Mad About Music (1938) Movie Script

Gwen, you were marvelous.
Oh, thank you very much.
This performance is going to
make you one of the biggest box office
attractions in the world,
Do you really think so? Can we have
a statement for our paper, Miss Taylor?
Oh, I'm so very grateful
to everyone who's helped me
and especially to Dusty
Turner, my manager.
Thank you.
Thank you, Miss Turner.
Yes, oh, hello,
Mr. Grauman.
You were
marvelous tonight.
Never more glamorous.
Oh, thank you...
One of the greatest
performances I've ever seen
at the Chinese theater.
Thank you, Sid.
You know, I've reserved
a slab of concrete.
May I have
your footprints?
she'll do that.
Thank you, Mr. Grauman. Oh,
it's wonderful, and remember,
when you take your feet
out of that wet concrete,
keep them on solid ground
where they have always been.
She'll do that too, Sid,
and I'll send you a bill
for the shoes.
Thanks a lot.
Yeah. Well, listen
after tonight,
she's the hottest
thing in pictures.
Yeah... and that's not
only what I think.
That's what the audience
told me.
Huh? Well, that's
a little better.
Now you're getting warmer.
All right, all right.
I'll see you at 11 o'clock
in the morning.
And listen, Frank,
practice up saying
big numbers will you?
Goodbye, now.
Hey, Gwen,
are you dressed?
Come in.
I just talked to Frank.
He wants to tear up
that old contract.
Let me finish this first.
Oh, I forgot
this is Tuesday.
Hurry up with that, will
you? I got some news.
What does she
want now?
Just an elephant tusk.
Elephant tusk?
Last month
a leopard skin.
Month before that,
an African voodoo mask.
Now an elephant tusk.
You're lucky it isn't
the whole elephant.
All those
funny presents.
What kind of a girl
is she, Dusty?
She's just a kid.
All kids collect stuff.
Dolls, pictures,
elephant tusks.
I don't know anything
about her.
I can't even write to her.
The kid's all right.
She's in a fine school
in Switzerland.
Why, she's
got everything.
Everything but
her mother.
Now don't start feeling
sorry for yourself.
This is
your night, Slats.
Why you're a big star.
Then I can have Gloria here.
You're supposed to
be a glamour girl.
That's what they pay for,
and that's what
they're entitled to get.
But whoever heard
of a glamour girl
with a 14-year-old
They'll never believe you
on the screen again.
They'll say
you're just a mother
with a nice daughter. But I
can keep her hidden forever.
So I'm not a star.
No, why wasn't I a bartender
like old man
wanted me to be
instead of managing
Now look, tomorrow I'm
to close the deal for you.
You'll get a small fortune
and do you need it?
There are other things
more important than money.
Well, you name "em.
Now look, Slats,
about ten years ago,
you came into my office,
You were just a gawky
kid from the South,
and you had a little baby
by the hand.
You said you were a widow
and that she was your baby.
You said all you wanted
was a chance,
a chance to work
for your baby.
Well, now, in order to
cash in, you got to play safe,
and then next year
you'll have so much dough
you won't have to
worry about anything.
Then you can
go to Switzerland.
You can climb up on the
highest Alp they've got over there,
and you can tell
the whole world
that you're not
a glamour girl,
that you're
Mrs. Sarah Harkinson,
and that you've got
a daughter 14 years old.
I love to whistle
'cause it makes me merry.
Makes me feel so very.
I love to yodel
everywhere I go.
Yo de ley ee oh
you da ley ee oh ley oh.
Early to bed
early to rise.
Makes you healthy
wealthy, and wise.
But I've found out
I know it's true.
A whistle
does so much more for you.
So I love to whistle
troubles won't come near me.
'Specially when
they hear me.
I love to yodel
everywhere I go.
Yo de ley ee
yo de ley ee oh.
Early to bed
early to rise.
Makes you healthy
wealthy, and wise.
And I've found out
I know it's true.
A whistle does
much for you.
So I love to whistle
troubles won't come near me.
'Specially when they hear me
la da da da da da da.
La da da da da da
La da da da da da.
I love to whistle
'cause it makes me merry.
Makes me feel so very.
We sing a trio
everywhere we go.
La la la la la la la la
la la la la la
la la la la la Ia Ia
la la la.
Early to bed
Early to rise.
Makes you healthy
Wealthy and wise.
But I found out
I know it's true.
A whistle does
much more for you.
Felice, what are
you doing? Stop it!
I thought you were the leader.
Look out!
Oh, I'm awfully sorry
you fell, Felice.
Yes, you are.
Why do you
dislike me?
What makes you think
I dislike you?
Oh, don't you?
No, I don't dislike you...
I hate you.
Hurry up, everybody.
We'll be late.
Almost time.
Come on.
Come on.
Is everybody here?
What happened to Felice?
I think she's taking
a nap on the road.
Yeah, I bet Gloria
pushed her.
I did not.
She ran into a cart.
Well, that's what she gets
for trying to pass the leader.
Listen, she's my friend
and I don't... Well, if she is,
why don't you go back
and pick her up?
Oh, it's four o'clock,
come on, girls, we'll be late.
What did Felice say
to you when she fell?
I'm glad she fell.
You know what she said
It was about your father.
What did she say
about my father?
She said she didn't believe
he was an explorer,
and she didn't believe he
sent you all those trophies.
Oh, well, who pays any
attention to what she says.
Nobody, but she said
she was going to prove it.
Look at her, limping in
as if she broke her leg off!
Oh, look what
she's doing now.
Something to our bicycles.
Where are you going?
Never mind.
I'll be right back.
Pranks that cause willful damage
show very bad manners, Gloria.
But I didn't do it.
Who did it?
Well, I didn't do it.
You see, I just came down
to see if the bicycle... Adding falsehood
makes it much more grievous, Gloria.
But I didn't do it.
Now go to the classroom.
Write on the blackboard
200 times,
"Young ladies must not
stick nails
"into other
young ladies' bicycle tires."
But I didn't do it.
Start your punishment
at once.
Yes, mademoiselle,
but I didn't.
Enter, please.
Oh, so it's you.
Is Gloria here?
What are they locking
the door for?
Just answer my question.
Gloria gets wonderful letters
from her father, doesn't she?
Yes, she does, why?
What does she do with them
after she reads them
to the girls?
I don't know.
I've got to get dressed.
Excuse me.
She tears them up,
doesn't she?
Yes, I guess
she tears them up,
So nosey people like you
won't sneak in here
looking for them
like last week, that's why.
Oh, is it?
Who's handwriting is this?
It's Glor...
I won't tell you.
It doesn't belong to you.
It doesn't belong to you,
It belongs to Gloria,
doesn't it?
It's part of one of
her father's letters.
See, girls,
she gave herself away.
"Africa is so still
and quiet and lonely."
That was in her father's last
letter, wasn't it? What of it?
It's in her own
handwriting, that's what.
Well, maybe she writes
like her father.
A good many girls
look like their fathers,
and maybe some write
like their fathers.
And if...
Or you're just stupid.
I bet Gloria's famous father
never even killed a mouse.
But the pictures
prove it.
You mean this junk?
All you can see
is his back.
Why didn't he turn around
So you could see his face?
That shows how much you know
about big game hunting.
Why, if he turned around,
he wouldn't have killed
the rhinoceros.
Rhinoceros would have
killed him.
That's Gloria's story.
But wait until she
gets the next letter
and we can compare it
with this,
then we'll see what
story she tells.
ladies must not stick nails.
In other young ladies'
bicycle tires.
Young ladies
must not stick nails.
In other young ladies'
bicycle tires.
Young ladies
must not stick nails.
In other young ladies'
bicycle tires.
Young ladies
must not stick nails.
In other young ladies'...
I'll never get through...
Felice has been telling lies about
your father's letters all over school.
What? She says you
write them yourself.
Well, how does she kno...
How did she happen
to say that?
It's the most awful lie.
I'm glad to see you
are at the blackboard
doing our little task.
You may close the window,
How was that, pretty good?
Very good.
Tonight I lead
the singing society.
Oh, that's wonderful.
Where is the papa now?
In Africa.
In the back of the book...
we'll see where
in Africa.
The Gold Coast.
That's a 10 franc stamp
be careful of it.
Give me the letter.
I didn't write the letter.
I didn't write
the letter yet.
But you write yourself a letter
from your father every Saturday.
Yes, I know, but...
But this Saturday,
you've got to write it.
That's forgery.
No, it isn't, not
if I tell you what to write.
Let me think it over
a few days.
And when I think it over,
I don't think I'll do it.
But I've got to get it when
the elephant tusk comes.
It's a matter of life
and death.
That's a good idea.
Let's send a cable and say
he got killed.
Oh, no, we can't do that.
I need him.
All the other girls
talk about their fathers.
Well, how about your mother?
Doesn't she do something?
Oh, no, no,
I can't talk about her.
Well, all the others do.
"My mommy went there,
my mommy came here.
"In Paris she bought
me some shoes,
"and then..."
Whatever she does.
But I guess it ain't as good
as killing lions, eh?
Please, Pierre.
But I can't write so good,
my hand shakes.
Well, I'll tell them
my father has a fever.
But when you do it,
it's you writing a dream,
but when I do it,
it's me writing a lie.
Well, you can cross
your fingers like this.
That means you don't
mean it.
But I can't write
when I do that.
Well, take doubles on
your left hand.
See, like this.
Oh, please, Pierre.
Why do you always make
me do something
when I don't
want to do it?
"My dear darling, daughter,
"we have just returned
from a long trek to the interior.
"It was an exciting trip,
but not nearly as exciting
"to me as a trip
to see you would be.
"That would really be
something I'd like to do."
There's your girl.
You shouldn't
talk like that, Henry.
Some of the fellas
will hear you.
My, she's a very pretty
little girl.
Cut it out, will you?
Have you spoken to her yet?
No, and I don't intend to.
I just like the way
she sings.
What's the matter?
Have you got a fever?
Your face is red.
No... I'm just warm.
It must be the rain.
How can cold rain
make you warm?
Well, it's the rain.
Don't do that!
That boy's
waving at us.
Well, don't look at him.
Which one's waving,
the one on the inside?
Well, you told me not
to look. How can I tell?
Well, look a little bit,
but don't let them see you.
How do you do, Monsieur
Pierre? Hello, boys.
How do you do? Uh, I say,
how'd you like a willing chap
to help you pump
the organ today?
Sure, you can.
Oh, it's not me,
it's my friend.
But I don't know how to...
He's so modest.
One of the best organ pumpers
in North America, this lad.
But I can't... Good,
fine, go right upstairs.
I'll be with you
in a few minutes.
In the meanwhile, you
can get a little practice.
Young lady, have you
a brother over there?
Oh, no, I just wanted to see
if it was still raining.
Yes, it's raining
cats and dogs and boys,
but that's
no interest to you.
Run along
and take your place.
God bless you.
Bless you.
Thank you.
It's the dust in there.
Yes, it is dusty.
Very dusty.
I guess that's because
there's so much, um...
so much...
Um, I'm to pump the organ
Oh, pump the organ?
Yes, with
the pumper there.
Oh, that's very nice.
Yes, it is nice.
Yes, well,
I've got to go now.
Yes, of course,
you've got to go now.
Yes, I've got to go now.
Well, goodbye.
No, there's something
else first.
It's about
me and you, too.
Would you have chocolate
at the confectioner's,
with me sometime,
say Monday,
when I have
a three-hour off time
for winning an essay
contest about Napoleon?
Oh, Monday...
That's tomorrow.
And your school goes
to the exposition.
If you could, I'd like
you to have some chocolate
and some of those little cakes
and my name's Tommy Green.
I'm from
the United States,
the southern part,
California near Mexico.
Oh, from California
near Hollywood?
Yes, San Diego.
I'm sorry.
I'm not sorry about being from
San Diego. It's very nice there,
and sometimes my brother takes
me to Hollywood, to the studios.
I'm sorry because
I shouldn't have asked you
to meet me at the
confectioner's, maybe.
Shouldn't you have?
Yes, I shouldn't have.
Oh, but I'd love to
hear about California.
Especially Hollywood and
the people in the movies.
I know all about them.
I get fan magazines
from America.
You're American,
aren't you?
Yes. I knew it,
Henry said so, too.
He's my roommate.
He's English.
Olga's mine.
She's Swedish.
Oh, somebody's coming.
Well, goodbye.
Goodbye, and...
I'd love to hear about
California near Hollywood.
Honest? Three o'clock.
All right.
Here we are.
You bet we are.
Your face is all red, and
you're all perspiration,
and you didn't
even practice yet.
No. Don't worry.
I'm ready.
All right, go.
Gratia plene
Dominus tecum
In mulieribus.
Et Benedictus
Fructus ventris.
Tui Jesus
Sancta Maria
Sancta Maria
Sancta Maria
Ora pro nobis.
Nobis pecatoribus.
Nuno et in hora.
In hora mortis hostrae.
"With 60 bearers besides
our hunters and scouts,
"we made up quite a party.
"When the charge was over,
"three elephants
were in our pens,
"and the one that
charged me was dead."
I'm sending you his tusk.
"We start north tonight
"on another long trek
through the jungle
"to trap the man-eating lions
near a village of a friendly chieftain."
It's not in the same
"I will write to you just as soon
as I get back near civilization.
"Good night,
my dear daughter.
And remember that I'm always
thinking about you
and hope to see you soon.
Your loving father."
Oh, I wish I got letters
like that
instead of ones telling me
about what my cousins did,
and what my uncles did,
and what my sisters did,
and junk like that.
Now aren't you sorry
you said what you did?
I saw you looking over
her shoulder.
Is this your father's
Why, yes,
that's my father's picture.
"An original photograph
of the elephant
"used for the trademark
of Jumbo Cheese company.
"Jumbo was one of the largest
elephants in captivity."
It's very interesting,
especially the back.
Give me that pic... Oh,
not till everybody sees it.
Look, girls.
It's an ad for a cheese
Oh, my father
captured that elephant
for that company.
He always sells the ones
he brings back alive
to circuses, and zoos,
and cheese companies,
or anybody that wants
an elephant.
Sure, yeah.
So your father hunts
for a cheese company?
What's his name?
Ronald or Roquefort?
Oh, and I bet your name
is Miss Limburger,
Gloria Limburger.
It sounds good, but P.U.
Will you get out of here?
Oh, I'm just going through your
family album, Miss Limburger.
Some of your relatives
seem very strong.
But don't you worry.
Your father's still
the biggest cheese of 'em all,
and this proves it.
Come in here a minute.
I shouldn't be in here.
You're being punished.
I know, I know.
Uh, where are you going?
I'm going to the exposition.
Oh, you don't want to go
to the exposition, do you?
No, but everybody's going.
Um, Would you do me
a great big favor?
What is it?
Well, um, it's really
a big favor now.
Would you stay here and write
the rest of these for me?
Oh, no, I couldn't do that.
Oh, please.
It's a matter of life
and death, really it is.
But, no, I... I...
Please, Olga.
You see I'm supposed
to meet him at 3:00.
Well, it's almost 3:00 now,
and if I don't see him,
I won't get another chance to
hear anything about my mother.
Well, I just can't be late
because he might not be there.
He? Who's he?
Oh... Well, uh,
It's, um...
It's my father.
Your father?
In Effelberg?
Shh, not so loud.
It's a big secret.
It was in the letter in a
postscript that I didn't read.
He's coming here?
Yes, for just an hour.
I was supposed to
meet him at the station.
Will you stay for me?
Oh, but why don't you...
Ah, what have we here
Olga Nelson?
Don't you know that
young ladies must not talk
to other young ladies
who are being punished?
But it's all my fault.
I asked her to come in through
the window... Never mind that.
Olga, come with me
in the next room
and write, "Young ladies
must not visit
"with other young ladies
who are being punished."
But the only reason
I did it
was because I wanted
Gloria to meet her father.
Her father.
Gloria's father?
My dear child!
Oh, it doesn't matter,
Why didn't you tell us.
Olga, you're excused,
go along, go along.
Come with me, Gloria.
Pierre, Louise!
Oh, definitely, Pierre!
So your papa is coming?
Is he bringing an elephant
with him?
Nobody's coming,
you know that.
Sure, I know it,
but do you know it?
I told you that dream father
will make you a nightmare.
Just drive by the station
and then to the confectionery
store and I'll wait in there
and nobody will know
the difference.
All right,
but in the next letter,
instead of your papa
shooting the lion,
the lion will have
to shoot Papa.
Giddy up!
I'll just walk through
the station
and get rid
of these flowers.
Wait for me.
You get rid of the flowers
and then we go back home
and write a letter
and get rid of Papa.
Here are some flowers
for you.
What are you doing here?
I had to tell them.
Especially her.
I wanted to see what a famous
explorer looked like.
Well, it was very nice
of you to come.
We want to give him
a good welcome.
Continental express!
Oh, here's the train.
Oh, I wonder what
he looks like.
Stand back, everybody.
Continental express.
What's the matter? Did
your father miss his train?
Now my good man, don't
scratch all that luggage about.
There ought to be seven
pieces. One, two, three, four,
five, six...
Where's the seventh?
It's in your hand.
I know, I know!
Don't tell me!
One, two, three,
four, five, six, seven.
There we are, sir.
Oh, welcome to Switzerland.
Tripps, what does one say
on an occasion like this?
Oh, just thank you, little
girl, thank you, that's all.
Just thank you
and goodbye.
Thank you.
Well, uh,
this is an old Swiss custom.
You see, we
always welcome
the most distinguished-looking
visitor on every train.
How jolly. And I have a
carriage waiting for you
to show you some
of the village
and take you wherever
you're going.
Carriage, how nice.
With horses, I suppose?
Oh, yes, one horse and a
driver, but they'll get you there.
Put these with the other
things in the carriage will you?
All right, young lady.
Come on, bring the
luggage, will you?
Here we are, Pierre.
All right, get in.
What? We're going
to the Grand Hotel.
All of us?
If you and the horse
don't mind, yes.
Oh, we don't mind.
Put the luggage
in there, will you?
I'm afraid we're putting you
to a lot of trouble, my child.
Oh, no!
No, not at all.
You don't know what a great
pleasure it is to welcome you.
Oh, you better get in,
and hurry.
Get up, Moonbeam.
Well, we're off.
Decidedly off, miss.
Giddy up.
Hello, Mr. Harkinson!
Hello, Mr. Harkinson!
Uh, would you wave
to them?
They want to welcome you,
Hello, Mr. Harkinson!
Are you Swiss?
No, I'm an American.
That's odd, you,
an American,
carrying out
a native Swiss custom
to welcome me,
an Englishman.
Oh, you're English?
That's nice.
Yes, we like it,
but I've been in America
a good deal,
and my home is in Paris.
Well, mine's in New York,
but I've been over here
going to school
for the last five years.
It's a small world.
What's your name?
Gloria Harkinson.
Mine's Richard Todd.
Well, I'm pleased to meet you.
Thank you.
Well, uh, goodbye.
Oh, I mean,
I better go across
the threshold with you.
That's part of the custom,
Five... six...
Now there's supposed to be
seven pieces of luggage.
Where's the seventh?
In your hand, sir.
Yes, I know, don't tell me!
Hurry up and get the things to
the hotel. Come on, now, hurry up!
How long are you going
to be here? Five days.
Oh, that's awful.
I mean, it's awful nice.
Not so bad, really.
I thought maybe you might be just passing
through here on your way to Interlaken.
Interlaken's very nice,
and only 20 miles more.
Do you always welcome
visitors to Effelberg
by telling them how nice
it is in Interlaken?
Oh, no, not at all!
I like Interlaken.
You'd like it, too.
I think I'll stay here.
Oh, well, uh... well, there's
not much to see around here.
I'm not planning on doing
any sightseeing.
No, I came here to rest.
I bet you're
a tired explorer.
No, I'm a very
tired composer.
Oh, that's too bad.
Well... goodbye.
Oh, well, I'll show you
where the elevator is.
Well, here are your flowers.
Thank you.
I wonder if you could
tell me...
He doesn't want to be
disturbed till after eight o'clock.
Very well, miss.
And you know, of course,
about the mail coming in
for Mr. Harkinson
and the calls.
They're to go to Mr. Todd.
Oh, I see.
He's traveling incognito.
Yes, incognito.
Oh, and he told me to say that he
won't see any newspaper reporters.
I understand.
He hates publicity.
Thank you.
You're welcome.
You're next, Felice.
Can I help you, miss?
Now make it fast,
I haven't got all day.
I'll only be a minute.
I'm sorry I'm late.
I can't stay.
That's all right.
I didn't think you were
coming at all.
Oh, but I said
I was coming.
Sorry, I have to
leave now.
I saw you in the carriage
with another man.
Oh, that wasn't anybody.
That's my daddy.
Oh, your father,
is he here?
I'd love to meet him.
Yes, yes, of course, sometime,
but I have to leave now.
Well, I've got something
inside for you.
All right, well,
don't go away, Pierre.
Oh, no, I couldn't, really.
Oh, please take it.
Oh, no, I couldn't really.
It's chocolates,
and I know how hard it is
to get them at school,
and I can't eat them
or I'll get
a toothache again,
and won't you please
take 'em?
Oh, thank you.
Thank you very much.
Now giddy up!
I'll tell you how
they were Sunday.
They're fruits and cream!
Fruits and creams!
Pardon me.
Give me a double chocolate
ice cream soda.
I think your father
was wonderful,
and just imagine...
Oh, I bet
you were thrilled.
Is he gonna do
any hunting here?
Very nice,
the candy's nice,
best I've ever tasted.
I thought
he'd have a beard.
Can I look underneath?
What the beard?
No, the candy, silly.
Uh, Felice,
won't you have some
of the candy my father
gave me? I'm busy.
Oh, come on.
Have some.
I don't eat candy.
She's eating crow today
I need to study.
Young ladies,
what is this hubble bubble?
Oh, Gloria, you're back.
Yes, Miss Annette.
Come with me to the
office for a moment.
Come along.
We tried to communicate
with your parent
and tell him how well
you were doing here.
Oh... you did?
You called him?
But they didn't know him
at the Grand Hotel.
Is it supposed to be
a secret that he's here?
Yes, it is.
You see, he's
incog... incognito.
He's using his
nom de plume...
Mr. Todd, Richard Todd.
Oh, that makes
everything clear.
Well, yes it does.
But I don't think
you better call him.
I don't think
he'd be interested.
Not interested in
his daughter?
Well, I think he's only
interested in resting.
Family business
upsets him.
Oh, I see.
You need say no more,
you poor child.
We shall be the very soul
of discretion.
Well, thank you.
Thank you very much.
Water, monsieur? Did you
phone up a moment ago to say
there were two mademoiselles
waiting to see Mr. Todd?
Yes, sir.
Well, that's impossible.
Mr. Todd doesn't know any
mademoiselles in this town.
You waiting
to see Mr. Todd?
Oh, yes, we're very, very
happy to meet you, Mr. Harkinson.
My name is Tripps.
Oh, we misunderstood.
We thought she said Todd.
Mr. Todd's Todd.
I'm Tripps.
I understand.
We come on a very
delicate mission.
Delicate mission?
You may state it,
mademoiselle. Thank you, sir.
Would you ask him to take
luncheon with us
at the institute?
Is this
the delicate mission?
What kind of an institute
is it?
An institute
for young ladies.
Oh, for young ladies. Oh,
Mr. Todd might like that.
I know his daughter
would like it very much.
Yes, of course.
His daughter?
She's a pupil
at the institute.
His daughter a pupil
at your institute?
You mean to say
Mr. Todd has a daughter
going to school at
your institute?
We've told you when it
was supposed to be a secret.
I am his
confidential secretary.
And you must never betray
our confidence in this matter.
You may trust me,
even if he doesn't.
Then we shall expect him
at half past the noon hour.
Half past the noon hour.
Thank you, mademoiselles.
Very sorry,
I shall have to resign.
Don't argue with me.
Things have come to
a pretty pass,
a pretty, pretty pass.
Oh, Tripps, you're not really
going to leave my service, are you?
Yes, I am, sir!
Yes, I am!
I'm supposed to be
your confidential secretary
as well as your manservant,
but am I?
You have secret daughters
stuck away in secret institutions.
Well, Tripps,
there are certain things...
Never mind, "Well, Tripps"!
Stand still when
I'm talking to you.
I'm an honorable man.
I've always worked
for honorable people.
And if they haven't
been honorable,
at least they've
let me know about it.
Why I've given you the best
years of my life
and you still refuse
to confide in me,
telling me you came to this
little Swiss village to rest.
I know the real reason
you came here, Mr. Todd.
You came here to see this child
you keep hidden from the world.
What are you
talking about?
You know
what I'm talking about!
Oh, you wish something,
What's wrong with you, Tripps?
Nothing wrong with me, sir.
I was just going over
a few things in my mind.
I heard you
from the next room.
Why this packing?
Packing, sir?
Oh, I'm just checking
these things.
I don't trust
the laundry, sir.
Well, never mind that.
What's all this about a child?
Oh, nothing, sir,
except that she expects
you at the institute
to take luncheon with her
and the other young ladies
at half past
the noon hour.
What are you talking about,
Your daughter...
Mr. Harkinson.
And now young ladies, I'm going to
dismiss class a few minutes early today.
'Cause I want you to be ready for
luncheon promptly when the bell rings.
We have a guest,
an honored
and distinguished guest.
A man you've heard
a great deal about.
Gloria Harkinson's father.
Please run along,
run along.
We mustn't keep a great
man waiting.
Hurry, hurry, hurry!
And now, dear, come
with me! Come with me.
You see?
Everything looks
very nice.
Your father
will be very pleased.
You seem so nervous,
my child.
Yes, I mean, no,
I'm just excited.
You see my daddy's shy,
and maybe won't come.
Why don't you go to
the hotel and get him?
Yes, I will, I'll try...
Don't worry, dear.
He'll be here
any minute now.
Any minute?
Oh, well...
I should have known about
this earlier.
We couldn't interfere with
your class work, my child.
Well, uh, I'll go and try
and head him off,
I mean, meet him.
There's a man coming down
our road.
I'm sure it's your father.
Well, I'll be right back.
Oh, tell the girls
to be ready.
Yes, mademoiselle.
Oh, she's so sweet,
our Gloria.
I'm so excited.
What's wrong, Pierre?
Oh, nothing.
I'm a little bit excited
myself, uh, I guess.
Uh, I thought
you'd be here.
Oh, I'm sorry about what happened,
but I can explain everything.
Oh, wait. I'm sorry about
what happened, too,
but I'll do all the
explaining and it won't wait.
But I didn't
mean to, really.
All the girls
were at the station,
and I told them
my father was coming.
I'm not interested. But
you've got to be interested.
I had to make you up.
You had to what?
I had to make you up.
You see,
I haven't any father,
and I can't talk about
my mother,
so I made up a father, and
you happened to come along,
so you were it.
I was it?
Well, young lady,
I don't like to be it.
Oh, but you don't have
to. You can go away.
Please go away. Not till
I've straightened this out.
But you mustn't go in there.
It's a matter of life and death.
I'm sorry. But... I'll have
to leave school if you do.
I'm sorry about that, too.
But they'll know all the stories
I told about my father
weren't true.
You should have thought about
that before you told them.
Oh, please.
You've got to help me.
I'm afraid I can't.
Well, uh, I'm an American,
and you're an Englishman.
And England's
the mother country.
That doesn't mean that
I have to be your father.
Oh, I know, I know,
but if you don't go in there,
you don't have to
be anybody, please.
We welcome you to our
little institute, Mr. Harkinson.
I wish you wouldn't call me
Mr. Harkinson.
I'm sorry, I forgot.
You're incognito.
Young ladies, I want to
present you to Gloria's father.
Before you go any further,
I think there's something
you should know.
When you do me
all this honor,
you rather embarrass me.
Until I realize that
you're really paying honor
to my daughter.
I hope the food
is satisfactory.
I didn't know exactly
what explorers
are accustomed
to eating.
Oh, penguin and seal steaks,
polar bear chops.
In Africa, you had seal
steaks and polar bear?
Oh, no, no.
That's when he's in
the North Pole.
Isn't it, Daddy?
Uh, yes, yes,
the North Pole.
There are no polar bears
in Africa, young lady.
Everybody knows that.
You have lion meat in
Africa, don't you, Daddy?
Well, sometimes,
but, um...
Lions are generally
pretty tough, you know.
Now giraffes,
they're quite delicious,
especially the neck.
Oh, they're quite the thing
for big dinner parties.
Twenty people can sit down
with just one giraffe's neck.
Would you tell us about the
time you shot the rhinoceros,
the one in the picture
Gloria has?
The, uh, rhinoceros.
Well, it was either me
or the rhinoceros.
And after all,
here I am
while he sleeps in
a lonely rhinoceros's grave.
In a museum.
Of course, in a museum.
What about the elephant you
captured for the cheese company?
Do you mean the, um...
for the cheese company?
You mean...
Oh, I...
Let me get that.
What elephant
and what cheese company?
They put it on the package.
What, uh, oh...
Thank you.
You, um, do you want to know
about the elephant
for the cheese factory?
Quite a package.
Oh, that means
it was a big elephant.
That's the way
hunters talk.
For big elephants
they say "package.
I think it's kind of cute.
It also means very wild,
He seemed pretty tame when
you were sitting on his neck.
While I was sitting
on his neck.
that's easy to explain.
You see, I have a peculiar
effect on elephants.
I just look them
in the eye.
In only one eye?
Well, it is rather a job to look
at an elephant in two eyes.
You see,
there's one over there,
the trunk comes in between,
and there's another
eye over there. Oh.
But how did you
capture him?
didn't you, Daddy?
You tracked him for days.
For days and days,
uphill and down dale.
Then one morning,
I met him face-to-face.
He was having his breakfast.
He seemed rather cross.
I stepped to one side
fixed my stare on one eye,
and in a very determined
fashion I said,
"Elephant, I am your master,"
and he came running toward me.
"Stop!" I cried.
His steps grew slower
and slower,
but he kept on coming
until there we stood,
He grabbed me round
the waist with his trunk!
Yes, and raised me up high.
I closed my eyes waiting
for the moment when he would
throw me into the bottomless
chasm miles below.
Then... I found his trunk
slipping slowly from my waist.
And I fell...
Yes! I fell on the back of
his neck where he wanted me.
He looked up at me
and smiled.
Then he lifted his trunk
waved it gaily,
blasted a joyful call
and galloped off with me
through the jungles.
And brought me to the throne
of the white princess.
The white princess?
You never told me
about her before.
I didn't?
Oh, well, I'll tell you now.
A boutonniere for a
great man, monsieur.
Not really great.
I say great, monsieur,
and I know.
Well, the white princess
ruled way back in the jungle.
She lived in a castle...
I wish they'd get through
talking to him.
So do I.
Monsieur, your daughter
is such a sensitive child.
Is she?
Her grandfather's people
were very sensitive, too,
on her mother's side. She
will never speak of her mother.
And her mother never comes
here, only letters and checks.
And every young girl needs
a mother, monsieur,
to see sometimes.
You're quite right.
Then you will permit her
mother to come and visit her?
Perhaps, the terms of
the divorce are such that...
The divorce, yes.
On a thing like this,
a man in my position
needs a little help!
Just plain, simple help.
Oh, Daddy, you said you
wanted to hear me sing.
Why, yes, of course dear,
I can't disappoint her. I haven't
heard her sing since she was a baby.
Will you excuse me?
I'll play it for you, dear.
What's the matter,
can't you sing?
I can sing
if you can play.
Do you know
Chapel Bells?
I can sing it
if you can play it.
I wonder what he's gonna
Oh, probably some
little thing he learned
from the King of the Congo.
Chapel bells
I love the melody
they bring.
Chapel bells
tell of youth and spring.
Through the years.
They have chimed
their story of romance.
Through the years.
Love has found its chance.
Gone is every note
of sadness.
When the music
fills the air.
When they ring
their song of gladness.
Happy hearts
are everywhere.
Chapel bells
I hope.
Someday that there may be.
Chapel bells.
Ringing out for me.
Chapel bells.
Chapel bells.
Full of youth and spring.
Gone is every note
of sadness.
When the music
fills the air.
When they ring
their song of gladness.
Happy hearts
are everywhere.
Chapel bells.
Hear them ringing
loud and strong.
Chapel bells.
Making life.
A song.
So I did all this?
Every bit of it.
I feel quite proud
of myself.
But you know you told some
pretty tall stories.
Oh, but I kept
my fingers crossed.
And when I do that,
it means I don't mean it.
Did I send you that
elephant tooth?
I mean tusk.
Where did I get it?
Lovely place, Africa.
And this?
The Isle of Haiti.
And that spear?
French Indochina.
Hmm. I get around
a good deal, don't I?
Wherever Pierre
has a stamp from.
And this I suppose is me?
Oh, certainly.
Hmm, quite a chap.
Hunter, explorer,
family man.
Sit down just a second.
This is a bit awkward.
Yesterday when I came to
Switzerland, I was a bachelor.
I had no wife.
I had no children.
Today, of course,
I have a daughter
and somewhere
in the world, a wife.
Oh, please don't ask me
about my mother.
Only what she looks like
and where she lives.
Those questions come up,
it seems.
Well, I'll show you
a picture of her.
I've never let anybody
else see these before,
but I suppose it's all right
to show them to you.
Certainly, I'm sort
of a relative now.
That's my father.
He was a Navy flyer.
He died when
I was a baby.
Oh, I'm sorry.
Is that your mother?
Oh, n-no.
No, that's me.
You certainly were
a cute baby.
Is this girl
really your mother?
Yes, but that's years
and years ago.
You've grown since then.
I suppose I have.
You do look
like your mother.
Oh, thank you.
What's her name?
Oh, same as mine.
Well, I think I ought to be
getting back to the hotel.
Goodbye. It's been lots
of fun being your father.
Goodbye, Daddy.
Whoa, I've got a
father and it makes me merry.
Makes me feel so very.
Didn't you understand when
I told you that Mr. Todd
was not to be disturbed
until noon?
But the young man said
it was urgent.
Where is the young man?
Well, young man.
How do you do, Mr. Harkinson?
I'm not Mr. Harkinson!
Mr. Todd's Mr. Harkinson!
I'm Mr...
Oh, it doesn't matter.
I'm his secretary. What
is this urgent business?
I... I guess it's kind of
a family matter.
Family matter?
Oh, yes,
come this way, please.
What do you want?
It's very important, sir.
What's important?
Your son, Sir.
Just another one
of your secrets, sir.
What's he talking about?
He's got it all wrong.
I'm not your son, sir.
I'm Tommy Gray.
How do you do?
How do you do?
And I came to see you
about your daughter.
Oh! Gloria.
Now I'm beginning
to see daylight.
Come and sit down
Thank you, sir.
I, uh, I...
Well, that is, we,
Gloria and I,
I talked to her yesterday
at the dentist's again.
We were having our teeth
cleaned, and we met there.
I was... I was...
Yes, go on.
You don't smoke I suppose,
do you?
Oh, no, I don't smoke.
Can I get you something
to drink?
Maybe a glass of milk?
No, no, thanks,
I don't like milk.
But I'm very fond of your daughter
Gloria and we're very good friends,
and that's what I came
to talk to you about.
You see, it's like this.
Whoa, not so fast.
Now, you and Gloria
are good friends.
Yes, that is,
I'm a good friend of hers.
And I'm going away,
but I'll be back.
And that's what I came
to talk to you about,
when I come back.
Tell me, do you mind
if I have a drink?
No, sir.
Thank you.
You know this is a very
trying time for a father.
Now I think I get the idea.
Well, personally,
young man,
I think Gloria's a little young
to be talking about marriage.
No, I don't want
to marry her.
Oh, you don't?
Sit down, young man.
This sounds very serious.
Now just what
do you want?
Well, when I get back,
you'll be gone away.
And you might get killed.
Well, a rhinoceros
might gore you,
or a lion might
jump on your back,
or even a tiger.
Well, that's nice of you
to think of that for me.
Oh, you're welcome,
and I just wanted to tell you
that if you do get
killed, I'll be here.
And I want you to tell Gloria
that she can turn to me.
That's a very
comforting thought.
I'll remember it, too,
when I'm lying out there
in the jungle
with a rhinoceros
leaning on my back.
Thank you.
Oh, you're welcome.
And any little thing
I can do like that
to make life
more pleasant for you,
I'll be only too glad.
That's all.
Well, I have to leave now.
I won't get a chance
to tell her.
That's the reason I thought
if I told you, you could tell her.
Tommy, you may
trust me completely.
I'll tell her if I get killed
that you're...
Well, that you're
to be a father to her.
Oh, thanks, thanks very much.
Thank you.
You're welcome.
That will be all, Tripps.
I hope so... sir.
Very nice, thank you.
Merci, monsieur.
Hello, Mr. Harkinson.
Mr. Harkinson.
Why, hello there.
I'm glad to see you.
I'm glad to, too.
Did you tell her?
You know, about when
you go away and I come back
after I go away?
Oh, no, no, not yet. But
I'll tell you what we'll do.
Come out and join the party
and we'll tell her together. Sure.
What, in there?
Oh no, I think it'll be
better if you told her
when I wasn't there.
Uh, possibly.
Thank you.
Thank you.
Isn't the one of the girls
from the school?
She's the one who didn't
believe I had a father.
Hello, there.
How do you do?
Do come and join the party.
We're waiting for you.
No, I have to get
some stamps.
Oh, the stamps can wait.
Come on, please.
Well, I can only stay
a minute.
I love to whistle.
'Cause it makes me merry.
Makes me feel so very.
I love to yodel
everywhere I go.
Early to bed
early to rise.
Makes you healthy
wealthy, and wise.
But I found out
I know it's true.
A whistle does
much more for you.
So I love to whistle
troubles won't come near me.
'Specially when
they hear me.
Pardon me, will you?
Is that for me?
I hope so.
I mean, yes, sir.
I think it's you.
I have to leave
for Paris tonight.
Oh, I'm sorry.
I have to, it's business.
I think, perhaps, you
better tell the others, huh?
Hey, girls, girls.
Uh, my daddy
just received a cable.
He's leaving.
He has to go to Le Harve
and get a boat.
And then from Le Harve
he's going to...
to the North Pole
for polar bears.
Polar Bears?
Polar bears?
Who's she talking about?
Who do you suppose
she's talking about?
She's talking about me.
Tired of packing?
No, it's fun.
Oh, I didn't mean it was fun
packing for your going away.
I meant that I never packed
for my father before, and it's fun.
I see.
I suppose it is.
Now what comes next?
No, goodbye
comes later.
Socks come next. They're
over there. I'll put them in.
Then run back to the
school and get permission
to come to the train.
Oh, may I?
Most certainly, it would
look funny if you weren't there
to kiss your daddy
goodbye now, wouldn't it?
It certainly would.
I'll see how Tripps is
getting along with the trunk.
Hello, oh, hello,
Goodbye, I'm in a hurry.
I'm in a hurry, too,
but I just wanted to ask you,
did your father say
anything about anything?
Oh, yes, he's going away.
That's why I'm in a hurry.
Oh well, if you're in a hurry,
I guess you'd better hurry.
Oh, goodbye.
Oh wait a minute.
I just wanted to ask you
if your father
was really leaving.
Oh, yes he is and I
can't waste anytime
standing around here
talking to you.
Oh, well,
I wanted to tell you
that I think he's the nicest
father in the world,
and I'm sorry for all
the things I've said and...
I'm sorry he's going away
and leaving you again and...
I'm just sorry.
Well, don't cry, Felice.
Maybe this going away
is gonna be all
for the best anyway.
The train leaves in one
minute and 20 seconds, sir.
Well, why aren't you
on it?
Are you going to
stay behind, sir?
Of course not.
So your daughter didn't come
down to say goodbye.
She said goodbye
at the hotel.
I see, sir, allow me.
Thank you.
If I were your
daughter, sir,
and you were going away
with polar bears, sir,
I think that
I should certainly...
Yes, Tripps, but you
are not my daughter.
Just an example, sir,
a mere simile, sir.
I'm not going away
with any polar bears.
Well, I'm glad
to hear that, sir.
And I'm nobody's father.
I've never been married.
Does that make everything
perfectly clear? Oh, perfectly, sir.
We're leaving Switzerland
just as we came,
with neither
kith nor kin.
Goodnight, sir.
Now forget about
all this nonsense
about my having a
daughter. Gladly, sir.
Good night.
Good night.
No, no, get back here!
Pardon me, please.
Come back!
Come back!
Come back!
Quick, catch her!
Where's your ticket?
Your ticket, please.
Well, I haven't got one.
You see, my father...
I don't see your father.
Well, neither do I.
That's just the trouble.
I'm looking for him.
Stop this nonsense.
Buy a ticket or get off
at the next station.
Oh, but I can't.
I haven't any money.
That's your fault,
your father's fault,
or the whole world's fault,
not my fault!
Put her in the porter's room
until we get to
the next station.
Come along
Don't you touch me!
Come along.
You can't stay here.
I'll tell my father
about this! Let me go!
Tell your father.
Tell your grandfather!
I have to look for
my father! Quiet.
Let me go!
You stay in there.
You let me out of here!
I have to look for him!
I have to go to Paris!
You want to
disturb everybody?
Disturb everybody?
You let me out of here!
Let me out of here!
I love to whistle
'cause it makes me merry.
Makes me feel so very.
I love to yodel
everywhere I go.
Yo de ley ee oh
de ley ee oh ley oh.
Early to bed
early to rise.
Makes you healthy
wealthy, and wise.
But I've found out
I know it's true.
A whistle does
much more for you.
So I love to whistle.
Troubles won't come
near me.
'Specially when
they hear me
I love to whistle
'cause it makes me merry.
Makes me feel so very.
I love to yodel
everywhere I go.
Yo de ley ee oh
de ley ee oh ley oh.
Early to bed
early to rise.
Makes you healthy
wealthy, and wise...
Tripps, Tripps!
Are we in a wreck, sir?
No, we're in something.
So I love to whistle.
won't come near me.
when they hear me
Let me through.
Let me through.
This is an outrage.
This is contrary
to all regulations.
Hello. You can dispense
with the formalities.
You'll go to
the baggage car.
You have no ticket,
and you break all the laws.
Well, I just wanted my daddy
to know I was on the train.
You can't fool us.
We know your father
isn't on the train.
Who says he isn't?
I'm her father.
Yes, sir, but...
Come on, dear.
Tripps, you tell him.
So, he's her father?
Yes, definitely, sir.
I never doubted it
for a moment, sir.
He is her father.
All right!
Yes, go on.
And I found out my
mother was in Paris
and I just
had to see her.
Well, couldn't she have
come to Switzerland?
Oh, no, no, no. She
can't come to Switzerland.
She's a...
Well, she just can't.
That's why I had to get on
the train, to see her.
It's a matter of life
and death.
Yes, it's always life
and death, isn't it?
Oh, but this time
it really is.
And, you won't be coming
to see me anymore.
Oh, I...
No, no,
it's too dangerous.
I think you'll just
disappear at the North Pole.
Get lost.
I'm sorry to do it,
but it seems the best way.
Of course,
I'll miss you a lot.
Don't worry.
A friend of yours has asked
me to tell you that
when the inevitable happens
and I am no more,
he would like the job as your
guide, philosopher and protector.
Well, good night.
Good night.
Hotel Lafayette,
Well, thank you very much for
the lovely ride on the train.
Now don't forget,
you have my address.
Bring your mother when
you come over. Yes, I will.
I mean, maybe I will.
I'd like to meet her.
Well, bye.
Goodbye, Mr. Tripps.
Savoy Hotel, please.
Yes, ma'am.
Good afternoon,
Savoy Hotel.
I want to talk
to Gwen Taylor.
The line's busy. I'll put you through
to her manager in just a moment.
Well, just say
it's Gloria calling.
Well, that's fine,
my good fellow, yes.
Could you all hold on
a minute, please?
She's not in.
I say she's not in.
Who, Gloria?
Put her on!
I have Mr. Turner for you now.
Go ahead, please.
Hello, this is Dusty.
Oh, I remember you from
your letters.
How's everything
in Switzerland?
I'm not in Switzerland.
I'm right downstairs.
In a phone booth.
Downstairs in a phone booth?
Which one?
Number four.
Number four?
You close that door
and stay right where you are.
Don't you move a foot.
I haven't got time
for you now, son.
Don't bother me now,
I'm Dusty Turner.
How do you do?
Oh, I'm fine, thanks.
How are you?
Very well, thank you.
That's nice.
Now sit down and tell me
how you got here.
Well, I came
on the train.
Well, how did you get
away from the school?
Well, I just...
Well, it wasn't hard.
Oh, that's bad business.
You shouldn't have left the...
Oh, I know.
Well, I was lonely
and one day I...
And I found out my
mother was... Shh.
Gwen was here.
That's better.
And I came.
I only want to see her
for a minute.
Just to say hello and talk,
and then I'll go right back.
But that's not going to be
as easy as you think.
You're not going to let
me see her?
I'm not gonna stop you.
They are.
Those people out there,
her fans.
Oh, well, I can wait.
I don't mind.
But that's not it.
You see, she sort of
belongs to them.
But I belong to her.
She's my mo...
Well, you know.
I know it's tough on you,
and it's tough on Gwen,
and me, too.
Now I don't
want to be cruel.
Nobody would find out.
Couldn't I see her
for just a minute?
If she even had you
in her arms for a minute,
she'd never let you
go away again.
That wouldn't be good,
would it?
No, that'd be very bad.
You see, everything
a big star does,
everything about her
makes people talk.
They guess and gossip and
watch every move she makes,
everything she does.
Then they tell the newspapers,
and the newspapers print it.
She's got to be different.
Why, she's almost like
a princess in a fairytale.
I see.
And a princess in a fairytale
can't have a daughter
as big as I am.
Can she?
Aw, but next year
she's going to be with you,
all the time.
Isn't there anything
else you want, Gloria?
Anything I can do for you?
No, thank you.
Monsieur, uh, Turner!
Mademoiselle Taylor
has returned.
Yeah, well, where is she?
In the foyer, surrounded
by the people of Paris.
Is it not wonderful?
Why, that's terrific.
Now listen, honey...
Where did that little girl go?
Hmm? Why, I'm sure
I don't know.
Well, look around and
see if you can find her.
And when you do, bring her
right back to me right away.
Yes, yes. I certainly will,
Monsieur Tal... Taylor,
This are for you,
Miss Taylor.
Oh, you darling.
Now, please, folks, please.
Now don't crowd.
Just leave them
at the desk
and Miss Taylor will autograph
them later for you.
I suppose you think I've got
nothing else to do
but to stand here
and wait for the bell to ring.
I suppose you think
the dishes wash themselves
and my master's things
brush themselves
and press themselves
and that...
Oh, good evening.
We weren't expecting you
till tomorrow.
Is your mother with you?
No, I came alone.
Well, your fath... Mister...
He... He's inside.
Come in, dear.
Come on.
Why, hello there.
She's alone, sir.
Come in, Gloria.
I'm sorry to bother you
so much.
Bother me? Why, it's
a very pleasant surprise.
Did you find your mother
all right?
Yes, I saw her.
Take off your
coat and hat.
You're going to stay
for a while, aren't you?
Did you have
a nice time?
Yes, I had a very
nice time, thank you.
I bet your mother was
surprised to see you.
Why, yes.
That is, she was at first.
Is that the song
you were playing just now?
Yes. How long is your mother
going to...
Could I sing it?
You mean, right now?
Yes, I'd like to try.
All right, then.
Hope you can
read the lyrics.
A serenade.
To the stars.
In the still of the night
I'll sing my refrain.
Will I find the one.
That shines above.
That will light up my way.
To lo-o-ve.
A song is there.
At the start.
And the words
that I sing.
Come right from my heart.
What's the matter?
Come now, don't cry.
The song isn't that bad.
Tell me, Gloria,
what's wrong?
Remember, I'm your father. You
picked me out yourself, you know.
Could you send me
back to school.
Send you back tomorrow?
Does your mother
know about all this?
She gave me the money
to go.
But I lost it.
Did you tell her
you lost it?
I didn't think
I ought to.
She's very poor.
Poor? And stopping
at the Lafayette?
Well, she's poor
in a very rich way.
Oh. The new poor.
Thank you.
But you had a good time
with your mother?
Oh, yes, we had
a very good time.
Tell me all about it.
Well, I... I met her
at the Sa...
at the Lafayette.
And she was so glad to see me
that she hugged me
till she almost took
the breath out of me.
Just because
she was glad to see me.
And then she just stood back
and looked at me.
And then
she started to cry.
And I cried...
just because we were
both so happy.
It's funny how you cry
when you're happy, isn't it?
And then...
Then she laughed.
She laughed,
and I laughed.
And everybody looked.
She's so beautiful.
And then
we just talked...
because I had so much
to tell her.
She had so much to tell me.
And she told everybody else
to... to go away,
and we just stayed there
alone together.
And then...
Now tell me what
really happened.
Just what I told you.
And then she had
to go to a party.
And I said I'd better
get back to school,
because the Fusenot sisters
wouldn't like it.
They didn't know
I was leaving, you see.
And she said I was right.
And then she gave me
the money.
And... and I lost it.
And then I came
to ask you if...
I'm glad you did.
Do you want
to go back tonight?
Well, I'd like to stay
in Paris till tomorrow.
You see, I don't get here
very often and...
Of course, I forgot.
This is a sort of a holiday.
All right, we'll make it
one. Well, thank you!
Top hat, white tie, tails
for me, flowers for you.
And one of the finest
concerts you've ever heard.
Oh, no, no concerts.
Hmm? I thought you liked music.
Oh, I do, I certainly do.
I'm mad about music.
But, well, we have
concerts at school,
and you said
this was a holiday,
and I'd like to do
something else if you would.
Your wish is my command.
Tonight, mademoiselle,
Paris is yours!
Here, blow.
you not assume this name
to conceal certain
occurrences in your past
of which you are ashamed?
Is it not true that
the man you killed...
I object, Your Honor,
on the ground that the question
assumes a fact
not in evidence.
The prosecution
has no right to assume
the defendant to be guilty
of this or any other crime!
Objection sustained.
The Attorney for the prosecution
may reframe the question.
Is it not true then,
that the murdered man
had certain information,
which, had it been revealed,
might have damaged
your reputation?
I object, Your Honor!
The question is incompetent
and irrelevant.
Intends to force the defendant
into an incriminating statement.
Order in the court.
Objection sustained.
Very well, then.
Is it not true that
on the night of March 10th,
you visited Harrison James
and demanded from him
certain incriminating letters?
I did visit
Harrison James,
but it had nothing to do
with any letters.
You visited Harrison
James at his apartment
on the night
of the murder
and quarreled with him
violently, did you not?
We had a disagreement.
I think I recognize
that young lady up there.
Can you tell the court
the nature of that disagreement?
I said I think I recognize
that young lady up there.
Well, I should hope so.
She's a very
famous actress.
Everybody recognizes her.
That's Gwen Taylor.
She looks very much like that
picture you showed me of your mother.
Do you think so?
I hadn't noticed.
Are you that Anna Haskell?
- Yes.
Did you know Harrison James
at that time?
Yes. And didn't he threaten
to expose your past?
- Well, didn't he?
- I object, Your Honor!
Gloria, are you sure
that isn't your mother?
Why, no, she couldn't
be my mother.
She's too young.
If she were my mother,
she'd be much older than that,
and she couldn't be such
a big movie actress. make known the fact
that you had served a term in prison!
You can't answer
that question, can you?
You can't answer it
because you know
that if you answer
this jury will find you
guilty of willful murder!
I object, Your Honor!
What's wrong?
I'll be right back.
I want to go back
to Switzerland.
Right away.
You don't mind if we don't see
the rest of the picture, do you?
No, dear child,
I don't mind.
And I think it's time you
went back where you belong.
I'll get it, Anna.
Yes, oh, yes, I put
the call in hours ago.
this is Mrs. Harkinson.
Hello, Miss Fusenot.
This is Gloria's mother.
Yes. What?
Oh, but there must be
some mistake.
In Paris?
She's with Mr. Harkinson.
Mr. Harkinson?
Her father?
He said he was traveling
incognito as a Mr. Richard Todd.
But I don't know
any Richard Todd.
I'll call you right back.
Oh, Dusty!
What's the matter?
Gloria's in Paris! She's here.
She's left Switzerland last night
with a man who said he was her father!
Call the police.
Now, now don't get excited.
Sit down here and
take it easy, will you?
Are you crazy?
Gloria's in Paris!
I know she is.
You know she is?
Yeah, I saw her this
afternoon. She's all right.
Oh, where is she?
Where is she, Dusty?
Now look, she didn't
want to talk to you.
She just wanted to see you.
She didn't
want to talk to me?
Now, don't take it
that way.
I told her what it would
mean if people knew
that you had a daughter
her age.
You didn't really do that?
Why, she wouldn't have been
with you five minutes
before somebody around this
hotel tipped off the newspapers.
You could have managed.
You've managed everything else.
What did you want me to do,
present her to the press?
Hello! Mr., uh, Turner.
Well, everybody's here
waiting for Mademoiselle Taylor.
We'll be right down.
Yes, thank you...
Come on, honey.
They're all waiting.
I'm not going
down there.
Aw, now look, Slats,
you can't do that.
They'll know something's
wrong if you don't show up.
Aw, why don't you
use your head?
I know you want news,
and I'm going to give it to you
I have
a 14-year-old daughter,
and she's right here
in Paris tonight.
You can't do that
to me!
Oh, please, I'll
wait for you outside.
Oh, no, we have a little
business to do here.
I thought you were
a friend of mine.
I'm your father, and fathers
sometimes have to be stern.
How do you do? I want
you to see Miss Gwen Taylor.
Oh, you can't see her!
She's out! She's not here.
The little girl is right.
That is, she's not out,
but she's engaged
at the moment.
I want to see her right away.
She's being interviewed by the press
and cannot be disturbed. My
good man, you may not realize,
but it's time she was disturbed,
and she will be disturbed.
Come on.
But wait a minute.
It'll be awfully embarrassing.
Please don't do it.
It's a matter of life
and death.
Please. Please!
I'm sorry, I consider
this a fatherly duty.
Oh, but you're all wrong!
As I said before,
Miss Gwen Taylor cannot
be disturbed, and that's final.
Now wait a minute!
Now, listen, please!
We're gonna give you a formal statement
in a few minutes. Can't you wait till then?
Try to help me find her!
Please try to help me find her!
How can we find her if
you don't know where she is?
She's right here is Paris!
But where in Paris?
With a man who says
he's her father.
Her father?
Her father?
I didn't know you had a
husband. Where is he?
I don't know where he is,
but you must find him!
Here I am.
Hold it!
That's her daughter!
She looks like her.
No, this is all a mistake.
I never saw her before.
My father and I
just came to look in.
Well, goodbye!
my baby.
Oh. Mummy.
Mummy, I didn't tell them.
Yes, he's her father!
We're going to give you
a statement!
You've got this thing
all wrong!
Now if you don't mind
stepping over here?
Now, Miss Taylor...
get back in there.
Look out there
and smile again, get it!
One of you alone,
Mr. Taylor?
I'm not Mr. Taylor.
Now, you and your daughter
alone, Mr. Taylor.
I hope you don't think
me presumptuous.
Certainly not.
I'll find out!
What is your business,
Mr. Taylor?
Me, I'm not Mr. Taylor.
He doesn't do anything.
He's a retired capitalist,
sportsman, big game hunter.
The whole thing's
a misunderstanding.
Fine! "Misunderstanding keeps
romantic couple separated ten years."
Oh, no, that's not what the
misunderstanding was about.
Just come over here by yourself.
We want a big picture of you.
But I have to tell them. Everything
will be wrong in the newspapers...
That's right, chin up.
Get it.
Oh, Mummy, that's marvelous. I
knew you'd like him. I just knew it.
I do, and I'm very grateful
to you, Mr. Todd.
It was nothing.
I was glad to do it.
He's just being modest,
No, I'm...
I'm not, really.
Don't you like the way
he says "really"?
Gloria, please.
Congratulations, Mr. Todd.
Thank you.
Uh, what for?
Yesterday you had
a daughter.
Gloria you mean, yes.
Well, today,
if there's any power
in the power of the press,
you've got a family.
A serenade.
To the stars.
With my heart full of joy
I'll sing my refrain.
Will I find the one.
That shines above.
That will light up my way.
To love?
A song is there.
At the start.
And the words that I sing.
Come right from my heart.
No violins.
No strumming guitars.
Just a serenade.
To the stars.
With my heart
full of joy
I sing my my refrain.
A song is there.
At the start.
And the words that I sing.
Come right from my heart.
No violins.
No strumming guitars.
Just a serenade.
A happy song.
The sta-a-rs