Klondike Annie (1936) - full transcript

Carlton Rose, a girl known as "the Frisco Doll" escapes to Alaska after accidentally killing her guard.

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Oh, tell me... is this white woman
who lives here married to Chan Lo?

I don't know.

I hear he is madly jealous of her,

and he makes every white man
keep a respectable distance.

But I am not respectable.

It's refreshingly scandalous.

Her name is Rose Carlton,

better known as The San Francisco Doll.

That's fine.

I like dolls.

Oh, but this is a different kind of a doll.

Oh, look at that figurine
there as rare as the dodo.

I wonder if it's for sale.

Everything has its price.

All my treasures except one,

may be purchased at a price.

Your Excellency.

Your Exalted Excellencies,

beautiful ladies.

Now see what I have
recently added to my collection.

By Jove, what a stunner.

Phew, isn't it wicked-looking?

Gives one the creeps.


What exquisite craftsmanship.

It must be very old.

It is indeed, sir.

There is a legend
attached to this Malay kris.

Through centuries, its history tells,

it pierced many times the hearts
of beautiful ladies who were

unfaithful to the trust imposed
in them by their lords.

Oh, prince, when are we to have
the pleasure of meeting,


My pearl of lotus flowers?

If you'll all be so good as to excuse me,

I shall see.

♪ I'm an occidental woman ♪

♪ In an oriental mood for love ♪

♪ And I feel a thrill of China ♪

♪ When I see a yellow
Buddha moon above ♪

♪ And when it weaves ♪

♪ Its magic spell around me ♪

♪ Saying love is
all I'm dreaming of ♪

♪ I'm an occidental woman ♪

♪ In an oriental mood for love ♪

♪ I'm an occidental woman ♪

♪ In an oriental mood for love ♪

♪ And I feel a thrill of China ♪

♪ When I see a
yellow Buddha moon above ♪

♪ And when it weaves ♪

♪ Its magic spell around me ♪

♪ Saying love is
all I'm dreaming of ♪

♪ I'm an occidental woman ♪

♪ In an oriental mood for love ♪

Languor becomes you, my beautiful one.

But I trust you're not too weary
as many persons are gnawed

by anxiety to see you.

So they want to see me.

Well, I'm tired of
being showed off,

like one of your curios.

Am I not proud of you, my pearl of pearls?

Well, this pearl of pearls
is getting unstrung.

You grow impatient with me?

You stifle me.

That is unkind.

I have provided for your comfort,

lavished luxury upon you.

I've had enough of your fancy speeches.

I'm saturated with them.

My only wish has been
for your happiness, white doll.

Oh, I know you're lying.

You consume me with unjust words.

I want you to be happy.

Why do you keep me from having
men friends of my own race?

Because it is written,
"There are two perfectly good men.

One dead, the other unborn."

Which one are you?

We will talk about these things later.

It is rude to keep our guests waiting.

Oh, do a dance or show
them some card tricks.

I'll be down in a minute.

Very well.

Shall I say they may anticipate
your presence almost immediately?

You never can say anything
the short way, can you?

No, my beautiful.

Oh, I am afraid for you.

Chan Lo would kill you
before he lets you go.

I know, but I've got to take that chance.

I'm tired of being a prisoner.

You think I want to stay here
when they're picking up gold

right off the streets in Alaska?

I'm going to join up with that gold rush,

and nobody's gonna stop me.

Oh, maybe you take Fah Wong with you.

Sure, I'll take you along.

I'll drop you off at Seattle.

You can see that sweetheart of yours
you've been talking so much about.

How does that sound?

Oh, lovely flower, I'd be filled
with joy to see him again.

All right, run along and watch for Ah Toy.

What is it, Wing?

The man you wait for is now downstairs.


Wing, you're a great guy doing this for me.

I know you're risking your life and,

and I wish I could reward you somehow.

Have the man meet me at the back
stairway off the east lounge.

Tell him I'll be right down.

Room directly behind you, sir.

Doll, I've been mad to see you.

It's only been weeks,
but it seems like years.

I'm glad to see you, too, Vance.

There isn't much time.

You got everything ready?

Yes, didn't you get my message?


Tell me quick, what are the plans?

Bull Brackett, a friend of mine...

is captain of a ship that's bound for Nome.

He's standing by tonight
until you're safely aboard.

There'll be a tender at the Montgomery
Street pier to take you to the ship.

It's good of you to do all this for me.

Oh, you know how I feel about you...

but I know you don't love me
the way I love you.

I'm sorry I...

I'll never forget you.

You are too deep in my heart...

Do think of me sometimes, won't you?

Lots of times.

What do you want?

I possessed unconquerable desire to see you.

You mean one of your spies told you
I was talking to a man


Beautiful one, I am exceedingly sorry.

You are in unhappy mood, all evening long.

Well, I've been caged up here
for over a year.

I'm getting tired of it.

Chan Lo is lord and master here.

What are you looking at?

His dog's lips have touched you.

I can see the mark
of his kiss on you.

What about it?

It would bring me profoundest
sorrow... if wings were to carry

you to your ancestors.

You better get packed.

We're getting out of here.

No, no, they have tortured
Ah Toy and made her tell.

Chan Lo will
never let you leave.

Well, he won't get a
chance to pull any tricks on me.

Meet me in the tunnel under
the garden... Tell Wing to have a

coach waiting.

Ship's boat is here, sir,
and there's two women in it.

You men get
forward and go below...

Do you hear me?

If you don't want
to take orders,

you can jump
overboard right now.

I'm the captain here,
and if you don't like it,

I'll bust it over your skulls.

What's that guy roaring about?

That's Captain Bull Brackett.

He's the toughest man in these waters,

and he means what he says.

Take the bags up, Limey.

Right away, sir.

I am the captain.

Oh... I'm glad you told me.

Stand by to weigh anchor.


What's the matter?

Palmer never told
me what you was like.

No, what did you think?

All I knew, you was a woman who
wanted to make a trip to Nome

and couldn't wait
for a passenger boat.

I'll say I couldn't... So what's
the matter with this boat?

Don't it ever go?

We're shoving off right now.

Grigsby, shove off, shove off.

Aye, aye, sir. Getting underway.

I'm giving you my cabin.

Oh, you're good to me.

Yeah, I am going
to bunk in here,

but you can use this, too.

Uh, you know, for a
sitting room or a parlor,

whatever you'd like to call it.

It'll do.

If there's anything you
want, just yell for it.

You've got to yell for it?

Oh, uh, Fah Wong?

Turn back the sheets.

I'm heading for the
arms of Morpheus.


The arms of who?

Oh, I was just saying in my
quaint way that I was going to


Oh, you had
me there for a minute.

Captain very nice man, huh?

Yeah, too nice.

What's a matter?

Man was looking in window.

Oh, forget it.

It ain't the first time a
guy ever looked in my window.

What are you doing here?

Oh, just been cleaning up.

All right, get out of
here, and stay forward.

All right, sir.

And wait a minute.

I want you to get
me a big breakfast.

Everything you can think of.

Make it extra special.

You just had your breakfast.

You botheration.

Get out of here.


Breakfast it is, sir.


Oh, so you're up, eh?

Well, how did you sleep?

Never better.

How do you feel?

I'd like the chance
to tell you about that.


How long before we get to Nome?

Oh, about three weeks.

Oh, then you'll
have lots of time.

I want to tell you something.

Don't let the crew see you.

Because we've never had a
women passenger on this boat.

That is, uh, none like you.

Might get hard to handle.

Oh, there's your breakfast.

Awfully thoughtful of you.

You know, I've been doing
nothing but thinking about

you... ever since
you came on board.

You must be a very busy man.


Oh, a mockingbird.

To enjoy a good feed like that,
you got to be comfortable.

Doing your best to make me feel at home.

You certainly do know how to respect a lady.

Oh, I can always tell a lady when I see one.

Yeah, what do you tell them?

You know, most men would try
to take advantage of a situation

like this, being alone like you are.

That rotten crew of mine would,
if they had a chance.

Well, I ain't afraid with you here
to protect me.

Two lumps, Bull.

Sure... You know, for you,
I'd fight a den of lions.

Ah, I'll take you up on that sometime.

Here, you do it.

Stirring gets on my nerves.


You certainly are different
from any woman I ever bumped


Oh, maybe it's because I am
not in the habit of being bumped


A dash of cream, Bull...

Oh, you mind taking your feet off mine?


Think of it, mates.

Barmy over a skirt.

How do you know?

How do you know he is in love?

How do I know?

When a man puts salt in his coffee,

and sugar in his eggs, what is he?

He's crazy, that's what he is.

He's crazy.

Why, he's worse than crazy, he's in love.

Sometime I'll tell you another one.

Oh, Fah Wong,.

♪ I miss the deep blue sea ♪

♪ I hear you calling, baby ♪

As I said before, if there's
anything I can do for you...

I guess everything's all right.

Listen, I've got something
I want to show you.

All right, let's see it.

You might like it or you may

'Cause you being a woman,

you know more about
these things than I do.

Oh, that's pretty.

Where did it come from?

Oh, I picked that up in Singapore.

Oh, oh.

Now, here is something
that ought to fit you perfect.

Think so?

Why, sure.

Go on, try them on.

No thanks.

Well, what do you want?

There's a point of navigation to be settled,


Ahh, all right.

Oh, who does this belong to?

That belongs to Limey.

He plays on it when he feels romantic,

the boggle-eyed shrimp.

Well, I'll be back.

I'll be here.

Hey, what are you doing?

What are you doing?

Well... I was just going to...

All right, all
right, that's enough,

that's enough.

Go get my white shirt.

Brush up my clothes, I'll be
down for a haircut in a minute.

Aye, aye, sir.

I didn't know you played.

I've been playing all my life.

This is work.

Come on, come on, don't stop.

♪ Woke up this morning ♪

♪ As blue as could be ♪

♪ Looked in the
mirror and frowned at me ♪

♪ That means I'd
better start traveling ♪

♪ Out on that deep blue sea ♪

♪ Oh, Mister Deep Blue Sea ♪

♪ I hear you calling me ♪

♪ I want to be out on that ♪

♪ Deep blue sea ♪

♪ Oh, Mister Deep Blue Sea ♪

♪ What have you done to me? ♪

♪ I want to be out on that ♪

♪ Deep blue sea ♪

♪ Oh, Mister Ocean ♪

♪ Please take a notion ♪

♪ Take me to a distant shore ♪

♪ You know the way there ♪

♪ I want to stay there ♪

♪ Ain't coming back no more ♪

♪ Oh, Mister Deep Blue Sea ♪

♪ I hear you calling me ♪

♪ I want to be out on that ♪

♪ Deep blue sea ♪

When you sing like that
you make me tremble all over.

You said you'd
protect me, not wrestle me.

I guess I lost my head.

Better go out on the
deck and try to find it.

What are you two talking about?


How did you guess?

I was just saying that I was going
to ask you to do me favor in Chinese.

Oh, I don't speak Chinese.

Maybe you'll do the favor for me in English.

Why, sure, what do you want?

I want you to stop at Seattle.


Oh, that's 400 miles off of my course.

Besides, you wouldn't like Seattle.

Well, I wasn't getting off; she was.

Oh, it's you who wants to go to Seattle.

I see.

The Captain's in love with you, I'm afraid.

You're afraid?

Well, I'm not.

Hey, you, aboard there.

Hey, yourself, what do you want?

Come here.

I got something for your Captain.

Why didn't you say so?

Where you from?

San Francisco.

Oh, Frisco.

Well, see he gets that.

It's important.

I don't want to be bothered by anything.


You hear me?


Letter for you, sir.

Where did you get it?

Policeman gave it to me.

The San Francisco Doll.

I've heard of you.

Little did I think you'd be riding with me.

You've been bouncing me around
like a rubber ball.

Making me believe you're a square shooter.

And now I find out you left a guy in Frisco
with a knife in his back.

Playing high and mighty.

Treating me like I got Black Plague
or something.

And all the time, you're nothing but a...

Well... for all I know, you might've carved
your name in my back.

Well, what're you gonna do about it?

I'd hate to see a rope
around that pretty neck.

No, I don't think it would be very becoming.

Do you?

Doll... I couldn't give
you up if you killed a million


I'll take your bag, lady.

This way, please.

Oh, how do you do, Captain?

I'm Annie Alden.

I'm very pleased to meet you.



So am I.

How do you do?

I'm Annie Alden.

Sister Annie, they call me mostly.

Oh, how are you?

Looks like you're gonna share my cabin.

Are you going all the way to Nome, too?

Oh, if this tub don't sink
before we get there.

We must trust in the Lord.

If you don't mind my asking,
where do you fit in this gold rush?

Oh, there are souls
to be rescued everywhere,

and we have a settlement house at Nome.

Oh, I thought I was heading
for a wild country.

Oh, It is, they tell me, very wild,

and that is why we must provide
both material and spiritual

guidance for those poor creatures.

Well, as long as you don't try to gag me,

we'll get along all right.

Have a little drink?


Yeah, what did you think it was,


Oh, no, thank you.

It's very good of you.

I'm glad to see that you have
the spirit of charity.


Now don't get me wrong, Sister...

Come on, bring your grip.

Well, it was then I decided
to make a living by my wits.

Too many girls follow
the line of least resistance.

Yes, but a good line is hard to resist.

Oh, this what you wanted?

No, no, no, no, I wasn't even
thinking of it.

I want to speak to you...

I wasn't thinking of that, Doll.

I was thinking of you.

Give us a kiss...

I'll be back later.

The later the better.

Must be hard for a pretty
woman like you to be good.

Yes, Sister, I
guess you're right.

Captain, what am I to do with this trunk?

Well, first thing you do is take it
off your back.

Oh, I didn't think of that.

Whose trunk is it?

It belongs to the lady
that just come aboard.

Where shall I put it?

Well, where do you
put your own trunk?

Under me bunk.

Then you know where to put
this one, don't you?

Under your bunk?

Turn around...

Now put that under your bunk.

Yes, sir.

Thank you, sir.

All I want out of life is to do good.

Yes, I can see that.

What, more pills?

Oh, this is another kind.


You see, sister, I put
my whole heart in my work.

Oh, so do I... You know,
you can always lose your heart,

but never lose your head.

If you'd only seek the truth,
you'd find the strength to be good.

Oh, being good's an awful lonesome job.

Yeah, it takes courage to be good,

but I know you have courage.

If you'd try, you could resist
every temptation.

What's the good of resisting temptation?

There'll always be more.

If you'd study this book...
I know you'd change your opinions.

Won't you let me lend it to you?

It's awful thick and in small print.

Oh, please.

All right.

I'll start it tomorrow.

Good night, sister, and bless you.

Same to you, Sister.

Oh, uh, you don't snore, do you?

Why, I don't know.

Do you?

Well, I haven't had any complaints.

I guess I... I don't know
what it is you've done for me,

all these days
we've been together,

but... I'm beginning to see
things different now...

One more week, and I'd have finished this.

You know, I actually enjoyed reading it.


You keep it.


Oh, I wouldn't think of that.

Why, it says here, "To Sister Annie Alden.

From one of the many
you have helped upward."

You must be proud of that.

Oh, please... please keep it.

I won't... need it anymore.

May it keep you on
the path of righteousness...

all the days of your life.

I'll get you some more ice...




Well, how is she?


She's dead?


Well, I guess the going
was too rough for her.

Who's that?

There's a boat coming
along starboard side, sir.

What does she look like?

Looks like the police
cutter from Nome to me, sir.

Well, If they're
police inspectors,

we'll have to let
them come aboard.

Now, get out of here and step
forward till I send for you.

Aye, aye, sir.

Police inspectors
don't, as a rule,

come out this far.

Wonder what they want?

Better stay in there
until I get them away.

Captain Brackett?

Yeah, that's me.

I'm Inspector Forrest.

You know Officer Flynn.

Sure, how are you?

Have a nice trip, Captain?

Well, most of the way.

We had one bad blow, though.

Captain, we'd like to
take a look about the ship.

What's the matter?

Anything wrong?

No, just in
the line of business.

We inspect all boats
that come into port, you know.

Come on.

I'll show you about.

You were right, Annie, about
the wages of sin and all that.

I never figured I'd get caught.

Well, you seem needlessly
resentful of our inspection,


We have reason to believe that
that woman may be on this ship.

Well, she ain't.

I'm the Captain here.

I ought to know who's
on my own ship, ought I?

Maybe so.

Just the same, we've got to
continue on our inspection.

Who occupies that cabin?

Nobody, that's my cabin.

My private cabin.

May we have a look in there?

What for?

Haven't I just told you
there's nobody in there.

You shouldn't mind
satisfying our curiosity.

Well, I... I can't...

Why not?

Because there's
a woman in there.

Oh, so, that's it, eh?

I hate to pry into your personal affairs,

captain, but we'll
have to see her.


Well, she's dead.

She passed out this morning.

I was just getting ready for the services.

Don't bother me.

Captain, if you refuse to
allow us to inspect that cabin,

you'll find yourself open
to arrest and prosecution.

Ah, go ahead and arrest me,
if you think it will get you

anywhere, but you ain't going in there, see?

All right, Brackett.

If that's your attitude,
we'll have to enforce the law.

Wait a minute.

Capt. Brackett, you're under arrest!

I guess the
gentlemen can go in now...

Quick, Rose Carlton died at sea.

Wonder if she's the one we're after.

What was her name?

Do you mean to say
you're going to face this mob?

Yeah, I got to do it and like it.

Yeah, but suppose some of those
birds are friends of Annie's,

then where would you be?

Well, I got to take that chance.

This is a great day for us, fellow workers.

Yes, we've been expecting Sister Annie
so long and now we'll see her.

I... there she comes now.

Welcome, Sister Annie.

I'm Brother Bowser,
superintendent of our settlement


Pleased to meet you, Brother.

Greetings, Sister.


I'm captain Brackett.

Oh, how do you do, Captain?

I must thank you for seeing
Sister Annie arrive safely.

It was a pleasure, a pleasure.

It's all his.

But what we do now, Brother Bowser?

Let's go meet our fellow workers.

Well, I'll take them.

It's all right.

He just likes to show his strength.

Sister Annie, this is Sister Evans.

How do you do, Sister Annie?

And Sister Nell and Brother Benjamin.

How do you do, Brother?

Oh, you have a lot of hard work
ahead of you,


A lot of poor
souls to be rescued.

You will need all your strength.

Yes, Brother Bowser.

It isn't what you get in
this world that counts,

it's what you give.

A splendid sentiment.


Onward to the settlement house.

Oh, goodbye, Captain.

You've been so good to me.

Nix, I'm going with you.

Yes, brother.

Just a minute, Brackett.

Captain Brackett to you.

All right, Captain.

Just a few more
questions, if you don't mind.

Did you notice anything suspicious
about The San Francisco Doll

when she boarded your ship?

Now, you've asked me that before.

I ain't heard nothing or seen nothing.

Where is she?

Oh, I'd like to see her.

What is that, a boarding school?

No, that's a dance hall
patronized by the rotten miners.

I suppose they have to dance
here to keep warm in Alaska.

She may sing hymns but don't tell me
she don't know plenty of other tunes.

This here, Sister, is our
little haven of brotherly love.

Not a bad-looking joint.


Oh, House.

Captain Brackett.

Brother Bowser, I should be punished.

But you know, six weeks out at sea,

you know how rough sailors will talk.

It must have rubbed off on me.

Hmm, yes, of course.

May we show you your room?

Why, yes.

Do you mind my having a word with,

uh, Captain Brackett?

Why, why, certainly not.

Now, Captain Brackett, I want
to thank you for all the kind

things you've done for me.

Listen, Doll, one more day like this,

and you'll end up
in the nuthouse.

Well, I'll tell you what to
do, you go down and get your

clearance papers and
then come back for me.

Oh, that's good news to me.

This is no time to wrestle me.

I'll be right back.

Did Captain Brackett make
your trip a pleasant one?

He certainly did, Brother.

I have no complaints.

Oh, Sister Annie,
we're so glad you've come.

It certainly is a hard
road we have to travel.

We're struggling to keep our
little settlement house open now.

Yes, we owe $876.

And there are starving people
to be fed and the poor to be

taken care of.

What with all the gold
they're digging up around here?

We seldom have more than
a handful of people here.

Most of those are
on the charity list.

I can see what
you are up against, Brother.

Yeah, I know that, Sister.

I know, your
letter tells me that.

My letter?


Such feelings,
such understanding.

Oh, Sister Annie Alden.

Oh, yes, my letter.

May I read it in your presence?

Go right ahead, Brother.

Brother Bowser and workers.

My humble thanks
for your invitation.

I shall leave immediately.

Poor though I may
be in worldly goods,

I shall have found the joy
of life in helping others.

I desire only to do good, to
succeed where you say you have


I look upon my hopes as a
debt I owe to those who are


In its payment, I shall
find supreme happiness.

Just a minute, Brother.

Now, let me get this straight.

What you want to do
is pack this place?


And that letter
would be answered,

wouldn't it?

Answered, Sister?

It would be more than answered.

It would be in your own
words, "A debt repaid."

Well, that's what
we are gonna do.

Sister Annie.

I'll tell you.

You've been on the wrong
track, and I'll steer you right.

You'll never get anywhere if you
don't know how to wrestle the


Tying a knot in his tail
won't throw him on his back.

You got to grab
him by the horns,

know him and his tricks.

I know him, and
how I know him. Why,

I can make him
say uncle, that is,

if he's got an uncle.

I might have to use a little
more fireworks than usual.

Really, Sister, I have
never heard such a spirited...

That ain't the name for it.

We'll call it "paying a debt."

Squaring up a conscience.

Maybe that's it.

Suppose you all leave
me and let me think.


Come on.

Well, you sure can talk, Doll.

For a minute, you
had me believing it.

And did they go for it.

Well, I've got the
clearance papers.

We hoist anchor at nine.

We'll have time for a few little
snorts and maybe get a peek at

the town.

And then we'll head
for the South Seas.

Sorry, Bull, but
the deal is off.

I ain't going.

You ain't?

No, I changed my mind.

I just couldn't do it.

I couldn't.

They read me a
letter that Annie wrote.

She was going to run this joint.

Well, what has
that to do with you?

I played her a dirty trick.

Ah, that was just self-defense.

Look here, I said you're
going and you are going.

You made a promise
and you're gonna keep it.

I know the whole thing now.

These monkeys sell
you a bill of goods,

and now you're
starting to wear wings.

It ain't that at all.

I got a debt to pay.

Not to this crowd, but to Annie.

And I'm gonna do it.

It won't take long, and
then I'll be squared up.

You said you won't take long?


I'll bring a mob in here
if I have to drag them in.

Well, I ain't leaving.

I'm hanging around just the same.

♪ Now the day is done ♪

Now the day is done.

No, the day has just begun.

And we're all
going to get together,

I know just what
the place needs.

We are gonna pack
them to the doors.

We'll even have them
up in the rafters.

Here's how we're gonna do it.

Get out of here now, you.

Get out of here.

Come and put me out.

Oh, uh, would you put these up?

Where's your boss?

You mean, Fanny?


Would you tell her to come over here,

Them reformers are over there.

They told me to hang these up.


Hang these in my place, I should say not.

I'll talk to them...

Say, who do you think you are trying
to come in here and put a

wet blanket on this place?

We don't want no psalm-singing
or preaching in here.

This is a good-time place.

Would you mind waiting over there?

I'll talk to the lady.

Listen, you, I speak your language, too.

You've been doing
pretty good around here.

All you rathole and dive owners
have been cleaning up.

You've been running wild,
clipping suckers and robbing all

these hardworking miners of their gold.

Well, I'm gonna put you
through the cleaners.

From now on, you're
gonna do your part.

You and your girls be
there Sunday night.

Why, Sunday's our
biggest night here.

I know, but from now on,
it's gonna be our night.

We'll be expecting you.

Be sure your girls look their
best 'cause they're gonna serve

the refreshments.

We'll use your entertainers,
only they'll play a different


And bring your sluggers along,
in case of a little disturbance.

Oh, all this reform
stuff is funny to me.

Funny, huh?

Well, let me tell you something.

Any time you take
religion for a joke,

the laugh is on you.

And if you know
what's good for you,

you'll be there.

I tell you, if Fanny'd see us,


Oh, come on.

Sure, we got a right to.

Oh, I don't know if Fanny knew.

Come on.

I don't want to go in there.

No, I don't want to go in there.

Come on.

Come on.

Come on.

Hey, are you going in or
have I got to throw you?

Go on inside then.

♪ When you
hear the bells go ding-a-ling ♪

♪ All join round
and sweetly you must sing ♪

♪ And when the verse is through ♪

♪ In the chorus all join in ♪

♪ There'll be a hot
time in the old town tonight ♪

♪ When you hear the
bells go ding-a-ling ♪

♪ All join round and
sweetly you must sing ♪

♪ And when the verse is through ♪

♪ In the chorus all join in ♪

♪ There'll be a hot time ♪

♪ In the old town tonight ♪

♪ My baby, when you
hear the bells go ding-a-ling ♪

♪ All join round and
sweetly you must sing ♪


Well, well, if it
isn't Bull Brackett?

Well, how are you, Tess?

I haven't seen
you in over a year.

I haven't seen you either.

What's new around here?

Just the settlement house.

Coming in?

I'll try anything once.

That's right.

♪ When you
hear the bells go ding-a-ling ♪

♪ All join round and
sweetly you must sing ♪

♪ And when the verse is
through the chorus all join in ♪

♪ There'll be a hot time in
the old town tonight, my baby ♪

You're not at ease, Sister?

Oh, just a pain
in my conscience, Brother.

That's all.

If there is any one
of us, Sister Annie,

without sin, surely you are.

You'll never know, Brother.

You'll never know.

My dear friends when I look
down upon your kindly faces...

You know, folks, I once made
the mistake of thinking that

religion was for only
certain kinds of people.

But I found out different.

I came to realize that you don't
have to go around looking sad

and wearing a long
face to be good.

And that's what I want you
people to understand here and


I want to show you that you
can think right and do right.

Everyday of your lives and still
have a good time in this world.

♪ Well, I'm talking
about all of you barflies ♪

♪ That revel and wallow in sin ♪

♪ My message comes to
you straight from my heart ♪

♪ And not from whisky or gin ♪

♪ The mothers that
moulded your futures ♪

♪ Wouldn't be
proud of their sons ♪

♪ If they saw you as
others can see you ♪

♪ Just a barfly and a bum ♪

♪ You're
one of life's many problems ♪

♪ You're traveling
the road to ruin ♪

♪ You're bound to lose
your battle with fools ♪

♪ So stop and see
what you're doing ♪

♪ Your philosophy
comes out of bottles ♪

♪ Rum has made you its slave ♪

♪ They'll soon kick
you out of the gutter ♪

♪ Right into a barfly's grave ♪

Oh, dear, I hope we are
not doing the wrong thing.

Anyway, we got them in here.

I ain't here to blame
you for what you've done.

I ain't even going to tell you
that you've been doing wrong.

You know that better than I do.

So, I'm leaving it up to your
conscience to be on level with

the world and yourself,
and everything you do.

It's human nature to have a
certain amount of weakness.

It's an uphill fight
trying to be good.

It takes plenty of courage
and spirit to play it that way.

But what you win at
the end is worth it.

Believe me, folks, I know.

Well, Brother,
what's on your mind?

Yes, you.

Let's have it.

I'll tell you what's eating me,
and they can laugh all they want


I'm used to that now.

Six weeks now, I
ain't been home.

I've been out there,
laying in the gutter.

All I've been thinking
about is lapping up liquor.

And I've got a swell wife, too.

But I don't think, she
wants to be my wife anymore.

I'm telling you
this, Sister Annie,

because you sort of brung
it out of me to tell it to you.

I wish you would ask my
wife if she'd take me back,

wou... would you?

Sure I will.

Just as soon as
the meeting's over.

I'll take you back, Jim.

I missed you.

Thank you, ma'am.

Thank you very much.

♪ Cheer up, little sister ♪

♪ A new day has dawned ♪

♪ You'll feel
better in the morning ♪

♪ When troubles hit ya ♪

♪ Don't let it get ya ♪

♪ You'll feel
better in the morning ♪

♪ And when the sun
comes peeping over the hill ♪

♪ Say you're feeling better ♪

♪ You can bet
your boots you will ♪

♪ Cheer up, little sister ♪

♪ A new day has dawned ♪

♪ You'll feel
better in the morn ♪

Oh, this is marvelous.

We have people here tonight
we never dared to hope for.

But we owe it all to
you, Sister Annie.

Oh, I had almost
forgotten the collection.

Uh, I'll get Brother Benjamin
and Brother David to do it.

Oh, Brother
Benjamin and Brother David,


No, I think, we'll have Brother
Spike and Brother Red do it.

That'll be all, boys.

Brother Spike, Brother Red?

I don't think I know them.

Yes, but I do.

This is Spike and,
uh, this is Red.

New brothers.

Take those,
boys, and have them filled.

And then make a second trip.

Oh, yeah.

Leave it to us.

Oh, tell Brother Gene to play
"It Is Better to Give Than to


♪ It's
better to give than to receive ♪

♪ Much better ♪

♪ It's better to
give than to receive ♪

♪ Much better ♪

♪ If you want to be forgiven ♪

♪ And find the joy of living ♪

♪ Then it's better to
give than to receive ♪

♪ It's
better to give than to receive ♪

♪ It's better to
give than to receive ♪

♪ It's better to
give than to receive ♪

♪ If you want to be forgiven ♪

♪ And find the joy of living ♪

♪ It's better to
give than to receive ♪

♪ It's better to
give than to receive ♪

♪ It's better
to give than to receive ♪

♪ If you want to be forgiven ♪

♪ And find the joy of living ♪

♪ It's better to
give than to receive ♪

♪ It's better to
give than to receive ♪

♪ It's better
to give than to receive ♪

♪ If you want to be forgiven ♪

♪ And find the joy of giving ♪

♪ It's better to
give than to receive ♪

Brother Bowser, uh, you,
uh, watch the collection.

Shall we start serving
the refreshments now,

Sister Annie?

Why, yes, and, uh, Fanny
Radler's dance hall girls will

help you.

Very well, Sister.

♪ Should
auld acquaintance be forgot ♪

♪ And never brought to mind? ♪

♪ Should auld
acquaintance be forgot ♪

♪ And days of auld lang syne ♪

Hello, Doll.

How are you?

Tess, well, I'll be...

This is a swell act you got,
but I'd have known you anywhere.

Oh, Glad to see you, Tess,
but keep your mouth shut.

Anymore of the San
Francisco crowd here?

No, they're from other
parts of the country.

Well, that's great.

How did you get in
this game, anyhow?

Oh, I've got a good
reason for doing all this.

Don't ask me why.

Why not?

You can tell me, can't you?

I've always been
like a mother to you, ain't I?

Sure have, but just
forget I ever was the Doll.

I'm Annie Alden, now.

Sister Annie.

I'm running the
settlement house,

and what's more, I like it.

On the level?

Something about lifting people
upward that gets you.

I ain't hypocriting, either.

Cut out drinking and smoking, too.

Am I intruding?

Oh, not at all.

Mr. Forrest, it's a pleasure
to have you with us.

Listen, Tess, you joining up with us, see?


Oh, uh, Brother Bowser, meet Sister Tess,

the new member.

See that she is properly enrolled.

Oh, this is a pleasure, yes.

And what can I do for you?

Well, I'd like to have a
little private talk with you.

Well, I guess that could be arranged...

If you'll excuse me while
I greet a few new members.

But I'll be right back...

Oh, uh, Sister Nell... would you cut
Captain Brackett a piece of cake?

He's crazy about cake.

I, uh, thought perhaps you
could tell me a few things

about the San Francisco Doll.

What things?

Anything important.

You must have gotten to know
her pretty well on the trip.

She did admit that she had been very bad.

But she had her good points.

It isn't in human nature to be all bad.

But there are a few things
I would like to clear up.

Was Brackett aware that she was the Doll
when she came aboard?

If he did, his not turning her
over to the police at Seattle

makes him liable to arrest
for shielding a criminal.

Yes, but you'd have to
prove that he knew who she was,

wouldn't you?

Yes, that's just it.

I, uh, thought perhaps you
could tell me whether he did or


Not me.

You see, I only got on at Vancouver.

Oh, that's too bad.

From what I've learned about Brackett,

he's the sort of man that ought
to be behind bars permanently.

You might find him in front of one now.

But I wouldn't judge him too hard,

if I were you.

But I'm on the side of the law, you know.

That's what we need in this town.

Law and order.

You could do a lot of good around here
if you joined up

with us.

Perhaps we can talk about that,
too, sometime.


Sorry, but I won't be off duty.

Perhaps tomorrow night.

Well, uh, I guess that could be arranged.

That's fine.

I'll be here.

So will I.

Well, Goodbye.


Oh, Captain Brackett.

Just the man I want to see.

See me?

What for?

Well, you're such a
fine example of manliness.

We need you to show them out
of the darkness into the light.

I'm a sailor.

You need a lighthouse keeper.

Well, I thought you
were gone, Captain.

What's keeping you here?

You ask a lot of
questions, don't you?


I've got to.

That's my business.

Is that so?

Well, How is business?

Not so good where you're concerned.

You never give me any answers.


I'm funny that way, ain't I?

What makes you so funny?

That's my business.

What did that guy want?

Well, he don't seem to think
that the San Francisco Doll

kicked in the way you said she did.

Well, I told you, you shouldn't stay here.

Why don't you come with me?

I'm all right here.

It's you that's got them suspicious.

Well, we've gone
over that before.

Well, we'll go over it again.

I'm going down to get
the clearance papers,

and you're leaving
with me tonight, see?

Why, Sister Annie,

where are you going?

It's a quarter after nine.

Oh, I didn't know
it was that late.

Why, I was going for a ride.

A sleigh ride with Mr. Forrest.

Oh, I think I'd better tell you
that there is talk going around

about you and this man Forrest.


What kind of talk?

Well, isn't it a trifle
indiscreet for you to be seen

with Mr. Forrest alone?

Especially for
you, Sister Annie.

Oh, well, I was just
trying to rescue him.

You have rescued
others in five minutes.

Yes, but, uh, this is
a very stubborn case.

Well, of course, you
know best, Sister Annie.

I only wish to
protect your good name.

Oh, well, don't
worry, Brother Bowser.

I'll take care of that.

Here you are.

Hope you haven't waited long.

A thousand years
wouldn't be too long to wait.

Your feet would get awful cold.

What's this?

I thought we were alone.

I forgot my key.

Would you ask
Brother Bowser for it?

Yes, certainly.

Come here.

Are you the little boy that
keeps his eyes and ears open?

That's me.

Do you know how to
keep your mouth shut?

What's it worth?

Oh... a dollar?

Do you know Captain Brackett?

You mean Big Bull?


Now, don't tell him you
saw me with another man.

That's why I
gave you the dollar.

That's worth two dollars.

Now, you know what
to do, don't you?

Sure I do.

I have to tell Captain Brackett
I didn't see you with another


Here it is.


Now, tell me, what did you
hear and what did you see?



Didn't I give you a
dollar to keep your eyes open?

Yeah, but she gave two
dollars to keep my mouth shut.

Oh, she did, did she?

Well, I'll give
you three dollars.


Now, what do you know?

She went out skating
with Brother Bowser.

Went out skating
with Brother Bowser?

Skating with Brother Bowser.

You're all right, kid.

Now, for five dollars
more, I'll tell you the truth.

Now, wait a minute.

Wait a minute.

All right.

That's five dollars.

She went out sleigh riding
with that good-looking guy.

Oh, she did, did she?

Is that all you know?

That's all I know for $5.

Isn't this a wonderful night?

Yes, it is.

I've always
enjoyed nights like this.

So have I.

You know, I've thought
a good deal about you.

You have?

From the first time
I saw you, I wondered how on

earth you came to be
doing settlement work.


After all, a girl as attractive
as you doesn't generally go in

for it.

Rather, she never
gets a chance to.

Well, to be perfectly frank, I
felt the need to show the poor

unfortunates what
they were missing.

I hope you
take the time to show me.

All the time in the world.

You're so sweet.

Would you mind terribly
if I tried to kiss you?

I'm sorry, forgive me.

But you're so lovely.

Somehow, I can't visualize
you as anything but the kind of

woman to be loved, to be adored.

Hey, what's going on
with you and this guy, Forrest?

There ain't nothing going on.

You're low in your mind.

Well, why do you have to
go sleigh riding with him?

I don't have to.

I just do it for
the fresh air I get,

that's all.

Oh, don't you know you're
sticking your head in a loop,

mixing up with that copper?

Maybe you don't think it's
smart to be friendly with the


Ah, it won't do you
no good, nowadays.

Soon as he finds out
you're the San Francisco Doll,

he'll make you stand the
gaff like any other killer.

Why don't you yell louder and
let the whole town hear you?

Listen, if I thought you were
falling for that guy I'd put

him away with Sister Annie's ghost.

Now, now, the way you talk,
you'd think I was putting myself

out to make you jealous.

You're mine, Doll.

Mine, see?

To your last hook and button.

And I'm keeping you
if I have to croak for it.

Bull, your love is terrific.

I promise to be fair and square
with you no matter what happens.

That straight, Doll?

Straight across the board.

There's your coat.

Your hat.

Come in.

I just overheard something in this room

I wish I hadn't.

Well, I, uh, guess it's
your business to listen.

You got it on me.

What are you gonna do?

I don't know.

I'm up against something that's
never happened to me before.

I'm stopped

It's the law that wants
to punish you, not me.

Can't you understand
how madly I love you?

I don't care what you
are or what you've been.

I love you.

You really care that much?

You know I do.

You know how I feel about you, too.

I was hoping you'd say that.

I don't want to feel that
you led me on this way.

I mean that if I ever found out who you were

I couldn't carry out my orders.

How can you say that?

I'm trying to make a new life for myself.

I'm sincere in my work.

I thought I was in mine, too.

But now...

I ain't asking you
not to turn me in.

It'll mean a promotion for you.

You got your future to think about.

That doesn't mean
much to me anymore.

Only you mean anything, everything.

Enough for you to give up all
you've been working for and take

a chance of going to prison
for protecting me?

Yes, enough for that.

I'll send in my resignation.

We can forget all about this.

You and I can go away somewhere,
find happiness together.

No, I want you to think what you're doing.

I'm sure of what I'm doing.

Yes, but I'm not.

When are you guys shoving off?

Whenever Big Bull makes up his mind.

He ain't got no mind to make it up.

The House of Chan Lo must be avenged.

Honoured one, what I tell you is the truth.

Speak cautiously for the Devil
has many ears.

The woman who runs settlement house
is the one you seek.

Tess, I'm in an awful fix.

I don't know which guy to go away with:
Forrest or Brackett.

Do you have to go away with one of them?

Either one can put a rope around me.

Oh, that's bad.

Well, if I were you, I'd pick
the best and call it luck.

It's a tossup between the two of them.

Brackett, you know about.

You know what to expect from him.

The other guy, you can't tell
how he'll turn out.

When I'm caught between two evils,

I generally like to take
the one I never tried.

You think a lot of Forrest,
don't you, honey?

More than any man I ever met.

The thing is, if I go away with him,

I'll be killing his career, and
Brackett will probably kill him.

Maybe you'll be lucky and
they'll both kill each other.

Tess, this is serious.

Either way, I'm sacrificing something,

something that's hard to give up.

I can't help you with that.

Anything else I can do for you?


I... I know what I'm gonna do.

Oh, Brother Bowser,

Brother Bowser, I have good news.

Sister Annie has accomplished
the impossible.

They're shutting down the town
on Sundays and have promised

that law and order
will be restored.

Isn't that wonderful?

I must tell Sister Annie.


Sister Annie!

Sister Annie!

Sister Annie!

But, Sister Annie, what is
this transformation?

Your dress?

Brother Bowser, I'm leaving.



This is all so sudden.

That's... that's the way I do things.

Sudden like or I... I don't do them at all.

Well, I... I don't understand.

Of course, you don't.

Goodbye, Brother Bowser.

But Sister Annie, the money we've collected,

there are thousands of dollars,
and it's just as much yours as

it is ours.

What shall we do with it?

I want you to build a bigger place.

And right out in front, I want it to say,

"Sister Annie Alden Settlement House."

I guess she'd kind of like that.

But you're... you're coming back?

I know just how you feel, Captain.

If you could only snap out of it.

I was in love myself once.

Oh, get out of here and stay out!

Yes, sir.


You're here.

You've come back to me.

You know, last night, I prayed
you'd come back,

and here you are.

You got me believing now.

Well, that makes you all right
with me, Bull.

Well, we're heading for the South Seas
where you'll be safe.


No, Bull.

We're going back,
back to San Francisco.

What's this you're saying?

You can't mean that, Doll.

Yes, we're going back.

I had a dream last night about Sister Annie.

Oh, what's that got to do with it?


She spoke to me and I heard her say,

"Go back.

Do the right thing.

You know it was self defence.

You'll win out if you square
yourself with the law."

And that's what I am going to do.

Take Annie's advice.

Yes, but that was only a dream.

Annie wouldn't steer me wrong.

Not her.

-Well, I'll do
anything for you: thieving,

killing, anything.

Just get me back to San Francisco.

I'll change the course right now.

Grigsby, Grigsby... set your course
south three points west.

Now, you sure you wanna go back?

You see, Bull, I gotta make up for the past.

Uh, you're past is all right with me.

In fact, I'm crazy about it.

I don't want you changed.

You're everything I've lived for.

You're the thing that makes me tick.

I'm no good without you, Doll.

Why, if I thought I was gonna lose you,

I'd croak you.

Bull, you ain't no oil painting,

but you're a fascinating monster.