- 1. - Yes, sweetheart?
- There's a girl wants to see you.
- 2. Her name's Wonderly.
- 3. - Customer?
- I guess so.
- 4. You'll want to see her, anyway.
She's a knockout.
- 5. Shoo her in, Effie, darling. Shoo her in.
- 6. Will you come in, Miss Wonderly?
- 7. Thank you.
- 8. - Won't you sit down, Miss Wonderly?
- Thank you.
- 9. I inquired at the hotel for the name
of a private detective.
- 10. They mentioned yours.
- 11. Suppose you tell me about it
from the very beginning.
- 12. - I'm from New York.
- 13. I'm trying to find my sister.
- 14. I have reason to believe that she's here...
- 15. with a man by the name of Thursby.
- 16. I don't know where she met him.
- 17. We've never been as close
as sisters ought to be.
- 18. If we had, perhaps Corinne would have
told me she was planning on running away.
- 19. Mother and Father are in Honolulu.
I've got to find her before they get back.
- 20. - They're coming home the first.
- You've had word of your sister?
- 21. A letter from her about two weeks ago.
- 22. It said nothing
except that she was all right.
- 23. I sent her a telegram,
begging her to come home.
- 24. I sent it to General Delivery.
That was the address she gave.
- 25. I waited a week and no answer came,
so I decided to come out here myself.
- 26. I wrote her that I was coming.
I shouldn't have done that, should I?
- 27. It's not always easy to know what to do.
You haven't found her?
- 28. No. I told her in my letter that I'd be at
the St. Mark and for her to meet me there.
- 29. I waited three whole days. She didn't come,
didn't even send a message.
- 30. It was horrible, waiting.
- 31. I sent her another letter.
- 32. Yesterday afternoon,
I went to the post office.
- 33. Corinne didn't call for her mail,
but Floyd Thursby did.
- 34. He wouldn't tell me where Corinne was.
- 35. He said she didn't want to see me.
- 36. I can't believe that.
- 37. He promised to bring her to the hotel,
if she'd come.
- 38. He said he knew she wouldn't. He promised
to come himself if she didn't. He—
- 39. Oh, excuse me.
- 40. Oh, it's all right, Miles. Come in.
- 41. Miss Wonderly, my partner, Miles Archer.
- 42. Miss Wonderly's sister ran away...
- 43. with a fellow named Floyd Thursby.
They're here in San Francisco.
- 44. Miss Wonderly has seen Thursby,
has a date to meet him.
- 45. Maybe he'll bring the sister with him.
Chances are he won't.
- 46. Miss Wonderly wants us to find the sister,
get her away from him and back home.
- 47. - Right?
- 48. Now, it's simply a matter of having a man
at the hotel this evening...
- 49. to shadow him when he leads us
to your sister.
- 50. If, after we've found her,
she still doesn't want to leave him...
- 51. - Well, we have ways of managing that.
- 52. But you must be careful.
- 53. I'm deathly afraid of him,
of what he might do.
- 54. She's so young. His bringing her here is
a serious— Mightn't he do something to her?
- 55. Leave that to us.
We'll know how to handle him.
- 56. But I want you to know
he's a dangerous man.
- 57. I honestly don't think
he'd stop at anything.
- 58. I don't think he'd hesitate to kill Corinne
if he thought it would save him.
- 59. Could he cover up by marrying her?
- 60. He has a wife and three children
- 61. They usually do, though not always
in England. What's he look like?
- 62. He has dark hair
and thick, bushy eyebrows.
- 63. He talks in a loud, blustery manner.
- 64. He gives the impression of being violent.
- 65. He was wearing a light gray suit and
a gray hat when I saw him this morning.
- 66. - What does he do for a living?
- I haven't the faintest idea.
- 67. - What time's he coming to see you?
- After 8:00.
- 68. All right, Miss Wonderly.
We'll have a man there.
- 69. I'll look after it myself.
- 70. Oh, thank you.
- 71. Oh, yes.
- 72. Will that be enough?
- 73. - Thank you.
- Not at all.
- 74. It'll help some if you meet Thursby
in the lobby.
- 75. - I will.
- You don't have to look for me.
- 76. - I'll see you all right.
- Thank you.
- 77. - Thank you so much.
- 78. They're right enough.
- 79. They have brothers in her bag.
- 80. - What do you think of her?
- Oh, she's sweet.
- 81. Maybe you saw her first, Sam,
but I spoke first.
- 82. You've got brains. Yes, you have.
- 83. Hello?
- 84. Yeah. Speaking.
- 85. Miles Archer dead?
- 86. Where?
- 87. Bush and Stockton?
- 88. Yeah.
- 89. In 15 minutes.
- 90. Thanks.
- 91. Hello, Effie?
- 92. It's me.
- 93. Now, listen, precious.
- 94. Miles has been shot.
- 95. Yeah. Dead.
- 96. Now, don't get excited.
- 97. Yeah.
- 98. Now, you'll have to break the news to Iva.
I'd fry first.
- 99. And keep her away from me.
- 100. That's a good girl.
- 101. Now get right over there.
- 102. You're an angel.
- 103. Bye.
- 104. - What do you want here?
- I'm Sam Spade. Tom Polhaus phoned.
- 105. Oh, I didn't know you at first.
They're back there.
- 106. Hello, Sam. I figured you'd want
to see it before we took him away.
- 107. - Well, thanks, Tom. What happened?
- Got him right through the pump with this.
- 108. It's a Webley.
- 109. English, ain't it?
- 110. Yeah. A Webley-Fosbery.45 automatic,
eight shot. They don't make them anymore.
- 111. - How many gone out of it?
- Just one.
- 112. Let's see. Shot up here, huh?
- 113. Standing like you are,
with his back to the fence.
- 114. The man who shot him stood here.
He went over, taking the top of the fence.
- 115. Went on down the hill
and got caught on that rock.
- 116. That's it. The blast burnt his coat.
- 117. - Who found him?
- Man on the beat.
- 118. - Anybody hear the shot?
- Somebody must've. We just got here.
- 119. You want to go down
and have a look at him?
- 120. No, you've seen everything I could.
- 121. His gun was tucked away.
Hadn't been fired.
- 122. His overcoat was buttoned.
- 123. I found a $100 bill in his vest pocket
and 30-some bucks in his pants.
- 124. Was he working, Sam?
- 125. Well?
- 126. - Yeah, he was tailing a guy named Thursby.
- What for?
- 127. What for?
- 128. He wanted to find out where he lived.
Don't crowd me, Tom.
- 129. I'm going on down and break the news
to Miles' wife.
- 130. It's tough, him getting it like that,
- 131. Miles had his faults, like any of us...
- 132. but I guess he must've had
some good points too, huh?
- 133. I guess so.
- 134. Miss Wonderly, please.
- 135. Uh? Checked out? What time?
- 136. Oh.
- 137. Any forwarding address?
- 138. Thanks.
- 139. Oh, hello, Tom.
Hello, lieutenant. Come in.
- 140. Sit down.
- 141. Sit down.
- 142. Drink?
- 143. Did you break the news
to Miles' wife, Sam?
- 144. - Uh-huh.
- How'd she take it?
- 145. - I don't know anything about women.
- Since when?
- 146. - What kind of a gun do you carry?
- None. I don't like them.
- 147. - Course, there are some at the office.
- You don't have one here?
- 148. - You sure about that?
- Look around.
- 149. Turn the dump upside down. I won't
squawk, if you got a search warrant.
- 150. - We don't wanna—
- What are you birds sucking around for?
- 151. Tell me or get out.
- 152. You can't treat us like that.
It ain't right. We got our work to do.
- 153. Why were you tailing Thursby?
- 154. Miles was, and for the simple reason
we had a client—
- 155. - Who's the client?
- Sorry, I can't tell you that.
- 156. Be reasonable, Sam.
Give us a break, will you?
- 157. How we gonna turn up anything
if you don't tell us what you got?
- 158. Tom says you were in too much of a hurry
to stop and look at your dead partner.
- 159. And you didn't go to Archer's house
to tell his wife.
- 160. We called your office and the girl there
said you told her to do it.
- 161. I'll give you 10 minutes to get a phone
and do your talking to the girl.
- 162. I'll give you 10 minutes to get
to Thursby's. Geary and Leavenworth.
- 163. - You could do it easily.
- What's your boyfriend getting at, Tom?
- 164. Just this, Thursby was shot down
in front of his hotel...
- 165. about a half an hour
after you left Bush Street.
- 166. - Keep your paws off me.
- What time did you get home?
- 167. Just a few minutes ahead of you.
I was walking around, thinking.
- 168. We know you weren't here.
Where did you walk to?
- 169. - Up Bush Street.
- You see anybody—?
- 170. No. No witnesses.
- 171. Well, I know where I stand, now.
- 172. Sorry I got up on my hind legs, but you
fellas trying to rope me made me nervous.
- 173. Miles getting bumped off upset me,
and then you birds cracking foxy.
- 174. It's all right,
now I know what it's all about.
- 175. Forget it, Sam.
- 176. - Thursby die?
- 177. How'd I kill him? I forget.
- 178. He was shot in the back four times
with a.44 or.45 from across the street.
- 179. Nobody saw it, but that's how it figures.
- 180. - Hotel people know anything?
- Nothing, except that he lived there a week.
- 181. - Alone?
- Yeah, alone.
- 182. Did you find out who he was?
What his game was? Well, did you?
- 183. - We thought you could tell us that.
- I've never seen Thursby, dead or alive.
- 184. Well, you know me, Spade.
If you did it, or if you didn't...
- 185. you'll get a square deal
and most of the breaks.
- 186. Don't know as I'd blame you much.
The man that killed your partner.
- 187. But that won't stop me from nailing you.
- 188. Fair enough.
- 189. But I'd feel better about it
if you'd have a drink with me.
- 190. Success to crime.
- 191. She's in there.
- 192. I told you to keep her away from me.
- 193. Yes, but you didn't tell me how.
- 194. Oh, don't be cranky with me, Sam.
I've had her all night.
- 195. Sorry, angel. I didn't mean—
- 196. Hello, Iva.
- 197. Oh, Sam.
- 198. Darling.
- 199. Effie take care of everything?
- 200. I think so.
- 201. Sam, did you kill him?
- 202. Who put that bright idea in your head?
- 203. Well, I thought you said
if it wasn't for Miles, you'd...
- 204. Be kind to me, Sam.
- 205. Ha!
- 206. "You killed my husband, Sam.
Be kind to me."
- 207. Don't, Iva. Don't.
- 208. You shouldn't have come here today,
darling. You ought to be home.
- 209. You'll come soon?
- 210. Soon as I can.
- 211. Goodbye, Iva.
- 212. Well?
- 213. How did you and the widow make out?
- 214. - She thinks I shot Miles.
- So you could marry her?
- 215. The cops think I killed Thursby, the guy
Miles was tailing for that Wonderly dame.
- 216. Who do you think I shot?
- 217. Are you going to marry Iva?
- 218. Don't be silly.
I wish I'd never laid eyes on her.
- 219. Do you suppose
she could have killed him?
- 220. You're an angel.
A nice, rattlebrained little angel.
- 221. - Oh, am I?
- Thanks, honey.
- 222. Suppose I told you Iva
hadn't been home many minutes...
- 223. when I arrived to break the news
at 3:00 this morning?
- 224. Are you telling me?
- 225. She kept me waiting
while she undressed.
- 226. Her clothes were on a chair where she'd
dumped them, hat and coat underneath.
- 227. Her slip, on top, was still warm.
- 228. She'd wrinkled the bed,
but the wrinkles weren't mashed down.
- 229. You're a detective, darling,
but she didn't kill him.
- 230. Do the police really think
you shot this what's-his-name?
- 231. Do they? Look at me, Sam.
- 232. You worry me.
- 233. You think you know what you're doing,
but you're too slick for your own good.
- 234. Someday you're going to find it out.
Spade and Archer.
- 235. Oh, yes, Miss Wonderly.
- 236. Hello?
- 237. Yeah, this is Sam Spade.
- 238. Where?
- 239. Coronet Apartments, California Avenue,
- 240. What's the name? Miss LeBlanc.
- 241. Okay, I'll be right over.
- 242. Oh, have Miles' desk
moved out of the office...
- 243. and have "Spade and Archer" taken off
all the doors and windows...
- 244. and have "Samuel Spade" put on.
- 245. Oh, come in, Mr. Spade.
- 246. Everything's upside down.
I haven't finished unpacking. Sit down.
- 247. Mr. Spade, I...
- 248. I have a terrible,
terrible confession to make.
- 249. That story I told you yesterday...
- 250. was just a story.
- 251. Oh, that. Well, we didn't exactly
believe your story, Miss...
- 252. What is your name, Wonderly or LeBlanc?
- 253. It's really O'Shaughnessy.
- 254. We didn't believe your story,
- 255. - We believed your $200.
- You mean that...
- 256. You paid us more
than if you'd been telling the truth...
- 257. and enough more to make it all right.
- 258. Tell me, Mr. Spade,
am I to blame for last night?
- 259. You warned us
that Thursby was dangerous.
- 260. Of course, you lied to us about your sister,
but we didn't believe you.
- 261. No, I wouldn't say that you were at fault.
- 262. Thank you.
- 263. Mr. Archer was so alive yesterday...
- 264. - ... so solid and hearty, and—
- Stop it.
- 265. He knew what he was doing.
Those are the chances we take.
- 266. Was he married?
- 267. Yeah, with 10,000 insurance, no children
and a wife that didn't like him.
- 268. - Please don't.
- That's the way it was.
- 269. Anyway, there's no time for worrying
about that now.
- 270. Out there's a flock of policemen
and assistant district attorneys...
- 271. running around with their noses
to the ground.
- 272. Mr. Spade, do they know about me?
- 273. Not yet. I've been stalling them
until I could see you.
- 274. Do they have to know? Can't you shield me
so I won't have to answer their questions?
- 275. Maybe, but I gotta know
what it's all about.
- 276. I can't tell you.
- 277. I can't tell you now.
- 278. I will later, when I can.
- 279. You've got to trust me, Mr. Spade.
- 280. Oh, I'm so alone and afraid.
- 281. I've got nobody to help me
if you won't help me.
- 282. Be generous, Mr. Spade.
- 283. You're brave. You're strong.
- 284. You can spare me
some of that courage and strength, surely.
- 285. Help me, Mr. Spade.
I need help so badly.
- 286. I have no right to ask you.
I know I haven't, but I do ask you.
- 287. Help me.
- 288. You won't need much of anybody's help.
- 289. It's chiefly your eyes, I think,
and that throb you get in your voice...
- 290. when you say things like,
"Be generous, Mr. Spade."
- 291. I deserve that.
- 292. But the lie was in the way I said it,
not at all in what I said.
- 293. It's my own fault
if you can't believe me now.
- 294. Now you are dangerous.
- 295. But I'm not going to be able
to be of much help to you...
- 296. unless I've got some idea
what it's all about.
- 297. For instance, I've gotta have some sort
of a line on your Floyd Thursby.
- 298. I met him in the Orient.
- 299. We came here from Hong Kong last week.
He promised to help me.
- 300. He took advantage of my dependence
to betray me.
- 301. Betray you? How?
Why did you want him shadowed?
- 302. I wanted to find out how far he'd gone,
whom he was meeting, things like that.
- 303. - Did he kill Archer?
- 304. He had a Luger in his shoulder holster.
Archer wasn't shot with a Luger.
- 305. Mr. Spade, you don't think I had anything
to do with the death of Mr. Archer?
- 306. - Did you?
- 307. That's good.
- 308. Floyd always carried an extra revolver
in his overcoat pocket.
- 309. Why all the guns?
- 310. He lived by them.
- 311. The story is that
he first came to the Orient...
- 312. as bodyguard to a gambler
who'd had to leave the States.
- 313. The gambler had disappeared. Floyd knew
about the disappearance. I don't know.
- 314. I do know he always went heavily armed,
and that he never went to sleep...
- 315. without covering the floor around his bed
with crumpled newspapers...
- 316. so that nobody could come
silently into his room.
- 317. You picked a nice sort of a playmate.
- 318. Only that sort could have helped me,
if he'd been loyal.
- 319. - How bad a spot are you actually in?
- Bad as could be.
- 320. Physical danger?
- 321. I'm not heroic. I don't think
there's anything worse than death.
- 322. - Then it's that?
- It's that, as surely as we're sitting here.
- 323. Unless you help me.
- 324. Who killed Thursby, your enemies or his?
- 325. I don't know.
- 326. His, I suppose.
- 327. I'm afraid. I don't know.
- 328. This is hopeless.
I don't know what you want done.
- 329. - I don't even know if you know.
- You won't go to the police?
- 330. Go to them? All I gotta do is stand still,
they'll be all over me.
- 331. I'll tell them all I know,
and you'll take your chances.
- 332. You've been patient with me.
You've tried to help me.
- 333. It's useless and hopeless, I suppose.
- 334. I do thank you for what you've done.
I'll have to take my chances.
- 335. How much money have you got?
- 336. I've got about $500 left.
- 337. Give it to me.
- 338. - There's only $400 here.
- I had to keep some to live on.
- 339. - Well, can't you get some more?
- 340. Got anything
you can raise some money on?
- 341. - I've got some furs and a little jewelry.
- You'll have to hock them.
- 342. There you are. I'll be back as soon as I can
with the best news I can manage.
- 343. I'll ring four times.
Long, short, long, short.
- 344. And no, you needn't bother
to come to the door. I'll let myself in.
- 345. Anything stirring?
- 346. Did you send the flowers?
- 347. You're invaluable, darling. Say,
get my lawyer on the phone, will you?
- 348. Hello, Sid?
- 349. I think I'm going to have to tell a coroner
to go to blazes, Sid.
- 350. Can I hide behind the sanctity
of my client's identity...
- 351. secrets and what-nots
all the same, priest or lawyer?
- 352. Yeah, but Dundy's getting rambunctious
and maybe it is a bit thick this time.
- 353. Yeah. What'll it cost
to be on the safe side?
- 354. Well, maybe it's worth it.
Okay, go ahead.
- 355. Gardenia.
- 356. Quick, darling, in with him.
- 357. Will you come in, Mr. Cairo?
- 358. Will you sit down, Mr. Cairo?
- 359. Thank you, sir.
- 360. Now, what can I do for you, Mr. Cairo?
- 361. May a stranger offer condolences
for your partner's unfortunate death?
- 362. Thanks.
- 363. Is there, Mr. Spade,
as the newspapers imply...
- 364. a certain relationship
between that unfortunate happening...
- 365. and the death a little later
of the man Thursby?
- 366. I beg your pardon. No.
- 367. More than idle curiosity prompted
- 368. See, Mr. Spade, I'm trying to recover...
- 369. an ornament that, shall we say,
has been mislaid.
- 370. - Uh-huh.
- I thought and hoped you could assist me.
- 371. The ornament is a statuette.
- 372. A black figure of a bird.
- 373. I am prepared to pay,
on behalf of the figure's rightful owner...
- 374. the sum of $5,000 for its recovery.
- 375. I am prepared to promise that—
What is the phrase?
- 376. No questions will be asked.
- 377. $5,000 is a lot of money.
- 378. Yes, Effie?
- 379. No, that'll be all. Just be sure to lock
the door behind you on your way out.
- 380. Good night.
- 381. $5,000 is—
- 382. Clasp your hands together
at the back of your neck.
- 383. I intend to search your offices,
- 384. I warn you, if you attempt to prevent me,
I shall certainly shoot you.
- 385. Go ahead and search.
- 386. Will you please come
to the center of the room?
- 387. Well, I have to make certain
that you are not armed.
- 388. Look what you did to my shirt.
- 389. Sorry.
- 390. But imagine my embarrassment
when I found out that $5,000 offer...
- 391. - ... was just hooey.
- Mr. Spade, my offer is genuine.
- 392. I am prepared to pay $5,000
for the figure's return.
- 393. - Do you have it?
- 394. But if it isn't here...
- 395. why did you risk injury
to prevent my searching for it?
- 396. Why should I sit around here
and let people come in and stick me up?
- 397. But certainly it is only natural
that I try to save the owner...
- 398. such a considerable expense,
- 399. Who is he?
- 400. Mr. Spade, you'll forgive
my not answering that question.
- 401. Well, I think we'd be better off all around
if we'd put our cards on the table.
- 402. No, I do not think it would be better.
- 403. You see, Mr. Spade,
if you know more than I do...
- 404. then I shall profit by your knowledge.
So will you, to the extent of $5,000.
- 405. Well, there's nothing like $5,000 here.
- 406. Oh, you want some assurance
of my sincerity?
- 407. - A retainer? Would that do?
- It might.
- 408. You will take, say, $100?
- 409. No. I will take, say, $200.
- 410. Let's see, your first guess was
that I had the bird. There's nothing to that.
- 411. What's your second guess?
- 412. That you know where it is, or at least
you know it is where you can get it.
- 413. You're not hiring me to do any murders
- 414. but simply to get it back if possible,
in an honest, lawful way?
- 415. If possible.
But in any case, with discretion.
- 416. When you wish to contact me, sir,
I'm staying at the Hotel Belvedere.
- 417. Room 635.
- 418. I sincerely expect
the greatest mutual benefit...
- 419. from our association, Mr. Spade.
- 420. Oh, may I please have my gun, now?
- 421. Oh, sure. I'd forgotten all about it.
- 422. Will you please clasp your hands together
at the back of your neck?
- 423. I intend to search your offices.
- 424. Well, I'll be.
- 425. Why, sure.
- 426. Go ahead. I won't stop you.
- 427. - Turn to the right and go up the hill, driver.
- 428. Mr. Spade.
- 429. Do you bring any news?
- 430. Did you manage it so that
the police won't have to know about me?
- 431. Well, they won't for a while, anyway.
- 432. You are wonderful.
You won't get into any trouble, will you?
- 433. I don't mind a reasonable amount
- 434. Do sit down.
- 435. You, uh...
- 436. You aren't exactly the sort of a person
you pretend to be, are you?
- 437. Why, I'm not sure I know exactly
what you mean.
- 438. The schoolgirl manner. You know,
blushing, stammering and all that.
- 439. I haven't lived a good life. I've been bad.
- 440. Worse than you could know.
- 441. That's good, because if you actually
were as innocent as you pretend to be...
- 442. we'd never get anywhere.
- 443. I won't be innocent.
- 444. Good.
- 445. Oh, by the way, I saw Joel Cairo tonight.
- 446. - Do you know him?
- Only slightly.
- 447. You're good. You're very good.
- 448. - What did he say?
- About what?
- 449. - About me.
- 450. - What did you talk about then?
- He offered me $5,000 for the black bird.
- 451. You're not gonna go around straightening
things and poking the fire again, are you?
- 452. No, I'm not.
- 453. - What did you say?
- I said $5,000 was a lot of money.
- 454. It is.
- 455. It's more than I can ever offer you
if I have to bid for your loyalty.
- 456. That's good coming from you.
- 457. What have you ever given me
- 458. You ever given me any of your confidence,
any of the truth?
- 459. Haven't you tried to buy my loyalty
with money and nothing else?
- 460. What else is there I can buy you with?
- 461. I don't care what your secrets are...
- 462. but I can't go ahead without
more confidence in you than I've got now.
- 463. You've got to convince me that you aren't
- 464. hoping it'll all come out right
in the end.
- 465. - Can't you trust me a little longer?
- What are you waiting for?
- 466. I've got to talk to Joel Cairo.
- 467. You can see him tonight.
He's at the theater. It'll be out soon.
- 468. - I'll leave a message at his hotel.
- He can't come here.
- 469. I can't let him know where I am.
- 470. My place, then.
- 471. Hello?
- 472. - I want to leave a message for Joel Cairo.
- All right.
- 473. I never would've placed myself in this
position if I didn't trust you completely.
- 474. That again?
- 475. Do you know that's true, though?
- 476. You don't have to trust me, so long
as you can persuade me to trust you.
- 477. But don't worry about that now.
- 478. He'll be along any minute.
- 479. You get your business with Cairo over with,
then we'll see how we stand.
- 480. And you'll let me go about it with him
in my own way?
- 481. Oh, sure.
- 482. You are a godsend.
- 483. Well, now don't overdo it.
- 484. Mr. Spade, there is a boy outside.
He seems to be watching the house.
- 485. Yeah, I know. I spotted him.
- 486. What? What's that? What boy?
- 487. I don't know. A kid.
He's been trailing me all evening.
- 488. - Did he follow you to my apartment?
- I shook him long before that.
- 489. Come in, Mr. Cairo.
- 490. - I'm delighted to see you again, madam.
- I was sure you would be, Joel.
- 491. Mr. Spade told me about your offer
for the falcon.
- 492. - How soon can you have the money?
- The money is ready.
- 493. - In cash?
- Oh, yes.
- 494. You're ready to pay $5,000
if we turn over the falcon to you?
- 495. Excuse me, please.
I must have expressed myself badly.
- 496. I did not mean to say
that I have the money in my pocket...
- 497. but I am ready to get it for you
on a minute's notice...
- 498. anytime during banking hours.
- 499. That's probably true.
He only had a couple of hundred...
- 500. when I searched him this afternoon
at my office.
- 501. I shall be able to have the money for you
at, say, half past 10 in the morning.
- 502. But I haven't got the falcon.
- 503. I'll have it in another week
at the most, though.
- 504. Then where is it?
- 505. - Where Floyd hid it.
- Floyd hid...
- 506. And you know where he hid it?
Then why do we have to wait a week?
- 507. Oh, perhaps not a whole week.
- 508. And why, if I may ask another question,
are you willing to sell it to me?
- 509. Because I'm afraid.
After what happened to Floyd...
- 510. I'm afraid to touch it,
except to turn it over to somebody.
- 511. What exactly did happen to Floyd?
- 512. The fat man.
- 513. Fat man.
- 514. - Is he here?
- I don't know.
- 515. I suppose so.
What difference does it make?
- 516. It might make a world of difference.
- 517. Or you or me.
- 518. Precisely. But, shall we add,
more certainly the boy outside?
- 519. Yes. But you might be able
to get around him, Joel...
- 520. as you did the one in Istanbul.
- 521. What was his name?
- 522. You mean the one you couldn't get
to come to—
- 523. This is the second time
that you have laid hands on me.
- 524. When you're slapped,
you'll take it and like it.
- 525. Who's that?
- 526. I don't know. Keep quiet.
- 527. Hello.
- 528. You guys pick swell hours
to do your visiting in.
- 529. - What is it?
- We want to talk to you, Spade.
- 530. - Go ahead and talk.
- We don't have to do it in the hall, do we?
- 531. - You can't come in.
- Oh, come off it now, Sam.
- 532. You aren't trying to strong-arm me,
are you, Tom?
- 533. Why don't you be reasonable?
- 534. It would pay you to play along with us.
You got away with this and that...
- 535. but you can't keep it up.
- 536. - Stop me when you can.
- That's what I intend to do.
- 537. There's talk going around
about you and Archer's wife.
- 538. - Is there anything to it?
- Not a thing.
- 539. The talk is she tried to get a divorce so she
could put in with you. He wouldn't give it.
- 540. - Anything to that?
- 541. There's talk that that's why
he was put on the spot.
- 542. Don't be a hog, Dundy.
- 543. Your idea that I killed Thursby
because he killed Miles...
- 544. falls to pieces if you blame me
for killing Miles.
- 545. You haven't heard me say
you killed anybody.
- 546. - You're the one bringing that up.
- Haven't you anything better to do...
- 547. than to keep popping in here every
morning, asking fool questions?
- 548. - And getting a lot of lying answers.
- Take it easy.
- 549. If you say there's nothing between
you and Archer's wife, you're a liar.
- 550. Is that the hot tip that brought you
up here at this ungodly hour?
- 551. - That's one of them.
- And the other?
- 552. Let us in.
- 553. All right, Spade, we'll go.
- 554. Maybe you're right in bucking us.
Think it over.
- 555. Help!
- 556. - I guess we're going in.
- I guess you are.
- 557. What's going on in here?
- 558. Look. Look, officer. Look what she did.
- 559. - Did you do that?
- I had to.
- 560. I was alone with him.
He tried to attack me.
- 561. I couldn't bring myself to shoot him.
- 562. You dirty, filthy liar, you. It isn't true.
- 563. I came up here in good faith,
and then both of them attacked me.
- 564. And then when he went out to talk to you,
he left her here with a pistol.
- 565. She said as soon as you leave,
they are going to kill me...
- 566. so I called for help
because I didn't want you to leave.
- 567. And then she struck me with a pistol.
- 568. Why don't you make him tell the truth?
- 569. - Look. Look what she...
- Behave yourself, sister.
- 570. That's no way to act.
- 571. I don't guess we'll be wrong
running the lot of them in.
- 572. Don't be in a hurry.
Everything can be explained.
- 573. I'll bet.
- 574. Miss O'Shaughnessy, may I present
Lieutenant Dundy and Detective Polhaus?
- 575. Miss O'Shaughnessy is an operative
in my employ since yesterday.
- 576. That's a lie too.
- 577. That is Mr. Joel Cairo.
- 578. Cairo was an acquaintance of Thursby's.
He came into my office late this afternoon...
- 579. hired me to find something that
Thursby was supposed to have on him.
- 580. It looked funny to me the way he put it,
so I wouldn't touch it.
- 581. Then he pulled a gun on me.
Well, that's neither here nor there...
- 582. unless we start preferring charges
against each other.
- 583. Miss O'Shaughnessy and I
discussed the matter...
- 584. and decided to find out
how much he knew...
- 585. about Miles' and Thursby's killings,
so we asked him to come up here.
- 586. Now, maybe we did put the questions
to him a little roughly.
- 587. You know how that is, lieutenant.
- 588. But we didn't hurt him enough
to make him cry for help.
- 589. - What have you got to say to that?
- I don't know what to say.
- 590. Try telling the facts.
- 591. - What? Facts?
- Oh, quit stalling.
- 592. All you have to do is swear out
a complaint and I'll throw them in the can.
- 593. Go ahead, Cairo. Tell him, he'll do it.
- 594. Then we'll swear out a complaint
against you, and he'll have the lot of us.
- 595. Get your hats.
- 596. Well, boys and girls,
we put it over nicely.
- 597. - Go on, get your hats.
- Don't you know when you're being kidded?
- 598. No, but that can wait
till we get down to the hall.
- 599. Wake up, Dundy, you're being kidded.
- 600. When I heard the buzzer, I said
to Miss O'Shaughnessy and Cairo:
- 601. "There's the police.
They're getting to be a nuisance.
- 602. When you hear them going, scream.
- 603. We'll see how far we can string them
until they tumble."
- 604. Stop it, Sam.
- 605. That cut on his head.
How did that get there?
- 606. - Ask him. Maybe he cut himself shaving.
- The cut? No.
- 607. When we pretended to be struggling
for the gun, I fell over the carpet. I fell.
- 608. Horsefeathers.
- 609. Take him along, anyway,
for packing a gun.
- 610. Don't be a sap. That gun was a plant.
It was one of mine.
- 611. Too bad it was only a.25.
You could prove that was the gun...
- 612. Miles and Thursby were shot with.
- 613. - No, Sam. No.
- Well, then get him out of here.
- 614. - Get their names and addresses.
- My name is Joel Cairo, Hotel Belvedere.
- 615. Miss O'Shaughnessy's address
is my office.
- 616. - Where do you live?
- Get him out of here.
- 617. Take it easy, will you?
Is that all you want?
- 618. - Yeah.
- I think I'll be going now.
- 619. What's the hurry, Cairo?
- 620. There is no hurry.
It's getting quite late, and...
- 621. Tell him to leave the gun.
- 622. I hope you know
what you're doing, Sam.
- 623. You're absolutely the wildest, most
unpredictable person I've ever known.
- 624. Do you always carry on so high-handed?
- 625. Well, you've had your talk with Cairo.
- 626. Now you can talk to me.
- 627. Oh, yes, of course.
- 628. I'm listening.
- 629. I'm still listening.
- 630. - Oh, look at the time. I must be going.
- Oh, no. Not till you've told me all about it.
- 631. Am I a prisoner?
- 632. Maybe the boy outside
hasn't gone home yet.
- 633. Do you suppose he's still there?
- 634. Likely.
- 635. You can start now.
- 636. You are the most insistent person.
- 637. And wild and unpredictable, huh?
- 638. Say, what's this bird, this falcon
that everybody's all steamed up about?
- 639. Supposing I wouldn't tell you
anything about it at all?
- 640. What would you do?
Something wild and unpredictable?
- 641. I might.
- 642. It's a black figure, as you know,
smooth and shiny...
- 643. of a bird, a hawk or falcon,
about that high.
- 644. Oh, here.
- 645. - What—? What makes it so important?
- I don't know. They wouldn't tell me.
- 646. They offered me £500 if I'd help them
get it away from the man who had it.
- 647. That was in Istanbul?
- 648. Marmara.
- 649. Go ahead.
- 650. But that's all.
- 651. They promised me £500 if I'd help them,
and I did.
- 652. Then we found out that Joel Cairo
intended to desert us...
- 653. taking the falcon with him
and leaving Floyd and me nothing.
- 654. So we did exactly that to him.
- 655. Then I wasn't any better off
- 656. Floyd hadn't any intention
of keeping his promise...
- 657. about sharing.
I learned that by the time we got here.
- 658. What's the bird made of?
- 659. Porcelain or black stone. I don't know.
I only saw it for a few minutes.
- 660. Floyd showed it to me
when we first got hold of it.
- 661. You are a liar.
- 662. I am.
- 663. I've always been a liar.
- 664. Don't brag about it.
- 665. Was there any truth at all in that yarn?
- 666. Some.
- 667. Not very much.
- 668. Well, we got all night.
- 669. Coffee'll be ready soon.
We'll have a cup and try again.
- 670. Oh, I'm so tired.
- 671. So tired of lying and making up lies.
- 672. Not knowing what is a lie
and what's the truth. I wish...
- 673. I want to talk to Mr. Cairo, Joel Cairo.
- 674. Oh. Thanks.
- 675. Where is he?
- 676. - What?
- Where is he?
- 677. - Who?
- 678. What do you think you're doing, Jack,
- 679. I'll tell you when I am.
- 680. New York, aren't you?
- 681. Shove off.
- 682. You're gonna have to talk to me
before you're through.
- 683. Some of you will,
and you can tell the fat man I said so.
- 684. Keep asking for it
and you're gonna get it. Plenty.
- 685. I told you to shove off.
- 686. Shove off.
- 687. People lose teeth talking like that.
- 688. You wanna hang around,
you'll be polite.
- 689. Luke.
- 690. - Hello, Sam.
- Hello, Luke.
- 691. Say, that was too bad about Miles.
- 692. Yeah. It was a tough break.
- 693. I want to show you something.
- 694. What do you let these cheap gunmen
hang around for...
- 695. with their heaters
bulging in their clothes?
- 696. What do you want here?
- 697. Well, if you don't want anything, beat it
and don't come back.
- 698. I won't forget you guys.
- 699. - What is it?
- I don't know. I just spotted him.
- 700. - Say, what about Miles?
- I'll see you, Luke.
- 701. - Six-oh-three.
- Yes, sir.
- 702. Good morning.
- 703. - Good morning.
- There you are.
- 704. Let's go someplace where we can talk.
- 705. Our conversations have not been
such that I'm anxious to continue them.
- 706. Forgive my speaking so bluntly,
but it is the truth.
- 707. You mean last night?
I had to throw in with her.
- 708. I don't know where the bird is. She does.
How we gonna get it if I don't play along?
- 709. You always have a very smooth
explanation ready, huh?
- 710. What do you want me to do?
Learn to stutter?
- 711. Dundy take you to the station?
How long they work on you?
- 712. Till a little while ago.
- 713. - What'd they shake out of you?
- Shake out? Not one thing.
- 714. I adhered to the course you indicated
earlier in your rooms...
- 715. but I certainly wish you would have
invented a more reasonable story.
- 716. I felt distinctly like an idiot repeating it.
- 717. Don't worry about the story's goofiness.
- 718. A sensible one would have
had us all in the cooler.
- 719. - You sure you didn't tell them anything?
- I did not.
- 720. Now, you'll want sleep if you've been
standing up under a police grilling all night.
- 721. See you later.
- 722. No, not yet.
- 723. Yes, I'll have him call you
the minute he comes in.
- 724. That's the third time she's called
- 725. - Miss O'Shaughnessy's in there.
- Anything else?
- 726. The district attorney's office called.
Bryan would like to see you.
- 727. And a Mr. Gutman called.
When I told him you weren't in...
- 728. he said, "Tell him the young man...
- 729. gave me his message,
and that I phoned and will phone again?"
- 730. Gutman, huh?
- 731. Thanks, darling.
- 732. Darling. Somebody's been in my apartment.
It's all upside down, every which way.
- 733. I changed as fast as I could
and came right over here.
- 734. - You must have let that boy follow you.
- No, angel.
- 735. I shook him off
long before I ever went to your place.
- 736. It might have been Cairo.
He wasn't at the hotel last night.
- 737. He told me he'd been standing up
under a police grilling. I wonder.
- 738. - You saw Joel this morning?
- 739. Why?
- 740. Because I've gotta keep
in some sort of touch...
- 741. with all the loose ends of this dizzy affair
if I'm ever gonna make heads or tails of it.
- 742. Now we've got to find
a new home for you.
- 743. I won't go back there.
- 744. I got an idea. Wait a minute.
- 745. What does your woman's intuition
tell you about her?
- 746. She's all right. Maybe it's her own fault
for being in trouble, but she's all right.
- 747. Are you strong enough for her
to put her up for a few days?
- 748. - You mean at home?
- 749. - Is she in any danger, Sam?
- I think she is.
- 750. Gee, that'd scare Mom
into a green hemorrhage.
- 751. I'd have to say she's a surprise witness
you're keeping undercover.
- 752. You're a darling.
- 753. Oh, Brigid.
- 754. Effie offered to put you up
for a few days.
- 755. That's very kind.
- 756. You'd better start now. Go out the back.
There's usually a cab parked there.
- 757. Ride partway with her
and make sure you're not followed.
- 758. Change cabs a couple of times,
just to be safe.
- 759. I'll give Mom a ring.
- 760. There's time enough for that
when you get back.
- 761. I'll call you later.
- 762. Hello?
- 763. This is Samuel Spade.
- 764. Say, my secretary tells me
Mr. Bryan wants to see me.
- 765. Yeah. Ask him what time's
most convenient for him.
- 766. Spade. S-P-A-D-E.
- 767. Hello, honey.
- 768. Yeah.
- 769. Two-thirty. All right. Thanks.
- 770. Oh, Sam, forgive me. Please forgive me.
- 771. I sent those policemen
to your place last night.
- 772. I was mad, crazy with jealousy.
- 773. I phoned that if they went there
they'd learn something about Miles' murder.
- 774. - What made you think of that?
- I was mad. I wanted to hurt you.
- 775. Did you tell them who you were?
- 776. - No. Sam, dearest, I—
- Where'd you phone from?
- 777. - The drugstore across from your place.
- You better hurry home...
- 778. and think of something
to tell the police.
- 779. And by the way...
- 780. where were you the night
Miles was murdered?
- 781. Home.
- 782. - I was.
- 783. But if that's your story,
it's all right with me.
- 784. Now you run along.
- 785. Hello? Yeah, this is Spade.
- 786. Oh, yes, Mr. Gutman, I got it.
I've been waiting to hear from you.
- 787. Well, now. The sooner, the better.
Say, 15 minutes? Right.
- 788. Twelve-C.
- 789. Twelve-C to your left, sir.
- 790. - Mr. Spade.
- How do you do, Mr. Gutman?
- 791. You begin well, sir.
I distrust a man who says when.
- 792. He's got to be careful
not to drink too much...
- 793. because he's not to be trusted
when he does.
- 794. Well, sir...
- 795. here's to plain speaking
and clear understanding.
- 796. - You're a close-mouthed man?
- No, I like to talk.
- 797. Better and better.
I distrust a close-mouthed man.
- 798. He generally picks the wrong time to talk
and says the wrong things.
- 799. Talking's something you can't do
judiciously unless you keep in practice.
- 800. Now, sir. We'll talk, if you like.
- 801. I'll tell you right out. I am a man who likes
talking to a man who likes to talk.
- 802. Swell.
- 803. Will we talk about the black bird?
- 804. You're a man for me, sir.
- 805. No beating about the bush.
Right to the point.
- 806. Let's talk about the black bird,
by all means.
- 807. But first, answer me a question.
- 808. Are you here
as Miss O'Shaughnessy's representative?
- 809. Well, there's nothing certain either way.
- 810. Depends on?
- 811. Maybe it depends on Joel Cairo.
- 812. Maybe.
- 813. The question is then which you represent.
It'll be one or the other.
- 814. I didn't say so.
- 815. - Who else is there?
- There's me.
- 816. Ah. Ha-ha.
- 817. That's wonderful, sir, wonderful.
- 818. I do like a man who tells you right out
he's looking out for himself.
- 819. Don't we all?
- 820. I don't trust a man who says he's not.
- 821. Uh-huh. Now, let's talk
about the black bird.
- 822. Let's.
- 823. Mr. Spade, have you any conception...
- 824. of how much money can be got
for that black bird?
- 825. No.
- 826. Well, sir, if I told you,
if I told you half, you'd call me a liar.
- 827. No, not even if I thought so.
- 828. But you tell me what it is,
and I'll figure out the profit.
- 829. You mean, you don't know
what the bird is?
- 830. Oh, I know
what it's supposed to look like...
- 831. and I know the value in human life
you people put on it.
- 832. She didn't tell you what it is?
- 833. - Cairo didn't, either?
- He offered me 10,000 for it.
- 834. Ten thousand.
- 835. Dollars, mind you, not even pounds.
- 836. Do they know what that bird is, sir?
What is your impression?
- 837. Not much to go by.
Cairo didn't say he did, didn't say he didn't.
- 838. She said she didn't,
but I took it for granted she was lying.
- 839. Not an injudicious thing to do.
- 840. If they don't know, I'm the only one
in the whole wide sweet world who does.
- 841. Swell. When you've told me,
that'll make two of us.
- 842. Mathematically correct, sir, but I don't
know for certain that I'm going to tell you.
- 843. Don't be foolish. I know where it is.
That's why I'm here.
- 844. Well, sir, where is it?
- 845. You see, I must tell you what I know,
but you won't tell me what you know.
- 846. It's hardly equitable, sir.
- 847. No, no. I don't think we can do business
along those lines.
- 848. Well, think again, and think fast.
- 849. I told that gunsel you'd
talk to me before you're through.
- 850. You'll talk to me today,
or you are through.
- 851. What are you wasting my time for?
I can get along without you.
- 852. And keep that gunsel out of my way
while you're making up your mind.
- 853. I'll kill him if you don't. I'll kill him.
- 854. Well, sir, I must say
you have a most violent temper.
- 855. Think it over. You've got till 5:00.
- 856. Then you're either in or out, for keeps.
- 857. - Who killed Thursby?
- I don't know.
- 858. Perhaps, but you could make
an excellent guess.
- 859. My guess might be excellent or crummy,
but Mrs. Spade didn't raise any children...
- 860. dippy enough to make guesses in front
of a district attorney and a stenographer.
- 861. Why, if you've nothing to conceal?
- 862. Everybody has something to conceal.
- 863. I'm a sworn officer of the law,
24 hours a day...
- 864. and neither formality nor informality
justifies you withholding...
- 865. evidence of crime from me except,
of course, on constitutional grounds.
- 866. Both you and the police
have accused me...
- 867. of being mixed up in the murders.
- 868. I've had trouble with both of you
before, and as far as I can see...
- 869. my best chance of clearing myself
of the trouble...
- 870. is bringing in the murderers
all tied up.
- 871. The only chance I've got of tying them up
and bringing them in...
- 872. is by staying away from you
and the police.
- 873. You'd gum up the works. You getting
this all right? Am I going too fast?
- 874. No, sir. I'm getting it all right.
- 875. Good work. If you want to go to the board
and tell them I'm obstructing justice...
- 876. and ask them to revoke my license,
hop to it.
- 877. You tried it before,
and it didn't get you anything.
- 878. - Now, look here.
- I don't want any more informal talks.
- 879. I've nothing to say to you,
and I'm tired of being called things...
- 880. by every crackpot on the city payroll.
- 881. So, if you want to see me...
- 882. pinch me or subpoena me or something,
and I'll come down with my lawyer.
- 883. I'll see you at the inquest, maybe.
- 884. Come on. He wants to see you.
- 885. I didn't expect you till 5:25.
I hope I haven't kept you waiting.
- 886. Keep on riding me, they're gonna be
picking iron out of your liver.
- 887. The cheaper the crook,
the gaudier the patter, huh?
- 888. Now, let's go.
- 889. Come on.
This'll put you in solid with your boss.
- 890. Come in, sir. Thank you for coming.
- 891. You shouldn't let him go around
with these on him.
- 892. He might get himself hurt.
- 893. Well, well, what's this?
- 894. A crippled newsie took them away
from him. I made him give them back.
- 895. By gad, sir, you're a chap worth knowing.
An amazing character. Give me your hat.
- 896. Sit down.
- 897. - I owe you an apology, sir.
- Now, never mind that.
- 898. Let's talk about the black bird.
- 899. All right, sir, let's.
- 900. Let's.
- 901. This is going to be the most astounding
thing you've ever heard of, sir.
- 902. I say this knowing that a man
of your caliber and profession...
- 903. must have known
some astounding things in his time.
- 904. What do you know about the Order
of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem...
- 905. later known as the Knights of Rhodes?
- 906. - Crusaders or something, weren't they?
- Very good. Sit down.
- 907. In 1539, these crusading knights...
- 908. persuaded Emperor Charles V
to give them the island of Malta.
- 909. He made but one condition, that they pay
him each year the tribute of a falcon...
- 910. in acknowledgement that Malta
was still under Spain.
- 911. - Do you follow me?
- 912. Have you any conception of the extreme,
the immeasurable wealth of the Order?
- 913. - I imagine they were pretty well fixed.
- "Pretty well" is putting it mildly.
- 914. They were rolling in wealth, sir.
- 915. For years they'd taken from the East
nobody knows what spoils of gems...
- 916. precious metals, silks, ivory, sir.
- 917. We all know the holy wars to them
were largely a matter of loot.
- 918. The knights were profoundly grateful
to the Emperor Charles...
- 919. for his generosity toward them.
- 920. They hit upon the thought of sending him
for his first year's tribute...
- 921. not an insignificant live bird...
- 922. but a glorious golden falcon
crusted from head to foot...
- 923. with the finest jewels in their coffers.
- 924. - Well, sir, what do you think of that?
- I don't know.
- 925. These are facts, historical facts.
- 926. Not schoolbook history, not Mr. Wells'
history, but history, nevertheless.
- 927. They sent this jeweled bird to Charles,
who was then in Spain.
- 928. They sent it in a galley commanded
by a member of the Order.
- 929. It never reached Spain.
- 930. A famous admiral of buccaneers
took the knights' galley and the bird.
- 931. In 1713, it turned up in Sicily.
- 932. In 1840, it appeared in Paris.
- 933. It had, by that time,
acquired a coat of black enamel...
- 934. so that it looked nothing more
than a fairly interesting black statuette.
- 935. In that disguise, sir, it was,
as you may say, kicked around Paris...
- 936. for over three score years
by private owners too stupid...
- 937. to see what it was under the skin.
- 938. Then, heh-heh, in 1923, a Greek dealer
named Charilaos Konstantinides...
- 939. found it in an obscure shop.
- 940. No thickness of enamel
could conceal value from his eyes.
- 941. - You begin to believe me a little?
- I haven't said I didn't.
- 942. Well, sir, to hold it safe while pursuing
his researches into its history...
- 943. Charilaos re-enameled the bird.
- 944. Despite this precaution, however,
I got wind of his find.
- 945. If I'd only known a few days sooner.
- 946. I was in London when I heard. I packed
a bag, got on the boat train immediately.
- 947. On the train I opened the paper,
and read that Charilaos' establishment...
- 948. had been burglarized
and him murdered.
- 949. Sure enough, on arriving there,
I discovered the bird was gone.
- 950. That was 17 years ago.
- 951. Well, sir, it took me 17 years
to locate that bird, but I did.
- 952. I wanted it.
- 953. I'm a man not easily discouraged
when I want something.
- 954. I traced it to the home
of a Russian general, one Kemidov...
- 955. in an Istanbul suburb.
He didn't know a thing about it.
- 956. It was nothing
but a black-enameled figure to him...
- 957. but his contrariness kept him
from selling it...
- 958. when I made him an offer.
So I sent him some agents to get it.
- 959. Well, sir, they got it and I haven't got it.
- 960. But I'm going to get it.
- 961. Your glass.
- 962. Then the bird doesn't really belong
to any of you, but to a General Kemidov?
- 963. Well, sir, you might as well say
it belonged to the King of Spain.
- 964. I don't see how you can honestly grant
anyone else a clear title to it...
- 965. except by right of possession.
- 966. And now, sir...
- 967. before we start to talk prices, how soon
can you, or how soon are you willing...
- 968. - ... to produce the falcon?
- Couple of days.
- 969. That is satisfactory.
- 970. Well, sir, here's to a fair bargain.
Profits large enough for both of us.
- 971. What's your idea of a fair bargain?
- 972. I will give you $25,000
when you deliver the falcon to me...
- 973. and another 25,000 later on.
- 974. Or I will give you one quarter
of what I realize on the falcon.
- 975. That would amount to a greater sum.
- 976. - How much greater?
- Who knows? Shall we say 100,000?
- 977. Would you believe me if I name a sum
that seems probable?
- 978. Why not?
- 979. What would you say
to a quarter of a million?
- 980. Then you think the dingus
is worth a million, huh?
- 981. In your own words, why not?
- 982. - That's a lot of dough.
- A lot of dough.
- 983. - Minimum, huh? What's the maximum?
- The maximum, I refuse to guess.
- 984. You'd think me crazy.
- 985. I don't know.
- 986. There's no telling
how high it could go, sir.
- 987. That is the one and only truth about it.
- 988. Wilmer.
- 989. Hello, Effie. It's me.
- 990. Let me talk to Miss O'Shaughnessy.
- 991. Isn't there?
- 992. What? She didn't show up?
- 993. Oh.
- 994. You get on back to the office and
wait there till I come or you hear from me.
- 995. Yeah, let's do something right
for a change.
- 996. It started in the hold aft,
in the rear basement.
- 997. What insurance was she carrying?
- 998. - Anybody burnt?
- No. Only the harbor watch was aboard.
- 999. - Someone I know came—
- 1000. Someone I know came aboard
- 1001. and I haven't seen her since.
- 1002. No reason to be, mister.
Everybody got off all right.
- 1003. I wonder if you saw her.
She's kind of small, about 5-foot—
- 1004. I couldn't tell you, mister. But if
she come aboard, she got off all right.
- 1005. Only the harbor watch was aboard
when the fire started.
- 1006. Now you know as much about it
as I do, precious.
- 1007. Maybe they went down to the ship.
Maybe they didn't.
- 1008. The part about the bird is thrilling.
- 1009. Or ridiculous.
- 1010. You know.
- 1011. Falcon.
- 1012. Lock that door.
- 1013. Is...?
- 1014. Is he...?
- 1015. Yeah.
- 1016. He couldn't have come far
with those holes in him.
- 1017. Why couldn't he have stayed alive
long enough to tell us something?
- 1018. Here, here, here, none of that now.
- 1019. - You can't pass out on me now.
- All right, Sam.
- 1020. Do you really think it's...?
- 1021. - We've got it, angel, we've got it.
- You're hurting me.
- 1022. Answer the phone.
- 1023. Hello.
- 1024. Yes. Who?
- 1025. Oh, yes.
- 1026. Where?
- 1027. Yes, yes.
- 1028. Hello? Hello. Hello.
- 1029. That was Miss O'Shaughnessy.
She's in danger.
- 1030. - Where is she?
- Burlingame, 26 Ancho.
- 1031. Sam, her voice, it was awful.
- 1032. Something happened to her
before she could finish. Go help her.
- 1033. You've got to go to her.
He was helping her, and they killed him.
- 1034. You've got to go, Sam.
- 1035. All right, I'll go.
- 1036. After I've gone,
you phone the police.
- 1037. Tell them how it happened,
but don't drag names in.
- 1038. I got the phone call and told you
I had to go, but didn't say where.
- 1039. Forget this. Tell them how it happened,
without the bundle.
- 1040. Get that straight. Everything
happened exactly as it did...
- 1041. but without the bundle,
and I got the phone call, not you.
- 1042. - Yes, Sam.
- 1043. Shut this door and lock it behind me.
Don't open it till the police come.
- 1044. Do you know who he is?
- 1045. Yeah. Yeah, he's Captain Jacoby,
master of the La Paloma.
- 1046. You're a good man, sister.
- 1047. - Can I borrow your pencil?
- 1048. - Say, Frank.
- Oh, hello, Mr. Spade.
- 1049. - You got plenty of gas?
- Sure thing.
- 1050. Do you know where Ancho Street
is in Burlingame?
- 1051. - Nope, but we can find her.
- Twenty-six is the number...
- 1052. - ... and the sooner the better.
- All right.
- 1053. Keep your motor running.
- 1054. - Bum steer, Mr. Spade?
- 1055. Let's get to a phone booth.
- 1056. Hello, Mrs. Perine? Is Effie there?
- 1057. Hello, precious. What's the good news?
- 1058. No, no. It was a bum steer.
Are you sure that was her voice?
- 1059. Well, it was hooey.
- 1060. Everything go all right?
Nothing said about the bundle, huh?
- 1061. That's swell.
- 1062. They take you down to the hall?
- 1063. All right. You better hit the hay and get
a good night's rest. You sound all in.
- 1064. No, no. Save it till tomorrow.
I'm going on home.
- 1065. - Thanks. Good night, Frank.
- Good night, Mr. Spade.
- 1066. I've been hiding
in a doorway up the street.
- 1067. I thought you'd never come.
- 1068. Can you make it,
or shall I carry you?
- 1069. I'll be all right as soon as I can
get some place where I can lie down.
- 1070. Well, sir, we're all here.
- 1071. Now, let's come in and sit down
and be comfortable and talk.
- 1072. Sure.
- 1073. - Get away. You're not gonna frisk me.
- Stand still. Shut up.
- 1074. Take your paws off me,
or I'll make you use that gun.
- 1075. Ask your boss if he wants me shot up
before we talk.
- 1076. Never mind, Wilmer.
- 1077. You certainly are
a most headstrong individual.
- 1078. Well, let's be seated.
- 1079. Are you ready to make the first payment
and take the falcon off my hands?
- 1080. Well, sir, as to that...
- 1081. As to that...
- 1082. Ten thousand? We were talking about
a lot more money than this.
- 1083. Yes, sir, we were.
But this is genuine coin of the realm.
- 1084. With a dollar of this,
you can buy $10 of talk.
- 1085. And there are more of us
to be taken care of now.
- 1086. That may be, but I've got the falcon.
- 1087. I shouldn't think it necessary
to remind you, Mr. Spade...
- 1088. that you may have the falcon,
but we certainly have you.
- 1089. I'm trying not to let that worry me.
We'll get back to the money later on.
- 1090. There's something else
to be discussed first.
- 1091. We've got to have a fall guy.
- 1092. The police have gotta have a victim,
somebody they can pin those murders on.
- 1093. Three? But there's only two, because
Thursby certainly killed your partner.
- 1094. Only two, what difference does it make?
- 1095. - We've got to give the police—
- Come, come, Mr. Spade.
- 1096. You can't expect us to believe
at this late date...
- 1097. that you're the least bit afraid
of the police.
- 1098. - Or that you're not able to handle—
- I'm in this up to my neck.
- 1099. I've got to find somebody, a victim,
when the time comes. If I don't, I'll be it.
- 1100. Let's give them the gunsel.
- 1101. He actually did shoot Thursby and Jacoby,
- 1102. Anyway, he's made to order for the part.
Look at him.
- 1103. Let's give him to them.
- 1104. By gad, sir, you are a character.
That you are.
- 1105. There's never any telling
what you'll say or do next...
- 1106. except that it's bound
to be astonishing.
- 1107. - It's our best bet. With him in their hands—
- My dear man, can't you see...
- 1108. that if I, even for a moment thought
of doing such a thing... That's ridiculous.
- 1109. I feel towards Wilmer here just exactly
as if he were my own son.
- 1110. Really, I do. But if I even for a moment
thought of doing what you propose...
- 1111. what in the world would keep Wilmer
from telling the police...
- 1112. every last detail
about the falcon and all—
- 1113. Let him talk his head off. I'll guarantee you
nobody'll do anything about it.
- 1114. Well, well, what do you think of this,
Wilmer? Mighty funny.
- 1115. Mighty funny.
- 1116. How do you feel now?
Any better, precious?
- 1117. Much better.
- 1118. But I'm frightened.
- 1119. Well, don't be.
Nothing very bad's going to happen here.
- 1120. You want a drink, angel?
- 1121. Be careful, Sam.
- 1122. Well?
- 1123. If you're really serious, the least we can do
in common politeness is hear you out.
- 1124. Now, how would you be able to fix it
so that Wilmer couldn't do us any harm?
- 1125. I can show our district attorney,
that if he goes around...
- 1126. trying to collect everybody,
he's gonna have a tangled case...
- 1127. but if he sticks to Wilmer here...
- 1128. he can get a conviction
standing on his head.
- 1129. Get up on your feet.
- 1130. I've taken all the riding from you
I'm gonna take.
- 1131. Get up and shoot it out.
- 1132. Young Wild West. Tell him that shooting me
before you get your hands on the falcon...
- 1133. is gonna be bad for business.
- 1134. Now, now, Wilmer. We can't have any
of that. You shouldn't let yourself attach...
- 1135. - ... importance to these things.
- Then tell him to lay off me.
- 1136. Now, Wilmer.
- 1137. Your plan is not at all satisfactory, sir.
Let's not say anything more about it.
- 1138. All right. I've got another suggestion.
- 1139. It may not be as good as the first,
but it's better than nothing.
- 1140. - You want to hear it?
- Most assuredly.
- 1141. Give them Cairo.
- 1142. Well, by gad, sir.
- 1143. Suppose we give them you
or Miss O'Shaughnessy? How about that?
- 1144. You want the falcon. I've got it.
- 1145. The fall guy's part of the price
- 1146. As for Miss O'Shaughnessy, if you think
she can be rigged for the part...
- 1147. I'm willing
to discuss it with you.
- 1148. You seem to forget that you are not
in a position at all to insist upon anything.
- 1149. Now, come, gentlemen. Let's keep
our discussion on a friendly basis.
- 1150. There certainly is something
in what Mr. Cairo said.
- 1151. If you kill me,
how are you gonna get the bird?
- 1152. If I know you can't kill me, how are
you going to scare me into giving it to you?
- 1153. Sir, there are other means of persuasion
besides killing and threatening to kill.
- 1154. Yes, that's...
- 1155. That's true.
- 1156. But they're none of them any good
unless the threat of death is behind them.
- 1157. You see what I mean?
- 1158. If you start something, I'll make it a matter
of your having to kill me, or call it off.
- 1159. That's an attitude, sir, that calls for
the most delicate judgment on both sides.
- 1160. Because, as you know,
in the heat of action...
- 1161. men are likely to forget
where their best interests lie...
- 1162. and let their emotions
carry them away.
- 1163. Then the trick from my angle is
to make my play strong enough...
- 1164. to tie you up, but not make you
mad enough to bump me off...
- 1165. - ... against your better judgment.
- By gad, sir, you are a character.
- 1166. Six-two uneven.
They're selling you out, sonny.
- 1167. I hope you're not letting yourself
be influenced by the guns...
- 1168. these pocket-edition desperadoes
are waving around.
- 1169. Because I've practiced taking guns away
from these boys before...
- 1170. so we'll have no trouble there.
- 1171. - Wilmer here is—
- All right.
- 1172. Wilmer. Wilmer!
- 1173. Wilmer!
- 1174. Wilmer.
- 1175. There's our fall guy.
- 1176. Either you'll say yes, or I'll turn the falcon
and the whole lot of you in.
- 1177. Don't like that, sir.
- 1178. You won't like it. Well?
- 1179. You can have him.
- 1180. I won't be able to get the falcon
till daylight, or maybe later.
- 1181. It strikes me it'd be best if we did not
get out of each other's sight...
- 1182. until our business has been transacted.
You have the envelope?
- 1183. Miss O'Shaughnessy has it.
Hang on to it.
- 1184. We don't have to lose sight of each other.
The dingus'll be brought here.
- 1185. Excellent, sir, excellent.
- 1186. And in exchange for the 10,000
- 1187. you'll give us the falcon
and an hour or two of grace.
- 1188. Let's get the details fixed, first.
- 1189. Why did he shoot Thursby and why, where
and how did he shoot Captain Jacoby?
- 1190. I've got to know
all that happened, so I can be sure...
- 1191. - ... the parts that don't fit are covered up.
- I shall be candid with you, sir.
- 1192. Thursby was Miss O'Shaughnessy's ally.
- 1193. We believed that disposing of him...
- 1194. would cause Miss O'Shaughnessy to stop
and think that it would be best...
- 1195. to patch up her differences with us
regarding the falcon.
- 1196. You didn't try to make a deal
with him before giving him the works?
- 1197. We did. Yes, sir. We most certainly did.
- 1198. I talked to him myself that very night,
but I could do nothing with him.
- 1199. He was quite determinedly loyal
to Miss O'Shaughnessy.
- 1200. So Wilmer followed him back to the hotel
and did what he did.
- 1201. That sounds all right.
- 1202. Now Jacoby.
- 1203. Captain Jacoby's death was entirely
Miss O'Shaughnessy's fault.
- 1204. Tell me what happened.
- 1205. Cairo, as you must have surmised,
got in touch with me...
- 1206. after he left police headquarters
- 1207. He recognized the mutual advantage
of pooling forces.
- 1208. Mr. Cairo is a man of nice judgment.
- 1209. The Paloma was his thought. He saw
the notice of its arrival in the papers...
- 1210. and remembered he had heard
in Hong Kong...
- 1211. that Jacoby and Miss O'Shaughnessy
were seen together.
- 1212. Well, sir, he saw that notice and, putting
two and two together, guessed the truth.
- 1213. She had given the bird to Jacoby
to bring here for her.
- 1214. And at that juncture,
you decided to slip me a Mickey?
- 1215. There was no place for you
in our plan, sir.
- 1216. So we decided to spare ourselves
any possible embarrassment.
- 1217. Mr. Cairo and Wilmer and I
went to call on Captain Jacoby.
- 1218. We were lucky enough to arrive
while Miss O'Shaughnessy was there.
- 1219. In many ways, the conference was
difficult, but we finally persuaded...
- 1220. Miss O'Shaughnessy to come to terms,
or so we thought.
- 1221. We then left the boat
and set out for my hotel...
- 1222. where I was to pay Miss O'Shaughnessy
and receive the bird.
- 1223. Well, sir, we mere men
should have known better.
- 1224. En route, she, Captain Jacoby
and the falcon...
- 1225. slipped completely through our fingers.
- 1226. It was neatly done, sir. Indeed, it was.
- 1227. You touched off the boat before you left?
- 1228. No, not intentionally.
- 1229. Though, I daresay, we, or Wilmer at least,
were responsible for the fire.
- 1230. While the rest of us were talking
in the cabin, Wilmer went about the boat...
- 1231. trying to find the falcon.
- 1232. No doubt, he was careless with matches.
- 1233. How about the shooting?
- 1234. We caught up with Miss O'Shaughnessy
and Jacoby at her apartment.
- 1235. I sent Wilmer downstairs to cover
the fire escape before ringing the bell.
- 1236. And, sure enough, while she was asking us
who we were through the door...
- 1237. and we were telling her,
we heard a window go up.
- 1238. Wilmer shot Jacoby
as he was coming down the fire escape...
- 1239. shot him more than once, but Jacoby
was too tough to fall or drop the falcon.
- 1240. He climbed down the rest of the way,
knocked Wilmer over and ran off.
- 1241. We persuaded— That is the word, sir.
We persuaded Miss O'Shaughnessy...
- 1242. to tell us where she had told
Captain Jacoby to take the falcon.
- 1243. And we further persuaded her
to phone your office...
- 1244. in an attempt to draw you away
before Jacoby got there...
- 1245. but, unfortunately for us...
- 1246. it had taken us too long
to persuade Miss O'Shaughnessy.
- 1247. And you had the falcon
before we could reach you.
- 1248. Wilmer, I'm sorry indeed to lose you,
but I want you to know...
- 1249. I couldn't be fonder of you
if you were my own son.
- 1250. But, well, if you lose a son,
it's possible to get another.
- 1251. There's only one Maltese Falcon.
- 1252. When you're young,
you simply don't understand these things.
- 1253. How about some coffee?
Put the pot on, will you, angel?
- 1254. I don't like to leave our guests.
- 1255. - Surely.
- Just a moment, my dear.
- 1256. Hadn't you better
leave the envelope in here?
- 1257. Sit on it, if you're afraid of losing it.
- 1258. You misunderstand me.
It's not that at all.
- 1259. But business should be transacted
in a businesslike manner.
- 1260. For instance,
there are only nine bills here now.
- 1261. There were 10 when I handed them to you,
as you very well know.
- 1262. Well? I want to know about this.
- 1263. You palmed it.
- 1264. - I palmed it?
- 1265. Do you want to stand for a frisk?
- 1266. You're going to admit it, or I'm gonna
search you. There's no third way.
- 1267. I believe you would. I do. You are
a character, if you don't mind my saying so.
- 1268. You palmed it.
- 1269. Yes, sir, that I did.
- 1270. I must have my little joke now and then.
- 1271. I was curious to know what
you would do in a situation of this sort.
- 1272. I must say you passed the test
with flying colors.
- 1273. It's the sort of thing I'd expect
from somebody Wilmer's age.
- 1274. This will soon be yours.
You might as well take it.
- 1275. I ought to have more than 10,000.
- 1276. You understand
this is the first payment. Later.
- 1277. Oh, yes. Later you'll give me millions,
but how's about 15,000 now?
- 1278. Frankly and candidly,
upon my word of honor as a gentleman...
- 1279. 10,000 is all the money I can raise.
- 1280. But you didn't say positively.
- 1281. Positively.
- 1282. I'd like to give you a word of advice.
- 1283. - Go ahead.
- I daresay you're going to give her money...
- 1284. but if you don't give her as much
as she thinks she ought to have...
- 1285. my word of advice is be careful.
- 1286. Dangerous?
- 1287. Very.
- 1288. - How's the coffee coming, angel?
- In a few minutes.
- 1289. It's almost daylight, Mr. Spade.
- 1290. Can you start getting it now?
- 1291. I guess so.
- 1292. Hello?
- 1293. Hello, precious.
I'm sorry to get you up so early.
- 1294. Now, listen carefully. Here's the plot.
- 1295. In the holland box at the post office
there's an envelope with my scrawl.
- 1296. In that envelope, there's a parcel-room
check for the bundle we got yesterday.
- 1297. Uh-huh.
- 1298. Now, get that bundle
and bring it here, pdq.
- 1299. That's a good girl. Now hustle. Goodbye.
- 1300. Thanks, lady.
Sorry to spoil your day of rest.
- 1301. Not the first one you've spoiled.
- 1302. - No. No, thanks.
- Bye-bye, then.
- 1303. There you are.
- 1304. Now, after 17 years...
- 1305. It is it.
- 1306. But we'll make sure.
- 1307. Fake.
It's a phony. It's lead.
- 1308. It's lead.
- 1309. It's a fake.
- 1310. You've had your little joke.
Now, tell us about it.
- 1311. No, Sam. No.
- 1312. That's the one I got from Kemidov.
I swear it.
- 1313. You.
- 1314. It's you who bungled it.
- 1315. You and your stupid attempt to buy it.
- 1316. Kemidov found out how valuable it was.
- 1317. No wonder we had
such an easy time stealing it. You imbecile.
- 1318. You bloated idiot.
You stupid fathead, you.
- 1319. Yes, it's the Russian's hand.
There's no doubt about it.
- 1320. Well, sir, what do you suggest?
- 1321. We shed tears
and call each other names...
- 1322. or shall we go to Istanbul?
- 1323. Are you going?
- 1324. Seventeen years I've wanted that little
item and have been trying to get it.
- 1325. If we must spend another year
on the quest...
- 1326. well, sir, it will be an additional
expenditure in time...
- 1327. of only five
and fifteen-seventeenths percent.
- 1328. I'm going with you.
- 1329. Wilmer.
- 1330. A swell lot of thieves.
- 1331. We've little to boast about,
but the world hasn't come to an end...
- 1332. just because we've run into a setback.
- 1333. - I must ask you for that envelope.
- I held up my end. You got your dingus.
- 1334. It's your hard luck
it wasn't what you wanted.
- 1335. Now, come, sir, we've all failed...
- 1336. and there's no reason for expecting
any of us to bear the whole brunt.
- 1337. In short, sir,
I must ask you for my 10,000.
- 1338. This'll take care
of my time and expenses.
- 1339. Now, sir, we'll say goodbye to you...
- 1340. unless you care to undertake
the Istanbul expedition with us.
- 1341. You don't?
- 1342. Well, frankly, sir,
I'd like to have you along.
- 1343. You're a man of nice judgment
and many resources.
- 1344. Now that there's no alternative...
- 1345. I daresay you'll manage
without a fall guy.
- 1346. - I'll make out all right.
- Well, sir, the shortest farewells are best.
- 1347. Adieu.
- 1348. And to you, Miss O'Shaughnessy,
I leave the rara avis on the table there...
- 1349. as a little memento.
- 1350. Hello. Is Sergeant Polhaus there?
- 1351. Yeah. Put him on. This is Sam Spade.
- 1352. Hello. Tom? Now, listen.
I've got something for you. Here it is.
- 1353. Jacoby and Thursby were killed
by a kid named Wilmer Cook.
- 1354. Yeah. He's about 20 years old, 5'6",
wearing a gray overcoat.
- 1355. He's working for a man
named Kasper Gutman.
- 1356. Now, you can't miss Gutman.
He must weigh 300 pounds.
- 1357. That fellow Cairo's in with him too.
- 1358. They just left
for the Alexandria Hotel.
- 1359. You'll have to move fast.
They're blowing town.
- 1360. Watch yourself when you go up
against the kid.
- 1361. Yes, that's right. Very.
- 1362. Now, good luck, Tom.
- 1363. They'll talk, when they're nailed.
We're sitting on dynamite.
- 1364. We've only got minutes to get set.
Give me all of it.
- 1365. When you came to my office,
why did you want Thursby shadowed?
- 1366. I told you, Sam. I thought he was
- 1367. You had Thursby hooked. You wanted
to get rid of him before Jacoby came...
- 1368. with the loot so you wouldn't have to
split it with him. Isn't that so?
- 1369. I thought if he knew someone was following
him he'd be frightened into going away.
- 1370. Miles wasn't clumsy enough
to be spotted the first night.
- 1371. You told Thursby he was being followed.
- 1372. I told him.
- 1373. I told him.
Yes, but please believe me, Sam.
- 1374. I wouldn't have
if I thought Floyd would kill him.
- 1375. If you thought he wouldn't kill Miles,
you were right.
- 1376. Miles hadn't many brains, but he'd had
too many years as a detective...
- 1377. to be caught by a man he was shadowing
up a blind alley with his gun on his hip.
- 1378. But he'd have gone up there
with you, angel.
- 1379. He was just dumb enough for that.
- 1380. He'd have looked you up and down, licked
his lips and gone grinning from ear to ear.
- 1381. You could have stood
as close to him as you liked...
- 1382. and put a hole through him with a gun
you got from Thursby.
- 1383. - Don't, Sam.
- The police'll be here any minute, now talk.
- 1384. - Why do you accuse me?
- This isn't the time for that act.
- 1385. We're both of us sitting under
the gallows. Now, why did you shoot Miles?
- 1386. I didn't mean to at first, really, I didn't.
- 1387. But when I found out
that Floyd couldn't be frightened...
- 1388. I can't look at you and tell you this, Sam.
- 1389. You thought Thursby would tackle
Miles and one would go down.
- 1390. If Thursby was killed,
you were rid of him.
- 1391. If it was Miles,
you'd see Thursby set up for it.
- 1392. - Something like that.
- When Thursby wasn't going to...
- 1393. you borrowed his gun
and did it yourself.
- 1394. When you heard Thursby was shot,
you knew Gutman was in town.
- 1395. You needed somebody to fill
Thursby's boots, so you came back to me.
- 1396. Yes. Oh, sweetheart, it wasn't only that.
- 1397. I'd have come back to you,
sooner or later.
- 1398. From the very first instant I saw you,
- 1399. Well, if you get a good break,
you'll be out of Tehachapi in 20 years...
- 1400. and you can come back to me then.
- 1401. I hope they don't hang you, precious,
by that sweet neck.
- 1402. - You're not...
- Yes, angel, I'm gonna send you over.
- 1403. The chances are you'll get off with life.
- 1404. That means, if you're a good girl, you'll
be out in 20 years. I'll be waiting for you.
- 1405. If they hang you,
I'll always remember you.
- 1406. Don't, Sam.
- 1407. Don't say that, even in fun.
- 1408. I was frightened for a minute.
I really thought...
- 1409. You do such wild
and unpredictable things.
- 1410. Now, don't be silly.
- 1411. You're taking the fall.
- 1412. You've been playing with me.
- 1413. Just pretending you cared
to trap me like this.
- 1414. You didn't care at all.
- 1415. You don't love me.
- 1416. I won't play the sap for you.
- 1417. It's not like that. You can't say that.
- 1418. You never played square with me
since I've known you.
- 1419. You know deep in your heart that
in spite of anything I've done, I love you.
- 1420. I don't care who loves who.
I won't play the sap.
- 1421. I won't walk in Thursby's and I don't know
how many others' footsteps.
- 1422. You killed Miles,
and you're going over for it.
- 1423. How can you do this to me, Sam?
- 1424. Surely Mr. Archer wasn't
as much to you as...
- 1425. Listen.
- 1426. This won't do any good.
- 1427. You'll never understand me,
but I'll try once and then give it up.
- 1428. When a man's partner is killed,
he's supposed to do something.
- 1429. Doesn't make any difference
what you thought of him.
- 1430. He was your partner, and you're supposed
to do something about it.
- 1431. And it happens
we're in the detective business.
- 1432. Well, when one of your organization
gets killed, it's...
- 1433. It's bad business
to let the killer get away with it.
- 1434. Bad all around,
bad for every detective everywhere.
- 1435. You don't expect me to think
- 1436. - ... are sufficient reason for sending me—
- Wait till I'm through. Then you can talk.
- 1437. I've no earthly reason to think
I can trust you.
- 1438. If I do this and get away with it,
you'll have something on me...
- 1439. that you can use
whenever you want to.
- 1440. Since I've got something on you...
- 1441. I couldn't be sure that you wouldn't
put a hole in me someday.
- 1442. All those are on one side.
- 1443. Maybe some of them are unimportant.
I won't argue about that.
- 1444. But look at the number of them.
- 1445. And what have we got on the other side?
- 1446. All we've got is that maybe you love me
and maybe I love you.
- 1447. You know whether you love me or not.
- 1448. Maybe I do. I'll have some rotten nights
after I've sent you over, but that'll pass.
- 1449. If all I've said doesn't mean anything to you
then forget it and we'll make it just this.
- 1450. I won't because all of me wants to
regardless of consequences.
- 1451. You counted on that with me the same
as you counted on that with all the others.
- 1452. Would you have done this if the falcon
had been real and you'd got your money?
- 1453. Don't be too sure I'm as crooked
as I'm supposed to be.
- 1454. That sort of reputation
might be good business...
- 1455. bringing high-priced jobs and making it
easier to deal with the enemy...
- 1456. but a lot more money would have been
one more item on your side of the scales.
- 1457. If you'd loved me, you wouldn't have
needed any more on that side.
- 1458. Come in.
- 1459. Hello, Tom. Got them?
- 1460. - Got them.
- 1461. Here's another one for you.
She killed Miles.
- 1462. Oh, and I've got some exhibits.
The boys' guns, one of Cairo's...
- 1463. and a $1,000 bill I was supposed
to be bribed with.
- 1464. And this black statuette here
that all the fuss was about.
- 1465. What's the matter with your playmate?
He looks brokenhearted.
- 1466. I bet when he heard Gutman's story,
he thought he had me.
- 1467. Cut it out, Sam.
- 1468. Well, shall we be getting down
to the hall?
- 1469. It's heavy.
- 1470. What is it?
- 1471. The stuff that dreams are made of.
- 1472. Huh?