Transatlantic Merry-Go-Round

 
1               CREDIT TITLES reach the screen--superimposed 
                on a background of steaming funnels belching 
                steam--accompanied by a musical score of ex-
                citing tempo.

                                        DISSOLVE TO:

2               LONG SHOT--NIGHT
                Large ocean liner, plowing through darkened 
                waters, its decks and portholes brilliantly 
                illuminated.

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3               QUICK FLASH--MEDIUM SHOT--PROW OF SHIP 
                Coming straight onto the CAMERA. The speed at
                which she is traveling throws a phosphorescent 
                spray many feet into the air--almost up to the 
                bowsprit, under which is carved, in ornate letters, 
                S. S. Progress.

                                        DISSOLVE TO: 

4               LONG SHOT
                Taking in audience and entertainers on board the 
                S. S. Progress. The voices of Jean Sargent and 
                Frank Parker are heard singing Rock and Roll. 

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5               CLOSE SHOT--SARGENT AND PARKER 

6               CAMERA PANS TO MEDIUM CLOSE SHOT of Denby
                at microphone. He is reading from a sheet of
                paper.

                                DENBY
                        (into mike) 
        Hello again! This is Chad Denby--remember?--h'mm
        --Your Master of Ceremonies--coming to you with 
        another program in mid-atlantic--for the benefit of 
        you folks who just tuned in I want to say that the 
        passengers are all comfortably seated--I wish you 
        listeners back there in the small towns and villages could 
        see the life and glamour on this floating palace--We're 
        having oceans of fun--Am I hot tonight! 

                Mary enters. 

                                MARY 
        Oh-h, Mister Den-n-by--
 
 
                                DENBY
        Yep--everybody's having a good time but me--What 
        do you want, Mary?
 
                                MARY
        I just wrote a poem about the Atlantic Ocean--
 
                                DENBY
        But, Mary--everybody's having such a great time--
        why spoil it?
 
                                MARY
        Somebody's got to do it--
 
                                DENBY
        Well, let's hear the poem--
 
                                MARY
                        (reads from paper) 
        Oh, you dear Atlantic Ocean--how you spread across 
        the sea--From New York to dear old Europe--just for 
        boats to ride on thee--
 
                                DENBY
                        (cutting in)
        Very good, Mary--
 
                                MARY
        But I'm not finished yet--(Poem)--And your waves 
        are so colossal--rocking boats both to and fro--Oh-h, 
        Atlantic, how I love you (signs of seasickness)--(re-
        peats)--how I love you--
 
                                DENBY
        What's the matter, Mary?
 
                                MARY
        I'm getting seasick--
 
                                DENBY
                        (mockingly)
        H'mm--Dear Atlantic--
 
                                MARY
        Mr. Denby--What do you think I ought to do with 
        that part?
 
                                DENBY
        Put the whole thing in an envelope and mail it through
        a porthole--

                The voices of Frank Parker and Jean Sargent can 
                be heard during this announcement.
 
                                DENBY
        You are listening to the golden voices of Jean Sargent
        and Frank Parker, who are entertaining with that 
        rollicking bit of syncopation, Rock and Roll--every-
        body's having a good time--

                Mary enters and starts reading from a sheet of 
                paper.
 
                                MARY 
                        (reading)
        Oh, Mr. Den-n-by!

                                DENBY
                        (into mike) 
        Everyone but me--what do you want now, Mary? 

                                MARY 
        I feel better now--I've got a riddle! When is a plate 
        of bean soup not a plate of bean soup? 

                                DENBY
        All right. When is a plate of bean soup not a plate of 
        noodle soup?

                                MARY 
        When it falls off the table and turns turtle--Cute? 

                                DENBY
                        (reacting sourly)
        Mary--fall off the boat and turn to the left--

                                        DISSOLVE TO: 

7               LONG SHOT
                Finale of act of trio in which Sally is prominent. 

8               CLOSE SHOT 
                Trio taking bows.

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9               DENBY AT MICROPHONE

                                DENBY
                        (excitedly; applause comes in) 
        Listen to that applause--what other steamship line 
        gives you this entertainment on the high seas? Where is 
        it coming from?--you said it! the Transatlantic Merry-
        go-round of 1934--What a boat!--A snappy deck--
        three hot funnels--a hundred galloping portholes--
        and all nice people! Try a trip on our boat for what ails 
        you. Well, this concludes the performance of the At-
        lantic Follies--Chad Denby signing off until tomorrow 
        night--Good night, folks!
                               DISSOLVE TO: 

10              AUDITORIUM 
                Passengers laughing and talking and strolling out 
                on the moonlit decks. PICK UP LOTHER AND FOLLOW 
                HIM DOWN COMPANIONWAY. PICK UP CAPTAIN AND THIRD 
                OFFICER coming up from the opposite direction.
 
                                LOTHER 
                        (genially)
        Good night, Captain.

                                CAPTAIN 
        Good night, Mr. Lother.

                                        SLOW DISSOLVE TO: 

11              LOTHER WALKS DOWN COMPANIONWAY TO SALLY'S 
                ROOM--NUMBER 51C.

                WE DOLLY WITH HIM IN CLOSE SHOT. 

                He goes in door, closes it, and we hear the door
                lock.

                We stay on the exterior of door, where we hear
                two shots fired--a woman screams--we see the
                Steward run up to the door, and we
 
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12              MEDIUM CLOSE SHOT--LOTHER 
                He is lying on the floor--dead.
 
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13              CLOSE SHOT--EXTERIOR DOOR 
                The Steward comes up and starts pounding on 
                the door.
 
                                        LAP DISSOLVE TO: 

14              INSIDE CHARTHOUSE 
                First and Second Navigation Officers leaning over 
                chart.

                                FIRST NAVIGATION OFFICER 
        Have you taken the soundings?

                                SECOND NAVIGATION OFFICER 
        Yes, Sir--here's our position now. 

                As the officers lean over the chart,
 
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15              CLOSE SHOT--Officer's hand tracing the progress 
                of the ship on the chart.

                                SECOND NAVIGATION OFFICER 
        We're off the southeastern point of Newfoundland--
        43 West and 52 North--running dead to time. 
                        (His hand traces backward on the chart) 
        Twenty-four hours ago--38, 41--
                        (His hand continues going backwards) 
        Thirty-six hours off the point light--fifty-eight hours 
        --back in--New York!

                As he says "New York" the setup becomes dif-
                fused. SOUND TRACK CARRIES a honking and toot-
                ing of motor horns--the sound of many voices--
                an orchestra playing.

                                        SLOW DISSOLVE TO: 

16              SIGN IN GIGANTIC FIGURES:

                                "PIER 13" (New York Docks) 

                Over this the SOUND TRACK carries miscellaneous
                noises in fast tempo--hooting of taxicabs--
                screeching of brakes--babble of excited voices--
                hawkers, porters, passengers. CAMERA PANS DOWN
                to the passenger entrance at Dock 13 of the Green
                Funnel Line.

                Within the entire radius of the CAMERA LENS teem-
                ing humanity; passengers--vendors selling stream-
                ers--steamship officials--a couple of plain-clothes 
                men--porters, stewards, messenger boys with 
                flowers, and policemen who keep them moving.
 
17              MEDIUM SHOT--NEWSBOY 

                                NEWSBOY 
                        (calling) 
        Paper!--Extra!--Ballinger breaks jail!

                (Note: Throughout this entire departure sequence 
                we occasionally hear this boy's voice calling the
                above) 

                PULL CAMERA BACK TO VERY LONG SHOT. Private 
                cars and taxis are arriving in a stream, tooting 
                impatiently as they jockey for a position to drop 
                their passengers and baggage. In the distance can
                be heard the occasional wailing whistles of crafts 
                in the stream and, from the decks of the S. S. 
                Progress, the ships orchestra playing gay, familiar 
                tunes.

                As a taxi drives up, CAMERA DOLLIES BACK TO 
                MEDIUM SHOT, shooting from the roadway through 
                taxi window to the entrance of the dock. Its 
                occupant is LEE LOTHER (the man we saw dead in 
                first sequence). 

18              REVERSE ANGLE 
                He jumps out, pays taxi; porter grabs his hand baggage.

                                PORTER 
        Name and reservation, sir?

                                LOTHER 
        Lee Lother--4C.
 
19              TRAVEL SHOT 
                As they move through the crowd. SOUND TRACK 
                carries paper boy's voice calling the extra. Lother 
                stops and buys a paper. In close proximity is a 
                man reading one of the papers--a woman is looking 
                over his shoulder.
 
                                MAN
                        (heatedly)
        Escaped again!--More bank robberies!--More hold-
        ups!--What we need is a police force!

                Lother overhears this as he pays for paper and 
                moves on reading paper, followed by porter, also 
                trying to read it over Lother's shoulder. 

                                PORTER 
        They'll be a lot of shooting before they get that guy
        again--slippery as an eel.
 
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20              EXTERIOR DOCKS
                A limousine discharges its passengers. A taxi 
                behind it is tooting impatiently to get alongside.
 
21              INTERIOR TAXI--ANYA ROSSON AND HER HUSBAND 
                Anya is a young Russian, blonde, extremely attractive, 
                beautifully dressed--speaks with a slight
                accent. She is puffing nervously at a cigarette. 
                Her husband is young, middle-aged Grand Mitchell 
                type. They get quickly out of the car and move 
                toward dock. At first-class gangplank they stop. 
                Porter carrying their baggage starts to take it 
                aboard.

                                ANYA 
        Wait a minute, porter--my husband's not going aboard. 

                Porter bows away to a respectful distance. Anya 
                places her hand on her husband's arm. 

                                ANYA 
                        (quietly) 
        Going to miss me?
 
                Rosson nods his head--his voice is a little husky. 

                                ROSSON 
        Send me a wireless when you arrive--and have a good 
        time--that's the important thing. 

                                ANYA
                        (smiling)
        It's all happened so suddenly--I can hardly believe I'm 
        going-- 

                As she is speaking these lines her eyes are 
                searching for someone on the ship.

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22              WHAT SHE SEES---QUICK FLASH--LOTHER--
                Near the rail. He is looking in another direction--
                obviously does not see her.

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23              ANYA AND HER HUSBAND

                                ANYA
        Too bad you couldn't come, too, Herbert. 

                                ROSSON 
                        (kindly) 
        As long as we can indulge your whims--somebody in the 
        family has to work.
                        (He kisses her quickly.) 
        Good-bye, my dear. If I keep those Duluth people waiting 
        another minute, I'll lose the deal. 

                                ANYA
        Don't let me go without the jewel case.
                (He puts his hand in his pocket and hands 
                her a small case.) 
        The American Express cheques are in there, aren't they? 

                                ROSSON 
                        (nodding) 
        You can pick up your letter of credit at Cook's in 
        Cherbourg. Goodbye.

                They embrace. Quickly she takes a flower from the 
                corsage she is wearing and places it affectionately in his 
                lapel, pats his cheek, and, without another word, goes 
                up the gangplank followed by the porter. Rosson stands 
                bareheaded watching her for a moment. CAMERA MOVES 
                IN CLOSE to him. We see that his mildness is belied by 
                his eyes and that he is under an emotional strain. His 
                hand goes to the lapel of his coat. He pulls out the 
                flower, crushes it in his hand, and let's it slowly fall to 
                the ground.

24              DOLLY SHOT--HE HURRIES BACK THROUGH THE CROWD
                Finds a porter--hands him a check. 

                                ROSSON 
        Get my baggage out of the check room and put it 
        aboard this ship.

                                PORTER 
        Yes, sir--where's your reservation? 

                                ROSSON 
                        (pulling out passport and steamship ticket) 
        Cabin 108--Second Class--I'll see you aboard. 

                Rosson disappears through the crowd. The porter, 
                who was already carrying a bag when approached 
                by Rosson, puts its down on top of a theatrical 
                trunk while he goes to collect Rosson's baggage 
                from the check room. CAMERA STAYS ON TRUNK on 
                which is printed: "Sally Marsh--Marsh Trio." A 
                girl is leaning against the trunk, her back to the 
                CAMERA. She turns slowly--it is SALLY MARSH. 
                Beside her is NED, turning the pages of Variety. 
                Also a porter.
 
                                SALLY
                        (to Porter) 
        Take these things to 51C and the other trunk has my 
        name on it just like this.

                                PORTER 
        You get aboard, Miss--I'll take care of it. 

                                SALLY
        It's very important--it has our costumes in it. 

                                VOICE 
                Hey, Sally.
 
                Chad Denby, Master of Ceremonies, comes into 
                scene.

                                DENBY
        The big star of Chad Denby's big seagoing show. We'll
        have your name up in lighthouses from here to England. 

                Sally is looking around rather nervously. 

                                SALLY
        Well, that's something--even if only the fish can see it. 

                                DENBY
        Are you happy?

                                SALLY
        Will be--as soon as the ship sails. 

                                NED 
        I thought I had our sailing covered up--
                (indicates paper) 
        --and here it is.
 
                                SALLY 
                        (alarmed)
        Do you think Lother could have seen it?

                                DENBY
        You'd better get on board. I'll take care of the trunks.
        Hey, porter!

                Sally moves near gangplank near which is standing 
                a gang of five or six vaudevillians of various types, 
                etc., etc. Suddenly they see Sally and rush forward 
                with enthusiastic greetings.

                                FIRST VAUDEVILLIAN
        Just read in Variety you were sailing. Picked up some 
        of the boys and girls to come down and give you a cheer.
 
                General ad-lib as they give Sally flowers, wish her 
                luck, etc. Sally is ill at ease--she ad-libs with the 
                others.

                                FIRST VAUDEVILLIAN 
        Say, these steamship companies are going into the show 
        business in a big way.

                                SECOND VAUDEVILLIAN
        I should say so--this transatlantic showboat idea is a 
        novelty.

                                THIRD VAUDEVILLIAN
        I think it's a conspiracy--They want to take all the 
        vaudeville acts out to the middle of the Atlantic and 
        dump them overboard.

                                FOURTH VAUDEVILLIAN
        Ha! Ha! That's a dirty trick to play on the fish! 

                                FIFTH VAUDEVILLIAN
        Do they pay any kind of money on these big ships? 

                                FIRST VAUDEVILLIAN
        Sixty-two fifty for teams and a hundred and a quarter 
        for quartets.

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                                FIFTH VAUDEVILLIAN
        I wouldn't sing on a rowboat for that kind of dough!
 
                The foregoing lines are more or less spoken together--
                disjointedly.
 
                CAMERA PANS slowly over to the roped-off passport 
                enclosure at which an official is sitting stamping 
                visas. CAMERA MOVES IN close to his hand holding a 
                passport.
 
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26              CLOSE SHOT--THE PASSPORT, SHOWING:
 
                                PHOTO 
                        JAMES BRETT
                        New York 
                        Age: 28 
                        Single 
                        Occupation: Architect 

                We see the official stamp come down on the passport as
                CAMERA PANS UP TO MEDIUM CLOSE SHOT OF JIMMY
                BRETT (Gene Raymond). He takes back his passport.
 
                                BRETT 
        Thanks.
 
                He is scanning the dock, obviously in search of 
                someone. He moves toward steerage gangplank in 
                the direction of SHORTIE--a depressed-looking 
                individual in steward's white coat.
 
                Shortie's eyes are anxiously searching the crowd. 
                His expression is anything but happy. He sees 
                Brett and moves toward him. 

                                SHORTIE
        Now listen, Jimmy--!
 
                Brett doesn't even glance at him but continues to 
                walk past, speaking as he does so. 

                                BRETT
        Not here--follow me around the shed.

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27              BACK OF SHED--BRETT AND SHORTIE 

                                BRETT
                        (looking around furtively. 
                        He then turns to Shortie) 
        Don't you know better than to talk to me with people 
        around?
 
                                SHORTIE 
                        (sarcastically)
        Oh, putting on the swell, eh?

                                BRETT 
        I thought you were a smart guy. 

                                SHORTIE 
        If I was smart I wouldn't be working my way over on
        this ship.
                        (He lights a cigarette)

                                BRETT
        We didn't have enough dough for two tickets, did we? 

                                SHORTIE 
        We coulda got two third-class! 

                                BRETT 
        No bank roll there, boy.
                      (quickly) 
        Lucky I could get you signed on--they picked up that 
        Pittsburgh jeweler--made him talk. The heat's on, 
        Shortie--and those Atlantic breezes are going to be 
        mighty welcome.
 
                                SHORTIE 
        Oh, I'm not squawkin', but I'm not used to working and 
        it's a bad habit to get into.

                                BRETT 
        It'll never hurt you---Got any money?

                                SHORTIE 
        A dollar seventy and I'm gonna keep it! 

                                BRETT 
        No, you're not. Give me that dollar seventy. 

                                SHORTIE 
        I'll give you half of it.
                (He goes to his pocket and extracts money) 
        Here's seventy cents.
                (Brett takes it) 

                At this point two uniformed cops approach. 
                Brett sees them.


                                BRETT 
        Nix, the law!

                                SHORTIE 
                        (immediately becomes servile) 
        Yes, sir!--I will, sir--Certainly, sir! 


                                BRETT 
                        (Speaking casually as 
                        the man comes near) 
        He's a colored man in chauffeur's uniform carrying a 
        basket of fruit.

                                SHORTIE 
        I'll watch for him, sir.

                The cops have stopped and are eying Shortie. 

                                BRETT 
        Thank you, and here's seventy cents for your trouble. 

                Shortie pockets the money and is about to start
                away.

                                COP 
        Just a minute!
 
                Shortie swallows hard--turns. 

                                SHORTIE 
        You speaking to me, sir?
 
                                COP 
                        (gruffly)
        Can't you read?
                        (He points) 

                Shortie looks to what Cop is pointing at.
 
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28              LARGE SIGN: "NO SMOKING"

                                        CUT BACK TO:

29              SHORTIE AND TWO COPS 
                Shortie heaves a sigh of relief and drops his cig-
                arette. The cop puts his foot on it. 

                                FIRST COP 
        You ought to know better than that. 

                The two dicks move off around the shed.

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30              BRETT AND SHORTIE 

                                BRETT 
        Quick, let me have that money. I'm broke and I'll need
        it for tips.

                                SHORTIE 
        Oh, no--You're not gonna give my hard-earned money
        away.

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31              ONE OF THE STEWARDS APPROACHING 

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32              BRETT AND SHORTIE 
                Brett takes advantage of the situation knowing the 
                steward is Shortie's boss. 

                                SHORTIE 
        Nix--here comes my boss.

                                BRETT 
                        (to Shortie--loud enough for steward to hear) 
        Don't forget that $l.70 change.

                Shortie, in a spot, hands it to Brett. The steward 
                walks away.
                     
                                SHORTIE 
        You're a wise guy--Gimme back--

                                BRETT
                        (interrupts) 
        Shortie, look!

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33              WHAT THEY SEE 
                Two plain-clothes detectives are shaking hands 
                with INSPECTOR MCKINNEY. Behind McKinney is 
                a porter carrying his suitcase, etc. 

                                FIRST DETECTIVE 
        Well, pleasant trip, Inspector. 

                                INSPECTOR 
        Thanks. I've been waiting fifteen years for this 
        vacation. What are you boys doing here?

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34              CLOSE SHOT--NEWSPAPER IN DETECTIVE'S HAND
                As he lets it fall open. Headlines: 

                        "Ballinger Breaks Jail Again" 

                And a picture of Ballinger.

                                        CUT BACK TO:
 
35              MEDIUM CLOSE SHOT--BRETT AND SHORTIE
                WATCHING THE INSPECTOR. 

                                BRETT 
        McKinney!--The smartest dick in Manhattan. 

                                SHORTIE 
        You don't think--?

                                BRETT
        Looks like he's taking a trip--see the baggage? The 
        only time they ever picked me up, McKinney walked 
        through the room while they were grilling--let's see how 
        good his memory is.

                As he moves forward.

                                SHORTIE 
        Jimmy, don't! 
                (But Brett is gone) 

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36              INSPECTOR MCKINNEY AND THE TWO DETECTIVES 

                                FIRST DETECTIVE 
        We got a tip Ballinger might jump this boat. 

                                MCKINNEY 
                        (Smiling) 
        Not interested, boys. When I left headquarters this 
        morning--I cut the words "police" and "criminals" 
        right out of my vocabulary.
 
                                SECOND DETECTIVE
        Don't blame you, sir--you've earned a rest. 

                Brett comes quickly into scene. 

                                BRETT
        Pardon me, gentlemen--have you noticed a colored man 
        in chauffeur's uniform, carrying a l-a-r-g-e basket of--
        fruit?
 
                As he says this he looks the Inspector straight in 
                the eye. There is no sign of recognition on McKinney's 
                part, who replies casually: 

                                MCKINNEY 
        No, I haven't.
 
                A little smile of satisfaction overspreads Brett's 
                countenance as he thanks them and hurries on 
                through the crowd.

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37              BRETT AND INSPECTOR 
                CAMERA PANS TO coffin on a truck being pushed by
                a docker. A woman in mourning follows and gets 
                on the boat. All through this scene policemen are 
                seen at short intervals making their way hurriedly 
                through the crowd.
 
38              TRAVEL SHOT 
                Until the coffin becomes the background of a bride 
                and groom who are being showered with rice.

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39              CLOSE SHOT--COFFIN AS THE RICE HITS IT.

                                        CUT BACK TO: 

40              SALLY AND VAUDEVILLIANS

                                SALLY
        You're darlings to see me off--I'll write you as soon as 
        I get there.


                                VAUDEVILLIAN
        Coming back on the same boat? 

                                SALLY
        Guess not--we're going to try and line up some kind of
        bookings over there.

                                VAUDEVILLIAN
        Well, good-by, beautiful--I've wanted an excuse to do 
        this for a long time.
 
                                ANOTHER VAUDEVILLIAN
        Line up, boys!
 
                He grabs Sally and kisses her. The next moment 
                there is general confusion. The gang are all 
                patting her on the back, wishing her luck, etc. 
                Mechanically she kisses each one of them. 

                As she is doing this, Jimmy Brett, hurrying from 
                left to right, gets mixed up in the group. Sally 
                mechanically kisses him, the next moment realizes 
                her mistake and smiles with embarrassment as the 
                vaudevillians laugh.
 
                                BRETT
                        (after kiss)
        That was sweet of you.

                The orchestra from the deck commences to play 
                Sweet of You. Brett removes his hat, looks at Sally 
                admiringly and grins.

                                SALLY
        I'm so sorry!

                                BRETT
                        (facetiously)
        Want to take it back?

                He leans toward her hopefully. 

                                SALLY
        I thought you were one of my friends. 

                                BRETT
        I'd like to be.
                        (anxiously) 
        Sailing on the Progress?

                                SALLY
        Yes--are you?

                                BRETT
                        (looking her straight in the 
                        eye and smiling) 
        I wouldn't miss this boat for a million. 

                                SALLY
                        (looking at boat with 
                        admiration) 
        She looks like a lot of other boats. I grant you she's 
        beautiful.
                        (still looking at boat)
 
                                BRETT 
                        (who hasn't taken his eyes 
                        off Sally for an instant)
        I'll say she is! 

                                SALLY
        Nice lines--

                                BRETT 
        Yes--
 
                Sally turns--sees he's looking at her--smiles. 

                                SALLY
        Like her paint job?
 
                                BRETT 
        Very much--
 
                                SALLY
                        (Searching for handkerchief)
        You've got lipstick all over you. 

                                BRETT
        I could stand some more--

                                SALLY
                        (laughing) 
        --You'll have all the boys tipping their hats to you--
                        (she reaches up with her 
                        handkerchief) 
        --let me wipe it off.

                                BRETT
        No! Don't touch it! I want the world to see my shame. 

                NED comes quickly into scene--he's impatient to 
                get her aboard.

                                NED
        Come on, Sally.

                As they move off toward ship.

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41              QUICK FLASH---ORCHESTRA PLAYING Sweet of You
                With one of its members singing the refrain 
                through a megaphone.
 
42              CLOSE SHOT--SALLY
                Looking back over her shoulder at Brett
 
43              QUICK FLASH--LOTHER'S FACE--
                Among the crowded passengers at the railing, 
                watching Sally. He smiles to himself and steps
                back.
  
44              QUICK FLASH--ANYA 
                Watching Lother.
 
45              CLOSE SHOT--BRETT
                His eyes are twinkling--there is a smile on his lips 
                --he is evidently very much impressed. He watches 
                Sally move toward gangplank.
 
46              MEDIUM SHOT
                As Brett starts to move away he bumps into a 
                messenger boy carrying a beautiful bouquet of 
                flowers.
 
                                BRETT 
                        (quickly)
        Who are those flowers for?
 
                                MESSENGER BOY 
                        (looking at label)
        Mrs. Armitich.

                                BRETT 
        Glad I caught you in time--Mrs. Armitich is not sailing 
        --so give them to my sister--that lady with the beautiful 
        red hair going up the gangplank. 

                He tears label from bouquet. 

                                MESSENGER BOY 
        But I'm supposed to--

                                BRETT 
                        (in lordly manner) 
        --don't argue or I'll close my account! 

                                MESSENGER BOY 
        Okay. What's her name?--

                                BRETT 
        --With the red hair--Hurry!

                He gives the boy a push, shoving him out of picture.

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47              GANGPLANK--LONG SHOT FROM BRETT'S ANGLE 
                We see the boy overtake Sally just before she steps 
                aboard. She takes the flowers--looks surprised--
                evidently asks the boy who they came from. We 
                see the boy point in Brett's direction. She smiles
                her thanks just as the fellow singing through the 
                megaphone comes to the phrase--"It was sweet of 
                you." 

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48              TAXI ARRIVING-APPARENTLY EMPTY 
                Porter yanks open the door. Seated on a suitcase 
                on the floor, the befuddled victim of alcohol, is 
                DAN CAMPBELL (Sidney Howard). He has a bottle 
                in his hand and beams at the porter. 

                                DAN 
        Come in, my dear fellow--pull up a chair--delighted to 
        meet you! My name's Campbell.

                He extends his hand. By now the taxi driver has 
                reached the door. There is an impatient tooting of 
                cars from behind.

                                DRIVER 
        Come on--get out of there!

                                DAN 
        Gentlemen--a toast! Here's to--

                                DRIVER 
                        (to porter) 
        He's got a ticket for England--some guy loaded him 
        into my cab.
 
                They yank him to the sidewalk and send him on 
                his way.

49              TRAVEL SHOT--DAN 
                As he staggers through the crowd--pauses to 
                search through his pockets for something, as he 
                comes to Mary Livingston and Chad Denby, CAMERA 
                PANS TO favor them. Chad is talking to Mary. 

                                DENBY 
        Mary--I've got a great show for this trip--and with 
        my dry wit and humor--h'mm--a few more trips and 
        we'll have to furnish straphangers for the passengers to 
        hang on!
 
                                MARY 
                        (sarcastically)
        With your dry wit and humor--

                                DENBY 
        Oh yeah?--My personality put this thing over--
 
                                MARY 
        Maurice Chevalier! There's a fellow with personality. 

                                DENBY
        What's he got that I haven't got?

                                MARY
        Well, he has a straw hat--
   
                                DENBY
                        (interrupting) 
        So have I--I can get it right out of my trunk. 

                                MARY 
        --And he has sex appeal.

                                DENBY
        So what? 

                                MARY 
        Get that out of your trunk.

                                DENBY 
        All right--don't spoil the trip with any of those jokes--
        there's a nice bunch of people on this trip--nothing but 
        class--I looked over the passenger list and they're all 
        members of the Who's Who!

                                MARY 
        Never mind the Who's Who--Before I get on this boat 
        I want to know What's What! How about my raise? All 
        I get out of these ocean trips is dizzy. 

                                DENBY 
        Don't blame it on the ocean!--All right, you'll get the 
        raise!
 
                Dan Campbell staggers in between them--Chad 
                grabs hold of him to brace him up. 

                                MARY
        Is that one of the Who's Who? 

                                DENBY
                (embarrassed)
        No--He's probably one of the "Here's How." 
                        (holding up Dan to steady him) 
        Take it easy--the ocean's pretty rough today--

                                DAN 
        I'll say--how fast is this boat going?
    
                                DENBY
                (winks to Mary) 
        Oh,--we're doing about thirty--
 
                                DAN 
                        (speaking to himself) 
        Pretty good--thirty miles an hour--

                                DENBY
        No. Knots!

                                DAN
        What?

                                DENBY
        Knots!

                                DAN
        I can see you're no gentleman--

                                MARY
        He's funny--maybe you can use him in the show, Mr. 
        Denby.

                                DAN
        Denby!--Are you Chad Denby? 

                                DENBY
        That's me!

                                DAN
        Not the real Chad Denby?--

                                DENBY
        Yes--Me--in person!

                                DAN 
        So what?
 
                                MARY 
                        (laughing)
        Where's your dry humor now, Chad? 

                Dan staggers.

                                DENBY
        Be careful--come on--I better pour you on the boat--

                As the three start away--Denby is still sore at the 
                last remark.

                                DENBY
        I can see where I won't talk much to you. 

                                DAN 
                        (misunderstanding) 
        Nuts to you too!

                                        CUT TO: 

50              LONG SHOT--THE DOCKS 
                The steerage and second-class gangways are 
                already being lowered--visitors are streaming
                down the gangplanks from the first saloon. The 
                orchestra is playing--quartermasters are shouting 
                instructions--paper streamers are commencing to 
                be thrown aboard.

                                        CUT TO: 

51              QUICK FLASH--THE LAST OF THE FREIGHT BEING 
                SWUNG ABOARD IN THE NETS.

                                        CUT TO: 

52              GANGPLANK--MEDIUM SHOT
                Denby has Campbell by the arm helping him up 
                the gangplank. Campbell stumbles and his rubber 
                legs buckle under him. Denby has some difficulty 
                helping Campbell back on his feet. After Campbell 
                is put on his feet again, he turns to Denby, 
                and very seriously remarks: 

                                CAMPBELL 
                        (to Denby) 
        Steady, old boy--I've got you. 

                                DENBY 
        Thanks--I appreciate it.

                They proceed up gangplank, toward deck of boat. 
                Two or three policemen in uniform are seen coming 
                down gangplank, obviously leaving the boat. 

                                FIRST POLICEMAN
        He's not there, Inspector--we've searched every inch of 
        the boat.

                                INSPECTOR 
        Okay--Report back to the desk.
 
                                        CUT TO:
 
53              LONG SHOT--SHIP AND DOCKS
                The last gangplank is dragged ashore. The orchestra 
                strikes up Rock and Roll. People are cheering 
                --streamers are flying in great profusion.

                                        CUT TO: 

54              LONG SHOT--FROM DOCKS
                Slowly the big ship majestically maneuvers from 
                the mooring. The streamers become taut--snap as 
                the S. S. Progress--music playing--passengers 
                waving--whistles  blowing--move out into the 
                stream.
 
                                        CUT TO: 

55              MEDIUM CLOSE SHOT--LIFEBOAT UPPER DECK 
                Slowly the CAMERA is raised and we see the face of
                Ballinger, which we recognize from the newspaper. 
                It immediately disappears and his hand comes up 
                and drops a policeman's uniform and cap over the 
                side of the boat into the water.

                                        FADE-OUT. 

56              FADE-IN:
                ONE OR TWO ATMOSPHERIC SHOTS ABOARD SHIP 

                                        CUT TO:
 
57              BRETT'S CABIN ABOARD THE S. S. PROGRESS
                Brett has changed into flannels and is fixing his tie. 
                The door opens and Shortie, carrying a heavy 
                package and a bundle of telegrams, enters. Brett 
                sees him in the mirror, speaks without turning. 

                                BRETT
        Took your time getting here.

                                SHORTIE
        Yer lucky I'm here at all. I tell you, Jimmy--my feet'll 
        never hold out.

                                BRETT
        Stop squawking! You were doing this job on a ship four 
        years ago when I first picked you up, weren't you? 

                                SHORTIE
        Yeah--but high livin's made me soft. 

                                BRETT
        How're the tips?
 
                                SHORTIE
                        (depressed)
        A dollar forty.

                                BRETT
        I'll need it--gave my last buck to the bedroom steward. 

                                SHORTIE
        Not a chance.
 
                                BRETT
                        (coaxingly)
        Come on--
                        (He extends his hand) 
        I'll promote a card game, and we'll be sitting pretty.
 
                                SHORTIE
        Until then--the dollar forty stays with me. 

                                BRETT
        Is that a nice way to talk to a pal? 

                                SHORTIE
        Don't let money spoil a beautiful friendship. Look at 
        these here telegrams to be delivered! This ain't a job--
        it's a marathon.

                He moves to door.

                                BRETT
        Oh, Shortie!--
                        (his voice is casual) 
        --there's a girl on this ship--

                                SHORTIE
                        (contemptuously) 
        --there's thousands of 'em!

                                BRETT 
                        (enthusiastically) 
        A thousand? She's one in a million--right off the top of 
        the rosebush!

                He takes it big.
 
                                SHORTIE
                        (sternly--with a quick look)
        This is a business trip!

                                BRETT
        She was wearing a white dress with a cute, black hat--
        and carrying a bag with S. M. on it. 
                        (half to himself) 
        Funny--her name's not on the passenger list. 
                        (He picks up passenger list)

                                SHORTIE
        Maybe she's in the show--One of the troupers--did you
        ever think of that?

                                BRETT 
                        (happily) 
        Why didn't I think of that?--I am going to scout 
        around and see if I can find her.

                A stateroom steward knocks and enters quickly. 

                                STEWARD
        Everything in order, sir? 
                        (He sees Shortie and favors 
                        him with an unfriendly look)
        What are you doing here, my lad?

                                SHORTIE
        Telegrams.
   
                                STEWARD
                        (aggressively)
        Well--get a move on yer--then get back to yer station. 

                Shortie casts a look of despair at Jimmy and 
                commences to exit.
                        
                                BRETT 
        Just a minute, steward--haven't you forgotten something? 

                                SHORTIE
        No, sir?
                       
                                BRETT 
        My change.
                    
                                SHORTIE
        Change? 

                                BRETT 
        A dollar forty--out of the two dollars I gave you. 

                He extends his hand. Shortie favors him with a 
                dirty look, hands him the dollar forty. The steward 
                eyes him grimly and exits. Shortie starts to follow, 
                suddenly gets an idea, and moves quickly to Brett's 
                cabin trunk. He pulls out the top drawer.
 
58              CLOSE SHOT--IT'S CONTENTS
                Gambling paraphernalia, cards, dice, etc.
 
59              CLOSE SHOT--SHORTIE'S HAND
                Takes key and opens his drawer in Brett's trunk. 
                He takes out a pair of dice and rolls them quickly 
                two or three times on top of the trunk. Each time 
                they throw a seven.

                                SHORTIE'S VOICE 
        Not bad--I'll use these to get even.
 
60              MEDIUM SHOT
                As he moves toward door. 

                                BRETT 
        Shortie!--you know my motto? 

                                SHORTIE
        Pleasure first if it don't interfere with business.
 
                                BRETT
        Right!--but it doesn't have to apply to you--Keep 
        your eyes open for anybody wearing a lot of cracked ice 
        and give me the office.
 
                                SHORTIE
                        (Visibly brightening)
        Now you're talkin'! 

                He exits.

                                        CUT TO: 

61              OUTSIDE--TRUCKING SHOT
                Shortie coming down corridor with a big basket of 
                flowers and the parcel.

                                        CUT TO: 

62              MEDIUM CLOSE SHOT--LADY PASSENGER
                She sticks her head out of her stateroom door and 
                sees Shortie.

                                LADY
        Boy!

                                SHORTIE
        Yes, ma'am.

                                LADY
        Will you come in and fix my porthole?

                Shortie enters stateroom. CAMERA FOLLOWS him to 
                porthole which he closes quickly. The lady tips him 
                and Shortie starts out.

                                        CUT TO: 

63              OUTSIDE
                Shortie is just closing the door. Sally Marsh enters 
                scene.

                                SALLY
        I'm looking for 48.

                                SHORTIE
        Right down there, Miss. 

                He points.
 
                                        CUT TO:

64              DOOR 48 
                Chad Denby's office on board.

                                        DISSOLVE TO: 

65              MEDIUM CLOSE SHOT 
                Ned and Denby. Ned is sitting there very worried 
                about Sally because Lother is aboard ship.
 
                                DENBY
                        (speaking) 
        Then, after the first number, I tell the one about the 
        Scotchman trying to open a Pullman window--the 
        Scotchman says to the window--"Gee you're tight."--
        and the window says--"You loosen up a bit and so will 
        I."--Good?--And then I do the one--
                        (he stops--sees no reaction 
                        from Ned) 
        Oh--you don't like it, eh?

                                NED 
        Chad--Lother's on the boat, and I'm worried sick about 
        Sally--

                                DENBY
        Oh!--So that's it. Does she know he's on board? 

                                NED 
        No--but I'm going to keep my eye on--

                The door opens--Sally enters. 

                                SALLY
                        (gaily) 
        Am I a member of this club?
    
                                DENBY
                (forcing a laugh) 
        You're the President. Come in! Your brother was just 
        telling me a few jokes I can use on the radio--

                                SALLY
        Are you paying any attention to his jokes?--the first 
        thing you know, you'll be taking piano lessons from 
        Venus de Milo--
                        (then to Ned) 
        Get out of here.
                        (She pushes him good-naturedly 
                        and he leaves)

                                DENBY
        Everything O.K.?

                                SALLY
        Just what the doctor ordered.

                She glances around the large cabin which has been 
                turned into an office for the Master of Ceremonies. 
                It contains the usual paraphernalia, including
                stacks of music orchestrations, a few theatrical
                photographs, a violin in a case, a portable mike, 
                etc.

                                SALLY
                        (looking around) 
        Looks like your old workshop back on 42nd Street. 

                                DENBY
        Like it?

                                SALLY
        Swell--You've got Times Square right here--all but the 
        noises--

                                DENBY
        Yep--spending lots of time aboard--you see, Sally, I 
        sold this Transatlantic idea to the shipping company. 

                                SALLY
        And you've put it over--haven't you?

                                DENBY
        Why not? I give 'em a great show--and you know--
        We're doing capacity, Sally--and all Nice people--

                                SALLY
                        (admiringly) 
        You never fail at anything, do you, Chad?

                                DENBY
        No--not much--excepting--
                        (looks at her steadily)

                                SALLY
                        (glances at her picture on wall) 
        Still got my picture, I see--I was pretty dumb then, 
        wasn't I, Chad?

                                DENBY 
        No--Inexperienced--
                        (looks at picture) 
        A red-headed kid--homemade clothes--Broadway was 
        Paradise--and a slot at the Automat was a Banquet. 

                                SALLY
        I came to tell you what a swell guy I think you are to 
        do this--

                                DENBY
        Do what--

                                SALLY
                        (places her hand on his arm 
                        affectionately) 
        You made it possible for us to get away at a few hours' 
        notice--you never asked why, but I guess you know. 

                                DENBY
        News travels fast on Broadway--you had to get away 
        from a rat--

                                SALLY
        It wasn't only that--Ned was in a jam. 

                                DENBY 
        I get it--Lee Lother have a hand in that, too? 

                                SALLY
                        (nodding) 
        I was so crazy about him--anything he did or said was 
        O.K. by me.
                        (She avoids his eye) 
        I introduced him to people--even after I knew his stock 
        promoting was phoney and the card games were crooked. 
        It didn't seem to matter--I didn't care--
                        (her voice lowers) 
        --until he roped Ned in. Some confidence game--and the 
        kid left his fingerprints on a drinking glass. 

                                DENBY
        I felt pretty low, Sally, when I heard you were running 
        around with a racketeer--

                                SALLY
                        (With a wan smile) 
        Women have a curious taste for knickknacks. When I 
        found out about Ned--tried to make a break--Lee 
        wouldn't stand for it and--well--here I am! 

                                DENBY
        Stay on the other side of the pond for a couple of 
        months--you'll soon forget all about it. 

                                SALLY
        Chad Denby broadcasting--
                        (She kisses him lightly on the 
                        cheek) 
        --the nicest man I ever knew--

                                DENBY
        But not nice enough to marry--eh?
 
                                SALLY
                        (coaxingly)
        Come on, now--you've forgotten all about that. 

                                DENBY
        I'll never love anybody else.

                Sally looks at him a moment before speaking--her 
                eyes are moist.

                                SALLY
                        (moodily)
        Women are such fools!--Why do so many of us pass up 
        right guys?

                                DENBY
        Guess they're dull--nothing for you to reform.

                                        CUT TO:
 
67              INQUIRY OFFICE--BRETT AND SHIP'S CLERK
 
                                BRETT
        Can you give me names of the people in the show? 

                                CLERK
                        (thinking) 
        Well, sir--there's--

                                BRETT
        --don't bother.
 
68              REVERSE ANGLE--CLOSE SHOT--BRETT 
                Looking up at the wall above the clerk's head. He 
                smiles.

                                        CUT TO: 

69              WHAT HE SEES
                An announcement of the entertainers in a frame. It 
                includes a photograph of Sally with her name 
                under it.

                                        CUT TO:
 
70              TWO-SHOT--BRETT AND CLERK

                                BRETT
        Sally Marsh is the lady I'm looking for--where's her 
        cabin?

                                CLERK
        51C--around to the left--second tier.

                Almost before he finishes, Brett is on his way. 
                Lother comes into scene and addresses the clerk.
 
                                LOTHER
        What stateroom has Miss Marsh? 

                                CLERK 
        Miss Sally Marsh?--51C.

                                LOTHER 
        Where would that be?

                                CLERK 
        Around to the left, sir--second tier. 

                                LOTHER 
                        (as he moves off) 
        Thanks.
 
                                        CUT TO:

71              CLOSE-UP OF ANYA.
 
                                        CUT TO: 
 
72              CORRIDOR--STATEROOMS ON EITHER SIDE
                Lother is on his way to find Sally--Brett a few 
                yards ahead of him with the same purpose in mind. 
                As Lother passes a cabin the door opens quickly 
                and Anya steps in the corridor. 

73              CLOSE-UP OF NED 
                Watching.
 
74              CLOSE SHOT--ANYA
 
                                ANYA    
        Looking for me?
  
75              REVERSE SHOT--LOTHER
                Unable to believe his eyes, it is a moment before he 
                speaks. During this, Brett continues down the corridor.

                                LOTHER
        Anya!
 
76              TWO-SHOT

                                ANYA
        Don't you hate people that surprise you? ... I do. 
                        (She slips her arm through his--
                        looks up at him and smiles) 
        We can't stand here. 

                Lother gulps.
  
                                LOTHER
        Well ... guess we'd better have a drink on it. 
                        (as they start to walk)
 
                                        CUT TO:
 
77              BRETT KNOCKING BRISKLY ON THE DOOR OF 51C. 
                No answer. He knocks again. A stewardess comes 
                out of Sally's room.

                                STEWARDESS 
        The lady is not in her cabin, sir.

                Brett looks disappointed, leans against the 
                opposite wall, and fishes for a cigarette. 

                                BRETT 
        Thank you.

                Looks around--exits.

                                        CUT TO:

78              MEDIUM CLOSE SHOT--LEE LOTHER AND ANYA ROSSON.
                Sitting in wicker chairs, in a quiet part of the palm 
                court. Anya's mood is very gay.  She smiles at 
                Lee. His is very thoughtful--and none too pleasant. 
                The music is playing and passengers are dancing.

                                ANYA 
        You're still surprised, aren't you? 

                                LOTHER
        Anya, I think you're crazy.

                                ANYA 
        Any woman's crazy to feel about a man the way I do 
        about you.

                                LOTHER
        I wasn't running out on you. When I got over there--
        made my plans--I'd have sent for you.

                She smiles disbelievingly. She is in love with Lee 
                and quite contented as long as she's with him. 

                                ANYA 
        Then why the sudden exit without even telling me?

                                LOTHER
        Do you want the truth, Anya? 

                                ANYA 
                        (sweetly)
        It would be a nice change from you. 

                                LOTHER
        I had an idea your husband was getting suspicious. 

                                ANYA
                (gaily) 
        You're a charming liar. You know, Herbert's too dull to 
        be suspicious about anything--even when I suddenly 
        decided to come to Europe at a few hours' notice--

                                LOTHER
        How'd you ever get away with it?

                                ANYA
        When I found out you were going I just had an attack of 
        nerves--a few tears--and Herbert was on his way 
        downtown to get my passport ... so who cares ... 
        I'm here with you ... and that's all that matters to 
        me.
 
                                LOTHER
                        (half-heartedly)
        Sure!
 
                                ANYA
                        (with a smile)
        I never want to go back....

                The steward arrives with the drinks. 

                                ANYA
                        (raising her glass) 
        Here's to Europe!
                        (They drink--she gives him a 
                        quick look--her tone is sharper) 
        Couldn't try to look a little less glum, could you? 

                                LOTHER
        Don't be crazy--I'm tickled to death to see you. 

                                ANYA 
        That's fine--because you're going to see a lot of me 
        ... for the rest of your life.

79              DOLLY BACK FROM ANYA AND LOTHER TO A MEDIUM 
                SHOT OF PALM COURT FROM DECK ANGLE
                Brett is coming along the deck. As he enters Palm 
                Court he bumps into a man who is just leaving. 

                                BRETT 
        I beg your pardon. 

                He looks up.
 
80              MEDIUM CLOSE SHOT 
                The man is Inspector McKinney. 

                                MCKINNEY
                (genially) 
        Hello, young fellow. Did you find that basket of flowers?

                                BRETT
                        (with a grin as he goes out 
                        out scene) 
        Fruit!
 
                McKinney watches him a moment thoughtfully. 

                                        CUT BACK TO:
 
81              MEDIUM SHOT--ANYA AND LOTHER
                Summers is coming toward them with outstretched 
                hands, his face beaming.

                                SUMMERS 
        How are you, Mr. Lother?
                        (He looks at Anya) 
        Not intruding, I hope?

                                LOTHER
        This is Jack Summers--Mrs. Rosson. 

                Summers beams good-naturedly. 

                                SUMMERS 
        A rare pleasure to meet you, ma'am! Where I come from 
        --out in Montana--we have some pretty women, but I 
        guess if you walked down Main Street they'd turn out 
        the fire brigade.

                                ANYA 
        Montana?

                                SUMMERS 
        Lumber, ma'am--spent all my life out there piling up a 
        bank balance--
                        (He slaps his thigh) 
        --and now gosh darn it--"Honest Jack"--that's what 
        they call me--is goin' to see the world. 

                                LOTHER
                        (grinning) 
        You're wasting your time--she's a friend of mine. 

                                SUMMERS
                        (suddenly subsiding) 
        Eh?... Oh.
 
                                LOTHER
                        (to Anya) 
        He works the boats as a "come-on" man. We ought to 
        make a fair combination and do a little business. Jack's 
        a pretty good dealer himself.

                                SUMMERS
        There's a lot of trout in this stream just waitin' for a 
        fly.  I've already been workin' on a young fellow from 
        Chicago--related to one of the big packin' families--on 
        his way to Biarritz for a good time. Likes a little game 
        of bridge and poker. 

                He winks.
  
                                ANYA
                        (quietly) 
        Keep your voice down--that blonde boy is looking 
        straight over here.

                                        CUT TO:
 
82              CLOSE SHOT--BRETT
                At table.
 
                                        CUT BACK TO:
 
83              ANYA--LOTHER AND SUMMERS

                                SUMMERS
                        (looking up and lowering his voice) 
        That's him! That's the sucker!! 

                                LOTHER 
        Looks lonesome--Bring him over here. 

                Summers exits.
 
                                        CUT TO:
 
(84 out) 

85              INTERIOR SECOND-CLASS BUFFET--MEDIUM CLOSE
                Mr. Rosson and fellow passenger standing at bar 
                in second-class buffet.

                                PASSENGER 
                        (to Rosson--enthusiastically) 
        Something about an ocean voyage that makes everybody 
        happy!
 
                                ROSSON 
                        (evenly)
        Not necessarily.
 
                                PASSENGER
        Oh! Going over on business, eh? 

                                ROSSON 
                        (raising his eyebrow) 
        --Er--Yes--you might call it that--
 
                                        CUT TO:

(86-90 out) 

91              MEDIUM CLOSE SHOT--ANYA AND BRETT, LOTHER 
                AND SUMMERS
                BRETT has Anya's hand, and is looking at her 
                bracelet.

                                ANYA
        We'll have cocktails and then a few rubbers of bridge. 

                                BRETT
                (still looking at bracelet) 
        I can think of nothing nicer. It's very kind of you to 
        invite me--

                                ANYA
        I'm just commencing to enjoy this trip.

                                        CUT TO: 

92              OPPOSITE END OF PALM COURT 
                SALLY IS JUST COMING OUT OF LIBRARY. She 
                carries a couple of books under her arm. She 
                pauses a moment to watch the dancers through the 
                archway.

                                        CUT TO: 

92-A            MEDIUM SHOT
                Suddenly Brett stares--he has seen Sally and for 
                a moment struggles between courtesy and desire. 
                
                Desire wins.

                                BRETT
        Hmm! So am I. If you'll excuse me I have some important 
        unfinished business. I'll see you all later. 

                                LOTHER 
        We'll be expecting you.
 
                Quickly Brett moves away. CAMERA STAYS ON 
                ANYA for a second. Lother and Summers nod 
                approvingly.
 
                                        CUT TO:
 
93              ARCHWAY
                Sally has not seen Brett--she moves out onto 
                deck. A steward appears carrying a small tray 
                of crackers.

                                        CUT TO:
 
94              COMPANIONWAY LEADING TO SPORTS DECK 
                Sally is just about to ascend as Brett comes 
                quickly into scene.

                                BRETT
        Where have you been hiding?

                                SALLY
                        (slightly vague)
        Oh--hello!
                (suddenly remembering) 
        I got the flowers. That was sweet of you--thank you. 

                                BRETT 
        Don't thank me. Do you recognize me without the lipstick?
 
                                SALLY
                        (with mock disappointment)
        So you washed it off!

                                BRETT
                (With a grin) 
        How about giving me another coat? 

                                SALLY 
                        (She moves up a step) 
        Good-by.
  
                                BRETT
                (quickly) 
        Wait a minute!--They're dancing in the palm court--

                                SALLY
        Good-by!
 
                                BRETT
                        (dreamily)
        There's soft music--

                                SALLY 
                        (as she starts to climb) 
        --sorry--got an appointment to play shuffle-board.
 
                                BRETT
                        (nonchalantly) 
        Have we?--Well, I'd just as soon play shuffle-board. 

                He takes her by the arm. Dan Campbell staggers 
                down the stairway in background. 

                Denby comes to stairway. 

                                DAN 
        Hello, Denby!

                                DENBY
        I thought I put you to bed.

                                DAN 
        Oh, was that me you put to bed? Thanks. I've been looking 
        all over for you.

                                DENBY
        Well, did you find me?

                                DAN
        Not yet.
                        (He continues) 
        Say, where is this boat headed for?

                                DENBY
        This is a fine time to be asking that. You're on your 
        way to France.

                                DAN
        That's news to me. I'd better cable my wife. 

                Denby calls a steward--it is Shortie. 

                                DENBY
        Hey, boy--give this man a cablegram blank. 
                        (continues to Dan) 
        Where is your wife?

                                DAN
        She's in New York.
                        
                                SHORTIE
        Here you are, sir.
                        (He hands Dan cablegram blank 
                        and pencil) 

                                DAN 
                        (starts to write) 
        What'll I say?
                  
                                DENBY
        Tell her you're on your way to France and will be back 
        in four weeks.
 
                                DAN 
        That's fine.
 
                He writes and utters aloud as he writes. 
                Denby exits.

                                        CUT TO:

(95 out) 

96              INSERT 
                Cablegram which reads:
                "Will be back in New York in four weeks."
 
                                DAN'S VOICE
        How much will that be?

97              MEDIUM CLOSE SHOT--SHORTIE AND DAN 

                                SHORTIE 
                        (counting words in the cablegram)
        Eighty cents a word--three--six--nine words. That'll 
        be seven twenty, but it's too much--I'll show you how 
        to save some money.

                                DAN
        How?
 
                Shortie reads cable aloud. "Will be back in New 
                York in four weeks." He turns to Dan. 

                                SHORTIE
        Where do you live?

                                DAN
        In New York.

                                SHORTIE
        Your wife knows that, don't she? 

                                DAN
        Sure.

                                SHORTIE
        Then you don't have to tell her--cut out New York.
 
                Shortie crosses it out.

                                SHORTIE
                        (reading) 
        "Will be back in four weeks"--
                        (turns to Dan) 
        --that saves you eighty cents right there! 

                                DAN 
        That's right--here's the eighty cents for you. I'd rather 
        see you get it than the company--send it right off.
 
                                SHORTIE
        Wait a minute--I think I can cut out a couple o' more 
        words.

                                DAN 
        How?
        
                                SHORTIE 
                        (reads cable aloud slowly)
        "Will--be--back--in--four--weeks." You don't need 
        the "will be." Just say "Back in four weeks." 

                                DAN 
        That's right. I owe you a dollar sixty. 

                He hands Shortie the money. 

                                SHORTIE 
                        (getting enthused. He's found 
                        a soft racket) 
        Wait a minute--I think I can cut something else out. 
                        (reads) 
        "Back in four weeks." Instead of "in four weeks"--say 
        "next month"--That saves another word. 

                                DAN 
        Right. Here's eighty cents. Send it. 

                He hands Shortie the money. 

                                SHORTIE 
        Just a minute--I don't think we need the word "Back" 
        --Where is "Back"?
                  
                                DAN
        Back is in New York.

                                SHORTIE 
        Your wife knows that, don't she? 

                                DAN
        Sure.

                                SHORTIE 
        Cut it out.

                He crosses the word out.
 
                                SHORTIE 
                        (looking at cable)
        Now we get it down to two words--"next month." 

                                DAN 
        Send that.

                                SHORTIE 
        Wait a minute--What is next month?
 
                                DAN
        Next month is June.

                                SHORTIE 
        Fine! Instead of saying "next month"--we'll use one 
        word and say "June."

                                DAN
        June? That's my wife's name.

                                SHORTIE 
        That's great! There's the address and message all in 
        one word.

                                DAN 
        O.K.! Send that!

                                SHORTIE 
        Just a minute--Your wife knows her own name, doesn't 
        she?

                                DAN
        Sure.

                                SHORTIE 
        Well, there's no use in sending it. 
                        (He tears up cable) 
        See that--I saved you seven twenty! 

                                DAN 
        Well. I'd rather see you get it than the company. 

                He hands Shortie the money.

                                        CUT TO:
 
98              LONG SHOT--SPORTS DECK
                Four attractive girls are squealing excitedly as 
                they play deck tennis in shorts.
 
99              MEDIUM SHOT--BRETT AND SALLY
                As they move along the deck. 

                                BRETT
        This is great. I'll be able to watch your act every night. 

                                SALLY
        You're not very ambitious, are you? 

                                BRETT
        Oh, yes, I am, because afterwards--up here in the 
        moonlight.

                                SALLY
        You work too fast for me, young man.
 
                                BRETT 
                        (sincerely) 
        Aw--give a feller a break. My cards are on the table-- 
        I want to know you. How about dining with me tonight? 

                                SALLY 
        Never eat before the show.

                    BRETT
        Well--breakfast?
                        (She laughs and shakes her head)
        Lunch?
 
                By this time they arrive into:
 
100             DENBY AND MCKINNEY STANDING BY SHUFFLEBOARD

                                SALLY'S VOICE
        Sorry I'm late.

                As she comes into scene, pursued by Brett, Denby 
                turns.

                                DENBY
                (giving Brett the once-over) 
        I was just about to start a game with this gentleman. 

                McKinney turns.
 
                                MCKINNEY
                        (introduces himself)
        McKinney's the name.

                                DENBY
                        (introduces Sally)
        Miss Marsh.
 
                She acknowledges introduction. 

                                SALLY
                        (introduces Brett) 
        This is Mr.--er--  

                                BRETT 
        Brett is the name.
                     
                                SALLY
        Mr Denby and Mr. McKinney. 

                They all shake hands.

                                MCKINNEY
        I think I've met you before, Mr. Brett.
 
                                BRETT 
                        (Smiling) 
        Oh, yes. On the pier.
            
                                MCKINNEY
                (smiling, but looking straight 
                        into his eyes) 
        Before that. Your face is very familiar. 

                                BRETT
        Yours, too. Are you the McKinney, the dentist on
        Calumet Avenue in Chicago?

                                MCKINNEY
                        (smiling) 
        No--not quite.
 
                                DENBY
                        (facetiously)
        Their faces are familiar--but not to each other. 

                                BRETT 
                        (smiles) 
        Now that that's settled, why not make the game a 
        foursome?

                They all agree.

                                AD-LIB 
        Fine! ... O.K.!
                    
                                BRETT 
        Miss Marsh and I will play against you two. 

                                DENBY
        No--I'll take Sally and give you the best of it. 

                                BRETT 
        Tell you what I'll do.
                        (He takes a coin out of his pocket) 
        I'll toss you for her--heads she plays with me. 

                                DENBY
        O.K. Heads you win.

                Brett flips coin; it comes heads. A medicine ball 
                comes whizzing through the air striking him 
                squarely on the head. He drops the coin and falls 
                into the arms of McKinney. They both stagger 
                with the impact. Denby picks up the coin that 
                Brett dropped.

                                        CUT TO:
 
101             INSERT OF COIN IN DENBY'S PALM
                It has two heads on it.
 
101A            CLOSE-UP--REACTION OF DENBY
 
                                        CUT TO:

102             BRETT 
                He is rubbing his head.
      
                                DENBY 
                        (with polite sarcasm)
        That's too bad.

                                BRETT 
                        (rubbing his head)
        I'm O.K. It didn't hurt much. 

                                DENBY 
                        (glances at the two-headed coin) 
        I'm sorry to hear that.
 
                                SALLY 
                        (reprimands Denby)
        I think you're very unkind.
 
                At this point a young fellow in athletic shirt 
                enters.
 
                                YOUNG FELLOW 
                        (to Brett, apologetically)
        I'm awfully sorry.

                                DENBY
                (interrupting the Young Fellow) 
        That's perfectly all right. Don't mention it. 

                The young man exits.
          
                                SALLY
                        (to Denby--obviously peeved) 
        You're just a Master of Ceremonies. He might have 
        knocked his head off.

                                DENBY
                        (laughing) 
        What's the difference? He's got more heads than he 
        needs.
 
                                SALLY 
                        (puzzled)
        I don't get the humor of that remark.
 
                                DENBY
                        (looking at Brett) 
        He does. Here's your quarter, Brett.

                He tosses the coin to him. Brett catches it and 
                nods his thanks.

                                        CUT TO:
 
103             BRETT AND SALLY
                While walking.
 
                                BRETT
        Is there a bump on my head?

                She runs her hand through his hair. 

                                SALLY
        Don't feel any--yes, I do!--Oh--that's a shame. 

                She rubs his head gently then stops. 

                                BRETT
        Don't stop, nurse--I think I'm going to faint. 

                                SALLY 
        You are a lunatic!

                                BRETT
        Even Cupid's becoming modern, using medicine balls 
        instead of darts.

                She pushes him aside and takes her shot. The following 
                dialogue is read as they each shoot down 
                three disks--Sally being very businesslike with her 
                shots--Brett seldom taking his eyes off Sally. 

                                BRETT 
        You know, you're not a bad-looking girl. In fact--I 
        think you're lovely.

                                SALLY
        Keep your eyes on the ball, Mister. 

                                BRETT
        Married?

                                SALLY
        Nothing to speak of. What is this--third degree? 

                                BRETT 
        I want you to get used to my voice--you're going to 
        hear it a lot.

                                SALLY
        What a horrible death! Do you know what you remind 
        me of?
 
                                BRETT 
                        (hopefully)
        Tell me.

                                SALLY 
        A little boy that has escaped from his nurse and--

                                BRETT 
                        (interrupts) 
        --you want to adopt him!--Good for you!
 
                He drops his punter and shakes her heartily by 
                the hand. She shakes her head at him and grins. 

                                        CUT TO:
 
104             MEDIUM CLOSE DENBY AND MCKINNEY

                                DENBY
        Here we are, folks--eighty thousand wild-eyed fans go 
        mad--they go mad as Chad Denby--with the arms of 
        iron, and the nerves of steel--picks up his racket--
                        (to McKinney) 
        What is this thing--a racket or a mallet? 

                                MCKINNEY
        Looks to me like standard equipment for the Department 
        of Street Cleaning--
             
                                DENBY
                        (looks toward Brett and Sally 
                        obviously jealous and annoyed) 
        Too bad we're not making a trip around the world--
        maybe we could finish this game.
                        (He then yells to Brett) 
        Hey! When you get through with that conference, shoot 
        that last disk!

                                        CUT BACK TO:
 
105             SALLY AND BRETT
 
                                BRETT 
        Watch this one.
 
                He takes a careful shot. CAMERA FOLLOWS the 
                disk down the deck. It scatters the others and lands 
                dead center in a ring.
           
                                MCKINNEY'S VOICE
                Nice shot!
 
                CAMERA PULLS BACK AND FOCUSES ON McKinney
                and Denby as they start returning the disks from
                their end.

                                MCKINNEY 
        You can always tell how much a man's traveled by the
        way he plays shuffle-board.
                  
                                DENBY
        Yeah--if he'd only stick to shuffle-board.

                FOLLOW THEIR FIRST SHOT back to Sally and 
                Brett, then PULL BACK TO SEMIWIDE SHOT. During 
                the following dialogue the disks are being shot
                at their feet from the opposite side. Anya come 
                into scene. She smiles sarcastically at Brett as she 
                approaches him.

                                ANYA 
        Feeling a little better, I see.

                                BRETT
        Yes, yes--the air--
                        (He looks at Sally) 
        --I'm getting plenty of air.
                        (He introduces them) 
        Miss Marsh--Mrs. Rosson.

                                SALLY
        How do you do. Would you care to finish the game? I
        have a slight earache.
                        (She looks at Brett) 
        --and it's so noisy up here.
                  
                                ANYA 
        Thanks, no. I despise any form of exercise. 
                        (to Brett) 
        Don't forget we have an engagement for cocktails and 
        cards.

                                BRETT 
        Thanks. I'll be there. About seven-thirty?
  
                                ANYA
                (vamping) 
        Sooner--if you like.
                        (to Sally) 
        See you again, I hope.
      
                She crosses to the other side of the deck.
 
                                BRETT 
                        (trying to get a rise out of Sally)
        Isn't she attractive?

                                SALLY 
                        (drily)
        Very--your mother? 

                                BRETT 
        Don't be a c-a-t.

                                SALLY
        You asked me to dine with you tonight. 

                                BRETT 
        Yes? 

                                SALLY 
        Well, I can't.

                                BRETT 
        Don't rub it in.

                                SALLY
        But I'll have cocktails with you. 

                                BRETT 
        When?

                                SALLY
        At seven-thirty?

                                BRETT 
        Sooner it you like.
                     
                                SALLY
        Okay.

                                BRETT 
        Fatal fascination of James Brett wins out. 

                                SALLY 
                        (quickly) 
        Wrong again--
                        (She looks out of picture in 
                        the direction that Anya left) 
        But I dislike possessive women.
 
                She turns and looks at him--they both grin, then 
                giggle, and end up with a good laugh.

                                        DISSOLVE TO:
 
106             SMOKING ROOM 
                The competitors, Denby, Brett, Sally, and McKinney 
                are seated at the table in the order named. 
                The steward has just placed the cool drinks in 
                front of them. He hands the check to Brett. 
                McKinney grabs it.

                                MCKINNEY 
        No! no! You trimmed us. The drinks are on me. 
                        (He feels in his pocket, looks 
                        a little surprised, then feels 
                        in his other pocket) 
        That's funny, I must have left my wallet in the cabin. 

                                DENBY 
                        (grabs the check) 
        That's all right. I'll attend to this. 

                                BRETT 
        Wait a minute--let's match for it. 

                                DENBY 
        Never mind--I'll pay for it now. It'll save time. 

                                SALLY
                        (rising) 
        Well--thanks for the game and the drinks, and now if 
        you'll excuse me--
 
107             TRAVEL SHOT 
                As Brett follows Sally.

                                BRETT 
        See you at seven-thirty in the lounge. 

                                SALLY 
        I'll be there--Good-by. 

                She exits.
 
                                        CUT BACK TO:
 
107A            CLOSE-UP--REACTION OF DENBY TAKING THIS. 

                                        CUT TO:
 
108             TABLE
 
                                MCKINNEY 
                        (to Denby)
        Those kids seem to be getting along fine!--

                                DENBY 
        It must be the sea air--it gets everybody. 

                                MCKINNEY 
        He's a likable chap--he's got an honest face--
 
                                DENBY
        It's all right--if you like honest faces--let's have 
        another drink--Steward!

                                MCKINNEY
        Oh no--I don't want to impose on you--
                        (half to himself) 
        It's funny about that billfold--I could have sworn I had
        it-
                        (Again he taps his pockets) 

                                        DISSOLVE TO:
 
109             AN OPEN BILLFOLD AND A HAND EXTRACTING A
                FIFTY-DOLLAR BILL
                PULL CAMERA BACK TO MEDIUM SHOT. Brett is in
                his cabin in Tuxedo trousers and dress shirt. He 
                hands the bill to Shortie who looks slightly 
                surprised.
 
                                SHORTIE 
                        (With wide eyes)
        Where'd you get the dough?

                Brett waves the pocketbook and grins. 

                                BRETT 
        Inspector McKinney.

                                SHORTIE
        Are you screwy?
                    
                                BRETT
        I fell in his arms--Couldn't resist it. 

                                SHORTIE
        You know where that sense of humor's goin' to get you
        one of these days--

                Brett throws him the pocketbook. 

                                BRETT
        Here--drop it where they'll find it and return it to him. 
        He's not a bad egg. I'll ship him back the fifty before we 
        arrive.
 
                                SHORTIE
                        (takes pocketbook)
        You take some awful chances. 

                                BRETT 
        Well, I had to get some dough to play with those suckers. 
        Here, get this changed.
 
                He hands Shortie the fifty-dollar bill. 

                                BRETT 
        Get a lot of one's and a couple of five's. It'll be a good
        flash.

                Brett picks up a deck of cards and rifles them expertly.

                                        LAP DISSOLVE TO:
 
110             PURSER'S OFFICE--SHORTIE AND MCKINNEY

                                MCKINNEY
                (presenting check to purser) 
        Will you cash a fifty-dollar American Express check 
        for me? 

                                SHORTIE
                        (to Purser) 
        And will you please give me thirty one's and two ten's 
        for this?
                        (He hands him the fifty-dollar bill) 

                The Purser takes the fifty from Shortie and hands
                it to McKinney.
 
                                PURSER 
                        (to McKinney) 
        There you are, sir.
 
                                MCKINNEY 
        Thank you.
 
                                PURSER
                        (to Shortie)
        Thirty one's and two ten's?
 
                                SHORTIE
        Yes, sir.
 
                The Purser starts to count out Shortie's change
                as we

                                        DISSOLVE TO:
 
111             MEDIUM CLOSE--LOTHER AND SUMMERS
                In Anya's cabin.
 
                Lother and Summers are seated at table. Anya is 
                curled up on the divan with a generous display of 
                shapely legs. Lother and Summers are examining 
                carefully the backs of a deck of playing cards. 
                Summers picks up a card and a smile of satisfaction 
                lights his countenance.
 
                                LOTHER 
        Can you read 'em Jack?

                                SUMMERS 
        They're a cinch to read--Queen of Clubs--
                        (We see the hand turn over the 
                        Queen of Clubs)
        --Ace of Diamonds.
                        (Hand turns up the Ace of 
                        Diamonds)
 
112             MEDIUM FULL SHOT 

                                LOTHER 
        The man that marks them is an artist--two hundred 
        and fifty bucks for six decks--and they're worth it. 

                                SUMMERS
                        (looking at his watch) 
        The country boy's about due.

                                LOTHER
        Better unlock the door.
                        (then to Anya) 
        Sit up, darling, and be dignified.
 
113             MEDIUM SHOT--INTERIOR OF BRETT'S CABIN
                Shortie and Brett. Shortie has the change for 
                Brett's fifty-dollar bill.

                                SHORTIE
        Here y'are. Now don't take too many chances on that 
        card game.
 
                                BRETT 
                        (smiling)
        They won't squawk--they're professionals. 

                                SHORTIE
                        (Shrugs his shoulders) 
        Well, if that's the case, you're sure of winning the first 
        couple of hands--But what about after that? 

                                BRETT 
        That's where you come in. Now, listen, Shortie--
 
                                        DISSOLVE TO:
 
114             INTERIOR OF ANYA'S CABIN
  
                                LOTHER 
                        (to Anya)
        And don't forget--you won't play cards because you've 
        got a headache. After the three of us get started you
        can scram.
                        (to Summers) 
        Give him the come-on--let him win the first few hands. 
        When I give you the office 
                        (he pulls the lobe of his ear) 
        --Start taking him.

                There is a knock at the door. In a flash Lother is 
                at the table playing "Patience." Summers is sitting 
                next to Anya. Another knock. 

                                SUMMERS
                        (in a loud voice as he starts 
                        toward the door) 
        --that's what we call double-a grade lumber, ma'am; 
        You don't find a knot in a thousand feet. 

                                ANYA
        Isn't that interesting? 

                Another knock.
 
                                SUMMERS
        Come in!
                        (He opens the door) 

                                BRETT 
                        (Standing at threshold)
        Hope I didn't keep you waiting.
 
                Shortie passes in the corridor. Brett sees him and 
                calls.

                                BRETT
        Oh, boy--

                Shortie comes into scene. Brett reaches in his 
                pocket and pulls out a check. 

                                BRETT
        Have the purser give you twenty-five hundred dollars 
        for this check--and bring the cash here. 

                                SHORTIE 
        Yes, Mr. Brett--right away. 

                Shortie leaves with check.
 
                Lother and Summers and Anya react by exchanging 
                glances.

                                ANYA 
        Good afternoon--
 
                                BRETT 
                        (looking at bracelet)
        Glad to see you again.
 
                Brett seats himself next to Anya while Summers 
                and Lother start to pour drinks. 

                                ANYA
                        (sweetly)
        Do you mind if I don't play? I've a beastly headache. 

                She puts her hand on her forehead and Brett gazes 
                longingly at the bracelet on her wrist. 

                                LOTHER 
        But, Anya, dear! Unless you play we won't have a fourth.

                                ANYA 
                        (rises) 
        I'm sorry, but you three men can play poker or something.
                        (She turns to Brett) 
        Shall I see you tomorrow?

                                BRETT
        I hope so.

                                ANYA 
        That's a date.
                        (She extends her hand) 

                Brett shakes it gently and it is evident that the 
                bracelet fascinates him.
   
                                ANYA
                (to others) 
        You'll excuse me.
                        (She exits) 

                                SUMMERS 
        Well, it'll have to be poker--but I'm so unlucky in that 
        game.
 
                                BRETT
                        (timidly)
        If you gentlemen play a heavy game, perhaps you'd better 
        count me out.
 
                Summers and Lother exchange disappointed glances.
 
                                BRETT 
                        (smiling apologetically) 
        I never play higher than--say a $200 limit.
 
                Lother and Summers are obviously delighted. 

                                LOTHER 
                        (apologetically) 
        We haven't any chips, Mr. Brett--Do you mind playing
        with cash? 

                                BRETT
        Not at all.
 
                It is difficult for Lother and Summers to conceal
                their glee as they pull their chairs up to the table. 
                The cards are shuffled by Summers. He places 
                them in front of Lother for the cut. Lother cuts 
                the cards and Summers deals them.

                                        LAP DISSOLVE:
 
115             MEDIUM CLOSE--BRETT 

                                BRETT
        I'll bet a couple of hundred--
                        (glances toward door)
        I wonder what's keeping that boy. 

                                SUMMERS
                        (magnanimously)
        Don't worry about that.
                        (He throws in a couple hundred) 
        We'll settle after the hand. Out in Montana where I 
        come from a man's word is all that's necessary. What 
        have you got?
 
                                BRETT
                        (showing his hand)
        Three Jacks.
    
                                SUMMERS 
                        (good-naturedly) 
        That beats two Pairs. I'm glad I didn't win the first pot. 
        Take the money, Mr. Brett. 

                Brett scoops in the stakes. 

                                BRETT
        Well, I'm off to a pretty good start.
 
                                LOTHER 
        If I ever won a pot that large the boat would sink. 
                        (takes the cards and starts to deal) 

                                SUMMERS 
        Well, as I said before, I don't like to win the first pot. 
        Out my way in Montana we're very superstitious--we 
        always say a good beginning is a bad ending. 
                        (He addresses Brett and laughs) 
        I hope that won't apply to you.

                Shortie comes into scene with thirty one-dollar bills 
                and two ten's rolled up in such a manner that it 
                looks like twenty million. 

                                SHORTIE
        Here's your twenty-five hundred, Mr. Brett. 

                                BRETT 
                        (takes it) 
        Thank you.
                        (he peels a ten dollar bill from 
                        the top of the roll) 
        I owe you a dollar forty--here--keep the change. 

                                SHORTIE
        Thank you, sir.
                        (He exits)
  
                                BRETT
        I'll take one.
                        (Lother deals him a card)
       
                                SUMMERS
        One will be enough for me. 

                Lother deals him one.

                                LOTHER 
        I should pass, but I'll trail along--I'll take three. 
                        (He takes three) 

                                BRETT 
        I'll bet a couple of hundred.
                   
                                SUMMERS
        Out my way in Montana we always call a bluff.
                        (He throws two hundred into the pot)

                                LOTHER
        Well, I helped my hand so I'll have to see you. 

                                BRETT 
                        (Showing his hand) 
        Aces full.
 
                                LOTHER
        And me coming in with two pair--
                        (Sighs)
                     
                                SUMMERS
        I thought my straight was O.K., but--
                        (Sighs) 

                Brett scoops in the money. Lother's hand goes to 
                his ear for the high sign to Summers.

                                SUMMERS
                        (to Brett) 
        It's your deal.

                                BRETT 
        It's a pleasure.    

                As he starts to deal the cards there is a knock on
                the door.
                   
                                LOTHER 
        Come in!
 
                Shortie enters.

                                SHORTIE
        Sorry to interrupt you, Mr Brett, but I have a message 
        for you.
 
                                BRETT 
                        (shuffling cards)
        What is it?

                                SHORTIE
        Your mother is feeling seasick and would like to see you
        right away.
 
                                BRETT 
                        (much concerned)
        Oh, is she? What a shame!
                        (He rises, puts the money in his pocket)
        You'll pardon me?
 
                                LOTHER 
                        (quickly)
        You're coming back--

                                BRETT
        That depends on how mother's feeling. You'll excuse me,
        gentlemen?

                He leaves followed by Shortie. The two men rise 
                slowly and look at each other and then toward the
                door.
 
                                LOTHER 
                        (to Summers)
        How much did you lose?

                                SUMMERS
        About twelve hundred.

                                LOTHER 
        I went for four.

                                SUMMERS 
        It's a long trip and we'll get that sucker later. 

                They exit.
 
                                        CUT TO:
 
116             MEDIUM CLOSE TRUCK SHOT -- BRETT AND SHORTIE
                Walking down corridor.

                                SHORTIE 
        What did you win?

                                BRETT
        About sixteen hundred.
                     
                                SHORTIE 
        Partners, ain't we?

                                BRETT
        Sure--and to show you I'm a regular fella--
                        (He extracts the roll that 
                        Shortie brought into him out 
                        of his pocket) 
        Here's that twenty-five hundred.
                        (He turns down the corridor to 
                        the left, leaving Shortie 
                        speechless) 

                CAMERA STAYS WITH BRETT FOR TRUCK SHOT to 
                Florist shop at the end of corridor. He writes on a 
                card and hands it to florist. 

                                BRETT
                        (pointing to a large bouquet 
                        of roses) 
        See that Miss Sally Marsh gets that bouquet with my 
        card immediately.

                He tosses a bill on the counter. 

                                BRETT 
        If there's any change, keep it.
 
                                FLORIST 
        Thank you. I'll attend to it right away.
 
                                        WIPE TO:
 
117             INTERIOR SALLY'S CABIN
                She is standing at a large bouquet reading the 
                card that is attached.

                                        CUT TO:
 
118             INSERT: CARD--"These roses are beautiful, but
                they run second to you. Don't forget we have a 
                date. I'm waiting with love.

                                        Jimmy." 

                Sally smiles sweetly and buries her face in the 
                roses. Her brother Ned is seated with his back to 
                her and she doesn't notice that he is evidently 
                worried. She can't see his face. She approaches him 
                and embraces him.

                                SALLY
        Isn't it great to be away from it all? Aren't you happy? 
        It seems too good to be true.

                                NED 
                        (turns and pats her hand 
                        affectionately--he smiles to 
                        hide his innermost feelings) 
        Sure, Sis.

                                SALLY
        Aren't the roses beautiful?
 
                The phone rings, interrupting whatever Ned might 
                have said. Sally answers the phone.

                                        CUT TO:
 
119             CLOSE SHOT--AS SALLY ANSWERS TELEPHONE

                                SALLY
        Hello! ... Yes, it is. ...
 
                                        CUT TO:
 
120             CLOSE SHOT--SUMMERS AT PHONE 

                                SUMMERS 
        This is the ship's photographer speaking--could I get 
        a couple of pictures of you for the Radio News? ... 
        Thanks very much ... Cabin 4C ... Right away? 
        ... Thanks.
 
121             FULL SHOT
 
                                SUMMERS
        She's comin'.
 
                                LOTHER
        Beat it.
 
                Summers exits.
 
                                        CUT TO:
 
122             LOUNGE 
                Brett walks to a table in the lounge. He looks at 
                his watch. He watches the entrance expectantly. 
                Dan Campbell enters.
 
                                DAN 
                        (staggering over to Brett)
        Don't you hate a pest?

                                BRETT 
        I certainly do--
                  
                                DAN
        So do I. There are times when a fellow likes to be alone. 

                                BRETT 
                        (impatiently) 
        I'd like to be alone right now. 

                                DAN 
        So would I. Let's sit down and talk it over. 

                He sits down. Steward enters. 

                                BRETT 
                        (to steward)
        Will you try and locate Miss Marsh, please? 

                                STEWARD 
        Yes, sir.
                        (He leaves)
 
                                        CUT BACK TO:
 
123             LOTHER'S CABIN
                There is knock at the door. Lother opens it in
                such a way that he is almost behind it. Sally enters. 
                He closes the door quickly. He smiles. She 
                stands staring at him speechless. There is a pause. 

                                LOTHER
        Well--aren't you going to say something? I've gone to a 
        lot of trouble to give you this little surprise. 
                        (She makes a quick move to 
                        leave--he leans against the door)
        Don't let's behave like children. Sit down, Sally. Let's 
        face the situation.
         
                                SALLY
                        (deciding to face the issue) 
        All right--but what is there to face? It's finished. 

                                LOTHER 
        You ran away because you were afraid. I don't want it 
        to end like that.

                                SALLY
        I didn't want to see you again--that's my privilege. 

                                LOTHER
        It wasn't smart. Even if you'd gotten away without me 
        --I'd have found you--no matter where you were. 

                                SALLY
                (her voice staccato) 
        Why don't you leave me alone? 

                                LOTHER
                        (He moves close to her) 
        Because I want you--will always want you--no other 
        woman'll ever take your place.
                        (His voice is tense with emotion) 
        I want you more now than I did that first night--
                        (He puts his arms around her--
                        she tries to push him away) 
        You've forgotten all that, I suppose? 

                                SALLY
        I wish I could.

                                LOTHER
        Get wise to yourself, Sally--you're no sob story. 

                Sally wrenches herself free. Her voice is tense with 
                emotion.

                                SALLY
        You get wise to yourself! If you know what's good for 
        you, you'll leave me alone. Everybody's entitled to one 
        mistake--Well--you're mine. When the going got too 
        rough, I pulled up stakes and quit. We stay quit!--Get 
        that!--And what're you going to do about it? 

                                LOTHER
        That's more like the old Sally--a little bit of fire. 
                        (casually, lighting a cigarette) 
        How about Ned?
 
                                SALLY 
        He's all right.

                                LOTHER 
        Thanks to me.

                                SALLY
        You leave the kid alone.

                                LOTHER 
        A tipoff in the right quarter to take his fingerprints 
        and--

                                SALLY 
        --you'd go with him!
                   
                                LOTHER
        Don't kid yourself--you know how I stand back there. 

                He picks up the passenger list.
 
                                        CUT TO: 

124             CLOSE SHOT
                As his fingers trace down the names. He stops 
                underneath that of Inspector McKinney. 

                                LOTHER'S VOICE 
        Why do you think he's aboard?
 
                                        CUT TO:
 
125             MEDIUM SHOT (TWO)
                     
                                SALLY
        Not because of Ned.
                      
                                LOTHER 
        Of course not--
                        (politely) 
        --but isn't it a coincidence that he's from the eighteenth 
        precinct--where they made the squawk? 

                                SALLY 
        You can't bluff me any more.
 
                                        CUT BACK TO:
 
126             BRETT AND DAN IN LOUNGE

                                BRETT
                        (trying to be polite) 
        I'm sorry, Mr. Campbell, but I'm waiting for someone. 
        I'd appreciate it if you'd--

                At this point Mary enters; sees Dan.
 
                Mary enters scene on way to rehearsal, with paper 
                in her hand.

                                MARY 
        Oh, there you are--

                                DAN
        That's right--you're the one I was looking for. 
                        (to Brett) 
        You'll excuse me.
                        (Brett reacts relief) 
                        (back to Mary)
        How about you and I being alone? 

                                MARY
        Not now, Toots--Which is the right way to say this? 
        You're dumber than me--or--you're dumber than I? 

                                DAN 
        Let me see now--Don't tell me-- 
                        (trying to figure out) 
        You're dumber than me and I'm dumber than you. I 
        don't get it.

                                MARY 
        Never mind.
 
                She continues reading. Denby enters and sees 
                Mary.
                  
                                DENBY
        H'mm ... no wonder I have trouble rounding up this 
        show--Don't you know there's a rehearsal going on?--
        And you wanted a raise.--Come on--get going or you'll 
        get it!

                                MARY 
        Oh, all right--
                        (to Dan) 
        See you later, Toots.


                                DAN
        Nobody is any help to me at ail. 

                Mary exits followed by Dan. 

                                BRETT 
        Oh, Denby--have you seen Sally around?
                  
                                DENBY
        No--I'm looking for Miss Marsh myself. I thought you 
        might know where she is--
 
                                BRETT
        She was to meet me here--why don't you wait? She 
        ought to be here any minute.

                                DENBY
        I would--but our rehearsal starts right away. 
                        (starts to leave) 
        Before I go I want to ask you a little favor. Sally is an 
        important part of my show. Some day--not now--when 
        you get a chance--let her come to just one rehearsal. I'll 
        appreciate it.

                Brett reacts with a grin, as Denby exits toward 
                rehearsal room.

                                        CUT TO: 

126A            MEDIUM SHOT--CORRIDOR
                Denby meets Ned, on way to rehearsal room. 

                                DENBY
        Seen Sally?

                                NED
        She went over to the ship's photographers.
 
                                        CUT TO:
 
127             LOTHER'S CABIN
                Sally is sitting on the lounge, Lother next to her. 
                The fight seems to have gone out of her and she 
                looks desperately unhappy. 

                                SALLY
        I'm crazy about the kid and I got him into it. 
                        (She looks at him) 
        What do you want me to do?

                                LOTHER
        Just smile again and be reasonable. 
                        (his voice cajoling)
        I'll order dinner here--just the two of us--like old
        times.

                                SALLY
        --and you swear when you get to the other side, you'll
        never come near either of us again? 

                                LOTHER 
        That's a bet--but I couldn't let you walk out like that, 
        Sally. I'd have gone cuckoo back there--just thinking 
        about you--
 
                He puts his arm around her--tries to draw her 
                to him.

                                SALLY
        Don't, Lee--that's dead.
 
                                LOTHER 
                        (grabbing her)
        Let's see if I can bring it back to life.

                Hungrily his lips meet hers. She tries to struggle 
                but his arms are tight about her. He bends her 
                back across the lounge, his lips still to hers. Slowly 
                her resistance ceases. Her arms drop limp. He 
                kisses her eyes, her throat, then back to her lips. 
                She remains inanimate. Suddenly he lets her go 
                and stands towering over her in a fury. 

                                LOTHER
        So it's as cold as that, is it?
                                  

                                        CUT TO: 

128             THE DOOR
                It opens quickly and Anya, enters. Behind her 
                stands Summers. She takes in the situation. An 
                ironical little smile plays about the corner of her 
                mouth. Summers, behind her, is signaling to Lother 
                that he couldn't help it. They enter the room.

                                        CUT TO: 

129             FULL SHOT
                Anya eyes Lother with a deadly calm. 

                                ANYA
        Hope we're not intruding.
 
                                LOTHER
                        (ill at ease)
        This is Miss Marsh.

                                ANYA
        Yes--I met Miss Marsh. In fact, she always seems to be 
        turning up in the most unusual circumstances. 
                        (solicitously) 
        What's the matter, Miss Marsh--aren't you feeling 
        well? 

                There is a long, awkward pause. 

                                ANYA 
                        (gaily) 
        Well--shall we go into dinner?
  
                                LOTHER
        I'll join you later.

                                ANYA
        And do bring Miss Marsh--
                        (She surveys the disheveled Sally) 
        --when she's had time to tidy up a bit. 

                                SALLY
                        (jumping to her feet) 
        You're Anya Rosson, aren't you? I've heard of you 
        back in New York. 

                                ANYA
                (ironically) 
        Sorry I can't return the compliment. 

                                SALLY
        You were indiscreet enough to leave your gloves in my
        apartment one evening--
                        (She points to Lother) 
        --and he was gentleman enough to boast why you'd been 
        there and show me a snapshot of you.

                                ANYA
        I don't understand.
                 
                                SALLY
        I think you do.
 
                She goes quickly to the door and turns.
 
                                        CUT TO:
 
130             CLOSE SHOT--SALLY--AS SHE TURNS

                                SALLY
        I was jealous of you then--I'm sorry for you now. 

                She exits, closing the door.
 
                                        CUT TO:

131             FULL SHOT
 
                                ANYA
        So that's your little dancer that you were playing
        around with in New York.
                        (She shrugs) 
        Oh--there's no accounting for tastes--
                        (She eyes him up and down) 
        Mine, too, seem to be in the gutter.
 
                                LOTHER 
        I can explain--
 
                                ANYA
        Sure! You're never at a loss for words. 

                                SUMMERS 
        Will you pardon me?

                                ANYA
        Gladly.

                                LOTHER 
        Scram!

                Summers makes a beeline for the door and exits. 

                                ANYA
        Don't look so uncomfortable, Lee--it interferes with 
        your good looks. Give me a cigarette. 
                        (as he lights it for her) 
        What did you do--persuade her to come on this voyage 
        with you?

                                LOTHER
        Don't talk such bunk! She's one of the acts on the ship. 
        I just ran into her by accident. 

                                ANYA
                        (sweetly)
        Did you muss up her hair by accident, too? 

                                LOTHER 
        You mind your own business! She's an old friend of 
        mine and I like her--what're you going to do about it?
   
                                ANYA
                (with a smile) 
        Just make it as difficult as possible for you to see her. 

                                LOTHER 
        I didn't ask you to come away with me--

                                ANYA 
        Oh--a hundred times--
 
                                LOTHER 
                        (furiously)
        --and I can tell you where to get off. 

                                ANYA 
        And when you do I'll convey your respects by wireless 
        to Herbert.
                        (She smiles sweetly) 
        Take it easy, Lee--no other woman'll ever get you. At 
        least I'm honest when I tell you there must be something 
        pretty low down in me--because I like you.
                        (He throws himself on the 
                        lounge and puffs at his 
                        cigarette. She sits on the 
                        lounge--strokes his face)
        You're such a swine!

                                LOTHER 
        Will you leave me alone?
           
                                ANYA 
                        (laughing as she pinches his 
                        cheek) 
        I like touching you--poison ivy.
                        (Suddenly the banter leaves 
                        her voice) 
        You'd just been kissing that girl when I came in, hadn't 
        you? 

                                LOTHER 
        Baloney!

                                ANYA 
        No, darling, lip rouge--all over your mouth.
 
                                        CUT TO:
 
132             LARGE CLOSE SHOT--ANYA'S HEAD 
                As she bends slowly toward him. 

                                ANYA 
                        (slowly) 
        Let me wipe it off for you.
                        (She kisses him sensuously, 
                        then looks at him, her eyes 
                        blazing) 
        I adore you--you gorilla!
 
                She slaps his face none too gently. 

                                LOTHER
        And I'm nuts about you--
                        (He pinches her face roughly)
        --beautiful!

                He returns her slap in the face playfully--but with 
                interest.
 
                                ANYA
                        (breathlessly)
        I couldn't live without you!
 
                Again she hits him across the face but this time 
                with all her force. Before he can retaliate she has 
                again fastened her lips to his. We see his clenched 
                fist in the air hesitate a moment then relax. His 
                arms go about her--he crushes her to him.

                                        CUT TO:
 
133             BRETT AND MARY--LOUNGE
                Brett is very nervous and impatient. He paces 
                back and forth.

                                MARY 
        Why don't you answer my question? 

                                BRETT
                        (impatiently) 
        I didn't even hear it.

                                MARY
        Then I'll repeat it.
 
                Brett continues pacing to and fro. 

                                MARY
        If spinach makes iron, what makes a boat rock?

                                BRETT
                        (uninterested) 
        Who cares?
  
                                MARY
                        (laughing) 
        I'll have to tell that to Denby. He'll use it on the radio. 

                Denby passes by door and hears remark. 

                                DENBY
                        (sticking head in door) 
        I don't know what it is, but I won't use it. 
                        (then to Brett) 
        Is she entertaining you?

                                BRETT
        I should say not.

                                DENBY 
        Good!
                        (then to Mary) 
        At last you're making yourself useful. So long! 

                Denby leaves. A steward enters. 

                                STEWARD 
        No, sir--she's not on the upper deck either. 

                                BRETT
                (handing him a bill) 
        Thank you.
                        (to Mary) 
        You'll excuse me, please--

                He walks away toward dining room.

                                        DISSOLVE TO:
 
134             MEDIUM CLOSE 
                As Brett exits from scene with Mary, he sees Sally, 
                who is walking dejectedly.

                                BRETT
                        (calling)
        Oh, Sally!

                                SALLY
                        (enters apologizing)
        I'm sorry I'm late, but something happened. 

                                BRETT 
        You're forgiven if you don't make dates with anybody 
        except me for the rest of the voyage. 

                                SALLY
        I must say you're persistent--
                        (pleased) 
        --it's kind of flattering.
 
                Occasionally a passenger passes them but the deck 
                is more or less deserted.
   
                                BRETT 
                        (studying her) 
        You're unhappy about something, aren't you? 

                She hesitates before replying. 

                                SALLY
        A little.

                                BRETT 
        Sorry.

                                SALLY
        Thanks.

                                BRETT 
        Anything I can do?
                        (She shakes her head) 
        I'd jump overboard if it'd help you. 

                She puts her hand over his and pats it. 

                                SALLY
        Mighty decent of you, pal.
                    
                                BRETT 
        Decent?
                (His expression hardens) 
        I guess any guy could be decent--if you were interested. 

                They stop near lifeboat (PROCESS SHOT).

                                SALLY 
                        (suddenly)
        What are you thinking?

                                BRETT 
        A lot of things I'd like to forget. 

                                SALLY
        That's funny--so was I.
                        (another pause) 
        Guess the ocean makes one sentimental

                                BRETT
        I can't blame the ocean--it's you. 

                                SALLY 
        You don't know anything about me. If you did, you
        probably wouldn't be here.

                He leans toward her--their heads are very close
                together.

                                BRETT 
        Can you keep a secret? 
                        (She nods) 
        You're the first girl I ever met I wanted to build a fence
        around.
 
                She looks at him steadily. 

                                SALLY
        Don't kid me. I'm in no mood for it. 

                                BRETT
        For once I'm dead on the level--
                        (He lowers his voice) 
        --crazy about you!

                                SALLY
        Will you take some advice?
                        (He nods) 
        If you're looking for romance--count me out--
                        (as an afterthought) 
        --if you know what's good for you. 

                                BRETT
        But--

                                SALLY
        --I know what I'm talking about. I'm no high-school
        girl looking through a window--reaching for the moon. 
                        (She starts to rise) 
        Guess I'll be going.
 
                                BRETT
                        (detaining her)
        Sally--!

                                SALLY
        Let's forget it--can't you see I kind of like you, too 
        ... and I don't want to get involved. 

                                BRETT 
                        (eagerly) 
        You mean that?

                                SALLY
        Don't let's talk about it.
 
                                BRETT 
                        (gaily)
        You said it! How about a little action?
 
                He leans over and kisses her. For a moment she 
                resists him, then her arms go around his neck. 

                                VOICE 
        Sandwiches?
 
                As they look up, Sally breaks away from him and 
                runs out of scene, leaving him.

                                        CUT TO:
 
135             REVERSE ANGLE
                Two stewards--one carrying a tray of sandwiches, 
                the other, a tray of bouillon--are standing before 
                him. Brett is oblivious of their presence. The 
                steward places a cup of bouillon and a sandwich in 
                his hand. 

                They exit.
 
                He comes out of his daze--notices the food in his 
                hand and places it on rail by lifeboat.

                                        PAN TO:
 
136             CLOSE SHOT OF LIFEBOAT
                From the canvas covering of the lifeboat a head 
                slowly appears. It is Ballinger (the man we saw 
                drop the cop's uniform). He is gaunt and haggard. 
                He looks around furtively. For a moment he looks 
                down--sees the sandwich--reaches for it--brings 
                it back into the lifeboat--and disappears.

                                        FADE-OUT

FADE-IN 

137             LONG SHOT--BOAT AT NIGHT 

                                        LAP DISSOLVE TO: 

138             LONG SHOT--AUDITORIUM
                The music is playing--a few couples are dancing--
                other people are being seated--stewards are looking 
                in through windows.

                                        CUT TO: 

139             CLOSE-UP--LOTHER, ANYA, AND SUMMERS
                In doorway--Brett is standing near by--Summers
                sees Brett.
 
                                SUMMERS 
                        (looking toward Brett)
        There's the chump--over there--
                        (He points)
  
                                LOTHER
                (dubiously) 
        I wonder!
 
                Lother, Anya, and Summers walk over to Brett. 

                                SUMMERS 
                        (to Brett) 
        How's your mother feeling?
                    
                                BRETT 
        Much better--thank you--

                                LOTHER
        How about a little game later? 

                                BRETT
        Fine--I'll be glad to.

                                        CUT TO: 

140             MEDIUM CLOSE SHOT--BRETT AND ANYA
                Anya is wearing a thin bracelet (quite unlike the 
                one she had been wearing in previous scenes). Brett 
                notices this.

                                        CUT TO: 

141             MEDIUM CLOSE SHOT--BRETT
                He reacts when he sees the bracelet as if an idea 
                has just struck him.
 
                                BRETT
                        (to Anya)
        Will you please excuse me? I'll be right back.
 
                                ANYA 
        We'll save you a place at our table. 

                                BRETT 
        Thanks.
      
                He exits.
 
                                        CUT TO:
 
142             MEDIUM CLOSE SHOT--SHORTIE 
                He is standing by the window and sees Brett leaving. 
                He follows Brett on to the deck. 

                WALKING SHOT
 
                                SHORTIE 
                        (in an undertone)
        What's up?
 
                                BRETT
        The ice is in the storage.
 
                CAMERA FOLLOWS Brett and Shortie to Anya's
                stateroom, where they stop.
 
143             MEDIUM CLOSE SHOT--OUTSIDE ANYA'S STATEROOM DOOR.
                Brett is glancing up and down corridor furtively. 

                                BRETT
        Keep a lookout, Shortie--

                Brett takes a bunch of keys from his pocket--he 
                inserts a key in the door and goes in.

                                        CUT TO: 

144             INTERIOR OF ANYA'S STATEROOM--LIGHT EFFECT
                Brett starts to search for the bracelet.

                                        CUT TO:
 
145             SHORTIE OUTSIDE--CAMERA SHOT DOWN CORRIDOR

                                QUICK CUT TO:
 
146             MCKINNEY--MEDIUM CLOSE SHOT
                He sticks his head out of stateroom door--he is in 
                evening dress with dress tie untied--he calls to 
                Shortie.
             
                                MCKINNEY
        Oh, boy!

147             CLOSE-UP--SHORTIE
                He turns toward McKinney and reacts nervously. 

                                SHORTIE 
                        (timidly)
        Yes, sir.
 
                He goes to McKinney. McKinney takes him by the 
                arm without saying a word, and takes him into his 
                room. Shortie is obviously scared to death. McKinney, 
                slightly embarrassed, speaks softly. 

                                MCKINNEY
        Can you tie a bow tie?
 
                                SHORTIE
                        (trembling)
        Yes, sir--

                He starts fumbling with tie, and ties it very badly. 

                                        CUT TO: 

148             MEDIUM CLOSE SHOT--BRETT
                He has the bracelet which he puts in his pocket and 
                starts to exit to exterior of room. Outside he looks 
                for Shortie.

                                        CUT TO: 

149             MEDIUM CLOSE SHOT--MCKINNEY AND SHORTIE
                They are coming out of McKinney's room. Brett 
                sees them and starts down corridor toward auditorium.

                                MCKINNEY
                (calling) 
        What's your hurry, young feller?
 
                Brett turns. He stops and smiles. By this time 
                McKinney has reached Brett's side.

                                BRETT
        I'm going to the show--
 
                                MCKINNEY 
                        (good-naturedly)
        I'll go with you--
 
                                        CUT TO:

150             AUDITORIUM--INTRODUCTION OF THE SONG
                ENTITLED Oh, Leo IS PLAYING 

                                        CUT TO:
 
151             STAGE--FRANK PARKER, MARY LIVINGSTON, AND 
                JEAN SARGENT are singing verse of song. (The 
                business for this number as worked out by Larry 
                Ceballos.) Parker sings one verse and chorus and 
                starts to sing a second chorus, but is interrupted 
                by Denby's voice.

                                DENBY'S VOICE 
        Wait a minute--

                                        CUT TO: 

152             MEDIUM CLOSE SHOT--DENBY 
                He is carrying a baby spotlight--he stops the 
                orchestra--
 
                                DENBY 
                        (to orchestra)
        That's enough, boys--
                        (then to Parker) 
        That was fine, Frank--you've already sung a verse and 
        chorus, and everybody enjoyed it--I hope--Now I have 
        a good idea--sit down, Frank, Mary, Jean. 

                The trio sits down.

                                DENBY 
        Here's the idea--we're going to reverse things around 
        here--you've entertained the audience, and now for a 
        change they're going to entertain you--
                        (He turns to audience) 
        aren't we?--I'll sing the chorus up until I get to the 
        words, "Oh, Leo," then I'll put the spotlight on some 
        lady or gentleman, and whoever the lucky one might be, 
        he or she will then sing the words, "Oh, Leo--Oh Leo--
        Oh Leo--Oh--" 

                Denby sings the best he can, which is bad enough. 

                                DENBY
        We'll try it once--
                        (He addresses the orchestra)
        Play, boys!
 
                The orchestra plays. Denby sings until he reaches 
                "Oh Leo," then puts the spotlight on someone in 
                the audience, and we 

                                        CUT TO: 

153             CLOSE-UP--THAT SOMEONE 
                (Note: We continue this routine, in which we 
                utilize all principals as well as outsiders.)  The
                number concludes with entire audience singing song 
                enthusiastically.

                                        CUT TO: 

154             MEDIUM CLOSE SHOT--PARKER, LIVINGSTON, AND 
                SARGENT
                They are applauding the audience.

                                        CUT TO: 

155             CLOSE-UP--DENBY
                He also is applauding the audience--he is laughing 
                and having a good time--he addresses the passengers.

                                DENBY
        That was fine, folks--now we'll try it again. 

                Mary walks into scene and interrupts him. 

                                MARY 
        Oh, Chad--what about the rest of the show?

                                DENBY
        Oh,--I was having so much fun I almost forgot--

                Mary, Parker, and Sargent take him by the arm 
                and start to lead him off stage--as they do so he 
                announces the next act while walking toward the 
                wings.
                  
                                DENBY
        The next act will be Sally Marsh and her troupe of
        trained adagio dancers.
 
                Denby exits with trio--orchestra starts introduction 
                of It Was Sweet of You.

                                        CUT TO: 

156             MEDIUM SHOT--STAGE
                The curtains part and Sally Marsh and Frank 
                Parker appear.

                                        CUT TO: 

157             CLOSE SHOT--TABLE IN AUDITORIUM
                Brett, Lother, Summers, Anya, and McKinney are 
                seated around it--Frank Parker's voice comes over 
                this scene. Anya is sitting between Brett and 
                Lother--Brett is looking toward stage and beaming 
                with pride as he looks at Sally.

                                        CUT TO:
 
158             MEDIUM CLOSE SHOT--BACKSTAGE IN WINGS
                Ned and Denby--Parker is still singing--

                                DENBY
        Does she know Lother's aboard yet? 

                                NED 
        No--but I'm going to tell her as soon as the act's 
        finished.

                                        CUT BACK TO: 

159             MEDIUM CLOSE SHOT--TABLE IN AUDITORIUM
                Where Anya, Lother, Brett, Summers, McKinney 
                are sitting.
 
                                BRETT
                        (to Anya)
        Isn't she lovely?

                                ANYA
        Yes--and very popular--
                        (She glances meaningly at Lother) 

                Lother responds to the glance with a faint smile--
                by this time Parker has finished the song.

                                        CUT TO: 

160             CLOSE SHOT--STAGE
                Where we see Sally quickly removing her dress and 
                throwing it off stage--she is underdressed in her 
                adagio dance costume. Ned and Hans enter for 
                Adagio routine (Note: This will be staged by 
                Larry Ceballos.) During the dance, the following 
                dialogue is cut into the routine while dancing. 

                                NED 
        What's the matter, Sally?--you're shaking. 

                                SALLY
        I'm all right.
   
                                NED
                        (anxiously) 
        You saw him sitting out there in front, didn't you? 

                                SALLY
        I was in his cabin--
                   
                                NED
        What!--are you crazy?
                 
                                SALLY 
        I'll explain later--
 
                                NED
        If he comes near you again, I'll break his neck--

                They continue at a faster tempo which interrupts 
                their dialogue. The music works up to a gradual 
                increase in tempo for a whirlwind finish. (Note: 
                This is to be determined by Ceballos.)

                                        CUT TO: 

161             LONG SHOT--AUDIENCE APPLAUDING
                This shot is from behind, taking in stage and backs 
                of people in audience.

                                        LAP DISSOLVE TO: 

162             MEDIUM LONG SHOT--PASSENGERS DANCING
                There is a perceptible rocking of the boat--individual 
                orchestra specialties are also introduced here.
                                  
                                        CUT TO: 

163             MEDIUM CLOSE SHOT--TABLE IN AUDITORIUM
                Where Brett, Summers, Anya, Lother, and McKinney 
                are seated--dishes are now on the table, 
                napkins, etc.

                                SUMMERS
        Now that the entertainment is over, how about a little
        game of cards?
 
                                BRETT
                        (to McKinney)
        Care to join us?
 
                                MCKINNEY
                        (smiling)
        No, thanks--I never gambled in my life. 

                                SUMMERS
                (laughing) 
        You're lucky--out my way, in Montana, there's nothing 
        else to do--

                                ANYA
                (rising) 
        I'm going down to my cabin. I have to send a wireless-- 
        see you later.
 
                Anya leaves. Lother rises--he addresses the group. 

                                LOTHER
        Excuse me, gentlemen--I'll see you at the card game--

                                        CUT TO:
 
164             MEDIUM CLOSE SHOT--HERBERT ROSSON
                In second-class buffet with three other men--they 
                are seated at the table with drinks in front of
                them.
        
                                FIRST PASSENGER
                        (smiling)
        All right--if you must know the truth--I'm going to 
        Carlsbad for my health.
 
                                SECOND PASSENGER 
                        (a Frenchman)
        And, gentlemen--I'm going home, because my wife is 
        going to have a baby.
      
                                THIRD PASSENGER 
                        (embarrassed--speaks softly) 
        I'm on my honeymoon--

                                FIRST PASSENGER
                        (turns to Rosson) 
        How about you--why are you on the boat? 

                                ROSSON 
                        (has the glass almost to his 
                        lips when the question is asked
                        --he calmly drinks--puts the 
                        glass down quietly, and 
                        earnestly says) 
        I'm going to kill a man. 

                He exits.

                                        CUT TO: 

165             CLOSE SHOT--REACTION OF OTHER THREE MEN
                They look at Rosson and then at each other. 
                There's a dead silence, for a moment. 

                                FIRST PASSENGER
        Was he kidding us?

                                        CUT TO:
 
166             MEDIUM SHOT--OUTSIDE DOORWAY OF AUDITORIUM 
                The purser is standing there--Anya enters.

                                        CUT TO: 

167             MEDIUM CLOSE SHOT--ANYA
                She is very nervous and excited--she addresses the 
                purser.

                                ANYA
        A very valuable bracelet of mine's been stolen!
 
                                PURSER
        Where did you have it last?

                                ANYA
        In my cabin. I didn't wear it this evening--when I went 
        downstairs just now, I found the lock of my jewel box 
        broken open.

                By this time McKinney and Summers come up. 

                                ANYA
                        (excitedly as she addresses them) 
        A bracelet's been stolen from my cabin! 

                                MCKINNEY
        Where is your cabin?

                                        CUT TO:
 
168             MEDIUM CLOSE SHOT--TABLE IN AUDITORIUM
                Brett--he looks off scene.

                                        CUT TO: 

169             MEDIUM CLOSE SHOT--SHORTIE
                His eyes shift furtively from left to right, 
                ascertaining that he is not being watched by anyone. He 
                nods his head in the affirmative to Brett.

                                        QUICK CUT BACK TO:
 
170             CLOSE SHOT--BRETT'S HAND UNDER TABLE
                He takes bracelet from his pocket, wraps it up in 
                a napkin and puts it on the table.

                                        CUT BACK TO: 

171             MEDIUM CLOSE SHOT--SHORTIE
                He leaves the window--picks up a tray from a 
                table near by and starts toward Brett's table. 
                TRUCK WITH HIM UP to table, as he starts to
                clear the dishes and pile them on to the tray, also 
                taking napkins. A waiter enters and puts a halt to 
                Shortie's activities.

                                WAITER
        This is my job--you've got no business in here--

                He takes the tray with the piled dishes, including 
                the napkin which envelops the bracelet from 
                Shortie, and starts sway.
 
171A            CAMERA PANS WITH SHORTIE AS HE FOLLOWS
                WAITER, who goes to chute where dirty linen is de-
                posited. He lays the tray down and takes one of 
                the five napkins on the tray and throws it down the 
                chute,--he repeats this operation with two more 
                napkins. Shortie almost faints--he takes a napkin 
                from the tray and feels the weight of it quickly--
                satisfied that it contains nothing, he throws it 
                down the chute and grabs the only remaining napkin 
                off the tray. He readily realizes that this contains 
                the bracelet and jams it quickly into his pocket and 
                exits.

                                        LAP DISSOLVE TO:
 
172             MEDIUM SHOT--INTERIOR OF ANYA'S CABIN
                Purser, Brett, Anya, McKinney. 

                                BRETT
        This is exciting--but if it's been stolen they can't get 
        away with it on a ship--

                                MCKINNEY
        Some of the smartest robberies have taken place aboard 
        ships--

                                BRETT 
        It'll be very interesting to see how you go about solving 
        this, Inspector--
                 
                                MCKINNEY 
        Sorry--but I'm on a vacation--
  
                                BRETT
                (to Anya) 
        If he lets you down I'll try my hand at sleuthing--
                        (Brett takes cigarette) 
        Bet I could find that bracelet--
   
                                MCKINNEY
                (strikes a match) 
        I wouldn't be surprised--

                The two men look at each other. 


                                PURSER
        Mrs. Rosson, was the bracelet insured? 

                                ANYA 
        Yes--for $10,000--

                                PURSER
        If you'll give me the details in the morning, we'll notify 
        the insurance company--and rest assured if it's on the
        boat we'll locate it--

                Purser exits.
 
                                BRETT 
                        (to Anya)
        I wouldn't worry about it--it'll turn up--
                        (to McKinney) 
        How about a nightcap, Inspector? 

                                MCKINNEY 
        No, thanks--I'll take a walk around the deck and then
        turn in--

                                BRETT
        Good night!
 
                Brett exits. 

                                ANYA
                        (to McKinney)
        He's a nice boy--
                   
                                MCKINNEY
        Yes--he's very nave--

                He exits as Summers enters. 

                                SUMMERS 
        Did you find it?
                  
                                ANYA
        No!--Did you take that bracelet?
                        
                                SUMMERS 
        No-o!

                                ANYA 
        Where's Lother? 

                                        CUT TO: 

173             MEDIUM SHOT--SALLY'S DRESSING ROOM
                She is still in her adagio costume. Lother is present. 

                                SALLY
                (to Lother) 
        Do you mind getting out of here now--I want to 
        change--

                                LOTHER 
        Go ahead--you didn't used to be so fussy--

                                SALLY
        I've lost my taste for knickknacks--

                                LOTHER
        Don't be a mug all your life--I'm trying to help you--
        you need me more than I need you--have you figured
        they might pick the kid up in France and extradite him?
                     
                                SALLY
        Have you ever figured they might extradite you? 

                                LOTHER 
        I'm not so clumsy with fingerprints--

                There's a knock at the door. Sally goes quickly to
                it and half opens it--Brett is in the companionway
                --from his position he is unable to see Lother. 

                                BRETT
        Would you like to take a turn around the deck with me? 

                                SALLY
                (anxious to escape from Lother) 
        Yes--is it all right if I come like this? 
                        (She grabs a cloak and goes out) 

                                        CUT TO: 

174             WALKING SHOT--BRETT AND SALLY IN COMPANIONWAY
                    
                                SALLY
        This time I'm really glad you showed up. 

                                BRETT
        Lonesome?
                    
                                SALLY
        We'll let it go at that--

                They exit from companionway.
                              
                                        CUT TO: 

175             MEDIUM CLOSE SHOT--EXTERIOR OF SALLY'S
                DRESSING ROOM
                Ned meets Lother coming out of Sally's cabin--
                he stops momentarily--then rushes into Sally's 
                cabin--he sees that Sally is not there--he comes 
                out quickly--
          
                                NED
                (grabbing Lother by the arm) 
        What are you doing around here? 

                                LOTHER 
                        (very calmly) 
        Take it easy--you'll last longer--

                Ned goes after Lother with a clenched fist. 

                                NED 
        Why don't you leave Sally alone--you dirty--
 
                Lother is too quick for Ned and hits him a terrific 
                punch on the jaw, knocking him down. Lother then 
                exits. Denby enters scene--he goes to Ned and 
                helps him to his feet.

                                DENBY
                (alarmed)
        What happened to you?

                                NED
        You've got a gun, haven't you, Chad? Will you let me
        have it?

                                DENBY
        What for?

                                NED
        Don't ask any questions--just give it to me. 

                                DENBY
                        (trying to quiet him) 
        Easy kid--easy....
                        (puts his hand on Ned's shoulder) 
        Come on--I want to talk to you.

                He takes Ned by his arm and leads him away.

                                        CUT TO:
 
176             MEDIUM CLOSE SHOT--SALLY AND BRETT ON 
                DECK at the rail.
 
                                BRETT
                        (looking at moon)
        That's a beautiful moon, Sally? 

                                SALLY
                        (smiles sweetly)
        What, again?
     
                                BRETT 
                        (very seriously)
        Yes--you know what I've been thinking, Sally?--

                                SALLY
        What?--

                                BRETT
        I think we'll live in Europe after we're married? 

                                SALLY
                (is speechless for a moment, 
                        then laughs) 
        I didn't know we were going to be married.
  
                                BRETT
        You didn't?--I guess I forgot to tell you--

                                SALLY
        You're a little ahead of yourself--the usual routine
        would be for you to propose, and if I accept, then you'd 
        give me an engagement ring--

                                BRETT
        I'll give you plenty of rings as soon as I get the stones 
        set--what do you think?

                                SALLY
        I think we ought to walk.

                They walk out of scene.
 
177             CAMERA PULLS BACK ON DECK--MEDIUM LONG SHOT
                McKinney is walking along deck. He sees Sally and 
                Brett--an idea has struck him--he immediately 
                turns and goes the other way.

                                        CUT TO: 

178             MEDIUM CLOSE SHOT--DAN CAMPBELL, STAGGERING 
                AND SINGING Oh, Leo
                He sees McKinney suddenly, and reacts with a 
                start--he then continues staggering down deck, 
                singing, "Oh, Leo, Oh, Leo." He stops abruptly, 
                and a frightened look replaces his happy smile. 

                                        CUT TO: 

179             CLOSE-UP--WHAT HE SEES
                Lifeboat--the canvas covering raises slowly, and 
                Ballinger's haggard face is revealed.

                                        CUT BACK TO: 

180             MEDIUM CLOSE SHOT--DAN CAMPBELL
                He stiffens up--turns on his heel, and makes a bee-
                line for the barroom.

                                        CUT TO: 

180A            CLOSE-UP--SHORTIE
                In companionway--He sees McKinney go into 
                Brett's room.

                                        CUT TO: 

181             MEDIUM SHOT--MCKINNEY IN BRETT'S ROOM 
                He is searching.

                                        CUT TO:
 
182             CLOSE SHOT--MCKINNEY 
                Coming out of Brett's room and exiting toward
                deck.
 
                                        LAP DISSOLVE TO:
 
183             DECK
                Where Brett and Sally are sauntering along, and
                are met by McKinney.

                                BRETT
                (to McKinney) 
        Thought you were going to turn in, Inspector. 

                                MCKINNEY 
        Nervous. Couldn't sleep. Feel like a nightcap? 
                        (inviting them both)
                     
                                SALLY
        It's getting kind of chilly on deck. If you'll excuse me, I
        think I'll go to bed. Good night, Mr. McKinney!
 
                                MCKINNEY
        Good night!
 
                                BRETT
                        (softly)
        Good night, Mrs. Brett!
 
                                SALLY
        Good night, idiot!
 
                                MCKINNEY
                        (to Brett)
        How about you?

                                BRETT
        No, thanks. I've promised to play cards. 

                                MCKINNEY
        You know what I'd do, if I were you--before the card
        game I'd go to the Purser's office. 

                                BRETT 
        Why?

                                MCKINNEY
        Well, someone else besides myself may have seen you 
        in the vicinity of Mrs. Rosson's cabin this evening--even 
        the stewards in that corridor insisted on being searched.
        Get me?

                                BRETT
        Sure, I'll go.
 
                                MCKINNEY
        I'll go with you. 

                                BRETT
        Swell!
 
                                        DISSOLVE TO:
 
184             PURSER'S OFFICE -- MCKINNEY, BRETT, AND PURSER 

                                PURSER
        Well, you insist--

                He runs his hands through Brett's pockets. 

                                MCKINNEY
                (laughing) 
        It's easy to see the Purser hasn't had much practice. 

                                BRETT 
                        (smiling) 
        How about trying your fine Italian hand?

                                MCKINNEY
        This has nothing to do with me--
                        (He moves to Brett) 
        But always remember, Purser, when you're searching 
        anybody, take the lining of their coat, like this--
                        (He suits the action to the words) 
        --run your fingers all along these seams.... Then--
        back of the collar--here--that used to be a favorite 
        trick--and never forget to put your finger down inside 
        of the shoe--like this.

                                BRETT 
        Hey!--you're tickling me.
       
                                MCKINNEY
                (ignoring the interruption) 
        Then we run our hands down a man's arms and legs--
        like this--in case they got what you're looking for 
        attached to a string.
                        (He stands off and surveys 
                        Brett, slightly disappointed) 
        See what I mean, Purser?
                        
                                PURSER 
        Very interesting.
 
                                BRETT
                        (good-naturedly)
        Well, I guess that's all--good night!

                He flips them a salute and goes nonchalantly out.

                                PURSER 
        He's certainly good-natured.
                 
                                MCKINNEY 
        "Smooth's" the word.
                    
                                PURSER
        I mean--a lot of gentlemen would be offended if you 
        searched them like that.
 
                                MCKINNEY 
                        (casually)
        It all depends on what you're used to.
 
                McKinney suddenly bangs his fist on the desk. 

                                MCKINNEY
        Well, I'll be a son of a sea cook! 

                                PURSER
        What's the matter?
                 
                                MCKINNEY
        Nothin--
                        (He pulls out his billfold and grins) 
        --I just remembered the name of a guy that owes me 
        fifty bucks.

                                        FADE-OUT
 
185             FADE-IN 
                BRETT'S CABIN--NEXT MORNING
                Brett in bathing suit and dressing gown, talking 
                to Shortie. Shortie is puffing a cigarette nervously. 

                                SHORTIE
        This is the first chance I've had to get away to tell you 
        --McKinney was snooping around in this cabin last 
        night.
 
                                BRETT
                (smiling)
        It's O.K., Shortie--it's still there. Better bring it in. 

                Shortie goes to porthole and puts his head through 
                window.

                                        CUT TO: 

186             REVERSE ANGLE -- SHORTIE'S HEAD THROUGH PORTHOLE
                Stuck to the side of the ship with adhesive tape is 
                the bracelet. As Shortie takes it and his head 
                disappears, 

                                        CUT BACK TO: 

187             INSIDE
 
                                SHORTIE 
        What're you goin' to do with it? 

                                BRETT
        You keep it--
                (indicating porthole)
 
                                SHORTIE 
                        (protesting)
        Me!
                    
                                BRETT 
        Sure! McKinney will never suspect you--

                He moves toward door.
    
                                SHORTIE
                (Still protesting) 
        Say--wait a minute!
 
                                BRETT
                        (breezily)
        See you later, Shortie--I'm off to the pool.
 
                As Brett exits, Shortie takes bracelet and puts it 
                in his shoe.
 
188             DOLLY SHOT IN CORRIDOR OUTSIDE 
                TRUCK AHEAD OF BRETT until we reach cigar and
                news stand. At the news stand buying books is 
                McKinney. He has two books in his hand, making 
                a decision on which one to buy. He looks up as he 
                hears Brett speak.
                    
                                BRETT
        Large package of Luckies--Good morning, Inspector! 

                                MCKINNEY
        Hello, young fellow!

                                BRETT
        Coming to the pool for a swim?

                                MCKINNEY
        Nooooo!--going to catch up on my reading. 
                        (to the store attendant as he 
                        hands him the money) 
        I'll take this one.
 
                He puts a copy of Monte Cristo under his arm and 
                drops the other book in front of Brett. As Brett 
                looks at its title,
 
189             INSERT--BOOK:
 
                                Crime Doesn't Pay
 
190             MEDIUM SHOT--BRETT
                He looks up from the book to the retreating 
                McKinney, smiles, takes his cigarettes and commences 
                to move out of scene.

                                        LAP DISSOLVE TO: 

190A            CORRIDOR
                McKinney exits from cigar stand to where Chad 
                Denby has been watching. Denby greets him with--

                                DENBY
        Hello, Inspector--I hear your vacation's been spoiled. 
        Somebody lost a bracelet.
                 
                                MCKINNEY
        Yes, a bracelet's been lost, but I'm still on my vacation. 

                                DENBY
        I understand you searched Brett for it last night. By 
        the way--what do you know about him? 

                                MCKINNEY
        Well, I've seen him here and there. What's on your
        mind?

                                DENBY
        Oh, nothing--only I wondered why you suspected him. 

                                MCKINNEY 
        Well, I'll tell you--we picked him up about a year ago--
        but could never pin anything on him. 

                                DENBY
        Maybe he just travels in bad company. 

                                MCKINNEY
        Yeah--

                He exits.
                
                                        DISSOLVE TO:
 
191             BRETT AND ANYA IN THE POOL AT THE SHALLOW END.
                It is crowded with many beautiful girls in colorful 
                bathing suits. People are diving in and out of the
                water--huge colored balls are being thrown--the 
                usual hilarity of a crowded pool. 

                                BRETT 
                        (anxiously) 
        Tell me--did you find your bracelet? 

                                ANYA
        No--I'm furious!--Nobody seems to do anything about
        it--
         
                                BRETT
                        (with an ingratiating smile) 
        Why worry? It was insured--how about that swimming 
        lesson I promised you?

                By now they are just about up to their waists in 
                water. He starts to teach her to swim--his hand 
                is under her chin.

                                BRETT
        Strike out harder with your feet--now exhale as your 
        arms go back.
 
                He holds Anya up as she strikes out.

                                        CUT TO: 

192             OTHER END OF POOL--SEMICLOSE SHOT--SALLY
                She has just arrived. She throws off her wrap and 
                she looks very fetching in her bathing suit. She 
                sees Brett smile and waves.

                                        CUT TO: 

193             BRETT 
                He has just seen her--forgets Anya and goes 
                quickly toward Sally. Anya, without his support, 
                promptly sinks. He goes back, stands her on her 
                feet, mumbles an apology, and swims quickly 
                toward the other end of the pool.
                                  
                                        CUT TO: 

194             SALLY DIVES IN
                Brett just coming out of the water.
 
195             SALLY AND BRETT
                 
                                BRETT
        I thought you were never coming--
            
                                SALLY
                        (looking in the direction of Anya) 
        I could see you were pining away--
        
                                BRETT 
        Oh, that's Mrs. Rosson--remember, you met her yesterday?
 
                                SALLY
                        (drily)
        Yes--I remember--

                They sit on the side of the pool and dangle their 
                feet.
 
                                SALLY
                        (after a pause)
        How well do you know her?
  
                                BRETT 
                        (casually) 
        Just met her on the boat--supposed to play bridge with 
        her yesterday--but she wouldn't--so we played poker 
        instead.
 
                                SALLY
                        (with a start)
        Who with?

                                BRETT
        A Mr. Summers and a man called Lother. 

                                SALLY
        Oh, you infant! How much did you lose? 

                                BRETT 
        Lose?--I won a little--
                    
                                SALLY
        That was the come-on--promise me you won't play with 
        them again--

                                BRETT 
                        (quickly) 
        What do you know about them? 

                                SALLY 
        Too much--Remember--I warned you about me--
                        (She looks him straight in the eye) 
        I used to be Lee Lother's girl--

                                BRETT
        You can live that down, can't you?
                     
                                SALLY
        He's a con man--crooked as a tree--and I was part 
        of the racket--helped him!
                (She throws her head back 
                        and looks at him)
        Now--if you have an appointment elsewhere--I'll excuse 
        you!
 
                She dives off edge of pool and Brett swims after 
                her.
 
                                BRETT 
                        (catches up to her)
        You can't lose me, Sally--I'm no lily myself! 

                                SALLY
                        (half to herself) 
        I'm beginning to think you're a pretty swell guy. 

                                BRETT
                        (avoiding her eyes) 
        Come on--let's take a swim. 

                As they start to rise.

                                        CUT TO: 

196             BRETT AND SALLY AS THEY DIVE
                Short underwater sequence which is very graceful. 

                                        CUT TO: 

197             STEWARDS' GLORY HOLE
                Shortie, limping, takes a quick look around to 
                make sure he's not observed and commences to take 
                bracelet from his shoe.

                                        CUT TO: 

198             OTHER END OF ROOM
                Hidden from Shortie's view by a locker, is another 
                steward. He glances casually toward Shortie, sees 
                bracelet, looks surprised, and takes a step forward. 

                                STEWARD
        Blime!--wot's that yer got?
 
                                SHORTIE
                        (moving toward door)
        Nothin'.
 
                                STEWARD
                        (increasing his pace)
        Let me look at it.

                                SHORTIE
                        (moving away from him faster) 
        Ain't got time.
        
                                STEWARD
                (moves quickly toward him) 
        Hey--you! Where you going?
 
                                        CUT TO: 

199             FULL SHOT
                There is only one thing for Shortie to do. He beats
                it, pursued by steward out of room onto deck. 

                                        CUT TO:
 
200             SHORTIE RUNNING ALONG DECK PURSUED BY STEWARD
                Campbell staggers out of bar as Shortie runs by 
                him.  The pursuing steward grazes  Campbell's 
                shoulder and swings him around. He goes back to 
                the bar for a drink.
 
201             SHORTIE RUSHING DOWN STEPS FROM "A" DECK--
                Closely pursued by steward. He throws a terrified 
                glance over his shoulder. The steward is shouting 
                at him to stop. At the bottom of the steps is the 
                quartermaster.
                   
                                STEWARD
        Stop him! Stop him! He's got the bracelet! 

                Shortie manages to elude quartermaster and runs 
                toward pool, pursued by quartermaster and steward. 
                He rushes through the crowd to the edge of 
                the pool, his eyes searching wildly for Brett. 
                Quartermaster and steward arrive and make a 
                grab for Shortie.

                                        CUT TO: 

202             CLOSE SHOT--BRETT'S HEAD
                Appearing above water. He takes in the situation. 

                                        CUT TO:
 
203             SHORTIE
                He dives into pool.

                                        CUT TO: 

204             UNDERWATER SHOT
                Brett swims to him. Shortie pulls the bracelet out 
                of his pocket. Brett grabs it and tucks it in his 
                trunks. Shortie rises to the surface. Brett swims 
                under water toward opposite end of the pool. 

                                        LAP DISSOLVE TO:
 
205             PURSER'S OFFICE--SHORTIE (DRIPPING WET). 
                ASSISTANT PURSER, STEWARD, AND QUARTERMASTER. 
                Shortie's wet shoes are on the desk. 

                                SHORTIE
        I tell yuh I ain't got no bracelet--

                                STEWARD
                        (threateningly--pointing to shoes) 
        I saw him take the bracelet out of that shoe. 

                                SHORTIE
        Yer crazy!--I ain't got no bracelet. 

                                STEWARD 
        Then why did you run away?

                                SHORTIE
                        (innocently) 
        Because you ran after me.

                                        LAP DISSOLVE TO:
 
206             MEDIUM SHOT--DECK OF BOAT
                There are several young ladies (probably six or 
                eight). They are dressed either in sport dresses or 
                athletic shorts and blouses or in the dresses they 
                would ordinarily wear on board ship. They are all 
                lined up at the starting line, ready for a "Horse 
                Race." Each of the girls has a boy (or man) for 
                a partner. The idea is this:

                The men place their hands on the deck and the 
                ladies take hold of their feet, while the men move 
                forward being partially pushed by the ladies 
                wheelbarrow fashion. All principals are participants 
                and a PAN SHOT discloses Dan Campbell and 
                Sally Marsh as an entry.
 
                                        CUT TO: 

207             MEDIUM CLOSE--DENBY
                He is the starter and has full charge. All the 
                contestants are smiling and chatting merrily in 
                anticipation of the coming race.  We hear their 
                merriment coming in over Denby's close-up. 

                                DENBY
                        (addresses contestants) 
        Take your places, folks. The winner of this horse race
        will be presented with a handsome autographed ocean
        wave.

                                        CUT TO: 

208             MEDIUM SHOT
                They are all lined up  la wheelbarrow. Their 
                positions will naturally be funnier than can be 
                described here.

                                        CUT TO: 

209             MEDIUM CLOSE--SALLY AND DAN 
                Sally is having extreme difficulty with her horse 
                (Dan). His arms collapse and he falls flat on his 
                face.

                                SALLY
                        (complaining. She yells to Denby) 
        I want a new horse. His front legs are full of rubber. 

                Denby enters scene.
 
                                DENBY
                        (looking at Dan)
        Come on, get up.
                        (He imitates the sound a driver 
                        uses to urge his horse with--
                        then to Sally) 
        That horse is carrying too much of a load. 

                                DAN 
                        (lifting his face from the deck) 
        Who won?
               
                                DENBY
        Well, you got the first down--there's one more to go. 
        Come on, we're ready to start right now. Come on. Just 
        keep stiff.
                  
                                DAN
        I was never stiffer in my life.
           
                                DENBY
                        (addresses everybody with a laugh) 
        All right, folks, get on your mark. When you hear the 
        pistol shot--

                He reaches for his gun but discovers that it is not 
                in his pocket.
 
                                DENBY
                        (apologetically)
        I forgot my gun.
                        (He takes his pocket 
                        handkerchief instead) 
        I'll drop this handkerchief instead--
        Get ready--One!--Two!--Three!

                He drops handkerchief--the race starts.
 
                                        CUT TO:

210             MEDIUM LONG SHOT
                The passengers watching and cheering their favorites.
 
                                        CUT TO: 

211             MEDIUM CLOSE SHOT
                    
                                BRETT
        Come on, Sally.
                        (excitedly) 
        Bet you a hundred dollars she wins! 

                                MCKINNEY
        Wouldn't bet against her.
                        (A pause) 
        Tell you what I will do--bet you I find that bracelet 
        before we hit France.
                        (Brett gives him a side glance 
                        as he continues drily) 
        Not a hundred, though--just fifty. 

                                BRETT
        It's a bet--come on, Sally!
 
212             CUT OF FAT DAME (GAG)
 
                                        CUT TO: 

213             FINISHING LINE 
                We see the finish of the race. Dan Campbell slides
                over the finish line on his nose. 

                                DENBY
        The winner, Sally Marsh! And--
                        (He raises Sally's hand)
        --Dan Campbell--
                        (He pulls a sliver out of Dan's nose)
        --wins by a sliver!

                                        CUT TO: 
 
214             MEDIUM CLOSE--DECK
 
                                MCKINNEY
                        (watching Sally) 
        Nice girl, that--
                        (looking at Brett) 
        I'd hate to see her get a raw deal. 
                        (as he fills his pipe) 
        You know, the great trouble with crooks is they're too 
        smart. Now if I'd taken that bracelet, I'd find some way 
        to slip it back--I'd know I could never get ashore with
        it.

                                BRETT
                (with assumed casualness) 
        Anybody that's taken the trouble to get it would be a 
        mug to put it back.
 
                CAMERA PANS TO THE RACE. Sally is smiling over
                at Brett. CAMERA SWINGS TO HIM. A hand taps 
                him on the shoulder. He looks up. CAMERA PANS
                WITH HIM. Lother is standing behind him. 

                                LOTHER 
        Could I see you a minute?
                    
                                BRETT 
        Sure!
                        (He rises) 
        Excuse me.
 
215             CROWD CUT--SALLY ACCLAIMED
 
                                        CUT TO:
 
216             MCKINNEY AND SALLY 

                                MCKINNEY
        Congratulations.

                                SALLY 
        Exciting, wasn't it? Where's Jimmy?

                                MCKINNEY
        He'll be back.
                        (suddenly) 
        What would you do if anybody gave you a bracelet?
  
                                SALLY
                (laughing) 
        Say, "Thanks very much!" 

                                MCKINNEY
        I mean if you knew it were stolen. 

                                SALLY
        Well, of course, I wouldn't take it.
 
                                MCKINNEY 
        And if you liked the person, you'd naturally persuade 
        him to give it back and go straight, wouldn't you? 

                                SALLY 
        Sure I would--but I don't get what you're driving at. 

                                MCKINNEY 
        Maybe you will after you've thought it over. 

                He exits.

                                        CUT TO: 

217             BAR 
                Brett, Lother, and Summers drinking--apparently 
                quite affable.
 
                                LOTHER 
                        (gently) 
        Well--when are we going to have our little poker game? 

                                BRETT 
        Well, to tell you the truth, gentlemen, I've sworn off 
        playing poker.
   
                                SUMMERS 
                        (reproachfully) 
        Why, you wouldn't quit when you're ahead, would you? 

                                BRETT 
        Why isn't that a good time to quit? 

                                LOTHER 
                        (reproachfully) 
        No gentleman would do that.
                    
                                BRETT 
        I agree with you--no gentleman, would--But I would--
                        (He smiles cheerfully and continues) 
        --especially when my opponents have taken the precaution 
        of marking the cards.
 
                Lother and Summers look at each other in amazement.
                  
                                SUMMERS 
        I thought you were a sucker--
  
                                BRETT
                        (pleasantly)
        Think again--

                                LOTHER 
                        (flatly)
        In that case--you owe us exactly sixteen hundred dollars.

                                BRETT 
        Oh, no--I played with your cards--in your cabin--at 
        your suggestion--If you've got a kick coming, make it 
        to the Purser.
      
                                LOTHER 
                        (in deadly, even tone) 
        I'm making it to you. If I don't get it by tonight--you'll 
        find it a rough voyage.
 
                                SUMMERS 
                        (grimly)
        That goes two ways.

                                BRETT 
        Make it three, boys--I'll play this hand pat. 

                                LOTHER 
        And I'll lay odds you got that bracelet. 

                                BRETT 
                        (unperturbed) 
        I'll lay odds you get a pair of 'em--Why, a high-school 
        kid could take you saps--and another thing--Lay off 
        Sally Marsh.
                        (He laughs in Summer's face) 
        --"Honest Jack"! One look at your mug and the whole 
        world buttons up its pockets. 

                He exits.

                                        FADE-OUT
 
218             FADE-IN 
                STEWARD BLOWING THE DINNER BUGLE. NIGHT 
                BACKGROUND. (FOG EFFECT THROUGH SEQUENCE.) 

                                        CUT TO: 

219             LIFEBOAT
                The sound of the bugle blowing is still coming over
                SOUND TRACK. Ballinger climbs cautiously out--
                jumps to the ground, and stretches his cramped 
                limbs. Taking the protection of the shadows he 
                moves stealthily toward steps.

                                        DISSOLVE TO:
 
220             MEDIUM SHOT--BARBER SHOP 
                Ballinger enters in evening clothes--gets into 
                barber's chair.
                   
                                BARBER 
        Quite a growth, sir--been seasick? 

                As barber leans him back in chair--

                                BALLINGER 
        Yes--leave the moustache on--
 
221             DOLLY BACK TO INCLUDE ANOTHER CHAIR 
                Which the barber pulls to upright position, 
                disclosing McKinney sitting there. McKinney glances 
                over and notices Ballinger.
 
                                        CUT TO: 

222             CLOSE-UP--MCKINNEY 
                Recognizing Ballinger--as he looks at Ballinger, 
                barber puts hot towel over Ballinger's face. By 
                this time the other barber is finished with 
                McKinney, who pays him and exits.
 
                                        CUT TO: 

223             EXTERIOR OF BARBER SHOP 
                Steward going by McKinney--

                                MCKINNEY 
        Boy--let me have that radiogram blank--

                Steward gives him pencil and blank--he starts to 
                write--
 
                                        CUT TO: 

224             INSERT 
                "Chief of Detectives--New York City--
 
                                        LAP DISSOLVE TO: 

225             MEDIUM SHOT--DINING ROOM 
                Ballinger dressed in tuxedo, glances around, and 
                sinks into seat at table near door--steward comes 
                in.

                                STEWARD 
        Pardon me, sir--that table's reserved--

                                BALLINGER 
                        (in husky voice) 
        I've been in my cabin--ill--this is the first time I've 
        come to the dining room.
 
                                STEWARD 
                        (indicating next table) 
        You can sit over here tonight, sir--I'll have the Chief 
        Steward allot you a table tomorrow--

                Ballinger goes over--sits down--and Steward 
                hands him a menu. As he is looking at menu, CAMERA 
                PANS AROUND TO DOOR. McKinney enters unseen by 
                Ballinger, and quietly goes around palm tree, and 
                seats himself at table.

                                        CUT TO: 

226             CAMPBELL'S CABIN--
                Campbell in his underwear is excitedly gesticulating 
                to a steward.
                  
                                CAMPBELL 
        I tell you--my dress clothes have been stolen!--

                                STEWARD 
                        (amazed) 
        --but I laid 'em out on that bed for you, sir! 

                                CAMPBELL 
                        (raving) 
        I know you did! I went to take a shower and when I 
        came back they'd gone--even the shoes.

                                        DISSOLVE TO:
 
227             CLOSE-UP 
                Brett and Sally kissing. They step apart, showing 
                us Denby, frowning as he watches in background. 
                CAMERA DRAWS BACK TO CLOSE SHOT Sally as 
                Denby comes into scene, watching Brett as he goes 
                off.

                                DENBY
        Serious? 

                                SALLY
        Yes.
 
                                DENBY
        Very serious?
 
                                SALLY
                        (soberly)
        Very--

                Denby frowns.
 
                                SALLY
        Why--don't you like him?
                  
                                DENBY
        Of course--but--
                        (breaks off as he changes his manner) 
        There's your cue--hurry up--

                He watches her run out of scene as Lother enters 
                to him.
 
                                        CUT TO:
 
227             MEDIUM CLOSE--BACKSTAGE--DENBY AND LOTHER
                Actors going on stage which we do not see. 
                Parker's voice singing Sweet of You can be heard. 
                Lother walks into Denby who is standing in wings. 
                        (Scene played quietly)
 
                                LOTHER 
                        (affably)
        Say, Denby--how soon before Sally'll be through? 
        I've got a date with her. 

                                DENBY
                (wise to him) 
        I'll give you another chance to tell the truth, Lother. 

                                LOTHER 
                        (innocently) 
        What do you mean?
 
                                DENBY
                (quietly) 
        Why don't you be a good little boy and leave her alone? 

                                LOTHER
        Oh--I understand you were an important part of her 
        education when she came to New York. 

                                DENBY
                (softly, with a smile)
        I just tried to show her the difference between the 
        squirrels and the skunks.
 
                                LOTHER
                        (narrowing his eyes)
        Meaning what?

                                DENBY
                        (evenly)
        You don't shoot squirrels.
 
                                        DISSOLVE TO:
 
228             HERBERT ROSSON'S CABIN
                Jealousy has driven him to despair. He is the victim 
                of his own imagination. A half-empty whisky 
                bottle and glass are close at hand. The clock on 
                the dressing table discloses the time--11:30. Rosson 
                is a very different individual from the quiet 
                businessman we met on the dock. He goes to his 
                valise, takes out a revolver, loads it carefully, and 
                starts to leave cabin.

                                        DISSOLVE TO: 

228-A           BACKSTAGE
                The music comes to a finish. Denby exits out of 
                scene applauding  la master of ceremonies, to 
                announce next act. CAMERA STAYS ON LOTHER--
                Denby's voice and the applause of the audience 
                can be heard.

                Sally runs through MEDIUM SHOT of Lother. He 
                sees her and calls.
               
                                LOTHER
        Oh, Sally!
 
                He follows her.

                                        CUT TO: 

229             MEDIUM SHOT--LOTHER AND SALLY
                Sally is still in her costume. 

                                LOTHER
        Are you going to meet the blonde?

                                SALLY
                (anxious to get away from him) 
        That's my affair.
 
                Lother takes her by the arm. 

                                LOTHER
        I know he is. You change those clothes and then come to 
        my cabin. I'll expect you around twelve o'clock. 

                                SALLY
                        (as she jerks her arm away from him)
        Not a chance--I'm through.
                        (She exits quickly in the 
                        direction of her cabin)

                                        CUT TO:
 
230             CLOSE-UP OF LOTHER--
                He looks after her and then grimly walks out in 
                the direction she has taken.

                                         CUT TO: 

230-A           MEDIUM CLOSE SHOT
                Brett as Sally enters to him.

                                SALLY
        I'll change and be with you in ten minutes. 

                                BRETT 
        Make it five.
                    
                                SALLY
        Seven-fifty. Positively my last offer. 

                                BRETT
                (laughing) 
        I'll be waiting on deck.
 
231             COMPANIONWAY-EXTERIOR OF SALLY'S CABIN 
                Sally opens the door and enters. 
                        (Through this scene a foghorn blows)

                                        LAP DISSOLVE TO:
 
232             INTERIOR CHARTHOUSE--(exactly as in Scene 14) 
                CLOSE SHOT--OFFICER'S HAND--
                Still pointing to New York. Slowly he retraces the
                course.

                                FIRST NAVIGATION 
                                OFFICER'S VOICE
        ... dead on time as we passed the point light--
                        (His finger hesitates a moment 
                        then continues) 
        --twenty-four hours ago--38, 41--
                        (His finger continues to 
                        trace forward) 
        --and here we are off the southeastern point of 
        Newfoundland--fifty-eight hours out--

                His voice is lost as the ship's siren blows a long, 
                low blast.

                                        DISSOLVE TO:
 
233             MAN POUNDING ON DOOR (THE SAME MAN WE 
                SAW IN OPENING OF PICTURE)
                He is in exactly the same position, at the same 
                door.

                                        CUT TO:
 
234             LONG SHOT--SHOW HEADS OF PASSENGERS STARTING 
                TO APPEAR IN COMPANIONWAY FROM THEIR CABINS--
                Purser, Officers, Captain start to gather around 
                door, all talking excitedly. 

                                CAPTAIN
                        (pounding on door, yells)
        Open the door!
 
                                        CUT TO:
 
235             INTERIOR OF SALLY'S CABIN--CLOSE-UP OF SALLY
                Terrified she goes to door and opens it, letting 
                them in. They see the dead man. React.
 
236             CLOSE-UP OF DEAD MAN ON FLOOR
 
                                        CUT TO:
 
237             CLOSE-UP REACTION OF CAPTAIN AND PASSENGERS 
                CROWDED IN THE DOORWAY OF SALLY'S CABIN 

                                CAPTAIN
                        (to Sally)
        What happened?

                                SALLY
        He followed me into my cabin, locked the door and as 
        he started to come toward me I heard two shots--That's
        all I know--

                At this point--

                                        CUT TO: 

238             LONG SHOT--SHOOTING TOWARD DOOR--
                McKinney comes in through the group to the Captain.

                                CAPTAIN
                (to McKinney) 
        Inspector, for the first time in the history of this line a 
        passenger has been murdered. Won't you please take
        charge?

                                        CUT TO: 

239             CLOSE-UP OF MCKINNEY
                He thinks--then suddenly turns and dashes out of
                the room.

                                        CUT TO:
 
239-A           OUTSIDE BAR
                Dan just coming out as McKinney runs by. Dan 
                turns and goes back into bar.

                                        CUT TO: 

240             LONG SHOT--COMPANIONWAY 
                FOLLOW MCKINNEY DOWNSTAIRS INTO ENGINE ROOM.

                                        CUT TO: 

241             LONG SHOT OF ENGINE ROOM
                McKinney enters--draws gun from his pocket--
                cautiously goes to corner of engine room (secluded 
                spot)

                                        CUT TO:
 
242             CLOSE-UP OF MAN--HIS BACK TO CAMERA--ASLEEP--

                                        CUT TO: 

243             LONGER SHOT--
                McKinney cautiously approaches the sleeping figure, 
                sticks gun in his back: 

                                MCKINNEY 
        All right, Joe. Get up out of there.

                The man stands up and turns around. We see it is 
                Ballinger--in the same tuxedo he wore in previous 
                scenes.
 
        McKinney searches him--takes revolver from his 
        side pocket.

                                MCKINNEY
        Where'd you get it?
                     
                                BALLINGER 
        Lifted it out of a guy's cabin last night. 

                                MCKINNEY 
                        (gruffly)
        What did you want a gun for?
                   
                                BALLINGER
        Stick-up. Needed dough to get ashore. 

                                MCKINNEY 
        Is that why you killed Lee Lother?

                                BALLINGER
        Guess again, copper.
 
                                MCKINNEY 
        Get moving--

                                        LAP DISSOLVE TO:
 
243-A           OUTSIDE BAR
                Dan is just coming out of the bar again as McKinney, 
                holding his gun toward Ballinger passes. Dan 
                turns and staggers back into the bar.

                                        CUT TO:
 
244             INTERIOR SALLY'S CABIN--GROUP AS BEFORE--
                McKinney enters with Ballinger, who is now handcuffed.

                                        CUT TO: 

245             CLOSE-UP MCKINNEY AND BALLINGER 

                                MCKINNEY
        All right, spill it!
 
                Ballinger looks down at dead man--
                
                                BALLINGER
        I didn't do it.
 
                                        CUT TO:

246             LONGER SHOT--GROUP
 
                                CAPTAIN
                        (to McKinney)
        Who is he?
 
                                MCKINNEY
        A rat with a long tail.
                        (giving orders to two ship's officers) 
        Take him below--I'll get back to him later. 
                        (He turns to the passengers) 
        I'll have to ask you all to leave.

                                        CUT TO: 

247             TWO-SHOT--MCKINNEY AND CAPTAIN 

                                MCKINNEY
        Captain, I want you to get the following passengers in 
        your office--

                                        LAP DISSOLVE:
 
248             FADE-IN
                THE PURSER'S OFFICE
                The lights of the cabin are burning. The ship 
                has run into a dense fog. Throughout the following 
                scene the screaming of the siren is 
                heard intermittently. Sally is seated facing 
                McKinney, her face drawn after a sleepless 
                night. McKinney also looks tired. He has undone 
                his tie and loosened his collar. Now that 
                he is back in harness he doesn't spare himself. 

                                SALLY
        That's the truth--every single word! 

                                MCKINNEY
        I sincerely hope so--

                                SALLY
        Why should I kill him?

                                MCKINNEY
                        (drily) 
        For a very excellent reason from your own admission--
                        (quickly) 
        --I'm not saying you did--but I think you know more 
        than you're telling. Years of experience have taught me 
        to mistrust circumstantial evidence. Nevertheless, in 
        your case there's plenty of it.

                Quartermaster enters with Brett. Brett quickly 
                crosses to Sally--puts his hand on her shoulder. 

                                BRETT
        Thought you might need me--don't talk, kid, and don't 
        let him scare you--
                        (He points to McKinney)

                                MCKINNEY
        Don't be too smart, Jimmy--you're out in the rough 
        yourself. You had an argument with Lother a couple of 
        hours before he was killed--but I'll deal with that 
        later--
 
                                        CUT TO: 

249             FULL SHOT--MCKINNEY AND SUMMERS 

                                MCKINNEY
                (turns to Summers) 
        Where were you when the murder happened? 

                                SUMMERS 
        In my cabin playing solitaire.
 
                                MCKINNEY
        Oh, you couldn't get a friendly little poker game 
        together, eh?
                        (He turns to Ned)
        Still sticking to the same story, Marsh? 

                                NED 
        Yes, Yes!

                                MCKINNEY
        You didn't have a gun in your hand last night? 

                                NED
        No!
                
                                MCKINNEY
        S'pose you've never thought of killing him--

                                NED 
        I wouldn't say that--
                        (emotionally) 
        I'm glad he's dead--yes--I'd thought of killing him--
        but I didn't--

                                MCKINNEY
        Why?

                                NED
        Because I was yellow, I guess--
   
                                BRETT
                        (warningly) 
        Don't get yourself all worked up--
 
                                MCKINNEY
                (to Brett) 
        You keep out of this--
                        (quickly--to Ned) 
        You admit you thought of killing him--how were you 
        going to do it?

                                NED
        I tried to borrow a gun from Chad, but--

                                MCKINNEY 
                        (as he rises)
        This is interesting--
                        (turns quickly to Denby) 
        Why didn't you tell me you gave this kid your gun last 
        night?
  
                                DENBY
        I didn't--

                                MCKINNEY
                        (quickly) 
        He asked for a loan of it, didn't he?
                  
                                DENBY
        Yes--but I didn't give it to him--

                                MCKINNEY
                        (Smiles--takes gun he got from 
                        Ballinger out of his pocket) 
        Is this your gun?
              
                                DENBY
                (Surprised at seeing gun--
                        examines it closely) 
        Yes!
 
                McKinney nods.
                 
                                MCKINNEY 
        Mmmmmmmmmhm....
                (He turns to Brett) 
        Now, Jimmy, what were you doing in that corridor before 
        the shots were fired?
 
                                BRETT
                        (stalling)
        Why, I--

                                DENBY
        Just before the shots! Why, he was with me--backstage 
        --we ran down together when we heard them. 

                Both McKinney and Brett look at him in amazement.

                                        CUT TO:
 
250             LONG SHOT--DOOR BURSTS OPEN
                A steward enters--he is very excited. 

                                STEWARD
                (He is white) 
        The lady in cabin--has been killed! 

                                MCKINNEY 
        Are you sure?--

                This scene is shot so that the door in the 
                background is not in the picture--we hear a 
                voice say--
 
                      VOICE
        That's right, Inspector!--

                CAMERA PANS OVER TO DOORWAY.
 
251             CLOSE-UP--ROSSON 

                                ROSSON 
                        (calmly) 
        She's dead!--I killed Lother too!
 
                As Inspector, Captain, and Officers go to him--
                we--
                                  CUT TO: 

251-A           CLOSE SHOT--DENBY--NED--SALLY
                Denby enters scene where Ned is standing with his 
                arm around Sally.

                                DENBY
        Take her to her cabin--she's all in.

                                                CUT TO:
 
251AA           CLOSE SHOT CORNER OF PURSER'S OFFICE--BRETT 
                AND DENBY--

                                BRETT
        Thanks for establishing an alibi for me. If that guy 
        hadn't confessed I would have been on the grill plenty, 
        and I don't think I could have weathered it. Get me? 
        Any time I can do you a favor don't hesitate to ask for
        it.

                                DENBY
        I won't--I'll ask for one right now.
                        (turns and looks Brett up and down) 
        Sally tells me she's in love with you. 

                                BRETT 
        She did?
  
                                DENBY
                (continuing) 
        Yes--but don't ask me why--because I could never tell 
        you. I don't know what most guys want out of life--but 
        that would be enough for me--I wouldn't care about--
        easy money--or--showing off my smart brains--I'd 
        just like to live my life so nothing I did would bounce 
        back and ruin hers--Do I make myself clear?
  
                                BRETT 
                        (soberly)
        Very clear. That's one favor I'll be glad to do you. 

                                DENBY
                        (offering his hand)
        O.K., kid--
                        (They shake hands) 
        I'm only sorry for one thing.

                                BRETT 
        What's that?
                   
                                DENBY
        If you hadn't agreed--I was going to throw you overboard--
                        (Sighs) 

                Brett grins and leaves him.
 
                As he walks away, Shortie comes up to Brett. 

                                SHORTIE 
                        (nervously)
        Hello, Jimmy. What's up?

                                BRETT 
        Listen, Runt--Quick! Where's the ice? 

                                SHORTIE 
                        (nervously)
        Why--I--er thought with all this heat turned on I'd 
        hide it.
                    
                                BRETT 
        Where did you hide it?
                     
                                SHORTIE
        On the drunk.
                   
                                BRETT 
        Get it!
 
                Shortie exits.

                                        CUT TO:

251-B           MEDIUM SHOT-DAN-STAGGERING DOWN CORRIDOR.
                Shortie follows him.
                                  
                                        CUT TO:
 
251-C           SECTION OF DECK OUTSIDE PURSER'S OFFICE--
                CLOSE SHOT--CAPTAIN OF SHIP AND MCKINNEY
 
                                CAPTAIN
        Well, Inspector--now that that's over--you can go 
        back to your vacation.
                 
                                MCKINNEY
        Not quite yet. There's still a loose bracelet floating 
        around here somewhere.
                                    
                                        DISSOLVE TO:
 
252             CLOSE-UP--BRACELET 
                CAMERA DOLLIES BACK TO BRETT AND SALLY
                   
                                BRETT
        There comes a time in every guy's life when he has to 
        stand off and take a look at himself. I've been doing that 
        tonight--and what I saw is pretty phony. 

                He shows her the bracelet. 

                                BRETT 
        Now you know.
                (repeating her words) 
        If you have an appointment elsewhere--I'll excuse you. 

                She looks at him for a moment. 

                                MCKINNEY'S VOICE 
        Sorry to intrude.
 
                Brett hastily puts bracelet in his pocket. 

                McKinney comes into scene. 

                                MCKINNEY
        Soon as I get that bracelet back I'm going to relax. 
        Wish the guy that borrowed it would help me out--I got 
        to win that fifty bucks.
                     
                                SALLY
        I've got a hunch you're going to win that bet, Inspector. 

                                MCKINNEY
        I hope so. Well, I guess you two can do without me. I'll 
        be seeing you.
                                       
                                        CUT TO:
 
253             MEDIUM CLOSE SHOT--BRETT AND SALLY
                    
                                BRETT
        I'm going to return the bracelet right now and face the 
        consequences.
 
                                SALLY 
        Jimmy!
 
                His hand goes to his pocket. 

                                BRETT
        Well, I'll be--!!!
 
                        SALLY
        What's the matter?

                They both react seriously and look off down the
                deck.
                                  
                                        CUT TO: 

254             MEDIUM SHOT--MCKINNEY 
                BACK TO CAMERA is walking down the deck. We
                catch a flash of the bracelet as he tosses it in the
                air.
 
                                BRETT'S VOICE 
        Hey--wait a minute!
 
                Quickly, McKinney slips the bracelet into his 
                pocket. Brett comes into the setup. Silently he 
                takes a roll of money from his pocket, peels off a 
                fifty and hands it to McKinney with a quiet look. 

                                BRETT 
        Here's your fifty.
                 
                                MCKINNEY 
        Thanks. That makes us square.
 
                Sally enters scene. McKinney grins and moves off. 
                CAMERA PANS WITH HIM.
                 
                                MCKINNEY 
        Next time I get a vacation I'll spend it at headquarters. 
        Good-night.
                                       
                                        CUT TO:
 
254-A           CLOSE-UP--SALLY AND BRETT WATCHING HIM

                                SALLY
        He's a swell person. He told me he'd rather turn one guy 
        straight than jug a million.
                                       
                                        CUT TO:
 
255             QUICK FLASH---THE SHOW GOING ON
                Chorus, fast tempo, etc.
                SUPERIMPOSE Denby at microphone.
  
                                DENBY
        This is the Transatlantic Merry-Go-Round program 
        signing off--station W-A-V-E--Chad Denby speaking. 

                                MARY 
                        (interrupting) 
        Oh, Mr. Denby, I wrote a poem about a bracelet--

                                DENBY
        Good-night, folks.
 

                                THE END
 
 







Screen Play by Joseph Moncure March and Harry W. Conn
Original Story by Leon Gordon