Cry Danger (1951) Movie Script

Welcome home, Rocky.
Compliments of the house.
I see all the big shots when
they get off and on the trains.
If they got their picture
on the front page,
Paper's on me.
Take a look.
Nice picture, huh?
Add 5 years to it,
It would look
just like me.
Gee, it must feel great-
Out of the jug
and a big shot again.
You lead some life,
huh, Rocky?
I'm a real dinger.
How you been?
You might say all right,
Gus, but I wouldn't.
Treated you rough,
did they?
Oh, I got a couple
of bruises... up there.
Well, you're out now.
and what's 5 years?
You could do that just
sitting around and waiting.
Aren't you gonna
say hello
To your buddy Delong?
It's been
a long time, Rocky.
I guess I changed.
Glad to see you.
I owe you plenty.
Right now I'll
settle for a drink.
I've forgotten
the right words.
I wouldn't even know
how to order.
Let me do it.
I'll buy.
Homecoming present?
That, plus the fact
I'd like to talk to you.
The man wants
to buy.
Never argue
with a policeman.
A detective.
What do you say, Rocky?
Well, I had different plans
for my first one,
But, uh, my friend here
looks thirsty.
I'm always thirsty.
No hard feelings,
Don't bet any large amounts
on that, Gus.
Could have been worse.
A month ago,
you were up for life,
Then your friend here
Turns up
with your alibi.
I gave you that same alibi
5 years ago.
You'll have to admit
it was a little thin.
You said you were out
drinking with some marines
When the holdup
took place,
Only the marines
never show up.
We landed,
only 5 years late.
Sorry to keep you
waitin', pal.
No, that's ok.
I just would have
wasted my time
Having fun, anyway.
We all got
shipped out
that night.
I guess you
don't remember
The other boys.
I couldn't remember
any of your names.
Then they all
got it
One way
or another.
I misplaced a leg
So I never heard about
the mess you were in
Until I got back,
about a month ago.
How did Danny Morgan feel
about your getting out?
Well, how should he feel?
It's no comfort station
they run up there.
Too bad he couldn't
dig up a marine
To alibi him.
Look, Gus, if this is just
a social get-Together,
Why not skip it?
I want to talk to you
About the money
from the holdup.
You should read my pardon
that says I didn't
Have anything to do
with the holdup.
And not a penny of it
has ever shown up.
Maybe it got inflated
right out of existence.
I figure you might know
where that money is.
Figure anything you want.
I'm a citizen again.
I'm gonna keep
a tail on you, Rocky,
24 hours a day.
It shouldn't be
too tough a job.
I'm not going
When you do,
we'll be right with you.
Where do you figure
I might go
That would
interest you, Gus?
You'll make a play
for that money.
It'll be easier
than going to work.
If I get you again,
The army, navy,
and marines
Won't be able
to help you.
You buy nice drinks,
But you talk so much.
Good-Bye, Mr. Delong.
I'll be seein' you,
I count the hours.
Hey, Mac,
2 more over here.
Let's move.
Well, pal, you're now
a free man again.
Any questions?
Just one.
Who are you?
I figured you might be
curious about that.
You weren't
one of the guys
I was out with
that night.
I could have been.
I was a marine.
I was here
in town that night.
But you weren't
one of 'em.
It's all
very simple, pal.
I heard
about your case,
Checked up on it in
the newspaper files...
found out I fitted
your alibi perfectly.
Here you are.
Why'd you do it?
Occasionally, I always
drink too much.
You went to a lot
of trouble.
Wasn't too tough.
I wore all
my decorations.
I've got plenty.
you'll get around
To telling me why.
Not eventually.
Right now.
You were up for life.
There was the 100,000
bucks kicking' around,
So I figured
you might be... grateful
If I got you out.
You not only picked
the wrong horse,
You didn't even get
the right track.
Life could be beautiful
with money.
Maybe you didn't
hear me.
I didn't pull
that stickup.
You'll be an awful big
disappointment to me
If you didn't.
So I'm
a big disappointment.
You didn't do it?
No. But I know who did.
Oh. Now I feel better.
You know, I think
I'm just like
That policeman.
I think I'll stick
around for a while
And see what
you're up to.
Then come on.
I want to introduce you
to a pretty girl.
Nice car.
I understand these things
cost money now.
I traded my left leg
for it.
Who's this girl
we're gonna meet?
Wife of a friend
of mine.
Sounds like
a dirty trick,
But I'm for it.
She's Danny's wife-
The guy I went
to jail with.
She really pretty?
She's out of bounds.
I said she was
Danny's wife.
Glad I never
met the guy.
Danny's one of
my favorite people.
Ok, Rocky.
I never was one
To argue with
a criminal type.
Ooh, and she has
to be the wife
Of a friend.
Run amok, junior.
That's the wrong girl.
Hello, fellas.
And a happy mother's day
to you, too.
I'm Darlene la Vonne.
I'll bet you are
at that, dear.
Tell me, where can
I find the manager?
Williams? Oh, he's
probably over there
In the office.
You fellas gonna
live here?
Maybe, if you're
a good girl
And go to church
on Sundays.
Aren't you
the fresh one.
sailed across the sea
she ran away from me
to meet another man
it was a dirty trick
she got me all-
Hey, Godfrey,
Where can I find
the manager?
You're talkin' to him.
I want to rent
a trailer for 2.
When and for how long?
Now, and I don't know.
$10.00 a week.
It'll break our backs,
but I think we can swing it.
All right. Follow me.
Hey, Rocky.
I hope you were kiddin'
about us staying here.
Only a couple
of days.
Darlene will
keep you company.
I'd rather take her
out of all this
Than move in with her.
This is it.
Oh, swell.
House beautiful.
What are we,
the poor relations?
What about some of
those places back there?
This is all
I got left.
It's a wonder
it didn't fall down
Before we got here.
Well, the place
looks lived in.
Yeah, but by what?
Take it or leave it.
10 bucks a week.
a smooth salesman,
Mr. Williams.
You talked us
into it.
Be careful
how you spend that.
It was a present
from the taxpayers.
Say, ain't you
Rocky Mulloy?
Well, I guess
you could say that.
Look, Mr. Mulloy,
I don't want any trouble
in this camp.
Then don't start any.
You see, I got
a nice little setup
With lots of transits-
We like it.
It's quaint.
There's no hot water.
Suppose you wanted
to shave?
We'll ring for you.
I think I'll go
take care of Darlene.
Another man might walk by.
Just the week,
Mr. Mulloy, huh?
I don't know.
You got a Nancy Morgan
living here?
Yeah. She lives
in trailer 8.
She in now?
She works
across town someplace.
What time does she
usually get home?
In about an hour.
No kidding, Mr. Mulloy,
I don't-
I got a bag in the car.
Go get it, will ya?
Let's get out
of this hot sun
Into a nice,
cool bar.
In a few minutes,
So it's honey
I call everybody
Darlene, what do you do?
Well, I'm sort of
a part-Time model.
I don't get it,
Why do you want
to fool around
With that
Nancy Morgan
When I've got
a lot of friends
More cute
and more fun?
I may call on you
for help later.
Mmm. I'd like
to see me
With 100,000 hidden
away someplace
And just gettin' out
of 5 years
In the clink. Wow.
You know, alongside
one of my friends,
That Nancy Morgan's
a deep freeze unit.
What about that saloon
we were gonna look up?
In a few minutes,
Of course, you being
her husband's friend
Helps a lot.
I guess
it'd be all right
If you took her out,
wouldn't you say?
I'd say you talk too much.
Hey, you gonna
sit there
And let him talk
to me like that?
Nope. Let's go
to some nice, quiet place
Where we can't
hear him.
He's got some nerve.
Look, you run along and wait
for me in the car, huh?
I'd still be willing
to forgive and forget
And call up a girl
for him.
Run along, Darlene,
Before I fracture
your spine.
Some funny guy,
aren't you?
Gonna go after
that money pretty soon,
Eh, Rocky?
Pretty soon. Yeah.
Don't wait up
for me.
I don't like it
at all, Mr. Mulloy.
Well, I'm sorry
to hear that.
I wish I knew what you
were talkin' about.
There's been a man
in my office
Asking questions
about you.
Irish guy,
looks like a saint,
Acts like a thug?
That's right.
I think he's a cop.
I know he is.
I been thinkin'
about things.
That Mrs. Morgan-
She's the wife
of the guy
Who pulled the stickup
with you, isn't she?
No, she isn't,
Because we didn't
pull any stickup.
Well, what I meant-
What's bothering you?
I don't like the cops
hangin' around.
Well, forget
about the cops.
They're not interested
in any two-Bit setup
You got here.
Well, I don't want
any trouble.
Look, is my rent paid?
Well, then
stop bothering me.
I still don't want
any trouble.
Neither do I, from you
or anybody else.
Hello, Nancy.
Better grab me quick
Before my knees
give way.
Oh, I'm sorry. I didn't mean
to surprise you this way.
Oh, that's all right.
I knew you'd be here.
Let me look at you.
No change.
Same height, same weight.
Oh, you look fine.
When did you get in?
A few hours ago.
I moved Mr. Mulloy in,
Mrs. Morgan.
I'm in inner sanctum
number 12.
I thought we all
ought to get together
And have a little talk-
Good-Bye, Mr. Williams.
Wasn't I always?
You were lucky
to get a place here.
Mr. Williams
likes couples.
Oh, he got one.
Delong's with me.
Oh, the marine.
That's right.
Invite him to dinner.
We'll put more water
In the soup.
He's out bar hopping
with a gal named-
Believe it
if you can-
Darlene la Vonne.
When the marines land,
Darlene's always there
waiting for them.
Hey, this is nice.
What a break, Rocky-
His showing up
after all this time.
It's more than a break.
It's more like
a miracle.
How is Danny?
Just fine.
He told me to have a drink
with you for him.
Is he really all right?
Nothing wrong with him
That getting out
wouldn't fix.
Only 6 more months.
With luck.
Did he mind your
getting out very much,
Since he had to stay?
I couldn't do him
any good up there.
Maybe I can down here.
Oh? How?
Well, Delong proved
They were wrong
about me.
I'm going to prove
The same thing
about Danny.
You're going to try
to open up
The whole thing again?
I'm going to turn it
inside out.
But that just sounds
like more trouble.
What more can
happen to us?
We've had 5 years
yanked out of our lives.
That's a long time
When you break it up
into hours.
Why don't you fix us
that drink, Rocky?
It's in the cupboard.
All right.
You stop worrying.
Remember the day
I introduced you to Danny?
I was so proud
of my girl,
I wanted to
show her off.
That was
a long time ago.
20 centuries.
You both deserve
a better break than this
Hanging over your heads
the rest of your lives.
Rocky, you never
told me how your felt
After we had
that quarrel,
And Danny and I
got married.
You know how I felt.
I crawled away and died
for a few weeks.
Only for a few weeks?
It lasted longer
than that with me.
But you wouldn't
change it now.
Of course not.
But sometimes I wonder.
Not even sometimes.
Rocky, why can't we
just forget everything
That's happened?
I mean about
the prison
And you and Danny
and the holdup.
Even if
you are innocent-
Even if I'm innocent?
I didn't mean it
that way.
Of course you did.
No, I didn't.
It wouldn't make
any difference to me
If you and Danny
were involved.
But we weren't.
I know you weren't.
Oh, Rocky,
why do you twist
Everything I say?
Oh, big homecoming,
And I'm showing you
a bad time. Sorry.
Looks like lassie's home.
Come along.
I'll introduce you.
Well, pull up some dust
and sit down.
You, of course,
would be Nancy.
Of course.
You're out of bounds.
Am I?
According to my
underworld friend.
Where's Darlene?
I'm very disappointed
in Darlene.
She turned out to be
a part-Time model
And a full-Time
We may very well
have visitors before long.
What happened?
We had a great
many drinks
In this place
she knew about,
And when she thought
I was tight enough,
She went for
my bankroll.
Country boy,
city girl.
I slapped her wrist.
The bartender
didn't like that.
What about
the bartender?
I let him have it
over the head
With a peanut machine.
He's resting now,
In the emergency hospital.
Oh, swell.
You better run along.
He's right
about the visitors.
But what about you
if the police come?
We're old friends.
We can always find things
to talk about.
Oh, Rocky-
See you tomorrow.
All right.
Good night.
Have you read that book,
What to do
until the police come?
I know
all the answers.
The bartender
gave me a drink
That tasted funny,
And I don't remember
anything after that.
Give me the keys
to your car.
You burglars always
work at night, don't you?
And about 10 bucks.
Sure, sure.
We're partners.
You want me
to go along?
No, thanks.
Oh, uh, if you run
into Darlene,
Tell her all is forgiven.
Delong, you go
for the bottle
An awful lot.
You never get
to the point
Where you say things
you shouldn't, do you?
What milk is
to a baby,
That is to me.
Go commit your crimes
with an easy mind.
I'll see you later.
I sincerely hope so.
Where are you going,
I've gotta go
see someone.
How long have they
been here?
They just got here.
Isn't that a little
foolish, carrying a gun
Just the day after
you got out?
You better go
to bed, Nancy.
Be careful.
I will.
Oh, uh, you
wouldn't be looking
For a fella
named Delong, would you?
Yeah. Do you
know him?
Friend of mine.
Wants to file a complaint
with you boys.
He wants to file
a complaint?
That's right.
A bartender in some gin mill
down the road
Got him tight,
tried to roll him.
Works with a dame
named Darlene,
From here, I think.
Well, now, that's not
the way we heard it.
The bartender said
that Delong got fresh.
Well, of course
he'd say that.
Why would he
tell the truth?
Darlene's a good kid.
She wouldn't tell a lie.
Look, Delong is carrying
quite a roll.
Anybody who'd try to rob
a one-Legged marine hero
Is 3 kinds of a crumb,
wouldn't you think?
Yeah, but how
do we know?
Well, go talk to him.
I think the bartender
is getting off easy.
You ought to pick up
his license
For running a clip joint.
Where is
this Delong?
Come on.
I'll show you.
35 cents, please, sir.
There's a man
following me.
He'll want to know
where I am.
I'll save him
a lot of trouble.
Tell him Rocky Mulloy's
in there.
At the los amigos?
That's right.
Keep the change.
I'll tell him,
Mr. Rocky.
Hiya, Rocky.
Gimme a rye.
Haven't seen you
around lately.
Don't tell me
you can't read yet.
Just tryin'
to be delicate.
Buy yourself a drink.
With 10 bucks,
I could buy the joint.
Not many tips like this
around here.
I want to surprise Castro.
Thought maybe you'd forget
how to use that telephone.
Sure, Rocky. Sure.
I might buy another round
on the way down.
Fine. Fine.
Oh, Rocky.
Thanks for the dough,
But you shouldn't
have bothered.
Castro's expecting you,
That's all right,
I got that 10 bucks
from a typhoid carrier.
Nice to see you, Rocky.
Yeah, I imagine you've been
looking forward to this.
It's always nice
to see an old friend.
Get up from your desk.
Sit over there.
We can talk better.
I've been reading so many
detective stories lately,
I guess I'm just
naturally suspicious.
I don't blame you.
I imagine you're
kinda sore, huh, Rocky?
Oh, I was planning on
taking you to dinner.
That's quite a break,
your getting out.
Not for you.
When I went up, Castro,
I was making
20,000 a year.
5 years-
That's 100 grand.
I'm willing to split
the difference with you
And settle for half.
The dollar's only worth
50 cents these days.
I'll stand the loss.
Why should I, Rocky?
Because that was
the deal you made
When you dreamed up
the job.
I drive the car,
I get 50,000.
Yeah, but you didn't
come in on it.
Everybody pretended
like I did.
The cops, the judge,
and a lot of guards
Up at prison.
You told that story
to the jury
About me
propositioning you.
make it stick then.
How can you now?
I don't have to make it
stick with you.
We know different.
Besides, I'm not out
to prove anything.
I'm just here
to collect some money.
I only got half.
Do you want
all of my share?
That's cheaper
than dying.
Would you kill me, Rocky?
Wouldn't you?
Tell you what.
Why don't I set you up
in a new book, hmm?
I just want
10,000 a year
For 5 of the best years
of my life.
Can I reach
in my pocket?
Go ahead.
There's $500.
That's 1%.
Put it on a horse
called dragonfly.
But place it with
another book, huh?
Suppose it loses?
It won't. Should pay
about 8 to 1.
That's 4 grand.
What about the other 46?
You know, things have
changed around here
In the last 5 years,
I'm 60% legitimate now.
I see.
I'm what you might call
a pretty big man.
Good. Then you won't
miss the money so much.
You know, big men
don't scare easy.
Then big men must get
popped off pretty regularly.
Where do I place the bet?
Call me in the morning.
Big, legitimate man
like you
Still playing
with loaded guns.
Nice to have me back,
huh, Castro?
Hey, mister...
you owe me two bits
for the game.
Want a shine, Gus?
You, uh,
didn't wan to
Recognize me
in there, huh?
I got a bad reputation.
I gotta be careful
who I'm seen with.
You went to
a lot of trouble
To make sure I'd
know where you were.
I want to make your work
easy for you.
I don't want you
to make it too easy.
You have some business
with Castro?
We're thinking
about opening up
An ice cream parlor
I'm tailing you myself,
And I want to get
some sleep.
What are your plans
For the rest
of the night?
Home and mother.
Don't cross me up,
You wouldn't
believe it, Gus,
But I want you with me
wherever I go.
I'll try and be there.
Uh, pay for my shine,
too, will you?
I'm fresh out
of hot money.
Hold it!
I- It's me. It's me.
What are you doing up?
I thought
I heard somethin'.
like a shot.
Smell it.
Smell the barrel.
If it's been fired,
You can smell it.
Remember that if you decide
to call the cops
And tell 'em I've been
shootin' up the place.
Now, turn in.
Such people
you run around with.
Put that out, will you?
Can't sleep, huh?
I can never sleep
After I've been
shot at, either.
one thing's sure.
You certainly stirred up
plenty of action.
You must be getting
close to the money.
I just took a walk,
Saw a few people.
Must have liked you.
followed you home.
Go to sleep.
I had an
interesting evening
After I got rid
of the cops.
Good for you.
I had a drink
with Nancy.
She's stuck on you.
You're stuck on her.
She's out of bounds,
You got
a big problem, boy.
Out of bounds,
your best friend.
you got a problem.
Shut up
and go to sleep.
Is the door locked?
You can relax.
The bogeyman's gone.
Good night.
You turn off
the shower?
I couldn't even
turn it on.
You drinking
that stuff so early?
Listen, doll girl,
When you drink
as much as I do,
You gotta start early.
Well, you two made up?
Darlene's gonna give up
And start studying forgery.
Aren't you ashamed
of yourself, Darlene?
I was only gonna
Keep his money
for him
Till he sobered up.
That's like
tying it up permanently.
Can I use your car today?
It's just
a stock model.
No armor on it.
How about
some coffee, Rocky?
Fine. I'll be right in.
Your girlfriend
know anything
About the shooting
last night?
Why should she?
Just asking.
Gonna have
a little party tonight.
Keep yourselves available.
That's me.
There's nothing
I like better
Than a party.
Would you like
some coffeecake?
No, thanks.
There was a time
when we used to think about
Having breakfast together
every morning.
Things go haywire,
don't they?
They do if you
let things happen
Instead of make them happen.
I thought
you'd be at work.
Not for
a half hour yet.
Rocky, tell me
what you're doing.
I don't know myself yet.
Just probing
a few sore spots.
And getting shot at.
Oh. Williams gets up early.
I don't think they were
trying very hard to hit me,
Just scare me off.
From what?
Where did you go
last night?
I called on someone
Who may be able
to clear Danny and me
If I play it right.
Did you talk
to Danny
About what
you're going to do?
As much as I could.
I only had about 5 minutes
with him before I left.
And what did he say?
He's like you.
Leave well enough alone.
Then why don't you?
Danny only got 1 to 10.
I got life.
I guess I'm just
that much madder than he is.
Where are
you going today?
There was a witness
at the trial named Fletcher.
I thought maybe
I might call on him.
I'll go with you.
Why not?
Just in case
that guy last night
Wasn't trying to miss,
I'd like
to keep you out of it.
You know,
this concerns me
A little bit, too,
You're awfully pretty alive.
I'd like to keep it that way.
Now drink up.
I'll go change clothes
and drive you to work.
All right.
I'll be ready
In a few minutes.
Next time, make my coffee
a little stronger, huh?
Oh, yes. I remember.
What are you
smiling about?
It used to annoy you
when I moved the mirror.
It still does.
Funny, I forgot
to ask you-
What are you doing
for a living now?
I'm a secretary.
When did this happen?
When Danny went to jail,
I had to find a job.
I suppose
it wasn't too easy
To find one after
the trial and all.
People forget...
if you let them.
Turn left at the next corner.
I'll pay you back
for breakfast
At dinner tonight.
What are you using
for money these days?
I've got a horse
In the third
at Burlington
That's collateral
for a bank loan.
Sometimes they break a leg.
They got a picture of
this one running first
Before the race
even starts.
Take care of yourself.
Fletcher apartment?
I don't need any brushes,
but come on in.
Mrs. Fletcher?
I'd like to see
your husband.
That's not
very flattering.
Would you like
some coffee?
Well, a second cup
never hurt anybody.
Cream and sugar?
Black, please.
My name is Alice.
Mind if I call you
Why should you?
Because that's your name.
What do you want
with my husband?
Get him to admit
he was wrong
identifying you?
Well, the guy could
make a mistake.
He's had 5 years
to think it over.
I guess you don't
know about Arthur.
What about Arthur?
Arthur's dead.
"Fletcher, Arthur, 43.
"Service is Monday,
2 P.M.,
"Little church
of the roses
"Memorial chapel.
Cremation follows."
Heart attack
2 years ago.
He was 16 years
older than me.
You seem all cut up
about it.
He'd have died
of shock anyway
If he'd known
you were getting out.
What do you want
with Arthur?
in the clear now.
I've still got
a good friend doing time
On his identification.
Tell me, did your husband
ever say anything
About maybe being mistaken?
Arthur wasn't
much of a talker.
Oh, come on. What difference
can it make to you now?
particularly since
The money's all gone.
Arthur came into
a small inheritance
Just about the time
of your trial.
How small?
Must have been nice
for you.
Mm. He bought me
some new clothes.
Who left him the money?
I never asked him.
Would you tell
the police about it?
And get picked up
as an accessory?
I can have them
check his bank account
For that period.
The money was
left to us in cash.
We kept it here
And we spent it
in cash.
I'll deny all this,
So don't bother
trying to involve me.
Why'd you tell me?
You wanted to know.
Besides, you look like
such a nice man.
If I promise
not to involve you,
Will you tell the nice man
who gave Arthur the money?
Drink your coffee.
There's an awfully swell guy
Still sweating out
a prison rap.
Look, I'm sorry about
this swell guy,
But I never was
involved in this,
And I don't
intend to start now.
Well, thanks anyway.
You're not leaving?
Just when I thought
Things were beginning
to get interesting.
In what way?
Well, we don't have
to spend the rest of our lives
Talking about
dead husbands and holdups.
What else
could we talk about?
or maybe you don't
find that very interesting.
Can I use
your telephone?
Help yourself.
Oh, uh,
this is Rocky Mulloy.
Get me Castro,
will you?
Hello, Castro?
You told me to call.
Where do I
place that bet?
Crossley hotel
cigar stand?
I'll be seeing you.
Now, uh,
where were we?
You were on your way out.
I thought we were
going to sit around
And talk about you?
Well, we're not.
Get out of here.
So my call to Castro
Didn't set too well,
I said beat it.
Someday, Alice,
you and I
Are gonna have
a nice long talk.
And you'll really
do some talking.
Go on. Get out of here.
You said that.
I'll have a pack
Of those cigarettes,
I want
to see the man.
About a horse.
What makes you think
this is that kind of-
I don't think.
Castro sent me.
You're a friend of Castro's?
We've met. Maybe
you've heard of me.
First name's Rocky.
I've seen your face.
In all the papers.
Society section.
The pictures
don't do you justice, Rocky.
What horse?
Put this on dragonfly
In the third
at Burlington.
Right there. $500.
That's a lot of money
to throw away
On a very long shot.
In case I win,
what happens?
I see you again?
The delicatessen downstairs.
Ask for harry.
But you can still
see me again.
Especially if I win?
It won't matter.
I work here every day,
And I live upstairs
in room 201.
Thanks. I'll see
what my nurse says.
They're off and running.
At the start it's rule two,
breaking on top.
Flying cap is second.
Papoose is third.
Morningside is fourth.
Fast furious, fifth.
Dragonfly and red satin.
Down the back stretch
it's rule two
Leading by
a length and a half.
Morningside is second
by a half a length.
Papoose on the outside
is third by 3/4.
Flying cap is fourth
by one length.
Red satin is next
by a neck,
And dragonfly is
closing ground on the rail.
'Round the turn
it's rule two
Leading by a half a length,
Papoose challenging on the
outside is second by 3/4.
Morningside is third
by one length,
Flying cap and dragonfly.
Dragonfly trying
to get through on the rail
And can't find racing room.
He's going to the outside.
They're in the stretch,
and it's rule two
Leading by a head.
Papoose is second
by a neck.
Morningside is third
by 3/4.
And now dragonfly
is going to a drive
On the outside.
Here comes dragonfly.
They're coming down
to the wire
And it's papoose
and dragonfly.
It's papoose by a head
and dragonfly.
And it's going to be close.
And now it's
dragonfly and papoose.
And it's dragonfly,
the winner by a nose!
Papoose is second
by 3/4 of a length.
Rule two is third
by one length
And Morningside's
finished fourth-
4 grand, huh?
Well, I'll credit it
to your account.
You harry?
No. Wait a minute.
I'll get him.
Hey, harry.
5 to one I know
why you're here.
Yep. Same horse.
Well, that's
the way it goes.
That horse
has really
Knocked me over
You wouldn't believe it
if I told you
This was
the biggest loss
Of my whole career.
Great for you guys.
So what if a bookie
gets hit hard?
Big joke. Big joke.
Never occurs to you
that I got
A wife and kids
like other people.
Well, there goes
the 2 weeks at camp
I promised the kids
this summer.
4 grand.
What are you gonna do
with all that loot?
Get an operation
so I can play my violin again.
Uh, swell. Big joke.
Santa Claus, soldier.
I was a marine,
not a soldier.
For a while there,
I began to think
You'd gone south
with my car.
Busy day.
Santa bring
something for me?
That he did.
Here. Read this.
Might improve
your mind.
"Does drinking affect
your social life?"
Here's an orchid
for Darlene...
and I got a little
something for you here
That might
keep her interested
In you tonight.
Where we going?
Got a big
Looks like about
1,000 bucks.
Well, it should.
You must have found
the guy who did it.
I had a horse working
for me today.
The horse give you the money
to put down on himself?
You got
a right to know
What I'm up to
if you want to.
I don't.
Nancy's been after me
all day
To talk you out of doing
whatever you're doing.
Ok, I've talked.
Well, thanks.
You know,
I don't think Nancy's
As worried about you personally
as she pretends to be.
What do you mean?
I mean I think
she's more worried
About what
you might stir up.
You're a pint
ahead of schedule.
Only the blind
can really see.
Well, you're
only half blind.
I'll fix that.
You know I had
another friend once
Who had trouble
with that stuff.
He found a way
to get off of it.
He quit.
Thank you,
Billy Sunday.
Comb your hair.
We'll leave
As soon as
the girls are ready.
Good evening,
Social or business?
I don't know why
they ordered all this food.
They're still dancing.
Maybe they like
cold steaks,
Or maybe they're
just working up
An appetite.
I'd say they were
stuck on each other.
What difference
does it make?
Hey, waiter!
You better
put these steaks
Back in the oven.
Oh, and cancel that
strawberry shortcake
And bring me
a double bourbon.
I got a bad tooth.
Mighty handsome present,
this dress.
Mighty handsome girl
inside it.
This is like
old times, Nancy.
I could never
Get you to dance.
Funny. I like it now.
I must have mellowed.
the last time
We danced together?
At the beach one summer.
The summer I asked
you to marry me-
3 times.
3 times?
No wonder I lost out
to the other guy.
That horse must have
paid good odds.
8 to 1.
Did Delong tell you
I talked to him?
Yes, but let's relax
and have fun tonight.
I'm really worried, Rocky.
Oh, Nancy.
You can't have
any fun that way.
Well, the marathon
dancers are back.
Gee, that's
a pretty dress.
Beside you,
I look terrible.
Good old Darlene,
as the day is long.
Hello, Rocky.
Hiya, Gus.
We went ahead
without you
If you don't mind.
I want to talk
a little.
Would you like
to step outside?
Not particularly.
All right.
If you're trying
to bribe me,
That'll do it.
You spent $265
on clothes today, Rocky.
Is that illegal?
With these bills it is.
Where'd you get 'em?
I bet some money
on a horse.
They're part of
the Aetna payroll.
Got any more?
Where's the rest?
There's lots more.
I told you I made
a bet on a horse.
If you checked me
at the dress shop,
You should
have placed me
At the cigar stand.
I'm a busy man.
I didn't wait for you
To come out of
Mrs. Fletcher's apartment.
What did you
go up there for?
I could have told you
her husband was dead.
How is Mrs. Fletcher?
I think I'll leave.
You might as well
give him yours, too.
You kiddin'?
loaded us up
With hot money.
It isn't worth
a nickel.
All right, fingers.
Hand it over.
Are you kiddin'?
The man wants it-
So you bet
on a horse, huh?
Where'd you get
the money to bet with?
Castro loaned me $500.
Ok, Rocky, who booked
the bet for you?
The girl
at the cigar stand
In the Crossley hotel.
Fine. And who paid you off?
Guy named harry.
Same building.
All right.
Let's go check.
We'll start with harry
and work back.
I'm sorry, Nancy.
You want
to stay here,
Or would you
like to go home?
I don't want to stay here.
You kids go on home.
I'll be there
in about an hour.
Don't be too sure.
I said an hour.
Hey, where's harry?
Yeah, the guy you
dug out of the back room
This afternoon.
You must be
mistaken, mister.
no harry here,
And there ain't
any back room.
Don't give me that.
Hey, this isn't funny.
Where is he?
The guy who
paid me off.
Paid you off?
The guy with
the wife and kids
Who talked
and talked.
Where is he?
Take it easy.
Come on.
Strike one.
Crossley hotel?
Come on.
Look, honey, I-
where's the girl
Who was here
earlier today?
I don't know what
you're talking about.
I've been here all day.
I was in here.
I made a $500 bet
on a horse.
We don't book any bets.
There was a very
pretty girl here.
Where is she?
You sure this is
the right place?
No, this is a gag.
She said
she lived in 201.
All right. Let's go see.
Oh, I'm sorry.
I expected
to find the girl
From the cigar
stand up here.
Oh, you did, did you?
Well, I came back
From out of town
unexpectedly today,
So there won't
be any party tonight.
Now beat it!
Strike 2.
You know, Rocky, I think
we better get down to my office.
All right.
Anything for me,
Not a thing,
Get me Louie Castro
on the phone.
Right, sir.
Sit down. This may
take a little time.
Maybe 20 years.
What a prize sucker I am.
Were you in on
the frame, too?
All you smart guys
are prize suckers,
And I don't have
to be too bright
To trip you up.
All I have to do
is watch and wait.
not so long, either.
I have Castro
for you, lieutenant.
He's in his office.
Ok. Thanks.
Lieutenant Cobb.
Couple of questions.
I've got
Rocky Mulloy down here.
He says you told him
To bet on a horse
last night.
Rocky Mulloy?
Is he in town?
Yeah. He says
you gave him $500
To bet on a race.
Now, would I be donating
to Rocky Mulloy?
He's lying.
Hasn't been around.
Ok. Just checking.
Strike 3.
Ball one.
is high and wise.
Says you were
never around there.
Well, you can't believe that.
You saw me come down
from his office.
I'm surprised at him
slipping like that.
That phony bookie
was just a plant
To get that hot money on me.
I wouldn't know.
You gonna hold me?
No. I don't think
I will.
I've been waiting
for 5 years
For some of that
money to show up.
Whether you got it
Or just scaring it
into circulation,
I don't know yet.
As a matter of fact,
I don't care.
So go on.
Keep pokin' around.
We'll see
what happens.
Old clay pigeon me.
Yeah, you're
expendable, Rocky.
Hey, you've got
all my dough.
How about some cab fare?
What are you gonna
pay me back with,
Some more
of that hot money?
Maybe all of it.
All right.
There's 20.
That's out of
my own pocket.
I got a wife
And a couple
of kids.
I haven't met anybody lately
who hasn't.
Are you awake
Or do you want
some more water?
All right,
don't talk,
But you're gonna
listen real hard.
You don't know
when to stop,
Do you, stupid?
I'm out one day
And you try
to fix it
So I'm right back
in again.
How big does the
50 grand look now?
Can I get up?
You can't
move one inch.
I love to see
a big legitimate man
Like you
flat on your back.
In case
you're curious
Why Cobb
didn't hold me,
You slipped up,
He followed me
To your place
last night,
Which makes that
little lie of yours
About not seeing me
kind of curious.
He's beginning
to wonder
About a few things.
That money's
To tie
right back to you.
Why don't you calm down?
Because I
don't feel calm.
I talked
to a woman today
Who told me
about a Mr. Fletcher
Who was bribed
to identify me.
You know anything
about that?
All right.
You want the money.
Let's make a deal.
You got another
horse for me?
Let me get up.
I'll put this right
through your skull
If you get up
before I tell you.
I'll get the money for you.
I don't want
the 50 now.
I want all of it.
How can I get it all?
I've only got half of it.
You can use
That fertile brain
of yours
To figure that out.
You make one more
cute move
And see how long
you live.
I'll have it all
by tomorrow morning.
You sure will.
Now get up.
20 bucks? Gee,
I can't crack that.
Come on. We'll get it.
Mm, he's back.
Well, that was
a long hour.
Got any good money?
Yeah, a little.
Pay the cabdriver.
How much?
Buck 95.
Here's 2 bucks.
Keep the change,
And don't lose
your head.
Wasn't a very
successful celebration.
Oh, it doesn't matter.
You can take those
presents back tomorrow.
Nancy, I didn't expect
to do what I'm doing
Without getting
in a little trouble.
Well, what are you
trying to do,
Get back to
where Danny is?
Looks like
we're about to have
A very tense moment.
Look, it's
quarter to 2:00.
We got plenty of time
to make it to a bar
For a nightcap.
The time
doesn't matter.
I know a bartender.
Keep this for me,
will you, pal?
You carry the money
this time.
We'll see if I can
steal it from you.
Aren't you the comic
and insulter?
Where are
the car keys?
If I'm not back
by Tuesday,
Drag the river.
Good night.
Aren't you taking
an awful lot on yourself?
Danny asked you
not to. I ask you.
I'm getting close,
But one thing you
seem to have forgotten.
Danny doesn't get out
in 6 months.
He merely comes up
for parole.
Everything you're doing
Is just gonna make it
that much harder for him.
Believe me, it isn't.
I wouldn't take
a chance with that.
Don't you think
that should be up to him?
After all,
you're already out.
I'm too close.
I'm not gonna quit now.
Oh, sure, Rocky,
have it your way.
You always have.
Rocky's gonna
help his friends
Even if it kills them.
You can't really
think that.
Oh, I'm just sick
of the whole thing.
I've been living with this
Hanging over my head
for 5 years.
I'm trying to fix it
So it'll be easier
for you from now on.
Well, you're not.
You're just messing
everything up.
You've always
been stubborn.
You make up your mind
and nobody can change it,
Not even me.
Call an ambulance.
You needn't bother
for this one. She's dead.
Go on, I said.
Call an ambulance.
He still alive?
Yeah, who are you?
Police. I'm tailing
you for Cobb.
Well, you did
a great job.
Where's the guy
who did this?
Guys-2 of 'em.
My car was headed in
the wrong direction.
They were
out of sight
By the time
I got the door open.
You better
leave him alone
Till a doctor
gets here.
Rocky, they thought
that was you...
of course they did.
And me.
They just didn't care
who they got
As long as they got me.
Rocky, they thought
that was me.
Take it easy, dear.
Don't go anywhere, Mulloy.
Cobb will want to see you.
I don't want to have to look
all around for you.
No-Good mess.
They were after me
and got you.
What's the difference-
This or an alcoholic ward?
How bad's Darlene?
As bad as she can get.
Oh, that's a shame.
I was gettin' awful fond
of that little pickpocket.
Yeah, I know.
Look, Rocky, this thing's
getting rough.
I think you got
your neck out too far.
Don't worry about it.
Let's forget
our whole deal
And go fishing
or something.
You like fishing?
Used to.
At least it's healthy.
You sure you don't know
who did the shooting?
By the way, officer,
I'd like to talk
to lieutenant Cobb.
Well, I'll tell him.
If it's about that
phony alibi
You gave
for Mulloy here,
Cobb knows
all about it.
He's even discussed
it with the D.A.
I figured.
That's not what I
wan to talk to him about.
Tell him that unless
he wants me to sue the city,
He better do something
About getting me
a new wooden leg.
I'll mention it
to him.
Yeah. See if he can
get it in knotty pine.
I want it
to match my den.
Come on, Mulloy.
Cobb's waiting
for you.
All right.
I know where
we can pick up
A couple of
fishing poles cheap.
Plenty of time.
Look, they made
a mistake.
That doesn't mean
they're gonna stop trying.
For rubbing.
Just like
the old days-
Blazing guns
and big black limousines.
Aren't you indignant,
And don't you want to call
for your attorney?
He's on his way.
Well, this is murder-
Not just a cheesy matter
of some hot money,
But a dead girl and
a shot-Up soldier.
You know they were
after you, of course.
It doesn't take
an I.Q. Of 150
To figure that.
And you, Mrs. Morgan,
except for a little mistake,
You'd be lying on a slab
in the morgue right now.
Can you think
of any reason why?
I can't imagine.
I'm not asking you
to imagine anything.
You're alive
on a rain check.
You better start
Anything that
might help me.
Where were you
last night
When someone
took a shot at Rocky?
I was in bed.
Sound asleep, huh,
And it never even
woke you?
Lay off her, Gus.
Oh, sure. I don't
want to upset anybody.
What's a little thing
like murder?
And you were in your bar
Having a drink with
a couple of friends.
That's easy enough
to check.
Yeah, you'd be
awfully sure of that,
Yet you were home
When Rocky slapped you
around a little.
That's right.
Why did you go back
to your bar?
I couldn't sleep.
I can't hold any of you,
But I want you to know
my fondest hope
Is that one of you
bumps the other off
So I can pick up
who's left.
Are we through?
You are when I say so.
Now, just get it
through your heads
That the pressure's on.
I wouldn't give a nickel
For your husband's chances
before that parole board
With all this going on,
And I wouldn't give
a nickel for your chances
With those 2 apes
running around
Looking for you.
For you, I just
wouldn't give a nickel.
You two can go now.
Not you.
Oh, Rocky.
I'm taking
the tail off you.
You're on your own now.
You picked
a swell time to do it.
That's what
I figured.
We'll wait
for your attorney.
I love to watch them
Wait for me, driver.
I'll be right back.
Don't go.
I won't be gone long.
Rocky, please don't go.
I couldn't stand it
If anything
happened to you.
Nothing's going
to happen to me.
If I told you
You meant everything
in the world to me-
Don't talk like that.
I can't help it.
I don't care anymore.
Maybe I shouldn't
say it,
But I'm going to anyway.
No, you're not.
You're gonna stay here
And get some sleep,
And I'll be back
in a little while.
Rocky, please!
I'll be back.
Get in. Let's go
to your place.
Don't be a chump, Rocky.
This is exactly what
Cobb wanted you to do.
Your place.
It's too early.
It's not even open.
There's nobody there.
That's why we're
going to your place.
Get in.
Stop right there.
Get up on the desk.
Get up there
and lie down.
Lie down?
We seem to talk better
When you're flat
on your back.
You know, there's no use
kiddin' you, Rocky.
I- I've been out
to get you.
I was kind of a chump
To fool around
with this at all.
Like I told you before,
I'm 60% legitimate now.
You know, Cobb doesn't
have anything on us yet.
He's trying to get us
to fight it out for him.
What are you doing?
You ever hear of a game
called Russian roulette?
It's supposed to show
how much nerve you have.
6 chambers, one bullet.
Oh, now-Now, wait
a minute, Rocky.
Now, take it easy,
And every time I spin this,
You've got
a 5-To-1 chance.
That's better odds
Than you gave
my friends last night.
Look, Rocky,
the money's in a safe
Underneath this desk.
I'm not interested
in the money now.
Look, Rocky,
I'll tell you-
I'll tell you where
the rest of it is.
It'll be a cinch
For you
to pick it up.
That was
a messy killing, Castro.
A pretty little girl
isn't so pretty anymore.
A one-Legged marine
is all shot up
Just because somebody
thought it was me.
You'll have
$100,000, Rocky.
I'll help you get out
of the country, huh?
You don't get
the idea, do you?
Will you cut that out
a minute!
you drag me
into this thing
And you're gonna ruin
A couple of
your very best friends.
Like who?
If you hadn't been
so thick-Headed,
You'd have seen it
a long time ago.
Danny pulled
that stick-Up with me.
You had turned it down,
but he didn't.
No, it's the truth,
Danny killed the guard.
Fletcher had identified
him before I got to him
With the 5 grand.
He agreed to frame you
And name Danny
as an accessory.
Who do you think
has the other half
Of the dough?
Nancy, his wife.
How do you think I knew
You were coming
to my office
The other night?
She called and told me
You were on your way
over packin' a gun.
Go on.
She's been trying
to keep your nose
Out of everything.
She even took a shot
at you to scare you off.
So you tried to kill her
along with me.
Oh, she was shootin'
off her mouth
About Fletcher.
You said so yourself.
All right, stupid,
Pick up the phone
and call Cobb.
Oh, you're nuts, Rocky.
You want to play some more?
What am I supposed
to tell him?
Tell him to get over here.
You're gonna make
a confession.
Take it easy
with that thing.
Look, Rocky-
You're stretching
your luck.
Lieutenant Cobb, please.
This is Louie Castro.
What's the matter,
Hello, Cobb?
This is Louie Castro.
Get over to my place.
I'd like to make
a full confession.
You in trouble?
Yeah. Rocky Mulloy
is with me here now.
We'll be
right over.
Come on.
Thanks, lieutenant.
Well, that's that.
Now will you put
that thing away?
I don't think we're gonna
play with this anymore.
Now that you've
called your 2 boys,
Let's really
call Gus Cobb.
I think he'd like
to meet them.
And do me a favor, Castro,
while I'm on the phone,
Try to jump me.
I'd love nothing better
Than shooting you
right in the belly.
They're all around us.
Let's shoot it out.
Let me get out of here,
will you?
You shouldn't be
too anxious
To get out there.
The boys might think you
called 'em into a trap.
Give me a break, Rocky.
Let me get out
the back door.
Your first 6 months
in jail, Castro,
Are gonna be
a little rough.
You won't be able
to sleep much.
You'll be wondering what
your friends are doing.
I'm not gonna
take this alone.
I'll spill
everything I know
About Danny
and the girl.
Of course, it won't be
as tough on you
As it was on me
Because you
really belong there.
This wasn't my idea.
I only work for Castro.
I know all that.
Give me the key
to this joint.
I haven't got a key.
I'll tell you anything
you want to know.
Give me a break,
will ya?
Take him away. You wait
for the coroner.
We're goin' in
the back way.
You hear that, Castro?
That's the heavy foot
of the law.
Get yourself
a good lawyer.
If you're lucky,
You might get off
with life, like I did.
The money's in a safe
under the desk.
Take care of him.
Wait a minute, Rocky.
I don't suppose you have
a permit for this?
How much of the money's
under the desk?
His half.
Where's the rest?
I don't know.
I said I didn't know.
Who is it?
It's me, Rocky.
Oh, Rocky, I'm
so glad you're back.
I've nearly been
out of my mind.
Where have you been?
Looking for Castro.
You found him?
I went to his apartment,
to his office.
He's hiding out
or looking for me.
You've gotta
get away from here.
Go somewhere where
Castro can't find you.
I've been thinking
about it.
Take me with you.
Take you?
Yes, Rocky, please.
Where would we go?
It doesn't matter.
We've just
gotta get away.
Well, that
isn't so easy.
But you can't go
without me.
I couldn't stand
to be alone again.
Danny will be out
in 6 months.
You can stand
6 months.
What is it, Nancy?
I'm not gonna wait
6 months for Danny.
If he got out tomorrow,
I wouldn't wait,
And you know why.
No. You tell me why.
You're just afraid
to admit it,
But you know.
Take me with you.
I haven't got
the cab fare
To get us
to the city limits.
I've got some money.
You couldn't be
making much
At that job you're doing.
I've got enough
to take us
As far as
we want to go-
The other end
of the world,
Away from Castro,
away from everything.
That's a long way.
Not if you've got
No, not if you've got
It's in a suitcase
in Williams' basement.
In the old house?
Oh, I couldn't
tell you before.
I'm surprised
you didn't guess.
Danny was in on it.
I've had the money
all the time.
5 years.
Oh, I wanted
to do something,
But I couldn't.
The whole trial
you didn't say anything.
Rocky, I couldn't.
Castro told me
if I said anything,
I'd be arrested
for having the money.
You had the money,
And I went away
for 5 years.
Oh, I didn't want to
see you go to prison,
But I was afraid,
Afraid of Castro.
Why didn't you tell me
when I got out, Nancy?
I don't know.
Oh, but we can
forget all that.
It's all
worked out now.
You're free, and we're
back together again.
That's all that matters.
It's always been
you and me, Rocky.
You know that.
It's always been
you and me.
what's the matter?
You've always been
in love with me.
You still are,
aren't you?
I still am.
Then you'll get me
out of here.
I'll get you out.
This morning?
Can we leave right away?
We'll leave
right away.
I'll get packed.
You'd better
get packed, too.
Darling, we'll have such
a wonderful life together.
I just came
from the hospital.
Delong's gonna be
all right.
Did you find
the rest of the money?
Yeah. It's
in a suitcase
In the basement
of the old house.
I knew it couldn't be
in her trailer.
I've had it searched
a dozen times.
You might as well
pick her up.
She'll be packed.
You feel pretty rotten
about it, don't you?
How would you feel?
Warner bros.
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