Because of You (1952) Movie Script

Gee Mike, you're a dreamy dancer.
A swell party, Mike.
I wish you and your doll didn't have a
place to go. We'd make a night of it.
Mike don't need no help from us.
Good luck to both of you.
Thank the lady, Chris.
- Oh sure. Thanks honey.
I was just so excited.
Why shouldn't you be?
We don't get married every day.
I'm a little excited myself. That's why
I think we should have another drink.
Sure. Anything you say, Mike.
Mike sells this stuff, baby.
If he drinks it, it must be okay.
Come on, honey. Let's dance.
Honey, you did tell the judge we'd
be there at 10 o'clock? They said ..
It's bad luck to be late
at your own wedding.
Don't you worry. We'll get there.
I can't walk out of my own party, can I?
Okay Mike, anything you say.
Here comes Frank now.
I'll pay him, then we'll sneak out.
Oh thanks.
- A guy just phoned.
He said: "tell Mike Monroe to get
rid of it". Then he hangs up on me.
Can you make head or tail of that?
It must be some practical joker who
knew I was on my way to get married.
Thanks, Frank.
Something wrong, honey?
- No.
Well .. what is it?
Listen close to what
I'm going to tell you.
It's very important for both of us.
- Yeah, sure, honey.
Put this in your purse.
Leave your coat here. Head to
the powder room. - Yeah.
Head for the street and wait
in the car until I join you.
But gee Mike, I was ..
- Trust me, honey.
Trust me.
If there is any trouble,
you won't be involved.
What kind of trouble?
- Now just do like I say.
Yes, sure I will.
Mike Monroe?
Take it easy, Miss.
Are you Mike Monroe's girl?
- Is this his car?
Let me see that bag.
Well, surprise, surprise.
You are under arrest, Miss.
Okay. Life begins.
Good evening Mrs Colman.
- Hello, Chris. Sit down.
How is Christine doing
here in the hospital?
With a little time, I could make
a good nurse out of her.
Oh, no thanks.
A year and a half is enough.
Is this what you're studying?
No, I'm cramming for
my high-school exams.
I want to take a diploma
with me when I leave here.
Well .. well, I never
made it at the time.
You are fortunate, Christine.
Some of the inmates don't
use the time that you have.
Now in a few weeks,
you'll be on the outside.
And as long as you seem
to have an aptitude for this.
I'm going to have your parole officer
get you in a hospital as a nurse's aide.
Would you like that?
I like you, Chris.
I'll see what I can do.
[ Singing: ]
"Can't refuse, great big soldier."
"Can't refuse handsome sailor."
"Can't refuse a two-fisted marine."
"Feel her and hold her steady."
"Make with the lips."
"Close your eyes now. Are you ready?"
"Big surprise now. Guess what?"
"Give me your .. kiss."
More, more!
I haven't had my walk yet today.
I'll take you for one later.
Later it will be too cool
or dark or raining.
Naps are for kids.
I warn you I won't be able to sleep.
I'll sure feel sorry for your
children when you have them.
Making them take naps on
a nice Sunday afternoon.
Tomorrow will be a nice day too.
Alright Major. Take off your slippers.
Can't reach.
I bet your mother sure spoiled you.
I've been looking for someone
to take her place ever since.
Don't look at me.
There you go.
There. How is that?
Nice and warm.
You are a stern, mean, unrelenting,
unbending, dominating female.
So long.
Hey, you forgot my back-rub.
Oh you'll get one tonight.
But the night aide is a dog.
Name your price. I'll give
you a lifelong job doing this.
You may have to. If anyone catches
me doing this, I'll need a job.
Was that good now, Major?
- It's wonderful.
I've got another name besides "Major".
"Steve". I know.
Only I'm not supposed to do that either.
Haven't you got any woman of
your own who can do this for you?
Yeah .. a twin sister.
- Oh.
No resemblance. So lucky for her.
Pretty busy right now.
- Doing what?
Taking care of twins.
Brand new.
- Uhuh.
She'll be up to see me soon.
Up from where?
- Oh.
Will you be going back there when
you get your disability discharge?
When you leave here, are you
going back to Philadelphia?
I'm not getting any
disability discharge.
You ought to know. Am I?
What did they tell you?
I'll finish what I started. Anyone wants
to take me out of a plane, they'll die.
Look Major, there are lots of men here
who would like to finish the war ..
I don't care about them.
Just about me.
I'm not through, I tell you.
Ah, pipe down, Kimberly.
Please Major. Relax.
There. That's better.
So I thought perhaps you could
straighten me out on him, Dr Breen.
Well, Major Kimberly's wounds,
his physical wounds ..
Have healed a lot more quickly
than his emotional ones.
He's had battle experiences that relate
to painful memories in his childhood.
Losing people dear to him.
He saw both his parents
die in a ship's fire.
And then again during the war,
so many of his friends ..
As a result, he suffers
a deep melancholy.
- Uhuh.
He doesn't show it.
- No.
That's what's so hard on him.
He's like an orphan who puts on a big
smile so you won't feel sorry for him.
He comes from a wealthy
family, you know.
Yes, Philadelphia.
No need to work really.
Nothing to rely on.
Everybody he ever
loved, he says, left him.
He's very precariously
balanced right now.
He's in danger of emotional
decompensation, if I can coin a phrase.
Which I don't understand.
His ability to cope with
emotional distress can fail.
Just the way ..
A damaged heart can fail
under too much strain.
Unfortunately, a man with
the emotional shakes ..
Can't be trusted controlling a plane.
Does that satisfy you?
But, maybe he wouldn't get depressed
if he were back flying again.
I'm afraid you'll have to
let us decide about that.
Of course doctor, I'm sorry.
I didn't mean to interfere.
I just thought I ought to report
the conversation. That's all.
I'm glad you did.
Hey, how about a couple of those.
There you are.
Thank you.
Thank you.
Oh, these remind me of home.
- Hmm. Oregon.
My people were farmers.
We used to get one of these ..
Every Sunday, right after church.
You know. There is something I
can't quite stop thinking about.
- Aren't you ..?
Why, you're not one of the
regular aides here, are you?
I'm a parolee, doctor Breen.
I report to my parole
officer once each month.
Until December the 21st.
- I just meant that ..
Looking at you, it seems impossible.
It's a long story.
Ignorance, circumstances and love.
You know. Same old story.
Are you still in love with him?
Oh, I've forgiven him
if that's what you mean.
He tried to save me.
The jury didn't believe him. That's all.
Does your family know about this?
Oh yes.
They wanted me to come home, but ..
Frankly, I'm ashamed.
I'm sorry. I've spoiled your evening.
- Oh no, of course you haven't.
Sometimes, I have to think about it.
Doctor, I've been meaning to ask you.
Could I have a few days off? There's a
personal matter I must take care of.
Well, how long have you been here?
Since January.
Of course I'll arrange it.
Fine. Thank you. Goodnight.
Uh ..
Don't forget to come back.
No, I won't. Goodnight, doctor.
You've been out for months.
Why didn't you come up?
My parole office watched me like a hawk
until she got me in at the hospital.
You could have answered my letters.
I did.
Well I'm not very good at letters, Mike.
You sure look different.
I like your hair blond.
It's easier not bleaching it.
It don't look natural.
And those clothes. Not like
the clothes I used to buy you.
You were a doll then.
Now you're beginning to look
like when you came off the farm.
It's right anyway for a working girl.
And that's what I am now.
It's what I'm trying to say, Mike.
Except you're not telling
me who you're working.
If you're just trying to
make me lose interest ..
I don't like tricks like that.
I'm not in love with anyone, Mike.
Oh, I'm sorry.
I tried to make it last.
I thought maybe if I ..
I'm not crying.
So don't make no speech.
I could have told you we were washed up.
There's nothing more to say, is there.
I hope you'll be getting out soon.
Yeah. And when I do baby,
I'll find myself a dame.
Don't you worry. I'll do fine.
I hope you will be happy someday, Mike.
You sure got talkative lately.
Good luck.
What she do, give you the ear?
I gave it to her, but good.
The next time I see her
it will be too soon.
How much longer are
you staying, Mrs Arnold?
Well I have to get home to a
husband and twins. - Oh.
I made a reservation for tomorrow.
Unless Steve ..
- Oh no .. go ahead.
You know, I used to love her a lot until
she deserted me for that family of hers.
You still do, selfish.
- Uhuh.
Not since I've got Chris.
I wish you meant that.
Well how about it, Chris?
Oh .. all men get somewhat fond
of women who take care of them.
You're safe.
That's Steve's trouble.
He always plays it safe.
Someday Steve, grab yourself
a girl without thinking.
If a man thinks too long
he never gets married.
Yes, dear sister.
You hear that, Chris?
Here's my cab.
I'll stop in tomorrow
on my way to the plane.
No .. I'll kiss you when
you really leave me.
So long, Steve.
Be good.
Goodbye, Mrs Arnold.
- Goodbye.
Oh, Miss Carroll.
- Yes?
May I speak to you a minute?
- Sure.
I'll take that.
Can you manage?
- Uhuh.
Are you at all serious about my brother?
I don't mean to interfere but ..
I feel Steve would like
to like you very much.
If there is any reason
why he shouldn't ..
Don't let him get too involved.
His emotions aren't to be
played with these days.
He's really not well.
I know, Mrs Arnold.
Don't worry.
Thank you, Chris.
Be seeing you.
I'll take it now, Major.
- No, no.
What was that all about?
She wanted me to write her about you.
You didn't.
You know, I meant what I said.
I don't really mind her leaving.
As long as you're around.
Why so late, Kimberly?
I was just finishing ..
I couldn't sleep.
I was kinda hoping Miss Carroll
would give me a neck rub.
I haven't seen her since yesterday.
She isn't sick, is she?
- No. Miss Carroll has left.
When will she be back?
I don't think she will be.
She's .. she left for good?
That's right. Transferred.
We lost a good girl.
Well .. goodnight.
Turn out your light.
Doctor Breen.
Where did she go?
McCormick, I think.
Did they send her?
Or did she just go?
I don't know. Why should she just go?
I don't know.
I don't know what you mean.
Goodnight. Turn out your light.
Glad to see you doing so well.
I'm trying to locate Christine Carroll.
She was transferred
to this hospital recently.
Christine Carroll.
She should be working this next shift.
You'll maybe find her in the cafeteria.
Thank you.
Hi, Major.
Hi, Chris.
I see I'm late. I was hoping
I could take you to lunch.
If I'd have known,
I'd have waited for you.
Maybe we can go for a drive?
In what?
I borrowed a car from
one of the out-patients.
Oh. And you managed it?
I'm doing fine.
Oh that's wonderful.
I'm delighted to hear it.
I'd love to go for a drive with you
but I'm on duty in fifteen minutes.
Would you like to take a little
walk around the grounds?
You're not very observant, are you.
About what?
My dress.
It's the first time you've
seen me out of uniform.
You look like I imagined.
Why are you so serious?
I warned you I was the serious type.
Why did you leave Long Beach?
I was transferred.
- No, you weren't.
I snooped around. Finally got Captain
Breen to admit you asked to leave.
Whatever the reason,
what does it matter?
It concerns me. It matters.
Are you so sure it concerns you?
I have a feeling it does.
Are you afraid I was
falling in love with you?
Why should I be afraid?
That's what I mean.
You act like it.
Maybe I wanted to find out if
you thought enough of me to ..
Come after me.
Alright. You've found out.
I'm in love with you, Chris.
Getting to know people is one
thing. Falling in love is another.
I love you.
Why are you resisting me?
Why are you so stubborn?
What do you mean, resisting you?
You haven't given me a chance to, yet.
Because you're beautiful.
Oh Steve.
I'm not going to push you away.
Steve, please.
Have you got a match, Major?
We are going to get married aren't we?
Feeling the way we do, we'll have to.
- Don't you think we're rushing things?
You haven't told me you love me.
We haven't begun to know each other yet.
- But say it. Say it.
Like I've never loved anyone before.
Go on. Say it!
Like I've never loved anyone before.
Oh Steve, that's true.
I'll buy that.
How soon can we get married?
Oh, I don't know.
There are some things that
you should know about me.
Let's get married soon.
Oh, I don't know.
Here you are, not even settled in a job
yet and already you want to get married.
The sooner the better.
When I make up my mind, I ..
Oh Chris, I've waited a long time
for this. Don't disappoint me.
Oh, I won't.
I won't.
Gee, that's a pretty dress.
Oh, thank you.
How long have you known him?
- Four or five months.
From Philadelphia, you said?
- Hmm.
A nice family?
Yes. I've met his sister.
She seems to like me, too.
- Well, that's fine.
Are they going to be
understanding about your past?
Your fiance, at least.
You know he has to be told before
he becomes your husband?
Yes .. yes, I know.
Mrs Gordon, I ..
I thought you might make
an exception in this case.
I understand about the civil rights.
I mean I have to get them back.
You can't marry unless the Board of
Correction gives you special permission.
I have to see the young man first
and tell him of your conviction.
It is the State's way of protecting you.
But if ..
If I tell him myself ..?
Mrs Gordon, he's not well.
This all happened so suddenly that ..
Aren't you kidding yourself, Chris?
Naturally, you don't him to know.
And you'll find a dozen excuses
for yourself to get out of it.
But he must be told.
And by me.
Don't worry. I'll go easy with him.
I'll give you every break possible.
She told my boyfriend for me
alright. I never saw him again.
Perhaps he didn't love
you very much, Vera?
I'm just warning her.
Look honey, when are you ditching
this hole? - December.
You'd better wait it out. They
can't tell you what to do after that.
To put it off is just
avoiding the problem.
I think I'll wait.
- Smart babe.
What a guy doesn't
see doesn't worry him.
Think it over, Chris.
Thanks, Mrs Gordon.
And Chris.
Don't get any ideas.
Some girls have been known
to try it anyway, but ..
We always read the
marriage license columns.
A parole violation will land
you right back in prison.
Don't worry, Miss Gordon.
So long, honey.
What do you mean, maybe he
didn't love me? I didn't say he did.
But I was getting him
to marry me, wasn't I?
Hey, how's it going, Doc Breen?
Always on pop? There must
be a spike hidden somewhere.
Well, Miss Beecher's talents have
certainly been overlooked.
That's it. That's it. Now you got it.
The right wingspan.
Hi. Hi, Doc.
- Quite a party you've got.
Yep, nothing but laughs.
You look great.
- I feel great.
Excuse me.
Let the guy through.
A new job isn't the only
thing we're celebrating.
Steve, wait a minute.
- What?
Not yet, please.
- But why?
Fellows, girls. This is an announcement.
Hey, when did this happen?
Behind the screen, of course.
I could have told you.
No wonder I couldn't make any time
with her. Gee Chris, that's wonderful.
You'll both be okay.
You going to live in Philadelphia?
- Not yet for a while.
I forgot to tell you. We're staying
here at Long Beach for a while.
Cantrell's got a big new plant here.
- That's good, Steve.
Hi, doctor.
How about it, Doc?
Just what you ordered?
Lots of luck to both of you.
Walk me to the elevator will you, Chris.
Yes, surely.
Hey remember. No funny stuff, Doc.
She promised to marry me.
Did you know that he was going to
announce your engagement just now?
I know what you're
thinking, doctor. And ..
I haven't told him yet.
- You haven't?
But I'm going to.
- When?
You know what this can do to him.
I'm going to try to get him to
put the marriage off and ..
And then later, when he's stronger.
Then I can tell him.
Yes, as a doctor I suppose
I'll have to agree with you.
But Chris ..
Don't marry him at all unless you're
prepared to give up everything else.
No halfway measures with that fellow.
You'd better go back to your party.
And Chris ..
Stop worrying.
In spite of everything,
he's a very lucky fellow.
I'm glad you approve, Dr Breen.
You come with me.
Oh, you're too good to be true.
Except I had to leave three messages
to get you here. Where have you been?
A girl has to shopping some time.
Did you buy a wedding dress?
Steve .. I've been thinking about that.
Why don't we wait until Christmas?
By Christmas, we can
be expecting a baby.
Please. I'm serious.
Chris, if you're backing out ..
Oh now you're talking like a child.
A child knows no reason. Only what.
That's me. I want you, now, this minute.
If .. if you don't feel
the same way, I ..
But I do. You know I do.
If we do get married now.
Will you promise to keep it
a secret until December?
What's happening then?
My job finishes. That's all.
But you've got a better job now.
Yes, but I've signed up for a year and
I mustn't get married during that year.
Besides, there is a shortage of
nurses. You already know that.
Okay, you win.
- Oh, darling.
Can't we go up to Oregon and
get married at your family's?
No .. that's .. too far away.
Well, I want to meet
your mother and brother.
I'll think of someplace.
Someplace very exciting and romantic.
Oh yes.
I almost forgot.
I had Sue rifle the family vaults.
It's beautiful.
We can have it re-set.
Do you like it?
Oh, do I like it?
I hope I can always make you happy.
Well, how does it feel
to be on foreign soil?
With you, I like it.
[ Spanish language ]
There now.
All tied up as legal as
anywhere in the United States.
And don't let anyone tell you otherwise.
Muchos felicidades.
Muchos Aos.
My love.
Walking out on me.
Poor thing.
Come on lazybones.
It's your job we have to get back to.
I won't get up.
Unless you kiss me.
You do love me, don't you.
What do you need, a blueprint?
Yeah. That would help.
I'll have it printed on your stationary.
I ..
I got to thinking ..
If you left Oregon four years ago.
Where were you before
you came to the hospital?
Darling, you're not going to start to
check on me at this late date are you?
Well, I would ..
Just sort-of like to know.
I .. I've been studying.
It isn't reasonable.
A girl with your brains.
Why just a nurse's aide, then?
If you've been studying
and working all that time.
You're not being very subtle.
Why don't you say what's on your mind?
I'm jealous, Chris.
You don't talk much about your past.
I guess I just ..
Sort of got to thinking
that I was the only one ..
Steve, come here.
It was a very long time ago.
Oh, I'm sorry.
Did you love him very much?
He didn't matter.
Nobody matters before you.
Do I ask you about your life?
When did you last see him?
Not since falling in love with
you. And I won't ever again.
Darling, I'm all yours.
Honey, I swear I'll never
mention it to you again.
That's the shortest
honeymoon I ever went on.
Oh, darling.
It only has to be kept
secret for a little while.
Besides, you have to
look for a place to live.
Then I can come and spend
some of the nights with you.
I'll work on that.
I'll pick you up tonight and
show you what I've found.
Why, you just made it.
- Yeah.
Have a nice Sunday?
- Oh, wonderful.
Any messages for me?
- Let me see.
Yeah. Mrs Gordon called.
Left a message. Wants you to
come and see her tomorrow.
I'll be with you in a moment. Sit down.
Sorry I missed you on your report day.
Well, what about your young man?
Are you telling him?
But ..
I .. I've decided to ..
Wait until I'm free.
Well, you know how I feel about that.
Chris, it's nearing time.
And I am to inform you that the governor
awards you a certificate of discharge.
It has be delivered to you either
in person here at the office ..
Or by registered mail.
So whichever your prefer.
By registered mail.
And will you mark it
"personal" or "very personal".
What's with you?
Somebody send you a check?
Oh .. better than a check.
Betty, got a match?
You know you can't smoke in here.
No, but I can burn a little.
Thanks, Betty. Now can I use your phone?
I've never seen anybody glow
so much over a fire in all my life.
What did you burn? A letter
from an ex-sweetheart?
An "Ex" alright.
But not a sweetheart.
Mr Steven Kimberly please.
Mrs Kimberly calling.
Hey, it's for you. She
says it's "Mrs" Kimberly.
Hiya, "Mrs" Kimberly.
About time. When you moving in?
And Mr Kimberly, I think you ought
to know. I intend to spend a lifetime.
You got to. You signed
a contract, remember?
Say, how about I meet you for lunch?
Hey, there's a war on.
We have work to do.
I'm sorry chum, I just got married.
Uhuh .. I see.
Thanks, Betty.
It's past my bed time, too.
- Why, it isn't late, doctor.
It will feel late tomorrow
morning. I'm on duty.
It was wonderful being here.
- It was awfully nice of you to come.
How do you think Steve looks?
I think maybe you're a better
doctor than I am. He's happy, Chris.
You love him very much, don't you.
I never knew what living was before.
He makes me feel needed.
You know, I go for that.
You are both very fortunate.
Goodnight Chris.
- Goodnight.
- Goodnight.
So long, it was wonderful being here.
- Thanks very much.
Bye bye.
- Merry Christmas.
Yeah. Merry Christmas to you ..
- And a happy new year.
Thank you.
How did you like your party?
If they go as well
as this one, we're in.
They will.
Darling, come on. We have work to do.
Please, please Steve.
You know, I'm just crazy
about that Peachie.
She's one of the nicest girls.
She always has been.
Steven Kimberly, what
do you think you're doing?
In our family we always opened
packages Christmas eve.
In ours we wait until Christmas
morning. Put them back.
Just one.
Will you never grow up?
- Uhuh.
Alright .. just one.
But let me pick it for you, huh?
- Alright.
There's no card.
There is one on the inside.
To baby from Mama.
Darling, I thought that's
what you wanted.
It was your own idea
about Christmas, remember?
I just got you, Chris.
I'm not sure I want to
share you with a baby.
Oh, darling.
Darling, you won't be sharing me.
There will just be more
of me to love. That's all.
[ Doorbell ]
That's the doorbell, honey.
You stay right here will you.
Until I get back, and give all those
little flowers a nice drink, okay.
Columbine, keep your eye on Kim.
She's in the back yard.
That's no way to treat an old friend.
Come on, Chris. Open the door.
You don't want the neighbours to
hear me pleading and hollering.
You can't deny me a look at you.
At your house.
I've waited a long time for this.
You got a kid now.
How old?
A good-looking kid.
A good-looking mother.
Not as snappy as you used to be, but ..
Not bad.
Are you happy?
Well, it's a good thing
you and me split up.
I need a drink.
Where does your husband keep his stuff?
Why does your hand tremble?
I just never expected to see
you again, Mike. That's all.
You tried hard enough not to.
I had trouble finding you.
Except for a little blond secretary
who used to be at the parole office.
I might still be looking.
What do you want, Mike?
You married a rich guy, I hear.
That's why I can't understand
this little house.
And only one car in the garage.
What's he saving it for?
You need money .. is that it?
Do I look broke?
I blew myself to a new suit on purpose.
If you do, there's absolutely
nothing I can do for you.
You might as well
understand that right now.
I'm not so sure.
My husband knows all about us, so if
you're figuring on blackmail, forget it.
I was sort of worried about that.
Because if he knows ..
Naturally, there is nothing
left for me to do but ..
Pack up and leave.
Right now, I'm in a little trouble.
I don't care what kind
of trouble you're in.
I want you get out of here right now!
Do you understand?
Getting rough?
I'll call the police.
Go ahead.
Four years ago you and me
couldn't make a column.
Today, we'd make headlines.
"Kimberly's wife - ex-con".
Monroe's ex-lover.
Go ahead.
I'll tell you what I want.
I've got to leave the country, Chris.
Go on out in the back yard, honey.
Well, look who's here.
Go out in the yard.
- Hi, honey.
Now wait a minute, wait a minute.
What's your name?
Now, I'm not hurting her.
Look, she likes me.
Columbine, will you come and take
Kim out in the back yard, please.
Yes, ma'am.
- Now, what's the hurry?
What's your name?
Kim, huh? That's a nice name.
My name is uncle Mike.
Can you say that?
Say it.
Uncle Mike.
Uncle Mike.
That Kim. She sure is a
Cleopatra with the men folks.
Columbine, I'll call you
if I need anything.
Yes, ma'am.
You're a real beauty, Miss.
Just like your mother.
Mike, put her down.
I sure admire your mother's
control over her nerves.
But she's right.
We don't want Columbine telling
Mr Kimberly about uncle Mike now, do we.
Mike, you ..
You said you had to leave the country.
- Oh, you like that don't you.
Because once out,
I probably won't get back.
I got a couple of deals.
Mexico City, Buenos Aires.
When are you going?
I haven't any money right now but ..
- No, no, no. Not money.
I've got that.
All I want is an escort
across the Tijuana border.
How about crossing over to Mexico this
afternoon and buying you some toys?
Your mother too.
Tell me.
Don't I look like a harmless daddy?
I won't do it, Mike.
Sure you will.
- No I won't.
In the meantime ..
We'll give her something
else to play with.
Take it away from her, Mike.
If we hurry, you can get
back in time for dinner.
I can't even drop your
car in for Mexico City?
Mike, you know how I feel.
Look, how about it?
Will you miss me?
Look at those dolls.
Oh sure, I promised to buy
you something didn't I.
Well maybe I can buy you a toy donkey?
How about it, huh?
That's the girl.
What do we have over here?
Oh here is .. how about a toy pig?
Is this a piggy bank?
Sure. The famous souvenir of Tijuana.
Got some with the names
on them too, inside.
Look, I'm not going to steal her.
You'd better watch the car.
[ Spanish language ]
No, no thank you.
Thank you, no.
Going back tonight?
- Yeah.
Looks like you might get some rain.
There you go, sweetie.
Mike, where is the key?
Oh, I'll turn it round and ride
back to the border with it.
No please, I'd rather you didn't.
- I'll get out in time.
Please Mike, give me the key.
- Can't you allow me 5 more minutes?
I'm going out of your life forever.
Mike, give me the key will you.
Shove over. Let me at the wheel.
- Mike, get out of this car.
You're doing fine,
only without the talk.
I'm going back with you, Chris.
I never had any intention of staying.
I won't let you! Get out of this ..
- Shut up.
Do you want to get caught again?
[ Spanish language ]
That's it. Let's go.
What's the matter with you?
You're going home.
I'm sick.
You'll be sicker still
if you don't behave.
If we get stopped let me do the talking.
You just play it right.
You wouldn't want anything
to happen to the kid.
Don't you touch her.
I don't think we ought to wait.
- Our instructions were to tail them.
They usually have a second
car they transfer the stuff to.
We've been tailing them for an
hour now. There is no second car.
Let's move in and take them.
Slow down, you'll get us all killed.
There he is.
- Hold it.
Where can we talk, Kimberly?
- What?
You know this Monroe?
- When did you meet your wife?
How much of a surprise
is this, Kimberly?
What are you talking about?
- Hey, take it easy.
You mean nobody told him?
- I thought he knew.
You can come with me, Mr Kimberly.
That's a cute little
girl you've got there.
There she is.
She's going to be alright.
Where is my wife?
- Come with me.
They had to remove some glass from
her arms. We'll see if she's ready yet.
There is a couple of detectives up
there waiting to talk with her.
I got it from Sacramento. Don't say
I never share things with you.
Mike Monroe. San Quentin for 5 years on
federal violation. Paroled 2 months ago.
The woman, Christine Carroll,
now Kimberly.
From a well-known Philadelphia family.
She and Monroe were sweethearts. Served
time with him. 18 months for complicity.
Who's child is it?
Kimberly's. She's been married four
years, and anyway Monroe was in jail.
Bad enough, isn't it.
He just gets out and she's right back
with him again at the same old racket.
But what a story.
- She must have loved him.
Just a moment.
Nurse, you promised I could see
my little girl. Where is she?
You also wanted to see Dr Breen.
Well he's here finally.
Hello, doctor.
- Hello, Chris.
You don't believe it's true, do you?
I don't know what to believe.
I think it was inconsiderate
of the fellow to die.
And not to help you out of this.
Why hasn't Steve been to see me?
He will in time.
Nothing wrong with him, is there?
We haven't been able to find
him for 2 days but we will.
They're checking the
border joints this morning.
If I can ..
Just see him.
I know he'd know I'm telling the truth.
What power did this man have over
you to make you do a thing like that?
I thought anything was better
than having Steve know.
I was wrong.
But you must have known why this
fellow wanted to go to Mexico.
He could have skipped
the county without you.
It's easy to argue now, doctor.
I thought it was going
to get rid of him.
You must be getting it down pat by now.
Well, what else?
I love you, Steve.
Steve, she's very tired.
Be careful. Go easy.
Let me alone.
You said you wanted to see me. I'm here.
You are drunk, Steve.
- I am not drunk.
No sleep.
Sleeping pills that don't work.
You'd be like this too.
Well, what else? Why didn't you
tell me you had a prison record?
I thought it was best for you ..
- Don't give me that.
Best for your friend Mike Monroe.
Was it he who advised you?
"Don't tell you husband and then when
I get out he won't be suspicious."
That's not true. You know it's not true.
How do I know? Because you tell me?
What did you think I was?
How could you see him again
when you promised me ..
I didn't want to.
He knew where you were? How?
He said he got the address from a
girl who worked in the parole office.
Lies .. lies!
The secret wedding you wanted.
What a joke.
The baby is a joke. Kim is a joke.
Risking her life for your lover!
No, I didn't. I didn't
Steve. It's not true.
I think you'd better get
yourself a lawyer.
The marriage of Steven Kimberly
and Christine Carroll.
Having been performed
under false pretences.
In that the woman concealed
that she was still a convict.
Is hereby declared null and void.
Despite the fact the Grand Jury listened
to Mrs Kimberly's story and believed her.
At least found insufficient
evidence to indict her.
This court, due to those recent events.
Has found Mrs Kimberly
to be an unfit mother.
Exclusive and complete custody
of Kim Kimberly, aged three ..
Is therefore awarded to her father ..
Steven Kimberly.
The mother is to have
no rights whatsoever.
I believe Mr Kimberly wishes to make
a financial settlement in your behalf.
This is up to him.
All rise. Court is adjourned.
This is the only place that my past
doesn't seem to make any difference.
This is my past.
I'm glad you came, Chris.
You are ..
You're nice not to say "I told you so".
Give me time.
He hasn't let you see the child?
He's ..
Taken her back to Philadelphia.
You know ..
Every time I see a little girl with ..
Brown braids, I follow her
around on the streets ..
In the parks ..
It's just awful, Mrs Gordon.
I'm frightened.
You have to get to work.
I've ..
I've had two nursing jobs already.
I can't seem to stick somehow.
Naturally. That's only a reminder.
If there were just some way
to make time pass quickly.
Some miracle ..
I think maybe in time I'll stop
thinking about her. Don't you?
How I used to hate this place
and everything it stood for.
Now I wish they had
sent me back to prison.
At least there, I wouldn't
have to think about it.
And there I'd know I
couldn't see her anymore.
A man came to see me this morning.
He's a magician. He wanted
one of our girls for a job.
I had to turn him down because
it's not appropriate for a parolee.
It might be just the magic you need.
Oh, I don't believe
in magic, Mrs Gordon.
He travels around the
country a lot, Chris.
Vaudeville, nightclubs ..
He puts on shows for children.
From what I understand, children get
a big kick out of his magic show.
Why don't I call him and
ask for an appointment?
No. I don't think so.
It can't do any harm
just to talk to him.
What interests you about this job?
Well, I understand you travel a lot.
And I want a change.
Give her a bit of a chance,
mister Marvel. Please.
One more thing.
Can you smile?
Well I can learn.
That's better.
Come over here.
- Yes.
Now watch, Chris. Very simply.
Try that.
- You think I can?
Yes you can. Put it on
the back of your hand.
No, no. It will never work that way.
On the back of your hand.
That's right. Now try it.
No. Don't claw it my
dear, don't claw it.
Illusion. Yes. Right.
Who is it? - It's Chris.
- Come in.
Chris, fame and fortune have
finally caught up with us.
We audition on television tomorrow.
Well, isn't that what you wanted?
No more rushing around.
Well Phil, I'm afraid it will have
to be postponed for a little while.
Oh. Got that mother itch again, huh?
Chris, I told you if you went there
he wouldn't let you see the child.
But I might have a chance this
time. Here, look at this. Look.
Look, I've waited four long
years for this. I've got to try.
Oh yeah, sure. Well ..
I'll audition alone. You would ..
Probably cramp my style anyway.
Thanks, Phil.
Yeah, I know lady. Follow that car.
Yes please.
She's pretty, don't you think?
I wouldn't know lady, I'm near-sighted.
Here you are, dear.
There are the twins over there.
She's limping.
Not much.
- Hello, darling.
Thank you.
Do you want to take
them over to the table?
You go along with them, Kim.
I hope Kim has fun today.
It's a lovely party.
Susan, I'm sorry. I didn't
realize this was your house.
I didn't come to make any trouble.
- Of course you didn't.
Let's go over here, shall we.
Chris, how are you making out?
Susan, tell me about Kim's leg.
Is that from the accident?
Didn't it mend properly?
The doctor says there is
nothing wrong with it.
Kim just enjoys it that way.
What do you mean, enjoys it?
She's not a happy child.
Perhaps that explains it.
She just doesn't mix with
children or with grown-ups.
Kim, sit down!
Sit down!
Kim, sit down dear.
Mary, stop them.
Susan, does Steve realize this?
For him, she's the sun and the moon.
He almost didn't accept
the Paris appointment ..
Because the paediatrician
said she shouldn't travel.
It would only add to her insecurity.
Doesn't he see ..?
- Not anywhere but backwards.
He just can't get over it.
I've tried. We all have.
Kim needs a mother.
Steve, a wife.
Isn't there anyone he's interested in?
The nearest is ..
Is over there in pink.
Rosemary Balder.
They've always known each other.
Where are you living now, Chris?
I've been travelling.
I just came to get a
look at Kim. I had to.
Susan, doesn't she ever laugh?
Not often.
It's really quite pathetic sometimes.
A recluse at seven.
Poor little thing.
It's not your fault.
Well whose is it then?
She wasn't like this before.
Mrs Arnold, Mr Arnold is phoning you.
- Thank you, Vera.
Will you excuse me a moment?
- Of course.
Now for my next trick I have
to have somebody help me.
How about one of the birthday twins?
Mister Clown .. maybe I can help you?
I'm bigger than the others, but if you
use magic maybe you can make me smaller.
Better than that, I can
make you disappear.
And now for the grand finale.
What's your name?
Miss Marvel.
Well Miss Marvel, are you
ready to vanish into thin air?
At your service, Mister Clown.
- Well then ..
Step into the magic cabinet.
And lean on that pedestal.
Dodge past the table into my tent.
And now with the magic signal.
The Land of Enchantment
is beckoning to her.
She didn't disappear.
Oh, I'm sorry. I couldn't help it.
Because somebody's thoughts
were holding me back.
And you can't enter the Land of
Enchantment with stubborn thoughts.
Now, whose thought was it?
It wasn't mine.
- No, it wasn't yours.
You helped, that's right.
It wasn't yours. You helped.
I did not!
You can't disappear. You're not magic.
Wouldn't you help me a little?
Just give me one little push?
Try it again.
Alright, I'll try.
I'll try very hard without it.
But I need your help very much.
Alright, Mister Clown.
Alright. Second try.
Now everyone be very quiet. Shush.
Go ahead, I'm helping. I'm helping!
Where has the magic lady gone, Susan?
Will she come back?
Run inside now, dear. Ice-cream time.
Sue .. I hope you're not angry with me.
But I just had to find out
if Kim would respond.
I'm amazed.
Where did you learn all that?
Oh, this is what I've been
doing for the past four years.
Is the party over?
- Not quite.
I'm afraid ..
I don't want to be unkind dear, but ..
I've just talked to Philip
and he feels that ..
Oh yes.
Of course he does.
I'm sorry, Sue.
Thanks a lot for your help, Miss Marvel.
Thank you and goodbye.
Sue, what kind of
schooling does she have?
She doesn't go any more.
Steve wants to get a tutor for her.
She was at school but ..
Old headlines cropped up.
Things like that aren't
easily forgotten.
Especially now that
Steve is such a success.
Still, after so much time?
He never let her believe it, of course.
He always told her that you were dead.
Isn't it really better that way?
Yes, of course it is.
Miss Marvel.
Why did you come back?
Didn't you like the Land of Enchantment?
Yes, dear. Of course
I liked it very much.
I just came back to thank
you for helping me.
To say goodbye.
- Goodbye.
Oh, Miss Marvel.
I'm Rosemary Balder, a friend of Kim's.
She seems to have taken
such a fancy to you ..
I was wondering if there is any
way I could get in touch with you.
I'm sorry, but ..
I'm leaving town.
Thank you, so. Just the same.
Well now, what's the matter with her?
I was under the impression she was quite
clever, not just a bundle of nerves.
She told me that she lost
a child some time ago.
Kim reminds her of that.
"McAlvey's Toy Department .."
"Takes pleasure in announcing the
association of Miss Marvel."
"The Magic Lady."
"Available for children's parties."
Don't you see? She's only doing
this for Kim. To be near her.
Hoping that at some
children's party again ..
Look at her, Phil.
I know you think she's
some horrible ogre.
And whether she's guilty
or not, I don't know.
But I know when you look at
her you see she's human.
And a mother.
Well, do what you like.
When something goes wrong don't
forget to blame your husband.
There she is. Go get her, Kim.
Miss Marvel.
I don't understand. Kim says
I'm to have dinner with her.
We hope you can, Miss Marvel.
If I'm very good you can stay.
And George can get her
luggage tonight, can't he.
Yes, dear.
Sit in the front seat, will you Kim.
What does she mean "stay"?
Her old nurse Mary left this afternoon.
I thought maybe you would like ..?
I couldn't do that to Steve. I couldn't.
You never know.
It will only be for a few weeks.
I know it will make Kim very happy.
Susan, you must know
how much I want to, but ..
You really think it will be alright?
I'll be responsible.
Come along, Miss Marvel.
Is that all you ever eat?
Everybody complains I
have a very poor appetite.
I don't want any dessert, George.
How do you know?
You don't know what it is yet.
Something with whipped cream on it.
Don't you like whipped cream?
Mary liked it.
She always ordered it.
What is your favorite dessert?
I like apples.
And what is your favorite meat?
May I order ..
Hot-dogs and apples for
dinner tomorrow night?
Yes, Miss.
- And ..
Could we eat in a smaller room?
The library perhaps?
We could have some
music while we eat, huh?
Makes it into a floor show.
I hope you will stay forever.
Thank you, dear.
"I miss you very much."
"I am very busy."
"It would be nicer if you were .. here."
Why do you read so slow?
"There isn't an hour in the
day I don't think of you."
"I hope you're being good girl."
"I love you."
What else?
That's all. "Daddy".
He loves you very much, Kim.
You know, even after you've grown up.
No-one could write you a
nicer love letter than that.
Poor Daddy.
All he does is write letters.
And he never gets any.
Couldn't we write him a letter?
Of course.
As soon as we get home.
Okay, can we ride now?
- Okay.
Finish your drink, first.
- Oh yeah.
And your letter.
- Oh. Yes.
I'll race you to the bridge.
- Okay.
You're certain no-one knows?
They phoned me the telegram.
Kim is sure going to be surprised.
You're going to be surprised at her too.
Like a different child.
Yes .. she seems so.
Kind of a blow to my ego.
Does she talk about me?
Well ..
Not so much lately.
She and that Miss Marvel
are like Siamese twins.
I must say I thought the woman was
all wrong at first, catering to Kim.
But maybe that's what she needed.
Not that you don't cater to her, but ..
From a woman it seems
to make a difference.
Step on it, will you George.
Daddy .. Daddy!
Kim, where are you?
Daddy, you're home, you're home!
I didn't know you were coming.
Neither did I until a few days ago.
Now let me look at you.
Oh great, great. Come on.
Well, who is this?
I have lots of playmates now.
Their mothers don't
mind at all if they come.
Why, that's wonderful. There you go.
Don't you think I look good?
Out of this world, angel. George,
will you bring those things up.
I must meet Miss Marvel and tell her so.
She went shopping with aunt Susan.
Wait until you see what
I've brought you.
Seems you bought up the whole of Paris.
Here we are, that's for you.
Got something here for everybody.
George .. that's for you.
And this is for cook. And these
two are for the downstairs too.
Thank you, I'll tell them.
That's for you, Trudy.
I'm sorry. I've even got
one for Miss Marvel.
Oh, isn't it beautiful?
You like it, huh?
- Thank you, Daddy. Thanks.
- There is Marvy now.
Let's surprise her and hide.
Come on, Daddy.
- Hiding is a silly game.
No it isn't.
We play it all the time. Marvy likes it.
Well, if you're going you've got to take
all these things with you. Pick them up.
Now I wonder where those children are?
I bet they're under the bed.
I know, they're in the dresser.
They're not in that drawer.
And not in that drawer.
In the drawer?
Maybe they're in the closet.
Oh no. That would be too easy.
But we can look.
Look, I'm here. My Daddy.
Daddy, this is Marvy.
What's the matter?
Aren't you going to say hello to Marvy?
He brought you a present.
Thank you.
Don't you like Marvy?
I love her.
Kim, go outside and play.
Go on, Judy. You too.
Kim doesn't know who she is.
She knows her only as "Marvy".
What were you thinking of?
You know what Kim means to me.
Nobody is trying to take her
away from you, Steve.
She is. She already has.
She's not going to get away with it.
Why did you ever permit it?
It had something to do with pity.
I felt sorry for her, and for Kim.
- And for me?
I feel sorry for you, too.
You don't face realities.
It is over. Done.
Nothing will bring us together again. Do
not say that's not what you had in mind.
Sometimes Steve, I think you and I should
have been one person instead of two.
Your physical strength and
brains and my softness.
As one person we'd have been great.
But split up, we're both ineffectual.
Where are you going?
I have to tell her something.
What did you tell her
when she came here?
That it was to be a temporary
arrangement until you came home.
And that she was not let Kim
know that she's her mother.
Somehow, even Philip understood it.
Their one chance to know each other.
Well they've had it. I'm home.
There is no need to tell her.
Just send on her things.
Is Daddy still mad?
- No, dear. Of course not.
Everything is going to be fine now.
But why did he act so funny?
Well ..
You know, some people just
don't like to be surprised.
Or maybe he thought I was
quite different than what I am.
Maybe he thought I was
big and jolly and fat.
You're perfect. He's silly.
Anyway, he's gotten over it.
That's good.
I got to go and play now. See you later.
You know, you haven't kissed me all day.
But you love frankfurters.
Not any more.
Let's play the moron game
some more, shall we?
I know one. Why did the moron take the
cream and sugar with him to the movies?
Because he was going to see a cereal.
Dr Travers, I'm Steve Kimberly.
- Good evening.
I appreciate you coming. With Kim's
own doctor away we're concerned.
I don't think there is
any need for concern.
[ Record player: ]
"Once upon a time there
was a Princess who was.."
"The prettiest creature in the world."
"And because she was so beautiful."
"She was called Angel Face."
"She always wore a crown of flowers."
"And her dresses were embroidered
with diamonds and pearls."
Kim, here is the nice
doctor I told you about.
How do you do.
Better shut that off now, dear.
I don't mind hearing the rest of it.
Suppose I check with
you when I come down?
Anything I wanted to know,
Kim can tell me.
That's a lovely child you have.
Very friendly if one takes the pains.
Thank you. Would you
like some coffee, doctor?
Thank you.
I found nothing wrong with
your daughter physically.
A little thin. But loss of weight
usually goes with loss of emotion.
Of course. Of emotion.
Loss of love.
Whatever you want to call it.
Thank you.
Oh, I'm interrupting. Please go
right ahead with your dinner.
No, I've already finished, thank you.
Well, I have no cure for your
daughter's present illness.
Not in this bag anyway.
She has no mother, she tells me.
She wants one, very much.
This Miss ..
Seems to the closest to a mother
that she's recently known.
Therefore it is the
second great loss to her.
Twice losing a person that
she's felt most secure with.
Well, this is no
reflection on your love.
A feminine love is
important to all of us.
Man as well as child.
Did ..
Did Kim say I sent Miss Marvel away?
Kim is angry ..
But not with you.
But with fate for depriving her
of so much, so often, so young.
That deprives all of us.
How can you prevent it?
If a doll is lost, a child cries for it.
Are you sure that another
doll can be loved?
I don't ..
Kim doesn't want another one.
We've had three nurses
since Miss Marvel left.
They won't stay a day.
For as long as you go on discarding
each new nurse that comes along ..
Why shouldn't she?
But if you show Kim that you're ..
Strong enough to reach for love again.
I'm sure she will, too.
Well, I've got to go.
Goodbye, Mr Kimberly.
I would like to see her
and talk to her again.
I'll call in a day or two.
All that is of course, if the
doll is irretrievably lost.
She is.
- Goodbye, doctor.
Sorry, I don't feel like a nightclub.
You sure you don't mind?
I prefer this.
I ..
I can't speak very well in
competition with trombones.
There is a lot I want to tell you.
I'm afraid you find me cold
and unresponsive at times.
Well, you've ..
Had a lot on your mind.
But it's time I got it off.
If you'll just be patient with me.
You see, when I went off to Europe.
I thought I was getting on pretty well.
I'd forgot my one failure at marriage.
And recently, it was
all stirred up again.
Miss Marvel?
I know, Steve.
What I didn't guess,
Sue finally told me.
Miss Marvel is Kim's mother.
Then you must realize ..
I was coming home to
you and I found her here.
It threw me for a while.
But I'll get over it.
I've no hold on you, Steve.
I've always known that some night
the music and the moonlight ..
And my perfume would
get the better of you.
Why put off until tomorrow
what we can do tonight?
Oh, I should have gone
to Paris with you.
Then no matter who ..
- I've got some of Paris here.
Champagne, some records.
I'd love some of both.
I'll take care of the music.
- Alright.
While that's cooling,
I'll go check on Kim.
Isn't she asleep?
I still have to look in.
She'll ask me in the morning.
Me too.
- I'll only be gone a moment.
That's how I missed
going to Paris with you.
I've been waiting for you, Daddy.
A letter from Marvy.
That's very nice sweetie,
but you should be asleep.
Read it.
To Rosemary too.
Another time.
Why don't you, Steve?
Please, Daddy.
Sit down, Rosemary.
"My dear Kim."
- Hear how she calls me?
"You must have wondered what happened
to me when I went away so suddenly."
"Why I went doesn't matter, so long as
you know it had nothing to do with you."
"I love you very much."
"This is the wonderful
thing about love."
"It continues even when
people don't see each other."
Louder, Daddy.
You voice gets so scratchy.
It's such poor light here.
I can't see very well.
Go on.
"Still, I thought you may ask your Daddy
if you could write to me now and then."
"And I'll write you, too."
"Of course it's not the
same as seeing each other."
"But when a thing is impossible
we do the next best thing."
Now the part about you.
"Your father loves you very much."
"That is enough to make
a child proud and happy."
"In case you're missing me .."
"Try to hide it for his sake."
"Don't hurt him."
"I'll let you know where I'll be as soon
as I start being the magic lady again."
"For now, I am resting."
"All my love to you."
"And my best to your father."
Isn't that something?
I thought she went away because
you two didn't like each other.
Now I know you do.
Daddy, what is it?
Ontario, Oregon.
I can write Marvy.
Can't I, Daddy?
- Of course, dear.
Goodnight, you two.
What happened?
He got a nail.
His foot caught on a nail.
He nearly yanked it off.
A hospital training comes in handy.
I was always pretty good
at this as a kid, though.
See that cow over there. She broke
her leg as a calf. I fixed her up.
Later, she ..
Won a ribbon at the 4-H Fair.
Come on, little fellow.
Up you go.
He'll be as good as new in about a week.
Chris ..
I've been pretty stupd.
Could we start again?
Not the way I've been .. but
the way I was when we met.
Needing you every minute.
Oh, Steve.
You're not doing this
just for Kim, are you?
Are you?
Oh o, darling. No. I love you.
I love you, I love you.
I love you so terribly.
Well, you're mother and your brother ..
Are surely going to want to meet
the man you're going to marry ..
Of course they are.
Come on, I'll show you where they are.
steve d