The Beast of the City (1932) Movie Script

Police Department.
No, no, lady. You don't know me.
I'm the night man. I'm just telling you.
I'm sorry but he's right. Sure, you
got to keep that dog of yours muzzled.
I know, but it's the law.
But lady .. if you'd keep your shades
down, you wouldn't be bothered.
Put yourself in his position.
What was he wearing, lady? Sailor hat,
soft, brown eyes .. white socks.
No, no. Just let him stay there .. sure.
If he's quiet and you don't bother him,
he's probably not very dangerous.
What's the address? Alright.
Hello, we'll be there right away.
Car number 27 .. a stolen
motorcycle at 506 Allendale.
Calling car number 14.
Number one-four. A lost child
at 72 Maple Square South.
Number one-four, a lost child
at 72 Maple Square South.
Calling car number 38 ..
We ain't very popular tonight, Eric.
No .. another lost kid just
come through for 14.
Huh .. that's his third today.
I hope he tells them the
right kind of bedtime story.
Lost kids are better than nothing. And
they told me this was a live beat! Ha!
We ain't had a smell
of excitement all week.
"Car number 91"
- Here we are!
"A skunk in the basement
of 64-21 Moreland Heights."
"A skunk in the basement
of 64-21 Moreland Heights."
You wanted a smell of excitement, eh?
You're sure going to get it. Come on.
What do they think we are?
Big-game hunters?
I tell you Joe, you'll change your mind.
You had a tough experience, that's all.
Oh baloney. I learned
about women from her.
Say, I wouldn't look at another
dame if she was Ziegfelds best.
"Forty-seven. Number four-seven."
"A nude woman at the
corner of Elm and Barry."
Hurry! Or we might lose her.
"Nude woman at the corner of Elm
and Barry. All other cars stay away."
Hello, sweetheart.
Hello Pat.
Hiya big-shots.
- Doing anything tonight?
Go on .. before I forget you've
got a wife and three kids.
Put yourself into our car
and listen to the radio.
Well, you go stuff that radio.
"Car Number 17. Cars number 53,
number 77, number 17."
"4 men murdered at 203 Vengetter Street.
4 men murdered at 203 Vengetter Street."
Come on, clear us Louis. Step on it!
Hey, who's that?
- Cub reporter from the Tribune, Chief.
Obviously, a sensitive soul.
Where's the scene?
Yes, sir. Right there.
Hello Captain. I just cut him down.
- How long has it been?
Two days at least.
That's the way you got to deal with
ducks. They're too gamey at first.
I'm going up to phone in my stuff.
Who found them?
I'm on the beat, Captain. Couple of kids
come down to play, and ran out for me.
Where are the kids?
- Outside. Haley's got them.
Alright Fitz, let's go.
They were Dopey Boys
alright. Turn them over.
There's little Georgie. I knew he would
get it if he didn't get out of town.
Say, what's going on in there?
I got a little dizzy I guess.
I'm Ed from The Tribune.
- From The Tribune, huh?
Say, when will your paper learn that my
name is not McLaughlin, or McSweeney?
How do I know?
- It's McCowsky.
Lieutenant John McCowsky of the
Homicide Squad. You understand?
Okay Lieutenant, but
what I want to know ..
I pull a girl out of the river, save her
from drowning. What did your paper say?
Just a mere passing flatfoot .. and
me getting stuffed up with Catarrh.
Sorry, I wasn't on that story.
And last month when the ape man was
loose and I knocked him cold with a 1,2.
What did that paper of yours say?
"An unidentified citizen hit him
in the head with a brick."
I want to tell you pal, it is not fair.
They found a nickel in Maxi Grosberg's
hand. We know who was behind that job.
There are the other three, Captain. They
wrapped their fists right around them.
Baker, shake down this place in the
street for what you can get. Come, Tom.
Hey, wait a minute, Chief. I got to get
a statement. What do you think about it?
I think you birds will mess it up, and
blame it on the Police Department.
Fighting Jim Fitzpatrick
and his happiness squad.
He has a smile and a
blessing for everyone.
Where to, Fitz?
- Gelli's.
We're going to get the big fellow?
- Yeah, we're going to drag him down.
Good evening, Captain.
- Belmonte here? - No sir.
Where is he? Riverside warehouse?
- I think so, Captain.
Where is Cholo?
With the boss.
Is the boss upstairs?
- Mr Belmonte?
You want to see him?
- No, just came for the ride.
Hello Fitz. What do you want?
- Put on your hat. You too Cholo.
I'm taking you down.
Say, what's the matter? I'm sitting here
peaceable, going over my accounts.
Figuring out how many
new customers you got.
As the Dopey Boys ain't
running booze no more.
Ha! That "Dopey" outfit?
I don't pay any attention
to them cheapskates.
Not unless they try to undersell
you, like Maxi Grosberg did.
Then you string them up
with nickels in their mitts.
If someone topped them fellows,
I know nothing about it, see.
Now listen to me.
- Ah shut it up. Come on, hurry up.
Now, you can't do that!
- Shut up! You want a massage?
Let's get out.
Look here Fitzpatrick .. you'll
have to prove these claims.
Listen shyster, save that wind for
the courtroom. He'll be needing it.
Hello Bill .. give me Pearson.
Garfield .. 3808.
Hey Zach, how about some chow?
- In 10 minutes. I must book this fish.
Stick up?
- No. Indecent exposure. Come on.
Honest mister, I pledge she
don't do it no more. Please ..
Oh, Sadie, I told him somebody
put them things in my bag.
You did?
- Oh please, mister.
The Chief asks directions
to the Policeman's ball.
And then turns down a one-way
street. So what could I do?
They sure keep climbing all
over the Old Man. Listen to this.
Chief of Police Burton should stop
making speeches to the Rotary Club ..
And have a private talk with the members
of his bewildered Police Department.
Five gang murders and 41 robberies
in the last month with only one arrest.
Look at Rudy Valle .. hey!
What do you know?
Plenty .. Fitz is bringing
down Belmonte again.
[ whistle ]
Hello Ed, you want to hear the latest?
- What's up?
Your brother is bringing
down Belmonte again.
He thinks he can pin
the Dopey job on him.
No he can't. You know it and I know it.
Just get himself in a lot of hot water
and Belmonte will thumb his nose at him.
Your brother's a fool if you
don't mind my saying so.
Oh smart folks, huh?
- No, just my personal opinion.
Well, I don't like your opinions.
- Ah, just a minute, Ed.
If I hear any more cracks against him,
I'm going to swing on somebody.
Well that won't help Jim any.
- Okay.
Hey, aren't you going to eat?
- No. I don't want to see Jim outplayed.
Hello Chief.
- Hello.
Is Craig in?
- Yes Chief.
Fitzpatrick come yet?
- Any minute now.
I'm sorry to spoil your evening, Chief,
but I thought you ought to be here.
Well, it's my worry anyway, isn't it?
Let's hope he's got something on him.
Did you pick up anybody else?
Four of Belmonte's guns
and a couple of others.
Fitzpatrick, Chief.
Alright .. bring in that
other bunch, too.
Ah .. so you're here again Belmonte.
Yeah, I'm here again ..
And he gets his picture in the
paper again, and that's that.
I don't suppose you
know a thing about this?
Why should I know about it every
time some lug gets knocked over?
We don't want to know why you know.
We want to know what you know.
You ever see any of these men before?
Look at him!
I've seen one or two of them
around Gelli's, I guess.
You .. do you know who this man is?
Sure I do.
- Say "yes sir" you mug.
Yes sir.
Everybody knows Sam Belmonte.
I know who to make these lugs talk.
Come down to my office. Come on.
He ain't got no right to mess me around.
These came from Pearson, Chief.
Of course. Our old friend
Habeas Corpus, eh?
For the release of Samuel
Belmonte, Pietro Cholo ..
Frederick and James Whiteson.
Henry Volesti and George Almer.
- Let's forget those writs, Chief.
You know I can't do that.
Alright Belmonte, take a walk.
But listen .. someday we'll hang a
rap on you that you can't beat.
Then tell this flatfoot to lay off
me until that time will you.
I'm getting pretty tired of
being hauled down here.
I'm no back door tramp. I'm a busy man.
That's the worst deal we ever got.
Just a minute .. throw
those two in the tank.
Ain't that sweet?
You slap us in jail, but the big-shots
go as they've got the price of a lawyer.
They got out rich, didn't they?
Now you want to hold somebody
just to make it look good.
I could have slapped
it out of him in minutes.
If you dig up some direct evidence
instead of dragging him in here ..
We wouldn't be made fools of like this.
Ha .. the papers are going
to pick this up pretty.
Your sense of duty seems to
be running away with you.
Duty? It's a pleasure with him.
He hates those two mobsters.
I hate Belmonte's crowd. They're behind
everything in this town that's rotten.
I'll wipe 'em out if it takes hot lead.
- Hold on there, Fitzpatrick.
I run this Police Department .. you take
your orders from me on how to operate.
Understand? Now run along and cool off.
Yeah .. I'm afraid he's a little
too hot-headed for that job.
- Yeah, it's me, honey.
- Hello darling.
When are you going to
stop waiting up for me?
When I'm too old to walk downstairs.
Is Ed home yet?
- This is Saturday night.
How are the kids?
- Fine.
Mickey said he had a
stomach-ache tonight.
I found out he had to say a speech
at Sunday-School tomorrow.
And the twins? They get to bed early?
Well ..
- A picture show again, huh?
Oh don't be such an old grouch.
They went to the early show and
were in bed by nine o'clock.
Why those girls will be young
women before we know it.
What's the matter Jim? You look tired.
Have you been working too hard again?
Working hard, getting nowhere, I guess.
- Now listen here, Jim Fitzpatrick.
Everybody knows that you have more
brains than anybody else on the force.
Why don't you walk up to the
Chief and tell him a few things?
You ought to go up to him and tell ..
- Come on honey, let's get some sleep.
You work like a dog ..
Hey Ed, hurry it up, will you?
- I'm coming.
I'm coming because my head is ..
What a meadow-lark you turned out to be.
I want to talk to you .. you heard
about Belmonte last night, didn't you?
Yeah, I can't get steamed up about him.
Dopey and his mob had it coming to them.
What kind of talk is that?
- "English", teacher, "English".
It shouldn't break our hearts if
three or four heels get wiped out.
Well, it was murder, wasn't it?
And Belmonte gets away with it.
It's a waste of time
to pull Belmonte in.
Boy, he's got this town sewn up.
He's got the dough and the Pope.
I'll put him on ice someday.
- Get wise to yourself, will you.
If you don't watch yourself,
you'll be buggy-riding in a hearse.
Then what will the kids do?
Take it easy Jim .. take it easy.
You wear a Police badge, don't you?
- And I keep it polished, too.
But with me, it's an 8-hour job and I'm
not trying to reform the whole world.
Jim .. you've got a one-track mind.
I'm glad you spoke up. I've got
a little favor I want to ask of you.
Well go ahead.
All I ask is ..
Don't put yourself in a spot where
you get nothing but kicks all around.
Now, what's on your mind?
Spill it and I'll do it.
Now, that's better.
I'm going to build up a case against
Belmonte if it takes me five years.
You being on the Vice Squad,
you get around more than I do.
Keep your ears open and tip me
off to what you hear, will you?
Start tomorrow morning.
Right after the line-up.
And another thing too.
If you got more sleep ..
You wouldn't look like
you got out of a mousetrap.
Now listen, Mister. You should
have been in that mousetrap.
Morning Mary.
- Good morning, Ed.
How do you feel?
- Sure .. oh ..
You and the kids have breakfast?
Of course, the children have
to go to Sunday-School.
Where's the surprise you talked about?
- Right here!
They made them themselves, dear.
Say, those don't look like pancakes.
Oh .. they're pancakes?
Well ..
Ah, that's wonderful .. come
on Ed, have some pancakes.
No thanks. Nothing but black coffee.
- Go on, have some pancakes.
Oh uncle Ed ..
- And they're all buttered, too.
Oh, you made them yourselves?
Oh well, that's different.
Are they good, Papa? Some
of them stuck a little, though.
Well, they stick perfectly with me.
They're wonderful.
Aren't they, Ed?
Oh yes. Gee, they're swell.
Alright girls, you've had your success.
Go and get ready for Sunday-School.
Mickey's all ready.
And there's some more in the kitchen
when you get through with those, Papa.
Alright, bring them in.
Uncle Ed loves them.
Bring us some ham and eggs, will you?
- Up to you.
Well, the Old Man is going
to put on a shake-up.
Ha! A lot of pap for the citizens.
I can see why they need it alright.
I wouldn't mind getting a
crack at this town for once.
You haven't got your eye on the
Old-Man's job or anything like that?
No, but I wouldn't mind sitting in the
Chief Detective's office for a month ..
Dad, will you read the
funnies to me before I go?
Surest thing you know.
"Where is those blasted kids?"
Look .. he hits him on the
head with a pail of water.
Hey Jim .. the twins.
- Huh?
"Help, help!"
"Where is that Professor?
Those horn-swoggled kids .."
Come on, Mickey.
Oh, gee ..
Oh, you both ate all your pancakes.
Yes, they were fine.
Run along now .. hurry back.
- Alright. Goodbye, Dad.
We're making some more next Sunday.
- That's fine, that's great.
Is that your property, Slick?
- No.
Okay, come on. You're all through.
Morning Joe.
- Morning Ed.
That's all .. seems to
be a depression on.
What's the name?
- J. Washington Pomeroy.
Drunk. No property.
Come on little fellow.
Hi Pete ..
Morning Ed.
- Morning.
Hey, wait a minute. What's
the news from the wife?
Say .. it came last night.
- No.
Well, what do you know about that?
Hey, by the way, what kind of
a package was it? A boy or girl?
A boy .. as red as a traffic light.
- No ..
Eleven pounds.
- What a man.
Hello Ed.
- Hi, boy.
Going up to the show?
- What's on this morning?
Well, there was a blond girl mixed
up in that pay-truck robbery.
We picked up a flock of platinums and
we'll run them through for the driver.
Can't you pin it on that Jenkins dame?
- She'll be there too.
We want to see if that dumb Swede
driver can identify her. Come on up.
Alright. Put them out.
Alright girls, come on. Straighten up.
I think that's her.
You can't think.
You got to be certain.
She had on a different dress.
What did she say to you?
She said "which way is Randolph Street?"
Hey you, next to the end.
Meaning me?
- Yes, you.
Say "which way is Randolph Street".
Which way is Randolph Street.
Well, I don't know .. it
don't sound like her.
Hey you, with the black skirt.
You say "which way is Randolph Street".
Come on, say it!
Which way is Randolph Street.
- Louder!
Which way is Randolph Street.
- That's her. I remember her easy now.
No, no! What are you talking
about? I don't know anything.
Let me out of here.
Get out of here. I want to talk
to you a minute. I didn't do it.
What do you mean, anyway?
I didn't do it .. let me alone!
Let me go, will you .. I didn't do it.
Hey, you on the end there.
What's your name?
- Mildred Beaumont.
They called you Daisy Stevens
back in St. Louis, didn't they?
They did.
Remember those six months you
did for a pretty little extortion job?
I do.
Where were you picked up?
- Gelli's.
What do you do for a living?
- Stenographer.
Working now?
- No.
What do you do for a living
when you're not working?
Look for work.
That's all .. listen, sister.
You're not walking around this
town without being watched, see.
Keep your nose clean.
Hey Postman .. where's the Postman?
Hello dear.
- Hello sweetheart.
How are you?
- I'm fine. Where are the kids?
The girls just went down to
the corner to get some bread.
I've just got time to finish
this before supper.
What's that?
Why, Mickey ..
- How'd I ever start this game?
I'm afraid they must be bills, dear.
Although the butcher's bill isn't
as big this month as it was last.
I'm awfully glad I changed.
Mr Shaw is so cute.
He says he saves all
the best cuts for me.
I suppose he tells everybody that.
Oh, Betty Fordham is going to
marry that Price boy after all.
There .. thank goodness that's finished.
Why Jim, what's the matter?
From Headquarters?
- Yeah, after fifteen years.
Oh, Jim ..
Why didn't they do a good job,
and send me back to walking the beat?
Oh but ..
Well, you'll still have your Captaincy.
- Captain of what?
Easiest Precinct in the county.
Back to wearing a uniform again.
Sitting behind a desk in a Precinct
as quiet as an old ladies' home. Ha!
Fighting Fitz!
Oh, it's so terribly unfair.
Oh, Jim ..
Well, I guess we'll have to
start moving right away.
You don't mind, do you dear?
Mama goes where Papa goes.
You're swell, Mary.
The kind that makes a guy want to go on.
And don't kick me in the shin
or I'll smack you right in the face.
Alright Copper.
How'd you come to think that one up?
Why, you've got "Headquarters"
written all over you.
Smart girl, huh?
Yeah, and I never got
past the eighth grade.
Well .. maybe you're bright enough
to answer a few questions?
Sure, if you don't ask them in Yiddish.
Will you come in?
- I'm right behind you.
Come on in.
A stenographer, huh?
- Yeah.
You must get paid well when you work.
- Oh tremendous.
How much does Belmonte pay you?
I quit him at the end of last week.
- Yeah? .. Why?
Oh, I didn't like his ways.
I don't mind taking orders, but there's
one decision that's always up to me.
Come on, sit up like a lady.
I know that trick.
Oh, unintentional, mister.
Say, do you think I'm so dumb
as to pull a gag like that?
You might. You're built for it.
- Thanks.
Hey, where were you the night Dopey
and his gang were strung up?
Now, wait a minute. Let me see your
badge. I might be mistaken about you.
Gee, I'm clever.
- Answer my question.
Well, I was at Gelli's until 2 am.
With a boyfriend who was so
drunk he asked me to marry him.
You got an airtight alibi, huh?
- Yeah, and fifty people to prove it.
Only don't ask the boyfriend,
because he wouldn't know.
You didn't know the
Dopey Boys at all, did you?
I may know some of the big-shots
in this racket, see. But that's all.
When I get a hunch they are going
to start arguing, I step next door.
I've got my own game when I play it.
And it doesn't include helping to
make somebody else stop breathing.
I don't want any murder jobs hung on me.
I once got a shock from an electric
toaster and I never quite forgot it.
Alright. - Wait a minute.
- Answer this one.
Wait a minute. Let's talk in comfort.
I got some real swell beer on the ice.
Sure, and a glass of some
knockout drops for me.
Why, you've got to stop going
to the movies .. that's bad.
You were going to leave me sitting
there a long time, weren't you?
I was coming right back .. honest.
Say, that hurts a little bit.
And you don't like to be hurt, do you?
Oh I don't know ..
It's kind of fun sometimes
if it's done in the right spirit.
Get the beer.
So you don't know a thing
about anything, huh?
I know what every young
girl ought to know.
Well .. you got good beer.
Look .. supposing I took
you down on "suspicion"?
You might tell a lot of things then.
You wouldn't find out anything
that would do you any good.
Want a sandwich or something?
I ate in the same restaurant you did.
- Yeah, I know.
I saw you up at the end, in the corner.
- You did?
How did you happen to notice me?
- I don't know.
You're not exactly a collar ad but ..
Say .. what's your name?
- Fitzpatrick.
Not "Fighting Fitz" brother?
- That's right.
Now I can understand .. boy,
you were so hard-boiled at first.
Hey, does that brother
of yours ever smile?
I got to admit he does
take things pretty serious.
Are you married?
- No.
I thought all Cops were married.
- I'll stick to variety.
A girl in every Precinct, huh?
- Yeah.
Something like that.
You know, it's a funny thing.
You drink beer to make you cool.
And it just makes you hot.
I can't stand it. I got to
do something about it.
Hey .. if you want an eyeful, come here.
- What?
Oh boy .. she certainly does know
how to wiggle, doesn't she.
That girl doesn't know how to dance.
- No?
I never thought I'd have
a .. yen for a Copper.
Are you going to try and reform me?
- What for?
Hey look .. the riot squad.
Will you tell Captain Fitzpatrick a pair
of "burglars" would like to see him.
Go right in.
- Hey, you're cheating.
You've got a black Queen
on a black King.
What are you kicking about?
They don't seem to mind it.
Wake up, flatfoot.
Hello Tom.
- Hello Fitz.
Hiya Chief.
- Hi Mac.
First chance we had to get out together,
so we've run out and look you over.
Gee, it's great to see you guys.
The old detail ain't the same it used
to be since they gave you the ax.
I'll say it isn't .. we miss you, Fitz.
- Don't kid me. Have a cigar.
- Look, he hasn't changed a bit.
How's Mary?
- Mary is swell.
Say, it's kind of quiet
around here, ain't it?
We had a big week last week: 3 traffic
violations and a stolen lawnmower.
You know, it's a dirty shame the way
they've side-tracked you like this.
And that shake-up hasn't
helped the Old Man a bit.
He had a nice little visit from the
Civic Reform Committee yesterday.
And they pointed out that
things were just as bad as ever.
Yes, read about it in the morning paper.
- Yeah, but here's the payoff.
I got an office tip that they couldn't
understand why the shifts had been made.
And they named your case in particular.
- I don't know what I can do about it.
Say, you guys seen Ed lately? He hasn't
been out to see me as often as I hoped.
Oh sure, we see him around.
He's been kind of busy, I guess.
He likes his good times too.
You know, he's not like you, Fitz.
Well, Ed's younger.
He'll make a good dick if he ever puts
his mind to it. - Oh sure.
[ alarm bell ]
It's the bank, Captain. A big stick-up.
They blew the brains out of the cashier.
Got the car ready?
- Yes .. no .. the wheel is still off.
Alright .. come on.
Just in time for a party.
Get back now .. get back.
I can't stand it. I can't stand it.
The bank cash is all out.
Please don't let me see any more.
Captain, they're heading up town.
- Alright. Let's go.
Which way did he go?
- I tell you they took my car!
Out this way!
Head them off, Mac.
Stick 'em up!
Hold him Mike .. we're coming around.
How about you, Fitz?
- I'm alright.
Come on.
Don't bother about me. I'm alright.
You call the meat-wagon.
Did they clip you, Fitz?
- Yeah, just in the arm. That's all.
Take that guy down to the car.
I had to drill the other one.
You sure you're alright now?
What are you trying? To make a sissy
out of me or something? - No.
[ loud piano ]
Will you please stop that noise.
Look! It's uncle Ed.
- Uncle Ed! - Uncle Ed.
Hello Mary.
Hey, where's the cripple?
- Right here. - Hi Jim.
Hi kid, glad to see you.
Look, daddy's shot. Isn't it swell?
Why Mickey, how can
you say such a thing?
Well, it is swell, isn't it?
- Here.
Mary, you're looking grand this morning.
- I feel fine.
Well, you big baboon.
They couldn't keep you off the front page
if they put you in a straight-jacket.
They've been kind of
insulting you, haven't they?
Mary's been reading me a lot of hot air.
- It's not a lot of hot air.
It's hysteria.
Your name is being flung around
Headquarters like a pass to a Speakeasy.
Oh by the way.
The editorial in The Times this morning
suggests you be the Chief of Police.
I know. Isn't it exciting, Ed?
- Oh, they write a lot of tripe.
The Old Man must have been reading it.
He's been at the City Hall all morning.
Mustn't come in, in case
saw you sitting in his chair.
That talk is foolish. I never
hoped for anything that high.
Are you telling me?
- No, you're telling me.
Where you been keeping lately? Busy?
- Yeah, real busy these days.
A junkie investigation.
By the way, you never told me. Did
you ever pick up anything on Belmonte?
Why .. no ..
It's funny .. he keeps
pretty well covered.
Haven't been able to pick up a thing.
Yet ..
But Burt, you see the point.
You're an appointment of mine.
I'd stand by you if I could,
but every organization in ..
I know, I know. But I'm being
made the goat, that's all.
I'm afraid you've taken things too easy.
- Now see here, Fred.
You know, this thing will blow over
in a couple of weeks and then ..
Burt, you could have
made some little show.
You needn't have let the
newspapers get this far.
Two months ago, you told me to pay
no attention to the newspapers.
But unfortunately, my name's been linked
with yours too many times since then.
I have got another election this Fall.
Burt .. being Mayor is something
like being on the stage.
If you get too many bad notices,
people stop coming to see you.
Well .. I don't mind
resigning so much but ..
I shouldn't think you would.
You're pretty well fixed, Burt.
Well, I have been very careful
about how I save my money.
But its just too
ridiculous, that's all.
Fitz is nothing but a tough,
uncouth Irishman.
He's liable to make things
very embarrassing for you.
A good politician never
gets embarrassed, Burt.
That's something you
should have learned.
Now that I've unnecessarily reviewed the
brilliant career of Captain Fitzpatrick.
I feel sure we shall all be very happy
to hear him take the oath of office.
I do solemnly swear to uphold
the constitution of The United States.
And the constitution of this State.
And to discharge the duties of the Chief
Of Police to the best of my abilities.
Well .. I want to tell you folks that ..
This is a great honor to me.
And uh ..
And I want to say ..
That ..
Broadcasting, eh?
I never did that before.
So ..
Perhaps you folks would like to
know .. some of the jobs I've got ..
That is .. a few of the things
that I've .. mapped out.
Or rather, some of the things I
have planned for the department.
First of all ..
We're going to start with
a clean slate, see.
I don't know a thing about any of you.
Good or bad, efficient or inefficient.
I'm not upsetting apple carts.
Every man keeps the job he's got, until
he proves to me he's worth a better one.
Or that he has no right
on the force at all.
I'm not fighting you and you're not
fighting me .. we'll fight together.
Now this town has become about
as rotten as an open grave.
Only some of you have got so used to it,
that you don't hold your noses any more.
But we're going to
clean it up, understand?
We'll knock over every Speakeasy,
hook shop, wheel joint and gin-mill ..
From South Canal to North Haven.
We're going to keep pulling in every
monkey until they get so tired of it ..
They'll all want to leave town.
Leave the country!
Not the town, but the country!
Each one of you is going to handle
your own Precinct in your own way.
You know more about conditions
there than anybody else.
What I want is results.
If I don't get results.
There is going to be a shake-up
like the inside of a cement-mixer.
I'll get results if I have to put a
patrol-man at the head of the Vice Squad.
And Precinct Captains back
to teaching rookies drill.
Alright now. Go on out and get to work.
You'll get official confirmation
on all orders before the day is out.
No, no .. never mind those open hands.
Close them up into fists and use them.
Well .. they never heard
anything like that before.
That's the real McCoy.
Say, do you know that
guy Dixon of the 48th?
Well, he's sitting behind me.
"Say", says he.
"He don't think he can close all the
Speakeasies in this town in a month."
"Why not" says I. You close
half of them every night.
And did I laugh? You see I did.
Well, we'll soon weed out his kind.
If they were all like you
two guys it'd be a cinch.
We're behind you all the way, Fitz.
- Now listen.
You're both being attached to me
as special detail. - Great.
I'm going to start staging a
few shows tomorrow night.
And I want you to choose
a flying squad of fifty men.
I'm spotting the joints now.
Let me know when your setup is ready.
And am I needing the exercise?
I'm getting so sluggish.
If it isn't the rover-boys.
- Hi Eddie, what's on your mind?
Well, uh ..
- See you later, Chief.
Hey listen, Jim.
There's a Lieutenancy
open on the Vice Squad.
Not yet Ed, you're not ready for it.
- What do you mean, I'm not ready?
My record is okay isn't it?
- Yes, but nothing startling about it.
Promotions have to be
based on something.
I suppose I have to go out and catch
a couple of lugs robbing a bank?
Now, throw away those sour grapes.
That's not like you, kid.
I didn't mean it .. it's just ..
Well, it's only natural for a guy to
want to earn a little more dough.
You'll earn it in time.
Just pay a little more attention
to your job, that's all.
What do you do with your money, anyway?
You haven't got any
expense living with us.
Still running round with a lot of dames?
- Oh what do you want of me?
Now get wise to yourself and grow up.
So I don't get the Lieutenancy, huh?
- Not until you earn it.
Just because I'm Chief .. you want me to
turn my department into a family affair?
Oh I see .. grandstanding.
I'm a big, honest, guy I am.
I wouldn't even give my
own brother a break.
Now cut that out and go to work.
You've got an assignment, haven't you?
Alright .. if that's the
way you feel about it.
Now listen, don't get sore.
Just show me what you can do.
- What do you want me to do?
Card tricks?
You've got to get another pint, darling.
Quart, honey .. quart.
- You sure know me, baby.
Mike .. hey Mike ..
Oh boy .. did I get you all wet?
I've always been all wet, honey.
I wish somebody would invent one of
these bottles that didn't always fizz.
I'll take care of that the
first thing in the morning.
Down the booby-hatch.
It's pretty hot tonight.
You're telling me?
- No, I mean the orchestra.
It's not as good as that one
at Purple Lodge. Remember?
Hey, let's go up there
again this weekend.
We never go anyplace any more,
except come to this dump.
Well I ..
- Say, Ed?
You aren't broke are you?
If I hadn't loaded up on that 100,000
shares of steel before the crash I'd ..
Oh listen, baby ..
It's you and me all alone
and nobody around.
That's the real part
of the act, isn't it?
I know, but look at it Ed, suppose
you like cornmeal mush too.
Gets a little monotonous if you didn't
add cream and sugar once in a while.
I just like the mush.
Come on, don't do that at the
table, please. Sit back now.
Come on, we're in public.
Hello Jack.
Hello Steve .. hello Tex.
Well, look what the cat brought in.
Hiya Sam.
- Hello.
I thought you weren't speaking to me.
- Oh sure I am. Hello Cholo.
Come on, sit down.
- Fine ..
Say, you boys know Ed
Fitzpatrick don't you?
Sure. I've seen him around a lot.
But I guess I know your
brother better, eh?
Hey Giuseppe!
- Yes, sir?
Bring that champagne over, will you?
- Very well, Mr Belmonte.
We'll have us a real party, eh?
- Yes, sort of.
Do you hear that? Hey, I haven't
brushed my teeth in bubbles for ages.
Pretty nice about your brother
getting to be the big boss, eh?
Well, he deserves it I guess.
He's a nice fellow, even
if he has got funny ideas.
Sure. And I suppose that now
puts you in the velvet, huh?
That's right. The Lord Duke himself.
When does the big
promotion come off, mister?
That's another story.
Not quite cold enough yet.
- Let's see that it's ready next time.
Thank you.
That's mighty pretty wallpaper, Sam.
Business must be good.
Yeah, got a corner on
the grapefruit market.
How about those kegs of
California orange-juice?
You know it's funny
about those grapefruits.
They're being trucked in over
the Huntington Turnpike.
But it's getting bumpy out there and
some of them are liable to get spoiled.
So what?
So .. I'll pay 150 skins a week to any
man who can fix a better way in.
Can't you come along Kingsford Avenue?
- Can I?
You can.
Isn't my Ed a sweetheart, huh?
- Your Ed is sensible.
Give me that bottle.
I want to get stewed.
Sounds like the inside of a bird-store.
A lot of fine, brave boys, aren't you.
Come on, why don't you keep it up?
The teacher is looking
at you. Is that why?
It would be different if you were hiding
behind an alley door, wouldn't it?
It would be different if you
had a shot of hop handy ..
So you can pump yourself full of enough
guts to shoot somebody in the back.
Take away your guns and your hop and
you're just crawling, yellow maggots.
Now get this.
I know some of you will beat your raps.
I've seen your greasy lamsters
outside, waiting with bail money.
There isn't one of you
that isn't filled with swill.
I'm going to dump the whole
lot of you before I'm through.
I'm going to keep on knocking off
your joints and dragging you in.
I'm going to keep climbing up the backs
of your dirty necks until they break.
Alright. Now teacher is
going to turn his back.
So you can start yelling again.
We got a couple of
Belmonte's men in there.
Get a hold of Max and go to work on
them before the writs start coming in.
Alright, Chief.
Got any statement on that, Chief?
No. Gentlemen of the press, you
know the public better than I do.
They put me in office for
a clean-up, didn't they?
You picked up a couple of influential
citizens in that raid over on The Drive.
Can I help it if some of our leading
lights get caught in a joint?
After all, it's the joints are breaking
the law .. or anybody in them.
Even the Civic Reform Committee ..
Listen, don't talk about
that bunch of backsliders.
Backing me for everything I do, eh? Yes.
Only this morning, the Chairman calls up
as we pinched his dbutante daughter ..
For going sixty miles-an-hour
through a cross-street.
What's your answer to
this "brutality" charge?
What else can you do?
What do you expect me to do with gunmen,
dope peddlers and sneak thieves?
Kiss 'em on the forehead,
or slap 'em on the wrist?
You can't expect to clean up the town
the way things are, Fitz. You know it.
It's like trying to bail out
the ocean with a lily cup.
Half of the joints you knocked
over are running again.
You've got to hang a rap on
Belmonte before you can get anywhere.
He controls everything.
And he's got a barricade of graft
around him that you can't get through.
I'll stop Belmonte if I have
to rip him up to do it.
What do you mean?
- Figure it out for yourselves.
That's all today, boys.
Tell Detective Fitzpatrick
I want to see him.
Good morning, Chief.
- Goodbye.
Hey there!
- What's the matter?
This is the worst yet.
You started right, but look.
Look where you put it.
"Detective Lieutenant John McCowsky .."
"Leading a prisoner
from last night's raid."
Well, it is a mistake but ..
It's a perfect likeness.
- What?
Hey, you son of a ..
Hello kid.
- Hello Jim.
You want to see me?
- Yes.
Ed, I got a special job for you.
- Shoot.
Bartman Savings are moving cash tomorrow
and they want a man to ride the load.
I want you to handle it.
- Sure.
What's so special about that?
- Plenty.
They're not going to
use an armored truck.
They'll put all the stuff in filing
cabinets and cart it over in a van.
I see .. another one of old man
Bartman's brainstorms?
I tried to talk him out of it but ..
He seems to think the less
show of protection they make ..
The better camouflage it will be.
It's a screwy idea.
Supposing it gets tipped?
That's why I'm sending him a good man.
Come on now .. hop down
there and plan your set-up.
I've just given Ed the Bartman
assignment. He needs bucking up.
Oh Fitz ..
Mac and I are off tomorrow, but ..
Well, wouldn't it be a good idea for us
if we hung around the sidelines for Ed?
- Well, you see ..
You see, this is his first real
important assignment and ..
We'd hate to see him muff it
in case anything did happen.
Sure, that's it.
- Say, that's mighty white of you guys.
Alright, go ahead, but don't let him
see you. You know how he feels.
Here it is.
How about a drink, Dan?
Say, where's Ed?
- He's in the bedroom.
Say, what's the idea of turning hermit?
Oh I'm sick of them.
I'm sick of everything.
You're not sick of me, baby.
Sometimes I wish I
could be, but I can't.
You beautiful shot of hot!
Well .. I'd better scram pretty
soon and get sme sleep.
I've got one of those comic
assignments tomorrow.
So, you're going to put on a false
mustache and get your man, huh?
No, they signed me up as a
nursemaid to a truckload of dough.
Some guy's taken the vegetables out of
the cellar and they're scared of rabbits?
Is that it?
They put me out on loan. My
big opportunity or something.
Hey, where's my coat?
- Don't go right away, Ed.
I came in here to tell you something.
Here .. take a drink .. we're
both going to need one.
I'm going to get one for
myself. I'll be right back.
Hey, you think I'd be interested?
- I hoped so.
Go on .. stumble over a cliff.
Oh, look Ed.
- Listen!
I'm an old man. I left my youth
in the Capitals of Europe.
All alone, huh?
Do you think he'll do it?
If he does, that's how I earn my share.
Fine. Now you go in and get the works
from him. - Okay Cholo.
Say, what about Belmonte?
This isn't in his line, you know.
Do you think he'll be sore?
He don't have to know until it's
all over, and it looks like a cinch.
Alright, if that's the
way you feel about it.
Yeah, that's just the
way he feels about it.
Back to the bush
leagues for you, sister.
And shut the door from the outside.
What did you want to tell me, sugar?
I'm going away in a couple of days, Ed.
I'll be right here when you come back.
- Nope, I'm lamming for good.
Hey, what do you mean?
I'm just sick and fed up
with this whole town.
I guess I always got to be
on the move. That's all.
Where are you going?
- France.
A guy I know in Paris sent me the fare.
I used to know him pretty well.
You can't go with any other guy!
If you do, I'll choke your eyes out!
That's just what I mean. I don't want to
go with any other guy. Honest I don't.
I just want to be with you every minute.
Oh come on, Ed .. come on with me, kid.
Baloney to that guy in Paris.
You know you're not getting
anywhere being just a Copper.
I got to have dough to go away.
You got to have dough.
What about that rake-off
you get from Belmonte?
Oh, that will stop as
soon as I get out of town.
Anyhow .. how far will that take us?
Listen, Ed.
You are in the racket now, aren't you?
Not that it hurts anybody.
I suppose that's what you call it.
Then what about that load of cash
you're playing nursemaid to tomorrow?
You mean that ..?
That would fix everything,
wouldn't it kid?
Now listen .. that's just
one thing I can't do.
Even if it looks as though
you had nothing to do with it?
Oh gee, please listen to me, darling.
And listen, when Joe and Ed come in,
you tell them to wait. You understand?
Yeah .. yes, I may have
a job for them .. alright.
Hey, it's twelve o'clock already.
It will take a half-hour to get
there and a half-hour to unload.
You guys want to put on a
feedbag before you start?
Yeah, let's eat.
Okay for this?
Yeah sure, that's alright. I'll take
care of it when you get back.
Hit me hard.
Stay with him.
Hey! The kid!
Did they hit that little kid?
More speed Joe.
We got to get out of here.
Go in the front, Joe. You two
head them off round the corner.
This way, Mac.
Come on Mac .. take the lead out of it.
Mac, old man.
Listen .. listen, Mac.
Come on, Joe.
Mac, old-timer .. let me see.
Where is it?
Never mind that.
Listen Tom.
Will you see that they
spell the name right?
Will you?
Maybe the old lady ..
Would like to save ..
The clippings ..
[ buzzer ]
"Detective McCowsky's funeral will be
the day after tomorrow at two o'clock."
"Did you hear, Chief?"
"I said Lieutenant McCowsky's .."
- Yes.
Poor Mac.
- I never knew.
I mean ..
I ..
If he only hadn't been hanging around.
They were covering up for you.
I don't see how you fell down on it, Ed.
Let me know the minute those two arrive.
- "Just a second, Chief."
"They're bringing them into your
office right now." - Alright.
I'm no good here. I can't think.
My head feels as though it was ..
You can't talk like that, sit down.
You've got to identify them.
Here they are, Chief.
Abe and Joe Gorman.
The Robbery Squad got their
records from back East.
We nabbed them over at Union Central
buying tickets for the 8 o'clock train.
Trying to lam out, eh? That's
natural. You sure of these two?
I saw them both full face, as the
truck came up through the alley.
Ask Ed. He can be surer than anybody.
How about it, Ed? Are these the
two guys? - Well I ..
Oh, my head.
I .. I can't seem to
remember a thing, Jim.
I was just standing there with a
newspaper and .. then something hit me.
You don't remember them at all?
- I got to be honest, Jim.
I can't remember a thing.
Chief, I don't know nothing about it.
I'm only out of stir two months.
I'm trying to go straight.
We'd been playing pinochle with a
friend, over at aqueduct all afternoon.
You two and a friend?
Just the three of you?
Yes, sir. That's right.
- Playing for money?
Yes sir.
- Gambling, eh?
Only friendly stakes. That's all.
- Win or lose?
I lost a buck and a half.
- How about you?
I dropped about 80 cents.
- Your friend, how much did he lose?
Six bits.
Must have been some game.
All three of you lost.
There was another fellow ..
- I don't want any more lies!
Got a sap, Tom?
- Right here.
Now the first one of you who talks, will
save himself from being busted to pulp.
Take out those cuffs.
- But Chief, I forgot to tell ..
You forgot about hitting
an officer on the head!
You forgot about shooting
a little girl in the gutter.
You forgot to tell me about killing one
of the finest white men that ever lived.
Take Abe in there and see
how much he can stand.
Now listen Jim, you haven't any proof.
- I got Tom's word. Proof enough for me.
You've heard of me, eh?
- Yeah, I've heard of you.
You've heard I'm pretty tough, huh?
- Oh, I don't know about that.
Had enough? Had enough? Oh! Come on.
Now wait a minute, wait a minute.
- It ain't going to stop.
Come on!
- Alright, alright .. I'll talk.
Yeah, we grabbed the truck alright.
There wouldn't have been trouble if them
bulls had kept their pussies out of it.
Everything was all set, see.
What you mean "everything
was set"? Who tipped you?
Gee, I can't stand it Jim. My head.
Who tipped you? Come on.
Who tipped you? Who did this?
He did, if you want to know! Your own
brother .. how do you like that mister?
Don't listen to him, Jim.
- Yeah, he planned the whole works.
He gave us the time and everything.
- Shut up!
Take him in there and
get his signed confession.
It's true?
I can see it right behind your eyes.
Alright it's true! I don't care.
I wanted more dough, I wanted a
promotion. You wouldn't give it to me!
Dirty, murdering crook!
Arrest Detective Fitzpatrick.
Charge with murder.
Extra! Extra!
Chief Fitzpatrick's brother
arrested in bank robbery slaying.
Extra! Extra!
As I told you before,
you went against my orders.
Sticking up a bank truck ..
Why, you've gone back ten years.
- Yeah.
Now what are you going
to do about Joe and Abe?
You know, I promised them protection.
"Belmonte" protection.
- That's your lookout.
Let them fly together with
that Fitzpatrick Cop.
Say .. wait a minute.
All three are tried together, eh?
Yeah, a joint trial.
The D.A. put that through.
Well if we get off Abe and Joe, we
get off Fitzpatrick too, that's right?
Oh .. I begin to see.
What a break for me, what a break!
The Chief of Police thinks he can stick
his nose into my affairs .. does he?
Listen .. you go prepare your
stuff, see. We'll get him off.
Fighting Fitz tries to set up his own
brother and Sam Belmonte gets him off.
I guess that will show them
who is the boss of this town.
You say the truck passed within three
feet of you as it went by the corner?
Yes sir.
- Quite fast, I suppose?
- Yes, sir.
Just how fast?
Like sixty, sir.
- Sixty miles an hour?
Pretty near that, sir.
Going sixty miles an hour,
within three feet of you?
And yet you say you got a good
enough look at the occupants ..
To identify them as
those two defendants?
You see .. I mean ..
You're not quite positive now, are you?
I guess .. I'm a little .. confused.
Yes .. that is all ..
Just a moment.
In answer to my question
a few minutes ago ..
You told the court the truck wasn't going
thirty miles an hour in your estimation.
I guess .. I did.
You stated you positively recognized
the defendants as the occupants.
Well, I ..
What made you change your mind?
Answer the question. What
made you change your mind?
Why, just seeing them again
makes .. me think I'm wrong.
In my office before this trial started,
you told me that you were positive ..
I object!
I object to a District Attorney telling
the witness what he said in his office.
Objection sustained.
That's all.
Evelyn Green, please. Take the stand.
From the time you were hit
on the head, Mr Fitzpatrick ..
How many days later was it, before your
mind became actually clear again?
About .. four days.
What conversation took place in your
brother's office the day of your arrest?
It's all a blank .. I don't
remember even being there.
You have no recollection
of your alleged confession?
Not a thing.
You cannot recall the manner in which
this alleged confession was procured?
I object to this questioning and move to
get the answer stricken from the record.
Granted. Strike it out.
This constant intimation by counsel ..
That the defendants were forced into
confession by beating is outrageous.
My client should know.
The court has heard 6 witnesses testify
that the defendants admit there guilt ..
Only after normal and
necessary examinations!
Yes! Six policemen, and all
pals of the Chief of Police!
This is a court of law.
The court declares a five-minute recess.
Now ladies and gentlemen,
just look at that fine young man.
A boyish face for his years.
And with all the honesty
and openness of a boy.
Can any of us imagine
him wanting to steal?
Can we imagine anyone making
him do a dishonest thing?
And consider these two other defendants.
You've seen them, ladies and gentlemen,
all throughout this disgraceful trial.
Strong men smiling .. in the
face of false accusations.
One of them, it is said, has a
prison sentence behind him.
Had I that prison sentence
behind me, I would boast of it!
Because he went to jail to
save the honor of a .. woman.
Wouldn't any of us do that?
I, as his attorney, am
entrusted with his story.
Could I but tell it to you ..
Ladies and gentlemen ..
You would arise in your
seats and cheer him!
And can you look at those defendants ..
And imagine them killing anybody?
Can you honestly point to any man,
and say that man would kill, willingly?
And what is the only testimony
introduced by the prosecution ..
Which is worth any consideration at all?
The word of three detectives.
Who, although they claim to have been
present at the scene of the crime ..
Had only lightning glimpses
of the actual culprits.
And who are these three detectives?
Intimate friends of our
esteemed Chief of Police.
"Fighting Fitz".
"Fighting Jim Fitzpatrick."
The strong arm ..
The blundering failure!
The man who has been so baffled
in cleaning up this, our fair city.
Who has been so outwitted
by the real crime element.
That he's imbued his whole
department with one idea.
Obtain convictions at any price.
Make an example of someone.
He's that willing to stab through the
innocent heart of his own brother!
He's all ready to send his own
brother .. to the electric chair!
That is my plea, ladies and gentlemen.
I beg of you ..
That you bring in a verdict ..
Which will ensure your peace of mind ..
In the days to come.
Ladies and gentlemen of the Jury,
have you arrived at a verdict?
We have, your honor.
We the jury, find the
defendants .. not guilty.
Order in the court!
I can far from compliment
you on your verdict.
In my fifteen years on the bench.
This is the worst blow I've
ever seen dealt to justice.
Please don't that think
I don't understand your ..
Uncertainty in making this decision.
And .. deplore the conditions
which caused it.
But ..
As I couldn't help but intimate in
my charge to you this morning.
You had an opportunity of laying the
foundation of a new .. public courage.
Now I see .. your hearts
are made of water.
Defendants discharged.
Hey Mike .. did my brother go?
You don't think he'd wait
and see you, do you?
Snap out of it, Ed. We're
throwing a party for you boys.
Come on, cheer up. Come on fellows.
Nothing to worry about. Come on.
I feel so lucky to get out of there.
Is that you, Tom?
Who's there?
I used my old key, Jim.
Put it on the table and get out.
Listen Jim, I've got to
talk to you .. I've got to.
Go quietly, Mary's asleep.
- Oh, don't Jim.
I couldn't stay away, no
matter what you think of me.
And that lawyer Michaels pounding it
into you in front of everybody.
All on account of me.
Hitting you below the belt.
Jim, I looked over and saw your face.
Jim, you got to listen to me. I wanted
to get up and tear his jaw off, honest.
I wanted to get up and
yell the story but I .. I ..
I didn't have the nerve.
I didn't have it, Jim.
If a guy hasn't the strength to go
straight, he turns yellow inside.
I can't stand to think what I've
done to you, Jim .. honest, I can't.
Never mind what you've done to me.
Think what you've done for Belmonte.
Coming out on top, like he did
tonight, was all he needed.
You sold the whole town
into his greasy hands.
I know .. he thinks he's got it.
His mob is down at
Gelli's celebrating now.
It came to me there, Jim.
I couldn't stay, I sneaked out.
And came crawling up here.
Don't you see, Jim?
It would help me get my guts
back if you would only talk to me.
I tell you what I'll do.
I'll go to the newspapers.
I'll tell them all I know, all
about the trial and everything.
I'll bust Belmonte and
his mugs wide open.
I'll have them if it's the last thing ..
- Nah ..
It's gone beyond all that.
Legal red-tape, newspapers
pulling strings.
I've got to do something!
Sure, you can do something.
They're all down there ..
Celebrating, eh?
Have you got enough spine
to go down to Gelli's and ..
Tell Belmonte you're going to spill him?
But what good will that do?
They'll have my body lying in
a vacant lot in the morning.
No they won't.
You be outside that
joint in half an hour.
Exactly 3:30 by that clock
over the Terminal Building.
Right on the nose at 3:30, you walk
in there and call Belmonte's hand.
I'll be right behind you.
What's on your mind, Jim?
Well, he might get a
little rattled, mightn't he?
With you ready to spill the works ..
And a few of us boys
walking right in on top of it.
I don't know what he'd do.
- Maybe he wouldn't know himself.
Maybe he might come along
like he's done before and ..
Then again, he might not.
- You mean?
They'd start something?
- That's it.
Oh, I can't do that, Jim.
Not just because I've ..
I mean there's no
reason to risk your life.
I've got a job to do!
And I'm going to do it.
Are you in?
- Am I?
Better wait until later.
Winston 4361.
Yes, hello. Hello?
Hello Tom.
- Oh .. hello, Fitz.
You don't have to ask me that, Fitz.
With you and me, that's twelve.
You think that's enough?
I know fifty more who
would like to be in on it.
Oh no, fewer the better.
Only what's necessary.
Will you call them?
Yes Fitz .. I'll .. I'll call them.
In fifteen minutes.
You know what this means, boys?
Most of you got families.
You've got one too .. haven't you Fitz?
You are great guys.
Let's go.
Quiet everybody.
Say, will you mugs shut up for a minute.
I want to introduce our guest-of-honor.
Mr Fitzpatrick, the distinguished
street-car conductor.
Street-car conductor? I thought
he was a doorman at the Ritz.
He went to jail to save the
honor .. of .. a .. woman!
Tell me .. I want to see
that Mr Fitzpatrick.
Oh, that's not my Fitzpatrick.
Where is my Fitzpatrick?
My own Fitzpatrick ..
Paging mister Ed Fitzpatrick .. ha!
I'll find him.
Hello there, Ed. How are you?
- Hello Ed.
Aha .. there you are.
My friends .. Detective Fitzpatrick.
I haven't told you how happy I am that
you are at liberty again .. have I?
And listen .. you big tub of grease.
I've never told you what
I think of you, have I?
I haven't told you I'll walk out of her
and spill your racket to the newspapers.
I haven't told you I'm through with
your whole, dirty, murdering business.
Well ..
The guest-of-honor.
Come in.
Belmonte, this is going to be
private .. just you and your boys.
The rest of you .. get out!
Well, Belmonte, you've just
heard a mouthful, haven't you.
You feel as though you want
to come along this time?
You think a lawyer or a Habeas Corpus
will help you after he tells his story?
Come on over here, Ed.
No, he won't.
I know just what you've got
up your sleeve, Fitzpatrick.
But don't do it, see.
You come one step closer
and I'll blow him n half.
Come on in and get them, Jim.
Thanks Ed, I will.
"I, James Fitzpatrick."
"Do solemnly swear to uphold the
constitution of The United States."
"And the constitution of this State."
"And to discharge the duties
of the Chief of Police."
"According to the best of my abilities."