Big City (1937) Movie Script

Cab, lady?
No, thank you.
A free ride, sister.
Come on. Don't be bashful. Hop in.
My name is Joe Benton. What's yours?
Please take your hand away.
Oh come on, come on. Relax.
You're only young once.
Take your hand away.
- Hey.
What's the matter? Spring fever?
Oh, no... he's not doing anything.
He's not?
- No.
We're married. We are only fooling.
Yes sure, we're just
clowning, Officer. That's all.
What a mistake I made.
I should have said I never saw
you before in my whole life.
They'd put you in jail.
Where were you all afternoon?
I was out.
Tell me you were out. I know
you were out. Where were you?
Your attitude is going to have
to change, my dear fellow.
I just saw a moving picture where a
husband knew how to treat his wife.
He trusted her. He had confidence in her
and he never asked her any questions.
And they were very happy.
He still would be very happy.
Only one day he came home too early.
And she got caught.
Oh, Joe!
What are you trying to do?
Sorry buddy, but nothing is hurt.
- You ought to be driving a pushcart.
Yeah, sure, sure.
This guy looking for trouble?
Please, Joe. Come on.
Not a chance, boys.
You got a bad case of yellow fever.
Yeah. I'll see my doctor
about it, Tuesday.
Come on, get going. The lot of you.
Come on.
- Better luck next time, boys.
Joe. They were trying to make a fight.
Oh, never mind that fake worry about me.
Where were you this afternoon?
I want the truth now.
Well, if you must know.
I have another husband in The Bronx.
I hope you tell him the truth, honey.
Because if there's one thing
I can't stand it's a liar.
Ow. Ouch!
Nice night, ain't it?
- Swell, Carl.
Hello Mr and Mrs Turner.
- Hello there.
Goodnight, Joe.
I don't feel so good today.
- You don't, huh?
Everything is going wrong.
And everything is going black.
What do you know about that?
Ah, the poor kid.
Doesn't know what's going on.
She's awful pretty.
Of course, she's not as pretty as
that blond waitress I met today.
Oh boy... there's a dish.
I guess a guy must have to have a lot of
dough to take care of a girl like that.
If I only had a thousand dollars.
A thousand dollars.
A thousand dollars?
That's just the amount my sweet little
wife is insured for. A thousand.
Joe, Joe. You mustn't think
thoughts like that, Joe.
But that beautiful blond waitress.
With those...
Joe, you beast. No, you can't have...
Oh, but that beautiful blond waitress.
Chop, chop. No, no. Yes, yes.
No, no, no. Yes, yes, yes.
Yes, no, yes, no, yes.
Hey... you're getting kind of heavy.
What blond waitress did you meet today?
You must weigh about 106 lbs
unless my eyes deceive me.
And what does the blond waitress weigh?
You weigh 106 lbs.
I guess she weighs about 110 lbs.
With her clothes on.
What have you got to eat?
- Go to the kitchen.
What you got?
- Only food.
What you want?
- Never mind what I want. What you got?
Never mind what I got. What do you want?
Don't tell me.
- Please, go in the other room.
You're not kidding me, are you?
- Two minutes. Stay in the other room.
Just so you're not kidding me.
Why do you always spoil your dinner?
Honey, if...
If you ever wondered why a guy like me
married a homely little dame like you.
It's because of the way
you cook a meatball.
[ Italian language ]
[ Italian language ]
If you want me to.
What's that for?
- That's what you told me to do.
Did Paul teach you that?
Hey, Joe.
Your brother is a very
funny fellow. Very funny.
Joe. Hey.
Yeah, I've got it. Just a minute.
Joe, put your hat on.
Here I come.
Joe, the key isn't in the car.
What's the matter with your shoes?
[ Italian language ]
That greenhorn.
What can you expect from a foreigner?
Back up, buddy. This is my fare.
- Go on. Keep moving.
Close that door. You're not
taking them any place.
We've started another
one with the independent.
You'd better send the boys.
Go right in, Mr Beecher.
Hello John.
I came as quick as I could.
That was quite a scrap last night.
- Yes. I guess it was.
There's been a great
many of them this month.
We can't do more than we're doing.
- Well, maybe we can do less.
There seem to be more
fights than there ever were.
The boys only fight in self-defense.
Yes, that may be.
But where's the end to this?
The more of these...
Strongarm men you hire.
The more you anger the independents
and the more fights there are.
To tell you the truth, I...
I didn't know I was
getting into all this.
I never had any trouble before.
Just the occasional fights
one expects in our business.
Then you came to me and said you had an
organisation that can eliminate them.
First thing I know you need...
More men... and more...
I'm not trying to pick a
fight with the independents.
There's room enough for all.
I have a faint suspicion.
Very faint, mind you.
What you're trying to say is, you'd
like to call a halt to my services.
In a way, yes.
For my sake, I hope you're
wrong and you need me back.
But for your sake,
I certainly hope you're right.
Thank you.
And it's been a pleasure working
for you, John. A great pleasure.
A tough break, Joe.
They ganged up on him.
- Yeah.
Joe, we've been sitting here
figuring what we can do about it.
Ain't much you can do.
I know what I'd do if I didn't
have a wife and two kids.
Yeah? I haven't got a wife
and a couple of kids.
Take it easy. We've got no
lawyer to bail you out of the jug.
Those fights are planned.
I know they are.
There's always ten of them to one of us.
And I've got a way to fix it.
What are you going to do, Paul?
I'm going to work for
the Comet Cab Company.
When the telephone rings, run for it.
Then you will know where
they're ganging up on us next.
Now wait a minute, Paul.
You're sticking your neck out.
We can't just sit here crying about it.
No, Joe. I'm going to do it.
If we won't fight for our living,
pretty soon... we won't have any.
That's the set up. Unless we get
an angle, we're through here.
I thought this was going
to last all summer.
We're not out yet.
Stop squawking and think of something.
How about those laundries in Chicago?
No. Nothing there.
This is our only spot.
Has an Andrews got a kid in highschool?
That's great, stupid.
Tangle with the government.
How about a couple or more smash-ups?
Sure, a couple or more scraps.
- That's it. We'll do it right.
That's how we got this layout.
We make the trouble for them.
And then get the other side to stop it.
No, that won't do it this time.
For you.
This fellow is going to get a job
with us. His name is Paul Roya.
When I come in, you turn out the lights.
- Okay.
Now that's what I call
a swell-looking cake.
Do you need any help?
I asked you to stay in there with
the other dames and wait for me.
Now, please.
[ Doorbell ]
I'm the door man.
What do you want?
This is a private party.
Hello, Joe... good to see you.
Another birthday, eh?
- Yes.
How old are you now, anyway? Let's see.
I don't know what you tell Joe,
but you are forty-six.
Nothing to it.
- Should have thought of it before.
- Yeah.
Alright everybody.
Stay right where you are.
It's beautiful.
Isn't it, Joe?
What's that?
Who's 'Mary'?
They had it left over.
I got it a buck cheaper.
That's my Mike.
But does it matter?
It tastes just the same.
Yeah, cut it, Anna.
[ Radio music playing ]
That's in this room.
I thought the money would
be for the new tyre.
Paul is always driving around
on three wheels anyway.
Happy birthday to you.
Happy birthday to you.
Happy birthday dear Anna.
Happy birthday to you.
I'm so ashamed.
Speech, Anna. Come on. Speech.
In my country.
When a little girl is born.
Her mother and father
go to church and pray.
That she'll be a bambino
che ha quattro benedizioni.
Quattro benedizioni is
the same for a woman.
Who has the four blessings.
The first is a 'good husband'.
He isn't very good.
But he is a husband.
The second is 'good friends'.
I'm very lucky.
The third is... 'a good home'.
I never thought I would have
a beautiful home like this.
And the fourth, to a woman...
Is the most important.
A baby.
I knew it. I told you all the time.
That's fine, fine. Go right
ahead. Don't mind me.
I don't deserve any of the credit.
Get the cigars from her too.
- Okay, Joe.
[ Italian language ]
[ Italian language ]
I don't care what you say.
We've got to get married.
Well, I have to go to work.
- Oh, stick around.
Goodbye, Paul.
You know, Joe... I feel pretty good.
It is the first time I'm
going to be an uncle.
You never can tell. Maybe it will
be a girl. Then you'll be an aunt.
That's right... what?
Watch yourself, Paul.
- Okay, Joe.
Come on everybody, let's dance.
- Yeah, let's dance.
Come on home, I'm tired
and you've had enough.
Goodnight. It was swell.
Goodnight, Anna.
- Goodnight.
I'm glad I'm not working tonight, boys.
Paul left his raincoat here.
- I'll drop it off at the Common Garage.
It's only a couple of
blocks out the way.
Common Garage?
What's he doing at the Common Garage?
It's nothing darling. Just a little
scheme. I'll tell you about it later.
Just wait a moment.
Goodnight, Joe. Night, Jim.
Hey, you go right by there, don't you?
You drop it off.
Sure. Okay.
- Goodnight, Joe.
Goodnight, Anna.
- Goodnight.
I'm going to take it, Anna.
- Thank you.
That's alright. Goodnight.
- Goodnight.
Goodnight, Buddy.
Glad you married me?
I don't know.
If it wasn't you, it would
have been someone else.
Ah, I bet nobody ever
asked you to marry them.
Yes, someone asked me to marry him.
Who? Come on, tell me quick,
without thinking.
- Who?
John Rapushnik.
He had eleven children.
And a cow.
It was such a tired cow.
And he never wore shoes.
He couldn't get used to it.
We have to clean up here.
Oh, I'm so tired.
I get it. Everything is going black.
- Hmm. Everything is going to blackness.
You go to sleep. I'll clean up.
Say, what's he doing over there?
He's got a box with him.
Where you going, Mack?
I want to leave a package
here for driver Paul Roya.
Leave it in the locker room.
No box now.
- Yeah.
He'll be up here in a minute.
[ Door knocks ]
What were you doing down there?
Paul's sister asked me
to bring him a raincoat.
I could do nothing about it.
It was in front of a lot of people.
He's here now. He's just pulling in.
Number 540 in.
- 540.
Looks like we'll be working for the
Comet Cab Company for a long time.
Hey, wait a minute.
I didn't know you guys would
do anything like this.
What did you do that for?
Now, we all get in trouble.
Keep your trap shut.
Keep your trap shut.
Looks like the box with the
raincoat in it may come in handy.
She asked me if I'd take the
package over to the garage.
It was raining, and I took it over.
That's all I know about it.
Did you look in the
package she gave you?
No, sir.
She said it was a raincoat.
What's the matter with you?
You know it was a raincoat.
You're making them think it wasn't.
I didn't say it wasn't a raincoat.
Did you see her wrap the package?
No, sir.
I can't imagine why you'd
want to put a raincoat in a box.
I put a sweater in it too.
I didn't want to get it wet.
Why didn't you wrap the
sweater in the raincoat?
I don't know.
I didn't think of it.
What did your brother
do in the old country?
He worked in a factory.
Around machinery?
- Don't answer him.
She don't have to answer
all these questions.
I tell you this much young lady.
You're in serious trouble.
The best thing you can do is
tell me as much as you know.
That's no way to handle her.
Why did your brother go to the garage?
What do I care about garages?
My brother.
My brother.
So, you're not sorry about what he did?
- No, no.
No. No, you're not.
Please leave me alone.
Come on, come on.
- Get your hands off her.
You're all under arrest. I'm going
to prosecute every one of these men.
This girl isn't alone in this.
Just take it easy.
I demand you hold every
single one of these people.
Clear out, all of you. We'll
send for you, if we want you.
Those people will be prosecuted
to the full extent of the law.
If this is the way you protect
people's rights in this city...
I'll have a special
prosecutor appointed.
How do you like that,
Mr District Attorney?
A big, civic-minded guy.
Worrying about the citizens of New York.
A trial lasting 6 months. Spread on the
front page of every newspaper in town.
That's all he's after.
It's nothing but a
publicity stunt to him.
The girl is the only one
there is a case against.
If you indict her he'll get he
grand jury to throw the others in.
You don't think the
40 men are in it do you?
No, I don't.
- I tell you something.
I don't know if the girl is guilty.
But I'll bet the jury pins it on her.
They got to pin it on somebody.
Maybe you can think of something
in a couple of days. Now, let's see.
The girl is an alien.
- She's an alien.
Are you sure?
She won't be a citizen for 6 weeks yet.
- Manna from heaven. We've got him.
We don't let him railroad
those 40 men into a trial.
And we get that girl out of the country.
- What for?
What for? Without her,
there isn't any kind of a case.
Say, that's it.
- You bet that's it.
I'd like to see his face when he finds
that girl is out of the country.
Won't you go in?
- No, thank you.
Are you friends of the family?
- No. We're not.
Are you looking for somebody here?
It's okay... we'll wait
until after the service.
Is your name Anna Benton?
- You'll have to come with us.
Well, why? What has she done?
We wouldn't know about that, buddy.
We were just told to pick her up.
What do they want her for?
I think they're going to
send her out of the country.
Joe, they want to send me away.
They're not going to send you anywhere.
Don't let yourself in for
a lot of trouble, Mack.
It's our job to take her,
and you know we're going to do it.
Don't stick your chin out.
There's nothing you can do about it.
Come on.
I won't...
What did you expect to happen, sister?
No, no. Joe... don't let them.
[ Door knocks ]
Answer it, Pop.
Who's there?
- Joe.
Can they do what they said?
Tell me.
I guess they can, honey.
It's a low, dirty trick.
How can they deport her if she's married
to you? That makes her a citizen.
You got to be here three years,
even if you're married.
You've been here three years.
Sure you have.
There's six weeks yet.
They'll not take you any place, Anna.
Do you know what I'll do with you?
I'll hide you out for a few months.
Yeah. Sure, that's the thing to do.
We could do it easy.
Do you think you could do that?
Sure we can do it.
I'll take you up town somewhere.
Why, it will work out fine.
You take her no place.
Who takes care of her?
She stays with us.
- A smart thing is to move her around.
After she stays with you,
she stays with us.
Then Mary and Peggy.
Wait a minute.
No need for you to get mixed up in it.
That's our business. What's friends for?
I'll look up all the boys tonight.
We'll make them dizzy
looking for you, Annie.
I'm afraid for you.
Toby... where's the oil?
Hello boys. How's business?
Fine. How's your business?
- Not bad.
Well, we'll be seeing you.
Wait a minute, boys. No hurry.
We were reading on up
some of the law this morning.
It's very interesting.
- Yeah.
It seems that for 'obstructing justice'
it's from three to five years.
Isn't it?
- Uhuh.
Can you imagine that?
You fellahs know Anna Benton, don't you?
- Where is she?
She works over at Whitey's
Beanery on 8th Avenue.
She's a swell cook.
For a colored girl.
Do you like beans?
Fred... I think he's a detective.
Follow that cab.
Hurry up. Give us a little speed.
Why? What's the matter?
- Come on, get going.
Been a holdup or something?
Come, will you. Get moving. Come on.
Say buddy, are you a G-Man?
Excuse me.
That will be 20 cents, please.
[ Rapping on window ]
[ Rapping on window ]
What do you want?
I was just walking up and down the
fire-escape and I thought I'd drop in.
I'm pretty busy right now.
I'm entertaining some guests.
If you could come back another time.
Tomorrow, maybe.
You'll wake the Sloanes.
- Get back in bed.
I thought you weren't
going to be here tonight.
I couldn't get to sleep.
- Why couldn't you get to sleep?
Were you lonely?
- No.
I couldn't sleep because when I got to
bed, what do you think I found there?
- The coffee pot.
Oh, my...
What must the house look like by now?
Yeah, I'd looked all over
the place for the coffee pot.
I never figured I'd find it in the bed.
Give us a lick, will you?
Well honey, I got it.
- Shush.
You'll wake up the Sloanes.
I got the name for the kid.
I was driving around yesterday afternoon
and it came to me just like that.
The baby is going to be
named after my grandparents.
Please Joe. Do that for me.
Really, it's so important to me.
I don't know. What's her name?
Frances... Frances.
Frances Benton, Frances Benton.
Frances Benton.
It don't kill me.
You'll get used to it.
It's my grandmother's name.
She was a wonderful woman.
Your grandmother?
- Uhuh.
What do you figure then?
The baby's going to be a girl?
Joe... nobody can tell.
I can tell. I'm telling you.
It's got to be a boy.
But Joe, nobody can be sure of that.
It's got to be a boy, or call
everything off. Stop everything.
Shush... you'll wake up the Sloanes.
This is a fine time to pull this on me.
I tell you it must be a boy. I promised.
What do you mean, you promised?
Who did you promise?
I promised the gang.
I told them it would be a boy.
You can't... this will make
me look like two cents.
Now look, it's going to be a boy, see.
Get it? And his name is 'Joe'.
Who says so?
- I say so.
It's going to be a girl and her
name is 'Frances'. I say so.
Now you go home, and go to sleep.
I won't go to sleep until you
promise me it's going to be a boy.
Promise him anything.
And let's all go to sleep.
I just wanted to tell you how
happy I am with your work, boys.
I know you've only had a few weeks
to find this girl and it's been tough.
It isn't an easy job like
picking up some gunman.
Or a maniac full of hop.
After all, if you...
If you caught this girl, she might
scratch you up something terrible.
Now I don't want you men to
think I'm finding fault with you.
You fellows are doing fine.
You're doing great.
You're wonderful.
You no-good, nut-headed apes.
Get out of here.
Go on, you're street cleaners.
That's what..
We'll have the boy scouts
making monkeys out of you.
Give me a bottle of milk.
A bottle of what?
- Milk, stupid. Milk.
Grade 'A'.
We got a bottle of Grade 'A' milk?
Yeah, we got one.
- They want it.
We got company.
Hello, boys.
- Hello.
Milk, huh?
Doctor's orders.
Do you ever drink any of this stuff?
As far as I know there was three of 'em.
- Did you see them?
Sure. Then I went around
to the back of the house.
Did you recognise any of them?
Hello, Joe.
- Hello, honey.
How come Mike missed you downstairs?
- I came over the roof.
Hey, wait until you hear what happened
to me today. Come in everyone as I wash.
I get picked up by two flatfeet
today. Not one, but two, see.
They take me to a drugstore and
phone their Inspector. Very loud.
So I can hear them and
I know it's phoney.
'Hello Chief' the guy says.
'We just picked up her husband'.
'Yeah. We'll bring him right over'.
And he says: 'what's that'?
'You already picked up the wife, huh'?
'Well, well'.
'You have the people who've
been hiding them out too, huh'?
'Well, well. Okay chief'.
Yeah. Then they both watch me.
Should have seen the faces. Tongues
hanging, waiting for me to tip my mitt.
What did you do?
I put it on for them as
they put it on me.
I said 'my poor wife. Where is she?
I've not seen her for three weeks'.
'My wife, where is she'?
What did they do?
Gave me a kick in the pants and
threw me out. What we got to eat?
What I want to tell you is very simple.
It also happens to be the truth.
Your Honor?
- Yes?
It's started.
I've been able to get the
Cab Company to agree...
Not to prosecute.
All they want is the girl.
You fellahs hand over the girl...
And I promise you.
The mayor is behind me in this.
That you will all be in the clear.
If you don't give up the girl.
When she's found.
Eventually she will be found, you know.
All of you will have to suffer.
To the full extent of the law.
And I'll tell you right now.
That what you're doing isn't going
to help things too much with you...
When you go before a jury.
Now, don't be foolish about this, boys.
The mayor is being more than fair.
And you know it.
I'll give you a minute to talk it over.
I think that's done it. Don't you, John?
I hope so.
They ought to have their
heads examined if they don't.
Trading them a girl for the whole forty.
They all left, boss.
I thought they were still here.
What can you expect?
Making deals with criminals.
Well, Robert.
Thanks, anyway.
That's just a sample of what
I've been putting up with.
My goodness, I don't like that fellow.
Hello, Benton.
Visiting somebody?
A friend of yours lives
in this house, don't he?
Yeah. Let's all visit him.
- A friend of yours is a friend of ours.
This is it.
Let's walk right in.
We got a surprise.
Hi, Joe.
Who's your friends?
Where's that girl?
How's that?
That girl who was here. Where is she?
You'll... you'll have to speak up.
You hear alright, don't you? Come on.
Come on where?
- Get going.
The mayor doesn't want to play anymore.
He's getting to be a regular old grouch.
No worries, Joe.
The boys will get some money
together and bail you out.
Who will bail the boys out?
Come on, boys. Let's take a little walk.
Come on, come on.
[ Door knocks ]
I wonder who it can be.
I'll bet it's Lola.
What do you want?
Get your hat and coat.
- No, no.
He hasn't done anything.
It's alright, Mary.
Goodbye Tommy. Mind Mama.
Don't worry, dear.
Let me see.
Besides the grown-ups
there are eleven children.
You haven't counted Jim's father.
That makes twelve extra.
We've got enough money saved for months.
And even if there's another one
to feed, I think we can manage it.
Anna... why don't you go in the
bedroom and lie down for a while?
I'm not tired. Honest, I'm not.
Any news?
- What happened?
Fred got in a fight with some guards and
they put him in solitary confinement.
They wouldn't let me see him.
They don't give him the same
food as everybody else.
I know he's hurt.
We saw Mr Burke.
- What did he say?
He said the trial would be in about six
weeks and he's talked with some lawyers.
He's sure it will all come out alright.
Six weeks?
No. It can't be six weeks.
He mustn't stay in a place
like that for six weeks.
Why not? What's the matter?
No, he mustn't.
The doctor's clinic said he had to go
out West on account of his coughing.
He can't stay there for six weeks.
Oh honey, don't cry.
It may not be as long as that.
I'll bet the boys will
be out in a month.
I'm sorry.
I ought to be ashamed of myself.
We've figured how much money we had.
We're not so bad off.
Six weeks. How many days is that?
Forty-two days.
Where are you going, Anna?
- I'm going...
I'm just going to lie down for a while.
- Wouldn't you like some broth?
If we'll each take a dollar a day.
How much would it come
to if it was 80 cents a day?
Works. 21580.
You're welcome.
City Hall.
Mayor's Office? Thank you.
I want to speak to the mayor please.
No. I want to speak to
him personally, please.
I'm sorry. You'll have to give
me your name and business.
I'm sure he'll listen to me.
If you only let me talk to him.
Tell him.
This is Anna Benton.
A moment please.
It's Anna Benton.
She wants to speak with the mayor.
Anna Benton?
Put her on.
And trace the call on the other phone.
Why, Your Honor.
Anna Benton is on the phone.
We're tracing the call.
If you can stall her for a few moments.
It will give the police
a chance to get to her.
Is that...
Your Honor?
Yes, this is the Mayor.
This is Anna Benton.
You said...
If I could be sent away.
Nobody else would get in trouble.
Do you still say the same?
Yes. In that case, there will
be no trial for the men.
Oh, yes.
Thank you.
I'm in so much trouble.
I'm so sorry.
I am...
I am at a drug-store.
7th Avenue and... 14th Street.
Thank you for listening to me.
A police car is on the way.
She's in a drug store at 7th and 14th.
Just keep talking to her.
She'll be there.
We'll wait here, Joe.
Let me know where you are as soon
as you get over there, won't you.
I'll be with you in a couple
of weeks at the latest.
You will be?
We can get maybe three or four
hundred dollars for the cab.
You know, sell the furniture.
You're going to leave here?
Sure I'm going to leave here.
What do you think?
What are you going
to do for a living, huh?
What's the difference what I do?
I can do a lot of things. A million
things I can do. I can do anything.
Drive a taxi in a village
where there are no shoes?
People much stronger than you,
are working the whole day.
For a dollar a week.
We can go there. This place ain't
the only place in the whole world.
You're going to stay here.
Maybe I can come back in a few years.
We're young, yet.
It isn't as though our lives are over.
What are you trying to talk me into?
What's the matter?
I tell you, I'll be with you in
a few weeks at the latest.
Tell me where you are
when you leave the boat.
I don't want to hear any more about it.
I wouldn't even tell you where I was.
I would never write to you anymore.
You don't want that, do you?
Joey... Joey.
Things are not going to be bad for me.
I'll be able to find a job pretty soon.
Everything will be alright. I know that.
You make such a sour face.
You don't want me to
remember that face, do you?
Now go, darling.
Quick. Go.
Send me a picture of you and the kid.
Are those women going
to be in there too?
You think maybe I could get her a little
better room by herself if I paid for it?
She can be changed after the boat sails.
- How much would it cost?
I don't know.
You' must arrange it with the Purser.
Okay. Thank you.
Any time before the
boat sails will be alright.
I'll be back in time. Thanks.
Fellahs, I need some money.
- I got about fifteen bucks, Joe.
I've 40 bucks at home.
I can get it in no time.
But I need more.
I'll meet you here.
The boys will chip in.
Come on. We'll dig up the rest together.
The girl is on the boat now.
There is nothing else you need me for.
I'd appreciate it if you
let me have my money.
I want to get out of here.
- Where are you going?
I thought I'd go to Seattle.
Thanks very much.
Say, this is only two hundred.
How much is it to Seattle?
You promised me five hundred.
Beat it.
Listen, I need that money.
I may not be able...
Beat it.
I'm not afraid of you fellows.
I wrote a letter before I came here.
If I don't get back it gets mailed.
And you know who it gets mailed to.
Hello, Joe.
- Is Buddy in?
No he ain't... is Buddy in any trouble?
Not that I know of. Why?
- He was acting kind of funny.
He said if he wasn't back
in a couple of hours...
For me to go to his room and mail
a letter... that's on his dresser.
I wonder what they tried to do to him.
Can we go up?
Hi, fellahs.
You looking for something?
Wait a minute, Joe. Wait a
minute, Joe. Wait a minute.
I didn't know they were going
to do what they did. I swear it, Joe.
Wait a minute, Joe. Wait a minute.
I swear I didn't know I was
getting into it so deep, Joe.
I couldn't get out of it, Joe.
They would have killed me.
I swear.
But do you know where he is?
I'm sorry, but the District
Attorney is dining out.
Sorry, but His Honor is not at home.
Do you know where he is?
Please, it's important.
I believe he's attending a sports dinner
at Mr Jack Dempsey's restaurant.
Thanks, buddy.
He's at a banquet at Dempsey's.
Step on it, Mike.
Hey, where do you think you're going
there? Come on, get out. Out of here.
Get out!
This gathering of men.
Of chosen men.
Of champions... of...
Now go on, tell him.
Go on, tell him.
It was Beecher who blew up the garage.
He did and framed it so
it looked like Paul Roya.
Then he had the watchman shoot him.
- What?
That's the truth. He did it.
I didn't know nothing about it.
I was just getting information for him.
I swear that's all I did.
Your Honor, my wife's on that boat.
They're sending her away tonight.
We must get her off.
I can't reach anyone
until tomorrow morning.
Tomorrow will be too late, Your Honor.
They're going to send her away tonight.
She can't make the trip alone.
You've got to get her off that boat.
She's crowded into a little
room with six other people...
And she's liable to get sick.
Your Honor, she's going to have a baby.
Is there something you
can do, Your Honor?
Maybe if you could call up somebody
or something? Something like that?
Or if... there must be some
way to get her off the boat.
If... maybe if you went
down there yourself, huh?
Everyone knows who you are.
You're the Mayor.
You could get her off if you
told them it was alright.
You could get her off alright.
Please will you, Your Honor?
Fellahs... I don't want to
bust up your party, but...
Give me a break, will you, fellahs?
The mayor could be back in an hour and
you could have your party just the same.
It's alright with you
if he goes, ain't it?
Come on.
Can you get me to Pier 43
in seven minutes?
Seven minutes? No, Your Honor.
Your Honor, let him drive.
He can make it.
Oh boy.
Hey, wait a minute. Just a minute,
there. I want to see the captain.
Are you passengers on this boat?
This is the Mayor, sailor.
Go and get the captain.
Well, go and get him or we'll start
searching this boat for dope.
Yes, sir.
Hey... take a look at that.
Five of them, huh?
Let's have some fun.
Okay... you call the boys.
Here, listen... I'll get my cab
and I'll bust right into them.
I'll follow you.
Pier 43?
Pier 43, boys. Come on,
we're going to have some fun.
You won to come, boss?
You want to see it?
- Okay. What have we got to lose?
Anna, honey. Honey.
You don't have to go.
Do you understand, Anna?
You don't have to go.
We're not in trouble anymore.
Everything is alright.
Here's the mayor.
He's come to take you off the boat.
Oh, Joey.
She says you'd better get a doctor.
- A doctor?
What's the matter with her?
Well Dr Franklin is on board. He's the
greatest baby specialist in the world.
Well, get him.
Get him.
- Yes, sir.
And send for an ambulance.
I don't like it here.
- Alright, Your Honor.
Call the 29th Precinct.
It will take them twenty
minutes to get here.
This is very irregular.
Yes, Your Honor.
I could order this stopped if
I had a memo from your office.
Yes, Your Honor.
You haven't a memo on you
by any chance, have you?
No, Your Honor.
Send me one first thing in the morning.
Come on, boys.
Jack Dempsey.
What is it?
- Quiet.
What are you doing?
- Maybe we can get some more.
He's the only Copper left.
How is this going, boss?
[ Baby crying sounds ]
It's a boy.
I hereby christen thee.
Joseph, Arnold, Anthony,
Aaron, Arthur, Andrew...
Albert, Alexander, Bernard,
Brian, Benjamin, Barney...
Charles, Chester, Carl, Christopher...
Clifford, David, Daniel,
Donald, Dudley...
Douglas, Edgar, Edward,
Ernest, Frank, Frederick...
George, Giuseppe, Harold, John, Jack...
James, Jerome, Louis, Luigi...
Leonard, Max, Michael, Maurice...