Death of a Scoundrel (1956) Movie Script

Miss Kelly, good morning.
Where's Mr. Sabourin?
He's still asleep, miss.
No, he's not.
He left strict orders not
to be disturbed, miss.
Miss Kelly, please!
Miss Kelly!
I'll call the police.
Stand back! Stand back!
Upstairs, Captain.
Alright, everybody.
Stay down here, Captain's orders.
Stay down here.
Nobody's allowed up there.
Sorry, sorry, everybody.
Stay down here.
Hi, Captain.
Get me the lab report as soon as you can.
Right, Captain.
How long had he been dead?
I'd say three hours at the most.
Cause of death?
I'll give you a full
report after the autopsy.
Okay to move him now?
We've got all we need.
Yeah, go ahead.
Who'd want to kill you, do you suppose?
Who found him?
Miss Kelly. She was first in the room.
I followed immediately after, sir.
Who's Miss Kelly?
She works for Mr. Sabourin, sir.
Yeah? And where should she be found?
She's in his mother's room, sir.
You mean his mother lives here with him?
Just since she came from Europe, yes, sir.
Let's look over the rest of the room.
Show me his personal things.
Yes, sir.
This way, sir.
It couldn't have been robbery.
Yeah, if it was they overlooked
a lot of cash and jewelry in these boxes.
Diamond cufflinks, diamond rings,
women's jewelry.
Look at this, gold handcuffs.
Must be a dozen of them in here.
Yeah, they're all over town.
He liked to think his
women were his slaves.
Show me his mother's room.
Yes, sir.
This way, sir.
I'm sorry to break in.
We're police.
I'm her doctor. You can't disturb her now.
He can ask me anything he wants.
I'm sorry I have to do this, mam.
But do you know anything about this?
No. I know nothing about who killed my son.
Do you know anything about this?
I know all about it.
You could say I killed him, I suppose.
If he'd never met me, he
might still be alive.
He was the most hated man on earth.
But he could have been
one of the great men of the world.
He had a big mind.
When they talk about him
they'll be talking about a giant.
A genius.
Some people called him an evil genius.
Go on.
He lifted me out of the gutter.
He made me somebody.
He was the only man I ever loved.
I was only really happy
when I was with him.
Could you tell us anything
about his activities?
He started his career
only a few years ago in Europe.
It doesn't seem possible.
He could have accomplished so much...
in such a short time.
Well, aren't you going to ask me in?
What are you staring at? Is this the
way a man greets his own brother?
They told me you had died
in that concentration camp.
Who told you that?
Everyone who came back.
So I came back from the dead.
Where's mother?
I don't know.
What do you mean you don't know?
Haven't you been taking care of her?
I don't have too much money.
What about all the money
that I gave you to hold for me?
I bought all these things.
I haven't been able to sell many of them.
It may interest you to
know that some time ago
I heard that mother was starving
in a little town called Podesin.
I couldn't get money even for myself.
Where's Zina? Have you been taking care
of her like I asked?
Well, at least I can thank you for that.
You're going to have to
sell some of this stuff.
I need the money.
I'm going to marry Zina.
Where is she?
They said you were killed in a German camp.
Did Gerry tell you that too?
Gerry told me you were dead.
I'm glad I'm here to dispute that.
I married Gerry.
I'm his wife.
You didn't even have to tell me.
Mother always said that you
were the one with brains.
I was the dreamer.
I was the dreamer they
took to the Nazi prison.
I loved you, Zina.
That was the dream.
And what became of it?
Don't you remember
what you used to say to me?
You swore you'd wait for me.
She was convenient for you, wasn't she,
because she was here.
You took very good care of Mother and Zina.
Very good care.
What are you going to do?
I'll leave you to each other.
Are you alright?
Yes, thank you.
Oh, wait.
Take me to the police station.
Your name?
Clementi Sabourin.
What do you want?
I have some valuable information.
Information? Concerning whom?
Concerning a very rich man...
who is in this country illegally,
forged papers.
I'm sure you'll know what to do
with his very considerable assets.
Anything we impound goes to the government.
What's this man's name?
If I tell you, I want the necessary papers
to take me to America.
If you are telling the truth...
it will be arranged.
He's living here under
the name of Gerry Monte.
His real name is Sabourin.
He's originally from Czechoslovakia.
He runs a little antique shop
near the Porta San Giuseppe.
Treasures stolen from all over the world.
Thank you.
By the way, do you have any papers?
Lock him up.
Your information proved to be correct.
The man had very considerable assets.
This is enough money for your fare.
This is a passport to America.
You are now a French citizen.
The man you caught will
never know about this?
You mean your brother?
He will never know.
Did anything happen to him?
He resisted my men.
He died.
He died?
Yes. It was one of those
unfortunate things.
Your first look?
Yes, I had only seen pictures before.
It's a big country.
Millions of people beyond those buildings.
All of them needing something,
buying something.
And what do you sell them?
Oh, oil.
Are you an honest man?
What kind of a question is that?
I don't see anything wrong with the
question. Did you make your way honestly?
Of course I did.
Isn't that the only way?
Is it?
You know, I have a friend
he's been an honest man all his life
but it didn't get him anywhere.
So he decided to join
forces with the devil.
He said that the devil would watch over him
and protect him.
And what happened to him?
Oh, he's very rich, very prosperous now.
But is he happy?
The race just isn't even when we're born.
Some people a head start.
All you have to do is run a little faster
than the next fellow.
With the devil at your side.
Please have your luggage ready
for customs inspection.
Oh, "S" is over there.
I didn't get your name.
Clementi Sabourin.
Have my card.
I'm Wilson of Wilson Oil of Canada.
Thank you.
Look me up.
I'll do that.
Please have your luggage ready
for customs inspection.
Check, please, sir.
Uh, officer.
Yes, sir?
I seem to have lost my wallet.
When did you last have it?
I'm sure I had it
when I was standing here in line.
Was there anyone near you?
There was a man standing there?
Which direction did he go?
I think he went out that way, but...
I'm not sure that he took it.
Better come with me.
Did everything go alright?
Not now.
Hi, Kelly.
My regular, Willy.
Two more beers, Willy.
Can I buy you a drink?
I got one.
Hi, buddy, what'll you have?
This is for hers, and I'll have a cognac.
You just get off the boat?
Yes, how did you know?
It shows all over.
Where are you from?
Hm... where did you learn
to speak English so good?
I studied at a great school in Oxford.
I oughta go there.
They'd be more likely to study you there.
Are you being insulting?
No, I just meant that you'd make
a fascinating course in anatomy.
How come you just get off the boat
and head straight for a bar?
Looking for company.
Hm, what sort of company?
Your sort.
How do you know what my sort is?
Well, you're not a school teacher.
I don't know.
I could teach you your abc's.
In that case I might be a willing pupil.
Are you one of those rich refugees
coming here looking for more money?
And sympathy.
Well, I'm not in the sympathy market yet
but I guess we're both in the money market.
What're you gonna do in America?
Oh, maybe I'll steal a little.
What do you do?
I float, I drift.
I look...
That's the man, officer.
What's the trouble?
You were on the ship that just came in?
I'm awfully sorry about this,
but my wallet was taken out of my pocket
while I was getting my baggage.
Would you care to search me?
With your permission.
That's not my wallet.
Clementi Sabourin. Is that your name?
Is that what people do to each other in
America? Everybody frisking everybody else?
I'm awfully sorry.
Tell me, uh...
did you have very much
money in that wallet?
I had about five hundred in currency,
a cashier's check for
twenty thousand dollars...
Of course I can have that
stopped at the bank.
But there was a very important document.
Well, I'm sorry you couldn't find it.
And so am I.
This man does not have your wallet, sir.
We'll have to go back to the pier.
Whoever took that wallet was about
the most stupid sneak thief in the world.
Why do you say that?
Because the risks are to great
and the reward is too small.
I always say that if you're
going to steal at all,
steal in a way that will be admired.
Let's get out of here, hm?
Where will we go?
I know the perfect place.
First time I've ever been in a subway.
What a fascinating experience.
Everybody who comes here
wants to ride in the subway.
You'll get over it.
Say, what about those abc's
you were telling me about?
We'll get to that.
This is where I live.
What kind of a district is this?
See for yourself. You know Park Avenue
is only three blocks away?
But I'll never make it.
You know, I think I'm gonna like you.
You won't tire my mind.
I might wear it out my way.
Go on in.
It's safe.
Fix yourself a drink.
Fix me one too.
What'll you have?
Aren't you rushing things?
I find you irresistible.
I'll bet.
You know something?
Take off three inches of paint
and you'd be quite attractive.
How do you like our country?
After tonight I'm going
to become a citizen.
After tonight you'll be
entitled to citizenship.
Well, how long are you gonna be?
Can't you see I'm busy?
Who was that?
My husband.
Your husband?
Relax, we're not married anymore,
we're just good friends.
He lives down the hall.
Oh, come on, let's get out of here.
Where to?
I'll change my dress and
I'll show you the town.
Which one?
Oh, I don't know.
You're a better judge at that than I am.
This is my new one.
Say, that's pretty.
I'll get into it.
I won't be a minute.
Well, uh...
take your time.
You married?
Never been?
How come?
I don't know.
It never occurred to me to get married.
You know I've never been
in love in my life?
Is something wrong with me?
There must have been something wrong
with your husband.
Oh, he was alright.
I just didn't love him.
Love is a very unsatisfactory thing anyway.
Life is a regular battle.
What's the matter?
Chuck, he stole my money.
Wait, I'll get him.
Alright, get back. Back on the curb.
Watch out, let me through!
Get out of my way!
Chuck! Chuck!
Oh, no...
The man suddenly darted out
in front of the truck.
I couldn't miss him.
Is he dead?
Yes, well, I'm due at the hospital
in the next thirty minutes.
Yes, I've tried the drug out.
It's nothing short of miraculous.
You know they're going to announce it
at the Medical Convention in Atlantic City.
Oh, by the way, what's
the stock selling at?
Two dollars?
I think I'll have my broker tomorrow
morning buy me about three hundred shares.
Doctor, this is an emergency.
This man has been shot.
Come on in. Let's have a look at you.
Here you go.
Let's get some of these things off
so we can take a look at it.
Now get up here on the table.
Now turn a little bit.
Let me take a look at this.
When did this happen?
Just a little while ago on the street.
Hm-hmm. You know I'm gonna have to report
this to the police.
You know who did it?
A sniper, I think.
Hand me a shot, please.
Sniper, huh?
Is it serious?
Well, if you mean are you gonna die?
I don't think so.
You know, one of the greatest dangers
arising from a gunshot wound
is infection, but...
they have a cure for that now.
This just came out.
I've had some very
dramatic results with it.
What's it called?
There we are.
My forceps.
Does that hurt?
What's the name of the company making it?
Wentworth Drug.
This is gonna hurt somewhat.
I've got to remove the bullet.
Hello, is this Nielson and Co.
Brokerage Office?
Give me a customer's man, please.
Hello, my name is Clementi Sabourin.
I'm at the Savoy Drake.
I want to open a new account.
What are the margin requirements?
Fifty percent?
Then buy me twenty thousand shares
of Wentworth Drug at the market price.
What is the stock selling at?
Two dollars?
I'll be down at your office with the money
before the market opens.
What is your name?
Mr. O'Hara. Thank you very much.
Can you tell me where I can find Mr.
That desk over there, sir.
Thank you.
Mr. O'Hara?
My name is Clementi Sabourin.
I spoke to you on the telephone.
Oh, yes, you're the gentleman
who wants to open a margin account.
Now, would you mind signing this, please,
just a formality...
and I'll fill out the rest.
Can you tell me the name of your bank?
I can do better than that. I brought you a
cashier's check for twenty thousand dollars.
Well, good.
I'll deposit it and bring you your receipt.
Now, that's twenty thousand shares
of Wentworth Drug at two dollars.
That's right.
Looking for a stock to buy?
Why? Do you know of a good one?
Have you heard of Wentworth Drug?
I don't use drugs.
How much does it sell for?
Two dollars.
I never buy cheap stocks.
Well, this one may become expensive.
Somebody just bought
twenty thousand shares.
Yes, so I see.
You just bought twenty thousand at two,
Mr. Sabourin.
Thank you.
You bought it.
What if it goes down to a dollar?
Then I'll buy more.
Still think it will go to a dollar?
I've got to get some.
Mr. O'Hara!
Yes, Mrs. Ryan?
Get me fifty thousand shares at two.
You'll never get it at two.
Not after that announcement.
Three and a half...
Three and five eighths...
Three and seven eighths.
Alright, buy it at four.
I'll try.
You knew something.
Well, I told you.
It was too late when you told me.
If I'd had the pleasure
of knowing you before.
Do you think he's going to get it at four?
No, but it's a good buy at five.
I couldn't get it.
Alright, buy it at five.
I'm sorry, it's going to six.
Buy it at six.
I won't buy it at all.
Cancel the order.
You mustn't get mad
just because you missed a good buy.
Who gave you this tip?
I specialize in tips.
Give me your card.
I'm afraid I don't have one with me.
But I'll be happy to call you
when I get the next tip.
I usually don't do this.
I'll call you, Mrs. Ryan.
And if you're not in,
I'll leave the message with your husband.
I have no husband, I am a widow.
Who was your husband?
Peter Ryan.
Peter Ryan!
Did you know him?
Everybody knew Peter Ryan,
the financial wizard.
We were married in Europe.
He brought me to this country.
A short while after he died.
Very thoughtful of him.
What did you say?
What a spectacular rise!
As of now you have made $120.000.
Shall I sell?
Let's just hang on for a while.
I'll be back shortly.
Is Mrs. Ryan in?
No, she isn't.
She's expected.
Well... may I ask who's calling, please?
Clementi Sabourin.
And may I ask who you are?
Why, I'm Mrs. Ryan's secretary.
Oh. Have you worked for Mrs. Ryan long?
A few months. Why?
I'm an investigator.
For whom?
For myself.
I'm the prying kind.
Tell me, my dear.
Where do you come from?
I'm from Texas.
Oh, yes, I've heard of it.
Well, may I say that Mrs. Ryan has found
herself a most attractive secretary.
Thank you, sir.
How did you get here so soon?
I just left from the broker's office. My
driver knows all the shortcuts in New York.
I must say I didn't expect you that soon.
Neither did your secretary.
Stephanie, dear, you may leave now.
The stock is up to eight and three eighths.
I've made $120.000 so far.
Good for you.
You need me.
Maybe you need me even more.
Is that your husband?
Was that painted before or after he died?
Six months he sat for that.
Maybe that's what killed him.
You are a wicked man.
Tell me, where did you learn
the market so thoroughly?
I studied in Europe.
How would you like to make
$12.000 cash immediately?
I would love to.
What do I have to do for it?
Just write me a check for $20.000.
Do you really think I'm an idiot?
Look, I will sell you four thousand shares
of Wentworth Drug at $5 a share.
The stock is selling at 8 dollars.
You make three points.
That's roughly $3.000 less commission.
It's a gift.
Why will you do that?
let's say it's because you appeal to me.
$12.000 is a pretty good price.
But I cannot be bought.
I might be influenced, but never bought.
Mr. O'Hara, please.
Mr. O'Hara, this is Mrs. Ryan.
What is the latest quote
on the Wentworth Drug?
I see.
Would you please transfer four thousand
shares from Mr. Sabourin's account to mine?
He's right here. He'll confirm it.
O'Hara, it's alright to transfer the stock
to Mrs. Ryan's account.
I'll be in the office later
and consign all the papers then.
Alright, goodbye.
Thank you.
Now we have a deal.
The stock is now up to ten.
Now I've made roughly
$20.000 since your offer.
I outsmarted you, Mr. Sabourin.
Well, I always admire anyone
who can outsmart me.
Thank you very much, Mrs. Dodds.
Oh, Mr. Sabourin.
I have that transfer ready for you to sign.
What's the latest quote on Wentworth Drug?
Fifteen. As of now you have made
a profit of $200.000.
That's not a bad day's work.
Where did you get that tip?
I have some friends.
Now, look. This is Mrs. Ryan's
check for $20.000 made out to me.
Do me a favor and get me my check back.
You mean that cashier's check you gave me?
I don't know if I can.
It may have gone down to the bank.
I've got to have it back.
Why? It's just as good a check as Mrs.
I know, It's just that I've got to use that
check for a transaction after business hours.
Nobody'll honor a personal check.
Oh, I see.
It's endorsed.
I know.
Miss Watkins.
Yes, Mr. O'Hara?
Do you still have Mr. Sabourin's check
for $20.000?
What was the transaction?
Wentworth Drug.
Sabourin, Sabourin, Sabourin.
Oh, I'm sorry. That went to the bank
about an hour ago.
Is something wrong?
Oh, no. No.
I'm sorry. It went to the bank.
How long ago?
About an hour ago with our last deposits.
We make several a day.
We've got to get it back.
Get it back?
It's absolutely a matter of life and death.
Well, how do I pull the
check out of the bank?
You know the manager of
the bank, don't you? Yes.
Tell him you want it back.
But that's highly irregular, I...
Look, get me that check back
and I'll give you $5.000.
Well, I'll try. I don't guarantee anything,
but I'll try.
I'll be waiting for you in the coffee shop.
Something else, sir?
Another cup of coffee, please.
You've had six.
Well, make it seven.
Yes, sir.
Hello? This is Mr. Sabourin.
Has Mr. O'Hara come back yet?
No, sir, he hasn't.
By the way, Mr. Sabourin,
Wentworth Drug is up two more points.
Isn't that nice?
Yes, yes, thank you.
Let's talk about me.
What do I get?
What do you mean?
Oh, no.
No, Mr. Sabourin.
That check was stubbed.
You bought stock with a bad check.
That's fraud. People go to prison
for things like that.
Never mind the sermon.
Have you got the check?
Let's talk about a better arrangement.
Alright. Call your shots.
And so I can.
I'm now your junior partner.
An interest in the business
to be mutually agreed on.
What if I say no?
Then you don't get the check.
You've got a deal.
It's lucky the bank teller
was a girl I've known for several years.
You know, a man called
Thornston Weblin once said
business is the art of getting
something for nothing.
Is Mr. Sabourin here?
Yes, he is, madam.
I'm Mrs. Ryan. He's expecting me.
You know, the only thing I don't like
about this painting is the face.
Oh, well, we'll have the
face changed for you.
This is Miss Howell of the
real estate office. Mrs. Ryan.
How do you do?
What is this all about?
I'm buying this house, if you approve.
Louis XIV?
Absolutely authentic.
And the staircase came from Switzerland.
Ah! Do you like it?
I know this house. I have been often here
when Jimmy Edwards owned it.
The banker.
It brought him lots of luck.
He made millions.
I'll take it.
You'll never be sorry, Mr. Sabourin.
Isn't this a rather large house for you?
Oh, I don't know. In Europe I
lived in a palace for some time.
So did I.
But when the king was unfaithful...
I moved.
You know the price is $300.000 furnished.
I'll give you a fairly substantial deposit.
$5.000 in cash.
I'll sigh the rest of the papers tomorrow.
You really make up your mind fast,
don't you?
Oh, you!
Yes, sir?
Who do you work for?
No one, sir.
Now that you have bought the house.
You're working for me now.
Thank you, sir.
I want dinner for two tonight.
The best you can get.
Get a cook, maid, anything you want.
Yes, sir.
And thank you, sir.
In view of the fact that
the deposit was so small
this procedure is a little unusual.
Miss Howell, would you
please leave my house?
I have some very important business
to discuss with Mrs. Ryan.
Come into the garden, my dear.
How do you like it?
It's lovely.
All those wonderful flowers.
Oh, that's nothing,
I'm going to have some orchids
flown in from Hawaii.
But what a beautiful setting.
You know, a place like this
inspires romance, don't you think?
How long is it since you lost your husband?
Five years.
And you've been without a
companion all that time?
I'm doing alright.
I want you to give a party.
Invite all your friends.
We'll celebrate.
Celebrate what?
My making $20.000?
That's nothing.
Well, there'll be much more in the future.
Future? I'm going to Europe soon.
Why go to Europe.
I've brought Europe to you.
You're a fast worker, aren't you?
In my country I'm considered a slowpoke.
We weren't even formally introduced yet.
I think we know each other pretty well.
Only financially.
Well, finance is the basis of most
relationships, don't you think?
Don't play this with me, Mr. Sabourin.
I'm a tigress. I'll bite you.
I accept your offer.
26th floor, miss.
I'd like to see Mr. Sabourin.
Do you have an appointment?
No, but he'll see me.
Just give him this.
What is your name, please?
Just say Kelly.
Will you wait right here, please,
Miss Kelly.
Our plan is to buy companies that are in
financial trouble and then build them up.
Now here's a company in Canada
that I'm particularly interested in.
Wilson Oil? I know that stock. Sells at a
dollar. It hasn't been very active lately.
Well, I want you to get
me the background on it
and then go into the legal aspect
of the situation here with Herb.
Where is she?
In the reception room.
Alright, show her in. You must forgive
me, I have a private meeting.
You may go in now, Miss Kelly.
Mrs. Ryan, I'd like you to meet Miss Kelly.
Miss Kelly, Mrs. Ryan.
How'd you do?
I'll call you tonight.
Won't you sit down, Miss Kelly?
My money do all this?
Yes, your money and my brains.
Except that it wasn't your money.
You stole it from me.
To steal from a thief is no crime.
Look, I'm broke because of you.
Well, how would you like a job?
Doing what?
Working for me.
I could use a pretty thief in my business.
I'd wind up in jail.
Not my way you wouldn't.
Yours for sure.
I'd be no use to you.
I'm not really a thief.
I saw you pull a little job.
Small stuff, but it showed promise.
The wallet dropped on the floor.
I was tempted.
I was broke.
I never dreamed of picking up that wallet
would end that way for Chuck.
He tried to kill me.
He loved me.
He was just trying to help me.
You know, you and I are very much alike.
Oh, we're both crooks.
Only there's one difference.
I don't want to be.
And you can't help yourself.
I like you.
I think you're going to work out fine.
Are you sure?
Yes, I can help you to move
among the best people.
Are you one of the best people?
In my own field I am.
What field is that?
I have a talent. A unique talent.
I can make small sums grow into large ones.
You're not as bright as you think you are.
You know, I can call Mr. Wilson
and have you thrown in jail.
I saw you steal his wallet.
I'm an eyewitness.
How would you explain
your taking it from me?
I took it from you merely in order
to give it back to him...
which is exactly what I intend to do.
I'm leaving for Canada tomorrow.
Do you want to join me?
As what?
As my assistant in charge of giving
Mr. Wilson back his wallet.
I'll give you a share in the business.
Oh, excuse me.
I've got that report for you.
Oh, it's alright to talk.
Miss Kelly is joining our organization.
This is Mr. O'Hara, our associate.
How do you do?
How do you do?
Well, here's the story.
Wilson Oil is practically out of money.
They've drilled nothing
but dry holes up there.
Wilson is desperate.
A lot of people have tried to approach him,
but nobody can get his stock.
Maybe they haven't used the right approach.
Miss Kelly and I are leaving
for Canada tomorrow.
Are we?
I'm going to show you how to take Mr.
Wilson's money without taking his wallet.
Mr. Sabourin is here with a lady.
Show them in.
Do you remember me, Mr. Wilson?
Of course.
This is Miss Kelly, my executive assistant.
Miss Kelly.
You look familiar.
Recognize this?
My wallet!
Well, look inside and see
if everything's in order.
This is the $500...
and my check...
The endorsement on the back
has been all scratched out.
That's the way I found it in the gutter
near the bar.
The thief must have got frightened
and thrown it away.
Let it go.
I'm very grateful to have it back.
Are all your papers in order?
Especially this one.
A confidential financial
statement on your company.
Not in very good shape, are you?
I sank over half a million
dollars into my company.
Those are the risks one
takes in the oil business.
There's oil on our property, I know it.
Then why haven't you found
so much as a single drop of it?
Seems to me that you've been throwing
good money after bad.
And what would you suggest?
I suggest selling me your company.
To you?
And where would you get
the money to buy it?
America is a land of opportunity.
I've had a friend watching over me.
What's your offer?
Fifty cents a share.
Fifty cents? It's selling for a dollar...
It's selling for 40c a share, Mr. Wilson,
and it may go lower.
I am being very generous.
Have you seen today's paper?
The financial section?
My financial statement, you...
You published it!
It was news, Mr. Wilson.
So that's why you came here.
That's why you brought back my wallet.
You stole it.
Oh, no, I didn't.
But I advise you to accept my offer
before your stock drops to a penny.
Burke! What's our stock doing?
Dropping, sir.
Somebody ran the financial
statement in today's paper.
What's your offer?
You sell your stock to
me, turn over control,
and for this I'll give you a
seat on the board of directors
and a substantial salary to
be mutually agreed upon.
I won't do it.
There's a telephone call for you, Mr.
Oh, there is?
Yes, well, alright.
I'll take the first plane out of here.
You can only get one seat?
My assistant will take the plane
out in the morning. Thank you.
As that is your final answer, Mr. Wilson,
I shall be leaving for New York tonight.
I'm sure you won't mind Miss Kelly staying
over and taking the morning plane.
I'm sure that Mr. Wilson will help you find
somewhere to stay.
Call for you in your private line, Mr.
What are you leaving me here for?
I have a feeling that our Mr.
Wilson has an eye for the ladies.
Now you make him sell
and don't come back until he does.
I might cross you.
I shouldn't even try.
Good morning, sir.
Good morning, Henry.
There's a telephone call
for you from Canada, sir.
Thank you.
Well, I'm back in my hotel room.
Mr. Wilson has decided to sell
at the figure you quoted.
Fifty cents a share.
Well, it closed at 30c yesterday.
But you offered him fifty, Mr. Sabourin.
Are you on his side?
No, but I told him you were a man of honor.
Well, I'll stick to my word.
Now Listen I'm going to pull a phony
oil strike on his property.
I'll explain it when I see you.
I'll be up on the next plane.
I've never been here before.
Mr. Sabourin just took over this company.
This is Wilson Oil alright.
I used to cover it for the paper.
Oh, hi.
I'd like you to meet a friend of
mine, Herb Ashton. How do you do?
He writes for a Montreal newspaper.
How's the new drilling company coming,
Mr. Sabourin, since you took over?
Well, not much. Mostly exploration.
That's a test rig we got up there.
But it's pretty discouraging.
It's been that way for years.
Say, Herb's taking me over to his mother's
place in the country for the weekend.
Do you want a lift back to town?
Well, thanks.
Yes, I would.
Mr. Sabourin, they just
called tester number 9...
five miles down the acreage. I can
hardly believe it. It's like a miracle.
They hit a big gusher down there.
A whole pool full of oil. A river full.
Don't print this! I don't want this
to get in the papers. Promise!
Sure, you can trust me.
Mr. Sabourin is here.
Show him in, please.
Darling, you've got to act fast.
What happened?
I'm just coming down from Canada.
You've got to buy 50.000 shares
of Wilson Oil at 10 dollars.
Its stock is going to twenty.
You cannot afford to waste another minute.
Wilson Oil. Isn't that the company
that struck an oil field or something?
Oceans of it. Yes, I was there myself.
The reports are all true.
It's the miracle of the century.
Hello, Burton
This is Mrs. Ryan..
What is the latest quote on the Wilson Oil?
Buy me 50.000 shares at 10.
Thank you.
You see how I trust you?
You tell me something and I throw
half a million after it.
You'll make three million.
I've got to rush to the office now. Darling,
you're always running to the office.
Money isn't everything.
No, but it's the nearest thing to it.
I'll see you tonight.
Alright, O'Connell, start unloading 50.000
shares of Wilson Oil at 10 dollars or better.
Have you been spreading it around
to all our old customers?
Every last one of them down
to a poor blind widow. Good.
They're all buying it. I even tipped off
some stockbroker friends of mine.
What's the matter?
This is a shady operation. It's a fraud.
We could go to prison.
For what?
Is it our fault that the geologists'
reports were erroneous?
The engineers made a mistake.
They thought they had struck oil.
Then the tips just let it get out of hand,
that's all.
But you, as head of the company,
issued a fraudulent statement
confirming the striking of oil.
If the FCC finds out the
truth, they'll prosecute.
Look, I fell for the
engineers' reports too.
Nobody hits anybody over
the head to buy stock.
The public buys what it likes.
It happens to like Wilson Oil.
Those people are my friends.
The only friend you've got is me,
and you know why?
Because I need an honest man like you.
Maybe we ought to get out
of town for a while.
What for?
Hello, Kelly. Back already?
How's Wilson?
I left him in Canada.
You still got that stock?
No. Got rid of every share.
Sabourin enterprises is now
worth five million dollars.
Guess what?
I wouldn't have believed it,
but I saw it with my own eyes.
Saw what?
They struck oil.
Say that again.
They struck oil. A river of oil.
Get me Jim at the brokerage office.
You're not going to try
and buy that stock back?
I certainly am.
Hello, Jim?
What's Wentworth Oil selling at?
That much?
Never mind.
What's it at? Twenty?
We can't touch it.
Well, life is no longer black,
it's just dark brown.
If you want me, I'll be in my office.
Cheer up, Mr. Sabourin.
You've had a five million dollar day.
It could have been fifteen million.
You made five million dollars
and you're miserable.
It could have been fifteen million.
They beat me.
Who beat you?
I can remember the time when
five hundred dollars was big money to you.
I can remember the time when
you were working the boats
like a starving bird waiting for scraps.
Why don't you stop?
I was small time compared to you.
To think that I told a lie
and it turned out to be the truth.
So that's what's bothering you.
Oh, don't moralize with me, you tramp!
We're both tramps.
That's what you said, remember?
Only I'm a tramp who's satisfied with less.
Mrs. Ryan is on one, Mr. Sabourin.
Clementi, you're wonderful.
You're a genius. A genius.
And I'm going to give
the most wonderful party in your honor.
I'm going to invite some of the
finest people in New York.
Well, I'm afraid I won't
be able to be there.
Look, I don't feel well.
Darling, what is the matter?
Will you please stop asking
these inane questions?
You've made a million dollars.
Now isn't that enough for a day?
This is Clementi Sabourin. Who is this?
This is Mrs. Ryan's secretary.
Oh, yes...
Would you tell Mrs. Ryan that she can
arrange that party at my house after all.
And would you also convey to her my apologies
for having been so short with her.
Yes, Mr. Sabourin. I'll do that.
By the way, would you like
to come to the party?
I don't think Mrs. Ryan would like that.
I'm inviting you.
It's my party in my house.
You know where it is.
I want you to be there.
Thank you, Mr. Sabourin.
You wanted to be in society,
I brought society to you.
Isn't that Mr. and Mrs. Van Renassalear?
Hm-hmm. He owns one of the biggest
mail order houses in Chicago.
I know. Where did he buy her?
Through the mails?
She owns fifty percent of his stock.
Introduce me.
Edith, dear, Oswald.
I want you to meet our host, Mr. Sabourin.
How do you do?
How do you do?
It was so nice of you to come.
Would you mind if I danced with your wife?
Not at all.
May I?
O'Connell, you can dance with Mrs. Ryan.
Your husband has eyes for the ladies.
Why do you say that?
Why, just now when you
were dancing with him
it seemed to me that he had a roving eye.
He's living in the past.
Where are you going after the party?
We're going back to Chicago in the morning.
Do you like Chicago?
It's alright.
Why don't you stay over for a while?
What for?
You might learn to like New York better.
Allow me.
Thank you.
You're Mr. Van Renassalear, aren't you?
Yes, how did you know?
Everybody knows you.
I've seen your pictures in the paper.
Where's your wife?
She's dancing with our host.
May I get you a drink?
Of course.
Where are you staying?
At the Sherry.
Why do you ask?
I thought you might like to have lunch
with me tomorrow at the Malmaison.
At 1 o'clock? You forget that I'm
a married woman, Mr. Sabourin.
Well, does that preclude
your having lunch with me?
You're very direct, aren't you?
And also very much taken by you.
Well, I'm already taken. I don't
want to take, I just want to borrow.
It's an interesting idea.
Mr. Sabourin is quite a
crude man, isn't he?
Do you think so?
Not used to money.
He looks out of place
in these surroundings.
You certainly fit in, Mr. Van Renassalear.
Why, you flatter me. Not at all,
you're a very distinguished gentleman.
Thank you, my dear.
What is your name?
Miss Kelly.
Miss Kelly, hm?
What are you doing for lunch tomorrow?
Why? What have you got in mind?
Roast beef.
Well, how about the Malmaison restaurant?
About 1 o'clock?
I don't know where it is, but I'll find it.
Would you care to dance?
Why, yes, thank you.
Stephanie, what are you doing here?
Really, I don't know.
Who invited you, dear?
Mr. Sabourin.
Do you think you should have come?
You know no one here.
These people are not your friends.
Of course.
Herbert, you know, Mrs. Van Renassalear
is the greatest dancer in the world.
This is Mr. Herbert Barber, my lawyer.
How do you do?
What's the matter?
You shouldn't have invited me here tonight.
I shouldn't have come.
Why not?
Mrs. Ryan isn't very happy.
I think she's going to fire me.
But why?
I guess I'm not in the same social level.
I just don't belong.
How silly. I'll get you a job.
They're not so easy to find.
I've got lessons I've got to pay for.
What lessons?
I'm studying drama.
Drama? Whatever for?
You see, I came to New
York to become an actress.
I go to dramatic classes at night.
Do you have to be an actress?
Couldn't you be something else?
No, Mr. Sabourin, I have to be an actress.
What shows have you been in?
Well, not any yet.
At least not on Broadway,
just little theaters back home.
Someday I'll get a lucky break.
Now let me tell you something.
Nobody can afford to
wait for a lucky break.
A person makes his own destiny.
Perhaps I can help you.
Are you connected with the theater?
No, but I have friends.
Come in and see me tomorrow morning
at ten o'clock at the office.
And don't tell Mrs. Ryan.
Let's keep this our little secret.
Why are you doing this for me?
Well, perhaps you have talent.
And if you do, then people
should know about it.
You're very kind.
I try to be.
I'd better be going back now. Then, tomorrow
morning at ten o'clock at the office.
Thank you, Mr. Sabourin.
The date's made, tomorrow.
The Malmaison restaurant at one o'clock.
Nice of you to come.
Good night, Clementi. Lovely party.
Good night, see you at the office.
Good morning everybody.
Good morning.
Good morning.
Lovely party last night.
Very nice.
I want to find out what
Broadway shows need money.
Just about all of them, I hear.
Yes, but this is a special situation.
There has to be a part
for a young girl in the lead.
Mrs. Ryan's secretary?
What of it?
What does it cost
to put on a Broadway show these days?
A friend of mine put one on recently.
Folded in a week, burned up $75.000.
Well, call a few producers.
I know a producer. A man named Max
Freundlich. Always needs money.
He's a good man. But he has a sharp lawyer.
You'll handle him.
You can't mean she's worth $75.000 to you.
I don't mind if she costs me a million.
See, you don't understand.
She's a nice girl. She's clean...
and wholesome.
I might even marry her.
Yes, sir. Right away, sir.
I have an appointment with Mr. Sabourin.
Your name, please.
Stephanie North.
Oh, yes, he's expecting you.
Will you follow me, please?
Miss Stephanie North is
here by appointment.
Yes, of course. Come in.
Hello, Mr. Sabourin.
You're right on time.
You know what? They're casting a play
called The Walking Doll.
Oh, yes, I read something
about it in the papers.
They go into rehearsal
right away, don't they?
Yes, but they're having trouble
casting the girl's part.
What sort of a part is it?
The lead.
Oh, they'd never give it to me.
Why not?
Why should they entrust a big Broadway role
to someone with no name, no experience?
I'm afraid I wouldn't have a chance.
You go to the theater
and see Max Freundlich, the producer.
He's expecting you.
I know he'll consider you for the part.
For the lead? Why, Mr. Sabourin,
I wouldn't have a prayer.
Have a good thought.
You never can tell about these things.
Alright. Maybe there's another part
I could read for.
Thanks again, Mr. Sabourin.
Mr. Freundlich.
A Stephanie North wants to see you.
Oh, yes, show her in.
Well, boys. Here comes the lady
if you want the money.
So get ready for anything.
Mr. Freundlich?
I'm Stephanie North.
Well, you know, this is a big part.
Yes, sir, I've heard.
This is our director, Mr. Claypoole.
How do you do?
And our staff here.
Did you ever act before?
Yes, sir, a little.
In little theaters back home.
Well, uh...
Would you walk a little?
I beg your pardon?
Walk. Surely you know how to walk.
Yes, sir.
I think she can walk.
Well, uh... Miss North!
Come here.
I want the director to work with you
over the weekend
and start preparing you for the role.
What role?
The lead.
You mean I've got the part?
That's the idea.
I can't believe it!
Believe it, believe it.
Oh, yes, sir.
Thank you very much.
Thank you, Mr. Freundlich.
I telephone call for you. Mr. Sabourin.
Oh, thank you.
Excuse me.
Mr. Sabourin?
I had to call you.
Your office gave me this number.
I got the part, Mr. Sabourin.
You did?
I want to thank you.
You have enormous influence.
All I did was to open a door.
I'll never be able to repay you.
Oh, yes you will.
What are you doing tonight?
Well, I have to be at the theater tonight.
We have first rehearsal.
I may drop over and watch some of it.
I'm sure I shall find the entire procedure
quite satisfactory.
You must forgive me, my dear, but you know
what these business calls are like.
I've heard about you as far as Chicago.
Nice things? The whole financial
world is talking about you.
I wish other people would.
Who, for instance?
You, for instance.
Or would you rather talk
about your husband?
My husband is completely wrapped up in
his business. He has neither time nor...
Nor the ability?
I think you underestimate your husband.
Isn't that your secretary?
She works for me.
What's he doing with her?
Perhaps they became friends at my party.
I've been waiting for a chance like this.
Now don't make a scene.
Just a kittle one.
Where will you be later?
At my house.
Am I interrupting, Oswald?
Now I understand why you were too busy
to go back to Chicago today.
Don't look for me in the hotel room,
I won't be there.
You're going back to Chicago alone.
Don't blame me. He invited me here.
How could I resist him?
What an unreasonable woman.
It was a lovely dinner.
I flew the lobster in from Maine
and the onions from Bermuda.
This is for you.
What's this?
A little token of my affection.
Hand cuffs.
You want me to be chained to you.
Isn't that what love is?
People chained to one another?
Getting a divorce is rather drastic.
But why should you be married
to a man you don't love?
He gives me security.
But you saw how faithless he is.
He engaged in a cheap flirtation with my
assistant. He took her to a public rendez-vous.
You arranged it.
Well, I admit that,
but I wanted you to see
what an inveterate chaser he is.
If I get a divorce,
how do I know you'll wait for me?
If you don't trust me,
then you shouldn't even consider it.
Come in.
Mrs. Ryan is here, sir.
What's she doing here?
This is no time for questions.
Show her in.
Yes, sir.
My car will be waiting up the street.
My butler will bring you your coat.
Don't tell her I was here.
No, of course not.
Mrs. Ryan, sir.
Darling, what a nice surprise.
I shouldn't have come.
You don't deserve it.
Especially since you didn't even thank me
for the party.
But I was next door with some of my friends
and I thought about you.
So I dropped by.
Is anything wrong?
No, no, nothing.
What a pretty cup.
The funniest thing happened.
My secretary, Stephanie, quit.
She got herself a job in a play.
In a play?
It's unbelievable. The lead, no less.
The lead, how did she do that?
I don't know. Maybe she's a good actress.
Or maybe she knows someone.
Oh, I shouldn't think
she's that sort of girl.
Anyway, I'm glad you dropped in.
I wanted to see you.
I have something very
important to tell you.
Remember the killing that
we made with Wilson Oil?
I made a million dollars.
I want you to invest the whole million.
In what?
Tomorrow I'm issuing a new stock.
And what is that?
I bought a tract of land.
It's loaded with uranium.
We'll capitalize at ten million dollars.
Tomorrow the stock will be selling for a
dollar, after that it will go to two dollars.
And how many shares do you want me to buy?
I've put you down for two million shares.
Two million shares?
Well, you made a million
and I looked you up.
You're loaded.
That doesn't mean
that I have to throw my money away.
You'll double it. I did it for you before.
Excuse me, please, sir.
There's a telephone call for you.
Hello, Mr. Sabourin.
This is Max Freundlich.
How are you?
We had the first rehearsal today, Mr.
Sabourin, and that girl is great.
She can act. She really can act.
So you liked the stock.
Hm? Oh, it's a great piece of stock.
Where did you find her?
I found it in Texas, loaded with uranium.
Oh, you mean she's an atomic bomb, uh?
Worth millions.
We open out of town in New Haven
in four weeks.
Oh, Mr. Sabourin, I'm so happy.
I hope you will be there.
Yes, I intend to explore the territory
within four weeks.
Oh, that territory is worth exploring, sir.
I'll see you soon.
That was a broker.
Very excited about Sabouranium.
The whole country will
be buying it tomorrow.
Alright, darling.
I'm going to buy two million shares.
But stay away from my secretary.
Enjoying the view?
Palmer. Will you come in as soon
as you have a moment?
Yes, sir.
We just had lunch together.
Yes, I thought so.
What's going on between you two.
I don't like your inference.
Whether you like it or not
you seem to be getting very chummy.
Why are you so interested?
You've got four cases
going on that I know of.
You remind me of a doctor
treating all his patients at the same time.
You act as if you were
married to Miss Kelly.
I just don't want to have any secrets
behind my back.
We have no secrets.
Look, let's keep it that way.
Here's a check for two million dollars
from Mrs. Ryan.
What for?
She just bought two million shares
of Sabouranium.
What's Sabouranium?
It's a company that we're forming today.
We'll capitalize at 10 million dollars.
Just like that.
And where are we digging?
Nowhere. We buy some land.
Show a lot of expenses...
and throw the whole company to
receivership. It's very simple.
Alright, gentlemen, go to work.
Max called today.
That show opens in New Haven in four weeks.
He wants a check for $75.000.
Okay, write him a check.
Do you really think that
girl can carry the show?
What's it to you?
Well, you ought to get
something for your money.
Don't worry.
I will.
Oh, please come in, dear.
Am I late?
It doesn't matter. You're here.
I'm so glad you could come.
Did you order midnight supper
sent up to my suite?
Champagne, flowers, the whole setting.
Where is everyone?
Well, my other guests phoned
and said they couldn't make it.
So it'll be the two of us alone, dear.
Please be seated. Dinner is served.
It might interest you to know I...
I've never been to a
man's apartment before.
Well, what difference does it make
whether you come to mine or I to yours?
Interesting actress.
Interesting play.
No. No, thank you.
You don't like champagne?
I never acquired the taste.
Why did I order champagne?
Would you care for something else?
I don't drink, Tom.
Well, if you're going to be my girl,
you'll have to start being more worldly.
He's doing your job for you.
Just what does being your girl mean?
How can one explain why
two people fall in love?
A man meets a girl
and suddenly they're in tune.
They're in love. And he feels
he's known her all of his life.
You have all the things
that you can possibly need.
Clothes, a car, an apartment,
a charge account.
I'm sure you'll find the whole arrangement
quite satisfactory to you.
Did you write this play?
Shut up.
I'm sorry, Tom, this is all wrong.
Get my coat, please.
What's the matter?
I'd like to go home.
Go home? Why?
I'm afraid I've never been in sympathy
with men who stage things.
Frankly, I thought you had
a little more imagination than this.
I thought you had some decent instincts.
I guess I was wrong.
You're pretty rotten, Tom.
Goodbye, Tom.
I thought that you loved me.
No, I could never love you, Tom.
Love is something that has to be shared.
It's a perfect union of two
people united in understanding.
You did make me see one thing.
You made me realize
what a wonderful boy I left back home.
So help me, I'm going
back to him on my knees.
How are you going to follow that scene?
You forget it's still a play.
You were wonderful, magnificent.
I'm so proud of you, dear.
Do it like that always, and you are in.
You're a cinch to become a star
when we get to New York. A cinch!
Was I really alright, Mr. Freundlich?
Alright? Great!
Mr. Sabourin!
I didn't now you had come to New Haven.
It was worth it. I'm proud of you.
Did you really like me?
More than I can say.
Max, would you and your friends
excuse us, please?
Of course, sir.
You must get dressed because you're going
to have supper with me in my hotel.
I thought you said there was to be a party.
This is a party.
For you and me.
An intimate party.
When did you have time to plan all this?
Oh, I had it done.
No, thank you.
You don't like champagne?
Well... I knew you didn't
like it in the play.
But that was just a play.
I don't care for it onstage or off,
Mr. Sabourin.
My dear I must tell you that I thought
you were just wonderful tonight.
Thank you, but I didn't think so.
Well, the audience did.
And that's the important thing.
You might find that when you get
to Broadway you'll be a star.
I'm not a star.
I'm just an actress who's working.
I admire your modesty.
You know, tonight is a very important night
in your life.
And also in mine.
I don't understand.
I'm very fond of you, Stephanie.
But you don't even know me.
How should one explain such things?
A man meets a girl and...
she strikes a responsive chord in him.
He feels that he has
known her all his life.
He feels alive.
Those lines have a familiar sound.
I mean them.
When you're a star,
you'll have to fight to stay on top.
You'll need a sponsor.
Well, just what would
the sponsorship entail?
The return of my affection.
Why are you laughing?
You don't understand.
I'm afraid I understand only too well,
Mr. Sabourin.
I really didn't think you were like that.
You needn't have gone to all this trouble,
however. You could have invited me backstage.
We have the same scenery.
Good night, Mr. Sabourin.
Hello, Mr. Sabourin.
We've got a hit on our hands.
Back so soon?
Where is she?
She learned her part too well.
You mean all that beautiful food,
she didn't eat it?
She didn't touch a morsel.
Seventy-five thousand dollars' supper.
Well, you finally met someone
you couldn't buy with money.
Can you imagine the gall,
the unmitigated gall...
But she's a star, Mr. Sabourin.
It doesn't happen too often in the theater.
We've got a star in our hands.
I want you to take her out of the part.
You want what?
You heard me. Take her out!
But how can you do that?
It's her show.
It's my show!
But your investment.
How soon can you get a replacement?
I don't know, I...
I have to send to New York.
But it's terrible.
That girl had a tender, soft quality.
A certain inner beauty. Charm.
She's no commercial hag, Mr. Sabourin.
That girl is poetry!
Can you get a replacement
by the time we get to Boston?
Yes, but it's insane.
Alright, then let me be
insane with my money.
Well for your money you have a right to
be insane. Good night, Mr. Sabourin.
Won't you join me in a
little private supper?
Good morning, girls.
I thought you were in Boston.
Didn't you read the papers?
No, come into my office.
Now, what's the matter.
What happened?
I lost the part.
You lost the part? Why?
I don't know really.
You didn't have anything to do with it,
did you?
Me? How can you say that?
I'll call Max.
I'm sorry, Mr. Sabourin, I know you didn't.
What did Max say when he took you out?
He just told me the part
was too big for me.
He said he didn't want to risk
taking it on to New York with me...
when he could get someone
with more experience.
And since I don't have a
run-of-the play contract
he gave me two weeks' salary.
How awful.
What are you going to do?
Guess I'm going home.
I guess I just don't have it.
But I'm not going to make the mistake
most actresses make.
My mother used to say that...
wanting to be an actress...
and being one are two different things.
One mustn't confuse desire and talent.
I guess I was a little
too high on desire...
and a little low on talent.
I'm sorry, Mr. Sabourin.
I don't know why I'm bothering you with
my problems. You've been very kind to me.
So I'll say goodbye.
But where are you going?
I'm going to get the whole thing
out of my system.
I'm leaving New York, I'm
leaving the theater.
No hard feelings about what
happened in New Haven.
No hard feelings.
Feel better?
Well, you got even.
But she cost you $75.000.
She didn't quite pay off, did she?
I know what's eating you.
She just didn't love you.
I suppose you didn't
think that was possible.
She thought you were just being kind.
Why didn't you let her know
how you felt about her?
I did. She laughed at me.
Funny thing.
But I know what you're going through.
Sometimes a woman can love a man
the same way.
And all along he's laughing at her.
Didn't you know I loved you?
I do.
I tried to talk myself out of it
by telling myself you're no good.
But I love you.
I could have made you better.
I could have made myself better
because I wanted to be better for you.
forget about me.
I stopped being a human being
the day I left Europe.
I resigned from the human race then.
It's too late, Kelly.
I have to achieve my goal.
Money? Is that all you're living for?
I've watched you make all that money.
What's it done for you?
Hello, Mr. Sabourin. This is Max.
Yes, Max.
The girl who replaced
Stephanie, nothing at all.
Can't you reconsider?
The play is no longer the same.
You're going to blow your money.
Alright, put her back in.
But don't tell her why.
Special delivery letter for you.
It's from Europe.
Read it.
My dearest son,
I do not know whether you
have found a job in America,
but if you could make it
possible for me to come there,
I would not be in your way.
I cannot tell you how awful it is
living here in this country now.
If you could possibly manage,
I would like to be with you in America.
Now that your brother and
your father are both dead,
I have no one else.
Your loving mother.
She's always writing to me. Tear it up.
Tear it up!
What's the matter?
Are you afraid to face her?
Mrs. Van Renassalear is calling
for you from Chicago. Thank you.
Hello, darling.
I'm so excited I just had to call you.
I just signed the divorce papers.
My lawyer is filing suit immediately.
And my husband has agreed to
the financial settlement.
Good. Have you still got your stock?
Of course.
I have news for you. We're going to
take over your husband's company.
How do you expect to do that?
There's a stockholders'
meeting in Chicago next week.
What with your clock of stock and the
shares we can buy on the open market
we'll have control.
You're in for a killing, my dear.
Are you coming to Chicago?
Yes, of course.
I want you to sign those
proxies over to me.
I'm leaving on the first plane.
Where do we meet?
The Winston Hotel.
Alright, I'll be there in the morning.
Yes? Get me a reservation on the
midnight plane for Chicago.
Now, if you'll excuse me, dear,
I must pack my bag.
Good evening, sir.
Henry, I'm taking the night plane
to Chicago. Will you pack my bag?
Yes, sir. Pardon me, but there's a lady
waiting for you in the library, sir.
A lady?
What lady?
She didn't give her name, sir.
Thank you.
Shut that door.
When did you get to America?
Never mind.
I'm here and now I'm going to kill you.
But why? Why should you want to kill me?
You killed your own brother.
That's not true.
You turned him in.
I didn't!
I know you turned him in!
How do you know?
You sold your information.
I had to buy mine at a much higher price.
What price?
I had to become friendly with the
police inspector to get the story.
The police inspector for whom you degraded
yourself was lying to prey on your sentiments.
Shall I answer that?
He'll come in if I don't.
Go ahead.
Shall you be needing
your dress clothes, sir?
No, Henry, just pack a business suit.
Why should you listen to
a European policeman?
I've waited for this such a long time.
Every mile I travelled I
said one minute nearer.
And now here I am.
He died without a chance.
And so will you, you murderer! Wait a
minute, it's true! I did inform upon him.
When I saw what he had done to me...
When I saw that he had married you...
I was so hurt. I didn't think
that they were going to kill him.
I just thought that they were going
to confiscate his money, my money!
I just wanted to teach him
a lesson, that's all.
I died many times since then.
Do you know what it means?
Never to be able to sleep?
To live in a prison of one's own making?
Always to see his face?
I see it in your eyes now.
Help me, Zina.
Help me to find some sort of peace.
And don't tell my poor mother.
Let me spend all the money that I have made
trying to make it up to you.
I'm begging you.
Try to find it in your heart
to forgive someone...
who has committed a terrible sin.
I was helpless as you are.
Oh, Zina.
The car is waiting, sir.
Look. They want me to go to Chicago.
I don't want to go without your permission.
Come with me.
Go to your hotel and pack.
I'll be over as soon as I can.
Where are you staying?
At the Blake Hotel.
I'll be over right away.
You picked me up at my hotel, now I'm
in an airplane on my way to Chicago...
I don't understand.
When we get to Chicago I have
some business to transact.
But then, after that,
I'll spend all of my time with you.
You're in 782, sir.
The lady's in 786.
You can set those down right there.
Thank you.
Thank you, sir.
This is your suite.
I don't know quite what
to make of all this.
I don't even know why I came
to Chicago with you.
Zina, I know that you're
troubled and upset.
But maybe things can be
the way they used to be.
Maybe you can believe in me once again.
Hello, Edith.
I'm in room 782.
Come up.
Thank you.
Mr. Sabourin?
Police. We want to talk to you.
What about?
Who's this lady? Is she with you?
I never saw this man before in my life.
I think you'd better come with us.
Where to?
You know a young lady by
the name of Zina Monte?
She live in here?
Do you recognize this woman?
That's Zina Monte, my brother's wife.
There's a note we found with the body.
It's in her handwriting.
I'll read it to you.
My brother-in-law, Clementi Sabourin,
put something in my drink...
And I'm trying to call the police.
That's all she was able to write.
And she did manage to call the police.
But we got here too late.
Somebody put poison in her drink.
She says it was you.
So Zina got her revenge after all.
Palmer is on his way in. Had quite a
session with the district attorney.
I understand he may have a solution.
The district attorney is quite a man.
Quite a man Well?
It doesn't look to good for our side.
But I didn't have anything to do with it,
you know that.
Clementi, the note is
definitely in her handwriting.
This was established from letters
and identification in her bag.
But do you think they can find me guilty
of something that I haven't done?
You never know what may happen
in a case like this.
Can't we make a deal?
I tried that.
They make no deals.
But they seem interested in deporting you
back to Czechoslovakia.
They want you out of the country.
They want to get rid of you.
That means my money will be confiscated.
I'll be thrown in jail.
Send for my mother.
Cable her to come over right away.
And then dress for dinner.
I'm taking you out.
This table is reserved, sir.
Oh, perhaps then we could have
some other table.
All tables are reserved.
For whom?
For anybody but you, Mr. Sabourin.
This is an embarrassing situation. I'll
buy this place and fire everybody in it.
Your money's bought you a lot of enemies.
My boy!
Sometimes dreams can come true, son.
I never thought I would see
America and you again.
This is really New York.
Yes, this is really New York.
Are all the taxi cabs
like this in New York?
This is no taxi cab, mother.
This is a limousine.
And it's mine.
This beautiful automobile is yours?
Who gave it to you?
The people.
You crook!
You're a swindler, you!
What did they want?
Why are they so angry?
When a man becomes successful
everybody envies him.
Come on upstairs, Mother,
I'll show you your room.
You stay here, Bridget.
They wanted to kill you.
Just don't worry about it, Mother.
I know you're going to like your room.
It's all prepared and
you'll be very comfortable.
Thank you, son.
This will be my room?
All for me?
All for you.
How did you do all this?
You are a rich man.
Well, in America everybody's rich.
Yes, I heard that, I heard that.
Oh, I only wish your father and brother
were alive to see this.
Yes, so do I.
There's something I have to tell you.
They're trying to deport me.
Deport you?
Zina was here.
A few weeks ago.
She died.
She killed herself and then left
a note saying that I did it.
She thought that I had something to do
with Gerry's death.
That was her revenge.
Now they want to deport me.
To where?
To the land of my birth, Czechoslovakia.
France won't let me in.
You know what will happen there.
They'll confiscate my money.
They'll put me in prison.
And you know what that's like
now with the communists.
Mother, you've got to help me.
How can I help you?
You've got to say that I'm
your illegitimate son.
That you met a man in Switzerland
and that I was your child by him.
Then they have to deport me to Switzerland.
Switzerland is a neutral country.
I can get to keep all my money.
It means millions. We can live there
the rest of our lives, rich!
That's why you brought me to America?
You didn't really want to see me.
You wanted to use me.
You want me to say I was a bad woman.
Oh, Mother.
You want me to disgrace the name
of your dead father.
Maybe I am old fashioned.
But this I cannot do.
You are no longer my son.
Not even my illegitimate son.
Crowd gone yet?
What's that?
Someone threw it through the window.
Those dogs.
It was wrapped in an editorial.
Today's paper.
It's about you.
Read it.
It's called The Barbarian.
Sabourin is a barbarian who represents
the decline of morality in our time.
And yet we are responsible for him
because we permitted him to flourish.
So we are guilty of the crime
of not destroying him before now.
Throw it in the garbage.
Goodbye, Clementi.
Where are you going?
I don't know.
Back to where you found me maybe.
I think I was better off.
So you're running out on me too, eh?
You've run away from yourself, Clementi.
I tried to beat the world your way.
It doesn't work your way.
But you have done one thing for me.
You've made me sure that your way is wrong.
It's unclean.
Now I'm going over to the other side.
I wanted you to come with me.
You'd have been better off.
But you could never see that.
You're going moral on me or something?
There were a lot of people
who invested in you.
They weren't gambling.
They were just trying to better themselves.
They trusted you.
Now they're all broke.
Why don't you give the money back?
You're not a rich man really.
You're very poor, Clementi.
Only you don't know it.
You'll be joining the Salvation Army next.
Maybe you ought to go to church.
Maybe you ought to pray.
Where are you going?
Goodbye, Clementi.
Palmer, I'm going to give the money back.
I'm going to give it all
back to the people.
I'm endorsing the stock certificates now.
Tell me.
If I give the money back,
will the government let me stay?
I want to stay in America.
I'll present it to them in the morning.
It may weigh heavily in your favor.
Well, call Kelly and
tell her what I'm doing.
What are you doing here at this hour?
I knew you were going to do this.
I think it's very worthy of you.
Palmer and I just know
you're going to love Czechoslovakia.
Thinking of yourself only, weren't you?
What about us?
What do you think we've been through?
Why do you think I stuck it out,
Mr. Sabourin?
Just to give the money back now?
Oh, no!
I risked prison with you.
You can't keep the money, but I can.
I've given the money back.
Good evening, Mr. Sabourin.
Working late today?
Yes, Mike.
Hello, Bessie.
Mr. Sabourin!
See tonight's paper?
Thank you.
I see they're gonna
deport this guy Sabourin.
Deport him, they oughta shoot him.
My wife bought some of that phony
stock of his. Didn't even tell me.
He'll probably take off with all that dough
and live like a king in Europe.
It's a big man's world.
What number of Park Avenue do you want?
Stop at the next corner.
Are you asleep?
Don't come in.
I want to tell you something.
I don't want to hear it.
I am going home tomorrow.
you've got to forgive me.
I caused Gerry's death.
I informed on him.
I need your forgiveness.
Have you nothing to say?
Clementi, are you alright?
I haven't very much time.
There's something I have to tell you.
You were right, Kelly.
You were right all along.
I should have listened to you.
Forgive me.
In my way...
I did love you, Kelly.
I did.
Forgive me.
And that's how he died.
Alone, asking forgiveness.
I didn't find him until it was too late.
Here are the papers in which
he turns back everything...
to the people he took it from.
I didn't forgive him.
Maybe he's been forgiven now.