That’s our truck. - Yeah. Bus drivers think they own the road.
01:50 - Look at that fender. They’ll pay for that fender. - Pay for it? I saw what happened. We don’t pay you a nickel.
01:56 - That’s right. - You own this truck, don’t you? Yes. It’s our truck but we are not paying you one red cent.
02:01 - I got witnesses. I can get twice as many witnesses.
02:05 - In the first place you got no right parking here.
02:07 - In the second place you didn’t stick your hand out.
02:10 - We can sue you. - That’s right. You’re paying me for my fender.
02:13 - Pay the man. Who are you? I never saw you before.
02:18 - What are you doing driving one of our trucks? Well, your Flagstaff office needed a driver in a hurry.
02:24 - They didn’t tell me this truck here had no brakes.
02:26 - Go on, pay the man for his damages. We pay nothing. - That’s right.
02:31 - I get fifteen dollars for this run. I’ll take it now.
02:34 - See the cashier in the morning. I’ll take it now.
03:39 - As straight shot. All whiskey? How is it? Malt whiskey.
03:46 - A whiskey. It’s awful. Why drink it? Do you like to clean glasses? I don’t mind.
04:43 - What is going on up there? - A little gambling.
04:46 - I thought it was illegal in this state. So is spitting on the floor.
04:51 - Can anybody go up there? - Nope. Only a select group.
04:55 - Who do I have to know? It’s not who you know. It is what you can show.
04:59 - Well. What is it worth? 21 jewel movement. The case happens to be pure gold.
05:09 - Ten dollars. It’s worth 60. I’ll take 50.
05:25 - Kinda a warm, isn’t it. That’s him, officer. That’s him. The one sitting at the bar.
05:36 - What’s your name? Lambert. What’s the trouble? Your full name.
05:44 - Michael Lambert. L-A-M-B-E-R-T. Let’s have your driver’s license.
05:57 - This expired three months ago. Gee, that’s right.
06:02 - Well, I have been out of the country. - Driving trucks? There is nothing wrong with driving trucks but it’s not my business.
06:08 - So it seems. I just wanted to get down into this town.
06:11 - Why? Do you know anybody here? No. I’m looking for a job. I’m a mining engineer.
06:18 - Suppose you tell me what’s the trouble? We’ll let the judge tell you.
06:22 - I wouldn’t have time to read all the charges against you.
06:25 - Let’s go. Come on, let’s go. - Alright. Alright.
06:39 - Reckless driving. Driving through a boulevard stop.
06:44 - Driving without a license. Plead guilty? Yes, sir.
06:49 - It’s not as simple as that though. Fifty dollars or ten days? Pay the clerk.
06:54 - I haven’t got fifty dollars. That’s the man that ought to be fined.
06:57 - What man? - The trucking foreman. He knows that truck had no brakes.
07:02 - What about that? Your Honor, they hall have excuses when they break the law.
07:07 - No man works for our outfit. . Unless he agrees to full responsibility for any traffic violations.
07:12 - We got to do that Judge, or them drivers would bankrupt the company.
07:16 - Did you agree to this? I suppose so.
07:19 - I needed the money. Then they hand me a truck without any brakes.
07:23 - I fought that truck for seven hours coming down into this cheap town.
07:26 - Fifty dollars or ten days? I told you I haven’t got it.
07:30 - Ten days. That’s alright. Ten days is all I wanted of this town.
07:35 - I’ll play the fine. For this man? - Yes.
07:41 - Pay the clerk. The case is closed. You are free to go.
07:45 - Name? Always the same. Always the same.
08:07 - Same old pair. Women and. . And you know whose fault it is? A woman? Yeah.
08:22 - It is mine. But not anymore. I am going to. .
08:26 - Settle down and I am going to be a success.
08:30 - A success. That’s me. Sure. I know.
08:35 - Well, this is the pay-off. Bailed out by a woman.
08:41 - She is waiting for you. - Well, let her wait.
08:45 - I am through with all that. I am going to settle down. I’m going to make good.
08:50 - I am going to make good. I am going to make good.
08:55 - That’s right. Make good. I’m going to make good.
09:01 - It isn’t the money, Julio. Because we can stretch and give you a little more.
09:06 - No. I am just tired and I want to quit. His clothes? Yes.
09:13 - Well, when a girl like you wants something.
09:16 - She is going to get it. Come on, Mike.
09:25 - Come on. A pretty girl. You are beautiful, Paula.
09:41 - Yes, Mike. I’ve found him. What does he look like? The same height as you.
12:31 - Same build. Face? Not like you at all.
12:41 - It doesn’t matter. We’ll fix that. Are you upset? No.
13:13 - Excited? A little. But you, darling.
13:19 - You must be exhausted. All evening on your feet in that crowded smoky place.
13:25 - I shouldn’t have let you do it. You couldn’t do it and it had to be done.
13:32 - Five weeks. . of looking. . Waiting and looking.
13:37 - Sometimes I felt it wasn’t worth it. Not even for a quarter of a million dollars.
13:44 - If it weren’t for this place. To come here in my free time and relax and feel like a human being.
13:52 - I don’t know what I would have done. Paula.
13:56 - Do you think it was wise to quit? Quit the La Paloma? - Yeah.
14:01 - Why not? We’re ready. That’s true.
14:06 - Better to quit now than. . Disappear without a word.
14:11 - This way it is finished. You sure he is the man? Of course.
14:16 - And he knows no-one in town? No relatives, no connections? No-one but me.
14:22 - We’ve got to make sure he doesn’t make any other friends.
14:25 - I’ll make sure. Steve. It’s wonderful luck.
14:31 - He is very much like you. Really? Not really.
14:44 - You remember the day I met you? That first day, two years ago almost.
14:50 - How could I forget. I was modelling furs for a living.
14:53 - You were standing on the steps being photographed. .
14:55 - And that Chicago wind was blowing through your hair.
14:59 - You looked like and angel in furs. Someone else’s furs.
15:04 - You were beautiful. Steve. Do you have the card for the safety deposit box? Of course.
15:16 - It is all filled out. You just sign it.
15:54 - What about the keys? Keys? To the safety deposit box.
15:58 - Oh. I have got them. I’ll have to keep them with me.
16:01 - In case anything goes wrong I can put the money back in a hurry.
16:07 - Steve. How soon? A week. 4 days, 3 days.
16:14 - I’ve got a lot of things to take care of. The sooner the better.
16:18 - Yes. It is late. We’d better go. I’ll turn the car around.
16:37 - I’ll be right down. Don’t worry. I’m sure it will work.
17:07 - It has to work. Why, Beth. Are you still up? I couldn’t sleep.
17:46 - What is the matter, Beth? Alright. So, I’ve stayed out all night again.
17:53 - Would you like an accounting? I didn’t ask you where you had been.
17:57 - I don’t particularly want to know. It’s your own business.
18:01 - Of course, dear. And if I did tell you I’m sure you would take it for granted I was lying.
18:09 - Please Stephen, please. I am not trying to make a scene.
18:27 - Don’t you think it is time we thrashed this out like two sane people? Yes, yes. I know, Beth.
18:32 - You’ll say all the things you’ve been saying for weeks now.
18:35 - “Something has been happening to us”. Hasn’t it? I’ve told you repeatedly you imagine all these things.
18:41 - Stephen, no woman imagines it when she ceases to feel like a wife.
18:46 - Now what are you talking about? About the way you avoid the issue.
18:52 - You have a quaint and childish way of admitting all your sins.
18:56 - I’m not asking you to admit them. I am asking you to do something about them.
19:00 - I’m sorry, Beth. But I am a little too old to change.
19:02 - I’m not a hypocrite. No. I suppose you are not.
19:07 - It is a strange thing. We’ve been married nine years.
19:10 - I still don’t know exactly what you are. I am exactly what you wanted me to be.
19:16 - I am a respected vice president of the respected Empire Trust and Savings Bank.
19:20 - All thanks to you, Beth. All that I am and hope to be.
19:23 - I owe to my angel wife. You talk as though you didn’t want it.
19:27 - On the contrary. It is exactly what I do want.
19:30 - My father described you pretty accurately before we were married.
19:34 - An opportunist? He was quite right, Beth.
19:38 - But even he admitted I was an intelligent one.
19:41 - I had a good education and made no use of it.
19:43 - I had manners and a fine disposition. So you married me and made me respectable.
19:52 - You wanted to know what I am. I told you.
19:56 - Now, do whatever you like about it. Thanks for telling me what I bought and paid for.
22:25 - What time have you got? There is clock right up there.
22:41 - Were you on duty last night? Yep. Did you see me come in? Yep.
22:50 - How did I get here? A lady brought you in.
22:57 - A lady? What lady? She didn’t say.
23:01 - Just brought you in. How much for the room? We collect in advance.
23:13 - Who did you collect from, me? Nope.
23:16 - The lady. Uhuh. Hey. The phone booth is over there.
23:52 - Thanks. Where can I get some coffee round here? Across the street. Down about a block.
24:26 - Put your sample down there. - I have no sample.
24:29 - Opening up any new mines? I might be. I do every once in a while.
24:33 - Well, I am. . I’m a mining engineer.
24:36 - Is that so? Got a regular degree? Sure I have.
24:40 - I don’t want to see your credentials. I ain’t going to hire you.
24:47 - Do you know anybody who might? I am. .
24:50 - A pretty fair man in my field. Had experience? - Plenty.
24:57 - I tell you what, son. There was a man that came in yesterday with a sample that looked pretty good.
25:03 - Assayed pretty good too. I got the report all ready for him.
25:07 - What is it? Well, I am not supposed to say.
25:11 - Silver. And that stays pretty high too. Is that so? I might be able to use you.
25:18 - If I were you I’d stick around. An awful nice fellow too.
25:22 - The old codger has been trying and trying. Looks pretty good, eh? You sit right down there and wait for this fellow.
25:28 - He should be in right about now. Thanks a lot for the tip.
25:33 - Then I’ll wait. Of course I wouldn’t take a job like that no matter what they paid me.
25:38 - Tracking up them trails when there’s no trails at all.
25:41 - A rotten bunkhouse, cold at night and. . Bitter cold in the day.
25:46 - Live off beans and coffee. Boiled in the same pot most likely.
25:50 - Hello, Sandy. Hello Jeff. How are you? Want anything special? Now don’t kid me, Sandy. Have you got that assay for me or not? Well, I might have it. I might have it.
26:02 - Let’s see. I put it somewhere. Come on, hurry it up.
26:06 - Ah yes. Here it is. I don’t know. Am I reading right? A great assay, according to form.
26:22 - Looks good. - Is good. I knew I had something. I was dead sure of fit.
26:27 - Look Sandy. Don’t that say. . 121 ounces per ton.
26:31 - That’s right. - Maybe I struck her this time.
26:34 - Maybe I struck her. They said it was all worked out.
26:37 - Gee, Sandy. I’m going to open up that mine in two weeks. You see if I don’t.
26:41 - Jeff. Want a man to work with you? You? - Me? Not me you old fool.
26:46 - A mining engineer. A college graduate. He might be a good man for you.
26:50 - Hey, engineer. This is the miner I was telling you about.
26:55 - How are you? Hey. Don’t I know you? Sure. You’re the fellow that ran into my car yesterday.
27:01 - That’s right. - Glad to see you. Sandy, this here is an honest man.
27:04 - What did I tell you? You are a mining engineer, huh? I am a lot better at that than I am at driving trucks.
27:12 - He is a good man. Think you can use me? Come on, man. Come on, let’s celebrate first.
27:18 - I’d do better with something a bit more solid in here if it’s alright with you.
27:21 - Sure. Gosh I am glad I met you this way. So long, Sandy.
27:27 - Red mountain. Here. And here is the old shaft.
27:31 - And the tunnel heads right up this way. And right here is where the vein ran out.
27:36 - They thought. They missed it by just that far.
27:41 - And pretty? Man, you should see it. - What’s the condition of the tunnel? Not bad. Timbers are in pretty good shape.
27:47 - Water nearby? Yeah. We got a mountain stream right up here. Solid in the winter.
27:52 - Dry in the summer and flooded in spring. Far from here? Man it is ten thousand up and fifty miles from the nearest house.
27:59 - Does that bother you any? - Oh no. That’s good.
28:02 - Man. . when we get going. I guess I got to buy myself a new hat.
28:07 - This one has been snowed on, spit on and chewed on by mountain squirrels.
28:10 - It brought you luck, though, Huh? Not for the last three years it hasn’t.
28:14 - But here we go her now. We can cut five hundred a day out of that vein.
28:18 - Say, I want to sign a contract with you. Whatever you say.
28:23 - Ten percent of the silver that you cut out of that mountain.
28:26 - Fair enough? Fair? That’s ten percent more than I figured on.
28:31 - All I wanted was a job. That’s the way I want it. - It’s your money.
28:34 - I’ll get it out of you. You’ll work all the harder.
28:37 - Go ahead. Finish your breakfast. I’m going to go buy a new hat.
28:39 - And get to the Empire Bank before noon. - Are you on good terms with the bank? With a report like this? Man, this is money.
28:46 - Is it a deal? Do we go to work? - Sure. Good. - It’s a deal.
28:49 - You pack and be over at the assay office at 2 o’clock.
28:52 - Right. Gee, I forgot your name again.
28:55 - Oh. It is Mike Lambert. Jeff Cunningham.
29:06 - Come in. You didn’t call so I just dropped in to see if you were alright.
29:17 - You were in a bad way last night. Yeah? You act as though you wish I hadn’t come.
29:23 - No, I just got a lot of things on my mind. That’s all.
29:26 - I noticed that last night. What do you mean? Well, you kept running away from liquor and women.
29:33 - Or was it a woman? Don’t count on anything I said last night.
29:38 - Liquor blanks me out. Oh. I am sorry about that.
29:43 - Why? You said I was beautiful. I told you I never remember what I do after I’ve had a couple of drinks.
29:55 - You handle everything just like a man. Going somewhere? Uhuh.
30:08 - What are you running away from this time? I have got a job out of town.
30:14 - Don’t go worrying about your money. You will get it back.
30:17 - You know I am not worried about the money. You make more sense when you are drunk.
30:22 - Maybe. You are afraid. Of what? That is to show you how wrong you are, lady.
30:45 - Paula is the name. I came here to get a job. That’s all. Now I got it.
30:56 - Better, the owner has cut me in on 10% of all the silver I get out of the mine.
31:01 - The first break I’ve had in a long time and now nobody is going to spoil it.
31:04 - Not even me. I am sorry. I didn’t mean to interfere.
31:12 - It’s alright. Forget it. Where is the mine? About fifty miles from here.
31:25 - Who owns it? A fellow named Cunningham.
31:29 - When do you leave? This afternoon at 2 o’clock if there is no hitch.
31:37 - How could there be a hitch? You said it was all set.
31:40 - Not in my deal. I mean in the money arrangements.
31:43 - Cunningham is at the Empire Bank now negotiating a loan.
31:46 - It takes dough to get that silver out. I see.
31:52 - You know, I wish you all the luck you deserve, Mike.
31:55 - Thanks. If you ever need another button sewed on. .
32:01 - The address is 211 Clark Street. Goodbye, Mike. Good luck.
32:36 - It looks alright, Cunningham. Mr Price, you never said a truer word.
32:40 - You know, I never felt that hill had anything left it in it but rocks.
32:43 - We’ll have to send one of our men out tomorrow to look at the property.
32:46 - That suits me fine. Now what you estimate. .
32:50 - Excuse me, Cunningham. Yes? Helen Bailey on the phone.
32:55 - I’ll call her later. She says it’s very important.
32:58 - Alright. Hello. Steve. Are you alone? No.
33:04 - Then just listen. There is a miner named Cunningham on his way to see you.
33:08 - Maybe he is there already. Yes. He has offered our man a job.
33:13 - I don’t know how he made the connection but he did.
33:15 - I see. Yes. That is a very sound idea. Thank you.
33:20 - Goodbye. Now Cunningham, what did you estimate the loan should be? Well.
33:28 - My rough figuring comes to thirty thousand.
33:32 - Huh? How does that sound? Well, frankly it sounds like far too much.
33:38 - Well I don’t know. I suppose we could scrape through with five thousand there.
33:43 - That is still too much. I don’t figure it that way.
33:47 - Cunningham, you realize the bank can’t afford to gamble on a big sum like that.
33:51 - Why not? I’ve paid back every red cent I ever borrowed and paid it on time.
33:55 - This bank knows me. You can’t do business on sentiment, Cunningham.
33:58 - This is not sentiment. Now, here is what I suggest.
34:02 - A short-term note, say three months. Short term.
34:06 - For five thousand dollars. What? That wouldn’t even pay for the tool shack.
34:17 - What you’re doing is turning me down. - I wouldn’t say that, Cunningham.
34:21 - I’ve done business with this bank for fifteen years.
34:23 - Since long before you came here. Long before you married your money and long before you sat in that chair.
34:33 - You give me a lot of greasy talk and then you turn me down.
34:35 - I’m sorry. You’re not sorry, but you will be.
34:56 - You got lots of time now. - What’s wrong? No loan.
35:00 - What. . what happened? I don’t know exactly.
35:03 - That no-good vice president of the bank. The deal was all set and then suddenly. .
35:09 - I just don’t understand it. - There’s another bank in town, right? There is, sure. But they won’t touch a mining investment.
35:16 - No. I’ll go out of town and see my old partner Walt Donovan.
35:19 - He may be able to dig me up a couple of thousand, maybe more.
35:22 - Well, what about our deal? Is it still going? Sure, man. Sure it does, Mike.
35:28 - You know how things look. If I’m not back in 2 or 3 days.
35:32 - Maybe you’d better get yourself another job.
35:36 - Good luck to you, Jeff. You got a new hat out of it anyway, huh? It is kinda pretty, ain’t it.
36:02 - The same? No. What will you have? You got a match? Thanks.
36:22 - Looking for someone in particular? She quit last night.
36:30 - Good for her. [ Buzzer ] Come in.
36:47 - Mike. Expecting somebody? Certainly not you.
36:52 - I thought you were on your way. I was.
36:57 - The deal fell through. Oh, I am sorry.
37:00 - So am I. Maybe I shouldn’t be. Sit down, Mike.
37:12 - I just left the La Paloma. See anything interesting? I heard you quit your job.
37:22 - I hope it wasn’t because you got mixed up in my troubles.
37:25 - Oh no. I was just tired. You are a strange girl.
37:43 - Working in a 2-bit café and yet you look like. .
37:46 - Like what? I am trying to decide. Mike.
37:54 - Yeah? There is a bottle of rye in the kitchen.
37:57 - No thanks. Sure? - I don’t need it.
38:02 - What happened? Did you swear off liquor and women? Maybe.
38:09 - The deal meant an awful lot to you didn’t it.
38:12 - Some. You don’t want to talk about that.
38:20 - It depends on how you tell it. Oh, it is a very short story.
38:26 - Money. How much? More than the bank wanted to risk.
38:33 - What are your plans? I don’t know any plans.
38:38 - Maybe I will hang around a couple of days. Just sort of. .
38:40 - What? Catch up on things. And then? Vancouver.
38:50 - Then Alaska. Still running away? Not yet.
38:57 - I can see several good reasons why I should stay.
39:17 - Put it in the garage, Paula. What has happened? - Nothing to be alarmed about.
39:42 - It is hardly five o’clock. We’ve never come here this early.
39:46 - What’s the trouble? There’s no trouble.
39:49 - It is just that the bank examiners are coming the day after tomorrow.
39:53 - Then there is trouble. No. It is quite the usual thing.
39:59 - But when they arrive they work about two weeks.
40:02 - I don’t want a delay. I think it is dangerous.
40:05 - I agree. We cannot wait that long. How about your car? Plenty of gas in it? Yes, Steve.
40:12 - Alright. We’ll leave it here in the garage. It will only be for the night.
40:16 - But darling. What about the money? You think I’d forget that? Of course not, Steve. But there are so many things.
40:23 - It’s in your safe deposit box. All of it? Two hundred and fifty thousand.
40:31 - They will be searching for that money from here to Los Angeles.
40:33 - And all the while it will be right under their noses.
40:37 - In my own bank, in your name. Now, Paula.
40:43 - Under that robe you will find a wrench. Now. About your friend Lambert.
40:50 - I’ll get him here. But remember. It’s your place, not mine.
40:54 - He still thinks I am a waitress. I want to go over this from beginning to end.
41:16 - That sign. Dangerous curve on the right. That is where I stop and where you. . - I know.
41:35 - Steve. Yes? I am worried about one thing.
41:43 - What’s that? What if they find something? To identify him.
41:49 - Well, when there’s an accident there is usually a fire.
41:51 - Suppose there isn’t? There will be.
41:55 - There will be nothing left to identify. Then Lambert becomes Price.
42:00 - Yes, Steve. A just end for an embezzler.
42:05 - Let’s take a look. For the first time I really believe it’s going to happen.
42:40 - Tomorrow night. Tomorrow night. The club open? - Yep.
43:46 - That’s yours for ten bucks. It’s the same watch.
43:52 - That still runs. Is it a deal? Okay.
44:00 - Drink? - No. One nine. One nine.
44:11 - On the winner. Place your bets early, gentlemen.
44:16 - Craps seven eleven. - A seven. Four. The number is four.
44:22 - The highway, Joe. Ten he comes. Four.
44:29 - Lose. Seven lost it. Player. Put them down early now.
44:36 - For number. Win seven. Shoot it.
44:47 - Win seven. You win some more. Coming right out for number now.
44:52 - Shoot it. One eleven. Another winner.
45:00 - I’ll take the money. What? You quit? You plenty hot.
45:04 - Don’t be loco. Craps seven eleven. Hey.
45:18 - I’ll buy that watch back or twenty bucks. Come on, come on.
45:41 - Expecting me? Of course. You are so good.
45:51 - What’s the matter? I came to pay of my debt.
45:57 - Forty. Fifty. That is for the fine.
46:02 - Three dollars for room number 7. And five dollars you gave me. That’s what the five dollars is for.
46:09 - And here. That is for your trouble.
46:15 - Mike, you are insulting. I couldn’t insult you. That wouldn’t be possible.
46:20 - You are drunk. I wish I were. Now this is beginning to make sense.
46:31 - A waitress that doesn’t look like a waitress.
46:34 - Quitting her job. Why? Because she is tired? Expensive perfume.
46:46 - Plenty of money. Money to throw away on a guy like me.
46:49 - Pay his fine. Getting him a room. What for, a laugh? Are you through? Yes. I’m through and getting out of here.
46:57 - You’re getting out of here but first you are going to tell me.
46:59 - I’ve got nothing to tell you. What is the matter with you? I was standing at the corner of 5th and Clark Street about an hour ago.
47:07 - You fool. A car stopped at the curb.
47:10 - You know who that was? - Don’t want to know.
47:12 - You’ve got to know. It was Price. Who happens to be Vice President of the Empire Bank.
47:18 - Congratulations. I didn’t go for my sake. I went for yours.
47:23 - That’s great. Doesn’t the Cunningham deal mean anything to you anymore? Well, what about it? I persuaded Price to reconsider the loan.
47:32 - He is going with us tomorrow to look at Cunningham’s property.
47:35 - Do you understand, Mike? You’ve got the deal.
47:38 - Yeah? You don’t have to believe it. You have the appointment. See for yourself.
47:44 - What did you do to persuade him? What’s the difference now? - A lot of difference.
47:50 - I don’t want a woman fronting for me. I wanted you to get the job.
47:53 - I couldn’t let you drift away. Pick up the money, Mike.
48:06 - How does a. . A waitress at the La Paloma come to know the vice president of a bank? A lot of people come to La Paloma.
48:15 - So I have noticed. One way or another. .
48:17 - A smart girl gets to know in which closet they keep the family skeleton.
48:23 - When she rattles that skeleton. . Bingo.
48:31 - Where is the skeleton in the. . Price family? Mrs Price.
48:36 - But it’s a long story. Are you going to stay to hear it? Where are your cigarettes? The same place.
48:55 - As they were last night. Have you finished those letters? - No, Mr Price. These estimates. .
49:06 - Never mind. I will sign them tomorrow. I am driving out to look at the Cunningham holdings.
49:10 - Cancel all my appointments for today. - Yes, Mr Price.
49:13 - Oh. I want to see the examiners when they arrive first thing in the morning.
49:26 - Been in our city long, Mr Lambert? A couple of days.
49:31 - Say, aren’t you going to have one of your engineers look the place over? A banker Mr Lambert has to know a little about almost everything.
49:37 - I happen to have a mining degree. Good enough.
49:46 - We’ll take these samples back and have a new assay run on them for confirmation.
49:50 - Suit yourself. - It will give us a clearer picture.
49:53 - Just a second. I’ll get somebody to carry them in.
50:04 - Everything working out, Mr Price? - I imagine so.
50:08 - It must seem a boring trip. - On the contrary.
50:14 - I had to dump out Cunningham’s laundry but he won’t mind.
50:26 - You know, Mr Lambert. I think I may have been too hasty yesterday.
50:30 - Cunningham of course was a little rude. I got angry, naturally.
50:33 - I don’t think Cunningham meant to be. Well, looks good to me.
50:38 - In fact I think we stand to make a little money.
50:41 - Well. . that calls for a celebration. Not a bad idea.
50:46 - Where would you like to stop? I don’t know this section at all.
50:50 - I tell you what, we might turn off to my place.
50:53 - I’ve got a little shack up there. I’m sure we can find the fixings.
50:57 - I need something to arm me up. Personally, I am off liquor.
51:02 - Well, one drink won’t shorten a man’s life appreciably now will it.
51:22 - Oh, what a lovely place. It is quite a shack. Come on in.
51:35 - Make yourselves comfortable. Mr Lambert.
51:40 - Let me take your hat. - Thanks. I’ll fix some drinks. - Wonderful.
51:45 - How would you like it, Miss Craig? Water? Soda? Some sherry. - Sherry? Whiskey, Lambert? Alright.
51:54 - Just a short one though. You know, Cunningham is going to be mighty happy when he hears about it.
52:08 - Yes. I think we do business. Here is to luck.
52:23 - And a little extra. To all of us. Is anyone else hungry? I am famished.
52:40 - Let’s go. There must to be a diner on the road somewhere.
52:42 - Nonsense. I have all the staples in the refrigerator.
52:45 - Eggs, bacon. The usual things. And perhaps Miss Craig would. .
52:49 - Fine. Where is the frying pan? - Right out here.
52:51 - Your coat. Where can I wash my hands? Right up the head of the stairs.
53:46 - So far, so good. Stall for time. It is still too early.
54:01 - Find everything, Lambert? Yeah. What’s got into you? Why are you drinking? To you.
55:00 - Won’t you join us in the kitchen, Lambert? I like it better out here.
55:16 - Something is the matter with him. - I know.
55:22 - He saw your robe upstairs. My robe? He is in love with you.
55:34 - What do we do? Let him drink. It will make it that much easier.
56:02 - He has passed out. You will have to carry him.
57:16 - Come on, Mike. Come on. Paula.
59:18 - Banker killed in accident. Read all about it.
59:22 - All about the auto crash. Banker killed in auto crash.
59:26 - Here you are, Read all about it. All about the auto crash.
59:33 - Banker killed in auto crash. How do you feel? What happened to me? Don’t you remember? No.
60:34 - The only thing I remember is a. . A white robe.
60:44 - Mike. Let’s not pretend anymore. No. Let’s not.
60:48 - I did lie to you. About Price. But that’s over. That is passed.
60:54 - That was before I. . - Before what? Before I met you.
60:59 - Do you see, Mike? Price never meant. . - I don’t care what he meant to you.
61:04 - I’m pulling out of this. Mike. Have you seen this? “Stephen Price killed. . “ Well, that is impossible.
61:28 - We were with him. It says here he was. .
61:32 - “Alone in his car. “ Have you been to the police? The accident.
61:39 - We can’t go to the police. Why not? It wasn’t that kind of an accident.
61:45 - What do you mean? You killed him, Mike.
61:50 - Don’t you remember? I? - Yes. You’re out of your mind.
62:00 - I tried to stop you. You were drunk.
62:04 - You accused him of making advances. When he called off the deal, you got angry and hit him.
62:11 - He fell against the fireplace. Hitting his head.
62:17 - I didn’t kill him. No. It was just an accident. Where are you going? To the police.
62:26 - You can’t. He’s dead. And as far as everyone was concerned it was an accident.
62:32 - Listen to me. If you go to the police, you will hang.
62:36 - You came into this town a drifter. They will never believe that you didn’t mean to kill him.
62:41 - Does it matter? I will hang too. I helped to cover for you.
62:46 - To make it look like an accident. And I thought I had something this time.
62:53 - Go and pack your things. We are going to leave town. Tomorrow.
62:59 - I am right back where I started. Nowhere.
63:11 - Paper, mister? Hey. “Auto accident proved murder. “ How do they know it was murder? It says so right here in the paper.
63:34 - “A blow on the back of the head with a blunt instrument. “ “Causing severe cerebral haemorrhage. “ Why, that is awful. Have they got the murderer? Oh, they got him alright.
63:57 - Five minutes. That’s all. How are you, Jeff? Bad. How would you feel with charges like this against you? Mike, you know I didn’t do it. I couldn’t kill anybody.
64:07 - I didn’t like him, but. . I wouldn’t kill him.
64:10 - Take it easy, Jeff. Of course you didn’t do it.
64:12 - They must prove it before they can convict you.
64:14 - Sorry, Mike. I didn’t mean to fly off the handle.
64:16 - I’m in a tough spot. You have your alibi. You went out to see your friend Donovan.
64:21 - That’s just it. He wasn’t there. I stayed in his shack overnight.
64:24 - When he didn’t show up the next day I came on back to town.
64:29 - They claim that you threatened Price. I did no such thing.
64:34 - I went to see him about the loan. At first he says: “Yes, Cunningham. Fine Cunningham”.
64:38 - I think the deal is all set. Then we were interrupted. He talked on the phone.
64:43 - When he finished his call he wouldn’t hear of a deal.
64:45 - He offered me five thousand. I didn’t threaten him.
64:49 - I told him off and walked out. Sit down.
64:54 - I know you didn’t do it. Yeah, sure.
64:57 - They say my laundry bag was in the wrecked car.
64:59 - Mike, I swear I don’t know how he got it. I wasn’t with him.
65:04 - Jeff. I was the last man with Price.
65:10 - You? Yeah. We drove up to the mine.
65:14 - He changed his mind about your deal. He wanted to go through with it? Yep.
65:19 - Then he backed out again. That is when I may have killed him.
65:26 - Don’t you know? No, I don’t. I had a few drinks.
65:36 - Mike. You didn’t murder anybody, no more than me.
65:40 - I don’t know. There’s something loco about this man Price.
65:45 - He changes his mind and then he changes sit again.
65:48 - I don’t get it. He wasn’t crazy. Not Price.
65:57 - But wait a minute, Jeff. You say that when you went into his office he got a phone call? That’s right. He did.
66:05 - What did he say? Nothing. Just yes/no, yes/no.
66:09 - Yeah, but who was he talking to? I didn’t pay any attention.
66:14 - Just a phone call. None of my business. Maybe that is something.
66:19 - Maybe it’s nothing but it’s all we’ve got. The police ought to know.
66:24 - They’d only throw me in jail. Time is up.
66:28 - Look, Jeff. I think I have an idea who might have done it.
66:31 - But what I don’t know is why. I need time to find out.
66:34 - But I promise you you’re not going to be in here more than 24 hours.
66:37 - Another day won’t make no difference. Mike.
66:44 - Don’t get in no trouble on account of me. It’s alright, Jeff.
67:12 - Can’t you read? I’m looking for Mr Price’s secretary.
67:16 - Who? Mr Price’s secretary. Well, she is not here. - I know that.
67:21 - What is her name? - I don’t know her name. What do you want to know for? - I have got to see her. I am a. .
67:26 - I’m a changes reporter. Can you find out? I’d like to see Miss Woodworth. - She is retired for the night.
68:06 - Wait. Is she the lady that worked for Mr Price? I’m her husband. What do you want with her? I am a reporter for The Chronicle. - Look.
68:12 - Every cop in town has been questioning my wife.
68:14 - The phone rings all day long. They talk to her until she don’t know what she says.
68:18 - Why not give her a break and return tomorrow? Mister, this is important. There is a man in jail.
68:22 - He’ll be in jail tomorrow too. It may mean this man’s life. .
68:26 - And all I want is one minute of Mrs Woodworth’s time.
68:28 - Let him come in, Jack. Mrs Woodworth, I will be very brief. It is about Jeff Cunningham.
68:40 - You say you overheard a quarrel. That is right.
68:43 - He was shouting insults at Mr Price. While Cunningham was in Mr Price’s office Mr Price got a phone call, right? He had a dozen calls.
68:53 - Didn’t you ring Mr Price on the intercom while Cunningham was there? Yes, I did.
69:01 - Is that important? - It might prove vital. Who was it who called? Let me think.
69:09 - Try to remember. You don’t have to answer him if you don’t want to.
69:12 - He’s not the police. - It’s my job. Was it a man or a woman who called? Oh. . it was a woman.
69:23 - What was her name? Try to think. I have got to know.
69:30 - Why? What is the hurry? I’ve got to make the morning edition.
69:35 - Look. Your wife is trying to cooperate. Why shouldn’t you? Whittier. . Beltson? Carlson? Barkley.
69:49 - Gee. It is right on the tip of my tongue. You never sent a reporter? Is that it? That’s what I figured.
69:58 - No. You send for the police. I’ll hold him here.
70:03 - Yeah. It will be a pleasure. Oh, I know. Of course.
70:10 - Helen Bailey. That is the name: Helen Bailey.
70:18 - Did you ever see her? No. But she called three or four times a week.
70:22 - Helen Bailey. Of course. Thanks. You have helped a lot.
70:30 - How about a cup of coffee before you leave? No thanks. I’m in a hurry. - No need to hurry.
70:35 - The Chronicle has no morning edition. It never did.
70:39 - Sit down. Sorry. “When you hear the tone the time will be 9:15. “ [ Buzzer ] Mike.
72:02 - I am so glad. - Hello, Paula. I was frantic all night worrying. Where were you? What have you been doing? Thinking.
72:12 - Oh don’t. Don’t think about it. There is nothing we can do.
72:17 - We’ll leave this town in a couple of hours.
72:20 - I’ll fix you some coffee. I went to see Cunningham yesterday.
72:30 - He is in a bad spot. Oh, he’ll get out of it.
72:34 - After all he is innocent. Proving it is something else.
72:38 - There is nothing you can do. I can confess.
72:41 - No, Mike. I can’t let you. We’ve got to think of us.
72:53 - Paula. Yes, darling? You know this town pretty well.
72:58 - Some. Do you know a woman named. . Helen Bailey? No.
73:09 - No. I do not recall her name. Why do you ask about her? Who? - Helen Bailey.
74:50 - No reason. Except that she was a friend of Price’s.
75:03 - How do you know? It was in the paper this morning.
75:10 - Price’s secretary talked to Miss Bailey many times but claims she never saw her.
75:27 - Darling. I have to go to the La Paloma and pick up my last check.
75:37 - We’ll need every cent of the money. Mike. I am sorry.
75:45 - I’ll get another. You run along. I’ll be right back.
75:56 - Now, don’t run away again. I won’t.
78:16 - Open it, Paula. Open it. You would let me go on believing that I killed him.
78:36 - I had to hold you. You killed him. For that.
78:44 - It was either Price or you. He wanted to kill you.
78:48 - Let you burn. So they would think it was him.
78:51 - It would have hurt less that way. I couldn’t tell you before, Mike.
78:55 - I was afraid I’d lose you. I didn’t care what you were or what you did before we met.
79:01 - Listen to me. We met by luck. We had a few hours.
79:09 - We belong to each other, Mike. You know that.
79:11 - Sure. I wanted it that way more than anything in the world.
79:17 - But it is no good, Paula. Mike. Mike. Listen to me.
79:23 - We can go away. . anywhere. All that money is ours.
79:28 - We can do anything we want. What about Cunningham? Would you let him die for something he didn’t do? We could get him a good lawyer.
79:52 - It is no good, Paula. I can’t let this go.
80:00 - I waited too long, Mike. You don’t know what it is to wear someone else’s clothes.
80:05 - To have to smile when you don’t want to. 0h, Mike.
80:08 - If I’d only known you before I met Price. Then this is goodbye, Mike.
80:51 - Mike. Help me. I’m scared, Mike.
80:56 - They are out there. You told them. You’ll get a big reward for this.
81:58 - You keep it. –(sd)-.