The Man Who Cheated Himself (1950) Movie Script

WOMAN: Howard?
WOMAN: Let me in.
Just a minute.
WOMAN: Have you been
going through my desk?
Your desk?
I never go through
your desk, darling.
Why is that door locked?
I wasn't expecting the
pleasure of a visit.
Howard, I'm not used to being...
Locked out in your own home.
I know.
Your house, your roof, your
bedroom... I just sleep here.
My apologies.
You're an ingrate, Howard.
And weak.
I'll pity you after
I get my divorce.
And when, may I
ask, will that be?
I'm signing it next week.
Why a fire on an
afternoon like this?
What were you burning?
Old love letters.
They're too smart to write.
Incidentally, thanks for not
stopping my bank account.
At least I could buy a
plane ticket to Seattle.
That's why I left it.
Of course.
Gives your new boyfriend
much more latitude.
Who is he, by the way?
When did you pick him up?
Three years of misery too late.
Good bye, Angel.
And don't forget to
change your will.
You'd hate yourself on
your little pink cloud
If you accidentally
left anything to me.
MAN: Police department.
Lieutenant Cullen,
homicide division.
Detective Cullen.
LOIS: Is this Cullen?
No, no.
Lieutenant Cullen's
busy right now.
This is his brother.
Who's calling?
What'd the chief say?
Go on.
I'm saddled with you.
Maybe you shouldn't
have sold him
On taking me off Market Street.
I've got you as of now.
That's your desk
you're sitting on.
You've got one week till your
honeymoon, starting Tuesday.
The chief hopes I can teach
you something, but I doubt it.
So do I. At least
we'll be figuring
A case from two
different angles.
For me?
Open it.
One of mine?
Janet wanted one of your
baby shoes like Mom had.
We'll put them
both on the mantle.
Thanks, Ed.
There's a lot of Market
Street mileage on these.
I'm gonna rest my
dogs for a year.
Rest them on your honeymoon.
You got plenty of legwork
when you get back.
Oh, a gal called
you a minute ago.
I don't know.
She hung up.
What'd she say?
Wouldn't be the one, would it?
What one?
The one that's been under
your skin the past few months.
Look, Ed, I know it's
none of my business.
You've always played your
women pretty close to the vest.
But why don't you find a
girl that's good for you,
Like Janet is for
me, settle down?
Reforming me?
Fat chance.
This one's good for me.
She's no good, but
that's the way it is.
All right.
You don't have to
tell me her name.
See you later.
ED (ON PHONE): Hello?
Oh, Ed, I've been
trying to reach you.
You know you're not
supposed to call me here.
Ed, I've got to see you.
Come right over.
Why, to have a drink
with your husband?
Oh, no no no.
He's gone to the airport.
He's flying to Seattle.
Listen to me.
He bought a gun.
He's planning to kill me.
I know it.
There can't be any other reason.
Wait a minute.
You don't make sense.
He's gone to Seattle, but
he's going to kill you?
He is.
He's never had anything
to do with guns before.
I can't find it, but
there was an inspection
Slip on the floor in his room.
He must've burned the wrappings.
He had the door locked.
Please, Ed.
OK, I'll be over
as soon as I can.
You with the blue coupe.
Hi, Janet.
What happened?
You got a week,
starting Tuesday.
What would Andy and
I do without you?
You'll find out.
See ya.
Ed, stop ducking every
time we try to thank you.
With that new salary, now
we can have an apartment.
What were you gonna
do with the mug
Before, bed him
down in your studio?
Keep him in the closet.
Come on, celebrate with me.
Ham and eggs.
I got some business.
Blonde or brunette?
ANDY: Hiya, beautiful.
What's that?
Have you been playing
Santa Claus again?
Something for the living room.
You can put flowers in it.
See ya, Ed!
How's my working gal?
I like Ed.
Well, you're marrying
into a mighty fine family.
Part of the plan.
If anything happens to
you, I'll have a spare.
Ed, you took so long.
The servants are out.
I'm alone.
I've been so frightened, Ed.
Stop shaking.
You're all right.
I found the gun.
I'll show it to you.
Maybe he bought it for me.
And that's not all I found.
See this?
There was a letter from
my lawyer about a will.
I know he's seen
it, because he put
It back in a different place.
He's planning something.
What am I going to do?
First, pour yourself
a drink and calm down.
Calm down?
Is it a nice, calm
feeling knowing
That someone's
plotting to kill you?
Oh... it turns my
stomach when once I
Believed that he loved me.
Oh, what a fool I am.
He was in love, all right,
with money... my money.
He wished for it.
He adored it.
He loved it so much he was
ready to murder to keep it.
It's murder, don't you see?
That's what it is, murder.
You're a big girl now.
Cut out the tantrums.
You're the only one.
Now, where's that gun?
I'll get it.
Mix us a drink, will you?
There's brandy on the table.
Here it is.
No, Howard.
It isn't there.
I found it.
Lois, give me that gun.
You did come back to kill me!
Have you gone crazy?
I didn't know what I was doing.
I didn't mean it.
Get him to the hospital.
Two slugs in the chest.
I didn't know what I was doing.
I saw the balcony door open.
What do we do?
I haven't anyone else.
He drove me to it.
Well, you know that, Ed.
Well, you know what
he was planning.
He was planning to murder me.
Think of something.
You know the truth.
The truth can get you 20 years.
Ed, are you going to arrest me?
OPERATOR: Operator.
Operator, get me the
municipal airport.
United Airline.
I'm trying to locate
Mr. Howard Frazer
Flying tonight to Seattle.
Has he picked up his ticket?
No, it's still here.
What time is he leaving?
Shall I page him for you?
No, thank you.
He's probably still in town.
A chance.
Will it help me?
Oh, Ed, you won't
get into trouble.
Not if I can get him
back to the airport.
If you set up an
alibi for himself,
It's going to work for you.
Checked his bag at the airport,
parked his car in the garage.
A parking ticket would show
he didn't use it again.
But he got killed and
robbed at the airport.
Too bad he didn't stay
in the bar instead
Of wandering around
outside in the dark.
Enough nerve to help me
down to the car with him?
The night watchman.
Private patrol.
Get my hat and coat.
Get back inside.
Take a sedative.
Whatever happens,
you don't know.
Go to bed.
Hey, wait a minute.
There's a third slug.
Don't let anyone in
that room until you've
Found the bullet hole
and covered it up.
Excuse me, do you know
whether we can reach
The main airport
buildings this way?
Could you please
tell me if we can
Get to the main
buildings this way?
Well, really.
The manners of some people.
I ask him a civil question.
He might at least have
told me he didn't know.
Heavens, look!
60-17, 60-17, 1-4-8...
Hi, Lieutenant.
Hello, Blair.
On a case, or out
for another blonde?
You sound like my brother.
Say, I hear the kid's
going to get married.
I'm going to be best man.
What are you doing here?
Looking for a green coup.
Some guy got knocked
off at the airport.
Lucky you're driving a blue one.
I could disappoint that blonde.
You wouldn't do that
to me, would you?
She comes across
with bonded Bourbon.
Beat it.
You're holding up traffic.
Howard Frazer, 34, married.
2370 Del Mar.
Driver's license number Z-81976.
OK, that's it, Bill.
I'll have these checked
at the lab for prints.
Send me four copies of
the report, will you?
Sure, Cullen.
Oh, Doc, Doc... just a
couple more questions.
What about time of death?
Not less than two hours
ago, not more than four.
An autopsy might
make it more exact,
But that's the best
I can do right now.
OK, thanks.
Those blood stains
on the shirt, do you
Notice the way they went in
two different directions?
Well, maybe he wasn't
killed around here at all.
It's possible.
It probably happened threshing
around before he died.
No, no, no, no.
Just checking.
You're as bad as your brother.
Thanks for the compliment.
No more questions?
No, no.
Not for you, Doc.
Oh, here you are, officer.
I must say, we're a little
tired of this waiting,
Aren't we, Ernest?
Yes indeed, dear.
We have every desire,
of course, to assist
In the workings of justice.
But we do wish they'd
work more quickly.
Well, lady, we'll
try and hurry them.
Now, Mr. Quimby,
can you help us fix
The time a little more exactly?
I mean, when you saw the other
car and discovered the body.
Well, let me see
now, I should say
It was in the neighborhood
of 10 o'clock.
What do you think, Muriel?
Yes, dear.
As a matter of fact,
it was exactly 10:00.
You had just looked
at your watch.
We were worried
about meeting Gladys.
Of course.
10 o'clock it was.
We were to see a
friend, an old friend
Of the family's,
a second cousin...
I see.
Now, can you add anything
to your description
Of this other car?
Green coupe, you said it
was, medium sized, not new.
And fortunately, I was on the
far side, wasn't I, Ernest?
Naturally, all I saw was a
dark shape and a headlight.
I'm afraid I can't
help much more.
It was just a car, green
of course, and a coupe.
Now, I had a green
coupe back in 1931.
It was...
It was in 1933, dear.
You see, that was the year...
Yes, yes.
Thank you.
Now, was there anyone in it,
Mr. Quimby, besides the driver?
Well, let me think now.
When I leaned out and asked
my civil question... no.
No, I'm sure there was
only the driver, a man.
What did he look like?
MR. QUIMBY: Well, just a man.
ANDY: Oh, Ed.
Uh... Lieutenant, this
is Mr. and Mrs. Quimby.
They saw the...
I know.
Go ahead.
Don't mind me.
What did he look
like, this driver?
Well, he was just a man.
He had a hat.
It was pulled down.
Was there anything else
you noticed about him?
Was he big?
My impression... and
mind you, it was only
An impression... was that he
could be described as... medium.
Wouldn't you say
medium was the word?
MRS. QUIMBY: Well, uh...
MR. QUIMBY: Well, I'm sorry.
You didn't see him.
What about his coloring?
Was he... would you
say, or blonde?
I'm afraid I really
couldn't tell you.
I suppose it can be
described as, well, medium.
The fact is, officer, I
really didn't see him at all.
Well, we won't need you
and your wife any longer,
Mr. Quimby.
You're sure we can be
of no further assistance?
We're only too glad
to help, you know.
So chief finally
caught up with you, hm?
Why don't some of
these characters
Get knocked off in the daytime?
Well, I think I've
covered everything.
Want me to bring you up to date?
No, I got it on the phone.
This fellow... what's his name?
Howard Frazer.
Frazer... was found
outside the parking lot,
His wallet near him, empty, was
booked on the 11:50 to Seattle.
Quimby saw a car
which might have
Been the guys who bumped him.
No, no.
There's more to it than that.
Frazer parked his
car here at 7:00.
Now, Doc Munson says the
latest he was shot was 10:00.
That makes it three hours
he was here at the airport.
I can't figure out what he
was doing here all the time.
Eating, having a
drink, meeting a dame.
Well, I don't know about
dames, but I checked
With the bartender
and the head waiter.
Neither of them saw him tonight.
You've been busy.
Now, it looks like robbery, but
I can't think why a guy would
Shoot unless Frazer
put up a fight.
And he isn't a bit marked up.
Oh, this is the night clerk.
A telephone call for
Frazer came in around 9:15.
What was the call about?
Well, the fellow said he
was trying to locate Frazer.
He knew he was going
to Seattle and asked
If he picked up his ticket.
I told him no.
He asked what flight he was
going on, and I said 11:50.
I offered to page him for
him, but he said, never mind.
probably still in town.
Would you recognize the
voice if you heard it again?
I might.
Anything unusual about it?
Well, deep.
OK, thanks.
You can get some sleep.
Well, it looks like you
covered everything so far.
Let's go on over
to Frazer's place.
Maybe someone there
can tell us some more.
You phone there yet?
No, no.
I was waiting for you.
But we'd do better if we
could catch them off balance,
If there's anything to learn.
You're learning awfully fast.
I'm still trying to
figure out what Frazer was
Doing at the airport
for three hours.
Why make it tough on us?
What do you mean?
This is your first case, kid.
Don't build yourself
up to a let down.
But I don't get you.
Look, this job's
like most of them.
You check leads, run them all
down, you hit the right one.
You've been telling
me that for years.
What street?
Was it Del Mar?
Well, this is something
I'll never get used to.
Some of them cry.
Some of them faint.
There are ones who
just look at you.
Well, let's get it over with.
I guess breaking the
news is kind of rough.
Well, think of Janet
and how you'd feel.
You, um... you want to
skip it this time, kid?
I can handle it for you.
Yeah, thanks.
You're sure it's OK?
Lieutenant Cullen,
police department.
I'd like to see Mrs. Frazer.
MAN: It's after 1:00.
It's important.
Very well.
ALBERT: It's Albert, ma'am.
Come in.
How long have you
been home, Albert?
About half an hour.
There's a Lieutenant Cullen
of the police department
To see you.
I didn't want to disturb you.
Well, see him up here.
Yes, madam.
I can't start by
ducking things like this.
Suit yourself.
Mrs. Frazer will
see you upstairs.
Wouldn't she rather come down?
She's in her sitting room, sir.
This way.
Come in.
Mrs. Frazer?
I'm Lieutenant Cullen,
police department.
This is Detective Cullen.
What is it?
Is anything wrong?
It's about Mr. Frazer.
I'm sorry to have to
break it to you this way.
Your husband was killed
tonight at the airport.
bullet... no trace of it.
Excuse me.
The plane?
No, he was shot.
I'm sorry to have to
question you like this, but...
That's all right.
If I could be of any
help... won't you sit down?
Did you know your husband
was going on this trip?
Of course.
He was flying to Seattle.
Salmon fishing.
He often does.
Do you know what
plane he was taking?
I... I'm not sure.
He left before dinner.
It was still daylight.
ED: What business
was your husband in?
LOIS: He wasn't in business.
Just a socialite, all that.
Did he have any... any
enemies that you know of?
LOIS: Of course not.
Everyone liked Howard.
He was kind, thoughtful.
Oh, I... I just can't believe it.
I can't believe
that anyone would
Do a thing like th... this.
His, uh, wallet was found
near him with no money in it.
But he always carried
a lot of money.
I'm just like that.
I often warned him.
Oh, please, where is he?
Could I see him?
He's... he's in the morgue.
The morgue.
Get her on the sofa quick.
No pillows.
Keep her head low.
Feet up.
Is... is she all right?
Should we get a doctor?
No, no.
I told you these
things are tough.
That's it.
That's it.
I'm all right.
Take it easy.
I'm sorry.
Is there anything
we can get you?
It's just... what, oh yes,
about Howard being robbed.
Well, maybe someone wanted
to make it look that way.
Tell me, Mrs. Frazer...
Did your husband mention
an appointment with someone
At the airport?
He didn't say anything
about it to me.
Where does he keep
his correspondence?
Well, any letters or
anything would be in his room
Across the hall.
Mind if we have a look?
No, no.
No need for you to come.
Nice layout.
Balcony out there.
He's been burning something.
I wonder what.
Nothing here but some
bills and some invitations.
Hey, this lock's been broken.
Looks as if it's been jimmied.
Doesn't look like a
professional job anyway.
That lock on the French
door, when was it broken?
Oh, uh, it happened last week.
We came home late.
I had forgotten my key.
We didn't want to
wake the servants,
So Howard climbed the
balcony and broke in.
Well, Mrs. Frazer, that's that.
We ought to apologize again for
putting you through all this,
But we had to.
I know.
You'll have to come down
to the morgue tomorrow...
Yes, of course.
And if there's anything else...
If you think of any
reason why Mr. Frazer was
At the airport for three
hours, let us know.
Good night.
Good night.
All right, but what does
a guy do all that time?
He didn't eat,
didn't have a drink,
Didn't even buy a magazine.
How did he fill in the time?
Where was he?
What did he do?
Take it easy.
We'll find out.
Say, I felt sorry for
the wife, didn't you?
She's sure the type you go for.
Too rich for my blood.
I feel sorry for
the man, though.
Hey, suppose... suppose
the body was moved,
The way I suggested
to Doc Munson.
Then the three hours
would be explained.
Better learn one thing...
Never take a case to bed.
Well, you'd be
tailored to that one.
Look, Ed, I wouldn't ask, but
this is my first time out.
How am I doing?
All right, kid.
Do any better, and
I'll be out of a job.
Both the bullets
are 38-calibre.
I'm not sure, but I'd say
the gun had a short barrel.
How about this?
No, it couldn't
possibly be that.
Your gun's
practically brand new.
There's no record of
it in this office.
Well, thanks a lot.
All right.
Well, that got
us nowheres fast.
Come on, we know the
gun we're looking for.
What do you want, a life-sized
picture of the killer?
I want to find out more
about Frazer and Mrs. Frazer.
Why fool around with a gun?
One meet at a time.
Keep your coat on.
Check the gun.
You want me to put
an ad in the paper?
Very funny.
Why don't you get smart
and cover the pawnshop?
Well, I thought
pawnbroker's were
Supposed to report
all deals with guns.
They are, but they
take their time.
We can't afford to waste any.
OK, chief.
Hope this guy was dumb
enough to hock the thing.
Suppose he kept it or
dumped it in the bay,
Mailed it to his mother.
Hey, will you keep out
of trouble till tomorrow?
I've got to deliver
you at the church.
ED (ON PHONE): Hello?
ED (ON PHONE): Yeah.
Why haven't you called me?
Is everything all right?
I haven't had a chance.
Who do you want?
No, this is 8-7.
You've got the wrong number.
Five minutes.
Where have you been?
To see Janet.
I thought tonight was
supposed to be strictly stag.
Yeah, but I... I had
to ask her something.
We're going to put
off the honeymoon.
Well, that won't be necessary.
You'll only be gone a week.
I can handle things
till you get back.
Look, Ed, this is my
big chance... a good one.
Maybe it is.
Want to postpone
the wedding too?
No, sir.
Where to, Mrs. Cullen?
We got 14 hours.
Andy, the signal said stop.
Nothing's stopping
us today, baby.
Our first ticket.
RADIO: 28, 2-8... a
victim from hit and run.
Let's see your
driver's license.
Oh, it's you, Cullen.
I didn't recognize you all
dolled up with a car either.
It's my wife's.
Yeah, I heard you were
going to get married.
Lucky guy.
Congratulations, Mrs. Cullen.
Thank you.
I was talking to your brother
about it the other night
On the bridge.
Oh, when was that?
Saturday night.
Oh, so that's where he was.
Yeah, he was
headed to Sausalito
With a big smile on his face.
Tell me, did he
have a girl with him?
All alone.
Well, he's been
holding out on me.
Say are you trying to get me
to forget about this ticket?
You're not going to
give us one, are you?
I have to.
I know you're floating on air.
But don't try it
through intersections.
You know, I'm very
curious about something.
No, I know all about you.
I just want to find
out where we're going.
Presidio coming up.
Would you rather go
across the bridge?
Santa Rosa?
Feels wrong.
I want to look at the ocean.
All I want is to look at you.
Aren't you tired of that?
Would you rather be
checking fingerprints?
Look, Mrs. Cullen, crime in San
Francisco can take a night off.
Wanted me, Rush?
Your airport killer's
on the loose again.
What makes you think so?
You know the Martin Liquor
Store hold up last night?
Killed the owner.
Put two slugs in him,
just like Frazer.
They dug one more
out of the wall.
Same gun.
Did they get the gun?
But all three slugs match
the ones out of Frazer.
Have a look.
You can't ask for
better odds than that.
The one on the
left killed Frazer,
The one on the right, Martin.
Looks like we've got this
character for both jobs
No matter which one
we catch him on.
Yeah, if you catch him.
Thanks a lot, Rush.
Say, did you ever figure
out the odds of no two guns
Would mark him the same?
You'd hate to count
up to it... 5 million.
Get me the third precinct.
Police department.
Hello, Schneider?
E Cullen.
That Martin job, who's on it?
Olson alone, eh?
Well, we're
short-handed here too.
But I'm sending someone
down to you right away.
Keep me posted.
Where do you hide out?
I'm with Doc Munson about
Frazer's body being moved.
Hey, you know that liquor
store shooting last night?
Bullets were out of the
same gun that killed Frazer.
That' funny.
What's funny?
It doesn't make sense.
Dream on your own
time, will you?
This is a hot lead.
Get down to the third
precinct and work with Olson.
But when do I see you?
Later, after I've
cleared up a few things.
Oh, Ed, what's
happened to you so late?
Is anything wrong?
Nothing's wrong.
Are you still angry.
About that phone call.
I will be if you do that again.
From now on, I get in touch
with you when it's smart.
So don't mess things up.
Are we going to
get away with it?
Well, we've been getting
the breaks so far.
The ballistics boys found
a new lead on the gun.
You said the gun
was in the bay.
It is.
I never thought it
could happen, but it has.
There are two guns,
and they match.
I saw the bullets.
Light me a cigarette,
will you, darling?
Ed, would you marry me?
You, a cop's wife?
You'd want to keep
on being a policeman?
What else, polo?
I've got a lot of money, Ed.
What's a million or
two between friends?
I'm serious.
I just happen to love you.
That goes double.
Then why doesn't
marriage appeal to you?
You've tried it twice.
What makes you think
it'll work this time?
What I did before
doesn't prove anything.
I've loved you ever
since I've known you.
Yeah, but I know
you too well, baby.
You change your mind too fast.
And when you're
through, you're through.
I'm just trying to
find myself, to build
A new life with somebody else.
That's why I've married twice.
But you, you're afraid.
You look so sure,
and you sound so...
Easy, baby.
Watch that temper.
Oh, Ed, let's get
away from here.
The South Seas... anywhere.
I'd hate to be stranded
in the South Seas.
You think I'd ever leave you?
Well, find out
anything at the airport?
The parking lot guy said he
might have heard the shots
Over airplane motors
warming up, backfiring.
Didn't see anyone, though.
ANDY: Yeah, it looks like we're
getting nothing out there.
That's your gun.
You sure?
Absolutely sure?
Absolutely sure.
A woman that pawned it?
Mrs. Capa, 2243 Ocean Front.
Thanks, Rush.
This is going to save
me a lot of trouble.
Let's go.
Is this the gun?
It looks like it, but I
don't know much about guns.
You took it home, huh?
Hey, John, John.
Will you please tell this man
about the gun, what you said,
You see?
I got it.
It's all right to go
back to my work now?
Not today.
Come on.
Where you gonna take me?
Your wife ought
to be back by now.
Like I told you by the boat,
it's not there when we go out,
It's there when we come back.
What time did you say it was?
About 11:30.
ANDY: Hey, keep it
in English, please.
When I come home, I
give the gun to mama.
Yes, and I put it here in the
drawer with my dish towels,
Covered up.
- Anyone else know it's there?
- Oh, no.
No one was here
when... we were alone
When I put it in the drawer.
And I tell her to
sell it today for money
To buy some new cook pots.
Ah, you want to see my
cook pots, nice and new?
Never mind.
Anyone else live here?
We have a boy, Nito.
How old?
He was 20 last Tuesday,
three weeks ago.
He did not know about the gun.
Nito never is in the
kitchen, only to eat.
Where does he work?
Oh, he has no job now.
No job now?
But he's a good boy.
Oh, he's educated.
Nito is a gentleman.
He speaks grandly.
He's going to get a good job.
He's going to make
lots of money.
What does he do nights?
Last night, night
before, Saturday night?
MRS. CAPA: Saturday
night... he was here!
MR. CAPA: All night.
supper and all night.
ED: Where does he hang out
days if he doesn't work?
Hang out... [GREEK].
Where is he now?
Nights he go to school,
and days he look for work.
Now, what night did
Nito have this gun?
Nito... Nito did not
know about the gun.
You ask Nito yourself.
Go to the club and ask for him.
What club?
I don't know where.
It's called 322 Club.
Hello, Machetti.
Ah, Lieutenant, welcome.
I haven't seen you
for a long time.
You've been behaving yourself.
Is Nito Capa here?
Nito Capa?
No, I don't think
he's come in today.
Does he spend a
lot of time here?
Well, Nito likes to play pool.
What will you have, Lieutenant?
On the house.
Some other time.
What does he look like?
Well, he's...
Hey, you back there.
Hold it.
Cherry Street!
Take it easy.
You haven't got a car.
NITO: I haven't got a car.
ED: How'd you get
to the liquor store?
A cab?
I wasn't in any liquor store.
I didn't kill any liquor guy.
That's still your story, huh?
Go on, keep on riding
me another two hours.
You won't pin a thing on me.
OK, Nito, take it easy.
This is all very friendly.
We enjoy talking to you.
You're an interesting guy.
Have a cigarette.
I've got my own cigarettes.
Well, light up
and take it easy.
You bet I will.
No, no.
This is Andy.
Hold it.
Olson's back.
OK, send it up.
Nito, you're a peanut brain.
You make stupid mistakes?
What, for instance?
We searched your room.
Found it nice and clean, huh?
My mother keeps it that way.
Nice old polished brass bed.
We hated to take it apart.
What do you supposed we found
stuffed down in the tubing?
Two rolls of money.
I won that dough at the track.
Is this the money?
How do I know?
I don't mark it.
Or are you saving to buy those
sharp clothes while your mother
Goes around in a cotton dress.
My old man takes care of her.
You leave her out of this.
OK, you won it at the track.
How much was that?
500 was stolen.
Who'd you split with?
There wasn't any.
Anybody else?
I told you.
I won that at the track.
An interesting story
about this money, Nito.
The man you killed left a widow.
I didn't kill anybody.
She told Detective Olson
she knocked a bottle
Off the counter while she was
making change for a customer.
How would I know
anything about that?
A bottle of wine.
Red wine, spilled into
the cash register.
Still won this
money at the track?
Look at it, Nito.
It's not my dough.
You must have planted it.
Oh, sure.
We're trying to trick you.
But you're smart.
Better watch out you don't
get your story twisted
And fall on your face.
What were you doing at the
airport Saturday night?
I wasn't at any airport.
Your gun killed a man there.
I wasn't there, I tell you.
I've never been at the airport.
This fellow you split
with, has he got a car?
It don't make sense.
You haven't got a car.
You asked me that.
I know I did.
But your friends have cars.
Some of them.
What colors are they?
Who keeps track of the color?
Black, red, gray,
brown... take your pick.
No green?
Every other color, but no green?
Look, Nito, we got
you on the Martin job.
Why don't you come
clean on this one?
What time were you
at the airport?
It's a frame.
It's a frame!
Sit down.
You haven't got a car?
I haven't got a car.
Well, that's that.
But he killed Martin, yes.
But why do you keep trying to
pin the airport job on him?
Why not?
I don't think he did it.
Same gun.
But his father didn't
find it until two hours
After Frazer was dead.
So he said.
Wouldn't you lie to save your
kid from the gas chamber?
Capa could have had
the gun for months.
[INAUDIBLE]... dumped the
gun on his father boats,
Just so he could use
it again for the liquor
Store job after
the old man took...
Skip the parents.
Look, if he got there,
for three hours.
Look, will you throw
out that crystal ball
And stick to the facts?
All right, then where's the
money from Frazer's wallet?
Why wasn't it stashed
away in the same place?
I keep forgetting this
is your first case.
You've got an
awful lot to learn.
Never blow your top at me.
In the written report,
stick to the facts.
Why don't you relax, Ed?
You could be on
official business.
That's not what bothers me.
Then what is the matter?
What are you worrying about?
It's Andy.
I hate to keep pushing the kid
around and double crossing him,
Not when he's right.
I'm glad it's only that.
I thought you might be
sorry you ever met me.
Do you know any
reason why I should be?
Oh, Ed.
Light me a cigarette,
would you, darling?
And open a window.
It's stuffy in here.
Mix us a drink.
I think I'm going
to go home, turn in.
Well, hello.
How long have you been here?
Just drove up.
Now what's on your mind?
Well, I wanted to check on
something Mrs. Frazer said.
Remember when we were
talking about her husband?
Well, she said he
went salmon fishing.
And because you know
salmon fishing's closed
Till next season, you
walk out on your bride?
Yeah, but she lied, didn't she?
Look, when you've been
married a bit longer
And want some time off,
remember salmon fishing.
What are you doing here?
I said she was your
type, but I didn't
Think you'd start
operating this fast.
How you doing?
I don't know.
Maybe I tried to rush it.
I only got to see
her for a minute.
She's in bed.
Doped up.
Doctor's orders.
Well, I guess I
wasted a trip too.
See you in the morning.
I forgot to tell you, yesterday
the fashion editor said
My last sketches were the
best I've ever turned in.
Proud of me?
Is it any of my
business, darling?
Whatever's been bothering you.
You didn't sleep.
It's nothing.
Would it help to tell me?
It's Ed.
I can't figure him.
We're pulling apart.
And last night he lied to me.
It can't be.
You're just imagining things.
You're too serious
about your first case.
Let me scramble some eggs.
You'll feel better
after you eat something.
No eggs.
I'll borrow some from Lucy.
Police headquarters, please.
Police headquarters.
Detective Cullen.
Give me highway patrol, please.
Is officer Blair there?
Andy Cullen.
Listen, remember you telling me
about Ed's being on the bridge?
What time was it?
I don't know.
Yes, I do.
You can find out from radio.
The second all points
broadcast on your airport case
Came through while
we were talking.
Switch me back to
the board, please.
Hello, Cullen again.
Can you give me
communications radio, please?
Yes, Cullen?
Second all points
Saturday night?
Hold on.
That was call 28, 2-8.
In at 10:57 PM.
Thanks very much.
Do you know something?
I've decided to ask for a raise.
Mr. Cornell's going to be
furious, but I don't care.
I think I deserve
a raise, don't you?
This one's a better print.
I've got some news for you.
Rushton found some nice, fat
fingerprints on the shells...
You Nito's when he reloaded.
Look, Ed.
I feel rotten.
Do you mind if I borrow
your car for a while?
I want to go to the doctor's.
Hey, you didn't have your first
fight with Janet, did you?
I'm going to have another
little talk with Nito
This afternoon about 2 o'clock.
Will you be there?
I want to cooperate, but
I can't afford to have
Important business conferences...
I said I want you to
take a look at something.
Yes, I know.
Have you ever seen
this car before?
That is... the airport.
It is.
Well, it was one just
like this, I'm sure.
What color is this?
It's blue.
Why, that's ridiculous.
You mean to tell me
that I don't know one...
You're colorblind.
Hi, Janet.
Can I borrow my husband
for an early dinner?
Where is he?
Don't you know?
I haven't seen him
since this morning.
He wasn't feeling well.
He went to the doctor.
He just borrowed
my car and skipped.
Why would he do that?
He's driving ours.
Well, he's... what's wrong?
I don't know what's eating him.
Have you two been fighting?
Maybe a couple of
beefs about the case.
That's all.
I don't know.
It's just that he's terribly
upset about your lying to him.
He left the house this morning
without even saying goodbye.
What is it, Ed?
I don't know.
Look, you go on home.
I'll find him.
If he doesn't show up in
an hour, give me a ring.
Mr. Quimby speaking.
Uh, this is Lieutenant Cullen.
Did my brother find you today?
Yes, he did.
I want to congratulate
you, Lieutenant.
That was fast work.
It seems I misled
you on the color,
But I'm sure it's the same car.
Or one like it.
Have you found
the owner already?
No, no, no.
We haven't found him yet.
Where have you been all day?
Finding out a few things.
Next time take a cab
and keep Janet posted.
She's home worrying about you.
What did you do it for, Ed?
Do what?
Kill Frazer.
You drunk?
I wish I was.
It was Mrs. Frazer
all along, huh?
You sure can dream them up.
I didn't dream
up you telling me
She was half-doped in bed when
I had seen her at the window.
Or you being on
the bridge at 11:00
And tossing the gun off it.
I wish I had gone
in the drink myself.
You know, if the same
thing didn't happen
To a lot of rookies, I'd
knock your ears down.
Give then one break, and
suddenly they're masterminds,
Running around like
a hot-tailed beavers,
Arresting the whole population.
You're blowing your top again.
Go on home.
We're going into
headquarters, Ed.
Quimby identified your car.
He's crazy.
No, he's colorblind.
That makes fine evidence.
8,000 blue coups in the city,
and you get married to mine.
I've been working my
way up on the force
Since you were in grade school.
Do you think I'd throw that
away on a sucker play like this?
Yes, for one thing... a dame.
You said she wasn't
good for you.
Look, you're my brother, Edi.
I'd hate to send
other guys after you.
OK, let's go and see the chief.
Somebody's got to
snap you out of it.
Frazer residence.
Mrs. Frazer.
Listen, don't
ask any questions.
Throw some things in a bag.
I'm gonna pick you
up in 10 minutes.
We're going away.
Where are we going?
Any place you want to go.
I'll tell you when I see you.
Is the case closed?
I said pack and hurry!
I'll tell you when I see you.
MAN (ON RADIO): 1-8.
1-2-6 Emerson.
Homicide, please.
MAN (ON PHONE): Homicide.
Is Lieutenant Cullen there?
Oh, hello, Sergeant Olson.
Do you happen to
know where Andy is?
He borrowed Ed's car.
Yes, but when?
About an hour ago.
An hour ago?
Oh, good.
Thank you.
Attwater 0-2-3-9-0, please.
He's not answering.
Operator, please keep trying.
I'm pretty sure someone's there.
Operator, get me police
headquarters, please.
What time does
that flight leave?
MAN (ON PHONE): At 7:45.
We can just about make it.
Hold two seats.
Name is Johnson.
MAN (ON PHONE): First name, sir?
Harry Johnson.
MAN (ON PHONE): Thank you.
Come on.
Should we take my car?
Better take mine.
I'll get these
hands in a moment.
First get the radio
room on the phone.
It's on the floor.
How in the world
did Andy find out?
He knows his business.
Well, couldn't we talk
to him, reason with him?
I could make it worth his while.
Andy can't be bought.
I don't believe that.
There's nobody can't be...
MAN (ON RADIO): Attention all
points, attention all points...
Be on the lookout for Lieutenant
Cullen, homicide, and woman,
Lois Frazer, wanted
on murder charge.
Couple believe
heading out of city
In police car, license 1G3744.
Repeat, Lieutenant Cullen...
The airport's out.
Car 88 reporting.
Block established on Skyline
Boulevard and County Line.
No news of 13744 having
been sighted here.
88, roger.
MAN (ON RADIO): 137 reporting.
Bus driver reporting
car with plates 1G3744
Seen on state highway 110
minutes ago heading north.
137, roger.
Car 106 reporting.
Road blocks established on
state highway 5 on County Line.
Right in the middle.
Sewed up.
Mind if I take the wife home?
And stay home with her.
You're not on this case.
Right, Olson.
I want to make
sure he stays home.
Have him followed.
If he leaves the house, I want
a report on any place he goes.
I better get Shaughnessy.
Andy doesn't know him.
All right, honey.
Olson said this
isn't your case.
Forget Olson.
What are you going to do?
Ed knows he can't get
out of town for a while.
I've got a hunch I
know where he is.
Do you think we'll make it?
I don't know.
I've seen them button up this
town too many times before.
Button up?
Road blocks.
There are only six
ways out of town.
We'd have a better
chance if it were dark.
Well, why don't
we stop someplace?
Exactly what we're gonna do.
Ed, the bridge is blocked.
officer at County Line.
Left road block.
I'll take care of the gate.
You drive in.
I'll get this out of sight.
Should I fix the
gate the way it was.
It's all right as it is.
This is Fort Point, isn't it?
I've heard about it
and read about it,
But I've never seen it before.
Andy and I used to play
around here when we were kids.
Come on, let's go up one
flight, just in case.
We can stay here all night?
There's a trail
alongside the bridge.
When it's dark, we'll
climb up to the restaurant
By the toll gate.
A lot of trucks stop there.
We'll get in the back
of an off-bound truck,
And that's that.
See that watchtower?
Get up there, and
get out of sight.
Wouldn't that be the
first place he'd look?
It's too obvious.
Go on.
I'm gonna try a bluff.
Five minutes.
How much longer?
I'm freezing.
About an hour.
Let's get in out of the wind.
MAN: Don't move.
Have we got time?
Help yourself.
You said it once.
Under the skin.
LOIS: I haven't anyone
else but you, Joe.
If you get me out of
this, let's go away
Somewhere... anywhere you like.
I've got a lot of money, Joe.
Light me a cigarette,
will you, darling?
Of course, dear.