My Name Is Julia Ross (1945) Movie Script

Here, wipe your feet, will you?
And oblige me that
have to clean up after you.
Lodgers that can't pay their
rent coming and going all day...
popping in
and out of the house like flies.
And don't put your umbrella where
it'll make a puddle either.
I didn't take my
umbrella this morning.
Oh, shows you don't
know our London weather yet.
No, down in Sussex where I come from
it only rains every other day.
There's a letter for you on the table.
Nobody writes to me, it must be an ad.
That letter looks like
a wedding invitation to me.
Yes, that's what it looks like.
- Who's it from, Dennis Bruce?
- Yes, it's from Mr. Bruce.
When is it going to be?
It was yesterday.
You could knocked Mrs. Mackie and
me down with a feather when
he told us he was
leaving to get married.
He told me two months ago
when I first met him here.
He said he was engaged
to a girl in Edinburgh.
Oh, I expect Mrs. Mackie thought
that you'd make him forget about her.
That's ridiculous, I didn't even try
to make him forget her.
If you had, you wouldn't have to be
looking for work know, would you?
Or bother about the three weeks
rent you owe Mrs. Mackie.
She's beginning to get worried.
I've applied
to all the employment agencies,
I'll have a job soon.
Of course
if you aren't aiming too high.
I know plenty of places
you could get a job like mine.
But I suppose a fine lady like you
was trained for something better.
The doctor said I've got to
be careful for a few months.
My sister had her appendix out too.
She was scrubbing and
cleaning the very next week.
Doesn't it bother her now?
Nothing bothers her now, she's dead.
But it wasn't good honest work
that killed her.
Bertha, here's a new
agency I haven't been to.
"Secretaries wanted,
excellent positions available."
at the Allison Employment Agency"
Secretaries! sitting and writing
all day, call that work?
If I go there right now
perhaps I'll get it.
I've got to get it.
Why did you come to London, Miss Ross?
A London doctor was recommended to me.
And you've quite recovered
from your operation now?
Oh quite, quite, I'm strong as an ox.
You don't look it.
- You live with your family?
- No, I have no family.
- No husband? No young man?
- No.
- You're sure?
- Of course I'm sure!
I ask these personal questions
because I've a very lucrative position
open to a young woman
with no family responsibilities.
No romantic attachments.
Mrs. Williamson-Hughes,
190 Henrick Square.
Mrs. Hughes has already had 3
secretaries from this office this year.
Just as she was getting
accustomed to each one,
the girl would leave her
because of a sick mother
or a sister to care for,
or a young man.
This time Mrs. Hughes wants
a girl who could definitely
promise to stay at least a year.
I'm sure I could, I have no ties
and no young man.
I'm absolutely alone.
Your references seem to be in order.
You just might suit Mrs. Hughes.
Well... there's no harm in trying.
I hope you're not lying
in order to get the job.
I need a job but Im not lying.
My parents are dead.
The closest relative I have
is an aunt in America.
Mrs. Hughes, I think I've found
an excellent girl for you.
May I send her
along for an interview?
Oh, you'll be driving
past here anyway.
I'll ask Miss Ross to remain
and you could interview her here.
Thank you.
I think we shall suit each other
very well indeed.
Don't you, miss Ross?
I'll certainly try, Mrs. Hughes.
Miss Ross seems to answer all our
Doesn't she, son?
That's for you to decide, mother.
I think we'll consider
the matter settled.
That is if the salary is satisfactory.
Oh indeed, it's more than generous.
Then we'll expect you
to move in tonight.
I see no sense in dilly-dallying
once we've made up our mind. Do you?
The sooner you get settled the better.
I didn't know I was to live there.
Mrs. Hughes always makes her
secretaries very comfortable.
They all told me what
a lovely house you have, madam.
I'm sure we shall do our best
to make you happy with us.
Now, you run along, pack your things
and we'll expect you in this evening.
just a little advance on your salary.
- Just to bite the bark.
- I really shouldn't.
Nonsense, my child, you take it
and go shopping this afternoon.
You're very kind, Mrs. Hughes.
Thank you, Miss Allison.
Good day, Mrs. Hughes.
Goodbye Miss Ross,
we'll see you this evening.
We live very quietly.
I expect
everyone in the house by 9 o'clock.
I shall try to be there
before then, Mrs. Hughes.
- Good, have a nice time shopping.
- Thank you, I will.
- She's perfect.
- There's even a small resemblance.
- You've done very well, Sparks.
- Thank you, madam.
- Yes, Mrs. Hughes?
- Do you think she saw you?
- No ma'am.
- No, I know she didn't, Mrs. Hughes.
You see that you keep it that way,
especially at the house.
Well, we'd better hurry and
close up the agency now.
We shan't need it any longer.
What are you doing here?
Well I was hanging up
my second best suit.
Where's your wife?
didn't you get married?
Well... Yes and no.
We took on the license and
sent out the announcements...
paid calls on all our
friends and relatives.
Somebody gave a linen shower
and I had a bachelor dinner and...
I guess by that time we were too
tired of each other to get married.
She didn't like it when
I kept calling her Julia.
Why'd you call her that?
Force of habit or something.
She wanted to know who Julia was.
I told her she'd be crazy about you.
I don't know why she would
get so upset about this, do you?
Well, yes, I do and no, I don't.
Julia, come out with me tonight and
help me figure out
why I'm not more upset.
I'd love to Dennis.
But not tonight.
Any other night but not tonight, I...
I've got a new job and I've just about
time enough to pack and get there.
I'm living on the place, you see.
- What kind of a job?
- Secretary to a Mrs. Hughes.
- And her son.
- Nursemaid to a child?
- No, he's about your age.
- Oh.
Well, I'll take you there,
where is it?
190 Henrick Square.
Oh but I don't think
you better take me there.
You see only this afternoon I told them
I had no family and
no young man.
Well, I'm not your young man.
Or am I?
I don't know.
Are you?
Bye, Dennis, I'll see you tomorrow night.
Friday, in the square at 7.30, right?
Mrs. Mackie,
Mrs. Mackie.
Mrs. M's gone to the cinema
Leaving me with the dirty dishes.
I'm leaving tonight Bertha.
This'll explain to Mrs. Mackie why I left.
I got a job with that new agency.
She can send a receipt to this address.
I've got to fly.
Goodbye and good luck, Bertha.
For nothing.
Thanks for something.
- Ah, good evening, Miss Ross.
- Good evening.
I'm the doorman tonight,
mother's gone to bed.
The maids have gone to the cinema and...
I hope you don't mind
my showing you to your room.
Not at all.
- Please, let me help you.
- Thank you.
- How long will she sleep?
- All the time we need.
These are all her things.
I want all her clothing destroyed,
every bit of it.
- The bag too?
- The bag too.
Mrs. Hughes, Ralph.
Put that knife away.
Try to remember,
if it weren't for your temper,
we wouldn't be in this
awful trouble today.
- I'm sorry.
- Very well.
Now we've all got jobs to do.
Let's do them.
- Looking for something sir?
- Yes, I was looking for someone.
You won't find them
in there, they're all gone.
- It seems deserted.
- Ooh, not a stick in the place.
They left last night or maybe
it was early this morning.
Nobody saw them go.
Do you know where they moved to?
Not me sir. People often move
like that, suddenly.
But Julia...
she would've left word.
- A relative, sir?
- My girl.
Would you care to come to the
station and make a statement?
No, it's probably nothing.
There must be a simple explanation.
Why of course, you'll probably be
hearing from her in the morning.
- Thank you, officer, good night.
- Good night.
But Mrs. Mackie, are you sure Julia
didn't leave a forwarding address?
I may have made a mistake
in the number of the house.
Miss Julia Ross left nothing with me...
and I made a great mistake
in trusting her for the rent.
She ups and sneaks out on me without
paying when my back was turned.
I don't believe that!
You'd believe it fast enough if it
was you being done out of 2.10.
Why the wicked girl only left 2.
What did you say?
I said she was a wicked girl
to leave owing an honest debt.
Hand it over! Go on!
It's you that's the wicked one.
I was only keeping it for you.
Well I'll be keeping a call with
the police if you do it again.
I won't, ma'am,
I won't, Im sorry.
Didn't she leave a note
with her new address on it?
I tore it up.
But you remember
the number, don't you?
What, me read someone else's letters?
Bertha, you've got to remember.
She got the job through
the Allison Employment Agency.
From an advertisement in the paper.
- They'd know the address, wouldn't they?
- Good girl Bertha, Allison agency.
They won't be open at this hour!
Hello, chum, you know you're
wasting your time on that door.
I've got to find them tonight.
Tonight? They flew the coop.
They have.
They come and go here faster
than the favorite at Aintree.
Perhaps I could get an address
from the landlord.
I'm the landlord.
When they fly the coop...
I'm always the first
who knows about it.
There's one thing about this building,
there isnt no questions asked.
What a body doesn't know
don't hurt them, I always say.
I don't know where else to look.
Why don't you let it go till morning.
Night's no time to be looking
for a job, night's for play.
Friday, 7.30, Dennis in the sq...
Good morning ma'am,
I hope you feel better today.
- Who are you?
- My name's Alice, ma'am.
- Now here's you breakfast.
- No, I don't want any, thank you.
That calendar
over there says Saturday.
It isn't Saturday, is it?
It's Friday, it must be Friday.
No ma'am, it's Saturday all right,
you slept all day Friday.
I expect you was tired
out after your journey.
But how did I get here.
Where is this?
Why ma'am, you're right
here in your new home,
that's been ready and waiting
for you for over a week.
Expecting you every day I was
after getting the wire to say
your folks had taken 'Sea House'
and wanted it scrubbed and cleaned.
I expect they had to wait until
you was well enough to travel.
But Cornwall's a good, healthy place
and the sea air will soon get you well.
Cornwall, but that's
miles from London.
In our village,
that's Beaverton you know...
there's just as good
and better than London.
Now, have a sip.
I must get back to London.
No, you mustn't get up Mrs. Hughes.
Mrs. Hughes?
Please stay in bed Mrs. Hughes
or you'll make yourself worse.
Oh I'd better get your husband,
he's been that worried about you.
My husband?
Mrs. Hughes?
Marion darling, how do you feel?
You look better this morning,
- much better. Doesn't she, mother?
- Indeed she does.
My name isn't Marion and I'm not
married to you or anyone.
I was engaged as a secretary.
Now what does all this mean,
why did we leave London?
You haven't forgotten
us again, have you, Marion?
I'm not Marion and you know it.
All right dear, let's not argue.
Let's just have our tea
and perhaps another nap...
and then you'll feel much better.
I'm afraid it's cold.
Alice, bring some more hot water.
Quickly please.
I don't know what
this is about.
I promise you some very serious
trouble unless you stop it immediately.
You know perfectly
well I'm Julia Ross.
Marion dear, please
don't excite yourself so,
You'll just bring on another attack.
- Attack! Attack of what?
- Nerves dear, just nerves.
We do so want you to know
you're with your own family.
- Nonsense.
- Marion darling, control yourself.
Let me go.
We're doing everything in our
power to make you well again.
Let me go!
If you don't stop this
Ill have you arrested!
Why are you doing this?
It's so stupid,
it's so silly.
That's the woman from the
agency, what's she doing here?
Alice, bring the hot water quickly.
Yes sir.
Alice, you live in
the village, don't you?
Then help me, I'm not his wife,
I don't know what's happening or why...
But please, call the police,
call someone.
- Help me.
- Well, of course Alice will help you.
We'll all help you.
Now just have your tea.
Alice, we've got some errands for
you to do in the village.
I won't have it!
It's probably got sleeping
powders in it like the other did.
Drink your tea, Marion.
- Who'd she say you were?
- Some woman from an agency.
Last week she said I was the queen!
Coming down in the world, aren't you?!
It's a fair caution, if you didn't
know she was, well, like she is...
you'd swear she was telling the truth.
It's a heavy burden
on Mr. Ralph and his mother.
They've paid a fortune on doctors.
- Will she always be barmy?
- We just say she's... ill.
And when you go into the village, I don't
want you gossiping about the family.
Oh no Mrs. Sparks,
I'm a close mouth. I am.
Of course we don't want
to appear standoffish...
so you can answer any questions.
Oh I won't breathe a
word about her being barmy.
Who is it, who's there?
Don't come near me,
don't come near me!
- Marion!
- Marion, what is it?
What happened to that?
- I threw something at him.
- At whom, dear?
I thought it was you.
Darling, I've been asleep,
you've had another nightmare.
But he was real, I saw his eyes
right there, glaring at me.
That's what you saw.
Why, of course, it was the cat.
You saw his eyes in the mirror
and thought it was someone.
I saw a man's hand
right here on the bed.
But no one could've got into
the room, I locked the door.
In case you walked in
your sleep and hurt yourself.
Then the man must still
be in here somewhere.
Well you'd better have a look.
If no one could get into the room,
where did the cat come from?
Perhaps the window.
Not even a cat could climb those walls.
Ralph, stop that!
You see there's no one here,
you'd better take the cat away.
- Clear up that glass in the morning.
- Yes madam.
If you're nervous, Marion...
would you like me to stay
the rest of the night with you?
Why did you bring me here?
What are planning to do with me?
Are you trying to drive
me crazy, is that it?
Tell me what you're
planning to do with me!
- Nothing, Marion.
- Nothing but try to make you well.
Why don't you leave the
light on if you're frightened.
Good night.
- Oh Mrs. Mackie, anything for me?
- Nothing for you.
Are you sure?
She isnt had time to write
a letter yet, it's only Monday.
You'll make yourself
late at the office for nothing.
The legal profession doesn't
keep me that busy, Mrs. Mackie.
She's had 3 days to explain.
Women never explain,
especially if they're wrong.
It'll probably come in
the afternoon post.
- Thanks!
If it does come,
this afternoon or any time...
Call me,
you know the number,
and I'll give you another 5 shillings.
- Oh, thank you.
Thank you very much, Mr. Bruce.
May I take the breakfast tray,
Mrs. Hughes?
Oh Alice, I didn't hear you.
Were you looking for something ma'am?
Is there another entrance to this room?
Another entrance?
They keep my door locked but...
that's to protect you maam,
against yourself.
But someone gets in here.
If they want to kill me why
haven't they already done it?
Headache ma'am?
And why not, sleeping pills
to keep me down and
prowlers to keep me awake.
Alice, will you help me,
will you do something for me?
Of course ma'am.
If you'd go to the police
for me on your day off,
I promise to send you
money back from London.
You're making yourself ill ma'am,
it's not right,
begging' your pardon ma'am.
You have a beautiful home,
nice relations, pretty clothes.
Everything a woman would want.
- Oh nonsense.
- Of course you have ma'am.
You're letting yourself
be took off by illusions,
letting it gnaw at you and gnaw
at you, it's all in the mind...
People can think
themselves into anything.
Why don't you think
you're getting well, ma'am?
I tell you I'm not ill.
Alice, if you do as I ask...
- You may go, Alice.
- Yes ma'am.
Well Marion, up and about?
I'll go crazy
if I can't get out of this room.
Forced to drink that tea,
my arm all bruised...
- Bruised? - I'm going to
dress and go downstairs.
Of course dear,
no one will stop you.
The change might do you good.
My size.
it was made for you Marion.
You needn't call me
Marion when we're alone.
I know perfectly well
you only do it to impress Alice.
And if there was
a Marion Hughes, where is she?
Do hurry and come downstairs dear.
Ralph, you must try to be more cautious
and not let your temper sway you.
All right, mother.
It's lucky I saw those
bruises before someone else did.
I had to force her
to drink the tea, didn't I?
You don't have to leave evidence.
Stop it, stop it!
No, you're not going to have this.
- Marion's going toward the road.
- Be careful.
- Good morning.
- Morning.
I'm Mrs. Hughes,
I'm going for a walk.
Please open the gate.
I'm sorry ma'am but I got my orders.
Listen, it's all wrong what
they've told you about me...
I'm not crazy.
I don't look crazy, do I?
Nobody ever said that Mrs. Hughes.
It's just that you,
well... need a bit of looking after.
I'll go phone the house ma'am,
they'll be fretting about you.
Please don't do that.
What are you doing way out here?
I... nothing,
I wanted to go for a walk.
I was just calling the house, Mr. Hughes.
Thank you, it's all right now.
I'd enjoy a walk too, dear,
let's have a look at the grounds.
Thank you, Evans.
- Ralph.
- Yes.
I've been wondering if maybe you and
your mother aren't right about me.
I've been thinking
maybe I really have been ill.
- Have you, Marion?
- Yes.
So I've been trying to look
back and remember things.
What was my name
before we were married?
Campbell, Marion Campbell.
And what about my family,
where are they?
Apparently dead Marion.
Haven't I any family at all,
no one to visit me?
- No.
- Or to write?
Beautiful, isn't it?
Would you like to listen to
the sea and hear what it says?
It doesn't say anything, does it?
That's what I like about the sea.
Never tells its secrets,
and it has many,
very many secrets.
I'd like to go to a doctor.
Alice says there's a good one in
the village, I'm sure he could help.
You've been to the
best specialist in London.
I'm a very lucky man to have found
such an attractive wife.
Where did you find me,
I can't remember?
What were we doing there?
I was visiting some people,
you were in school.
What school?
Why not try to remember more
pleasant things?
Like our honeymoon.
Someone from the village to see us.
- Tell him not to let them in.
- No, no, that would look odd.
Let them through Evans, yes.
Better keep Marion in her room
while they're here.
I'm the one you're looking for,
I'm so glad you got my note.
You're not a policeman.
No, I'm afraid not.
Marion dear, please.
Oh, how do you do,
I'm Mrs. Hughes.
This is my daughter-in-law.
I'm the vicar, Jonathan Lewis.
This is my sister,
Mrs. Robinson and her husband.
- How do you do?
- Perhaps we've come at a bad time?
But we did want you to feel
the village welcomes you
and you have friendly neighbors.
- Won't you come in.
- Thank you.
This is my son.
Ralph, this is our vicar.
- How do you do?
- Mrs. Robinson.
How do you do?
- And Mr. Robinson.
- How do you do sir?
Please listen to me,
they're holding me here by force.
I don't know why but
you must call the police.
I'm terribly sorry, but my
daughter-in-law is upset today.
It's so nice of you vicar to...
come and call so promptly
and Mr. and Mrs. Robinson too.
Indeed, the whole village
is friendly and charming...
why, dear, we're quite in love with it.
No, it's not true!
And why doesn't somebody
listen to me for once...
instead of believing her all the time?
I'm so sorry I missed going
into church yesterday...
My son and I wanted to go but
poor Marion was quite
exhausted with the journey
and we couldn't leave
the poor dear alone.
Won't you come and sit down...
Mrs. Robinson, sit here won't you?
Thank you, yes.
I suppose they've already heard
about me in the village.
I suppose so,
gossip travels very quickly.
There isn't much they don't
know about my little wife.
There's one thing you don't know,
the police will be here today
and you'd better see to it
that I'm alright when they come.
You mean because of this note?
The one the gatekeeper found?
Wasn't that an awful exhibition?
I could hardly look poor
Mrs. Hughes in the face.
Poor Mr. Hughes, I was thinking.
- I'm calling back.
- There's plenty of room up here dear.
The young husband doesn't say much
but you can see he feels it deeply.
He talks about her in such
a gentle way, so touching.
Perhaps a rest in a quiet
place like this will do her good.
Their maid Alice told our cook
the poor girl is steadily getting worse,
although the family refuse to admit it.
Susan, you shouldn't listen to
gossip but how did it happen?
It's a breakdown about a year ago.
They've been to every
doctor in the country.
Jonathan, do be careful of those girls.
Jonathan, where are you going?
I forgot to ask Mrs. Hughes something,
it won't take a moment to drive back.
I beg your pardon sir,
have you seen my wife?
Yes, she's here, you'll find her
in the backseat of the car.
She couldn't have made a better impression
for us if we planned it ourselves.
Everyone knows she's not
responsible for anything she may do.
Why don't we get it
all over with right now?
Because there's still
one last step, the most important.
- What's that, mother?
- Our best alibi.
What do you want?
That's not a very friendly way
to greet your husband.
Please don't be afraid of me.
For a while today I thought we were
going to be friends like we used to be.
Why don't you stop this farce?
It's not a farce,
I've always loved you Marion.
Or would it make any
difference if I called you Julia?
Get out of here!
Stop it! Alice!
Alice! Alice!
Marion, how could
you do such a thing?
Mrs. Hughes tried to throw herself
out the window, get my mother, hurry.
Yes sir.
Get someone
to put some bars on these windows.
It isn't safe to leave
my wife alone.
- Good morning ma'am.
- Good morning.
My goodness, didn't you
go to bed at all last night?
No and why should I?
I can't sleep and I can't eat either.
Take that away, take it away.
It's probably poisoned.
Oh no ma'am, you mustn't
excite yourself like this.
Why not? Locked up like an animal
with someone trying to kill me.
- Don't say that ma'am.
- You're like all the rest of them.
- What's going on here?
- She's all upset ma'am.
And who wouldn't be? How would
you like to be in my place?
Never allowed out of here for a moment.
They're afraid to let me out,
afraid of what I'll tell about them.
They don't even dare let me
take a drive through the village,
for fear people would see
how they treat me.
They'd love to take you out for a
drive, if that's all you want.
It'd do her good, of that I'm sure.
Why, of course, I think
it's a wonderful idea.
You can drive along the coast
road up to observation point.
- I want Alice to go along too.
- I have a good deal of work to do mum.
- Please Alice.
- Run along, your work can wait.
Go down and tell Sparks to
bring the car around.
Yes, ma'am.
- I'll be ready in a moment.
- There's no great rush, dear...
You must give Ralph time
to have his breakfast.
- It's another scheme to get away.
- I'm sure it is.
Now let her post
it and no harm done.
- But why let her think she succeeded?
- Why not?
It's what the villagers
think that counts now.
I want them to see how kind you are
to her... especially after yesterday.
Don't huddle away over
there in the corner...
You should sit closer,
so that people can see what
a handsome couple we are.
Shouldn't she, Alice?
- Writing to someone?
- Yes, a friend in London.
You haven't sealed it.
What difference does it make?
I know you won't let me send it.
What an imagination.
Why should I stop you.
As soon as we get to the
village you can post it.
Hello Mrs. Robinson.
- Good morning Mr. Hughes.
- Good morning.
And Mrs. Hughes,
nice to see you out.
And are you feeling
better today?
I've never been ill, thank you.
Give me your letter dear,
I'll mail it for you.
I'd rather mail it myself.
- Good day Mrs. Robinson.
- Good day.
Just a moment.
Wave to Mr. Robinson, dear.
- When will this letter get to London?
- Tomorrow.
- That's fine, thank you.
- It was a pleasure, my dear.
- How much longer is it going to be?
- The whole plan had to be convincing.
Now we can make it look like suicide.
- But when?
- Tonight!
If by chance that Dennis Bruce should
come I don't want her still here.
- How would he find his way here?
- The post mark of course.
The post mark on the letter,
I never thought of that.
Why did you take such a chance?
It wasn't much of a chance...
Nobody in Beaverton
ever heard of Julia Ross.
That's true, nobody
but Sparks and Peters.
I'd like to throw
them in the sea too.
No, they're all right,
we know too much about them.
It's all Marion's fault,
she shouldn't have cried.
Ralph, you never told me...
Was it an accident
or did you intend
to kill her after she'd made her will?
I didn't plan it,
I liked her well enough.
But when she found out
I'd been lying about my income,
she accused me of
marrying her for her money.
I said
that's what I married her for.
Then she cried,
she was always crying.
Then she slapped me.
I had my knife in my hand and I...
- Stop it, stop it!
- Don't do that.
Put that away.
Ralph, I'm trying to help you.
I still say we should've called
the police
and told them a prowler
broke in and killed her.
With the marks of your fingers on her?
The scratches on your face?
No, we couldn't let anybody see her.
Mrs. Hughes, call the doctor.
She's taken poison,
get the doctor quick.
- She's what?
- Poison, she's lying on the floor,
better get a doctor.
Run downstairs,
tell Sparks to bring egg white,
milk, mustard,
anything she can think of.
Why try to save her?
Let her die, that's what we want.
Don't be so stupid, Ralph.
If she's taken poison
we must act as though we cared.
If she's taken poison?
It may be just a trick
to get a doctor here.
- We can't let her see a doctor.
- No.
It's easy enough to fool stupid
villagers into thinking she's crazy
but a doctor would know better.
What do we do?
If she's really taken
something, she may die quickly.
If she hasn't....
I'll call her a doctor.
Marion dear, here's the doctor,
he's come to help you.
I want to speak to the
doctor alone, go away.
Yes, dear.
Doctor, listen, I haven't taken poison
and I'm not Marion Hughes.
I'm Julia Ross and I can prove it.
If you'd only believe me
for just a second
and call Dennis Bruce in London,
he'll tell you all about me.
Then you really didn't take anything?
No, I just said that to get you here.
You've got to get me away,
to a hospital if you think Im crazy...
anywhere just to get me away from here.
I know I sound crazy but that's
what they want everyone to think...
Because he killed his wife
and she's lying out there
at the bottom of the sea.
And now they have to have
someone to bury in her name.
- What makes you believe all this?
- I heard them talking.
If you can only get me away from here
for a few hours, that's all I ask.
Till tomorrow morning.
Then Dennis will be here
and your responsibility will be over.
My dear, this is all very puzzling.
How do I know this friend
of yours will ever get here?
I got a letter off to him.
They thought it was just
a blank sheet of paper
but I had a second letter,
I fooled them.
I really sent that.
- When did you post it?
- Yesterday, it ought to be there today.
Enough of that, Peters.
Then you're not really a doctor?
- I told you not to let her.
- It may not have him reached yet.
Peters, hurry up to London
and get that letter before it's delivered.
Take the car and drive
as fast as you can.
Where does he live?
Dennis Bruce,
51 Carrington Street in Bloomsbury.
I brought Dr. Powell, Mrs. Hughes.
- We're not too late?
- No.
Did you find out what she took?
She didn't really
take anything, doctor.
She admitted she
just meant to frighten us.
I'm sorry you've had
this wild goose chase...
But now that you are here,
perhaps you'd be good enough
to take a look at her.
- You might give her something
to calm her. - Certainly.
- Marion, open the door.
- Go away, I don't want to see anybody.
But Marion dear please,
don't be afraid,
the doctor won't hurt you.
No, he won't hurt me,
he'll just kill me!
That's what you want him to do,
you all want me dead.
It's hopeless, hopeless,
she'll never recover.
Oh doctor, what are we to do?
She thinks we're all her enemies.
Tried to kill herself she did.
There's no use trying to
see her now, she's too upset.
I'd suggest taking
her to the hospital
and keeping her under
observation for a while.
My son refuses
to have her taken away.
Yes, but it's for her own protection.
I must try to persuade my son,
he's so devoted to Marion.
But if we say
it's just for observation.
Then I'll make all the arrangements.
Possibly I could come for her tonight.
I think it'd be better
if you waited until the morning.
Very well.
- I hope we can help her.
- I hope so too.
- Goodbye.
- Goodbye Mrs. Hughes.
Ralph, the doctor will
come for her in the morning.
She'll be ready.
Hold you horses, hold your...
- Yes?
- Do you have a room for rent?
Yes, third floor back,
20 shillings a week.
Payment in advance and no cooking.
- I'll take a look at it.
- I'll send the girl up with you.
The doctor says I've got to
spare myself as much as I can.
That girl's never around
when she's wanted.
Anyway, it's a very tidy room
and as quiet as a tombstone.
That's fine, I'll take it.
I need not see it.
The children and I will
move in tonight.
- Here, what children?
- My two little girls.
Oh, you'll like them,
they're full of life.
Sorry, but I never take children.
Anyway, the room's taken.
I've got to have a room,
I've been turned out.
Try lower down the street,
Mrs. Ellingsworth.
I think she takes them,
it's very near.
I'll rush down there
at once, thank you very much.
Children and dogs,
whoever heard of such a thing!
That's funny.
That's funny, that letter
was here a minute ago.
Why... there was only him and me.
Here, wait a minute.
Hey, hey there!
Stop that man! Stop him!
Stop that man! Police!
Julia Ross.
Julia, hurry.
- Dennis?
- Yes.
- I'll wait for you downstairs.
- Oh yes, I'll hurry.
Where are you, Dennis?
Down here.
Julia, hurry.
You're not Dennis.
Who are you?
Why are you calling me Julia?
Why don't you answer?
- She's recognized my voice.
- I thought she'd be too excited.
Well, she saved us a lot of trouble.
Now that it's happened,
I'm frightened.
We have nothing to fear.
We'll be telling the truth
when we say it's suicide.
Who's the weak one now?
Come, let's go down there.
Mrs. Hughes, I've
had an emergency call
which will take me
away all day tomorrow.
I'm so glad you're here. She must have
heard us talking.
She's always threatened to kill
herself before she'd be locked up.
- She hasn't...?
- Yes and I blame myself.
Shall we all stand here
talking and doing nothing?
Nurse, I'll go on down with them.
You telephone for an ambulance.
- Yes, doctor.
Ralph, hurry. Get down
there before the doctor does.
She'll surely be dead
but just in case she isn't...
Come along, Mrs. Hughes.
We thought you'd try to do that.
We wanted to see
what you were going to do
when you found her there alone.
But I don't understand.
She jumped from that window.
No, I only threw my robe over
to make you think I jumped.
Then I got out
through the secret door.
It's lucky we met her on the road.
Marion, Marion darling,
I don't know what to say.
There's nothing for you to
say, you're under arrest.
We caught Peters in London.
- Peters?
- Yes.
Stop or I'll shoot.
You know I've made a resolution.
The next time I apply for a job
I'll ask for the references!
- I know a good job.
- Secretary?
A combination secretary, nurse,
That sounds like a wife.
Well, how about it?
I'll have to have some
time to think it over.
- How long?
- About 5 seconds.
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