Ten North Frederick (1958) Movie Script

I'd want her to be happy, even if
she weren't on my consience.
They're coming.
Direct in front of me..
...across from me, stands the
palatial mansion..
...where Joseph B. Chapin
was born..
...and where he died.
The house was built by
Mr. Chapin's grandfather..
...over a hundred years ago.
Here come the distinguished
funeral guests now.
We see Mr. Arthur McHenry..
...the late Mr. Chapin's law partner.
And Mr. Joseph B. Chapin Junior.
Miss Ann Chapin..
...popular member of the Gibbsville
younger set.
And Mrs. Edith Chapin.
The bereaved widow.
Now arriving is Governor
Lloyd Williams.
With him are State Senator
Mike Slattery..
...and Mr. Robert Hooker.
Editor of the Gibbsville Standard.
All three were close personal
friends of the departed.
And even at this distance
their grief is evident.
Give us a smile will you please?
Now boys, this is a funeral.
Thank you.
Mr. Paul Donaldson.
The famous multi-millionaire
banker from New York.
And Lieutenant-General Coates who drove
here from Washington for the funeral.
Edith. I call myself a dealer
in words.
But today I have none to offer.
Today Robert. But not yesterday.
Oh. You saw my editorial?
I consider it one of the finest
pieces of writing I've ever read.
And not only because it was about Joe.
The Bar Association was having
it reprinted.
It's an empty honor when
I think of it.
Well, I wish the occasion hadn't
arose... arisen.
Thank you.
I think I should ought to try and say a
few words to each of our guests here.
Oh, you shouldn't be downstairs here at all.
It's a rare sight to see such
courage these days.
I've always lived for my husband..
...my family. Nothing else.
You're very brave Edith Chapin.
Get Joby.
He should be down here with us.
It looks... tacky.
I'll try to get him downstairs, mother.
Arthur dear.
You were Joe's best friend.
Stay beside me.
You know how painfully
shy I am.
So good of you to come, Governor.
Joe would have appreciated it.
The least I could do Edith.
And you, Mike.
He was always so fond of you.
Mike, you're in trouble.
She wants something.
What, for instance?
Oh, say a small ambassadorship.
Or some other post suitable to a widow
of wealth and refinement.
I don't owe her a thing.
But she thinks you owe her
a hundred grand.
"Madam" requests your
presence downstairs.
One more slug, and I might
be up to it.
There, you know you get
plastered on two drinks.
This is a day to get plastered.
Have you got the right idea?
Is she being noble, our
bereaved mother?
Yes, she's being noble.
Too terribly stiff-upper-lip
When you go back to camp?
On the 11.05 tonight.
First time I ever looked
forward to it.
I'm beginning to appreciate why
father need this stuff.
Did you love him Joby?
He was my father. The only
one I ever had.
I don't mean like that.
I mean, did you positively
love him?
As a human being?
Well, not the way you
did, old girl.
In spite of what he did to you.
He didn't do it.
He went along with her.
He let her do it.
Only because he went by
his rule-book.
It was an awfully thin little book.
But the rules in it were important.
Such as..
..."The mother takes charge..
...when her daughter commits
a social error..
...like getting herself pregnant."
Joby, do we have to have that?
I'm sorry, I didn't think.
Forget it.
Sorry, Anna-banana.
I can take almost anything..
...but not the music.
Music does it to you like nothing else.
Where's Charlie now?
Coast guard.
Uh, what do you call them?
Chief Petty Officer?
Leading a band.
He's married and lives
in New Jersey.
Not another one Joby.
Come on. Better go downstairs.
Feeding time at the zoo.
I hope "Madam" is getting
something out of this.
Joby... let her put on her act.
Let her enjoy putting
on her act.
After all..
...who has she got?
You... and me.
Her son and daughter.
Who has she got?
Oh, you left out the most
important one of all.
Herself. She has herself.
And she's been having herself
for years and years.
That's why the biggest thing in
Joseph B. Chapin's life..
...was his funeral.
Are you aware of what she
did to father?
What did she do to father?
Poisoned him.
Oh, now Joby. Wait a minute.
I'm waiting.
How did she poison him?
With a slow poison.
...to modern scientific methods.
Now I get it.
Now you get it.
She did something to him..
...that was like a slow poison.
You get it.
He was in her way. She didn't
need him anymore.
Joby, what did happen to him?
Only five years ago.
He was so strong and so jolly,
and so eager for life.
Say you remember!
I remember.
Don't think, Anna-banana.
Thinking stinks..
Thinking stinks.
Which nobody can deny!
Which nobody can deny!
For he's a jolly good fellow,
For he's a jolly good fellow.
For he's a jolly good fellow..
...which nobody can deny.
Ladies and gentlemen.
Our guest of honor has
threatened to shoot me..
...if I make a speech.
But I think we can all
safely wish him:
Happy, happy!
And many, many!
To Joe Chapin!
God bless him!
God bless him.
Frankly, I don't know
what we're celebrating.
A man's 50th birthday should
be kept a secret..
...like all of a woman's birthdays.
Oh, you're just a young sprog.
Well, I guess I can't complain.
I have good friends.
As tonight has proved.
A pair of fine children.
I'm sorry Joby can't be with us tonight.
But he couldn't get away
from school.
And I have... Edith.
Well, I don't know about
you old crocks..
...but I'm going to dance with
a beautiful young lady.
I guess I have the right.
Because I have been paying her
bills for quite a few years.
Come on, Ann.
Let's show them something.
May I have the pleasure
Mrs. Chapin?
I don't feel like dancing.
Thank you.
Oh, come on.
People are looking at us.
If you didn't want to be see with
me, you shouldn't have invited me.
My husband invited you.
Because I'm the district attorney
and couldn't be left out?
Here I was, thinking..
...I'd made the social grade
at last.
Hi Joe!
Ann, would you honor you
old Uncle Arthur?
You're making me very
happy Edith.
You promised never to annoy me.
And I think you're drunk.
Drunk... but discreet.
After all. I've kept our little
secret for fifteen years.
A gentleman would have
forgotten it.
But, I'm not a gent.
These days champagne
doesn't exhilarate..
...it just gives me a headache.
Scotch. And Saratoga veggi.
No ice.
You ought to take a good
look at yourself.
In what way?
You're fifty years old today.
We haven't too much time left.
You and I.
Time for what?
Have you got a girlfriend?
You ought to come to New York
with me sometime.
And I'll fix you up with a
little group I know.
You will?
They're not kids. But who
wants kids?
New York's overrun..
...with the fanciest, good-looking
dames in the world.
And there isn't a thing
they don't know.
When did you get time to
make all your millions?
Listen. I'm downtown at ten o'clock
just after the bell rings.
Some guys go to a gym.
I take a dame to a nightclub.
The same effect.
Tell me something.
Have you ever been out
with another woman..
...since you married Edith?
Or are you too much of a
gentleman to answer that?
I'll answer it. And the
answer is "no".
You poor miserable jerk!
You've never got anything
out of life..
...and boy, you wouldn't know
how to start now.
Paul, if you really got anything
out of your kind of life...
...you wouldn't brag about
it so much.
After you, Don Juan.
Hello Joby.
Father, mother... Anna Banana.
What are you doing here?
I've been fired.
Ann. Turn off that radio.
You know: expelled.
Given the old heave-ho.
What for?
Well, the specific crime was "smoking".
But I think there's a lot more.
Old Potty's writing you a letter.
Ann. Go to bed.
I said, go to bed.
Yes, mother. See you later.
Stop that!
I'll call doctor Potts in
the morning. Maybe...
Take my tip and save your 15 cents.
Old Potty's had it.
You still have to prepare for college.
We'll have to send you to some
tutoring school.
You know Bill Weizansky
in my class?
Well, his father's the pianist. You know:
Lazlo Weizansky.
He gave a concert at
school last month.
Afterwards, I played for him.
He said I could easily get a
scholarship at Juilliard.
What's Juilliard?
A music school in New York.
A music school?
Well, it's famous mother. You get a
chance to study with the top men.
Classical and jazz. I could..
What about Yale? What
about law school?
You know that Arthur McHenry and I..
...have always had our hearts set
on you coming into the firm with us.
Well it's... it's an idea. That's all.
Well, perhaps.
A foolish idea.
Mother, I..
Alright, we'll sleep on it.
And discuss it in the morning.
Yes, sir, but I mean..
Goodnight, Joby.
Goodnight sir.
Goodnight, Joby.
Goodnight, mother.
Come in.
Oh. Were you already asleep?
No. I just turned off the
light this minute.
Came to say goodnight.
You dear man.
My lovely father.
Your lovely, antique, father.
Oh stop boasting.
What you going to do about Joby?
I haven't decided yet.
You know, he really
has talent.
He certainly displays a talent
for getting into trouble.
That's why you're so different. You've
never given me a moment of worry.
Goodnight, dear Ann.
Goodnight my lovely daughter.
What time do you have to be
at the office tomorrow?
I have to be in court at
ten o'clock.
Well, you'd better tell Marion, then.
Yes, sir?
Marion, I'll have breakfast
at eight-thirty.
Thank you. Goodnight.
Goodnight, sir.
You know, I've been thinking about this..
...Juilliard School.
If we let Joby go to a place like that.
What would your friends say?
The people who really count,
...Paul Donaldson, for instance.
I really don't give a hang what
Paul Donaldson would say.
I like Paul. But he's not
a man I admire.
I've never understood Joby,
and I don't suppose I ever will.
But I want to help him.
Help him ruin his life?
Well, it's his life, Edith.
And have we no responsibilities
as his parents?
Yes. We're responsible alright.
And that's what makes it so
tough to decide.
One thing is certain. He's
got to go through college.
He can't afford to miss
out on that.
Afterwards, we'll see.
It's time enough then, to
go to Juilliard.
If he still wants to.
A jazz pianist! What an ambition.
Speaking of ambitions.
What were you and Mike Slattery
discussing at the party?
He asked me to have
lunch tomorrow.
He did?
Do you think he's
guessed anything?
Now I've got to decide whether
to break the date or keep it.
Oh keep it, of course! You
wanted him to come to you.
I don't know Edith, but when
you get right down to it..
...I'm no politician.
Neither was Wendell Wilkie
a year ago.
A year from now, he may be President
of the United States.
In four years, you
could be the one.
Hey, Edith, Edith, wait a minute.
This is just the way we
planned it.
Now, the professionals are
getting interested.
That's what worries me.
Why should it? You need the Mike
Slattery's and they need you.
You want me to
look at this?
I think I see... twenty thousand dollars.
You want me to put
this in my pocket?
What's the matter? Afraid there's a
Dicta-Graph in this office?
I take it..
...that this isn't just your usual
campaign contribution.
Mike, you haven't picked the nominees
for the top state offices yet.
"Governor", and
"United States Senator".
I don't want either of them.
You don't want to be Governor
or Senator. Is that it?
That's it.
Frankly... a million dollars wouldn't
get you either of them.
I'm not completely an
innocent, Mike.
My grandfather was Lieutenant-Governor
of this state.
Oh. You want the nomination for
Is that it?
Who knows you want it?
You and Edith, that's all.
Though speaking personally,
I'd like to see you get it.
And not only as a friend.
That's good enough for me Mike.
Now that we've got this, for openers.
Well, you know what the boys
are going to say.
Who's "Joe Chapin"?
Whoever heard of him on
Satello, Mengo County.
Let's say this would impress
the boys, but.
It wouldn't impress the world.
How much would... would impress them enough?
That's for you to say Joe.
If I'm forced to, I'll go five
times this amount.
A hundred thousand dollars! Can
I tell the boys you're good for that?
If they're good for the nomination.
If they'll shake hands on it.
Oh, they won't shake hands
on anything, Joe.
Not in a tough year like this.
I'll uh..
Tell you what I'll do
with you Joe.
I'll keep this.
I won't ask you for
the rest of it..
...unless in my honest opinion,
you have the inside track..
...for the nomination.
But you'll have to trust me, Joe.
You've kissed this goodbye.
No matter what happens.
You understand?
Mike, you're a wonder.
At least you didn't call
me a smart Irishman.
Only because I forgot to.
I like it when people like
you forget that, Joe.
Goodbye Mrs. Slattery.
I never even knew you
worked for your husband.
He's a slippery lad. I never
let him out of my sight.
Peg makes all the major
decisions in this office.
You'll here from me soon.
Alright, Mike.
Did you get that?
Every word. You want me to
play it back?
Why uh..
Why would a fellow
like Joe Chapin..
...want to be "Lieutenant Governor"?
It doesn't make sense.
Unless he wants to
fly even higher.
How much higher? He ruled
out Governor and Senator.
Are you thinking the
same thing I am?
What, for instance?
I can't say it.
The words have a hard time..
...getting out of my mouth.
The same thing Mr. Wilkie wants?
Say it girl!
Mr. Chapin wants to be
President, that's all.
Cannot imagine how.
How do you convince yourself..
...you can be, or you ought to be?
You marry Edith Stauchs Chapin.
You jerk. You're supposed to squeeze
the trigger.
Now aim carefully, and just
squeeze it off.
You jerked it again.
Come on, let's dance.
Wait a minutes. This is important.
Oh, come on, you're never going to hit it.
You did it!
There! You see!
Annie Oakly's sister.
You know I feel pretty good about being
out with the Lieutenant-Governor's daughter.
Don't be silly. Father isn't even
nominated yet.
Let alone elected.
Well, everybody's for him.
Who's everybody?
Well, my father and mother.
Everybody they know.
That's not everybody.
Come on, buster.
I get enough politics at home.
The trumpet-player is good.
I want to find out his name.
What do you care what his name is?
Come on, Ann.
Come on.
Could you tell me please, the name
of that trumpet-player there?
Hey Charlie, what's your name?
I'll buy it. What's my name?
No kidding! Society girl wants to know.
What do you want to know my
name for? You got a subpoena?
No. It's for my brother.
He's got some records made by this band.
And he thinks your playing is superb.
He really does.
Superb, huh? Well, good for him.
Well, what's your name? So I can tell him.
How do you spell that?
I'd better write it down for you.
You, uh, want my telephone number too?
No thanks.
How about a drink?
There's an intermission in a few minutes.
You're inviting us?
I'm inviting you. Both of you.
I've got a little jug.
I'm sorry we can't make it.
We'll meet you at the intermission.
What's a matter with you anyway? Trying to
pick up a bum out of the orchestra like that?
Bet he makes more money than
you'll make when you're twenty-five.
Well, at least, I won't be making it that way.
Let's go out in the car.
No. I'm not going out in the car.
Is that final?
It's as final as the "Declaration Of Independence".
Then excuse me! Find somebody else
to take you home..
...your lousy trumpet-player for all I care.
What's your name? Where you from?
I gave you mine, but I was too dumb
to get yours.
I'm Ann Chapin.
And I'm from Gibbsville.
Gibbsville huh? What do you know about that?
I played there last winter.
So that's where you live, huh?
All my life. I was born there.
I was born in Jersey City, New Jersey.
Are you married?
Am I married? Not in this business.
Are you?
Well, I don't know who belongs to this but..
...be my guest.
Hang on to this, will you?
This stuff keeps me going
through the intermission.
I don't get tired playing.
But when I stop I do.
Now, you tell me when.
That's perfect.
None of that stuff for me, thank you.
Where did you learn to play?
Oh, one of the sisters. You know, the nuns.
A nun who played the trumpet?
Why sure.
A good musician can blow anything.
She was good too.
She taught one of the kids clarinet,
and me the horn.
She used to beat our ears back too..
...if we didn't practice one hour a day.
Sister "Angelica".
She didn't have to beat my ears back.
Because after the first go, you know I liked it.
Say, do you like a good trumpet?
Well, I don't really know much about it.
It's my brother.
Oh, I love a good horn.
Why, if wasn't for the old axe,
I guess I could have been..
The axe, the horn, the trumpet. You know?
Well, like I was saying.
I could have been a dead gangster by now.
Couple of friends of mine.
We grew up together.
They ended up on a Jersey meadow.
Could have been me.
Say, um..
What would your family say if they knew
you were out with a guy like me?
Well, you ought not to be. But I'm glad you are.
Do you know, some guys with bands..
...they'd have half your clothes off by this time.
I was taking a chance, wasn't I?
Well, what did you do it for? Kicks?
No... no!
Don't give me that, please.
I was just..
In yours truly?
Well, you know, the boys I go out with.
Well, when you..
...fold a paper over and over and
cut out a paper doll.
You get a lot of dolls just alike.
Know what I mean?
Well, I've quit playing with paper dolls but..
...I know what you mean.
Well, you're different.
What you're doing is real.
Guess I respect you for that.
Respect me for...?
And just to show you how much
I respect you I..
...I ain't even going to kiss you.
And you're pretty too.
Hey, you're real pretty.
Does it... does it hurt to play?
No. Why should it?
I don't know... I don't know.
But I, heard it somewhere.
Doesn't it make your lips... sore?
Now you want me to kiss you, don't you?
If you want to.
Having a good time, sonny-boy?
Uhoh, this your car?
I'm sorry mister.
Don't you know no better..
...than to take a broad to somebody else's car?
Look, I said I was sorry.
How do we know you ain't going
to steal the car?
From the back seat I was going to steal it, huh?
Look, your car was just handy, that's all.
Yeah, I'll say it was handy.
Cute chair!
Come on! Let's get out of here.
Come on Johnny! Let's go!
Thank you.
Joe! You think we should?
Edith. We have to celebrate.
You'll learn to drink at Newhaven anyway.
To my son on being accepted by Yale.
Joby I'm proud of you.
I wish I could share your enthusiasm.
Well boola-boola!
Mr. Slattery is here to see you sir.
Ask him in.
Come in Mr. Slattery.
Thank you.
Well, Mike. This is a pleasant surprise.
Will you join us?
Hi Joe. There isn't time. I've picked
the Evening Sun.
Grayson's column. The second paragraph.
"Dog days in Lantern, Mengo County."
"For some reason Mike Slattery is trying
to convince the powers that be that..."
"that one Joseph B. Chapin of Gibbsville..."
"ought to get the nomination for
Lieutenant Governor."
"Friend Mike must be getting inside
society at Lantanegro Way."
"Mr Chapin is so high-and-mighty,
such a snob that..."
Perfectly revolting!
I never even met this fellow Grayson!
You been running out in front. Now the
opposition has had a chance to develop.
A cheap political columnist!
That isn't what worries me.
He's the mouthpiece for the powers-
that-be that he mentions here.
What are we going to do about it?
Well luckily Gorman of the Daily News is
in town. He hates this Grayson.
Maybe we can get him on our side.
Well, I'll be available all day tomorrow.
I mean now, Joe. We're taking him
to dinner tonight.
My car is outside.
Well, just as you say, Mike. You're the doctor.
Sorry to break up your evening, Edith.
Perfectly alright. We're very grateful to you.
Don't be.
This piece not only makes a horse's
hind-quarters out of your husband.
It also makes one out of me.
Let's go Joe.
Hello, Ann.
Hello Mr. Slattery.
Father. Could I see you for a minute please?
Well, I'm just on my way out dear.
Will it keep until tomorrow?
Sure... Guess it will keep alright.
What's wrong with you?
Nothing's wrong.
Why should anything be wrong?
What is the matter?
I'm just a little bushed. It's very hot.
You've been mooning around the house
all week like a ghost.
I want to put through a person-to-person
call to Atlantic City.
Charles Bongiorno at the Regal Hotel.
My name is... Ann Chapin.
Oh my dear.
Congratulations my boy.
Now you both sit down. Make yourselves
comfortable, yes.
I have strudel and some nice cider for you.
Oh, we were just going..
Of course we will Mrs Hartman.
That's very kind of you.
Good. Come Conrad.
Coming dear.
Well, Mrs. Bongiorno, where do we
go from here?
Back to Gibbsville.
Ah, see your folks, huh?
Well, first of all we're going to
have some strudel and cider, yeah?
Hey uh..
What kind of funny lingo is that anyway?
The Kidd's are Van-Dutch.
You get a lot of it around here.
Wonder what my old lady would have said.
Getting married by a Dutchman
instead of by a priest.
Well, I hope it's legal.
It's legal.
You are stuck.
I'm stuck. And you know something?
I'm loving it.
Love... love.
Really, Ann, let's try not to be mawkish.
Haven't you ever loved anyone?
Don't you know what it is?
I know what it isn't! My dear child.
You're not the first nice girl to lose her
head over a completely unsuitable man.
Mother, Charley's my husband and I'm
going to have his baby.
The baby of course does present a problem.
Not to me it doesn't.
To your father and me!
People still count on their fingers,
you know.
Why won't you let me see father? Are you
afraid to let me see father?
It is your father's own wish.
He's talking to the young man.
And I'm talking to you!
Such a lovely honeymoon!
Maybe they'll like each other!
Wouldn't it be funny if they liked each other?
Oh Ann... Please! Try and be realistic.
My marriage is real, and the baby is real.
Father isn't a monster!
Are you implying that I am?
No!... No.
But you..
...know how to hurt, and he doesn't.
You... have hurt your father more
cruelly today..
...than he's ever been hurt in his life.
There's never been a scandal
in the Chapin family before.
And coming at a time like this..
...when he's fighting for his
political life.
For you to let him down, his favorite.
His spoiled darling.
His lovely daughter.
Did he say this? That I'd let him down?
What's the difference? It's true!
Isn't it?
What can I do?
You can agree to the annulment of this
impossible marriage!
My baby?
Those things can be explained.
We'll go to Europe, stay
there for a couple of years.
We'll say, that you were married
and divorced over there.
Could be a fine old Italian family.
Might even get to the top.
I won't agree to that. Never!
I want to see my father! I want to
hear him say these things!
I want him to say them to me!
Ann, I think I've been very fair.
What's the matter?
I... want... father.
He's here.
Good. When I buzz..
You slip out through the back, Joe.
I'm staying Mike.
But Joe, what do you hope to gain by that?
He's right Joe. Let us handle this.
We know these lies.
What we've dug up on him,
he'll never know what hit him.
I want to see him for myself.
Alright, it's your party Joe.
But let us do the talking.
You can go in now.
Come in son.
Sit down.
Well, what's this for?
You can read, can't you?
Personally, I think Mr. Chapin is
being extremely generous.
Hey, what kind of a gag is this anyway?
I didn't ask for any money.
Look. I want my wife and I want to go home.
Nobody's keeping you here.
You can go home... alone.
Get this straight, buster. I'm
not taking any dough.
Where is this guy, Mr. Chapin anyway?
I was told to meet him here.
I have complete authority to
act for Mr. Chapin.
He wants you to take this money,
and clear out.
What kind of a guy is that anyway?
Don't even want to meet his son-in-law?
Not now, or ever.
Even if he got rid of me, Annie's going
to have kid, ain't she? My kid!
Exactly. And that adds up to a serious crime.
What crime?
The girl is under eighteen.
Did you ever hear of "statuary rape"?
I didn't even know she was jail-bait,
and I married her, didn't I.
When you had to.
I don't think that will impress the jury.
Is that what you want to arrest me for?
Well, you just go right ahead.
Juries ain't as dumb as all that.
Mr. Williams here is a District Attorney.
I think he knows a little bit more
about juries than you do.
I don't care who he is. I'm calling
your bluff, mister.
With your record?
What do you mean, my record?
Tell him Lloyd.
"Two arrests for petty theft."
That was ten years ago.
"Picked up on suspicion of armed robbery."
I was only fifteen years old.
I got mixed up with a bunch of guys.
I didn't know what it..
Nice little bunch of professional gunmen.
I tell you I haven't seen those
guys in ten years.
I never even touched a gun myself.
You can always tell that to the judge.
You see what you're up against, son?
You'll get as much as five years for this.
If you play it our way, you'll
be clean and you'll have..
It's up to you, boy.
You guys have really got it
stacked against me, haven't you?
This is a lot of money.
You can always tear it up.
What's that?
I said, you could always
tear up that check.
Why don't you?
Oh, you'd like that, wouldn't you?
What do you want me to do? Go to jail and
be a hero or something? For what?
Well, I never took any dough, for..
...what would you call it? Escort work?
Well, if you know any other rich
babes who would like a little uh..
...you know what? Tell them
I'm available at the same rate.
Get out!
Are you Mr....?
Get out of here before I kill you.
Where's Ann?
The doctor's with her.
Is she ill? What's wrong?
I don't know.
I was just talking to her as we
agreed that I should.
Billy, is she alright?
Yes, she'll be alright.
She had a miscarriage, that's all.
Providential, isn't it Edith?
I called a nurse. An extremely discreet one.
Harry can pick her up at this address.
Billy, I want to see Ann.
Later. She's under sedation.
I hope she's asleep.
Telephone sir. It's Mr. Slattery.
Tell him I'll call him back.
No, no. I'll talk to him Marion.
Marion, you ask Harry please to
pick up a nurse at that address.
Yes, madam.
Yes, Mike?
I thought you'd like to know that other
matter, is all taken care of.
Material evidence.
There was a little dutch J.P. over
in Pennsylvania.
I called some of my connections over there.
I'm grateful to you Mike.
Doing favors is my business Joe.
Even though this one involved the
destruction of an official record.
I've never done anything like that before.
Well, I appreciate that Mike.
Goodnight Joe.
Is Charley here?
He's gone Ann.
Gone?.. Gone?
Where did he go to?
Please Ann dear... please listen.
He was no good. He ran out.
Ran out?
I gave him a chance. If he
had torn up the check..
What check?
He took money, Ann.
I offered him money and he took it.
I had to.
I couldn't let you waste yourself,
and waste your whole life.
I had to prove to you that he was worthless.
That's my good girl.
It was going to be such a wonderful baby.
Strong... and noisy.
Such a strange baby to be born..
...at 10 North Frederick Street.
I can't live here anymore.
I'm going away.
We'll talk about it later, when you're stronger.
No. It's already decided.
Going somewhere.
Me off... somewhere.
Yes, Ann.
Goodnight, dear Ann.
Goodnight, my lovely daughter.
Personally, I think we missed a bet.
We could have had one good
musician in the family anyway.
Gentlemen. This is my friend, Joe Chapin.
Mr. Chapin.
I think you know almost everybody
here Joe.
I think so.
And you all know Lloyd Williams, of course.
Hello Loyd.
If you sit down gentlemen, I think
we're ready to begin.
Now Mr. Chapin.
In this room we're all realists. We don't
kid ourselves, we don't kid each other.
I don't exaggerate when I tell you,
that in this election.
We could lose this state, New Jersey,
...the whole eastern seaboard.
I think I can trust you not to repeat that.
Nothing said in this room
is for repetition.
We understand.
Now Mr. Chapin.
The party is deeply grateful..
...for your generous, your extremely
generous contribution.
But please ask yourself.
Can we afford to gamble this year on a
man who is not a proven vote-getter?
...forgive me for saying this..
...on a man who has had an unhappy
occurrence in his family..
...that might become a public scandal
at any time?
Well, that's our question. And
we're leaving the answer up to you.
Of course, you don't have to give it
to us right now. We can wait.
Gentlemen, I withdraw.
I told them Joe.
I told them class would tell.
Pow! Right in the chairman's lap.
It was a good punch.
Reminded of the old days
in the coal mine.
After he quit.
What was the good of that?
Now, Edith, we're talking about Joe Chapin.
You don't think he'd hang around where he
wasn't wanted?
"Gentlemen, I withdraw!"
That's Joe Chapin in three words.
Where do you think he is now?
Where I'd be in his place. Off somewhere
treating my wounds with alcohol.
Oh, leave me alone.
I'll leave you alone.
Go easy on him Edith, when he comes back.
He's got nothing left now, except you.
Get out!
Come in.
Oh, pardon me. Where's the party?
What party?
But they said there was a party at 315.
This is 215.
You've got the wrong floor.
My mistake.
Say, what you doing? Getting drunk
all by yourself?
That's the general idea.
It isn't good for a gentleman to
drink by himself.
Well, why don't you join me.
Don't mind if I do.
I guess a gentleman gets lonely on the road.
What do you travel in?
What do I travel in?
You know. What do you sell?
You're a salesman aren't you?
Oh. Yes, yes. I'm a salesman.
At least I was until a few hours ago.
I just... quit.
Well, what were you selling?
Oh you're kidding.
Why, is there any law against selling yourself?
Now look mister, you got me wrong.
Oh, I'm sorry. I didn't mean to imply
anything like that. I'm very sorry.
I just meant I was trying to get a job.
And it fell through?
It fell through... and how.
You broke or something?
No. not in that sense of the word, no.
Well. Then you've got nothing to worry about.
A big strong, handsome man like you.
I'm Stella. What's your name honey?
What's my name?
My name is "Chump".
"Joseph B. Chump".
Now you're kidding again.
You know what a "chump" is don't you?
He is someone who thinks he can get
anything he wants..
...by reaching out and grabbing it.
Just like that.
Now that's alright for a kid.
But when a man of fifty does it,
he is a chump.
And a useless chump.
You're hurting my arm,
Sorry, I..
I frequently hurt people without meaning to.
It's my specialty.
Look, mister..
You think you can buy anything you want.
All you have to do is put down the money
and it is yours.
Like dropping a nickel on a pile of newspapers
and walking off with the paper you want.
You think everything is for sale!
Everything in the world!
Your daughter's husband, the highest
office in the land. Everything!
All you need is a... nickel.
I'm making a funny joke.
Why don't you laugh?
Yeah, well.
It's been nice knowing you, mister.
Real nice.
Don't go.
I'm enjoying our "conservation".
Our con-ver-sation.
Well, you see, I'd promised these
gentlemen that I'd show..
I'm sorry my dear, I've been
most inconsiderate.
Here. Wait a minute.
Here. For your time and the pleasure
of your company.
But this is a hundred bucks!
Go spend it on your heart's desire.
Buy yourself some happiness!
Gee, thanks. Thanks a lot Mr. Chump.
Where have you been?
Hotel in town. I got... drunk.
It never occurred to you to let
me know where you were?
It occurred to me.
Were you alone?
Did I have a woman with me? As a
matter of fact, I did, yes,
I thought so.
No, no Edith.
She just happened to walk in by mistake.
I gave her a drink, and sent her away.
I can just picture that.
The way I was feeling.
I just wanted to be alone.
I remember at one time, you were
angry with me. We were in New York.
Oh. Long ago..
Fifteen years.
That long?
Yes. I guess it was.
You stayed overnight in New York.
Remember that?
Without me.
I remember it... very well.
Well, that time you wanted to be by yourself.
And this time I wanted to be by myself.
You're lying.
I never asked you what you did.
Maybe you should have asked me.
What are you trying to say, Edith?
Have I aroused your curiosity?
Well, that's something anyway.
You've always been so smugly
complacent about me.
I don't call it being "smugly complacent".
I call it: "trusting you".
I always have, and I still do.
And it would be unthinkable for me
to have anything to do with another man?
Yes. I guess it would.
Yes, I'd say that.
Because you're not that kind of a person.
What kind of a person am I?
How long is it since you've given
any thought to me, as a person?
You have good reason to know
that I'm not a cold woman and..
...wouldn't it take the wind out of your sails
to hear that somebody else knows that too.
Are you trying to say that you've had
affairs with other men?
Yes! I have!
One affair. That time in New York.
Why did you decide to tell me this, now?
Just, at this moment?
Because you let those politicians walk
all over you.
And because, just at this moment..
...I despise you enough to tell
you what I really think of you!
I've wasted my life! I've wasted my
life... on a failure!
You're right Edith.
But you don't know why I'm a failure.
You'll never understand that.
What are you talking about?`
About a damned fool who never, until this
minute, learned what was important in life.
And what wasn't.
I wouldn't have made much
of a President but..
...I could have at least been a good
father. That's where I failed.
With Joby and with Ann.
Above all, with Ann.
If only I..
Well, it's too late now. There's
nothing left to vent.
And long ago, I guess, I even failed with you..
...or you wouldn't have done what you did.
Oh, and I suppose you're going to
hold it against me for the rest of my life.
No, Edith. There will be no reprisals.
Whether we like it or not,
we are both getting old.
And I'm going to bed. Goodnight Edith.
Thank you Carl.
Carl! A word with you.
Yes, Billy.
How long has Joe been taking two
double-martinis before lunch?
Well, Joe's had a pretty tough year,
What with his son, and his daughter
and now this political thing.
One knockout punch after another.
And another one.
Sort of a sneak rabbit-punch
getting to be 50.
You're not implying that at fifty
Joe's life is over?
Well, it's foolish to say that a man's
life is over.
While he has anything in him
to respond to new life.
Where's that daughter of his?
Ann? She's working in a
bookstore in New York.
Does he miss her?
He misses her like the very devil.
You know.
Someone from the firm has
to go to New York next week.
First data returns from precincts
in New Hampshire give...
Wilkie, repubican, 168 votes and...
Roosevelt, democrat 107 votes.
Oh, I beg your pardon. I wanted
to see Ann Chapin.
Ann's gone out. She won't be
back until late.
Well, I suppose I should have called first.
Sorry I disturbed you.
Would you like to leave a message?
I thought I knew all Ann's friends.
I'm her father.
Oh! Would you like to come in Mr. Chapin?
Thank you.
I'm Kate Drummond.
I know. Ann wrote us about you.
May I offer you a drink?
You probably have an engagement.
No. I was just going to
fix myself some some dinner.
Curl up with a bad book.
I'm having scotch.
Scotch is fine.
I suppose you know that your father
and I were classmates at Yale.
How is father Drummond?
Did you know that was his name?
Oh yes, but I never knew why.
We thought he looked like a priest.
I must say, he didn't behave like one.
He refers to you as "slaps"?
But that was a few years ago.
Won't you sit down?
Thank you.
I'm awfully pleased that you and Ann
have become friends.
We were never formally introduced you know.
We met over a cup of coffee
at the art club.
A couple of career girls on the loose.
I'm a photographic model.
I think I've seen you, on magazine covers?
I've made a few.
Miss Drummond, now that I am here, I would
like to pump you a little about Ann.
If I may.
You can try.
Nothing too awkward, I hope.
Does she confide in you?
I know about her marriage, if that's
what you mean.
You've saved me a lot of
devious questioning.
No doubt you have some preconceived
ideas about me. And my wife.
Wait until you have children.
You justify a lot of selfish acts..
...on the ground that you're acting
in their best interest.
I hope not. But probably.
And then you have to live with it.
I have to live with the realization that I..
...destroyed the happiness..
...the one human being I loved without
Without limit.
Don't you take all the blame Mr. Chapin.
At least half of it belongs to Mrs. Chapin.
Whoever is responsible, it goes
without saying.
I want Ann to be happy. Is she?
Ann is too..
...loving, to be happy without
somebody to love.
Does that answer your question Mr. Chapin?
The one you didn't ask.
No, she's not in love with anybody.
Not a bit.
I keep hoping it will happen.
So you can get her off your conscience.
I'd want her to be happy even is she
weren't on my conscience.
I think I've overstayed my welcome.
Thank you Miss Drummond.
I'll tell Ann you were here.
Mr. Chapin?
I'm sorry I said that. About your conscience.
Ann's my friend. I guess..
That's alright. It's good to know she
has such a friend.
I bought theatre tickets. It was to be
sort of a celebration with Ann.
On election night, it would have been fun.
A shame to waste them.
Or if you're really free this evening.
If that's an invitation Mr. Chapin,
I'd like it very much.
Good evening Roger.
Friends of yours?
I thought so, but suddenly,
they don't know me.
You're just being tactful.
Surprised to see me out with
a pretty girl.
In fact a dish, and enjoying it.
Are you?
Can't you tell?
Well, from what I've observed..
You're observing a man having
the time of his life.
It now appears certain that
President Roosevelt has been elected...
And now we take you to
Hyde Park for a statement.
Joe! Joe, I didn't know you were in town.
Miss Pierson, may I present Mr. Chapin.
How do you do?
Miss... uh?
Drummond. Miss Pierson. Mr Donaldson.
Well, how do you do.
My friends! My good
friends and neighbors.
Four more years of that! Too hell.
Surprised, Paul?
You can't be a professional with
an amateur. Even a good amateur.
Maybe I shouldn't have said that,
in view of your own recent experience?
Oh, I've stopped thinking of myself
as the people's choice.
Those fellows really let you have it,
didn't they?
Well, it worked out for the best.
Well, we're off.
I want to get a good night's sleep.
The market's going to jump tomorrow.
But nobody knows which way.
Oh, er... glad to see you took my advice, Joe.
Paul, I'll always take your advice.
On the stock market.
Miss Drummond is my daughter's room-mate.
I, beg your pardon.
He doesn't believe you.
I don't care. Do you?
You're a model in New York and unmarried.
People are going to talk about you
no matter what you do.
These gray hairs are your protection.
I don't feel very protected.
Why not?
They're just camouflage.
You'd never guess this kid had a
growing family. Would you?
You know Mr. Chapin really..
...I just meant that until you said
that to your friend..
...I'd almost forgot that you were
Ann's father.
What does that mean?
Why, you haven't asked me
if I was having a good time.
Well, are you?
Best in years.
But come on, a girl like you.
You must have a million beaus.
No. Just one.
I guess I must have Airedale blood.
I can only hear one whistle at time.
Are you in love with this lucky "one"?
I suppose so. Yes.
Are you planning to marry him?
Why do you ask me that?
I'm sorry. I suppose I
shouldn't have pried.
What's "pride" got to do with it?
P- R-I-E-D. "Pried".
Pried, into your affairs.
Oh... well I don't mind.
I'm not sure that I want to be married
to him for the rest of my life.
And when I get married,
that's the way it's going to be.
Now I dislike this young man
with a whistle.
For giving you cause to doubt him.
That's no way to treat an Airedale.
The waiter is slapping his check.
When the waiter slaps the check,
he wants you to pay up and go.
It also reduces his tip.
Is it time to take you home, Kate?
How about one more dance?
How about a dozen more dances?
Yes, General.
You know that stuff that keeps you awake?
What do you call it?
I'll get you some right away.
It's not for me. It's for you.
Yes, General.
Wait for me.
You want me to tell Ann you're in town?
No, no. I'll call her tomorrow.
You want to kiss me, don't you Mr. Chapin?
At my age, a kiss has other implications.
At least the way I want to kiss you.
I can't imply any promises.
Or promise any implications.
Or whatever I'm trying to say.
After all.
I'm Ann's father and we met tonight
for the first time.
Why yes.
They'll be another time, Kate.
I'll be back.
I know you will.
Oh, I know that.
I'm way past where I ever thought
I'd be with anyone again.
Goodnight dear Kate.
The Yale club.
Fifty Vanderville! Fifty Vanderville avenue.
Hello night-owl.
Night-owl yourself.
Oh. I didn't know you had company.
My brother Joby, Kate Drummond.
Well, hello.
Joby just woke me up, demanding bed and board.
So I'll move in with you and
he can have my room.
Having seen Kate, I could suggest
a more original arrangement.
Freshman, Yale.
As of today, that is. I seem to be
flunking out.
That'l be a nice Christmas
present for father.
Yale was his idea, not mine.
I know, Joby.
Well, I'm going to turn in.
Where's your bag?
No bag. All I need in the morning
is a razor and a toothbrush.
You must have an old razor
you shave your legs with.
He's so sophisticated and so vulgar.
And so wrong.
And Kate, if you weren't such an ugly
old hag I could go for you.
Then swear off razors.
All my men grow beards.
Goodnight, sweet prince.
Something tells me I'm not getting across.
You are.
Well, who's first in the bathroom?
You. Extra toothbrush in the cabinet.
Well, goodnight.
I hope you don't mind Joby. That's just
the way he talks.
Why should I mind?
I like him.
Who's your new fellow.
What new fellow?
The one you were out with.
Why should it be anyone new?
Oh, come on Kate, you stay out until
nearly two o'clock and then..
...breeze in with that look about you.
Do I indeed?
Well, when you've been out with Howard
you always come home..
...dragging your tail behind you.
You're an observant wench, aren't you?
I merely can't mind my own business.
He's just a friend of a friend,
from out of town.
And you're not talking?
Good evening, Joe.
Good evening, Edith.
There's a postcard from Joby.
From Bermuda.
What's he doing in Bermuda?
He's staying with the Harrisons. So is Ann.
Oh. How long do they expect to be there?
Over Christmas.
I've got to get these cards out...
Over Christmas?
Is dinner ready yet?
You have time for another drink.
Oh, Edith, I have to run up to New York
tomorrow for the firm.
I'll be gone two or three days.
Whatever you say Joe.
Oh hello.
Well, may I come in?
Of course.
I have theater tickets and a table at
the Margaritte.
I took a chance that you'd
be free this evening.
I've been free every evening since I left.
And... the fellow with the whistle?
I stopped seeing him
Well, when you whistled..
I wanted to stay away.
That's not quite true.
I didn't want to, but I tried.
I tried too. I tried to wish you
would come back.
Like it?
Let's not stay for the rest of it.
Do you mind?
Not in the least.
Where would you like to go?
Just walk.
Somehow, I don't want all those
friends of yours staring at us.
Not tonight.
Just enough.
I never knew what it was like before.
All these years I've heard about people
being in love. Read about it.
But never felt it.
But when it happens, you know. You're sure.
That's for sure.
All the millions of men it's never happened to.
And the millions of women.
But it happened to me.
It happened to us.
About twenty more miles.
So quiet.
Like the end of the world.
Arthur McHenry and I used to bring the
fellows up here for the hunting and fishing.
But nobody comes here any more.
What was that?
What is it?
It's a man in a fur coat.
A man?
Why, it's a bear.
You don't sound near-sighted. For
a moment I thought it was a man.
He's near-sighted too. Watch.
Hey bear!
You promised to call me.
I must have slept for an hour.
Nearer two. I couldn't bring myself
to wake you.
What is it?
A present.
A present for me?
I don't see anyone else around here.
Open it.
Right now?
Of course.
I've always been like this: Christmas
and my birthdays.
A present is so wonderful.
Lovely, mysterious.
Before it's unwrapped.
And what's inside is always
a disappointment?
But after all, it's something that
came from a store.
What's in this one came
from the heart, Kate.
Mr. Chapin!
When a fellow gives a girl a ruby, the least
he can expect is to be called by his name.
Thank you Joe.
This was presented to my grandfather
in India.
I had it made up as a pendant for you.
I never dreamed of anything so beautiful.
You've christened it tonight.
I thought we'd run down to the
lodge for dinner.
There's usually a crowd there for skiing.
Do you think we ought to?
Why not?
Go out together? Where there's a crowd?
I've been doing a lot of thinking.
We have to be very clear in our minds
just how things will be.
For us, and for the people we care about.
I can't go on living with Ann for instance.
I'll have to get an apartment of my
own somewhere.
That's where we'll always have to
see each other.
We can't go out together anymore.
Let me finish!
Now you listen to me.
I love you as I've never loved anyone else.
Surely, deeply, completely.
You really think I'd stand for that?
You, my mistress?
Dodging your friends? In an
apartment on the wrong side of town?
It's my decison Joe. It's what I
want to do.
Thank you.
And it's the one thing I'll
never let you do.
Kate. Will you marry me?
How could we?
I'll ask my wife for a divorce.
Would she give you one?
She might.
There's a reason why she might.
I can force the issue.
I never even thought about marriage.
I can't give you up.
Not now. I can't go back to Gibbsville,
to Frederick Street.
Not to that house.
I'm sorry.
That was inexcusable.
Whining about my own troubles.
When a man asks a woman to marry him.
Doesn't he usually wait for an answer.
It's more Swiss than anything
in Switzerland.
I've never been there.
You'd like it.
Are we going to Switzerland?
It'll be fun to show you all the places
you've never been.
Some of the places, I've never been.
Will there be anything else, sir?
Anything else, maam?
Thank you sir.
I'm sorry sir. Are you alright?
I'm fine thank you.
Let me help you up sir.
I can still get up by myself. Thank you.
I'm terribly sorry sir.
Kate! Kate Drummond. I didn't know
you were in these parts.
Hello Bill.
Well, where you staying?
With friends.
You're not leaving now? We were
all going to have a dance later.
I'm afraid we have to go.
Oh come on! You can stay for
just a little while anyway.
Mr. Drummond, you make her stay.
I'll make sure she gets home alright.
The name is Chapin.
Well, I'm sorry. I guess, I sort of, reached
the wrong conclusion.
I mean, uh..
Kate is a friend of my daughter.
My daughter Ann.
Oh yes, sir. I know Ann Chapin.
We're on our way up to Lost Lake now
to meet her there. That's why we have to leave.
Well, better luck next time.
Goodnight Kate.
Goodnight sir.
I'm sorry I crashed into you.
That's quite alright... son. Goodnight.
Funny, I thought Ann Chapin was in Bermuda.
If you're worried about my reputation.
That's not what I'm worried about.
It didn't mean anything, what he said.
He just made a perfectly natural mistake.
Exactly. He perfectly, naturally, assumed
that I was your father.
Please. Please. I can't stand another word.
Kate!... Let's take a good long look.
At what?
At ourselves. Listen. Come here.
Look at what, Joe?
At what that young friend
of yours showed us.
He's just a baby.
A foolish, big-mouthed baby.
We should be grateful to him.
I needed that bump he gave me. Maybe
it knocked some sense into me.
Don't you see Kate?
Our getting married would be just
as bad as the other thing.
What it would do to your life!
I... lost my head this afternoon.
Now listen, Kate.
The rules are there for a reason.
Why do we always laugh at the old character..
...chasing after the young girl
in the cartoons?
And those newspaper stories about
the old hillbilly marrying..
...some half-witted female of eleven.
I'm not nearly half-witted.
And there's not that much difference
between us.
Enough so that our children would only
know their father as an old man.
Enough so that you'd be left alone..
...at the time you most needed
love and protection.
When you're as old as I am now.
That's why the rules are there.
Love isn't everything Kate.
You can't live without pride.
P- R-I-D-E.
I'll take this up for you.
I'll take it.
Don't be unhappy Kate. I'm not.
I can't tell you un-unhappy I am.
I'm going away somewhere. Far away.
You don't have to. I'll stay out of your
life. Trust me.
Maybe I can't trust myself to stay out of yours.
Here's your ruby.
It's yours.
I wanted to give you something
beautiful and extravagant.
I still want to.
I'm grateful to you.
For being all that you are.
Go up now, and I know when you're
alone, you'll cry.
But Kate, we'll always have this. Won't we?
Hello. Mr. Joe.
Hi Love-Boat.
Didn't expect you.
My mother here?
At his riding lessons I believe.
Why Joby.
Mother, what's all this about father?
Don't you think you owe me the
courtesy of a letter?
I had a letter from Doctor English.
He says father is very ill.
Doctor English hasn't even seen him.
That's just the point. Some
eye-doctor had to tell him.
Father went to this man for new glasses.
He spotted a dangerous condition.
Doctor English told you all this
didn't he? Weeks ago.
And suppose he did?
Mother, you've got to make father
get medical help.
Are you giving me, orders?
Just because you're a sergeant
or whatever it is.
You think you can order me?
God orders you. Not me.
Oh dear, dear, dear. Ha, ha, ha.
You must be higher than a sergeant to
be so close to the Almighty.
Have you even, even tried
to stop him drinking so much?
Your father is old enough to take care.
Has he had a hemorrhage?
You know what that is don't you?
Has he ever vomited blood?
Why didn't you call a doctor for him then?
Because he wouldn't allow it if
you must know.
When that happens you get on the
telephone yourself.
Stop yelling Joby!
How do you think it's been for me?
The wife of a drunkard.
Never able to accept an invitation.
Listening at night to him fumbling down
the stairs for another bottle.
Have a little sympathy for me.
Maybe if you'd shown some for him,
this wouldn't have happened.
If you'd shown him just a little kindness,
a little human warmth...
Thank you Harry.
Hello father.
Oh, Joby.
Good to see you.
Well, get a leave?
Well, I've convinced the General Staff the
Army can do without me for 48 hours.
Well this is fine, just fine. Come on,
I'll buy you a drink.
Oh, I wouldn't do that Joe.
As I understand it..
...Joby intends to spend the weekend
reforming you.
Hello... long distance?
Oh yes, she's here. Ann.
It's for you, Long distance.
Take care of those names will you.
Hello Anna-Banana.
How's that vow of yours never to darken
the doors of 10 North Frederick again?
Good and firm thank you.
Then I might as well hang up.
The old boy's in terrible shape Anna-Banana
and I've got to get back to camp.
What's wrong Joby?
Got him to see Dr. English. He says its
a combination of things.
Me? I'd call it a kind of galloping despair.
What can we do?
Give him a face to look at that
he really loves.
Get it down here as quick as you can.
Have Harry meet the express tonight.
I'll be on it.
I'll stay as long as I can.
Right! Right. Goodbye.
She'll be on the express tonight.
Speculation about what will happen
when allied forces meet the Russians in the East.
General Eisenhower's HQ reports
that the German Army are in retreat everywhere.
Come in.
It isn't really you?
Please don't move.
What on earth are you doing here?
I got homesick all of a sudden.
Well that's fine. Here, sit down.
I wish we'd known you were coming.
We'd have had some young people in.
I came to see you.
That's very nice of you, Ann.
Very sweet.
I'm afraid I'm going to start blubbering.
It's so wonderful to see you again.
I think I'll smoke a cigarette, if you don't mind.
Over there. In the box.
How's the bookstore?
Oh, just fine.
I'm becoming quite the business woman.
Last month, my accounts came out even.
I almost fainted.
But you must have some fun too.
Oh, well I do.
I don't neglect the social side.
Next month, I'm flying out to California
to be maid-of-honor at a wedding.
That's a long way to go for a wedding.
Yes, well, this is special.
My old room-mate, Kate Drummond.
You never met her, did you?
I stopped by to see you once,
and she gave me a drink.
A very beautiful girl.
And she's getting married?
To a very nice fellow she
met in Santa Barbara.
That's where she went when she
left New York, about five years ago.
It was very mysterious her
running off like that.
Kate always had a sense of mystery
about her.
She isn't an open-faced sandwich like me.
That's our trouble. Yours and mine.
Everyone guesses our secrets.
Father, you know Joby and I were..
Have you seen her at all?
Yes. She was in New York last month.
Has she changed much?
No. Still the same.
Beautiful, smart and lovely.
And in love.
Well, there's a difference between..
...loving. And being in love.
Is there?
Well, I'm sure that she loves Tom
and he's crazy about her.
It'll be a good marriage.
But I wonder if she's really
over the other one..
What other one?
Oh, it was a long time ago.
She really had it then.
Bad case.
He was married I think.
She discussed this with you?
Not really... only hints.
Well lets hope she'll be very happy.
Now, you'd better run along and
let your mother know you're here.
I suppose I'd better.
Go on... and come back.
We'll have a good talk, like old times.
You dear man. My lovely father.
It happens you know. You're sure.
Yes, you're sure.
Millions of men
it never happens to.
And the millions of women.
But it happened to me.
It happened to us.
Goodnight Joe.
Goodnight my love.
What's the matter?
The guests are leaving.
If we're going to make polite noises,
we'd better go down and do so.
What a performance.
Oh, you are stinking. Maybe you shouldn't.
No offense!
Never let it be said, that Joseph B.
Chapin Junior could hold his liquor.
Oh come on Joby. Don't be foolish.
Come on!
I can't permit you to do this.
No. Let's say goodbye to them.
Please Joby. Please.
He's a Sergeant?
Of course.
Just a minute!
Don't go anybody.
I want to pay my respects.
I'd have been remiss in my duties
as son of the house.
I want to express my appreciation.
To all my father's wonderful friends.
Who did so much for him
while he was still alive.
Come Lloyd.
Just a minute, Mr. Slattery.
I want you to do me a favor.
I want you tell our friends here.
How you cut my father's throat
with a dull knife.
Go on! Why don't you tell him?
Governor, you tell him! You were there too.
Or you mister Hooker, our fighting editor.
Joby. How dare you?
I'm so sorry! He's not himself.
Here! Here's the greatest
friend he ever had!
His loving wife.
His shy, dutiful, retiring wife.
All she ever did to him, was murder him.
Joby. For heaven's sake.
Well, it's true isn't it, Uncle Arthur?
You know she murdered him.
Dr. English knows.
She knows, and how she knows.
Stop it Joby. You apologise to your mother.
I humbly apologise for saying so
rudely in public.
What I intended to say even
more rudely in private.
I'll take care of him, just get
everybody out of here uncle.
Be right with you Harry.
Goodbye Anna-Banana.
Goodbye Joby.
Wow, it's a funny time of night
to have a hangover.
Ha! I should never touch the stuff.
If madam says anything..
She won't. You said it all.
Well, I guess this is the last time
I'll ever see the old barn.
The last of the Chapins
Not me. I don't count.
Father was the last.
The last Chapin of Frederick Street.
They don't make them like him anymore.
You'd better go inside.
You'll catch cold.
I wish..
You wish what?
I wish he'd had something Joby.
These last years.
Some moment of triumph.
It was all defeats.
If he could have had just one,
small victory.
You know what his real trouble was?
He couldn't... take advantage.
He was a gentleman.
In a world that has no further use
for gentlemen.
Goodbye, Joby.
Take care Anna-Banana.
Take care.
Oh, and give my love to Kate.
You get in, Harry.
Come in.
Five minute warning.
Alright. I'm nearly ready.
Oh Kate. You look so..
I can't tell you how you look.
Starry-eyed I hope.
You're everything you should look.
Including starry-eyed.
I still have a few things to throw
in my overnight bag.
Oh, can I help you with some?
My jewel-case. Over there.
Hey, where did you ever get this ruby?
Isn't it something new?
Did Tom give it to you?
No. I've had it quite a while.
You didn't have it in New York.
At least I haven't seen it before.
Or have I?
I never wear it Ann.
It's something to look at, and touch.
I'm leaving it to you in my will.
I wouldn't want it to go to anyone else.
Kate, did my father give you the ruby?
He was the one you fell in love with?
Oh Kate.
You don't mind?
Of course I don't mind.
If you only knew.
That the night he died, we were
talking about you.
And he asked so many questions.
I wondered why.
But now I understand it all, Kate.
That's why you left New York.
You were running away from him.
Not quite Ann.
He sent me away.
I'd have done anything he wanted.
He made the decision.
Yes, of course.
He set a book of rules.
It couldn't have ended any other
way with my father.
My poor, dear, stuffed-shirt father.
A stuffed-shirt didn't give me this.
Hey, hej we're all ready!
Rubies... rubies aren't good enough for you..
Come on...
We mustn't keep them waiting...
Subs for KG
by "Targa".