5 Against the House (1955) Movie Script

(sultry music)
(traffic humming)
(horns honking)
Hold it, boys, hold it!
Before we get out, let's
remember the agreement.
[Parking Attendant] Set your
brakes, turn your lights off
and take your keys with you if you wish.
Now, one hour.
It is now 11:00 p.m.
One hour, then we all leave quietly,
no matter how much money you've won
or how many girls you've met.
I repeat for the record, one hour.
Has there ever been
such a college boy before?
So anxious to get back to his studies
that the thought of winning $10,000
at a crap table merely disgusts him.
It could be that girl, too.
[Roy] Who's that?
That heavenly girl.
- Hey.
- What does he care
about girls when he can
shack up with his law books?
One hour.
Not what you'd call
an interesting conversationalist, is he?
(parking attendant chattering)
Your old daddy flew one
of those in the war, son.
And was that how you
were killed in action, sir?
Yes, indeed.
I don't want to bother you, boys,
but it is now 11:03.
Yeah, man, let's go where the money is.
Yeah, man.
(upbeat music)
Is this the place where the people live
who want to give us all this money?
This must be the place.
This is my infallible roulette system.
Now, he has a system.
Well, if you've got a system,
you might as well get
it out of your system.
That's what I always say.
And you know, he always does say that!
Sir, I wonder if you'd arrange
to have a Brink's armored car
at the side door in about an hour?
I expect to be making a
gold shipment about then.
We're his male nurses.
[Man] Ready?
[Woman] ls everybody all right?
[Ronnie] Come on,
time to make a million.
[Man] Right, last round.
Five and 10.
(people chattering)
[Ronnie] Excuse me.
(people chattering)
[Woman] Dear, are you serious?
[Man] No it looks strange.
[Man] Here they go, lucky!
(people chattering)
(coins jingling)
- On the right.
- Hold 'em off.
(people chattering)
- He hit the top.
- Oh yeah.
- Here they go.
- Deal me!
(people chattering)
[Woman] Is that right?
[Man] Well, pay me double, you in?
[Man] Deal a round.
(people chattering)
[Woman] You got seven, now 37.
[Man] Hey!
[Man] What's going around there?
(people chattering)
Madam, would you give up
this sinful life of gambling
if the right man came along?
I might, yes.
Excuse me.
How's the play?
I put it down, they pick it up.
Maybe you ain't putting
it down in the right place.
That could explain it.
Aren't you playing?
Well, I'd like to,
but I just get a nosebleed every time
I see that happening to my money.
Does it bother you when
it's my money that's going?
No, not as long as you can
assure me you got plenty more.
[Man] One red.
Do you mind my standing here?
I haven't called for a guard, have I?
No, they just get in the way.
[Man] All right, bub, six
you want now, six you in.
[Man] Deal a round.
R152, the giant jackpot,
$50, a bonus, R152.
[Casino Worker] Good luck to you, sir.
- Thank you.
- You're welcome.
You must lead a clean life.
Yeah, and up until now
it's been driving me crazy.
(people chattering)
21 red.
I know this system is infallible
because I worked it out myself.
Do you suppose I could
be reading it wrong?
Deal me another hand.
Oh five, five's enough for mine.
[Woman] On the slots.
I win.
[Man] Yeah.
Oh, boy!
Now I can buy that atom-powered
steam shovel I've always wanted.
With that?
(people chattering)
And of course it was
completely ridiculous.
I didn't know she was a countess.
[Woman] 8 and three.
So it was right after that
my poor old gray-haired mother
said to me, she said, Brick, son,
I just know you're gonna be
terribly attractive to women.
And I do so hope you're not
going to be a beast about it.
Tell me, have you been a beast about it?
Well, certainly.
What did my poor old gray-haired
mother know about fun?
(woman laughing)
It is now 11:19.
Thank you, thank you.
I don't like to wear a watch.
I hired him to follow me around
and tell me what time it is.
- All right, here we come now.
- Hey!
- 25 red.
- Hit me.
[Man] What's going down there?
[Gambler] Hit twice, there.
[Man] Out of the way.
If you don't live here,
get out of the way.
[Man] You let me know.
Well, this is it!
Didn't you explain to him
that your system was infallible?
I knew there was
someone I forgot to tell.
Well, I've got to cash a check.
You know, only someone whose
father owned an oil company
could afford that system.
You've always hated me
just because my family
has money, haven't you?
No, I have a lot
better reasons than that.
[Casino Worker] Place your bets, please,
ladies and gentlemen.
(people chattering)
Boys, it is now 11:21.
The old lamplighter.
[Man] Down the roll, well it looks good.
Do you see that?
[Gambler] Nine red, would appear.
(people chattering)
What, that mirror?
You know what that's for?
Yeah, so tall Texans can
see to comb their hair.
Those are observation posts.
Guards sit up there and
keep an eye on things.
(people chattering)
[Casino Worker] Alright, gentlemen,
six you wanted, six you in.
[Man] Four, too, please.
- Yes, 700, seven.
- Well we have--
- Pardon me.
- Hey!
[Casino Worker] You're on five.
I'm writing a new telephone book,
and I'd like to include
your name and number.
Eight, six and out.
I don't know if he told you,
but he's only 13 years old.
Be gone, son.
I am the oldest 13 you'll ever run into.
(laughs) They're cute.
[Man] 16, see.
[Man] Hold it off.
[Man] I don't understand.
[Man] I understand, I know what it is.
- Oh I don't know.
- You don't understand?
[Man] Tell me.
[Eric] Will you pardon me, please?
Excuse me.
(people chattering)
I'll need one of those
when my system starts working.
By then you'll be too old to push it.
(people chattering)
[Worker] Turn to your left side.
Can you handle that for me?
Don't make me have to shoot!
How would you like it, sir?
Any particular denomination?
[Robber] Any denomination will do.
(buzzer ringing)
(people chattering)
Cashier number three.
Guy in a gray suit and gray hat.
Two guys backing him up.
The gun's in the magazine he's holding.
[Man] Take two.
[Man] The dice is coming right now,
coming right out on the old come out roll.
[Man] Seven wins.
[Man] Come on honey, you win.
[Man] You win on the seven.
[Guard] Just hand us that magazine.
What magazine, what's going on here?
Yeah, what's going on?
Take it easy and no one'll get hurt.
Hand me that check, please.
(people chattering)
$5,000 or I'll blow your head off.
Okay, friend, let's not
disturb the customers.
- On five.
- Where is this?
[Man] Five in the house.
[Man] You're a mad man.
[Gambler] I win.
- Yeah.
- I usual deal low nine.
[Woman] Under nine.
(sirens blaring)
(people chattering)
Hey, wait a minute,
who's in charge here?
- Who's asking?
I'm asking.
What are you arresting them for?
These characters have flipped, Al.
He's behind in his quota for the night.
[Police Officer] Shut up, both of you.
I asked you why you were arresting them.
[Police Officer] Who are you?
A friend of theirs.
We're on our way back
to Midwestern University from summer jobs.
We stopped in here to have
a drink and a few laughs.
Tell him the truth!
Now there's a real democratic guy.
He hates everybody.
Look, I told you we were students!
- Yeah, yeah.
- Yeah, I'm not kidding.
We don't have anything to do with him.
All right, show them your
last year's students' cards.
I never saw them before.
Sorry, boys, one of those things.
What happened in there?
The man tried a real crazy stunt.
[Roy] Attempted robbery, he means.
Who would be crazy enough
to try and rob Harold's place?
[Roy] Are you kidding?
'Cause that's where the money is.
10,000 people a day gamble in there.
Every now and then, some wise
Joe figures a smart angle.
It'd be easier to knock off Fort Knox.
There's no way it could be done!
(sirens blaring)
Well, gentlemen.
[Al] Dad, you missed out on all the fun.
I did not.
I would like to make one of
my deathless remarks now.
There may be some things better than sex,
some worse, but there's
nothing quite like it.
That was kind of a
deathless remark at that.
It is now 10 minutes to 12:00,
or don't you care anymore?
Well, let's hop in the old car,
drive back to the old college,
dig into those old studies,
and start taking out
those old, old, old college
gals again! (laughs)
You with me?
Yeah, but I wish
everybody didn't know it.
(horns honking)
Kindly pass the butter Mabel
You will find it over there
In the corner of each patty
You will find a dark brown hair
Bum, brum, buh, boom, boom
That's a song?
Sure, it's an excerpt
from Beethoven's 12th.
Beethoven must have written that one
underwater with broken pencils.
Broken fingers, where are we anyway?
Now he wants to know where he is!
Kansas some place.
300 miles to go.
What are you loafing for?
85 miles an hour is loafing?
Anything going 85 miles
an hour is a guided missile.
Are you still worrying
about getting back to Kay?
Now what has she got?
I'll tell you what she's got--
Hold it, don't tell him, don't tell him.
I don't want him to know.
Oh, yeah.
Hey, about that cop in Reno
saying you couldn't rob Harold's Club.
What did he mean it couldn't be done?
Oh, beats me.
Anything can be done.
Of course it could be done.
Kindly pass the butter Mabel
You will find it over there
In the corner of each patty
You will find a dark brown hair
(upbeat music)
(students chattering)
(bell dinging)
(students chattering)
Good old Lincoln Hall.
- Be safe.
- Hi, Al.
[Roy] Hats off, freshman.
What's your name, boy?
It's Spieglebauer, sir,
Francis Spieglebauer.
I see, well, son, men have overcome
greater handicaps than that.
But I have loose teeth, you see.
I think I'll just call you Spiegy, okay?
Yes, sir.
Good lad.
Now hear this, Spiegy.
Every year we choose a freshman
to help us with a few
chores we have to have done.
Since the work sort
of piled up last year,
they all thought we'd get
two freshmen this year,
but you look like you could
do the work of two men!
Hat on, Spiegy.
Now first, in there
is some of our luggage.
Suitcases, heavy articles.
In there is where we live.
Your job is to transport one
inside the other, understand?
Are you sure I have to do this?
Yes, I'm sure, are you sure?
Oh, I'm sure.
Well, what I mean is,
in the booklet that
the university sent me,
they said they didn't haze
freshmen here anymore.
That's right, Spiegy-
You see, the fellows who wrote the booklet
don't haze freshmen here anymore.
Carry on, Spiegy-
- The keys, Spiegy-
- To work, Spiegy-
It's wonderful to hear
your voice again, Kay.
No, I mean it.
Don't you think he'd be embarrassed
to talk like that in front of us?
Just wait a minute.
No, I'm not embarrassed.
But if a couple of characters I know
don't stop listening in,
I may be crowded into a little violence.
Hm, yeah, the Katzenjammer Kids, honey.
Oh, they're fine, fine.
A little more mentally
retarded perhaps, but fine.
Yeah, surprise?
Well, that makes me nervous.
Yeah, I wanted everything
just exactly the way it was when I left.
Come on, tell me about it.
Look at him!
See how happy he is?
Why, just a few short hours ago,
he didn't know a soul in this college
and now he has friends!
I'm telling you, it makes a man appreciate
the American educational system.
Spiegy, you see what
a deep thinker he is?
You should feel privileged
to know a man who thinks that deeply.
Yes, sir.
Can I ask a question?
Why not?
Why not spoil him just a little, go ahead.
Well, the guys in the next room
said that Al and Brick
were in Korea together.
[Ronnie] So?
Well, they said that
Brick saved Al's life.
[Roy] So?
They said that Brick got a medal
and a bad head wound doing it.
Well, so nothing.
That's what the guys
in the next room said.
Don't pay any attention to them.
They're drunk most of the time.
Were you two guys in Korea?
What's that?
I said, were you two in Korea?
Are you questioning our patriotism?
Why, no, I--
I suppose you think we
wouldn't have been there
if it hadn't been for
our liver conditions.
[Roy] I suppose you think it's fun
to have a liver condition
and never get to go to any
wars with the rest of the guys?
Why, I didn't mean anything, I--
[Roy] You just better take it easy
and watch who you call yellow from now on.
- Whom.
- Yeah, whom.
I didn't call whom yellow, I--
Get on with your work, Spiegy.
- Yes, sir.
- Yeah.
How's Kay?
She's got a surprise for me.
Maybe she's turned into a boy.
That girl?
Wants me to meet her at
the Campus Club tonight.
Wonder what that could mean.
Any number of things,
and none of them too good
from your standpoint.
What are you talking about?
Now I'm supposed to know
what I'm talking about!
Oh, it would ruin all your charm.
- Hm-mm.
- Eh.
Spiegy, don't just stand there.
Move, boy, move.
(sultry music)
I don't stay home anymore
if there's somewhere to go
I just go along for the ride
They call me the life of the party
They don't know that I'm crying inside
If there's a dance or a show
You'll find me around
Always laughing it up with the crowd
They call me the life of the party
But my poor heart is crying out loud
I'm making new trends
and seeing New People
Doing the town until three
It's all I can do
Not to think about you
Though I know you're
not thinking of me
So ['ll dance every night
And I'll play every game
I'm the last one to say my goodbye
This end of the life of the party
Goes home all alone to cry
(audience applauding)
I don't get it.
How did this happen?
When we left, she was
working in a department store.
This must be the surprise.
[Roy] Hi, Kay.
Welcome home, boys.
Hello, Kay.
I think you gentlemen made a mistake.
Your table's over there.
He's ashamed of us.
He wishes we were dead.
That's right.
I'll be back in a minute.
I want to get out of this singing dress.
And you know, she's right.
That dress actually does sing.
Why don't you guys go ahead and order,
I want to talk to Kay privately.
What's with you?
You on a diet or something?
That's at least 2,500
calories he's following.
(sultry music)
(Al knocking)
Hey, when did all this happen?
About two weeks ago.
It began as a joke.
Not that it hasn't gone
right on being that.
A bunch of us came in one night,
and someone dared me to get up and sing.
So you know me.
I don't know whether I know you or not.
The girl I knew couldn't sing a note.
Nothing's changed.
It's just that the
management thinks I can,
and they're willing to
pay for their opinions.
Now you tell me, how was the summer?
I wrote you.
There has never been
such a long, long summer.
Well, I'm glad to see that all the time
you were wasting away for me
you weren't forgetting to eat
some of those cows you were punching.
Same old story, huh?
You just won't believe anything
I tell you about how I feel.
Don't you want me to feel the way I do?
I'd tell you if I didn't.
[Al] I know that, so what is it?
Al, I grew up in this town.
I've been dating college boys
since I was old enough
to be noticed by them.
Well, that, I agree,
must have been horrible.
It's no trick for a girl
to be busy in a college town.
And these weren't cheap little liars, Al.
They meant it, I guess.
But there's something
about being away to college
makes for deep and lasting love affairs,
which are forgotten the
minute graduation's over.
Hm, yeah.
You know, you've had a real rough life
and I wish there was some way
I could make it up to you.
Okay, but you asked me for the reason
I couldn't take you too seriously.
And you haven't answered me yet.
Look, this isn't my
first trip away from home
and it's only technical that,
I'm one of the boola-boola boys at all.
You're not all that old.
No, but I'm all that experienced
that I know the difference
between a few early fumblings with a girl
and something that's nice and lasting
that's happened to me.
It's time you begin realizing
that I know the difference.
This summer, if anything,
has only made you more lovable
and willing to admit it.
[Al] Would you care to dance?
No, but it's part of my duties here.
(gentle music)
Whatever will the other B-girls think!
That you've finally gotten a live one.
(Brick whistling)
(gentle music)
[Brick] Want a light?
I'm a stranger in town.
Can you direct me to your house?
Did you lose the address?
Why, I was wrestling cows all summer,
and my writing hand got all cramped up--
Oh, I see, how are the cows out West?
Oh, they're, oh, you mean the cows?
Look, I guess I must have
been all crossed up last spring.
I thought you and I were a
big, hot, breathless item,
then not even a card this summer.
Well, Jean, I meant to
call you, I really did--
Oh, fine, now I feel much better.
How could you possibly
feel any better, hm?
Real cozy.
Look, buddy, why don't
you go back to your table
before somebody eats up your minimum?
She happens to belong with me, pal.
Only in spirit, son.
You get back inside.
I know all about you,
pal, a real war hero.
One of the fruit salad boys.
Well, how do you like your beatings, huh?
Standing up or on the ground?
Don't crowd me, Mac.
(men grunting) (dramatic music)
You'd better leave it lay, junior.
(men grunting)
[Al] Brick, Brick!
Get him out of here, fast!
[Brick] I'll kill that.
Brick, Brick, Brick!
It's me, Al, Al.
(dramatic music)
(door clanking)
(Brick sobbing)
(gentle music)
Come on, Brick, I'll take you home.
Come on.
(gentle music)
Here, Brick.
Listen to me, Brick.
You know, it might not be a bad idea
going back to the vets hospital to check--
I'm not going back there, Al.
- Just a check--
- I'm not going back!
I don't want any part of that cage.
They were only trying to help you.
Treat you like an animal.
Like something under a rock.
All the time telling you you're psycho.
A lot of guys went
through shock like you did.
Look, Al, I'm okay, I'm okay!
Sure, sure, you're okay.
You're in great shape.
But it still wouldn't
hurt to have a check-up.
Look, lay off of me, will you?
(glass shattering)
You want to get rid of me?
What's the matter?
You tired of having me
hanging on your back?
Okay, I'll get out of
here, I'll get out now!
You're not going anywhere.
They told you to call, didn't they, huh?
Give us a call, Captain, in case 3742
starts going off his rocker again.
I'm not making any calls.
That for sure?
(gentle music)
(Brick sobbing)
You know, you really could
have hurt that kid at the club.
[Brick] I know!
What do you think is going
to happen to you if you,
be sensible, Brick.
Go over and have a talk with the doc.
Look, Al, I'm a lot better now.
This isn't going to happen again.
I just had a couple of
drinks too many, that's all.
[Al] Sure, that's what you said up in
San Francisco last year
with that cab driver.
Yeah, but, Al, these things take time.
That's all I need. Just a little time.
[Al] Sure.
If those doctors hear about tonight,
it's going to sound a
lot worse than it was.
[Al] They won't hear about it.
You won't say anything, Al?
No, I won't say anything, I promise.
Brick, you're gonna
have to watch yourself.
I know.
It'll work out, it'll work out.
(gentle music)
[Roy] Well, this is the last time
I'm going to double date with you.
You know she danced like
7 miles of unpaved road?
Spiegy's got better taste than you have.
[Ronnie] Oh, stop.
[Roy] Oh boy, what's happening to me?
How could you trap me like this?
What's the matter with Brick?
Nothing a good night's sleep won't cure.
Well, that's the trouble with liquor.
You take one drink and it
makes a new man out of you.
Then the new man has to have a drink, too.
Quote and unquote.
(gentle music)
You can tell me your troubles.
How's Brick?
Oh, he's fine, fine.
One of the men at the club
said he ought to be put away.
The guy that said that ought
to be put away, Brick's okay.
Like last night?
Well, he had one too many.
Then how come you're so, so quiet today?
Well, since you brought
it up, I'll tell you.
It all started about the time I met you.
Others have complained
about that before.
What are the symptoms?
Well, studying that
used to take me one hour,
now takes me half the night.
In the middle of a law lecture,
I suddenly find I'm repeating
the marriage ceremony to myself.
Now, would you say this is significant?
No, frightening is the word I'd use.
You know, I've been places
where if you didn't make
up your mind in a hurry,
you never got a second chance.
Honey, you're not in Korea anymore.
Nobody's gonna drop a bomb on you now.
I'd better do something.
[Kay] What do you want to do, Al?
Get married.
Yesterday would have been better.
What's the big rush?
What's the matter with
being sure of ourselves?
I'm so sure of myself now,
I'm nearly dead from it.
I guess that's the
roadblock, you're not.
I may look like the blonde bombshell
who's been everyplace, and
done everything, but I'm not.
And all these big emotions are wonderful.
But they just kind of scare me, too.
Well, look, why don't
you just relax, huh?
I'm like you, I can't.
I want to get married today
just as much as you do.
But then when I stop to think about it,
I get so scared, I just want to run.
(students chattering)
(horn honking)
[Ronnie] What's the good word?
There aren't any good words.
They don't make good words
the way they used to.
Don't just stand there, Spiegy.
Run around, do something!
I don't want your muscles to stiffen up.
Yes, sir!
Tear on over and get
Cokes for everybody, Spiegy.
I tell you, that boy's getting lazy.
Why, he had the audacity to ask me
to brush my own teeth this morning.
They don't make freshmen
the way they used to.
No, they've even quit trying.
[Brunette Girl] Hi, Brick!
[Brick] Hi, hi, hi.
Are you coming
to our Halloween dance tonight, Brick?
Probably not.
[Brunette Girl] It's
going to be one of the
best dances of the year.
Sweetheart, let me tell you something.
I wonder if now is the time
when any of us should be dancing,
when we don't know if Little Orphan Annie
is ever going to find Daddy Warbucks.
She's just got to.
I know, I know.
Maybe one of your
own would taste better.
No, it's not that.
I'm suffering from something.
I think it's the
edges-off-of-everything blues.
Maybe you should organize a panty raid.
No, no, it goes deeper than that.
I don't want to get drunk.
I'm sick of being sober.
I've seen both movies in town.
It's the mid-semester whim-whams.
What you need is a nice girl.
Child, what I need has got
nothing to do with nice girls.
I know what Brick
means, I've got it myself.
Bored with classes that have just begun
and notes I haven't taken yet.
Bored with being in a place
that's run by thinkers and not doers.
I come from a family that does things.
Well, they can afford to.
A family that does things first.
That's what I need in
my life, a big first.
You guys ever hear of
a man named Schliemann?
Sure, played first base for the Giants
and later invented a
plastic breakfast food.
He dug up the ancient
city of Troy in Greece.
Hey, what a cat, to dig Troy!
That was a first, get my point?
[Roy] Well, I couldn't hope to do that.
And that's what we've got to think of
to pull ourselves out of the swamp.
To be first at something.
Like the guy who flew
under the London Bridge.
Characters who stole the
Stone of Scone in England.
Just like Plinehouser.
Who was Plinehouser?
Well, just the first guy
to be called Plinehouser, that's all.
He's right, though,
this boy's got a point.
Everybody's got a headache today.
We've living in the aspirin age.
[Francis] It's really
very simple, Mr. Cruikshank.
- Now wait a minute.
- Mind if I file these?
Help yourself.
You bet me $5 I can't do what?
It's a very simple bet.
Now you're sitting right
here where I'm sitting.
Follow me?
- Yeah.
I pour a glass of water
on the floor, right here.
You got a knife in your hands.
A knife?
Now, I'll bet you five bucks
that I can dry up the water
before you stab me on
the hands with the knife.
All right, who's got a knife?
[Roy] Are these regular
issue for law students?
I've been getting into a
lot of strange closets lately.
Dangerous moths.
Now, you sit right where I was sitting.
Now, remember, 5 bucks
if I dry up the water
before you stab my hands.
Spiegy, are you sure?
I mean, the blood.
I'm sure, now you ready?
[Francis] One, two, three.
(men laughing)
They grow up fast these days.
[Francis] Pay me.
I'll bet you $5 that you
never get the $5 I owe you.
And having won that bet, we're even,
so quit worrying about
money and get to work.
Yes, sir.
Something you invented?
[Tape Recorder] Glad
to meet you, mister.
Hope I don't have to kill you.
Special research.
What for, what's My Crime?
Remember what that cop
said in Harold's Club
when we got involved in that hold-up?
He said there's no way it could be done.
He should only know.
You mean you've been thinking
about it all this time?
I've worked out a plan
how to rob Harold's Club
of a million dollars, maybe more.
How much time you figure on
researching our penal system?
When I say a plan,
I mean one where you'd
walk away free and clear.
You know what bitsy brain's doing now?
Last year he planned
to drain Foster's Lake
and collect all the pennies
that had been thrown there
for the last 130 years.
He figured it would
amount to over $70,000.
A man is never appreciated
in his own century.
Yeah, well, maybe when
you get out of prison
in the next one, you'll be with people
that understand your language.
You really think you could
knock off Harold's Club?
A joint that's open 24 hours a day,
seven days a week, 52
weeks out of the year,
with over 1,000 people in it every second.
I do.
The main cash vault
is right in the middle
of the floor of the gambling room.
It looks like the Rock of Gibraltar
and opens like the Panama Canal.
It has two doors, both steel-barred,
and one doesn't open
until the other's closed.
Oh, great, that's a cinch.
All you need is a hairpin
and a toy hammer, huh?
I've got that all worked out.
The only thing left I've got to figure
is how to leave Reno without a trace.
This boy's got a little
Dillinger blood in him.
This boy has the spirit
of adventure in his heart.
You really think you could do it?
Oh, I could do it all right.
The question is, would I do it?
Of course, I wouldn't
keep the money if I did.
Now he's a communist, he hates money.
He's a crazy, mixed-up rich kid.
And they're the worst kind, you know.
Okay, Mr. First, what's the gimmick?
I wouldn't mind being first
with a million bucks myself.
[Tape Recorder] You
louse this deal, Jack,
I'll gut you and shoot my way out of here.
It's all done with psychology.
A simple and basic
motivation, fear, gentlemen.
In this case, worth one million dollars.
Gee, a million bucks.
Well, I wouldn't be afraid.
I'd be petrified.
(door clinking)
(car rumbling)
(door creaking)
This must be the place where
they rehearsed Tobacco Road.
Now, why would he want a trailer?
Well, to transport his old money
to the scrap heap, perhaps.
Or to take his old girlfriends in
for a retread job, perhaps?
I bought both the car and the trailer,
and I did it without
leaving a single trace.
This is desirable?
Ah, I used a fictitious name
and bought them across the state line
from the smiling Dutchman.
Who must be laughing
out loud after this deal.
You're sure you didn't steal it?
Does this look like I stole it?
How can I think when I'm blinded?
His folks must have
clipped a coupon last night,
or sold a state.
Well, it was just a small one.
Rhode Island, wasn't it, Ronnie?
Why, it's a perfect set-up.
One guy drives, the others
hide inside, out of sight,
and no one can trace it back.
According to the law I've studied,
it's a misdemeanor to ride in a trailer
when it is in motion.
You think a couple of
misdemeanors is gonna bother Ronnie?
He's only interested in felonies.
Yeah, but you're still
going to have to stop
for gas, oil and water.
Everything you need,
you carry in the trailer.
Gasoline, drinking water, canned foods.
Dynamite for blasting out of jail.
And Thanksgiving is
a perfect time for it.
It's Jamboree Week in Reno.
And everybody wears cowboy
outfits and false beards.
It's just like a Western Mardi Gras.
You, uh, you're talking
like this could be done.
I mean, actually.
It can be done, Brick
and I mean actually.
So what?
None of us are gonna do it.
Why not?
Call it a field experiment in psychology.
[Roy] It's not what
we call it that matters.
[Ronnie] If we don't keep the money,
we're not committing any actual crime.
[Roy] Suppose they grab us
before we get a chance to show them
we weren't going to keep the money.
[Ronnie] They won't, I tell you.
I've got everything worked out
and it's foolproof.
We leave the trailer in Reno.
We board a train
and we're out of town before
anybody knows we've even been there.
What are you shutting up about?
It all takes place in seven minutes.
At the first stop, we get on the phone
and let them know where the money is.
Well, you know me,
always the first one to
tear down a goalpost,
or any other red-blooded college prank.
Please, don't talk about blood!
What else will you need?
A cart.
We'd have to build a cart,
just like the one we saw at Harold's Club.
And we'd need another guy.
Well, the plan calls for
four guys to make it work.
Do you think Al would go for it?
Not if he knew what he was doing.
Last couple of days, I
promise you he hasn't.
Do you think it would work with Al,
if he didn't know what was
up until the last minute?
You really need him?
It might be fun if we all did it together.
Clear out the attic, Mother,
I'm having in a few friends to hide.
It's easier than swallowing goldfish.
Well, who said I want
to do that, either?
About Al.
I've got to have four guys.
How about Spiegy?
You got Al.
Spiegy, shew!
(upbeat music)
The Ancient Mariner.
Ah, very funny.
What are you doing here, Brick?
I thought you were packing.
How's Kay doing?
Oh, fine, fine.
Took three encores tonight.
And she'll be out of the
shower in five minutes.
You're getting to be a
regular night-club Johnny,
aren't you?
Yeah, I like it.
Listen, the guys insist you come along.
Vacation starts tomorrow.
We go to Reno a couple of days
and then up to Ronnie's ranch.
Why drive all that distance?
Well, everybody gets their
own private monogrammed turkey.
Maybe we win a couple
of dollars at roulette.
Hm, I can have more fun right here.
You know, it might do you
and Kay some good not to see
each other for a week or so.
You know the old gag about
absence makes the something.
Yeah, I know that old gag.
Brick, this year we're stuffing our turkey
with dressing rooms, not dressing.
(upbeat music)
(Al knocking)
[Kay] Who is it?
[Al] Why?
[Kay] No reason, except
I'm just out of the shower.
You know, I never told you,
but I used to have a job
in a ladies' Turkish bath.
Hey, what about those Turkish women?
Pretty cute?
Yeah, but they all had Turkish men.
Oh, you do get the
bad breaks, don't you?
Hm-mm, you know, a soap opera is a fast,
funny musical compared to my life.
(gentle music)
However, there are moments
I wouldn't trade for mountains of uranium.
You know, I've been doing
a lot of thinking about us.
[Al] Oh, you, too?
You told me the boys invited you
to go along with them to Reno
over the Thanksgiving holidays.
[Al] Yeah, Brick's outside
now trying to sign me on.
You know, why they should want me
with my sad face is
more than I can figure.
You know, I was thinking
that if you went along with them
and we didn't see each other
until after you got back,
I just thought that it
would give us a week
to get away from each other
and just kind of think things over.
[Al] Sure.
(gentle music)
Don't get sore, Al.
It's just that
when we're together I can't--
- Look,
you don't have to explain anything to me.
You can see or not see anybody you want.
It's only a week, Al.
It's not the seven long
miserable days, baby.
It's the fact that you still
have to think up trick gimmicks
to find out whether
you're in love with me.
It isn't that.
I know I'm in love with you.
- Do you?
Well, then maybe when
we're talking about love
we're talking about two different things.
Maybe we're not.
In my book, it means consideration
for the feelings of the person
you're supposed to be in love with!
[Al] Have you noticed
my feelings lately?
They're pretty well beat.
You feel real sorry
for yourself, don't you?
No, I don't feel sorry for myself.
I feel sorry for you.
You just can't make up your mind, can you?
- Al.
- What?
Let's forget what I said.
Maybe it was a lousy idea at that.
No, maybe it's a good idea.
Anyway, let's give it a try.
It can't get any worse,
as far as I'm concerned.
Look, we don't have to
decide anything this minute.
I'll give you a call later.
No, don't, maybe,
maybe we can get together
after Thanksgiving if we still want to,
and you can make up your mind.
Al, please.
(gentle music)
Let's get out of here.
When are you leaving for Reno?
In the morning.
Okay, the sooner, the better.
[Larry] Hey, Al.
- Yeah?
- There's a cream cheese
looking for you.
She's downstairs, said it's urgent.
She wanted to come up,
but I told her it was against the.
The house rules.
(gentle music)
Thanks, Larry.
(gentle music)
Would there be any room
in there for my things?
I don't know.
It depends on where you're going.
I hear they marry
people in a hurry in Reno.
I have a friend who's going there.
(gentle music)
If what you've been going through is
anything like what I've
been going through,
then I'm marrying the
toughest guy in the world.
You're absolutely sure now?
I tell you, I've been boiled in oil,
and I know what I'm doing.
Well, I know I should
get discreetly out of here,
but I'm going to stay and watch.
We're getting married.
Hey, I said we're getting married.
Yeah, I heard you.
I was just wondering if I should
sing something appropriate.
- Easy, boy, easy.
- There, that'll ruin you
for all other men.
Well, I think you two are
going to like marriage.
I've heard it described as something like
tennis played with 40-millimeter cannons.
No, that's before you get married.
Oh, I see.
Say, I wonder if Ronnie would mind
giving us a lift as far as Reno?
We'll leave you fast enough after that.
Well, never mind, we'll catch a train.
Come on, I'll take you home.
Hey, wait a minute.
You're going to need money
like you never needed money before.
Like you never dreamed of.
And this child is not going
to travel alone with you
until you've done the right thing, by her.
Old Brick is gonna see that
he doesn't get away from you
now that he's ruined you!
Thank you, old Brick.
Hey, won't it be great on a honeymoon
with just the five of us?
We'll see you, Brick.
- Good night.
- Good night.
(suspenseful music)
(car rumbling)
Time and time I stroke those tresses
In the years long since going by
Now I find them everywhere
In the butter and in the pie
Pickle, diddle, di, do, dum, dum
[Kay] Down with three!
Next time, gin, one.
Oh, think you're pretty smart, huh?
Haven't seen you look so
sharp since Tokyo, buddy.
Look sharp, be sharp!
Hey, you warned Ronnie
about the chance he's taking?
Chance, what chance?
[Ronnie] You know they're going to
throw the book at you if you're caught.
What are you talking about?
Well, riding back here,
it's against the law.
Oh, well, we just won't tell the cops
what we're doing, that's all.
Okay by me, it's your funeral.
Hey, you hungry?
What do you say we stop
in the next town and get a bite to eat?
Oh, when we're so
completely self-sufficient?
Everything we need is right here.
Food, gas and oil, water, you name it.
Yeah, we figured on getting
you two to Reno non-stop.
[Ronnie] Come on, Brick, let's eat.
[Brick] Right.
Complete down to the red, rough hands.
Where'd you get the cart, Ronnie?
I built it, electric torch,
book of instructions.
Tom Swift and His
Radioactive Uncle, you know.
I didn't know
you could do anything like that, Ronnie.
Not a bad job, either.
Pretty nice along the seams.
Al, here are your sandwiches.
It's something I designed for Dad's ranch.
I've seen a cart like
that somewhere before.
I can't remember where.
I'll trade you.
(gentle music)
Hmm, hmm
Da, da, da, da
Da, da, dum
I went out of my way
To get in the way of love
But I'm not sorry
Even a little bit
'Cause I discovered
The joy was worth the pain of it
I went out of my mind
When you stopped being kind and gentle
And I laughed when I thought
You're just being temperamental
Till it's ancient history to you
I've kept a memory or two
I used to go out of my way
To be out of this world with you
Now, is this what you've been
yapping about for so long?
Just about.
You know, I must've been batty
to be scared about us.
Well, you were young.
We'll change all that.
I was young, happy,
successful at my work,
and now you're taking me out of all this.
Well, sometimes a little misery
and poverty is character building.
That's what I want to
build first, character.
Don't miss a one of them, Roy.
We can't leave a single
print inside this trailer.
What happens if we do?
Then this rig can be traced back to us.
What happens if someone
in Harold's Club starts shooting?
You know, with guns?
I told you, no guns.
Yeah, but you didn't tell them.
This plan is absolutely foolproof.
He's a genius, if he says it is, it is.
You know, they charge
double fares for bodies.
What do you mean by that?
Just that.
A body has to have two
tickets on a train or plane.
There's a regulation about it somewhere.
There's an example of
real positive thinking.
Listen, let's get
serious a minute, Ronnie.
All of us within the next 24 hours
could be lying on a dirty floor
surrounded by cigarette butts,
staring up at a ring of strange faces
with bullet holes in our heads.
Just wipe the cards and relax.
I've just rubbed this queen of spades
so hard I've turned her into a jack.
We'll pull off the road up ahead.
It's good and dark outside.
Brick, you bury all that stuff.
Break the glass jugs
and scatter the pieces.
When do these go on?
When we stop, I'll take care of that.
Roy, your job is to keep Al and Kay busy
while we handle everything here.
Keep them busy?
I never saw two busier
people in my whole life.
They haven't stopped once!
What are your folks
going to say about this?
It's been the ambition
of the whole family
to get somebody in good-looking
enough to answer the door.
And what do the others do
while I'm answering the door?
Oh, they peek out
from behind the curtain
and look at you.
Hey, you trying for some
insurance money or something?
I just lost all my shame for a minute.
Well, don't go looking for it.
You know, you're a nut, but I love you.
(gentle music)
Harold's Club!
Sure, that's what it looks like.
You're right.
It looks like a dead ringer, doesn't it?
[Tape Recorder] Glad
to meet you, mister.
Hope I don't have to kill you.
You louse this deal, Jack,
I'll gut you and shoot my way out of here.
What's the pitch?
Brilliant, isn't it?
Now watch!
[Tape Recorder] Yeah,
Jack, you getting this?
Get going!
What is it?
[Al] I don't know.
It's the greatest hoax of the century.
As nefarious as Fu Manchu
and as practical as a zipper.
It's a way to hold up
Harold's Club in Reno
and get away with it, a perfect crime.
Did you know about this, Brick?
Yeah, sure, I knew about it.
Yeah, you set him up for it, huh?
No, it's his own idea, not mine.
Well, there's no harm done yet.
At least you haven't broken any laws
as far as I can see,
but you're trying hard for a cell block
and your varsity number.
Ronnie, how could you
dream up such a thing?
I don't know what everyone's
getting so excited about.
I've just come up with the greatest idea
since the bikini bathing suit
and you treat me like a hardened criminal.
All right.
Let's pull this rig over
to the side of the road.
[Brick] Okay, Al.
(buzzer ringing)
All right, honey.
You stay here in the
trailer with Ronnie there.
How could you let these kids fool around
with anything this stupid, Brick?
[Brick] Oh, you know how Roy is,
he'll go along with anything for laughs.
But Ronnie's gone to a lot
of trouble and expense.
He's worked out a plan, great plan.
He really could rob
Harold's Club, you know?
[Al] Yeah, I know, he could do anything.
But how about you?
[Brick] Me?
Yeah, you.
I'm dead serious.
Come on, let's quit horsing each other.
Don't talk down to me, Al.
I don't feel a fit coming on or anything.
I'm as cool as a trench knife.
I'm not talking down to you.
Just tell me about it.
All right, any guy who
wants to lead himself
a quiet, peaceful, uneventful life
picked the wrong time to get born.
Sure, sure, you had it tough, so did I.
But we made it back, that evens things up.
No, it doesn't.
I did a lot of brain-beating
in that hospital.
I got it figured out,
I figured it this way.
A guy's got to have a little
money to call his own.
Every time I thought I
could make ends meet,
some joker came along
and moved the ends out.
Well, no more.
I'm gonna do anything to get what I want.
Keep talking, keep talking.
I'm not going to graduate
this year or any year!
You know it, and I know it.
Sure you'll graduate.
We'll help pull you through.
No, you guys had me hanging
around your neck long enough.
I wasn't cut out for law.
Well, you're not cut out
for 50 years in prison, either.
Look, I've already had my lost years.
You realize there are guys our age
that are in practice already?
You're not thinking straight, Brick.
You better get yourself
back to that hospital fast.
How much money you got in
your pocket, right now, huh?
How much you think you're gonna have
a year after you get out of school?
10, 20, 50 bucks?
Ronnie's cooked up a sure thing.
You're both wrong!
We can be in and out of that club
in six minutes tonight,
Al, with a fortune.
Tonight, Al, tonight you can
have 50,000 bucks, maybe.
You and Kay could live
high on the hog on that.
- I hear words
and they don't make sense.
We're counting on you.
Counting on me?
Sure, I figured it right down the line.
Just like old times, Al.
Look, Brick, you saved my life once.
I'm grateful to you for that.
I'm going to help you.
We're going over to that
trailer, get that cart out
and shove it over right down there.
Then we're going in to Reno
and forget we ever had this conversation.
You know, when you first
decided to bring Kay along,
it kind of worried me.
Now I can see how it's going to help.
[Al] You leave Kay out of this, Brick.
Know why?
I got a part in the hold-up tor her, too.
She's going to drive the car.
(Brick grunting)
Hey, only got one punch for me, old buddy?
Don't push me, Brick.
You involve Kay in anything,
I'm going to kill you.
(Brick laughing)
Hey, that'd boost your legal career
real good, wouldn't it?
Every law firm in the country would
want you for a junior partner.
[Al] You're really sick.
Ronnie, go in that trailer
and bring that cart out here!
[Kay] Al!
No guns, Brick, the deal was no guns.
Now this is the way it works.
You three stay inside the trailer.
Give me the trailer key, Ronnie.
Come on, toss it.
Okay, you'll stay in deep
freeze till we get to Reno.
My old buddy here is gonna drive.
He has to rehearse his part,
so he'll know what he's doing
when we get to Harold's Club.
[Al] You won't get
away with this, Brick.
Gun or no gun.
Yes, I will, you want to know why?
Cause your only chance of
getting out of this thing alive
is to pull it off and get away clean.
You're worse off than I thought.
You ought to be back in that psycho ward.
Psycho ward!
Yeah, that's right.
I should've told you guys before.
- Shut up!
- That's where he--
Look at the evidence, Counselor.
Who bought the trailer and
the car you're riding in?
Used a phony name and address.
And the license plates don't
go with this rig, either.
Roy bought the groceries.
He helped Ronnie to build the cart, too.
And that's Ronnie's voice you
heard on the tape recorder.
Is that right?
You and Kay just came
along for the ride,
but who's gonna believe it
was just to get married?
You're part of a gang, Al.
He hasn't done anything.
The police aren't going to believe that.
I'll take my chances.
Maybe you don't read me.
If you guys don't back me up,
I'm going to rob Harold's
Club all by myself.
You couldn't, Brick, not by yourself.
Well, then I'll say it again slowly,
so you'll understand.
I am going to rob Harold's
Club with or without you guys.
And I'm going to use the gimmick
that you figured, Ronnie.
They'll follow you
around like Lady Godiva.
Well, you'd better pray I make it.
Cause if I get caught,
I'm going to drag you all in with me.
[Al] Go on, get in
the back like he says.
Now you're thinking straight, Al.
Oh, I want that cart moved up
in the back seat of the car
where I can watch it,
and cover it up with a blanket.
Come on, move!
And then you walk up to
the guy with the cart, see?
And you say, I guess
you don't remember me.
Mr. Gunderson introduced us,
but that was a long time ago.
Oh, look, Al.
You play this through with me,
you're not going to get in any trouble.
You were forced into a crime.
Now, even I can defend you on that.
I should've sent you
back to that hospital
the night you clobbered
that kid at the club.
I'm not going back there, Al.
I wouldn't have gone back there then
and I'm not going back now, either.
I'll do anything to keep
from going back there, Al.
Anything, you get that?
This is the best way
I know to get there.
After I get that money,
I'm going to put a million miles
between me and the doctors.
I can't live with that place
hanging over my head, Al.
You think I like holding a gun on you?
You think I like that?
You're the only guy ever
meant anything to me.
But I'll cut you down, Al.
Even you, I'll cut you down
if you try to stop me, see?
You've made that point enough.
You think I'm crummy, don't you?
No, I don't think you're crummy.
I know you're sick.
Not sick enough to let you stop me.
I'm not going to stop you, Brick.
I'm gonna help you,
because I don't want a
lot of innocent people
to get messed up.
You kill anyone, I'd feel responsible.
Al, Al, I--
Shut up, shut up!
I'm liable to get sick myself.
(horns honking)
Kay, take this.
In 65 seconds, Brick will stop.
He'll unhitch the trailer and abandon it.
30 seconds later, we'll
walk into Harold's Club.
Exactly six minutes later, we'll come out.
An eastbound train
leaves one minute later.
Ronnie figures we can walk from the club
to the station in 15 seconds.
[Ronnie] We'll board
her just as she rolls out.
Why are you telling me this?
I know how Brick thinks.
My job is to drop the
cart at the alley entrance
three minutes and 15
seconds after Al, Brick
and Roy enter the club.
Then I park the car in Harold's garage.
No one will notice it
there for a day or two.
You don't think Brick's going to let you
out of his sight now, do you?
No, but he will trust Kay.
The minute he turns his head,
I'm going to yell for the
first policeman [ see.
Not if you want Al alive.
Brick would kill him for sure.
Take this.
You have six minutes to
deliver the cart, park the car
and buy three tickets at the depot.
Three tickets?
Brick and I won't be going back.
Now, don't talk like that, Ronnie.
Listen, maybe Kay is right,
maybe she could get the cops
and they could surround the place.
No, it's too late, Roy.
And they couldn't get Al clear of Brick.
Cross Brick now and he'd
turn into a shooting maniac.
He'd mow us down, and that's not all.
He'd kill a lot of innocent
people before they stopped him.
No, we've got to wait
and let the professionals
catch him, after the hold-up.
It'll all be over in seven minutes.
It wasn't just a stunt, Roy.
I wanted to see it work.
And I want to see it work right now.
I don't mean for the money or anything,
but just to know I was able to do it.
(suspenseful music)
All right, bring out the cowboy outfits.
Unhitch it.
Come on, start putting that stuff on.
All right, 25 seconds.
I'm going to say this once, Kay.
Ronnie's supposed to deliver the cart
to the back entrance of Harold's Club
three minutes and 15
seconds after we enter.
Then he's supposed to park
the car in Harold's garage.
Now, this is a change of plans.
Ronnie's going to stay
with me and you do his job.
Drive the car, follow us.
I'll point out the spot
for you to leave the cart.
The garage is across the
tracks from the club.
And if the cart isn't there three minutes
and 15 seconds after we
enter, on the button,
I'm gonna kill Al.
I thought I told you
to leave her out of this.
You put your beards on.
Okay, time.
Make up your mind, Kay, we're rolling.
Six minutes after we get into
Harold's Club, we'll be out.
You'll see a train, get on it.
We'll enter different
cars and meet you later.
Ronnie's going to buy
the tickets on the train.
All right, Al, you decide.
Al, he's insane, do what he says!
(suspenseful music)
(horns honking)
(people chattering)
[Brick] Let's move.
[Casino Worker] On
the line, shoot it new.
First to pass.
Here we go now.
Come out with a winner.
You're next, eh.
Stand behind the line now.
Get back.
9:40 tonight, hanging on, hanging on.
(people chattering)
Five and four now, sir.
[Man] Good night.
[Al] Hi!
Oh, hi!
[Al] I guess you don't remember me.
Mr. Gunderson introduced us.
Well, you meet an awful lot of people.
[Al] Sure, sure. I know,
but I wanted to talk
to you, it's important.
If you could spare a second.
Don't turn your head too quickly,
but if you look over your right shoulder,
you'll see a man.
What about him?
Well, that man's my partner.
He's got a gun pointed at your back.
You make the wrong move in the
next second, he'll kill you.
You getting it?
[Man] Same good thing.
Yeah, I hear you.
No, don't look up there, look at me.
[Casino Worker] Seven winner, main line.
I know they're watching us up there.
Right about now you'd
better start smiling.
Look at me and smile.
This is a friendly conversation,
in case anybody's watching.
You can do better than that.
[Casino Worker] Same Shooter.
All right.
What are we going to do now?
Well, you're gonna push your cart
down to the blackjack table
at the head of the stairs
right next to the dealer
and ask her to keep an eye on it for you.
But she'll think that's
funny if I do that.
Oh, she'll think it's funny,
but she'll do it anyway,
because you asked her to.
And while we're walking down there,
you keep looking at us and smiling.
[Al] Get going.
(people chattering)
Keep an eye on this for me.
[Man] Got enough, Jesse?
[Man] That's all yours.
- Wow.
- Next shooter.
[Casino Worker] Coming
out on the line here.
Don't look at the ceiling.
Just go out there to the alley.
Smile, keep smiling.
(people chattering)
Uh, sorry, we're working in here.
- But we--
- You'll have to use
the Virginia Street entrance.
But we gamble - That's the only
- there every day.
- entrance that's open.
(people chattering)
[Al] Give him that cigarette.
You yell for help and we'll run.
You'll save your boss a little money,
but just before we run,
I'm going to kill you.
That's right, that's a duplicate.
You're gonna push that
into the money room,
just like it's your regular cart.
Stuff the bills in there.
No silver, just bills.
All you say is the boss wanted the money.
He sent you to get it,
and he wants it quick.
Anybody wants to know why, you don't know
and you don't care.
Then you tie the sack up,
put it on top of the cart
and push it right back here.
You got that?
I guess you're wondering
why you ought to do this,
once you're inside, huh?
Well, it had crossed my mind.
Meet the other member of our group.
[Tape Recorder] Glad
to meet you, mister.
Hope I don't have to kill you.
See, you're going to have
company in the cash room,
our little friend in the cart.
You're going to wheel
him in there with you
and then out again.
Wonder why?
Tell him why, Charlie.
Guy in there's 5 feet tall,
no bigger than most jockeys.
He's served time, I won't say where.
He's out, because he escaped.
He says he'll never serve time again.
[Tape Recorder] You
louse this deal, Jack,
I'll gut you and shoot my way out of here.
See, he's going to watch you
all the time through these louvers.
The top isn't fastened down.
All he has to do is stand
up and he's shooting at you.
Got that?
[Tape Recorder] Yeah, Jack!
You getting this?
[Tape Recorder] Get going.
You're due back in the vault now.
Don't stall on the way
and set off the alarm
or our friend in here is
gonna have to dust you.
(people chattering)
[Woman] Jackpot, I did it!
I hit a jackpot, I did it, I did it!
[Casino Worker] Another
giant $1,000 jackpot!
Machine C408.
A $1,000 jackpot!
(people chattering)
(gamblers cheering)
(people chattering)
[Man] Hold up.
[Casino Worker] Here they go.
(people chattering)
(coins clattering)
(bell ringing)
(people chattering) (coins clattering)
[Man] You're all set.
[Man] 10 cent.
(people chattering)
(coins clattering)
Having any luck?
[Al] No, no, I won one
last time I was here.
[Man] Of course, you'll do.
(people chattering)
Let's see, 10 cent machine.
[Al] Yeah.
Where's the quarter machine?
[Al] They're down that way.
Okay, good luck.
[Man] Ah, clear.
(people chattering)
[Casino Worker] Now
dices are coming on out,
coming right out on the
old come out drawer.
[Man] Come out on even.
(bell ringing)
[Casino Worker]
Standing on the main line.
Here you are, 99 in your hand.
[Man] Fine, that's fine.
- Huh?
- Can't believe this thing.
(people chattering)
[Man] Your coin?
[Man] What's your name?
(gambler cheering)
- Going?
- I think I won one last time.
[Man] You got to go.
(people chattering)
Now, look, Eric.
We're going to pick up a bag
now and go outside the door.
We're going to a car we got
waiting out in the alley.
We're going to blow the horn twice.
Now, the minute he hears it in there,
he's going to push out the sides
and go out the door, too.
Now you wait right here
till you hear the horn honk twice.
You getting this?
Yeah, I'm getting it.
Look, I've done everything
you've asked me to.
I don't want him getting
wild at the last minute.
(gamblers cheering)
Just follow instructions and
nobody's going to get hurt.
He's not going to shoot
anybody he doesn't have to.
Look out!
There's a man with a gun In there!
(people screaming)
(suspenseful music)
Brick, this has gone far enough.
(suspenseful music)
(garbage cans rattling)
I'm okay.
(suspenseful music)
(bell ringing)
Al, I've gone to the
police, I've told them!
- Tell them to stay back.
- I've gone to the police.
Darling, please, it's too late.
- It's in their hands.
- Look, Brick
is a real sick guy
but he's not gonna hurt
anybody unless he's crowded.
Now, tell them to stay back
and give me a chance with him.
Tell them!
(bell ringing)
Hey, mister, did you see a big fellow
come by here carrying a bag?
Sorry, sir, no people, just cars.
Look, I've got to find this guy.
Look, buster, sorry,
no people, just cars.
(parking attendant grunting)
Brick, where are you?
(sirens wailing)
(gunfire ringing)
Please, you've got to believe me.
Look, if you'll just let him alone,
then he might be able to get him down
without anyone being hurt.
Look, lady, you never
know about a psycho,
- especially if he's got a gun.
- No, no, please.
(people chattering)
[Al] Stay back!
Hold it, Mac!
(suspenseful music)
It's me. Al.
(suspenseful music)
I'm not crowding you.
I wouldn't crowd you, Brick.
I'm going to kill you.
I'm going away.
I thought maybe you'd
like to come with me.
I'm going to kill you.
You remember the time you brought me in?
I had a hole in my side.
The commies were shooting at you then.
Do you remember the tracer bullets?
(Brick sobbing)
How they lit up the snow
and made it look all red?
(Brick sobbing)
(somber music)
Just because I wanted to be a Mr. First.
And will you check his records?
We check everything.
In Washington, I mean.
I got most of the details from her.
I'll get the rest from you.
What's going to happen to him?
Well, he'll have to stay
in the hospital this time until he's well.
It certainly is a terrible way
for you to start your marriage.
You mean there's another way?
Sure is.
There sure is, honey.
(gentle music)
(triumphant music)