Something Wild (1961) Movie Script

Good night. See you tomorrow.
Mary Ann?
Mary Ann?
Is there no school today, Mary Ann?
Getting late, you know.
I'm going soon. Thank you.
Want me to put the toast in for you?
No, thank you.
I'll get something at the cafeteria.
All right then. All right.
Young girls today.
Just can't please her.
Don't understand why, but then
I don't think she understands me.
Mary Ann? Is that you?
Yes, Mother.
What time is it?
About 8:30.
Say good-bye to your stepfather.
You forgot yesterday.
He didn't say anything,
but I knew he was hurt.
I didn't know he was up.
He's usually asleep when I leave.
Dear, I know
you didn't do it deliberately.
I just wanted to remind you.
Aren't you gonna kiss me good-bye?
I'm very late. Bye.
- Bye.
- Bye.
Excuse me.
Go back.
All right. Stand back. Stand back.
Come on. Stand back.
Come on. Break it up. Come on.
- Let's go.
- Feeling better now?
Let's go. Break it up.
All right.
Can you remember what happened?
I don't know.
Where to, miss?
- I'm going home.
- Where's that?
All right. Come on.
Let's go. Break it up.
- Where do you live?
- This is no sideshow.
614 Green Street.
- Come on, miss. Please.
- What's your name?
Mary Ann.
Mary Ann Robinson.
All right then.
Slow now. Just take it easy.
Let's keep it back.
Coming home in a police car.
You'll never know
what that made me feel like.
Of course, I knew there was
something wrong with you this morning.
In the first place, you were so late.
That officer said you were sick.
I suppose you'd been eating some of that
awful food with your friends last night.
You'll just never know
how much this has upset me.
I was just going out.
Now, dear, tell me what happened.
I don't know.
There were too many people
in the subway.
I'll be all right soon.
I thought I'd die
when I saw you get out of that police car.
Wasn't that officer polite?
He kept asking if you felt better.
I've always said that choir practice
goes on too long
for the middle of the week.
You've been looking
a little peaked lately.
Uh-huh. I'd better call the doctor.
Doctor wants you
to have one a day with two aspirin.
He says it'll calm you down.
This room is so dark when it's cloudy.
Shall I turn on the light?
I don't care.
Mrs. Carver phoned.
She wanted to know how you felt.
I told her you were a little peaked.
That's all.
Anybody who calls, I'll tell them
you're just a little bit down.
She said some more of those dirty people
had moved in the next block.
Honestly, I don't know what's
going to happen to this neighborhood.
Everyone is dirty.
Eat some more!
How can you expect to get well?
I didn't mean to hurt anybody.
Honestly, you can't even
go out on the streets alone at night.
Why? What could happen?
Anything could happen.
People do all sorts of things.
This used to be such a nice neighborhood.
People in the shops were so polite.
People on the streets were
decently dressed.
On Sunday everybody went to church.
Now all those people have moved away.
Nothing left but dirt and noise
and people sitting on the steps,
staring at you.
I know it's not their fault,
but honestly,
I don't feel at home anymore.
I feel like a positive stranger.
It's terrible. Just terrible.
- Hi, Mary Ann.
- Hi, Mary Ann.
You remember? The Elizabethans
supposed them to secrete a cold poison,
as in As You Like It.
"Which, like the toad, ugly and venomous,
wears yet a precious jewel in his head."
What do you want?
You have a vacancy?
You want it?
Want to see it?
I'll take it.
It's five dollars a week.
You pay in advance.
- You looking for me?
- I saw the sign in the window and I
Yeah, yeah. Come on in.
It's, uh, just for the summer, part-time.
Twenty-five dollars a week.
You're over 17, aren't you?
Four afternoons and all day Saturday.
Have you ever worked a cash register?
All right. The girl at the counter
will show you what to do.
- Do you want the job?
- Yes, I want it.
Write your name and address...
and come back tomorrow morning at 9:00.
Tomorrow is Saturday,
so you'll work all day tomorrow
and then start your regular week
on Monday.
That's all now. Come back in the morning.
Don't mind me, honey.
The heat's got me.
You can be a little late
getting back from lunch.
- I won't say anything.
- Thanks.
There's nothing doing here anyway.
Probably close the place down.
It's hot, isn't it?
Well, excuse me!
Mrs. Gates!
Now, Mrs. Gates...
what's the idea
of taking this card up to the chief?
Isn't this the office been handling
your case from the beginning?
Detective Bogart,
I've called you every day for ten days.
Nobody's had the courtesy
to even call me back.
Mrs. Gates, I have reports of my men
calling you back...
being asked silly questions like,
"Have you heard anything
about my little girl?"
Now yours is not the only case
in the city, Mrs. Gates.
I'm not used to this kind of treatment.
My husband is an attorney.
We have connections.
And if we weren't sure
you were doing everything in your power
Take it easy, Mrs. Gates. Take it easy.
I can't take it easy, officer.
My only daughter is involved.
I haven't slept.
Mrs. Gates, I haven't brought you here
to argue with you.
We've picked up a girl
that fits your daughter's description.
My God.
Where is she?
She's in the next room.
She refused to say anything.
You just follow me.
I'm sorry, officer.
All right.
I'm sorry.
Hey, honey.
Why don't you say hello sometimes?
You know, I don't even know your name.
Mine's Shirley.
- Mary Ann.
- Pleased to meet you.
Say, what do you do for a living, kiddo?
Just curious.
Work at the five-and-ten.
Gee, that's tough.
Hard on the feet.
You're the quiet type, aren't you?
You don't go out much, do you?
You know, you're not bad looking.
If you'd like, I could introduce you
to some of my better type
gentlemen friends.
Nothing personal, of course.
Well, I'll be.
I'm just trying to be friendly!
The little shit. Come on. The little shit.
Miss Harding. Miss Harding.
Excuse me, Miss Harding.
Today is Friday. Your rent is due.
And, Miss Harding,
I've noticed you use
a great deal of water.
I'm afraid there will be an extra charge
for so much use of the bathroom.
Let's say 50 cents?
When she first came,
I thought she was a nice kid, you know.
I even felt sorry for her.
I tried to help her.
I mean, I didn't say anything, but I took
all the tough customers for myself.
But now, boy, you should see.
She's changed.
I say to myself, "Who picked me
to be at the counter with her?"
- Yeah.
- She wouldn't give you the time of day.
- I bet.
- She looks like she hates the world.
- She's got a tough face.
- No. She's stuck-up. That's it.
She doesn't like people.
I wouldn't like to be in your place.
You can say that again.
- All right.
- We hear you.
All right!
All right already.
I don't know what was the matter with
everyone, pushing and shoving like that.
Especially when it's so hot and sticky.
I think I'm going to have to leave.
I'm feeling sick.
Hot, huh?
I have to go. I'm going to be sick.
Well, I never!
New York.
That's all I need.
All I need.
Aw. Poor little fella.
Aw. Where's my little wise man?
Oh, little Right there.
Come on. Hey, come on. Come on.
Hey, not so fast.
Don't try to jump again.
Come on. I can't stay here all day.
Come on.
You go. I'll be all right.
Let's go.
My name's Mike.
I work across the bridge, in a garage.
Automobile mechanic.
You know, you're lucky I came by.
That's a long way down.
Where do you live?
Barclay Street.
At home with your parents?
Why did you do it?
I don't know.
Just happened.
I didn't mean to jump.
I'm all right now.
You sure want to get yourself killed.
Turn right here.
Well, we're here. Go on.
- This is not where I live.
- I know.
It's where I live.
Oh, no.
Now look, you nearly fainted three times
on the way over here.
You'll either kill yourself or get
picked up by the police if you're alone.
I think I'd better go home.
I'm going to the garage.
You can rest here
until I get back from work.
It's here. It's right here.
It's cool inside.
No one will bother you.
There. You see?
You can lie down there if you want.
I sleep in there.
Well, I have to go now. I'm late.
Thank you.
You feel better now?
Would you like something to eat?
Oh, no, thank you. I-I'm not hungry.
Come on. Have something.
I've had my dinner already.
Excuse me.
I'm, uh, going out now.
You can stay here if you want to.
Why don't you?
You don't seem to get much sleep.
That must have been some fight
I was in last night.
Let me out.
The door, open it.
Open it?
It's locked. Open it.
- Where are you going?
- I want to go out. Open the door.
- Wh-Why don't you stay?
- I don't want to! Let me go!
Why not?
I don't want to.
I like the way you look here.
Let me go. I want to go.
- Please, let me go.
- I don't want you to!
My eye hurts.
You look tired.
Why don't you get some sleep?
I'm going.
Let me go.
What are you doing?
It's my scrapbook.
What is it?
Oh, things that interest me.
I want to go now.
I want to go home.
Where's that?
Where I live.
I have to go to work tomorrow.
What work?
I work at the five-and-ten.
I have to be there by noon.
I want to go now.
Why don't you stay here?
I have to go to work tomorrow.
How much do you make
at the five-and-ten?
Enough for me.
Let me go now.
Well, I'll pay you whatever you make at
the five-and-ten, and you can stay here.
- It won't cost you anything.
- Why do you want me to stay here?
If it weren't for me,
you'd be at the bottom of the river!
You can't complain.
I'm going to bed. I'm sleepy.
Why do you want me to stay?
You're my last chance.
I'm what?
I said you're my last chance.
Why talk about it? Good night.
Why don't you eat something?
I'm not hungry.
You're getting thinner all the time.
You look like a ghost.
If I went out sometimes, I'd be less pale.
Sometimes I think you're hopeless.
Mary Ann.
Mary Ann.
Mary Ann.
Mary Ann. Mary Ann Robinson.
Go away. Go away! Leave me alone!
Oh, excuse me.
I had a bad dream.
It's okay.
You sure had me scared.
I thought you were going loony on me.
Sometimes I think I'm going loony myself.
Oh. I may yet.
Sleep tight. I'm going to work.
Come on. Have something to eat.
It's all ready.
I bought us a steak.
We haven't had anything
really good to eat for a long time.
I bought us some wine too for a change.
French wine. Do you like wine?
What's that on your eye?
That's nothing.
I told you I was going to get this.
Only cost a buck.
And that's all?
What do you mean, that's all?
The doctor isn't
going to look at it anymore?
No. What for?
Why don't you sit down?
Why don't you eat? It's good.
Aren't you hungry?
Not very.
Try the wine. It's very good.
You want something else to eat?
I'm not very hungry.
I'm not very hungry either.
Would you like some more wine?
I don't care too much for it.
I don't care too much for it either.
I want you to be my wife.
I need you.
I want you to be my wife.
I can't.
Why not?
I can't, no.
What's wrong with me?
I can't.
I can't.
I saved your life.
I know.
I didn't ask you to.
I was about to lose it without knowing it.
It would have been better if I had.
You don't know what you're saying!
Why don't you let me go?
I need you.
When did you get this idea?
That first day, on the bridge.
Why me?
You were there.
You don't know who I am.
Who are you?
I would have said something before
except for this.
Why except for that?
It happened right after I found you.
I must have got drunk
and somebody kicked me.
Now I'm ready.
For what?
For you.
Now stay away from me!
I want you.
You know I don't want you.
It would be better if you did.
- Why?
- Why! Always "Why"!
It would be better if you did.
Better for both of us.
Stay away from me.
Don't be afraid.
Get up. Get up and let me alone.
I've waited a long time for this.
- Your eye. Your eye!
- What about it?
Stay away from me or I'll kick it out
like I did the last time!
What last time?
The first time you tried to,
your other eye, the first night.
The first night I was here.
The first night you locked me in.
You went out
and got drunk and came back
and I and I kicked you in the face.
And the next day...
your eye wasn't right.
Now I remember.
Stay away from me.
It'll take much longer.
Much longer.
Didn't remember.
Didn't remember.
Bum like me didn't remember.
I still need you.
- Good morning.
- Morning.
The ball, please.
Thank you.
For a nickel.
- Thanks. You want a bag?
- No.
What are you back for?
Why did you come back?
I came for you.
Has the mailman come yet?
Just some advertisements
and a few Christmas cards.
Well, then I'll be getting along.
You're looking better
than you have in some time.
You're You're looking much better.
Oh, thank you, Warren. Thank you.
Give it up, dear. Give it up.
You're just torturing yourself.
I know, dear. I know.
- Bye.
- Bye.
Go to the door. I think someone's there.
I didn't know when you'd come.
Are you all right?
Perfectly all right.
But I was so worried.
Forgive me.
This is my husband.
What are you doing here?
- I live here.
- When are you coming home?
- Mother
- Where have you been all these months?
What about your school? What about me?
What do you mean by this?
- Come and sit down, Mother.
- What are you doing here?
Now I'm asking you,
what are you doing here?
Listen to me.
This is my home. This man is my husband.
Your husband? When were you married?
How could you do such a thing to me?
- Mother.
- When are you coming home?
Mother, listen to me.
This is my home. This is my husband.
This is where my life is.
I'm going to have a baby.
A baby?
You're going to have a baby?
Oh, my God, a baby.
- Mother.
- How? How?
The police told me you must be dead.
I refused to believe them.
- Why?
- Oh, Mother, listen to me.
You're going to come home.
You're going to come home
with me right now.
Oh, my God, a baby. Oh, my God.
This is my home!
You mean...
you're not coming home?
What's happened?
What's happened?
What's happened has happened, Mother.
Oh, what has happened?
My baby.
My baby.
My baby.
My little girl.