Chain of Events (1958) - full transcript
When a clerk tries to dodge paying a bus fare, it sparks all sorts of complications.
Subtitles by Nostromo
There some mail from Mr Stockman
What's his address?
John Arthur Gene Stockman
57 Cranworth Garden
I wish customers wouldn't
use the bank as a post office
He only does it to save money,
you know,Stockman,mean as they come
-He's not the only one
Ah,time to go home
Except those buses will
be as crowded as usual
Look,I've only got a
penny,hit me change
I had to pay my wife's library fine
And at the present, with my goodness
the old man is up
I wonder if you could possibly change
Pound or even 10 shilling
Hurry up,come on
No standing on top,please,Sir
Full up,full up,a bit nervous
Not you,mate,you get
inside,you're all right
Any more fares
Oh,no lady,not another 10 bob,
that's the second one today
Try and have exact fares quick
ladies and gentlemen,will you?
I don't know
Here you are
Any more fares,please
Try to have the exact fares ready,
please,ladies and gentlemen,will you
No more on the bus please,
let them all off first
I've room for two one,cop
The first two
I'm sorry Madam
Have your tickets,ready,please
-Excuse me,Sir,are you getting off the bus?
-Yes I am
-Can I see your ticket,please
-Ticket? Of course
Now where did I
I'm sorry,Sir,full up
Oh,perhaps I put it
No,funny I usually
It's not there either
I seem to have lost it
That's all right,Sir,you
have to buy another one,you know
Conductor give it ten
for another ticket will you
-I seemed to have lost mine
-Lost it? You haven't had it yet,Sir
-I beg you pardon
-I said you haven't had your ticket yet
I shall count your fare now
My dear good man you've seem to
made a mistake,of course I had a ticket
Oh,beg you pardon,Sir,you haven't
had a ticket,I missed you in the crush
Moreover it seems to me
you don't know your job
I distinctly remember
Just a minute
Next thing you'll be saying I
hadn't paid my fare at all
Nobody suggesting that,Sir
Well,it seems like it to me,of course I
had a ticket he doesn't remember that's all
I remember all right
I've been travelling on
this bus for 15 years
my good man,had a good man's report
-Report me,all right,you asked for it
Inspector,this passenger has
never been issued with a ticket
I beg you pardon,what did you say?
-Is it true,Sir?
-Most certainly not
I've bought the ticket the
moment I came on the bus
-Oh what a pimp,wasn't you fed
-Mind your own business
Really,this is too much
I'm being accused of fraud
Go to the devil
Now look,Sir,there is no need
to make things difficult
I make things difficult?
All I want is to do is to get off this bus
My bus takes off until this is settled
Hear,we are around until the pubs are shut
You can't tell me I don't know my job
I said nothing of the sort
Oh,what a warper,what would your Mum say
And trying to get me wrong
here with the Inspector
You accuse me of not having paid my fare
And you didn't
-Did you pay your fare,Sir?
-Of course I did
Where's your ticket?
Well,you see I must have dropped it
Could I have your name and address,please?
Well,I must make a report
I'm quite willing to buy my
fare now,once again,of course
Aha,you're there,they have
got your let down,fraudy
I'm afraid is not as
simple as you think,Sir
The conductor has made a
formal complaint,and I must report it
Well,can't we settle
this little matter without
I mean I'm quite prepare to apologize
Have I, did fail to buy
my ticket as you say
-Getting off here I know
-Will you mind your own business
Can I have your name and address,please?
-If you please
-Look,Sir,I can't wait for any more time
We've been held back long enough already
Come on,Percy,tell him who you are
You pipe down,champ
Well,my name is
John Stockman,yes,Sir,the address?
-57 Cranbrook Gardens
Thank you,Sir,you will receive your
communication in due course
Oh, you will have something
to look forward to,will you?
You are John Stockman
of 57 Cranbrook Gardens?
I am indeed
Am I going to understand
that you deny the whole story?
Of course I do,the whole story
as you call it is utterly absurd
Well,then in that case
Am I going to have the
hide of someone for this?
I am not entirely without
influence in this town
-I was speaking,Mr Stockman
-I dear say,if you don't mind,Sir
I shall like to say something
in my own defence
You have been doing nothing
else and to very little effect,now then..
This whole case is a
scandalous intrigue against me
Will you be quiet,Sir
No,I'm hanged if I will
I am very well known in this town
And if this business gets out
I shall be a laughing stock
A laughing stock for the rest of my life
If you persist in this attitude I
shall be forced to hold you in contempt
without interruption I hope
-You have heard the case against you
You have heard the inspector swear
that your's is the name and
address he took on the bus
I don't care what the inspector says
And you have heard the conductor
identify you as the passenger in question
They were both bribed
Please confine yourself to
a simple answer yes or no
Once is sufficient,thank you
Now one moment
You failed to shake either of
them in the cross examination
You have forever chosen to
conduct your own defence
But upon being invited to present it
You have thought fit to
launch an attack upon the integrity on
the witnesses and that of the court
In both cases,unsupported
by evidence of any kind
If you think I am going into
the trouble and expense
of telling my lawyers to brief counsel
for a petty fogging tin
pot little case like this
It would be improper for me to comment
upon your decision to present your own case
But there are numbers of accused
people awaiting their trial in this court
And I do not propose to keep them
waiting any longer than is necessary
John Stockman,have you anything
you wish to say in your defence?
-And what is it?
What I've been telling you
I meant by my question,what
evidence have you to present?
Evidence? The evidence of
common sense I should think
I've been brought here to listen to a
drivelling nonsense of a couple of morons
I have been very patient with you
But I cannot waste the time of the court
listening to a repetition of
your abuse of witnesses
Now,have you any explanation as to
how the alleged events came to take place?
Of course not
In that case,John Stockman,I have
no alternative but fine you 5 £ with costs
Good afternoon Mr Cousins
Oh,Mr Stockman is here,good afternoon,Sir
Of course,Mr Stockman,do you
wish to see your account?
You know perfectly well
I wish to see my account
I've been here for every
month for the past five years
cashed the cheque and
asked to see my account
What makes you think I don't
want to see it today?
Yes,Mr Stockman Sir,point,Sir
John after Stockman 57 Cranbrook Gardens
Here we are,Sir
Here,take a look at that the big shot
Oh my Goodness
Forgive me I didn't mean it
I got to see the manager
Well,is everything all right,
you wanted to see me
Oh it's a
These old pound notes ,Sir,should
I put them into service?
Why not? They are perfectly serviceable
What do you think about my story?
Well,if it's only matters
what I think about it
Hunch, that's what it is,
that and experience
Never underrate experience
Believe me I don't
If you ask me why I was in
that court I couldn't tell you
Just like the old days
when I was in police court junior,
just picking stories out of the air
Tom,the editor wants to see you
Yeah,I know he must give me
the extra money for being a clever boy
I'm not so sure he had a tired
and firing face on watch your step
Nonsense,your devotion to my
career makes you too anxious
-This is of course
-Go and find out what he wants
All in good time
And be careful
It'll be a touching interview East
reporter receives Fleet Street's accolade
A great job and a great
writer,says editor Nolan
Tom Quinn modest,magician of
the typewriter declines credit
Will you go in there?
I owe it all to my mother
and my boss's secretary handsome
fresh face,Tom Quinn today is
Tom,something gone wrong,will
you go and find out what it is
You wanted to see me Mr Nolan
Sit down don't interrupt
Stockman is not guilty
He is,Sir,I was there
I told you not to interrupt
We had his line up in our
legal department for an hour
Oh,he's trying to wriggle
his way out of it,is he?
He doesn't has to wriggle
Quinn,I am letting you have this straight
So you better not interrupt again
Stockman was found guilty
because he was too angry and
too pigheaded to brief a lawyer
Or to bother about establishing
his own alibi
Well,he has now
They ordered a retrial
But our own lawyers tell us there is
no question about it,the man is not guilty
Well,I'd better apologize,hasn't I?
I had the proprietor on to me
Is it got to him?
It went to him first
You know the circulation was,and the
old man needs money to build it up
Stockman is the money
-Oh no,you don't mean to tell me
-Of course I do
I can't keep you,Quinn
You must see that yourself
Fenchurch doesn't like
it any more than I do
But the fact remains
that you covered a red hot case in police
court and didn't do a follow up on it
Of course I didn't I had to make
a first edition this morning
And what I wrote was true
You should have checked
You didn't get the personal story
If you had waited you'd have the full facts
And missed the first edition
I was wrong
But now we got a better story
Could it have happened before?
Following the the miscarriages
of justice in the case of Mr John Stockman
"The Evening Ledger" is carrying out a
full enquiry in the state of the law
The verdict on Mr Stockman will be reversed
Will others be as lucky?
The Evening Ledger will bring you
Draw your money
I worked for this paper
All my professional life
There isn't a person
or a thing about it I don't know
There's no good,Tom
It won't work,go and get your money
At you Lord Fenchurch
Yes Fenchurch here
Quinn is gone
Oh,how did he take it,well?
-No,Sir,not too well
Good work,Nolan,an unpleasant
job,I'll do what I can for him asap
We let this thing die down first though
Do you know he plans to do know?
No,Sir,and I wouldn't be surprised
if he going to look for a large scotch
Can't say I blame him
-A large whisky?
Well,all right luv
but we only just opened you had a drop
of refreshment before you came,haven't you?
Oh end of the club
I know those clubs,crabs(?) to reporters
thinking each other stories
No I went to another club
So what about a nice cup of coffee,eh?
You have a nice cup of coffee
and I have another whisky
I tell you what,we both
have a nice ale I tell you
I only just got away
You never get away
I am the one who has got away
You were out so fast so
I couldn't talk to you
I didn't run I was fired
There's a nice light ale for you
and there's a nice light ale for
you where is the whisky for me?
Five for writing a good story
What do you think about that?
Whatever one else thinks,they are furious
Save your conscience save your job
Editor saved his job,all right
Nolan couldn't help it,Tom
I know him
Nobody at that place I don't know
Covered a story up West once
Goings on in a block of flats
Do you know what I discovered?
Old Fenchurch has got a
girlfriend in one of them
What do you mean?
What I say,the old man keeps
a girlfriend in a nice little flat out west
Isn't it our little gossip writer?
The vultures are collecting
No,over the corps of my dying career
-Don't tell me
I thought so
Written any good smear stories lately?
I too could have been a
gutter journalist if I liked
But I don't like
And that's the difference
between you and me
You got to stop this
All right,Jill,I understand
You understand very well,Freddie,my boy
Just because you had a few of drinks,
there's no need to start insulting people
If you don't leave Freddie alone I am off
Leave him alone?
I wouldn't touch him with the
end of a sterilized barge pole
That's got it,no one can do anything
for you when you are like this
come on Freddie,let me know
when you come to your senses
I have come to my senses
My senses tell me that
I have not that whisky yet,a big one
My dear luv,more whisky
Even so I am worried,Freddie
About Tom? There's a pity
And what was he saying when I came in?
Something about you?
it was about Lord Fenchurch
Oh,you heard that
I must say I was surprised
Tom might be wrong
they say,he always check his facts
Oh,I almost forgot I get off here
-I've got to see a friend
I just remembered
Pick it up I got some news
-It's about Lord Fenchurch
-He's keeping a girl in
-Don't tell any more now
-When will we meet?
-Call around the morning
-You know the address
Room for two only
Fine that's enough
You are late today
Yes,yes,of course,you're quite right,dear
You are not usually as late as this
Yeah,I shall be later in the future
Oh,it's the buses
They are so crowded you know
No,no I shouldn't say more crowded
That is,you see,if I'd
come by the underground
If you come by the underground
you'll have to change,twice
Well,yes,that's why I shall be later
Then why not come by bus?
Well,because the buses are so crowded
What's the matter with you?
Has anything happened?
No,no,nothing has happened
Can I have my tea,please?
Come in and sit down,Freddie
Now you've not done
anything like this before?
Good than you won't be suspected
And I want you to understand,Mr Becket,
that I don't want to do anything now
Then you let it go
If you don't want to use the
information you've obtained
-and go away and we won't use it
-It's blight,I want my cut
-When we met
-No favours,no cuts for anyone
And when we met
you were digging up a pretty nasty
story to hawk around,if I may say so
I said that I was always willing to listen
to anything you might have to say
-So I am
And I also told you we'd split
fifty fifty on anything we got
So we will
If we were to share the profits,
we'll share the work
And you will stick with
me until it's through
You did well,Freddie,for hot tip
Yes,but I'm not going to
blackmail old Fenchurch
I wouldn't dream of letting you do that
I also wouldn't dream of
letting you blackmail me
We are in this together,profitable I hope
Yes,as long it is safe
Richard Wilford first baron of Fenchurch,
clubs,drinking habits,routine,love nests?
You see I had my eye on him
But thanks to you,Freddie,we can
remove the question mark
It's a pity we don't know
the young woman's name
But we needn't worry about that
Bluff ought to work now
What are you going to do?
Phone old Fenchurch
Where would he be about now?
-At his office
-Right,I'll phone him there
We are not going to use
this telephone they'll trace it
This isn't the first time I've
done this sort of thing,you know
We'll use the phone box,
a very public phone box
Now is full daylight
-What will I do?
-You,my dear Freddie
Will remain outside
You will be waiting impatiently
to use the phone after me
if anything suspicious happen you open the
box and complain that I kept you too long
No,doctor,I'm expecting him any minute
Oh,hold on he's just come in
Good morning,Jill,anything for me
Good morning,Sir,Dr Meredith,he wants
to talk to you about Lady Fenchurch
Good morning,doctor,what's the results?
I see just as we expected
Nothing more can be done I suppose
Well,thank you very much,doctor,good bye
Is there any hope?
No,doctors can't make much
difference now one way or the other
All we can do is just give her comfort
Poor darling being a sick woman for years
It's only a matter of time now
-There's your mail
And Tom Quinn phoned but
he didn't leave any message
Oh,yes Tom Quinn
Pity I had to give him the sack
A straight journalist
True,he made a mistake but it
was a mistake that anybody could make
He didn't really deserve the sack though
Oh,I'll give him another job just
as soon as the fuss dies down
Old Stockman was after his blood
The minute the paper is safe,
I'll run it my way
Stockman can take it or leave
it but in the mean time
One martyr must go to the stake
Well,I hardly think Tom
Quinn is fitted for martyrdom
Get him on the phone and
I have a word with him
I am sorry to bother you Lord Fenchurch
for there is a little matter
I like to get straight
Who is that speaking?
Well,that's the difficulty I know you,
of course,but I'm sure you don't know me
I like to say there is trouble,if I may
You are keeping a
young lady in a little flat
I won't embarrass you with
mentioning her name and address
I don't want to embarrass you at all
But there are those who might
make very bad use of the information
I think I can keep them
quiet but not for nothing
If you know what I mean
I can think I can save you a bit of trouble
Come to your friends
to make what they like of any
information they have true or false
And since you have no further
need to worry on my account
don't try and telephone me again
Ah but the information won't be given
to your business associate to begin with
It will start with your nearest
and dearest so to speak
And work outwards
Now you listen to me
you can whistle for your money and you
can tell my associate anything you like
But my wife is a very sick woman
and if she's troubled I'll call the police
I won't have it,you understand
You see Lord Fenchurch,
that's what I am afraid of
If I ring your home,your wife may answer
-Yes,yes I see what you mean
-I thought you would
-But don't worry I can help you
You will leave an envelope
containing 2000 £
at Islington Post Office tomorrow morning
If it is not there 2000 £ won't be enough
You will address it Poste Restante
James Riddle after that you
can set your mind at rest
For the time being
You got that clear?
Good bye Lord Fenchurch
-Were you listening?
-Yes I'm sorry
I was trying to get Tom Quinn for
you I couldn't help overhearing
-What are you going to do?
Pay I suppose
Another sacrifice for the paper?
No,it's my wife
She mustn't know about this
I just got to pay
I've almost forgotten the other
girl existed these last few weeks
But she does exist
I wonder how a blackmailer
would find out about these things
Only one person could have
told him apart from you
-You mean Simone?
-Is that her name?
Now but she wouldn't have told anyone
How can you be sure?
Well,because even if she is
not as fond of me as she
As she pretends?
As she suggests
it wouldn't worth her while to blackmail a
man who has been so generous to her
That make sense
So we are dealing with a man
who has gotten his information
from an outside source
In that case someone must talk to Miss Day
You mustn't now so,can I help?
Thank Jill but there is no
reason you should have to
It's not a question of having to
I wouldn't like to see Lady Fenchurch
hurt any more than you would
So we must keep Miss Day on our side
Thank you very much,Jill
Where does she live?
Lawrence Street a place
called Cumberland Mansions
Oh I thought you got the milk
Are you Miss Day?
-I want to talk to you,may I come in,please?
Won't another time do?
No I'm afraid not
What is it about?
It concerns a friend of yours
All right then,come in
I wish I could help but I am
afraid I don't understand
I am not a friend of Lord Fenchurch
I am sure that he is ever
such a nice gentleman
Are you quite certain,Miss Day?
Gentlemen call us ,of course,same as you
I'm sure,I don't often remember their names
No,I remember a Lord if I met one
I think perhaps you remember
Lord Fenchurch,Miss Day
It's important,you see
because any understanding
between you can not continue
now that he has been blackmailed
I can't understand how
people can be so wicked
They think of nothing else but money
Lord Fenchurch is paying
2000 £ at this moment
to someone he doesn't know
or probably never will
-Yes,2000 £ that he can ill afford
So you see
if you have been receiving anything from
him it can't continue unless of course
Unless he can pay the blackmail
And how could we do that?
We can't unless you agree
to three very simple conditions
We can't be certain even then
On the other hand
we can be quite certain if you don't agree
you must look for other means of support
What were you wanting me
to do supposing I was interested
Firstly in return for a
very large down payment
you must agree not to never
see Lord Fenchurch again
Secondly you must agree to deny
your association with him
or at least it is still continuing
And thirdly you must agree
to leave this flat for another one
far removed from this district
Well,supposing I don't
You won't refuse,Miss Day,but if
you do the blackmailer will continue
The rent form this flat,which I am sure
is in your name,will not be paid for you
And you may be very well be
dragged to the Law Court
I don't think I..
I'm sorry I have to put it this way
but I have no alternatives
Nor I am afraid you
Now,do you remember Lord Fenchurch?
Well,coming to think of it I
do sort of recall a gentleman
like what you describe
Then I can rely on you?
A lady likes to help a
And you're going to?
Yes,will you tell me if they
try the gentleman again
though of course I hope they don't
Why do you want to know?
Why? I think there might be another
way to stop them, I have friends
Good morning all
-One of your friends?
-Yes,this is Jimmy boy,my cousin
I found this outside so
I thought of bring it in
Thank you,how kind of you
Oh,you know me I all for return to anyone
Jimmy has the key so that
You can drop the milk at any time
he is passing,what a good idea
Well,I must be going,remember
what I said,Miss Day
Don't bother I can see myself out
They are blackmailing Fenchurch
and if you don't think fast Jimmy boy
we are going to lose our meal tickets
OK,let's have it
They have done in the old man
But he is ours
So you've said
Meanwhile someone ask him 2000 quids
I thought you said if there
was always going to dine(?)we would
Who's got the finger on him?
I don't know,he doesn't know himself
But she's going to let me know
the next time it happens
What are you going to do about it?
We'll be there the shot on
I wonder who they are
But know it is up to you Jimmy
boy and you better be ready
I am always ready
I've got a job for you
I don't know when but keep sober
and don't hit anyone until I tell you
I'll meet you in the same place
Is that the place?
Yes,that's where our good friend
Mr Riddle has a private post office box
I think somebody will depositing a
large envelope for him at any moment
Why did we have to get here first?
To make sure that nobody else
has been sent here before
You don't mean the police?
I certainly do
What happens if he's told them?
Then we drive away quietly
But I think the great Lord
Fenchurch a little too wise for that
There he is,that's him
We'll give him plenty of time for this
Then what do I do?
I told you
Stand in the corner by the post office
While I go inside
if anything unusual happens put your
hands in your pocket when I come out
But don't worry nothing will go wrong
How do you know?
Because only you and I
and the goose laying the golden
eggs know anything about this
We'll give him a little time to get away
Oh,let's get it over with
It's plenty of time,you don't
have to work to the clock
Well,here's the first lot
There's your share,Freddie
How does it feel,though?
But how did he manage to
lay his hands on all this overnight?
He went to the office first,
he's got a safe there hasn't he?
Well,there is an easier way of
opening the safe than blowing them
Oh,what do we now
Wait a bit and don't flush
that money about too much
We are on a good thing and
I don't want you spoiling it
Do you think he is good for more?
A man who's afraid hurting
his sick wife is a sitting duck
Suppose she gets better?
I don't think she will but if she dies
it's the end of the game for us
How long do you think it'll last?
Hard to say but it means we can't
wait too long for the next instalment
Chatty aren't you? You didn't speak
me this morning on my way in
If you say good morning
I should say good morning
That's only because you are a
very well brought up young girl
Shut up yourself
How dare you speak to
me like that,kindly leave
-If you have to
-I don't have to
I'm going to be your next door neighbour
From the cradle to the grave by Tom Quinn
Have you taken the job?
Nolan just offered it to me
I knew he was going to
but I didn't think you'll take it
-Oh,I don't know
I just thought you'd think
you were past that sort of thing
Of course I'm passed that sort of thing
I'm five years passed that sort of thing
-But jobs aren't so easily come by nowadays
-You'll get them all right
-Not so near you
Don't let anything awful happen again
It seems the old man rushed in this
morning and told Nolan to offer me the job
I don't either of them thought I'd take it
I know Lord Fenchurch
brushed by me without a word
-You must be on his conscience
-I am glad something is
-I must go,see you soon
-When do you start?
-Until tomorrow then
Well,I might as well settle
up here,while I'm here,won't I?
-Yes,how much do I owe you?
-Could you pay your bill?
Blimey,laughing the whole
can't believe a word(?)
Are you pushing the border?
Hello,Tom,have a drink
I think so I like a large scotch
Here we are,you see
Six,forty that's 8 pounds and 15sh 6p
Was that all? I thought it was more than
that otherwise I wouldn't have bothered
You bother(?),so what's in the
long run you know
-Thanks,thanks very much
-You are welcome
A large scotch
And I'll cross it all if off now shall
we,and start all over again,eh?
-What did you say,Tom?
-I have a large scotch
Two large scotch,please,Elsie
You've been robbing a bank,Freddie?
You would think that,wouldn't you?
You can't possibly imagine that
I could by this honestly,can you?
There are limits I'm afraid
even to my imagination
Can't tell me the paper paid you all that?
It does,in a way
You'll be surprised
In finding a particular lucrative
skeleton in somebody's cupboard
What makes you say that?
Just an idea
You gossip's type trade
and that sort of thing,don't you?
Now you're fishing,Tom,I can
always tell when you are fishing
But I'm rising to the bait
I'm not sure I wouldn't
throw you back anyway
Well,thanks for the drink,
I'll do as much for you one day
When I meet the right skeleton
That money is going to
burn a hole in your pocket
Mr Clarke,you were late this morning
Is that all,Sir
Well,I mean was I late?
For the first time in 13 years
Yes,it's the underground,Sir
The buses were very full
but I had two changes and I
lose five minutes at change
Indeed over the whole journey I
can lose as much as quarter of an hour,Sir
My wife doesn't always call me
Well,she has an aversion
to getting up early
And keep this extra 15 minutes
is very,very dear to her,Sir
Your wife isn't employed
in this bank,Mr Clarke
It is you who should get up early
Hello,Clarke,being late again
If I travel by underground
Mrs Clarke has got to get up
a quarter of an hour earlier
I told you that didn't I,a few days ago?
Did I tell you why she finds
it difficult to get up in the morning?
No,I mean yes,yes
No I didn't,no,no,it's a
-It's her blood pressure
So it isn't good for her you see
Then go by bus
I might risk it
Not much risk,if you are worried about
hitting anything the bus is bound to win
Oh,no,no I am not worried about that
I think I will risk it
-Good morning,Lord Fenchurch
I did what you told me,Sir,about Quinn
You did,quite right,thank you,
how is he getting on?
I don't think you should keep
him on obituaries too long
or he'll start making them up
There is a lot from he took the job
That will come now
I don't think Tom will be down for long
Oh,yes,of course,you know
For a long time
What are you going to copy?
One postmaster struck by
lightning in the Midlands
No,he couldn't been struck in the Midlands
he must have been in the Midlands
when he was struck
Item two Mr Langley retired station master
who received a decoration from the Shah
of Persia passed his siding in 1928
He's died of old age
What's happen to you?
Don't tell us you've risen to
the dizzy heights of junior subeditor
No,I've just had a bit of overtime
You never made enough
to buy all that cloth work
-What have you been doing,finding oil?
Finding skeleton in other peoples cupboard
and promising not to publish
the story for five pounds
Oh,steady,Tom be a good boy
Jill,I'll be in the newsroom for a bit,
your men is alone in the office
Better go back in case he wants something
Why don't you two kiss and make up
-Well,why don't we
When you tell me where
you got the money from
I've already told you
And I can get as much
as I need the same way
Not from journalism
I can get your old job too if I wanted it
Oh,I have ways and means
All right,Jill,thank you
Has there been another
attempt of blackmail?
No,but I expect one very soon
The next time you mustn't pay
My dear,if there was any chance
of my wife recovering I'll tell her myself
As it is,I know she won't
and they get all they can get
out of me while she is still alive
Oh yes,they put the whole
thing up very thoroughly
But I told you about Miss
Day she's on our side
I've spoken her to her since and
she seems genuinely worried about you
She wants to help so why
don't you call their bluff
I can't there's no fool
like a lonely old fool,Jill
And I must pay for it
As for Simone I can't even see her
And I'm not so sure that you should either
Tell me,Freddie,do you
ever go in for horse racing?
No,I could never run fast enough
I couldn't keep up with them
Oddly enough I meant do
you ever back horses
-Any big wins lately?
Quite the reverse I haven't
had a win in months
Anything else you want to know?
No,not at the moment
Good,you know what curiosity
did to the cat,don't you?
Oh,talking of fairy stories,whatever
became of that goose that laid golden eggs?
How should I know
Oh,BTW,ask Jill to collect my
pay check and keep it for me,will you?
You don't look like as if you need it
Has its uses
-He pushed off
He wants you to collect
his pay cheque for him
I do wish you settle down
It's enough here to
get on my nerves as it is
Lord Fenchurch worrying himself sick
Listen,Jill,I maybe going out
on a job,unofficially,of course
If I do,hold the forth
here for me,will you?
Make some excuse if I'm wanted
But you only get the sack again
I've got the risk of losing a bad job on
the chance of getting back a good one
What is it? And what are you after?
It's just hunch
-Not another one
A kind of hunch that has
never let me down yet
I got to follow it,Jill
Can't you tell me anything?
I think,only think,mind you,that Fenchurch
maybe worried about his girlfriend
The one I told you about in the pub
If I know about it,others may
You probably mentioned it to Freddie
I certainly didn't but he overheard
You should be more careful,Tom
Or more sober
You mean he was there when I told you?
Yes,if you hadn't been so
What? Don't you see what I mean?
-It may have got around
-Well,what are you going to do?
I am just going to wait and watch points
Like everybody else
Tony come over here
I want you to look at this,Tony
What you got your finger doing there?
-It's a map
Oh,listen I'm hungry
Can I have another cheese roll?
In a minute,mate
Now listen carefully
This what they did it last time
The post office you see
It's a good place for them
Because they can see if they being tailed
I reckon they are going to use that again
Where who done it last time?
Never mind forget it
Now look,if I got to bash someone
you show me who I'm going
to bash,see?And I bash him
Right,I'll show you,when we get there
When is that?
It shouldn't be long now,Tony
It shouldn't be long
All you got to remember
is to stick by me,right?
Simone knows where we are now
But if we move,we got to know
each new telephone number
Now can I have another cheese roll?
Yes,you are going to
have another cheese roll
I am going home by bus today
There's two changes,you know
Yes I do know
Well,won't be long now
I wonder if you could change this for me
Thank you so much,you know what it
is when you can't give the correct fare
How can you sit there and
playing that stupid game hour after hour
-I know that
-You could do with some
We've got to move on
we are wasting time
-Fenchurch might get away
-He won't get away
Well,how do you know?
You can't always know what
the master is going to do
When are we going start
pulling the pressure on again?
When I say so
I'm getting short of cash
You shouldn't have spent
the last lot so fast
I know,I know
I told you,didn't I?
Yes,yes,you told me
Don't see any halos around your ears
It isn't a question of right or
wrong,it's plain common sense
One day you can't afford
the price of a drink
The next day you are kicking the whole bar
That's inclined to make people think
And when people start
putting two and two together
it's surprising how many
of them make five
Well,cut out the preaching
When are we are going to get our
hands on some more money?
Any moment now
And when is that?
-Let's ring him up straight away
I thought you wanted it,isn't it?
Ring him up at the office and tell
him to bring the stuff over at once
as one of his trusted employee
is short of cash etc..
You are not going to tell him
anything of that,are you?
What is it worth?
I was only kidding,come along
Have you coppers for the phone?
Listen,this is very important
Mr Riddle is expecting the same
place for the same purpose within the hour
If you are late you may lose the deal
and it will be very expensive
to buy us in again
Do you think there's any
chance getting my old job back?
What is the state of the
old boy's temper these days?
I leave it for a while if I were you,
he seems a bit worried lately
What about the papers is doing fine
It's his wife,she doesn't get any better
and I think he dreads the fatal day
Oh,Jill,I just had another
call from those people
You aren't going to pay them again,are you?
Yes I must
They can keep asking for money
I know that's just what I am afraid of
-I'd better call,Miss Day
-No,don't do that
She can't help
She asked me to let her know
She said she has some
friends that could help
I've caused enough trouble without
involving her,now forget it Jill
I'll just go on fending them
off with this for as long as I can
-Please let me call,Miss Day
Thank you,but it's no use
Oh no,Miss Mason
How can people be so wicked
He is not going to?
I'll see if I can get my friends to help
-Is that you,Jimmy boy?
-Those rotten ?? are at it again
Yes,the girl just tipped me off
Nice little thing she is too
Is the oldie let her to have the money?
Of course oh Jimmy boy all that
lovely lolly going down the drain
It won't go down the drain
cause I won't let it
If it does I'll dive in after it
Jimmy boy can you do anything to help?
Such a pity to lose a
nice gentleman like him
You'd better sweep livelihood
Where is the rendez-vous?
Same place as before
Right,Cherie,you leave it to your Jimmy boy
You are clever
Is that out of flattery?
It's work to be done
-I'll see you
Go on bashing him
Lucky for you I spotted
him someone is on to us
You mean someone is on to you
Look,chap,we are both in these
together now,let's call the truce
-Did you get my money?
-Never mind what happened give me the money
-Where are you going?
Let you know it,I am clearing out
Come along please,one two,three
That all set,bus full up
You,I want to see you for a long time
Then you got your job back
And for a story I can never publish
Oh,Tom the old man
would like to see you later
Funny he seems like his old self again
He tore up your story and
would not let me read it
And that was the only copy in existence
Have you given him the envelope?
There were two dead weren't there?
of Clarke,work in the city
The innocent always suffer
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