - Hey, what are you doin'?
- Taking your picture.
- 382. - What for?
- Gonna put it in the paper.
- 383. - What kind of paper?
- In a newspaper in Albuquerque.
- 384. - My picture?
- 385. Honest?
- 386. Everybody wants to see how you look.
And I'm gonna write a story.
- 387. They'll wanna know all about you.
They'll be pulling for you.
- 388. How do you like that?
Me in a paper.
- 389. - Let's take another one, Leo.
- Oh, let me wipe my face first.
- 390. Hold it.
- 391. And don't say anything
about those Indian spirits.
- 392. - I don't want anybody to think I'm scared.
- Don't worry, Leo.
- 393. I'm your pal.
- 394. I know.
That's why I can talk to you.
- 395. Sure, you can.
- 396. You know, in the army,
I was plenty scared too.
- 397. Like when my outfit landed in Italy.
- 398. Only in the army, it's different.
- 399. - There, everybody's scared.
- 400. Your barge is gonna land.
You know you're gonna die.
- 401. And then a guy starts singin'.
- 402. Soft-like.
- 403. Then a guy next to you starts singin'.
- 404. Pretty soon, you're singin' too.
- 405. Well, it worked, didn't it?
Nothing happened to you.
- 406. Nah, not a thing -
except I got the mumps in Naples.
- 407. Well, you light yourself a cigar, Leo.
I gotta say so long.
- 408. - I certainly wish
you could stay a while longer.
- So do I.
- 409. But there's a lot to do outside
getting things organized.
- 410. You wanna get out, don't ya?
- 411. Looks like it's gonna be a long night.
- 412. None of that. Come on, Leo.
- 413. I said come on now.
- 414. What's the idea?
Have you gone nuts?
- 415. Just a couple of pals singin'.
What's wrong with that?
- 416. I got me some pictures, fan.
Guard 'em with your life.
- 417. Let's get moving.
- 418. What happened?
- 419. - Aren't you gonna tell me?
- Quiet, Herbie. Quiet.
- 420. - I'm writing the lead to the story.
- Well, what is the story?
- 421. Big.
- 422. As big as they come, I think.
Maybe bigger than Floyd Collins.
- 423. - Floyd Collins plus.
- Plus what?
- 424. Plus King Tut.
- 425. You remember that one, don't ya?
- 426. The curse of the old Egyptian pharaoh
when they came to rob his tomb.
- 427. How's that for an angle?
- 428. King Tut in New Mexico.
- 429. Curse of the old Indian chief.
- 430. White man half buried
by angry spirits.
- 431. What will they do?
- 432. Will they spare him?
Will they crush him?
- 433. Give it to me straight, Chuck.
How does it look? Can they get him out?
- 434. - Huh? Certainly.
- How soon?
- 435. I don't know.
- 436. Floyd Collins lasted 18 days.
- 437. I don't need 18 days.
- 438. If I just had one week of this -
- 439. Oh, brother.
- 440. You're kidding, Chuck.
- 441. You don't really wish
for anything like that.
- 442. I'm not wishing for anything.
- 443. I don't make things happen.
All I do is write about them.
- 444. - Did you reach him?
- I saw him.
- 445. - Couldn't you bring him out?
- I talked to him.
- 446. - Is he alive?
- You can be sure of one thing.
- 447. - We'll get him out.
- Today? Tonight?
- 448. I'm afraid not. There's nothing
we can do here tonight.
- 449. Tomorrow?
- 450. Or as soon as we get
an engineering crew on the job.
- 451. And I'm gonna get them, Mr. Minosa -
the best. And I'll get that doctor.
- 452. - And the sheriff too.
- The sheriff's tied up
in Los Barrios until Monday.
- 453. - You better talk to me.
- Tied up in Los Barrios, huh?
- 454. I'll bet he's at that rattlesnake hunt.
Chances are the doctor too.
- 455. How do you like that?
A man could be dying here, and -
- 456. - Oh, I'm sorry, Mrs. Minosa.
- I know all about that sheriff.
- 457. He stops in every week for a steak dinner
and never picks up the check.
- 458. He'll be here.
They'll all be here -
- 459. the sheriff, the doctor, the engineer.
- 460. - You got a phone at the trading post?
- 461. Let's get started.
We got a lot of telephoning to do.
- 462. - The phone's inside.
- 463. Fill her up, Herbie.
You're going back to town.
- 464. Right.
- 465. Over there.
- 466. There's the doctor's number.
- 467. The sheriff's number's there too.
- 468. Oh, that's the sheriff, huh?
- 469. We'll get some action here.
- 470. By tomorrow, this place will be jumping
if I have to call Santa Fe...
- 471. and get the governor out of bed.
- 472. Oh, would it be too much trouble
to put me up for the night?
- 473. Sixty beautiful rooms.
The Escudero Ritz.
- 474. What'll it be?
Ocean view or mountain view?
- 475. Anything.
- 476. A cot. A couple of chairs
in here will do fine.
- 477. Operator?
Get me Albuquerque 4923.
- 478. - What's the number here?
- Escudero 2.
- 479. Escudero 2.
- 480. Hello?
- 481. Sun-Bulletin?
This is Tatum speaking.
- 482. Get me Mr. Boot, and make it fast.
- 483. Mr. Boot? Tatum.
- 484. No, nothing's wrong.
Quite the contrary.
- 485. Uh-uh. I'm in a dreamy little spot
- 486. about three hours down the line.
- 487. Forget the rattlesnakes.
- 488. We got somethin' nicer here.
- 489. We got birds - vultures.
- 490. Seven of them.
- 491. How does this hit you?
- 492. "The Curse of the Mountain
of the Seven Vultures."
- 493. Of course you don't know what
I'm talking about, but I'm gonna tell you.
- 494. And wait till you see the pictures.
I'm sending them up with Herbie -
- 495. No, I'm not drunk, Mr. Boot.
- 496. Maybe a little excited,
because unless war is declared tonight...
- 497. here's your front-page feature.
- 498. - Now -
- 499. How much is it, Mr. Minosa?
- 500. No, sir, I wouldn't take your money...
- 501. not after all you're doing for my boy.
- 502. - Hi.
- 503. The construction boss show up?
Or the sheriff?
- 504. Not yet.
- 505. From the way you were talkin', I thought
you'd get the governor down here.
- 506. - The marines too.
- It's all taken care of.
- 507. They got a construction crew
together - machinery too -
- 508. and they're on their way from
Los Barrios now, Sunday or no Sunday.
- 509. - Yap, yap.
- I've talked to the doctor.
- 510. We're taking him in
as soon as they clear the passage.
- 511. And the sheriff
will be on the job too.
- 512. Yap, yap, yap, yap, yap.
- 513. Look, madam,
when I say I deliver, I deliver.
- 514. Where are the old folks?
- 515. Went to early mass.
- 516. What's that you been playin'
on your typewriter all night?
- 517. From upstairs, it sounded like
that "Saber Dance."
- 518. With all this trouble,
I didn't think you could sleep anyhow.
- 519. I've had enough sleep -
five years of it.
- 520. What else could you do
in Escudero -
- 521. look at the family album?
- 522. - Where'd you get it?
- From Mama Minosa.
- 523. Just shows.
- 524. Yesterday,
you never even heard of Leo.
- 525. Today, you can't know
enough about him.
- 526. Aren't you sweet?
- 527. Good-lookin' kid in his uniform,
- 528. Him and eight million other guys.
- 529. See our wedding picture?
Bet you didn't even recognize me.
- 530. Sure, I did.
You were a brunette then.
- 531. In '45? No, in '45, I was a redhead.
- 532. See how skinny I was?
- 533. A hospital back in Baltimore
said I had a touch of T.B.
- 534. You'd never think it
to look at me now.
- 535. You don't look like
a chest case to me.
- 536. If you can spare this one,
I'd like to take it along -
- 537. in case I forget what he looks like.
- 538. What time is it?
- 539. Quarter to 6:00.
What's all this about?
- 540. - I'm grabbin' the early bus.
- Where to?
- 541. Outta here - fast.
As far as 11 bucks will take me.
- 542. I'm blowin' this place.
- 543. - Well, you picked a fine time.
- I've left him before.
- 544. Once, I got as far
as Dodge City, Kansas...
- 545. in a big, blue convertible
that stopped by for gas.
- 546. It must have cost 4,000 easy.
- 547. But Leo caught up with me.
- 548. I told him I was through.
- 549. I told him it was no good anymore.
- 550. - This isn't for me.
- What is?
- 551. I bet he took you out of
some dime-a-dance joint in Baltimore.
- 552. - Nightclub.
- 553. All right. Saloon.
- 554. You know what he told me?
- 555. He told me he had 160 acres
in New Mexico and a big business.
- 556. Look at it.
- 557. We sell eight hamburgers a week
and a case of soda pop.
- 558. And once in a while,
a Navajo rug maybe.
- 559. He married ya, didn't he?
Brought you out here, fed ya, nursed ya.
- 560. And I thanked him plenty.
I've been thankin' him for five years.
- 561. That makes us even.
- 562. So long, Jack.
- 563. Nice kid.
- 564. Got a little jump on him
this time, huh?
- 565. Can't run after you, not lying there
with those rocks on his legs.
- 566. Look who's talkin'.
Much you care about Leo.
- 567. I'm onto you.
You're workin' for a newspaper.
- 568. All you want
is somethin' you can print.
- 569. Honey, you like those rocks
just as much as I do.
- 570. Say, lady.
- 571. Excuse me. We're a little mixed-up here.
Are we on the right road to Escudero?
- 572. This is Escudero.
- 573. - Is that the mountain?
- Is he still in there?
- 574. That's the mountain, and he's still in there.
Anything else you wanna know?
- 575. No. No, just stopping by
to take a look.
- 576. The name's Federber.
We're on our way to Bottomless Lake.
- 577. Gonna get in a week
of fishing and boating.
- 578. - Thought, as long as we're this close -
- Glad you dropped in, folks.
- 579. Uh, how'd you hear about it?
- 580. - Are you one of the family?
- No. Just a friend.
- 581. Well, haven't you seen the paper?
It's full of it.
- 582. - Got one?
- Sure. Picked one up in Albuquerque.
- 583. Come on, Nellie. Tilt.
- 584. Thanks.
- 585. We thought there'd be
a lot of digging going on.
- 586. Where is everybody?
- 587. Scared of those Indian spooks, huh?
- 588. When are they gonna
start doing something?
- 589. Any minute now. They're on the way.
Aren't they, mister?
- 590. I guess it's all right
if we drive up there, isn't it?
- 591. Go ahead. Help yourself.
- 592. What do you say, Nellie?
Just a half an hour?
- 593. All right. Later on,
we can have a nice breakfast here.
- 594. That is,
if it won't disturb the family.
- 595. - It's all right. You can get breakfast.
- 596. Wake up the kids, Nellie.
They should see this.
- 597. This is very instructive.
- 598. Walter, Willie, wake up.
- 599. Say, you look pretty good here.
- 600. Wanna hear what I wrote about you?
- 601. "The grief-stricken wife
with a tear-stained face...
- 602. trying to fight her way into the cave
to be at her husband's side."
- 603. Tough. You'll just have to rewrite me.
- 604. In a pig's eye. This is the way it reads best.
This is the way it's gonna be.
- 605. In tomorrow's paper
and the next day's.
- 606. It's the way people like it.
It's the way I'm gonna play it.
- 607. Get this.
- 608. There's three of us buried here -
Leo, me and you.
- 609. We all wanna get out,
and we're going to.
- 610. Only I'm going back in style.
You can too, if you like.
- 611. Not with any 11 stinking dollars.
- 612. You saw those people.
- 613. To you, they're
a couple of squares, huh?
- 614. To me, they're just the beginning.
To me, they're Mr. And Mrs. America.
- 615. I wasn't sure before, but now I know.
- 616. They're going for it. They'll eat it up -
- 617. the story and the hamburgers.
- 618. You'll sell all your hamburgers,
hot dogs, soda pop...
- 619. and all your Navajo rugs.
- 620. There's gonna be real dough
in that cash register by tonight.
- 621. When they bleached your hair,
they must have bleached your brains too.
- 622. Hello there, Mr. Minosa.
Anything new with Leo?
- 623. Not yet. Mr. Tatum's down there now
with the doctor.
- 624. Okay.
- 625. Hey! That'll be two bits.
- 626. - It's the press.
- Twenty-five cents.
- 627. - Newspaper. We never pay.
- Everybody pays.
- 628. Mrs. Minosa says so.
- 629. Now keep movin'.
- 630. We'll have that air going
in about 20 minutes, Doctor.
- 631. I could use a little of it myself.
- 632. - Thank you, Doctor.
- I'll send over some Aureomycine.
- 633. That's every four hours
for that one, isn't it?
- 634. Yes. The caffeine if he feels weak,
and the Demerol if the pain gets very bad.
- 635. - Yeah.
- Say, about every three hours.
- 636. I got it.
- 637. As soon as I can get close enough,
I'll give him a shot of tetanus-gas
- 638. But it's all right for the time being.
In fact, any time within a week.
- 639. But we'll have him out before then.
- 640. Oh, sure.
- 641. Say, Doc.
- 642. He's a pretty rugged customer, isn't he?
- 643. Leo? They don't come any tougher.
- 644. He walked around
with a burst appendix for three days...
- 645. because he promised his wife
he'd take her to a square dance.
- 646. Well, as soon as you get him free,
I can start to work on him.
- 647. Call me anytime, night or day.
- 648. - I certainly will, Doctor. So long.
- 649. Thanks a lot.
- 650. It's a fine thing.
Now I have to pay to see you.
- 651. - Howdy, fan.
- You read the paper?
- 652. That I did.
Broke pretty good, huh?
- 653. Boot flashed a couple hundred words over
the wires, and they came back for more.
- 654. - They want all we've got.
- Yeah, it figures.
- 655. We wired all the art too.
What a break for me.
- 656. If this keeps up,
maybe Life will go for it or Look.
- 657. - One of those four-page spreads.
- 658. You like it now, don't ya?
- 659. Well, everybody likes a break.
We didn't make it happen.
- 660. Oh, Smollett. How's it look?
- 661. Don't know yet. Lots of problems.
- 662. We've been figuring on doing
some bulkheading and cross-bracing.
- 663. But those old walls - I don't know.
- 664. All right, boys.
Start bringing those jacks in.
- 665. Well, looks like
we'll be here for a while.
- 666. I brought you enough for
a couple of days - shirts and shorts.
A couple of bottles.
- 667. Save it, fan. No booze.
Not for the duration.
- 668. Hey, you.
- 669. The sheriff wants to see you
down at the trading post.
- 670. And don't waste none of his time,
because he ain't staying around long.
- 671. - Maybe you ain't either.
- You don't say.
- 672. You wanna know somethin'?
He don't like you.
- 673. Tsk, tsk, tsk.
And I was gonna propose to him.
- 674. He won't eat any steak.
- 675. Maybe he'd like a little raw hamburger
or some milk maybe.
- 676. After all, he's only a baby.
- 677. Try him with a lollipop, Sheriff.
- 678. - Or how about my right arm?
- 679. He'd like that.
- 680. You would too, wouldn't you?
- 681. Oh, you're that Tatum guy that was
poppin' off over the phone last night.
- 682. Not popping off, Sheriff.
- 683. You play along with me,
and I'll have you reelected.
- 684. You don't, and I'll crucify you.
That's all I said. Remember?
- 685. I think I'll have my boys take you
to the county line and throw you out.
- 686. Throw out your campaign manager?
- 687. You need plenty of help, Kretzer.
- 688. And maybe before I throw you out,
I'll toss you in the clink for a while.
- 689. - Wasting your time on a rattlesnake hunt.
- 690. - This is where the votes are.
- What do you know about votes?
- 691. There's seven here in Escudero,
700 up there.
- 692. We had a big barbecue,
and I made a speech - a good one too.
- 693. Then we sat down
to a little poker game...
- 694. and you started botherin' me -
right in the middle of a hand.
- 695. - What'd you have, pair of deuces?
- 696. This is better.
- 697. Here we've got an ace in the hole.
- 698. - I'll have a cup of coffee.
- Two candy bars, please.
- 699. Couple hamburgers, please.
- 700. How much are those
Swiss cheese sandwiches?
- 701. Come on, Mama. I need some help.
We're swamped out here.
- 702. Come on.
- 703. Now, how's this, Sheriff? By tomorrow,
I'll have your name all over the paper -
- 704. the man who rushed here at the first cry
for help to direct the rescue operations.
- 705. By Tuesday, everyone
in the state will know ya.
- 706. Gus Kretzer, the tireless public servant
who never spares himself.
- 707. I'll pile it on every day.
- 708. Six days of this,
and I'll make you a hero.
- 709. The election's in the bag.
- 710. In the bag? The guys running
against you will vote for you.
- 711. Okay, I'm a hero.
- 712. And what do I make you?
- 713. Now here's the deal.
- 714. The way things look,
there's gonna be other newspapermen
trying to horn in on this story-
- 715. a lot of them.
- 716. Maybe all the way from New York.
- 717. This is my story.
- 718. I wanna keep it mine.
- 719. You're gonna help me.
- 720. Mr. Tatum,
we're moving you into our room.
- 721. It's a good, comfortable bed.
- 722. Oh, no, Mr. Minosa.
I don't want to put anybody out.
- 723. Mama and I will be fine.
This is a great honor.
- 724. Okay. Thanks.
- 725. Herbie, unpack for me, will ya?
And stand by.
- 726. We're gonna take some pictures
of the sheriff.
- 727. Guess I'm getting too old
to crawl around in there.
- 728. - How about a cup of coffee?
- Make it two.
- 729. Coming up.
- 730. - What's the latest?
- Not too good.
- 731. There must be
a pretty deep fault underneath there
or it wouldn't have caved in.
- 732. How long will it take?
- 733. Of course, we haven't been able
to get all the way back.
- 734. There's a lot of shoring to do first.
- 735. That means getting
those bulkhead timbers placed right.
- 736. - Then there's all that cross-bracing.
- How long?
- 737. When we get that done,
we oughta be able to start operating -
- 738. moving those heavy slabs and stones...
- 739. so the whole shebang doesn't
come crashing in on us... and on him.
- 740. - How long?
- Well, Gus, I can't tell you exactly.
- 741. But I don't see how we can do it
under 16 hours.
- 742. Uh-uh.
- 743. Well, maybe I can do it in 12 hours
if I send for a second crew.
- 744. Although some of the men
don't want to work on account
of that jinx you wrote about.
- 745. Look, Mr. Smollett,
I'm no engineer...
- 746. but the way you wanna do it -
- 747. those crumbling walls
and piles of stones -
- 748. Isn't that kinda dangerous
for your men?
- 749. Not after we get the walls braced.
- 750. Suppose we set up a drill
on top of the mountain...
- 751. and go straight down.
- 752. Cut through all that rock?
- 753. Do you know how long
that would take?
- 754. You tell me.
- 755. Six, maybe seven days.
- 756. It's a great big job.
- 757. Have you got any drills like that?
- 758. Yes, sir, but it's not necessary.
- 759. Once we get that back part
shored up, I think -
- 760. You're thinking too much.
Let Mr. Tatum do the thinkin'.
- 761. But he's all wrong. I think -
- 762. You're thinkin' again, Sam.
- 763. A few years ago,
you was a truck driver.
- 764. Now that I'm sheriff,
you're a contractor.
- 765. Do you want to
be a truck driver again?
- 766. All right, Gus.
- 767. If that's the way you want it,
I'll - I'll set the drill.
- 768. But that fellow in there -
- 769. I know what's in your mind, Mr. Smollett,
and it does you credit.
- 770. Leo's a rugged boy.
The doctor told me that himself.
- 771. And he'll get the best of care,
so don't worry.
- 772. Sugar?
- 773. - How about some cigarettes?
- Couple of hot dogs, please.
- 774. Don't you wanna be paid, lady?
We had four hamburgers and four coffees.
- 775. - That's 1.20.
- Can you change a 50?
- 776. - Hey, how about one here, Chuck?
- Okay, fan.
- 777. Get me a few of Mr. Smollett...
- 778. the man whose know-how
is gonna save the life of Leo Minosa.
- 779. You'll be the biggest contractor
in the business, I betcha.
- 780. Now let's get that drill.
- 781. See ya, gentlemen.
Lot of work to do.
- 782. Yes?
- 783. Come on, come on. What is it?
- 784. I met a lot of hard-boiled eggs
in my life, but you -
- 785. You're 20 minutes.
- 786. Is that a boost or a knock?
Because I haven't time to figure it out.
- 787. I've been doing my own figuring.
- 788. Took in 70 bucks so far.
By tonight, it oughta be 150.
- 789. Seven times a hundred and fif -
That's over a grand.
- 790. That's the first grand I ever had.
- 791. Thanks.
- 792. Thanks a lot.
- 793. Look, Mrs. Minosa,
your husband's stuck under a mountain.
- 794. You're worried sick.
That's the way the story goes.
- 795. Now get the smile off your face.
- 796. It's been a nice day, Chuck.
- 797. - I feel like smiling.
- You heard me. Get it off.
- 798. Make me.
- 799. That's more like it.
- 800. And don't wipe those tears.
That's the way you're supposed to look.
- 801. Put on your wedding ring.
- 802. Go on back
and peddle your hamburgers.
- 803. Good morning, everybody.
This is radio station KOAT, Albuquerque.
- 804. Bob Bumpas speaking and bringing you
another on-the-spot report...
- 805. of the Leo Minosa rescue operation.
- 806. - Send up more casings!
- Since the operation
began three days ago...
- 807. the drill has cut its way
57 feet closer to Leo.
- 808. You have just heard the voice
of Sam Smollett...
- 809. the man who is in charge
of the drilling job.
- 810. This man, together with Sheriff Kretzer
and a crew of volunteer rescue workers...
- 811. is tirelessly fighting this battle
against stubborn rock and fleeting time...
- 812. with a human life at stake.
- 813. If anyone can lick this -
- 814. this curse of the Mountain of
the Seven Vultures - they can.
- 815. Ladies and gentlemen,
something phenomenal is going on here...
- 816. right in front of
this 400-year-old cliff dwelling.
- 817. A new community is springing up -
- 818. a veritable town of tents
and trucks and trailers.
- 819. Standing here,
I can pick out license plates...
- 820. from California, Arizona,
Texas and Oklahoma.
- 821. And more cars pouring in
all the time.
- 822. And more volunteer workers
from all over the state.
- 823. Top-flight newspapermen from
the biggest papers in the country are here.
- 824. The most outstanding of these newspaper
people is, of course, Chuck Tatum...
- 825. the courageous reporter who first
made contact with Leo last Saturday.
- 826. Later on in this broadcast, we will try
to get Mr. Tatum to this microphone.
- 827. In the meantime, I'm sure you'll
want to hear from some of the folks...
- 828. who have gathered here to hope
and pray for Leo's rescue.
- 829. This gentleman right here -
What is your name, sir?
- 830. Uh, Federber. Al Federber.
- 831. What business are you in,
- 832. In the insurance game, in Gallup.
- 833. Feel right at home, Mr. Federber.
Speak right into the microphone, please.
- 834. Uh, we're from Gallup.
- 835. This is Mrs. Federber and the boys.
- 836. It's a very wonderful thing
to see a man and his family
come all the way from Gallup...
- 837. to join us here
during these anxious days.
- 838. Well, I didn't exactly
what you call join.
- 839. I heard you talkin' to some
other people on the radio last night.
- 840. We were over there
in our trailer having supper.
- 841. And they said they were
the first ones here.
- 842. Oh, I hate to call anybody a liar,
but that just plain isn't so.
- 843. My wife will bear me out.
- 844. Nellie, who were the first
people here? Tell them.
- 845. Why, we were. I wouldn't lie
about a thing like that.
- 846. I'm sure you wouldn't,
- 847. Now, Mr. Federber, what is your reaction
to this wonderful job being done here?
- 848. I think it's wonderful.
- 849. I run up against accidents all the time.
I know what I'm talkin' about.
- 850. I'm in the insurance game myself.
- 851. You never can tell when
an accident's gonna happen.
- 852. I sure hope Leo had the good sense
to provide for an emergency like this.
- 853. Now, you take my outfit -
the Pacific All-Risk.
- 854. - We have a little policy that covers -
- Thank you.
- 855. Thank you very much,
- 856. I'm sorry we have to interrupt
these on-the-spot interviews...
- 857. but I see it's almost time for Mr. Tatum
to make his first visit of the day to Leo.
- 858. Stand by while we move our
microphone closer to the cliff dwelling.
- 859. We'll try to get Mr. Tatum to say
a few words to you when he reaches us.
- 860. In the meantime -
- 861. Hold it, fan.
- 862. Look, Mrs. Minosa, they're having
a rosary at that little church this evening.
- 863. I want you to be there.
- 864. I don't go to church.
Kneeling bags my nylons.
- 865. You're makin' enough dough
to buy yourself another pair.
- 866. I want you to be there
because I'm sending Herbie down
to get a couple of shots. Understand?
- 867. Okay.
- 868. But only because you wrote me up
so pretty in today's paper.
- 869. You sure can make with the words.
- 870. "A figure of fair-haired loveliness...
- 871. in the lengthening shadow
of the cursed mountain - "
- 872. Unquote.
- 873. Tomorrow this'll be yesterday's paper
and they'll wrap a fish in it.
- 874. And another thing, mister.
Don't ever slap me again.
- 875. Did you buy the cigars for Leo?
- 876. Real Havana. The best
I could find in Albuquerque.
- 877. I got a job for you, fan.
Pick up Mrs. Minosa - Lorraine, I mean.
- 878. Make sure she gets
to that church this evening.
- 879. I want a picture of her
with her beads.
- 880. - If she hasn't got any, get some for her.
- 881. And how about me taking a picture
of a medicine man -
- 882. you know, with the fancy headdress
and all the trimmings -
- 883. exorcising all the evil spirits?
- 884. Now you're clicking, fan.
- 885. - That's got a message.
- 886. - When I take your copy
into Albuquerque -
- No more copy.
- 887. Not for Boot anyhow. As of now, I'm not
working for the Albuquerque Sun-Bulletin.
- 888. - Neither are you. We quit.
- Both of us?
- 889. - Hope it's all right with you.
- Sure, Chuck.
- 890. There isn't anything you could
do wrong as far as I'm concerned.
- 891. But I don't get it.
- 892. Quit in the middle of a story
right when it's snowballing like this?
- 893. That's exactly the time to do it,
- 894. They've been lapping it up,
every word -
- 895. every paper
from New York to Los Angeles.
- 896. So now we turn off the spigot.
Just like that.
- 897. Watch them
with their tongues out.
- 898. Stop at that tent.
Let's see the gentlemen of the press.
- 899. Look, boys, I don't care
where you come from -
- 900. New York, Philadelphia,
Chicago or the moon.
- 901. Nobody goes down to see Leo.
- 902. - What about Tatum?
- It's out of bounds.
- 903. - Why?
- Because it's dangerous down there.
- 904. Because a wall could fall in on you.
- 905. Because I'm sheriff and because
I'm responsible for everybody's safety.
- 906. - What about Tatum?
- Out of bounds. You heard me!
- 907. What about Tatum?
- 908. You're repeatin' yourself.
- 909. This is a pretty nice place
I fixed up here for you boys.
- 910. Be a shame to cut all these wires
and kick you out.
- 911. Don't try it, Mr. Sheriff.
- 912. We wouldn't take that kind of guff
from J. Edgar Hoover, let alone from you.
- 913. We came all the way out here
to do a job, and we're going to do it.
- 914. - It's out of bounds!
- Now you're repeating yourself.
- 915. How come it isn't
out of bounds for Tatum?
- 916. How come he goes in as much
as he wants to? What about Tatum?
- 917. That's right.
What about Tatum?
- 918. Howdy, fans.
- 919. Why, it's like old home week.
- 920. Glad to see you, Mac.
- 921. Mr. McCardle. Used to work
together in New York.
- 922. And if it isn't Jessop -
big-hearted Mickey Jessop.
- 923. Thanks for the 50 bucks
you didn't send me.
- 924. Guess he didn't get my wire.
- 925. And what do you know?
Josh Morgan. Where was it?
- 926. Boston? Chicago?
All I know is, he's got a hernia.
- 927. Sittin' pretty, aren't you, Chuck?
Got everything sewed up - Leo, the sheriff.
- 928. Try to talk to the father, the mother,
the wife, and what do we get?
- 929. - "See Tatum! See Tatum!"
- He's a friend of the family.
- 930. Now, what's your beef, fans?
You're smart cookies.
- 931. Big-city newspapermen.
- 932. There's a lot of good stories
lying around here, all yours.
- 933. The weather, the crowds, the Indians.
- 934. Inside stuff -
how they weave a rug.
- 935. Cut it out, Chuck. We're all buddies.
We're all in the same boat.
- 936. I'm in the boat.
You're in the water.
- 937. Now let's see you swim, buddies.
- 938. Tatum, I always knew you were a louse.
- 939. Easy, Mr. Morgan.
- 940. You're talking to an officer of the law.
- 941. That tin badge
will do you no good.
- 942. We've launched a protest
with your publisher.
- 943. Launch it with the sheriff.
He's my superior.
- 944. We'll take this all the way to Santa Fe,
to the governor. You know what he'll do.
- 945. You bet I do. He's a fine man, and
he'll take action. He'll phone the sheriff.
- 946. And I'll write him a letter
and tell him I'm doin' my duty.
- 947. Then you talk to the governor again,
and he'll talk to the attorney general.
- 948. And for all I know,
they'll throw me out of here.
- 949. Only by that time, buddies,
Leo will be out...
- 950. and the story is finished -
- 951. Excuse me, gentlemen.
I got a date with Leo.
- 952. Popcorn! Popcorn! Only 10 cents!
- 953. Just so you don't think
I'm a complete louse...
- 954. I do have some news for you.
- 955. Put it on a Teletype.
- 956. Tell your papers Chuck Tatum is available.
- 957. Looks like there's gonna be three
or four more days of hot copy.
- 958. Exclusive.
And Tatum is sitting on it.
- 959. So let's hear their bids.
- 960. Come on, fan.
- 961. "Reelect Sheriff Kretzer."
- 962. Of course, it's hard to say
what we might run into.
- 963. You hit rock
and then those layers of shale.
- 964. - That's what we call a stratified formation...
- 965. - and that means changing the bit -
- Wait just a second!
- 966. There's Mr. Tatum making his way
toward the cliff dwelling.
- 967. I'm going to try to get him
on this microphone.
- 968. Mr. Tatum! Mr. Tatum!
- 969. Good. He's coming
over this way now.
- 970. Mr. Tatum, could you spare us
a few moments, please?
- 971. Just a word or two about Leo and the way
things look to you down there.
- 972. Well, we're making progress,
- 973. But every second counts
in this rescue operation.
- 974. And I'm sure your radio audience
will excuse me...
- 975. as well as Mr. Smollett here
if he goes back to his post at the drill.
- 976. I don't know why they
have to use a drill at all.
- 977. They don't have to go from the top.
- 978. There's a quicker way
to get that man out of there.
- 979. - What's your name, sir?
- My name is Kusak.
- 980. I did a lot of mining in my day -
- 981. silver mining, that is -
up in Virginia City.
- 982. Now, the way I see it -
- 983. Yes, go ahead, Mr. Kusak.
We're very much interested.
- 984. Well, we had cave-ins -
quite a few of them.
- 985. One that I know of
was further in than yours.
- 986. Were you ever in a cave-in
yourself, Mr. Kusak?
- 987. No, not personally.
- 988. Well, I was. Course, you might not
call it a cave-in exactly...
- 989. but I was stuck in an elevator once...
- 990. in the store I work in, between
the basement and the subbasement.
- 991. It was six hours
before they could get me out...
- 992. and they had to use
a blowtorch to do it.
- 993. Right from the top.
Just like here.
- 994. I'm afraid I gotta be
getting back to my crew.
- 995. As I was trying to say, we didn't
have no big drill. We didn't need it.
- 996. We just hauled in the timber and
shored up the walls all the way back.
- 997. Now, if we did it that way in Virginia City,
why can't we do it that way here?
- 998. Aw, you're not telling me
anything I don't know.
- 999. I know all about
shoring and bracing.
- 1000. Mr. Kusak, you see, this is a cliff
dwelling and not a silver mine.
- 1001. Well, I think it's all the same. A man's
underground, and you got to get him out.
- 1002. Did you get your man out, Mr. Kusak?
- 1003. I'm afraid we didn't.
We were too late.
- 1004. Well then, suppose we let Mr. Smollett
do it his way - from the top.
- 1005. Thank you, Mr. Tatum.
Thank you very much.
- 1006. And thank you, Mr. Smollett.
- 1007. I know I speak for
my entire radio audience...
- 1008. when I express my great
admiration for both of you.
- 1009. Mr. Tatum is now
approaching the entrance...
- 1010. to the cliff dwelling to start another one
of his perilous journeys...
- 1011. into the underground mazes
of this dread mountain.
- 1012. As he waves to the crowd,
you can hear the tremendous cheer!
- 1013. Hiya, Leo. What do you say?
- 1014. Five minutes late this morning.
- 1015. - Sorry. What's the matter?
- 1016. - Did you eat anything?
- I'm not hungry.
- 1017. - Take your pills?
- 1018. This afternoon, when the doctor comes,
you better give yourself another injection.
- 1019. I don't want any injection.
It's that drill.
- 1020. You gotta keep telling yourself, Leo,
they're getting closer all the time.
- 1021. I can't stand it.
It never stops.
- 1022. It's like somebody was drivin'
crooked nails through my head!
- 1023. Listen to it! It's enough
to wake up the dead, I tell you!
- 1024. Stop it!
- 1025. I'm sorry.
- 1026. Here. I brought you the paper.
- 1027. Thanks.
- 1028. Yesterday, I read there were
2,000 people outside.
- 1029. Today there's over 3,000.
- 1030. Well, who are they?
What do they want?
- 1031. - They're your friends.
- They are?
- 1032. I guess everybody's got a lot of friends
they don't even know about.
- 1033. Like those guys drillin' for me.
- 1034. Or like you, Chuck. I didn't even know
you were alive this time last week.
- 1035. And now you're my friend.
- 1036. I guess you're my best friend.
- 1037. Leo, when we get you out of here...
- 1038. I'll be goin' to New York,
more than likely.
- 1039. Then I won't be
seein' you anymore?
- 1040. No. I was just about to say,
when I'm in New York...
- 1041. I'll bring you out to visit me for a couple
of weeks... or as long as you want.
- 1042. Stay right with me.
- 1043. Hey, you ever been in New York?
- 1044. - Been in Baltimore. Never New York.
- 1045. We're really gonna have a great time.
- 1046. We'll live it up a little.
- 1047. New York. Lorraine told me
a lot about New York.
- 1048. Does she talk about me?
Is she upset?
- 1049. Sure. Everybody's upset about you.
- 1050. - Say, Chuck, what day is this?
- 1051. Think there's a chance
they can get me out by Friday?
- 1052. - Because Friday's somethin' special.
- We're doing all we can.
- 1053. Because it's gonna be five years
that Lorraine and I were married.
- 1054. You know, things haven't
been so good between us.
- 1055. Maybe this'll make a difference.
- 1056. Maybe we can start all over again.
- 1057. Maybe I can take her along
on that trip to New York.
- 1058. She's so pretty.
- 1059. Here you are! Get yourself a red hot!
- 1060. A show-stoppin' monster for a dime!
- 1061. We can't let them come in here,
Lorraine! Not the carnival!
- 1062. Quiet, Papa.
I told them it was all right.
- 1063. It is not all right.
I won't have them here.
- 1064. They're paying for it.
- 1065. Look at them. Selling balloons here,
ice cream, hot dogs.
- 1066. Everybody's paying for it.
- 1067. Why don't we just lock up this place
and tell everybody to go home?
- 1068. Because they won't go home.
- 1069. They'll just park on the other side of
the highway and eat someplace else.
- 1070. Why shouldn't we
get something out of it?
- 1071. I don't want their money.
All I want is Leo.
- 1072. Who do you think the money's for?
It's for him when he gets out.
- 1073. He's always wanted to make
some improvements around here...
- 1074. build some cabins for tourists...
- 1075. buy a new car,
have a little money in the bank.
- 1076. It'll make things easier for him.
Doesn't that make sense, Papa?
- 1077. Mr. Tatum!
- 1078. - How is he?
- Pretty good.
- 1079. Does it hurt him bad?
Is he getting any sleep?
- 1080. Sure, he's fine.
- 1081. Well, you ought to see him -
smoking a cigar, reading the paper.
- 1082. He's making plans.
- 1083. All the doctor says is he's doing
as well as can be expected.
- 1084. - What does that mean?
- Means he's gonna be fine.
- 1085. Means everything's gonna be fine,
doesn't it, Mr. Tatum?
- 1086. How is he, mister? Did you see him?
- 1087. - Is he holding out?
- Is he all right?
- 1088. What did he have to say?
- 1089. When do you think
they'll get him out?
- 1090. Go ahead.
I guess you need a drink.
- 1091. Care to join me?
- 1092. Looks like the only other glass we have
is one of these candle jiggers.
- 1093. Sensational copy
you've been sending in.
- 1094. - Glad you like it.
- Had to get out an extra every day.
- 1095. Circulation jumped 8,000.
- 1096. What'd you come down for?
To pin a medal on me?
- 1097. You've got a medal.
And I know how you got it.
- 1098. What else do you know?
- 1099. Heard a few things in Albuquerque
about how you're handling this story.
- 1100. I didn't like it.
- 1101. Now that I'm here,
I like it even less.
- 1102. Suppose you stop
beating around the bush.
- 1103. Tatum, you've been putting a halo
around that Kretzer sheriff...
- 1104. so you could hog the whole story.
- 1105. That's the setup, isn't it?
- 1106. Oh. For a minute,
you had me scared.
- 1107. I thought I did something real bad.
- 1108. You have. Kretzer should
be kicked out, not reelected.
- 1109. One of these days,
I'll get the facts and print them.
- 1110. I think he's corrupt, rotten, no good.
- 1111. He's been good to me.
- 1112. So there'll be one more crooked
sheriff in the world. Who cares?
- 1113. I do. I don't make deals -
not my paper -
- 1114. even if it does sell
8,000 more a day.
- 1115. Hello. Who in Chicago?
- 1116. Tell them Mr. Tatum'll be ready
to talk in half an hour.
- 1117. Now then, Mr. Boot,
I sent you a wire this morning.
- 1118. - Apparently you didn't get it.
- No, I didn't.
- 1119. Because you could have
saved yourself the trip. I've quit.
- 1120. I'm not working for you anymore.
- 1121. I'm sorry to hear that, Chuck.
- 1122. No, you're not. I'm not
your kind of newspaperman.
- 1123. I don't belong in your office...
- 1124. not with that embroidered
sign on the wall.
- 1125. It gets in my way.
- 1126. Then it does bother you a little.
- 1127. Not enough to stop me.
- 1128. I'm on my way, and if it takes a deal with
a crooked sheriff, that's all right with me.
- 1129. And if I have to fancy it up
with an Indian curse...
- 1130. and a brokenhearted wife for Leo,
that's all right too!
- 1131. Not with me, it isn't. And not with
a lot of others in this business.
- 1132. Phony, below the belt journalism.
That's what it is.
- 1133. Not below the belt.
Right in the gut, Mr. Boot.
- 1134. - Human interest.
- You heard me. Phony.
- 1135. For all I know, there isn't
even a Leo down there.
- 1136. Yes, there is.
Tatum made sure of that.
- 1137. Look, I've waited a long time
for my turn at bat.
- 1138. Now that they've
pitched me a fat one...
- 1139. I'm gonna smack it
right out of the ballpark.
- 1140. Yes? What paper?
- 1141. Tell Philadelphia to call back
in half an hour.
- 1142. - You know what, Chuck?
- 1143. I had that medicine man
stage a whole ceremonial.
- 1144. Hello, Mr. Boot.
- 1145. Come on, Herbie. Get your things
together. We're going back.
- 1146. Tatum just hit a home run,
and the big leagues are calling.
- 1147. Go ahead, Herbie. Maybe Boot's right.
Maybe you better go back with him.
- 1148. But you said I could stick with you.
- 1149. Give him good advice, Chuck.
You can do it.
- 1150. He's old enough
to make up his own mind.
- 1151. Everybody in this game
has to make up his own mind.
- 1152. - I've made up mine.
- 1153. Hello. Yes?
- 1154. Sure, I'm ready to talk
to New York. Put 'em on.
- 1155. Don't be so sorry for him.
- 1156. What makes you think
the Albuquerque Sun-Bulletin...
- 1157. is all that a kid wants out of life?
- 1158. What makes you think
you have all the answers?
- 1159. They're out of date -
high-button shoes, belt and suspenders.
- 1160. They're not wearing them anymore.
- 1161. Look at the calendar, Mr. Boot.
It's the 20th century. The second half of it.
- 1162. You don't expect the kid to stand still.
He wants to get going. Going!
- 1163. Going where?
- 1164. Hello. Who?
- 1165. Mr. Nagel?
Not lover boy himself!
- 1166. Well, well.
- 1167. Tell me, Mr. Nagel, did you ever
repair that ceiling in your office?
- 1168. The one you hit the day you told me
my services were no longer required.
- 1169. All right, Tatum.
You're a very comical guy.
- 1170. And I promise
I'm gonna laugh... hard!
- 1171. But not right now.
What about that Minosa story?
- 1172. Yes, the weather's fine in New York.
- 1173. No, it's not raining.
Yes, she's still here.
- 1174. Come on, Tatum. How much
for the Minosa story? Exclusive!
- 1175. What? Don't you know
there's a war on... somewhere?
- 1176. I'll give you a thousand dollars.
- 1177. What do you think I got here,
a plane crash or a set of quadruplets?
- 1178. This is a circulation builder.
- 1179. It'll go another four days.
- 1180. Some beautiful copy coming.
- 1181. Speak up fast.
There's a waiting list.
- 1182. So you think you've got me
over a barrel.
- 1183. All right, maybe you have!
- 1184. Give you a thousand a day,
as long as it lasts.
- 1185. Mr. Nagel, you're not getting the point.
- 1186. It's not just a thousand a day.
- 1187. It's that desk of mine I want back
when this is over.
- 1188. You heard me.
The old desk, the old job.
- 1189. Here, here, lover boy,
watch that ceiling.
- 1190. That's more like it.
- 1191. Now put the contract
on the wires.
- 1192. You get the first story in an hour.
- 1193. Oh, one more thing.
- 1194. See that there's some
flowers on my desk...
- 1195. with a little ribbon -
- 1196. This means you too, fan.
We're rounding third.
- 1197. I'm right behind you, Chuck.
- 1198. I want to take this opportunity...
- 1199. of thankin' you people
of the television audience...
- 1200. for the hundreds of letters and
telegrams that have been pourin' in.
- 1201. I only wish that I could reach right
out there and shake you by the hand...
- 1202. each and every one of you.
- 1203. But there's one thing
that I want to make plain...
- 1204. to you good people
of Los Barrios County.
- 1205. When election day rolls around...
- 1206. I don't want what I'm doin' here
to influence your vote one little bit.
- 1207. Because all I'm doin' here
is my duty as your sheriff.
- 1208. - Hey, how about some more ice here?
- 1209. - Yes, Mr. Tatum?
- Close that door.
- 1210. What can the management do for you?
- 1211. I'll tell you what you can do. You can stop
playing games with those newsboys.
- 1212. - They're nice fellas.
- They're sharpies.
- 1213. They'll rope you into
a game of 20 questions.
- 1214. And 20 questions
take 20 answers.
- 1215. And one of them
may be the wrong one.
- 1216. Don't worry, Mr. Tatum. They just
want me to write somethin' for them.
- 1217. - Write what?
- My life with Leo... in three parts.
- 1218. I got 'em up to $750.
- 1219. Tell 'em you can't spell.
- 1220. I told them I'm not
interested in their 750.
- 1221. And you're not interested in a thousand,
2,000 or 3,000, understand?
- 1222. And I'm not interested
in a three-part story either.
- 1223. It's the fourth part
I'm thinkin' about.
- 1224. After I get out of here,
I'm figurin' on goin' to New York too.
- 1225. Maybe I'll run into you.
- 1226. Maybe you'll buy me a couple of drinks.
- 1227. Maybe you'll even take me out
for a big evening, huh?
- 1228. How big?
- 1229. You won't be ashamed of me.
- 1230. I'm gonna buy me a new trousseau
and look real swell.
- 1231. Why don't you wash
that platinum out of your hair?
- 1232. This is radio station KOAT, Albuquerque.
- 1233. Bob Bumpas speaking...
- 1234. and bringing you our 10:00 p.m.
special events newscast from Escudero.
- 1235. This is the fifth night the big drill has been
pounding and grinding its way toward Leo.
- 1236. The rescue workers
are now only 26 feet away.
- 1237. At the rate they are going, they should
reach Leo by this time tomorrow night.
- 1238. So after 129 hours
of being buried alive...
- 1239. at last, freedom seems in sight.
- 1240. Now put it on your right side, Leo.
- 1241. Underneath your arm.
- 1242. - A little lower.
- 1243. Breathe through your mouth.
- 1244. Move it down a little.
- 1245. Breathe. Through your mouth.
- 1246. - I can't.
- Don't talk, please. Just breathe.
- 1247. Now, on the other side.
- 1248. I can't anymore.
Get me Father Diegos.
- 1249. Shut up, Leo.
Do what the doctor tells you.
- 1250. Chuck, don't - don't let me die
without the priest.
- 1251. You don't need a priest.
You're not going to die.
- 1252. Tell him he's not gonna die, Doctor.
- 1253. Everybody's gonna die someday, Leo.
I am. Tatum is. You are.
- 1254. But you still have
a long time ahead of you.
- 1255. Only you have to help.
Now, put it on the left side.
- 1256. Way over. There. Breathe.
- 1257. They'll never let me go.
- 1258. They're gettin' even with me
for robbing their tomb.
- 1259. They'll never let me go.
- 1260. - Pneumonia.
- How bad?
- 1261. He told you himself.
- 1262. - Nobody dies of pneumonia these days.
- He will.
- 1263. You can't lie down here five days
and five nights in the same position.
- 1264. What can you do?
- 1265. We can get him some oxygen
and help him breathe.
- 1266. How long can he hold out?
- 1267. Oh, 12 hours.
- 1268. Unless we get him in a hospital
tomorrow morning, he'll be dead.
- 1269. Chuck. Chuck!
- 1270. - Yes, Leo?
- Tell 'em to stop the drill.
- 1271. It's no use.
They'll never make it.
- 1272. Get those ideas out of your head.
You're talkin' crazy.
- 1273. You'll be out of here
by tomorrow morning.
- 1274. No, I won't.
- 1275. They'll never reach me
by tomorrow morning.
- 1276. I figured it out myself.
- 1277. You'll be out of here
in 12 hours! Hang on!
- 1278. You wouldn't be lyin' to me now,
would you, Chuck?
- 1279. Leo, look at me.
- 1280. No, you - you wouldn't.
- 1281. You never have.
- 1282. - Here.
- 1283. How do you like
that dumb snake?
- 1284. I feed him meat.
I feed him cheese.
- 1285. I even caught him some bugs.
- 1286. Won't touch a thing.
What do you think he goes for?
- 1287. Chewin' gum!
- 1288. But only with the silver wrapper on it.
- 1289. Look at him.
He's puttin' on weight.
- 1290. Say, Chuck, I think we ought to
get together about tomorrow night.
- 1291. The kid'll be out,
so let's make a big thing of it.
- 1292. Now, the moment they bring him up,
I wanna shake hands with him.
- 1293. But I gotta be the first one.
- 1294. Then I'm gonna make a speech
from the top of the hill.
- 1295. I want you to write it for me -
somethin' nice and simple.
- 1296. Hey, what's this?
- 1297. What are you sendin' out here?
What new development?
- 1298. What's this all about?
- 1299. You read it. We'll have
Leo out by tomorrow morning.
- 1300. - We're going the other way.
- What other way?
- 1301. The way we could have gone
in the first place - the easy way.
- 1302. Now why should we do that?
- 1303. I'll tell you why.
Because the guy in there is dying.
- 1304. That's no good for my story.
- 1305. When you have a big
human interest story...
- 1306. you've got to give it a big
human interest ending.
- 1307. When you get people steamed up like this,
don't ever make suckers out of them.
- 1308. I don't want to hand them
a dead man. That's why.
- 1309. - Well, who says he's gonna be dead?
- I say so.
- 1310. Well, maybe he will and maybe he won't,
but I know one thing for sure.
- 1311. If we make that switch now,
we got a lot of explainin' to do.
- 1312. People are gonna wanna
know a lot of things...
- 1313. especially them
reporter friends of yours.
- 1314. Like, for instance, why did
we have to set up that drill?
- 1315. Why did we waste five days?
- 1316. First, let's get him out.
Then we'll think of what to tell them.
- 1317. Why should we stick out our necks?
Why not stick to the drill?
- 1318. We'll speed it up
as much as we can...
- 1319. and if we get him while
he's still alive, well, fine.
- 1320. If we're too late, well,
we done the best we could.
- 1321. It's a better story
if we're not too late.
- 1322. I've sent for Smollett.
- 1323. Smollett's my man,
and he's takin' my orders.
- 1324. Wait a minute, Gus.
- 1325. Sit down.
- 1326. Now when Smollett comes,
you can give him your orders.
- 1327. Tell him to go in
through the cliff dwelling...
- 1328. shore it up
and get him out fast.
- 1329. Not through the cliff dwelling.
- 1330. - You can't get him out that way anymore.
- 1331. Why?
- 1332. Because we've been pounding away
with that drill too long.
- 1333. They're all shot, those walls.
You can't shore 'em up now.
- 1334. Put a lot of men to work in there,
and they'll cave in on 'em.
- 1335. Don't look at me like that.
- 1336. I never wanted to use the drill
in the first place.
- 1337. I never wanted to go in on this at all.
- 1338. You know that.
- 1339. I'm sorry, Mr. Nagel.
He's not back yet.
- 1340. No, I don't know where he is.
- 1341. Well, yes, Mr. Nagel, I left word
everyplace for him to call New York.
- 1342. Yes, I know he has a deadline.
- 1343. Well, of course he hasn't
answered the Teletype, Mr. Nagel.
- 1344. He hasn't been in all night.
- 1345. Yes, I know how much
you're paying him.
- 1346. If Tatum said he's gonna
send more, he'll send more.
- 1347. Chuck! Chuck!
- 1348. - Where are you, Chuck?
- Here I am, Leo.
- 1349. Over here.
- 1350. I thought you went away.
- 1351. Put that thing back on your mouth,
and take a good long drag.
- 1352. It's morning, isn't it?
- 1353. Leo, you have to breathe that oxygen.
- 1354. Friday morning.
- 1355. Come on.
Come on, up there.
- 1356. Make all the noise you want.
- 1357. Hurry up.
- 1358. I'm all set.
- 1359. I got one leg out already.
- 1360. See it?
- 1361. Cut out all that talking, Leo.
- 1362. Five years today.
- 1363. I hope she hasn't
found the present.
- 1364. I want to give it to her myself.
- 1365. I hid it in a good place -
- 1366. in the cupboard of my room,
in my old barracks bag.
- 1367. She'll never find it there.
- 1368. I want her to wear it.
- 1369. She'll look like a million.
- 1370. Why is it so hot in here?
It's so hot.
- 1371. 'Cause you're talking too much.
- 1372. Don't be so dumb,
using up all your strength!
- 1373. Breathe that oxygen!
- 1374. Don't you want to get
your other leg out?
- 1375. Yeah, sure. I have to.
- 1376. So I can walk down the hill,
- 1377. walk up the stairs to our room...
- 1378. so I can give her the present.
- 1379. Up the stairs.
- 1380. Up the stairs.
- 1381. - Up the stairs.
- 1382. Up the stairs.
- 1383. I didn't say come in.
- 1384. Now get out, will you, Chuck?
I wanted to surprise you.
- 1385. I'm changin' my type.
Goin' light brown again.
- 1386. That's the color it was before
I started foolin' around with it.
- 1387. I'm cuttin' it shorter too.
What do you think?
- 1388. Herbie's been lookin' for you all night.
Where have you been?
- 1389. - What's that?
- 1390. What is it?
- 1391. - A present.
- For me?
- 1392. - It's your anniversary, Mrs. Minosa.
- 1393. Go on. Open it.
He wants you to have it.
- 1394. "Parisian Furs."
- 1395. All the way from Albuquerque.
- 1396. Gorgeous, isn't it?
- 1397. They must have skinned
a couple of hungry rats.
- 1398. - Put it on.
- 1399. You wouldn't want me
to wear a thing like this.
- 1400. He bought it for you, didn't he?
Now put it on.
- 1401. Not me. I got enough money
to buy me a real fur - a silver fox.
- 1402. - He wants you to wear it.
- I don't care what -
- 1403. I do.
- 1404. - I hate it, Chuck!
- Don't take it off.
- 1405. - It's like him touching me.
- You know what he said?
- 1406. He said you'll look like a million.
- 1407. - Let me go, Chuck.
- You know what else he said?
- 1408. He said maybe you'll love him now
after what's happened to him.
- 1409. Maybe you and he
can start all over again.
- 1410. - Let go!
- You're all he talks about.
- 1411. - You're all he thinks about.
- 1412. You can buy yourself a dozen silver foxes,
but you're gonna wear this.
- 1413. Don't, Chuck!
- 1414. Don't! I can't breathe!
- 1415. - He can't breathe either.
- 1416. Now keep it on.
- 1417. Father Diegos?
- 1418. - Is that you, Father?
- Yes, Leo.
- 1419. Is Chuck with ya?
- 1420. I'm right here, Leo.
- 1421. See that she gets
the present, Chuck.
- 1422. She's wearing it.
- 1423. She - She is?
- 1424. How does she like it?
Does she look pretty in it?
- 1425. Yes, Leo.
- 1426. Thanks, Chuck.
- 1427. I'm ready.
- 1428. Bless me, Father,
for I have sinned.
- 1429. I'm sorry.
- 1430. Amen.
- 1431. What's holding up those oil drums?
- 1432. Send them up!
- 1433. Stop the drill.
- 1434. Quiet!
- 1435. Quiet, everybody!
- 1436. - Listen to me!
- 1437. Listen! Listen!
- 1438. Leo Minosa is dead.
- 1439. He died a quarter of an hour ago...
- 1440. with the drill just 10 feet away.
- 1441. There's nothing
we can do anymore.
- 1442. There's nothing anybody can do.
- 1443. He's dead. Do you hear me?
- 1444. Now go on home, all of you!
- 1445. The circus is over.
- 1446. Operator, get me Chicago!
- 1447. Operator! Operator!
This is a press rush.
- 1448. Get me New York.
- 1449. What are they doing with that?
- 1450. They're taking it away.
Orders from New York.
- 1451. You never heard anybody
as mad as Nagel.
- 1452. I don't get it either, Chuck.
Where were you?
- 1453. What's the idea of not
protecting your own paper?
- 1454. You had it all for yourself.
You had it first.
- 1455. He told me to tell you
- 1456. Get me a drink.
- 1457. So they moved your piano out, eh?
What are you gonna play on now?
- 1458. Had everything sewed up,
didn't you, Tatum?
- 1459. Everything but the payoff.
What slipped up?
- 1460. Beat it.
- 1461. Booze yourself out of
another job, fan?
- 1462. The great Tatum. Better wipe his mouth.
- 1463. Beat it. Beat it.
- 1464. - You heard him. Outside, all of you.
- Where do you go from here, Tatum?
- 1465. Maybe the kid can get you a job
on a high school paper.
- 1466. Put in a call to New York.
I wanna talk to Nagel.
- 1467. Aren't you a little late, Tatum?
The papers are on the street now.
- 1468. Don't stand there, Herbie.
- 1469. What are you gonna flash
to them? How they weave a Navajo rug?
- 1470. - That ought to be worth a thousand a day.
- Get me New York.
- 1471. Look, Tatum, you were good to us.
We'll be good to you.
- 1472. Here's a hot tip.
We just got it from the sheriff.
- 1473. He's gonna dig Leo out yet
and give him a big send-off.
- 1474. Get out. Get out!
- 1475. See you in New York when you
pick up that Pulitzer prize.
- 1476. Get out!
- 1477. Okay, hold it. Nagel.
- 1478. Hello, Nagel? Tatum.
- 1479. Wait a minute.
Don't yell at me!
- 1480. Sure. Sure, I let you down.
- 1481. I know they're on the street -
the other papers.
- 1482. Sure. Sure. Everybody else got the story.
Only it's the wrong story.
- 1483. Shut up, I said!
- 1484. Leo Minosa didn't die.
- 1485. He was murdered.
- 1486. Is that the best you can think of?
- 1487. Stop it, Tatum.
You're wasting your breath.
- 1488. Now let me tell you
the story behind the story.
- 1489. You got drunk yesterday, you were
drunk all night, and you're still drunk!
- 1490. All right, I'm crazy!
- 1491. But it's only because
I took a chance on you!
- 1492. And I'm giving you your money's worth -
a Tatum special.
- 1493. Something that'll make
all the other papers look sick.
- 1494. Hey, Nagel, you wouldn't
be sap enough to hang up on me.
- 1495. Not now. Listen to this.
- 1496. "Reporter Keeps Man Buried
for Six Days."
- 1497. Now get set for the rest of it.
- 1498. - Nagel! Nagel!
- 1499. - Nagel!
- 1500. New York?
- 1501. Running a big-city newspaper.
- 1502. That bald-headed idiot.
- 1503. He won't believe me.
- 1504. You believe me, don't you?
- 1505. Yes, I do, Chuck.
- 1506. Now let me help you.
I'll take you to a doctor or a hospital.
- 1507. Forget the doctor.
- 1508. We've got things to do.
- 1509. Like, for instance, reelect a sheriff.
- 1510. Come on, fan.
We got a deadline.
- 1511. Come on, Herbie.
You're wastin' my time.
- 1512. Sit down.
- 1513. That's your desk.
- 1514. Now go to work.
- 1515. What's the matter with everybody?
- 1516. Haven't you ever seen me before?
- 1517. Go on! It's getting late!
- 1518. Your paper starts
printing in an hour.
- 1519. Mr. Boot!
- 1520. Boot! Mr. Boot!
- 1521. Where's Boot?
- 1522. Yes, Chuck.
- 1523. How'd you like to make yourself
a thousand dollars a day, Mr. Boot?
- 1524. I'm a thousand-dollar-a-day
- 1525. You can have me for nothing.