- 1. This happened last year,
about a week before Christmas.
- 2. The Harper family lived in a
charming community called Balboa,
- 3. about fifty miles from Los Angeles.
- 4. Early one morning,
- 5. Mrs Harper took her car, and
- 6. drove to Los Angeles, and...
- 7. Mother? Mother?
Where are you going?
- 8. Is Mr Darby in?
Mr Ted Darby.
- 9. - What's the name?
- Mrs Harper. I'd like to see him.
- 10. Just a second.
- 11. If there's any calls, you know...
Oh, excuse me, honey.
- 12. - You know where you can reach me.
- Okay, I'll tell her.
- 13. Mr Darby wants you to
wait for him in the bar.
- 14. The bar?
- 15. Every time we
get a new singer, Joe...
- 16. This television is a big thing.
- 17. He took me for a fifty last night.
- 18. I don't think the game
was on the level.
- 19. Too early to serve anything yet, Miss.
- 20. That's all right.
- 21. It won't be long. Ten minutes.
- 22. Morning.
- 23. - Morning. Bar?
- In the bar.
- 24. Mrs Harper?
- 25. - Yes.
- Ted Darby.
- 26. - Pete.
- Ten minutes.
- 27. - So you're Bee's mother.
- Yes I am, Mr Darby, and I...
- 28. I never realised she had
such a young mother.
- 29. There's quite a resemblance.
- 30. I'm sorry I can't offer you a drink.
- 31. I didn't come to make
a social call, Mr Darby.
- 32. What I have to say
won't take a minute.
- 33. As you please.
- 34. I don't want you
to see my daughter again.
- 35. Isn't that something
for Bee to decide?
- 36. I don't think so. She's only
a child. Only seventeen.
- 37. Eighteen next month.
- 38. Only seventeen, Mr Darby.
- 39. And it's plain to see she's not old
enough to know what's good for her.
- 40. Mrs Harper, there's no harm.
- 41. Bee likes to get around,
meet interesting people.
- 42. I can do that for her.
- 43. She can get along very
nicely without you.
- 44. You're not the kind of
person I want Bee to see.
- 45. I hope you're not judging by my
temporary surroundings, Mrs Harper.
- 46. My apartment...
- 47. I know the kind of man
you are, Mr Darby.
- 48. I've gone to the trouble to find out.
- 49. How does Bee feel about all this?
- 50. I haven't discussed it with her,
and I don't intend to,
- 51. because you're going to
stop seeing her.
- 52. I am?
- 53. Yes, and there's nothing
I won't do to stop it.
- 54. - Maybe we should talk this over.
- There's nothing to talk over.
- 55. Yes, there is. You've been pretty
frank and I'm going to be the same.
- 56. I didn't know how strongly
you felt about my seeing Bee,
- 57. and now that I do, I want to
co-operate. I want to help you.
- 58. I think with a little common sense
we can get this all straightened out.
- 59. Straightened out?
- 60. Just how important is it to you
that I don't see her anymore?
- 61. It's very important.
- 62. I mean, as far as money is concerned.
- 63. Otherwise I couldn't possibly promise
not to see her again, Mrs Harper.
- 64. You won't have to, Mr Darby.
You've made it very simple for me.
- 65. I can discuss it with her now,
and I'll have nothing to worry about,
- 66. when she hears how deeply
you feel about her.
- 67. Goodbye, Mr Darby.
- 68. Operator.
- 69. Get me Balboa.
- 70. Harbour 2626.
Miss Beatrice Harper.
- 71. Hey, Mother.
- 72. How come you went up to Los Angeles
this morning and didn't tell any of us?
- 73. I had some things to attend to.
- 74. I'm going to put on
a new bumper, Mother.
- 75. I think you're too late.
And put on your shirt, David.
- 76. Okay.
- 77. Hello, Father.
- 78. How's everything?
- 79. Why didn't you tell us you
were going to LA this morning?
- 80. I, er...
- 81. I wanted to get to the
store before the crowds.
- 82. Sybil, will you turn
that vacuum cleaner off?
- 83. I can't hear the race results.
- 84. I don't know why you want
to hear them, Mr Harper.
- 85. - Hello, Mrs Harper.
- Hello, Sybil.
- 86. You never win, anyhow.
- 87. Sybil, where is Bee?
- 88. She hasn't
talked to anyone all afternoon.
- 89. She's in your room,
Mrs Harper, using your shower again.
- 90. - Is that you, Mother?
- Yes, Bee.
- 91. When you're through with your
shower, I'd like to talk to you.
- 92. I know.
- 93. What do you mean, you know?
- 94. Mother, how could you humiliate
me so terribly by going to see Ted?
- 95. It was a little humiliating
for me, too.
- 96. I'm not used to dealing
with people of his kind.
- 97. Do you know
what kind of a man he is?
- 98. Yes, I know.
- 99. But you're going to tell me
he's a low, vile character.
- 100. He is.
- 101. That he lives in a
horrible, dirty hotel.
- 102. When Ted called, he told me
that's about what you'd say.
- 103. Now wait a minute.
I said wait, Bee.
- 104. Did your friend Mr Darby
also tell you
- 105. he was perfectly willing
not to see you again,
- 106. providing I made it worth
his while financially?
- 107. I don't believe it.
- 108. You don't think I'd make
up a thing like that, do you?
- 109. Ted said you made such a scene.
- 110. He said you got all
upset and excited.
- 111. You might have misunderstood.
- 112. I didn't misunderstand anything.
- 113. He made his intentions
- 114. Mother, you think
you understand people,
- 115. but you really are
- 116. You couldn't possibly
understand a man like Ted.
- 117. I wouldn't want to.
- 118. Sybil! Did you do my flowers yet?
- 119. I haven't been
able to get to it yet, Bee.
- 120. Well, I asked you a whole hour ago.
- 121. Bee, you'll not
talk like that to Sybil.
- 122. Sybil, you don't have to
do the downstairs today.
- 123. Let's not lose our tempers,
let's be reasonable. That man...
- 124. Mother, I don't care to
discuss it anymore.
- 125. It's not a question of whether
you care to discuss it.
- 126. You are not to see that man again.
- 127. You must give me your promise
you won't see him again.
- 128. I can't promise that, Mother.
- 129. No?
- 130. Then you're not going
back to Los Angeles.
- 131. I'll take you out of art school.
- 132. - You wouldn't do such a thing.
- I just did.
- 133. That won't keep us apart.
- 134. We'll see each other somehow.
- 135. Oh, Bee, stop acting.
- 136. You're not to see him again.
- 137. Now, get dressed
and pick up your clothes.
- 138. Mother, can't you trust me?
- 139. I'm not having a nasty love affair
with him, if that's what you think.
- 140. Bee, I've been stupid and indulgent.
- 141. Your father wanted you
to go to college and
- 142. I took your side and persuaded him
to let you go to art school,
- 143. which he felt was wrong,
- 144. because of the freedom
and the people you'd be exposed to.
- 145. I mistakenly thought
you were right-thinking enough
- 146. to be discriminating
about the friends you chose.
- 147. Well, he was right,
and I was wrong.
- 148. You never would have met
Darby if we'd listened to him.
- 149. I know it's difficult for you to
- 150. because you're still a child.
- 151. I probably would have felt
the same way at your age.
- 152. The difference is that when
you're seventeen today,
- 153. you know what the score is.
- 154. You're not a child anymore.
- 155. Bee, I'm not going to sit here all day
- 156. and go over the same thing
again and again.
- 157. - You're not going to do... to see that...
- Mrs Harper, phone!
- 158. Philadelphia calling.
- 159. That's your father.
- 160. How's it going with you, son?
- 161. What?
- 162. You are, Tom? Wonderful.
- 163. - Can I talk to him, Grandpa?
- Wait a minute, Tom. Here's David.
- 164. Hi, Dad.
- 165. Swell.
- 166. Huh?
- 167. - You oughtta see it. It's almost a car now.
- Let me talk to him, David.
- 168. Hold it.
- 169. He's in Philadelphia.
He was telling me all about his car.
- 170. Tom?
How are you, dear?
- 171. I'm fine.
- 172. - We're all fine.
- 173. There's just one little problem.
- 174. Bee wants a blue Christmas tree
- 175. and the rest of us are
holding out for a green one.
- 176. How do you vote?
- 177. What, you won't be here? Berlin?
- 178. Oh, Tom, you can't be
away for Christmas!
- 179. I don't care, Tom.
- 180. They've done without that
bridge over there for four years.
- 181. I should think they could do
without it for another two weeks.
- 182. I'm sorry. I know it's
what we've wanted.
- 183. - It's wonderful, Tom. Wonderful.
- Dad's been ordered to Berlin, Bee.
- 184. Yes, she's here. Wait a minute.
- 185. Here, dear.
- 186. David just told me.
- 187. Oh, we're going to miss you.
- 188. Yes, I'm fine.
- 189. Art school?
- 190. Ah, well... well, I'm
getting along beautifully.
- 191. Owen?
- 192. Oh, I haven't seen him. I haven't seen
anyone lately. I've been too busy.
- 193. Mother wants to talk to you.
- 194. Hurry home.
- 195. Tom?
- 196. What?
- 197. I think she's taking art
school a little too seriously.
- 198. I'll tell her, dear.
- 199. And don't worry about anything,
darling. We'll all be fine.
- 200. Goodness, Tom, this isn't anything.
- 201. You were away three years
during the war.
- 202. Oh, you know I do, Tom.
- 203. Bye, darling. I'll write tonight.
- 204. Yes?
- 205. It's me, Mother.
- 206. Just a second.
- 207. Now you can come in.
- 208. I wanted to say good night.
- 209. Why aren't you
wearing your slippers?
- 210. I'm hardening my feet for track.
- 211. - Good night, dear.
- 212. I'd like to see you once
- 213. Writing to Dad so soon?
- 214. Boy, grown-ups sure can be gooney.
- 215. You talked to him just this afternoon.
- 216. - I don't get it.
- Because we're gooney.
- 217. - Night, dear.
- 218. David, you smell like a garage.
- 219. I take a shower every morning.
- 220. Yes, but I have to sleep
with you every night.
- 221. Ted.
- 222. Ted, where are you?
- 223. Here, in the boathouse.
- 224. - Where are you?
- In here, Bee.
- 225. Where?
- 226. - Over here.
- I can't see you.
- 227. Here.
- 228. Bee?
- 229. When I got home,
she made such a scene.
- 230. She said I... I had to promise
never to see you again.
- 231. That... That you weren't
interested in me at all.
- 232. All you wanted was money.
- 233. And if she paid you,
you'd never see me again.
- 234. That's not true, is it?
- 235. As a matter of fact, Bee,
- 236. I am desperate for money.
- 237. No.
- 238. What a horrible thing to say.
- 239. Now look, if your mother
does give me the money,
- 240. that doesn't mean that
I won't see you again.
- 241. Let go! Let go!
- 242. But, Bee, it doesn't mean...
- 243. Bee.
- 244. You don't understand.
- 245. Bee?
- 246. Bee!
- 247. Bee, where were you?
What's the matter? What happened?
- 248. I hit him.
- 249. Baby, calm down, calm down.
Who was it?
- 250. It was Ted. I just...
- 251. Mother, you were right, I know.
- 252. - I never should have gone to see him.
- All right, all right.
- 253. Just try to tell me what happened.
- 254. I was at the boat house, and I...
- 255. All he did want was the money.
- 256. - I hit him.
- All right, dear.
- 257. - Where is he now?
- I don't know.
- 258. I left him there.
- 259. You go on upstairs.
I'll be up in a minute.
- 260. Can I help you, Mrs Harper?
- 261. No. No thanks, Sybil.
- 262. Was he out there?
- 263. No. He's gone.
- 264. Oh, Mother, I wish
I'd never gone. I wish...
- 265. Don't talk about it anymore,
dear. It's over. Come on to bed.
- 266. Come on, Bee.
- 267. It was so awful.
- 268. I just could never go through
a thing like that again.
- 269. You won't have to, dear.
- 270. I promise you.
- 271. I'll get you a hot water bottle.
It will help you to sleep.
- 272. What's all the running
up and downstairs, Lucia?
- 273. Nothing, Father.
Bee isn't feeling well.
- 274. - I'm a growing boy. I need my rest.
- Go back to bed, David.
- 275. I said go back to bed.
- 276. Mother, can I have
a piece of chocolate cake?
- 277. Good night, David.
- 278. Good morning, Mrs Harper.
- 279. Good morning, Sybil.
- 280. You're up awful early this morning.
- 281. I couldn't sleep.
- 282. Can I fix you some breakfast?
- 283. No thanks, Sybil. You go back
to bed. I'm going for a walk.
- 284. Yes'm.
- 285. Mother! Mother! You shouldn't
have gone out on the boat!
- 286. Why not?
- 287. I haven't put in
the new spark plugs yet.
- 288. Which, incidentally,
I bought with my own money,
- 289. and you owe me fifty cents for.
- 290. I'll pay you back.
- 291. Roll down your pants and
button your jacket, David.
- 292. You might have got stuck out there.
- 293. Well, I didn't.
So don't worry about it.
- 294. I think I'll put those
plugs in right now.
- 295. What were you doing out
at the crack of dawn?
- 296. - Father, I...
- More coffee, Mr Harper?
- 297. Sybil, you know I drink tea.
- 298. Really Lucia, you were taking
an awful chance on that boat.
- 299. I think David has been fooling
around with that outboard motor.
- 300. Probably got most of it in his car.
- 301. What anyone wants
to get up at dawn for!
- 302. - Mrs Harper?
- 303. I want to add something to that
shopping list we made last night.
- 304. Oh, I have it right here.
- 305. Well, I had it.
- 306. I know you put it in your pocket
- 307. so you wouldn't forget it
like the last time.
- 308. - I know.
- 309. Was the anchor
in the boat this morning?
- 310. - I don't know.
- Somebody swiped it.
- 311. Who'd steal an anchor?
- 312. I don't know, but it was
in the boat yesterday.
- 313. - If Mother didn't see it...
- Never mind, David. We'll get a new one.
- 314. Bee?
- 315. Yes, mother?
- 316. Bee, I want to talk to you a minute.
- 317. - David and Grandfather didn't...?
- No, dear. That's I want to talk about.
- 318. Bee, did you ever tell anyone
you were going with Ted Darby?
- 319. - No.
- 320. How I ever could have been
fooled by that low, vile...
- 321. Stop it, Bee. I know how you feel.
- 322. but you mustn't talk against
him or about him to anyone.
- 323. You mustn't even mention his name.
Do you understand?
- 324. I'd rather die than have
anyone know I ever knew him.
- 325. Bee...
- 326. is there anything about last
night that you haven't told me?
- 327. No. No, there's nothing.
- 328. You're sure?
- 329. Yes.
- 330. Go down to breakfast, dear.
- 331. - Aren't you coming?
- I'll be right down.
- 332. Lucia, you know,
we must make a point
- 333. of seeing a lot of each other
during the holidays.
- 334. - Mrs Feller.
- We'll try.
- 335. Owen will be
home from school tomorrow,
- 336. and I know he'll be
dying to see Beatrice.
- 337. - We'll do that. Cathy.
- We can't ship it like this.
- 338. - Beatrice has always liked Owen.
- Well, Owen has always liked...
- 339. What's the matter with it?
I did the best I could.
- 340. You might have done
the best you could, Mrs Feller,
- 341. but the best is none too good.
- 342. All I want from this Post Office
is delivery, not philosophy.
- 343. Take a look, a little excitement.
- 344. - Lucia, doesn't it look all right to you?
- I think he'd know, Catherine.
- 345. You'll find some cord on that table
by the window. What happened?
- 346. Ex art-dealer murdered in Balboa.
- 347. Well, what do you know?
- 348. - Three-cent stamp, please.
- Sure. There you are.
- 349. A murder, eh? Where?
- 350. Right over on the other
side of the highway.
- 351. A murder right here in Balboa.
- 352. - Next.
- Who was the guy anyway?
- 353. Some character by the name of Darby.
What do you want with this letter?
- 354. What? Oh, it's going to Berlin.
- 355. - How much will it be?
- I'll have to weigh it.
- 356. Does this
Post Office furnish Scotch tape?
- 357. Do they...
do they say who did it?
- 358. No, but they've got some ideas.
They know all about that Darby.
- 359. Hey, here's your change.
- 360. - Give me one please, Bob.
- Here you are, Mrs Harper.
- 361. Sure is a nice tree you got there.
Guess you're all set for Christmas now.
- 362. - What did you say?
- I guess you're all set for Christmas.
- 363. Yes.
- 364. Sybil, the, er...
the tree is on the car.
- 365. Would you ask David or
Mr Harper to bring it in, please?
- 366. Yes'm. There's a
gentleman been waiting.
- 367. Who?
- 368. Er... a Mr Donnelly.
- 369. Donnelly?
- 370. Yes?
- 371. - I'm waiting for Mrs Harper.
- I'm Mrs Harper.
- 372. My name is Donnelly. Martin Donnelly.
I'd like a few words with you.
- 373. Yes, what about?
- 374. Do you mind?
- 375. You'll be wanting these,
- 376. What are they?
- 377. Writings.
- 378. I don't know
what you're talking about.
- 379. These are letters which your daughter
wrote to the late Ted Darby.
- 380. The price is five
thousand dollars. Cash.
- 381. "Ted, darling.
- 382. "I just wasn't alive until I met you.
- 383. "But you came like a fresh wind
blowing through my stuffy room.
- 384. "I don't know, Ted,
if I can make up my mind
- 385. "to do what you asked yesterday."
- 386. I'm afraid I'll have to ask
you to leave, Mr Donnelly.
- 387. Would you like me to call the police?
- 388. I wouldn't do that if I
were you, Mrs Harper.
- 389. "But just the fact that you did ask,
- 390. "and you thought I had
the courage to take such a chance
- 391. "makes me feel proud.
- 392. "Ted, I'm thinking about it.
- 393. "I'm not sentimental, you know that,
- 394. "but, just the same, it is hard
to break entirely with the past."
- 395. - Hi, Mother.
- 396. I got trunks on.
- 397. Hi.
- 398. - This is my son David, Mr Donnelly.
- 399. Hi. I learned a new song today.
Want me to play it?
- 400. Some other time, David. I'm busy.
- 401. All right.
- 402. Mother has no appreciation for music.
- 403. Hey, Mother,
you read about the murder?
- 404. Yes, David.
- 405. Oh, glamour girl.
- 406. At last there's
some excitement for you.
- 407. A guy got bumped off right near here.
- 408. Excuse me a minute.
- 409. Who? Who was it?
- 410. - Ex-art dealer. Ted Darby.
- Give me that.
- 411. - What are you doing? Cut it out!
- Give it to me!
- 412. Bee, no! Bee, stop it!
- 413. Now she'll call
all her arty friends in LA
- 414. and tell 'em it happened
in her own back yard.
- 415. If we're not to be
interrupted again, I'll continue.
- 416. You don't have to continue,
- 417. because those letters
don't mean a thing.
- 418. She's only a child.
They don't mean anything.
- 419. Mrs Harper, you don't
seem to understand.
- 420. The man these letters were
written to has been murdered.
- 421. The police will be greatly interested.
- 422. "Ted, dearest, I am frantic.
- 423. "The other day I started to
talk to Mother about you.
- 424. "And it was just awful.
She wouldn't understand."
- 425. How did you get these?
- 426. Darby wanted to borrow
some money from us.
- 427. I didn't think the letters
were worth anything.
- 428. But there was not much
else the man had to offer,
- 429. so we took them off him until
he was ready to pay us back.
- 430. Sort of collateral, you know.
- 431. Well, you might say it was a bit of luck
for us his getting murdered like that,
- 432. because now the letters will realise
much more than we lent him.
- 433. As Mr Nagel would say,
- 434. we want to liquidate our stock
while the market is high.
- 435. Mr Nagel's my partner.
He's a good businessman.
- 436. Lucia!
- 437. Where do you want me to put it?
- 438. Oh.
- 439. This is Mr Donnelly.
- 440. - He's from Tom's office.
- Ah, you know my son?
- 441. Isn't it great
about his going to Berlin?
- 442. How do you do?
- 443. I'm terribly sorry you
can't stay for dinner.
- 444. - Oh, you're not staying for dinner?
- 445. Oh, that's a big mistake.
- 446. - Sybil is making beef and kidney pie.
- But, Father...
- 447. You're very kind,
but I have someone waiting.
- 448. - Are you from Ireland, Mr Donnelly?
- I was born there.
- 449. Then we have something in
common. I'm from Boston.
- 450. Is that right?
- 451. As long as you can't stay for dinner,
the least we can do is give you a drink.
- 452. Thank you.
- 453. Mother?
- 454. May I talk to you for a minute?
- 455. Go ahead. I can wait.
- 456. - Mother, it's all about him.
- Shush. Not here, Bee.
- 457. Mother, it says such terrible things...
- 458. It's nothing to do with you.
- 459. He was a jailbird,
and he was arrested.
- 460. - I know.
- And that ugly art...
- 461. It was nothing to do with you.
Please listen to me.
- 462. - Whatever happened to that man...
- I'm glad he's dead!
- 463. Don't say that.
Don't ever say that.
- 464. Mother, I...
- 465. There's something I didn't tell you.
- 466. Bee, whatever happened to that
man has nothing to do with you.
- 467. Nobody knows, just you and I.
So please put it out of your mind.
- 468. Mother, wait a minute.
- 469. I wrote to him.
- 470. I wrote a lot.
- 471. They'll find the letters.
- 472. No.
- 473. No, they won't.
- 474. No-one will find anything.
I promise you.
- 475. It's been rotten, it's awful.
- 476. - Get ready for dinner, Bee.
- I can't go to dinner.
- 477. All right, I'll bring you
- 478. Is that gentleman staying for dinner?
- 479. No, and I hope Father
doesn't ask him again.
- 480. David, stop it.
And get dressed for dinner.
- 481. Sybil's almost ready to serve.
- 482. In summertime the kids
have a marvellous time in the boats.
- 483. I can believe that.
- 484. I really must be going.
- 485. - Oh, but I haven't had a chance to hear...
- Father, I'll tell you all about it later.
- 486. I'll be seeing you again
Mr Harper, very likely.
- 487. Mrs Harper's going to help
me look for a house out here.
- 488. - Good.
- 489. Lucia, did anyone get the paper?
- 490. I want to get the results of the
fourth race at Tropical Park.
- 491. Gold Admiral. Paid 6.60.
- 492. And Mr Harper, at Caliente, Sunday.
Rolling Hills in the fifth race. To win.
- 493. - Are you sure?
- I'm sure.
- 494. - Good night, Mr Harper.
- Good night.
- 495. I can't...
- 496. I can't see you tomorrow.
- 497. Where shall we meet?
- 498. You can't come here.
I won't have you in my house.
- 499. I don't have to come back if
you give me the money now.
- 500. I have to have time to think.
- 501. Could you get in touch
with your husband?
- 502. No.
- 503. The father-in-law?
- 504. We haven't got five thousand dollars.
- 505. You'll think of a way to
lay your hands on it.
- 506. I'll...
- 507. I'll meet you
at the real estate agency.
- 508. Tomorrow.
- 509. It's the one next to the drugstore.
- 510. Nine o'clock.
- 511. Nine thirty.
- 512. All right, Mrs Harper.
- 513. Good night.
- 514. Bee has gone up to her room,
Mother, and won't come down.
- 515. I know.
- 516. What's been bothering Bee
the last few days, Lucia?
- 517. The artist is starving
in her garret tonight.
- 518. Er... nice fellow.
- 519. Was his name O'Donnelly
or just plain Donnelly?
- 520. Donnelly.
- 521. David, don't take so much butter.
- 522. Where did Tom meet him?
- 523. I don't remember, Father.
Tom meets so many people.
- 524. Is he from Tom's office?
- 525. I'm not sure. He didn't...
- 526. What's the matter?
- 527. I have a headache.
- 528. David, I told you not to
take so much butter.
- 529. Don't you think
you should get up, Bee?
- 530. Everyone's at breakfast. It's late.
- 531. I don't want to
be there at breakfast.
- 532. They'll all sit and ask questions.
- 533. Please, I don't want to go down.
- 534. Oh, come on, now.
- 535. Fix your face,
and take a shower,
- 536. and have breakfast downstairs
like everybody else.
- 537. I can't.
- 538. Can I... maybe go away
somewhere for a while?
- 539. I don't know, Bee.
- 540. Where could you go?
- 541. And how would it look, your being
away during the holidays?
- 542. What would David and
your grandfather think?
- 543. If I could go to...
- 544. To Aunt Edna's.
- 545. That would be perfectly all right,
and they wouldn't think anything.
- 546. Oh, please.
- 547. Talk to her,
and see if it's all right.
- 548. Well, maybe.
- 549. Operator?
- 550. I want to call Lake Tahoe.
- 551. Person-to-person call.
- 552. My number?
- 553. Coffee's getting cold, Lucia.
- 554. Never mind, operator.
- 555. I'll get it.
- 556. I thought we were supposed to
meet at the real estate office.
- 557. - It's past nine thirty.
- I'll be right with you.
- 558. You've got to eat something
before you go out.
- 559. I can fix that.
- 560. I didn't even know it had a horn.
- 561. This will do it.
- 562. You've been around cars,
haven't you, Mr Donnelly?
- 563. I used to handle quite a lot of them.
- 564. When they were hard to get.
- 565. David, go in
and finish your breakfast.
- 566. Thank you, Mr Donnelly.
- 567. Sybil, the next time the gardener comes,
ask him to roll up the hose, please.
- 568. - Yes'm.
- All right. Go back in the house.
- 569. Why did you come here? We were
supposed to meet in the village.
- 570. I'd like to get this
over as fast as I can.
- 571. - Yes.
- We'll have to move faster.
- 572. Oh, here they are.
I'll back my car out.
- 573. - We'll use mine.
- 574. We'll use mine.
- 575. Did you find a way
to get the money yet?
- 576. Please, just drive me
to the drugstore.
- 577. I have a call to make.
- 578. It's a call I can't make at the house.
- 579. I understand.
- 580. - That's bad for your health.
- 581. You smoke too much.
- 582. It's going to be hard for me to go to
Los Angeles and get the money. I...
- 583. I promised Father and
David the car tomorrow.
- 584. If I want it, there will be questions.
- 585. I've been to Los Angeles once this
week. That means more questions.
- 586. You don't know how a family
can surround you at times.
- 587. No, I don't.
- 588. I have to have time to think. I can't
just get the money like... like that.
- 589. Hi, Mrs Harper.
- 590. Hello, Mike.
- 591. I thought I was gonna
hear from you, Mrs Harper?
- 592. What about?
- 593. I want to get busy on that roof
of yours before we get busy.
- 594. Oh, well, er...
- 595. We'll talk about it when
Mr Harper gets home.
- 596. Okay.
- 597. We should have taken my car.
- 598. Turn left here.
There's less traffic.
- 599. This ought to be deserted enough.
- 600. My son worked here last summer.
Worked very hard.
- 601. You wouldn't know about that,
- 602. Sold hamburgers.
Saved forty dollars.
- 603. At least he earned it.
- 604. Do you never get away
from your family?
- 605. No.
- 606. But Edna, Bee wouldn't care where she
slept, just as long as she was up there.
- 607. She isn't hard to manage.
Bee isn't like that.
- 608. Edna, I'm the first to appreciate
that you're filled up at Christmas,
- 609. but Bee hasn't been feeling well.
- 610. No, she isn't sick, but I want
to get her away from here.
- 611. February?
- 612. No Edna, you...
- 613. What?
Operator, my three...?
- 614. Hold on, Edna, I have to get
some more change. Hold on.
- 615. I need some change. I'm in the
middle of a phone conversation.
- 616. I've got some dimes, I think.
- 617. - I think I'll need another quarter.
- Here you are.
- 618. "Less nicotine. Less tobacco stain."
- 619. Nice.
- 620. - Do you sell many of these?
- Filter holders? Tons of them.
- 621. Wouldn't it be simpler if you
didn't sell the cigarettes?
- 622. - Are you with Mrs Harper?
- 623. - These are hers.
- Oh, thank you.
- 624. One thing I can't make out.
- 625. If it's two or three
cans of tooth powder.
- 626. I don't know.
- 627. - I'll make it three. All right?
- All right.
- 628. And, er... I'll take one of these.
- 629. Charged?
- 630. These are charged.
I'll pay for that.
- 631. Hello, Mrs Harper.
- 632. Hello. Did you remember to put
my father-in-law's razor blades...?
- 633. Did we?
- 634. Yes, and here's your change.
- 635. And three makes a dollar.
- 636. - You ready?
- 637. Goodbye, Mrs Harper. Goodbye, Mr...
- 638. Watch your wheels. That's it.
- 639. Was your telephone call successful?
- 640. Did you arrange anything?
- 641. I wasn't calling about the money.
I have an aunt in Tahoe.
- 642. I want her to look
after Bee for a while.
- 643. I thought you might have
changed your mind
- 644. about getting in touch
with your husband.
- 645. Will you be doing that?
- 646. No.
- 647. I told you. I can't do that.
- 648. Why?
- 649. It may be weeks
before I can reach him.
- 650. I wouldn't think there was
any place that remote.
- 651. He's travelling.
- 652. You can cable him on a boat.
Or a train.
- 653. What do you expect me to do?
- 654. "Send money,
I'm being blackmailed"?
- 655. My husband will get in touch
with me as soon as he can.
- 656. - I'm afraid we can't wait that long.
- Well, I'm afraid you'll have to.
- 657. I wouldn't even consider trying to
raise the money if Bee weren't so...
- 658. Well... if she wouldn't...
- 659. Well, you... one has to be careful.
Children dramatise things so much.
- 660. - In this case, she's justified.
- That's ridiculous.
- 661. Her letters mean nothing.
You and I, we both know that.
- 662. Nevertheless, you're anxious
that the police shan't see them.
- 663. Only because it would make her feel...
- 664. There's the police.
- 665. They'll be looking for the
one who killed Darby.
- 666. Now, if they should
see those letters...
- 667. Wednesday, Mr Donnelly, please.
The banks are closed over the weekend.
- 668. - There's nothing I can do.
- It's too far off.
- 669. And the car.
I've already told you
- 670. I can't take the car
to Los Angeles again.
- 671. It'll make my family wonder.
- 672. It's just impossible for me to
get away so soon again on my own.
- 673. - You're quite a prisoner, aren't you?
- I don't feel like one.
- 674. Wednesday, Mr Donnelly.
- 675. In the years I've been with Nagel,
- 676. I've seen him handle blackmail deals.
- 677. Believe me, Mrs Harper, it's best
that you do this through me.
- 678. My partner is not always
as patient as I am.
- 679. Partner.
- 680. I don't believe you have a partner.
- 681. If you're on your own, you might
at least have the courage to admit it.
- 682. No, I'm not on my own.
- 683. We're all involved with each other,
one way or another.
- 684. You have your family.
I have my Nagel.
- 685. How can you say that?
- 686. You and your Mr Nagel,
if he exists, are
- 687. just a couple of blackmailers
- 688. held together by a
common interest in cheating people.
- 689. I wouldn't try to raise the
money. It's just that Bee...
- 690. It would be such a shock to her.
- 691. She's lucky to have a mother like you.
- 692. Everyone has a mother like me.
You probably had one too.
- 693. - When shall I come for the money?
- I'll have to get in touch with you.
- 694. I'll call you tonight.
- 695. Don't you understand?
You can't call me.
- 696. I'll do the best I can.
I'll try every way.
- 697. Then I'll send it to you.
- 698. Just give me until Wednesday.
I'll know by then what I can do.
- 699. I'll see about it.
- 700. Would you like to
have some lunch now?
- 701. With you? No.
- 702. - You'll be perfectly safe with me.
- Just drop me on the other side.
- 703. - How will you get home?
- Don't worry. I'll manage.
- 704. There is a Nagel.
- 705. I give you my word.
- 706. Thank you very much, Mr Harper.
Thank you very much.
- 707. Sorry we couldn't help
any more, Lieutenant.
- 708. But nobody up at our
house ever heard of him.
- 709. We'll see you again, Mr Harper.
- 710. You know, it had me
- 711. I figured he was killed up in LA,
and then dumped down here.
- 712. Well, we know it didn't
happen that way, Mr Harper.
- 713. You mean, because you know
he was killed with an anchor?
- 714. Well that and some other
things, yes, Mr Harper.
- 715. You think he was murdered
right here in Balboa, Lieutenant?
- 716. Yeah, well, maybe.
- 717. Well, if it happens
to be that way, Lieutenant,
- 718. we'll give you all the help we can.
- 719. You see, when I was
a young man in the Army,
- 720. I was always interested in crime.
- 721. Thank you very, very much, Mr Harper.
- 722. We'll see you again,
we'll see you again.
- 723. Goodbye, Lieutenant. Goodbye now.
- 724. Cast off.
- 725. Cast off.
- 726. All right, come on, you kids.
- 727. I think you'd better get on home.
- 728. The excitement is all over.
- 729. Come on now,
no lagging behind there. Come on.
- 730. What are you all doing here?
- 731. Oh, we had a little excitement.
The police just left.
- 732. You missed it, Mother.
- 733. - The police?
- Yeah, about that Darby.
- 734. Routine questioning.
- 735. What did they want to know?
- 736. If anyone in the house knew him,
or had ever heard of him.
- 737. You know, it is rather an odd case.
- 738. I can't figure what that type of man
- 739. would have been doing
in this neck of the woods.
- 740. We were grilled.
- 741. My darling, you shouldn't
be here. Go home.
- 742. And I think the rest of
you had better go too.
- 743. Want to come to the house?
I've got some new records.
- 744. No. Go to someone else's house.
- 745. I liked the Lieutenant,
- 746. but I'd rather be a fireman.
- 747. Come on.
- 748. Why did the police come here, Father?
- 749. After all, they should know
what the man was.
- 750. Why are they checking private homes?
- 751. Oh, they seem to believe
that he might have been involved
- 752. with a family in the neighbourhood.
- 753. Why?
- 754. Well, he was killed with an anchor.
- 755. How do they know it was an anchor?
- 756. The shape of the wound.
- 757. Besides, they know the body was
taken into the swamp by a small boat.
- 758. Small boat had to come from
someplace around here.
- 759. Have... Have they any ideas?
- 760. No. I don't suppose
they'd tell if they did.
- 761. You know, somebody saw
you out there that morning.
- 762. What?
- 763. Yeah. Two fellas fishing.
- 764. The Lieutenant wanted to talk to you.
- 765. Why?
- 766. Oh, to find out if you'd seen anybody.
- 767. I told him you hadn't or
you would have mentioned it.
- 768. Why are they so interested in anyone
being on the water at that hour?
- 769. They know that it was
about that time that
- 770. Darby's body was
moved into the swamp.
- 771. Mrs Harper.
- 772. I didn't see anyone.
- 773. Mrs Harper!
- 774. Sybil is calling you, Lucia.
- 775. Telephone!
- 776. I'm coming.
- 777. Thanks.
- 778. Hello?
- 779. Hello, Mr Donnelly.
- 780. Is that Mr Donnelly?
- 781. - Yes.
- Ask him for dinner some night.
- 782. All right, Father.
- 783. What is it?
- 784. I understand. You can't talk.
- 785. Look now,
- 786. I just called to tell you that he
won't wait till Wednesday.
- 787. He wants the money
no later than Monday.
- 788. And there is a Nagel.
- 789. I'm afraid there's very much a Nagel.
- 790. You don't believe me.
- 791. Listen to me.
- 792. Listen.
- 793. If you can get half of it.
- 794. You don't have to raise...
- 795. I already told Nagel I wouldn't
be wanting my share.
- 796. And I'd like you to know, too,
- 797. that if I had the money I'd pay him
off and that would be the end of it.
- 798. Are you there?
- 799. Did you hear what I said?
- 800. I wish you would believe me.
- 801. I wish things could have been
different in many ways.
- 802. Only one good thing came of it.
- 803. I met you.
- 804. Which way do you come in to town?
- 805. I'll meet you at the terminal.
- 806. Hey, where's the game tonight?
- 807. I don't know. I'm not playing.
- 808. Tell him the game will be
held in Room 420 tonight.
- 809. Talk to her?
- 810. Yes.
- 811. She'll have the money Monday?
- 812. She'll try.
- 813. What do you give me that
"she'll try" business for?
- 814. I told you what to tell her.
Let's cut out the horsing around.
- 815. Maybe I'd better go down there
and talk to her.
- 816. I'm handling this. You lay off.
- 817. - You're not going near her.
- I'm not, huh?
- 818. No, you're not.
- 819. You know, this lady is
not in your class, Martin.
- 820. I often think you get mad at me
because I remind you of what you are.
- 821. You're not respectable, Martin.
- 822. Relax. Take it easy.
- 823. Plus the payment on
the house, plus taxes...
- 824. Plus telephone bill...
- 825. Plus piano...
- 826. Plus electric bill...
- 827. Plus water bill...
- 828. Come in.
- 829. Mrs Harper, you hardly
touched a thing at dinner tonight.
- 830. I thought maybe you'd like this.
- 831. Thanks.
- 832. Sybil, I didn't put the things away
that I got in town this morning.
- 833. - Would you, please?
- 834. How do people put aside money
so they have it when they need it?
- 835. Christmas sure makes little numbers
out of big ones, doesn't it?
- 836. Sybil, we've got to cut out down
on the lights. That would...
- 837. Well I mean, we're always leaving the
lights on. And the meat bill, Sybil...
- 838. Oh.
- 839. I can cancel that suit I ordered.
- 840. Oh, we can watch it a
little more, Mrs Harper.
- 841. This wasn't on the list.
Did you buy this cigarette holder?
- 842. Oh? No I didn't.
I'll take it back.
- 843. - Good night, Mrs Harper.
- Good night.
- 844. I really wish you'd
understand, Mrs Harper.
- 845. - That kind of a loan...
- Hello, Mrs Harper.
- 846. Hello.
- 847. For that kind of a loan...
may I have your keys, please?
- 848. We'd have to have
your husband's signature.
- 849. Yes, yes. Of course.
- 850. If you'd given us a little notice it
would only be a matter of a few days.
- 851. A cable to your husband, you see,
would settle the matter.
- 852. It's all right, Mr Oppenheim.
- 853. Could you help me?
- 854. Whom do I see about making a...
- 855. I... I'd like to see someone
about making a loan.
- 856. Just a minute.
- 857. Mrs Loring's free now.
- 858. She's at the third desk in there.
Just go through the gate.
- 859. Thank you.
- 860. How do you do?
- 861. - Won't you sit down, Miss...?
- Mrs Harper.
- 862. Harper.
- 863. H-A-R-P-E-R?
- 864. Yes.
- 865. - I grow them in my garden.
- 866. Now, then.
What can I do for you?
- 867. I want to get a Io...
I mean, make a loan...
- 868. No, get a loan.
- 869. And how much do you wish to borrow?
- 870. Five thousand dollars.
- 871. I see.
- 872. And, what is the purpose
of this loan, if I may ask?
- 873. Well I... I need the money.
- 874. I gathered that.
Now, what is the money for?
- 875. Well, really...
- 876. Your ad said "no red tape".
- 877. Well, we must know the
purpose of the loan,
- 878. and how you plan to repay it.
That's not red tape, is it?
- 879. No.
- 880. Now, what is your husband's
first name and occupation?
- 881. I thought it was just a
question of my signing a note?
- 882. Well,
- 883. how much do you think you
could repay every month?
- 884. Fifty dollars.
- 885. Mrs Harper,
- 886. do you realise
how long it would take
- 887. to pay back the sum
you ask at that rate?
- 888. I guess it would take a long time.
- 889. We couldn't consider it,
Mrs Harper, really.
- 890. Do you have any collateral?
- 891. A car wouldn't cover it, of course,
but... your house?
- 892. - No, but I have myjewellery.
- Oh, I'm sorry.
- 893. We cannot lend money on jewellery.
- 894. We don't have a pawnbroker's licence.
- 895. It's a state law, you know.
- 896. I see.
- 897. Well, I guess I won't bother
you anymore. Thanks.
- 898. - Thanks just the same.
- Of course.
- 899. Merry Christmas.
- 900. Over here, madam.
- 901. I'd... I'd like to borrow some
money on some jewellery.
- 902. - All right.
- Here it is.
- 903. It's mine.
- 904. Very nice. Nice setting.
- 905. - A trifle out of date.
- 906. Hmm. How much
do you want on this?
- 907. As much as I can get.
- 908. Mm-hmm. Mm-hmm.
- 909. Well?
- 910. I can give you, um...
- 911. Seven hundred? But it's
worth so much more.
- 912. Eight hundred.
- 913. Thank you.
- 914. Will you... are you going to
put the things in the window?
- 915. Oh, no.
- 916. Those things in the window are those
which the owners haven't redeemed,
- 917. - or they haven't paid the interest on.
- I see.
- 918. Oh, it's late.
- 919. Here's your ticket, madam.
- 920. - You'll need that.
- Thank you.
- 921. Excuse me.
- 922. Hey, watch it, lady.
- 923. Keep your eyes open
until it's stopped.
- 924. Bus from San Francisco
now arriving Gate 2.
- 925. I'm sorry I'm late.
It took longer than I thought.
- 926. - That's all right.
- No, it's not all right.
- 927. I could only raise 800 dollars.
- 928. I won't be taking your money.
Did you draw that out of your bank?
- 929. No, I didn't have it.
I pawned some jewellery.
- 930. Well you can get your things back.
All of them.
- 931. Nagel can't do anything to you now.
- 932. I... I don't understand
what you mean.
- 933. The police know who killed Darby.
They've taken him in.
- 934. They... they what?
- 935. It's no bother of yours. He's nothing.
- 936. They... they've arrested someone?
- 937. - I'll get you some coffee.
- 938. Your worries are over now,
and I'm glad.
- 939. You won't have any trouble now.
- 940. They'll keep the girl's name out of it.
The letters have nothing to do with it.
- 941. Mr Donnelly.
- 942. Listen to me, please.
- 943. Supposing he had nothing to
do with it, this what's'isname?
- 944. Murray. He could have been
framed. People don't like him.
- 945. But he's in... he's in jail for it.
He'll be tried for it.
- 946. Don't lose a night's sleep
over it. He and Darby...
- 947. But he can't be punished, can he,
for something he didn't do?
- 948. There is no need for you to worry
about it. It's no concern of yours.
- 949. Coffee, please.
One coffee, please.
- 950. What if he didn't do it?
- 951. - What if he did?
- But he didn't do it.
- 952. He didn't because...
well, you see, he couldn't have.
- 953. The thing is, they mustn't keep
him in jail because he didn't do it.
- 954. Ten cents.
- 955. There's two seats in front of us.
Let's go and sit down.
- 956. - Will you have a Coke?
- No, I want an ice-cream.
- 957. Camellia? Buy the
lady a camellia, mister.
- 958. Keep calm now. Take it easy.
- 959. But he didn't do it.
- 960. Do you know who did, then?
- 961. You do know.
Come on now. Who was it?
- 962. You're not going to tell
me that you killed him?
- 963. Yes.
- 964. Well, no...
- 965. Well, you see...
- 966. Earlier that day,
I went to see Darby.
- 967. I told him he must...
- 968. never meet her again.
- 969. I told Bee, too.
- 970. I said if he ever came
near her again, I'd...
- 971. Well that night, he did
come to see her. They...
- 972. They met at the boathouse.
- 973. I went there.
- 974. There was an awful argument, and...
- 975. You couldn't have killed him.
I don't believe you.
- 976. I did. I did.
- 977. It was with the anchor.
- 978. A handy little weapon.
- 979. I pushed him.
- 980. I pushed him and he...
he fell on it.
- 981. Later, I had to move him over...
- 982. How did you move him?
He was a big man, Darby.
- 983. - You couldn't have done that part of it.
- Oh, yes, I could.
- 984. - I did, though I don't know how...
- I don't believe you.
- 985. I can't help it. It's the truth.
And now they holding him...
- 986. All right, all right.
So you're a murderess.
- 987. I believe you,
if that's what you want.
- 988. But you are not to repeat
this story to another soul.
- 989. I want your word on that.
- 990. How about your family?
- 991. How will it be for them?
- 992. Long Beach, Newport,
Balboa, Laguna. Now loading.
- 993. Manhattan Beach, Long Beach, Newport,
Balboa, Laguna. Now loading.
- 994. Listen to me.
You're out of it now.
- 995. Don't you see, you're out of it.
- 996. - But he's innocent.
- All right, he's innocent of this.
- 997. But he's guilty of
a hundred other things.
- 998. So it doesn't matter.
It makes no difference.
- 999. You've got to look at it
from all sides.
- 1000. There is your family.
- 1001. You'll have to think out what's going
to do them the most good in the end.
- 1002. Forget about him.
- 1003. What's the use of
sacrificing your family
- 1004. for a man that's no good,
that deserves what's coming to him?
- 1005. If he gets it for this, it's the only
good thing he's done in his whole life.
- 1006. Don't be trying to think of the
right and the wrong of it.
- 1007. You're not dealing with the
kind of people you know.
- 1008. You're dealing with the
kind of people I know.
- 1009. This is how it'll be.
- 1010. It's the right thing to do,
Lucia. It's the right thing.
- 1011. Just you forget this. If you do
what I say it will be over for you.
- 1012. Tonight, I'll have it out with Nagel.
You'll have your letters back,
- 1013. - and I'll bring them to the house.
- No, please.
- 1014. Please mail them. I'm sorry, but...
- 1015. Of course. I understand.
I'll mail them.
- 1016. Thank you.
- 1017. - I'm looking for Nagel. Have you seen him?
- In the bar.
- 1018. Hi, Martin.
- 1019. No, no, no, no.
Just play the same tune again.
- 1020. The same tune again.
- 1021. I need one card right
from the beginning.
- 1022. Where's Nagel?
- 1023. It's your pick.
- 1024. You heard? Murray got
sprung a little while ago.
- 1025. What about it?
- 1026. So he went for a little drive.
- 1027. Where did he go?
- 1028. He said he wanted
to get some salt air.
- 1029. Your lead.
- 1030. Goodnight, Mrs Harper.
- 1031. - Mrs Harper?
- 1032. Mrs Harper.
- 1033. - There's a man here.
- 1034. He says his name is Nagel.
He's not a nice man, Mrs Harper.
- 1035. - Don't you think we ought to call the...?
- No! Wh... where is he?
- 1036. He said he wanted to see you alone
so I had him wait in the boathouse.
- 1037. - I'll go there.
- You'd better tell the folks you're home first.
- 1038. They're awful upset
about you being so late.
- 1039. All right. Give him a drink and tell
him I'll be down as soon as I can.
- 1040. Yes'm.
- 1041. Lucia, we've been worried sick.
- 1042. The traffic was heavy
and the bus was slow.
- 1043. Hey mother, can I have a dollar?
- 1044. A dollar, David?
- 1045. What for?
- 1046. What for? I'm going out.
Look at me.
- 1047. A boy of distinction.
- 1048. There's a dollar in my
desk drawer upstairs.
- 1049. Take it. But one, not two.
- 1050. Okay, thanks.
- 1051. Where are you going?
- 1052. Owen Feller asked me and Bee
to go to the movies with him.
- 1053. The whole gang's going.
- 1054. But the beautiful Beatrice
does not choose to go.
- 1055. Why don't you want to go, Bee?
- 1056. Because, Mother.
- 1057. Oh you should go, dear.
Owen will be terribly disappointed.
- 1058. I just don't want to.
- 1059. I've eaten and I'm tired.
- 1060. Really, Bee, the right thing
for you to do is to go out.
- 1061. I'm too tired to go into it now,
but I wish you'd do as I say. Please.
- 1062. - I just can't.
- 1063. Lucia, with Tom away,
- 1064. if you ever want
to talk things over...
- 1065. Well, I mean, if you...
- 1066. What I mean is...
- 1067. - I'm here, you know.
- I know, Father.
- 1068. I was on my way to bed but if
you'd like to catch a late movie?
- 1069. No thanks.
- 1070. Tired?
- 1071. Father?
- 1072. There is nothing wrong that
Tom's coming home won't cure.
- 1073. - Good night.
- Good night.
- 1074. I'll do those. You go.
- 1075. Mother, I just don't feel
like seeing Owen.
- 1076. You don't want to see Owen and I
know why. It's ridiculous. Believe me.
- 1077. If anyone ever found out about...
- 1078. We've gone all through that,
and there's nothing more to say.
- 1079. You just can't stop
living at your age.
- 1080. Come on.
- 1081. I'm not dressed.
- 1082. You look perfectly all right. I'll give
you my fur coat. It looks lovely on you.
- 1083. You've got to see people sooner or
later, so you might as well start now.
- 1084. - It's just that it's so sudden.
- I know, but you must.
- 1085. Hey, she's going?
- 1086. Yes, David. She's going.
- 1087. Attagirl. Come on.
- 1088. Wait a minute, Bee.
- 1089. I want to roll down your sleeves.
- 1090. Hey, there's something in the pocket.
- 1091. Oh, it's just an old shopping list.
- 1092. Shopping list?
- 1093. Huh?
- 1094. Oh, nothing, dear.
- 1095. You'd better hurry.
- 1096. Watch your sleeves.
- 1097. Thank you.
- 1098. Come on.
- 1099. I'll see you when you get home.
- 1100. - Have fun.
- 1101. Mrs Harper?
- 1102. Mrs Harper, would you
like me to go with you?
- 1103. No thanks, Sybil.
- 1104. I'll wait here and you call me if
you need me.
- 1105. All right.
- 1106. - I'm sorry you've had to wait here...
- Hello, Duchess.
- 1107. Sure took your time.
- 1108. I couldn't get here any sooner.
- 1109. - What do you want?
- Don't you know?
- 1110. This afternoon,
Mr Donnelly said that I didn't...
- 1111. You know, you must
be a mighty fast talker.
- 1112. Donnelly was a mighty good
man until he ran into you.
- 1113. - Now he's gone soft on us.
- But he said...
- 1114. Let's skip all the talking.
- 1115. Where's the money?
- 1116. Donnelly said too much.
We're right back where we started.
- 1117. Only this time he's out.
- 1118. I'm taking the whole five tonight.
- 1119. I don't know what you mean,
"right back where we started".
- 1120. I don't know what
you're talking about.
- 1121. Oh, you know what I'm talking
about. Now, where's the money?
- 1122. I haven't got it. I can't get it.
- 1123. I don't have to get it.
- 1124. I don't have to get it because you
can't do anything to me anymore.
- 1125. Got it. Got it.
- 1126. You might be playing around
with Donnelly, but not with me.
- 1127. I tell you, you can't do
anything to me anymore.
- 1128. They've got the man who killed Darby.
It has nothing to do with my daughter.
- 1129. The letters mean nothing.
They've got him.
- 1130. They've got the man
they were looking for.
- 1131. - You can't do anything to me anymore.
- I've got news for you, Duchess.
- 1132. Murray was sprung this afternoon.
- 1133. I'm going to do what I should have
done. I'm going to call the police.
- 1134. And I'll get hold of a newspaper
friend of mine and give him these.
- 1135. He'll do the rest.
- 1136. There's nothing
the newspapers like more
- 1137. than a beautiful young girl
mixed up in a murder case.
- 1138. - She had nothing to do with it.
- Then let her prove it.
- 1139. Now, Donnelly may have been
willing to make
- 1140. some kind of a deal with you,
but not me.
- 1141. I don't care about
your daughter, your son,
- 1142. your husband or anybody else.
- 1143. This is a business
proposition with me,
- 1144. and I don't leave this place until
I have that money in my hand.
- 1145. So make up your mind now.
- 1146. Either you come clean with me,
or I take your daughter's letters
- 1147. to the newspapers.
It's as simple as that.
- 1148. So let's quit this stalling, huh?
- 1149. I told you to keep away from her.
- 1150. I told you!
- 1151. I told you!
- 1152. You need help.
- 1153. Don't go.
- 1154. I'll get help.
- 1155. You're bleeding.
- 1156. - We've got to get him out of here.
- No, no, you're not going to do that.
- 1157. - We've got to get him out of here.
- No, you can't.
- 1158. It's useless.
- 1159. We've got to call the police.
- 1160. No, no. You don't understand.
I'll tell them the whole story.
- 1161. Everything that happened.
- 1162. I'll tell them it's my fault,
- 1163. That you did it for me.
I'll tell them that.
- 1164. They'll understand
when I tell them everything.
- 1165. It's me and Nagel they'll understand.
They know our kind.
- 1166. - You're not like him.
- He was better than I was.
- 1167. He had no illusions about himself.
- 1168. I never killed a man before.
- 1169. Do you know that
when I was a boy,
- 1170. my mother wanted
to make a priest of me?
- 1171. She had five sons, and would never
learn that I was the bad one.
- 1172. I never did a decent
thing in all my life.
- 1173. I never even wanted to
until you came along.
- 1174. Then I began to think,
- 1175. if only I could turn
back and start over.
- 1176. So, what happens?
- 1177. As soon as I try to start back,
- 1178. I find myself
with this on my hands.
- 1179. Let's take it as a hint Lucia,
- 1180. and don't make the same mistake
my mother made.
- 1181. You don't know me, Lucia.
- 1182. The police, they know me all right.
- 1183. No, I can't let you
take this on yourself
- 1184. and be hunted for murder
the rest of your life.
- 1185. I got you into this.
- 1186. It's my way of doing something
that's made everything wrong.
- 1187. I'll tell them that.
- 1188. I'll tell them about Bee and Darby.
- 1189. I'll tell them about you.
- 1190. It's the only way.
- 1191. Before you do that, do you
mind getting me a drink?
- 1192. I could use one.
- 1193. Be right back.
- 1194. What happened down there,
- 1195. It's all right. Go upstairs
and get some bandages.
- 1196. - Mr Donnelly has been badly hurt.
- Mr Donnelly?
- 1197. Yes, but hurry, and be
careful about Mr Harper.
- 1198. Hurry, Sybil, hurry!
- 1199. Come on!
- 1200. I thought it was
in the bathroom.
- 1201. - I couldn't hurry.
- All right, all right.
- 1202. Do you want me to go with you?
- 1203. - You'd better take your coat.
- No, Sybil, no.
- 1204. Donnelly!
- 1205. Sybil, Sybil, my car keys!
- 1206. You would not have helped
him with the police, Mrs Harper.
- 1207. I'd lie.
- 1208. I wouldn't tell them
about the blackmail.
- 1209. I liked Mr Donnelly.
- 1210. He wouldn't listen to me.
- 1211. If only he would listen to me.
- 1212. Where?
- 1213. On the right side.
- 1214. I see.
- 1215. Something's happened.
- 1216. Stop.
- 1217. Donnelly!
- 1218. Go back to the car, Lucia.
- 1219. Go back!
- 1220. Go back, go back!
Get away from me.
- 1221. Sybil, start the car and get help!
- 1222. No, you can't move that. It's pinned
underneath. But it's only on the arm.
- 1223. I got these off Nagel.
- 1224. No, no. Don't do that.
Leave me just as I am.
- 1225. No, don't even touch me.
- 1226. You mustn't be found here
when help comes.
- 1227. You must get away from here.
- 1228. Now listen carefully.
Listen carefully, Lucia.
- 1229. Don't you understand?
Everything's turned out all right.
- 1230. Finding Nagel here, they'll
never know what happened.
- 1231. It'll be...
- 1232. He was with me
when I had the accident.
- 1233. But you'll spoil everything if
you're here when they come.
- 1234. Ah, now, you must have
courage, Lucia, and leave me.
- 1235. You'll spoil everything if you stay.
- 1236. It will all be for nothing.
- 1237. Everything will be all right
for me in a few minutes.
- 1238. They'll take me to the station.
The doctor will fix me up there.
- 1239. But you must get away from here.
- 1240. Go on. Hurry, Lucia.
- 1241. Go on now, Lucia.
- 1242. Hurry now.
- 1243. Go on, get away.
- 1244. I can't.
- 1245. Hurry, Lucia. Go on.
- 1246. Go on now.
- 1247. Go on.
- 1248. Come on, Mrs Harper.
- 1249. Oh, Bee.
- 1250. Mrs Harper?
- 1251. Telephone!
- 1252. Berlin calling.
- 1253. It's Mr Harper.
He's on the phone.
- 1254. What's happening?
- 1255. - Mother, we saw a terrible accident.
- Quiet, David.
- 1256. - It's Mr Harper, Berlin.
- 1257. Mother, we had to make a detour.
- 1258. The police said...
- 1259. The police said that the man
who was in the accident
- 1260. confessed to killing Darby.
- 1261. And they got to him
just before he died.
- 1262. And Mother, they told me who it was.
- 1263. Here she is. Just a second, Dad.
- 1264. What's going on down there?
- 1265. - It's Dad, Grandpa.
- 1266. Tom?
- 1267. Tom, we've mailed your
- 1268. We're going to have
a blue Christmas tree.
- 1269. And everything's fine, except...
- 1270. We miss you terribly.
- 1271. Yes, Tom...