Screenplay by John Logan Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Adapted from the Stage Musical "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Book by Hugh Wheeler Based on a version of "Sweeney Todd" by Christopher Bond


18th DECEMBER, 2006



INT. DARK CHAMBER -- NIGHT Foreboding organ music is heard... We are looking down at a rough brick floor ... is it an alley? ... a cobblestone street? ... a warehouse? a factory? ... we're not sure... The flickering glow of flame is the only illumination... The ominous organ music continues as... From the bottom of the frame...


A dark pool of blood slowly begins to spread ... moving up the frame, defying gravity ... the flickering flame reflected in the blood... Finally, the pool of blood fills the entire frame. SUDDENLY-A shrill factory whistle blows-ENORMOUSLY LOUD -- blood-chilling and spine-shattering -the whistle is a bizarre combination of sound: a factory whistle; a hog being slaughtered; a dog snarling; a roaring inferno; a human scream-And a man's face appears, upside down, reflected in the pool of blood. He is THE GENTLEMAN, a slender dandy in pearl grey gloves and matching waistcoat. A cold and superior aristocrat. The camera slowly revolves -- the Gentleman becoming right side up as-GENTLEMAN Attend the tale of Sweeney Todd. His skin was pale and his eye was odd. He shaved the faces of gentlemen Who never thereafter were heard of again. He trod a path that few have trod, Did Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. We cut from the blood to see the Gentleman standing before us. Strangely impassive. We are in an eerie dark chamber, unclear, a low ceiling, a world of silhouettes and shadows.





Another figure emerges from the miasma of shadows, into the hellish flickering of flame: THE BANKER. He is large, rotund and sleek. Impressive muttonchops. BANKER He kept a shop in London town, Of fancy clients and good renown, And what if none of their souls were saved? They went to their maker impeccably shaved... More FIGURES begin to emerge from the shadows, joining the Gentleman and the Banker as... BANKER By Sweeney, By Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Although prosaic in appearance these figures are, in fact, GHOSTS. GHOSTS Swing your razor wide, Sweeney! Hold it to the skies! Freely flows the blood of those Who moralize! As they continue, the new figures become more distinct... THE GENERAL, a tough, leather-skinned military man in a crimson imperial uniform... GENERAL His needs were few, his room was bare: THE PRIEST, a lean, severe man with pale skin in clerical attire... PRIEST A lavabo and a fancy chair... THE TOURIST, a small, meek man with glasses in an ill-fitting suit... TOURIST A mug of suds and a leather strop, An apron, a towel, a pail and a mop... THE STUDENT, a dashing young man from Oxford with luxurious long hair...


The specters are becoming more insistent.. Sweeney was smooth. GENTLEMAN The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Sweeney was subtle. What happened then-- (CONTINUED) . their strange impassivity giving way to accusation as the flickering red flame becomes an inferno-GHOSTS (variously) Sweeney was smooth. Sweeney pondered and Sweeney planned. Sweeney would blink and rats would scuttle. Like a perfect machine 'e was.. He served a dark and a vengeful god. Was Sweeney! Sweeney! Sweeney! Sweeeeeneeeeey! On this explosive note we revolve -. The ghosts are a bit more insinuating now as they move around this mysterious world.. GHOSTS (variously) Inconspicuous Sweeney was. silhouetted in blazing red flames.. Does Sweeney Todd. under his word. Quick and quiet and clean ‘e was.away from the ghostly Furies-To discover-SWEENEY TODD. Like a perfect machine 'e planned. Back of his smile. Quick and quiet and clean 'e was.PAGE 3. An unclear figure. Sweeney would blink and rats would scuttle. Inconspicuous Sweeney was. 1 CONTINUED: (2) 1 STUDENT For neatness he deserves a nod. Sweeney heard music that nobody heard... Standing before us. We slowly push in on him as: GHOSTS Attend the tale of Sweeney Todd. Sweeney was subtle.

Sulfurous London. We see the obscure shape of rigging and sails behind him. a young sailor of about 20. the towering spires and mountainous rooftops of the city begin to stand out in relief. London. On this note. we push in tight on the figure of Todd. London.. The cries of sailors echo. The gnarl of rooftops.. to emerge through the fog like a tiger creeping toward its prey.PAGE 4. Not Sweeney Todd. Music and the clanging of a clock tower bell are heard as we slowly begin pulling back and are imperceptibly transported to. ANTHONY I have sailed the world.. The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. who’s to say? BANKER And he wouldn't want us to give it away. 2 EXT. Behind him stand the GENTLEMAN and the BANKER. Gradually. Anthony is awestruck. Music continues as Anthony takes in the dreadful and magnificent spectacle of the 19th Century metropolis..ALMOST DAWN ANTHONY. looking at something. The labyrinth of streets and alleys.. GHOSTS (variously) Not Sweeney. is standing at the rail of a ship. beheld its wonders From the Dardanelles To the mountains of Peru.THAMES -. They move away as Anthony peers through the fog. But there's no place like London--! Then-(CONTINUED) 2 . straining to see.. as the ship approaches. SHIP -. 1 CONTINUED: (3) 1 GENTLEMAN Well. They are looking past Anthony. The black trails of smoke reaching up like skeletal fingers from a thousand chimneys.

mystified by his grim reaction to the city. ANTHONY Lord . overwhelmed by the scale and aura of the city. his haunted gaze never leaving the approaching city. At the top of the hole Sit the privileged few Making mock of the vermin In the lower zoo. (CONTINUED) 3 . I too Have sailed the world. 3 EXT. grimly interrupting-TODD No. 2 CONTINUED: 2 Sweeney Todd steps to Anthony’s side. Todd. You will learn. DOCKS -. there's no place like London. almost snarling..PAGE 5. doesn't it? Todd shudders violently. Anthony seems almost lost at his side. TODD There's a hole in the world Like a great black pit And the vermin of the world Inhabit it And its morals aren't worth What a pig could spit And it goes by the name Of London. takes your breath away. But there's no place like London! Anthony looks at his friend.? TODD You are young. Todd's glares forward. and seen its wonders For the cruelty of men Is as wondrous as Peru.... ANTHONY Mr. Turning beauty into filth and greed. Life has been kind to you.DAWN Music continues as Todd stands very still and takes in the shadowy figures on the docks.

So lost.FLASHBACK -. as Todd remembers.. Anthony . Anthony watches. ANTHONY Shadows. She was his reason and his life. JOHANNA... Todd is almost unrecognizable to us. A foolish barber and his wife..? Ghosts. And she was beautiful. In these once familiar streets I feel shadows everywhere..O. rapt. Todd walks with his beautiful wife LUCY through a crowded flower market. So young.PAGE 6. And he was.. 3 CONTINUED: 3 TODD I beg your indulgence.. content and smiling. Who with a gesture of his claw Removed the barber from his plate. TODD (V. A pious vulture of the law. Chatting with his wife.) There was another man who saw That she was beautiful. So soft. (a breath) Naive. Happy. And she was beautiful. questioning. Todd continues quietly: TODD There was a barber and his wife. 4 EXT... Then there was nothing but to wait And she would fall. FLOWER MARKET -. My mind is far from easy.. so beautiful! 4 (CONTINUED) . And she was virtuous.DAY . a colorful explosion of blossoms.Fifteen years before.. Lucy carries their one-year-old baby. And oh.. TODD Anthony looking at him.

sir . And we return to.DAWN Music continues. did she succumb? TODD Oh.. my friend. Anthony stands for a moment. ANTHONY And the lady. desiring her. He offers his hand.. BEADLE BAMFORD.. indicating Todd. Anthony. Then Todd quickly turns and goes. saddened by the mysterious pall that hangs over his friend. ANTHONY Until then. A quiet beat.. preparing to go. eyes Lucy through the luxurious bunches of flowers.PAGE 7. Todd takes it and shakes. around Fleet Street. ANTHONY Will I see you again? TODD You might find me. 5 . 5 EXT. With the Judge is his nefarious creature.. TODD I owe you my life. I doubt if anyone would know. DOCKS -. The Judge whispers to the Beadle.. an elderly man with a saturnine demeanor. Then the Beadle and several policemen sweep in and drag Todd off.. that was many years ago. JUDGE TURPIN.. powdered face never quite disguising his lethality. The Judge moves in on Lucy like a predator. 4 CONTINUED: 4 During the above. Todd picks up his duffel bag. Thank you. I would be lost on the ocean still . his florid nature and pink. He stalks her. If you hadn't spotted me. The Beadle is a large man. if you like.

She is currently busy chopping a loathsome mess of suet with a wicked looking knife.. her greasy hair hanging down over her face.DAY Fleet Street. STREET -.MORNING Todd strides along. MRS. standing in front of the shop. Lovett's pie shop. a venal.cutting through the city at lightning pace down twisting alleys and up crowded boulevards -. PIE SHOP -.DAY 7 --We ZOOM ahead of Todd -. LONDON ASSAULT -. The emotions roiling within him finally seethe out in a dark mutter: TODD There's a hole in the world Like a great black pit And it's filled with people Who are filled with shit And the vermin of the world Inhabit it.DAY Behind the dusty counter is. glancing at Todd. (CONTINUED) 8 9 . Imposing and dead at the same time.the insane explosion of music sending us hurtling to-8 EXT.PAGE 8. deep in thought.. Yet it has a strange. considering it deeply. ghostly presence to it.into tunnels and over bridges -.. Todd finally strides to the shop and enters.slashing through London at breakneck speed -. Here and then gone. He disappears down the street as the music THUNDERS-- 6 7 EXT. vigorous and slatternly woman in her 40's. There is an exterior staircase leading up to a darkened second floor room with a window overlooking the street. We see the exterior of Mrs. 6 EXT.. LOVETT. The GENERAL we saw before passes. The music slows and continues as we see Todd.. It is tatty and unloved by all.. 9 INT. THE PIE SHOP -.

starts to go-MRS. LOVETT A customer! Todd is startled. She flicks a bit of dust off a pie with a rag) Do forgive me if me head's a little vague-Ugh! (She plucks something off the pie. I thought you was a ghost. sir! (Lifts her hand. sir? (Todd nods. LOVETT Wait! What's yer rush? What's yer hurry? (She sticks the knife into the counter) You gave me such a-(Wipes her hands on her apron) ) Fright. Half a minute. looks at it) Tsk! (She wipes it on the edge of the counter) But there's no one comes in even to inhale-(CONTINUED) .and the bell at the door sounds -her head snaps up and her eyes are on him like a bird of prey: MRS. you don't! (She smacks it with her hand) Heaven knows I try. 9 CONTINUED: 9 The moment Todd enters -. Did you come here for a pie.PAGE 9. can'tcher? Sit! Sit ye down! (An order) Sit! (He obeys) All I meant is that I Haven't seen a customer for weeks. examines it) What is that? But you'd think we had the plague-(She drops it on the floor and stamps on it) From the way that people-(She flicks something off the pie with her finger) Keep avoiding-(Spotting it moving) No.

(He does. I can't hardly blame them-(Pouring a tankard of ale) These are probably the worst pies in London. LOVETT And no wonder with the price of meat What it is-(Grunt) When you get it. 9 CONTINUED: (2) 9 Tsk! (She blows the last dust off the pie as she brings it to him) Right you are. grunting frequently as she goes: MRS. Does a business. It's nothing but crusting-Here. The worst pies in London-Even that's polite.PAGE 10. But good? No. Popping pussies into pies. she slams lumps of dough on the counter and rolls them out. I make them. sir. I know why nobody cares to take them-I should know. (CONTINUED) . (Shrugs) Have to hand it to her-Wot I calls Enterprise. Mrs. The worst pies in London-If you doubt it. drink this. you'll need it-(She gives him the ale) The worst pies in London. take a bite. (Grunt) Never (Grunt) Thought I'd live to see the day Men'd think it was a treat Finding poor (Grunt) Animals (Grunt) Wot are dying in the street. but I noticed something weird-Lately all her neighbors' cats have disappeared. Would you like a drop of ale? (Todd nods) Mind you. During the following. It's horrible) Is that just disgusting? You have to concede it. Wouldn't do in my shop-Just the thought of it's enough to make you sick. Mooney has a pie shop.

dusty plants and dingy doilies. There is a threadbare mauve sofa in front of a comfortable fire.Even harder than The worst pies in London. it being only partly singed when the chapel burnt down . Only lard and nothing more-(As Todd gamely tries another mouthful) Is that just revolting? All greasy and gritty. She goes to a sideboard and pours him a huge glass of gin as: MRS. Todd. it's going to take more than ale to wash that taste out. 9 CONTINUED: (3) 9 And I'm telling you them pussy cats is quick.. pity A woman alone With limited wind And the worst pies in London! (Sighs heavily) Ah sir. dearie. MRS. LOVETT Isn't this homey now? Me cheery wallpaper was a real bargain too. 10 (CONTINUED) .. sir -. is gulping at his ale. (Leans on counter. And tastes like-Well.. 10 INT. PARLOR -. exhausted) No denying times is hard. Lovett's hideous creation. Little knickknacks. Her parlor is a wonder of seedy faux-middle class Victoriana.. Times is hard. trying to wash down Mrs. LOVETT Trust me. It looks like it's molting... She leads him through the curtains at the back of the pie shop and into.PAGE 11.DAY . A faded picture postcard of the seaside hangs on a wall. meanwhile. Times is hard.. She finishes one of the crusts with a flourish as the music ends. Come with me and we'll get you a nice tumbler of gin.

. washing the taste of her pie out of his mouth. you look chilled through. Haunted? She holds his gaze. You see.. The flickering flame from the fire begins to cast a more intense red glow on her face. Something not very nice. something happened up there. He sits before the fire: TODD Isn't that a room over the shop? If times are so hard. 10 CONTINUED: 10 She hands him the gin. MRS. LOVETT Up there? Oh. MRS. She turns to him.. And he was beautiful. now you sit down and warm your bones.. MRS. MRS...PAGE 12. LOVETT People think it's haunted. again with that rather intense gaze: TODD (CONTINUED) . LOVETT There was a barber and his wife. LOVETT There's a good boy. something a little intense and probing about her gaze.. MRS. why don't you rent it out? She glances up at the roof. But they transported him for life. A proper artist with a knife. He gulps it down. LOVETT And who's to say they're wrong? .. years ago. The music continues as she looks at him... no one will go near it. considering the room over them. (Sighs) And he was beautiful.

Every day he’d send her a flower. The Judge holds yet another bouquet.) He had this wife. MRS. Poor fool. 11 INT. LOVETT (with an edge) Foolishness. LOVETT (V. .FLASHBACK -. tears in her eyes.. Poor thing. BARBER SHOP -.. LOVETT (V.) There was this Judge. Lucy moves away from the window. As Lucy paces we notice the room is full of dead and dying flowers: dozens of dried bouquets tossed aside and ignored.Benjamin Barker. Silly little nit Had her chance for the moon on a string-Poor thing. you see. 10 CONTINUED: (2) 10 MRS. She turns again to the fire. holding Baby Johanna to her closely. TODD Transported? What was his crime? MRS. but there was worse yet to come. looks out.O.O. strained.) Ah. sobbing. LOVETT Barker. MRS. She sees Judge Turpin and the Beadle waiting below. LOVETT (V. his name was -. Pretty little thing. Lucy is distraught.O. you see. Wanted her like mad. But did she come down from her tower? Sat up there and sobbed by the hour.DAY 11 Lucy is pacing. Lucy moves to the window. MRS. Poor thing.PAGE 13. the red glow bathing her face as she remembers.

Lucy wanders lost through the swirling dancers. Poor thing. MRS.. EXCLUSIVE STREET -. where is Judge Turpin?” she asks. LOVETT (V. Lucy is wearing her best dress.NIGHT 13 The Beadle ushers Lucy into a ballroom.FLASHBACK -. TURPIN'S MANSION -. LOVETT (V.O. The Beadle finds Lucy again and graciously gives her his arm. all right-Only not so contrite! She wasn’t no match for such craft.. Poor thing. The hanging chandeliers. grand but somehow menacing. MRS. The Judge descends on Lucy.. he tells her. MRS. is all contrite. “Oh.O. poor thing. poor thing. raping her. and drinks. (CONTINUED) . enjoying the spectacle. poor thing. poor thing. She is thankful for the salvation he provides. Masked couples swirl around the ballroom. draped in red cloth. confusing her. He brings her to Judge Turpin. LOVETT (V. He blames himself for her dreadful plight She must come straight to his house tonight! Poor thing.. The other guests crowd around ravenously. The Judge has repented. all polite. leading her through the party.) Of course. Poor thing. they buffet her. She is shocked to see a fancy-dress ball in progress. LOVETT (V. Poor thing. 12 EXT.) He was there. They're having this ball all in masks. 12 13 INT. when she goes there. The Judge.) There's no one she knows there. A feverish nightmare. you see.FLASHBACK -.PAGE 14.BALLROOM -.O. cast a disquieting incarnadine glow on the proceedings. She wanders tormented.EVENING The Beadle is leading a nervous Lucy along an exclusive street of dark stone mansions. their number sinisterly multiplied by the distorting mirrors that frame the room. MRS. Poor dear. she thinks.O.) The Beadle calls on her.

. PARLOR -. 13 CONTINUED: 13 And everyone thought it so droll. And he's got your daughter.DAY --Todd is bolting up from the sofa.Benjamin Barker. madness and purpose creeping in.) NOOOOOOOO. LOVETT So it is you -. Fifteen years dreaming that I might come home to find a loving wife and child.O. NOOOOOO! He stands for a terrible beat. TODD He? Judge Turpin? MRS. you see. LOVETT Adopted her like his own... Todd absorbs this sickening news. TODD Where's Lucy?! Where’s my wife?! MRS.. Poor soul! Poor thing! TODD (V. So all of ‘em stood there and laughed. Arsenic from the apothecary on the corner. I tried to stop her but she wouldn't listen to me..PAGE 15. tormented-TODD . They figured she had to be daft.. A beat as he stares into the fire. you see.. 14 (CONTINUED) .! Todd's wild howl shatters the memory and tears us back to-14 INT. TODD Would no one have mercy on her? MRS. LOVETT She poisoned herself. TODD Fifteen years of sweating in a living hell on a false charge..

DAY They emerge from the pie shop. PIE SHOP -. He finally turns to her. That man is dead. MRS. he slowly follows. but you still-TODD No. She continues up. a touch of oil will put that right.PAGE 16. A broken mirror on one wall. For him this is a truly haunted place. A beat. Sweeney Todd . It's Todd now. 16 INT. Furniture covered in sheets.. But Todd hesitates at the door. Lovett enters.. not Barker. And he will have his revenge. love. She moves into the room. TODD First I must have my shop back.. I can't say the years have been particularly kind to you.. The door creaks like a living thing. 14 CONTINUED: 14 MRS. LOVETT Well.DAY 16 15 A macabre shroud of dust and spider's webs. (CONTINUED) . LOVETT Not to worry. Barker. (she turns back to Todd) . He continues with a chilling and quiet resolve as he stares with unblinking eyes into the fire: TODD Judge Turpin and the Beadle will pay for what they did. looking into the room. come in. Mr. He hesitates.. We hear footsteps approaching and then Mrs. BARBER SHOP -. LOVETT Come along. MRS. 15 EXT. Nothing to be afraid of. She begins to scale the exterior staircase to the darkened second floor room..

These are my friends..PAGE 17. I thought. I've come home To find you waiting. she kneels and pries loose a floorboard. my friend. gazing down at his beloved razors. TODD I don't believe it. LOVETT Those handles is chased silver. See how they glisten. She removes it and carefully unwraps it. Then turns to him. (Holding it to his ear. Well. ain't they? TODD Silver. yes. Cracked in the head. drawn toward the case. Underneath there is a hidden area. something covered with a velvet cloth. (Listening) I know.. Whisper. MRS. 16 CONTINUED: 16 Meanwhile. We discover it is a fine leather case. I hid 'em.. Her touch is particularly gentle and respectful. my faithful friend. He finally steps into the room. MRS. How he smiles in the light. I know-You've been locked out of sight All these years-Like me.. And we see it contains a beautiful set of razors. wasn't I? Haunting music begins as she opens the case. LOVETT When they came for the girl. (CONTINUED) .. dusting it off. Within that. I'll listen. My friend. She looks at it for a beat. He stands for a long moment.. who knows? Maybe the silly blighter'll be back again. feeling the edge with his thumb) ) Speak to me friend. (He picks up a small razor) See this one shine.

LOVETT I'm your friend too. Always had a fondness for you. Mr.. let me hold you. Mr. Todd-Ooh. I'm your friend. Now. Mr. Friends. Mr. Lovett leans over him. Todd. My friend. My clever friend. with a sigh You grow warm In my hand. MRS. You can move in here. TODD --My lucky friends.PAGE 18. 16 CONTINUED: (2) 16 Home. Todd. Todd. in her own kind of trance as well. Till now your shine Was merely silver. (CONTINUED) . (Putting it back) Rest now. my friends. Todd. You'll soon drip precious Rubies. You shall drip rubies. Won't we? Mrs. And we'll do wonders. Splendors you never have dreamed All your days Will be yours. Soon you'll know splendors You never have dreamed All your days-MRS. You’re warm In my hand. LOVETT Never you fear. If you only knew. And we're together. I did.. Come. Soon I'll unfold you. Mr. my friend. You've come home. They now sing simultaneously: TODD (Picking out a larger razor) You there.

. . Then-In the shattered mirror on the wall he suddenly sees-The distorted reflections of the Gentleman. Exalted. He'd seen how civilized men behave. Not Sweeney. Mr. "Yes!" Sink it in the rosy skin Of righteousness! Todd turns to them. Sweeney! Hear it singing. the Banker.. Not Sweeney Todd.. The music continues quietly as Todd stares at one of his razors. TODD At last my arm is complete again.. Todd finally picks up his biggest razor and slowly opens it. He never forgot and he never forgave.. T. staring at the cradle. The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. GHOSTS (variously) His voice was soft. He seldom laughed but he often smiled. 16 CONTINUED: (3) 16 And you’re mine. his manner mild. Todd pulls a sheet off Baby Johanna's cradle. The ghosts disappear in the cloud of dust and Todd stands alone. TODD Leave me now. Don't they shine beautiful? Silver's good enough for me.PAGE 19.. A cloud of dust rises. holding his razor. looking at him-GHOSTS Lift your razor high. and the General. looks at it. And he remains standing. She goes.

Nothing there sings. beautiful and hauntingly sad.. He looks up to see. JOHANNA Green finch and linnet bird. Never taking wing? Outside the sky waits. a 16-year-old girl with golden hair. Sitting in cages. beckoning. He carries a long. (CONTINUED) . lost. Staring at the rain. Larks never will.PAGE 20. Not even my lark.. Music continues. 17 EXT. Beckoning. EXCLUSIVE STREET -. Nightingale. Maddened by the stars? How is it you sing Anything? How is it you sing? Then .. wooden pole with little bird cages attached. blackbird.. When they’re captive. studying his map. Her intense. absolutely mesmerized. is walking along the sidewalk near the Judge’s mansion. She sits at her window above. Damask and dark. Just beyond the bars. Anthony watches her. humming to herself as she does needlepoint. she sees Anthony on the sidewalk below. JOHANNA My cage has many rooms. She continues singing. JOHANNA. absorbed in a copy of Baedeker's London. now out of his sailor's uniform. melancholy expression moves him. Johanna notices a Bird Seller passing. How is it you sing? How can you jubilate.. It is the sound of a woman humming. trying to get his bearings.DAY 17 Anthony. There is a long look between them. the strange anguish and yearning of her words seem intended only for him. behind bars. He stops. How can you remain. you know.. Then an unusual sound emerges through the normal cosmopolitan bustle.

. She looks terrified. ANTHONY Ma’am.or any other young man with mischief on his mind. If I cannot fly. alarmed. Alms! . Anthony is concerned for her.. ANTHONY And the young lady who resides there? BEGGAR WOMAN That’s Johanna. A little jig jig A little bounce around the bush? Wouldn't you like to push me parsley? (CONTINUED) . he does. Then she turns away quickly.suddenly thrusts her arm up from the curb. (Anthony drops a coin into her hand) Thank yer. Keeps her snug. could tell me whose house this is? BEGGAR WOMAN That’s the great Judge Turpin’s house that is. Nightingale... She suddenly leers into a lewd and demented assault: BEGGAR WOMAN 'Ow would you like a little muff.. For a miserable woman On a miserable chilly morning. Below.PAGE 21. imploring: BEGGAR WOMAN Alms! . Let me sing. He is craning to see better when a BEGGAR WOMAN -. So don’t you go trespassing there or it’s a good whipping for you -... thank yer. his pretty little ward.. dear. Teach me how to sing. He sees her move from the window.a filthy tendril of a woman.. blackbird. her foul clothes of rags like a second skin -. when someone enters her room. Green finch and linnet bird. sir. all locked up . 17 CONTINUED: 17 Teach me to be more adaptive..

Anthony considers the mansion.. this is all very strange. who steps into the doorway.. Happily I was mistaken. and appeals to other pedestrians as she goes: BEGGAR WOMAN Alms! . The Judge beckons again.LIBRARY -. She grabs at Anthony's crotch -. instantly plaintive again.. Come in.Anthony starts back -. He sees a figure standing at a window.. Anthony is looking around for Johanna.. Anthony is expecting Johanna. Then the doors to the mansion swing open.. Johanna.... unclear behind the shutters.. waits. (CONTINUED) .. Anthony hesitates. He seems a different man now. Like you got plenty there to push. Johanna. Satisfied enough to dream you. Anthony stands. Then the figure disappears from the window above. unsure. he smiles and beckons to Anthony.. TURPIN'S MANSION -.she turns away. I feel you. Again the warm smile. Alms!.. the predator we met in Todd's flashback. JUDGE Come in.. Anthony goes into the mansion. 17 CONTINUED: (2) 17 It looks to me. But it is Judge Turpin.DAY 18 Judge Turpin leads Anthony into the dark library. dear. I'll steal you. watching him. I was half convinced I'd waken. He sits on a bench outside the mansion and sings quietly: ANTHONY I feel you. filled with books. 18 INT. For a desperate woman. Johanna! I'll steal you. Paternal and warm. lad.PAGE 22. He is wary.

. JUDGE Oh. the catamites of Greece .. well. it's terribly large on the map but I keep getting lost. No introduction is made.. eh? ANTHONY Yes. bound in the richest leather. JUDGE Sit down...... He runs a finger along the spines of the books. sir... 18 CONTINUED: 18 JUDGE . The large form of the Beadle appears from the shadows.... as the Judge pours two snifters of brandy. JUDGE A sailor. I have them all here . his large library of pornography. Anthony glances to him. ANTHONY It's embarrassing for a sailor to lose his bearings. but.. the concubines of Siam . Anthony sits. (MORE) (CONTINUED) .PAGE 23. JUDGE (handing him a snifter of brandy) A sailor must know the ways of the world. you were looking for Hyde Park... sit down. you say? ANTHONY Yes. lad.... boy? Sir? ANTHONY The Judge moves to consider some beautiful volumes.... uneasy. there you are. Drawings of them . such practices . yes? . Must be practiced in the ways of the world . The "Bountiful" out of Plymouth. uncomfortable. the harlots of India . yes ... Would you say you are practiced... Then. the geishas of Japan .

All the vile things you've done with your whores. MANSION -. you see? . Stunned.PAGE 24. (MORE) (CONTINUED) 19 . BEADLE Hyde Park is that way. Johanna . The Judge just smiles at him amiably. 18 Anthony is speechless. JUDGE Would you like to see? ANTHONY (standing) I think there's been some mistake-JUDGE Oh. Anthony pulls himself up. Yes.. Mark me: if I see your face again on this street.. sir.. you'll rue the day your bitch of a mother gave you birth. You gandered at my ward... The Beadle moves behind Anthony. I think not.. you gandered. then straight on. Anthony is stunned. A right and then a left.. ANTHONY (glancing nervously back at the Beadle) I meant no harm-JUDGE Your meaning is immaterial.ALLEY -. 19 EXT... young sir . You gandered at her .the Beadle instantly grabs Anthony and brutally hauls him out.DAY The Beadle drags Anthony through a rear door of the mansion and flings him into a filthy alley. 18 CONTINUED: (2) JUDGE (cont'd) (he turns again to Anthony) . The Judge proceeds with shocking venom: JUDGE My Johanna isn't one of your bloody cock-chafers! My Johanna is not to be gandered at! He nods to the Beadle -..

Buried sweetly in your yellow hair.DAY 20 The music swells as Anthony emerges from the dark alley into the bright sunlight. He presses the end of his billyclub into Anthony's forehead.. little man. the Beadle swings his lethal billyclub and SLAMS him from behind brutally.Anthony's knees buckle-The Beadle then SLAMS Anthony across the back of the neck -Anthony falls hard-The Beadle then uses one dainty foot to roll Anthony over-Anthony gazes up at him. He pulls himself up.. A long beat as Anthony gets his breath. 19 Flustered. I'll steal you! Do they think that walls can hide you? Even now I'm at your window. every movement is agony.PAGE 25. coughing up blood. Anthony turns to look-The instant Anthony's back is turned. in the kidneys -. panting for breath. Anthony slowly pulls himself to his knees. Johanna. in agony-BEADLE You heard Judge Turpin. EXCLUSIVE STREET -. 20 EXT. the Beadle returns to the mansion and slams the door. He makes his way down the alley. grinding it hard-BEADLE Next time it'll be your pretty brains all over the pavement. I am in the dark beside you. Still doubled over. 19 CONTINUED: BEADLE (cont'd) (points) . doubled over. With that. He makes his way along the sidewalk: (CONTINUED) . he sings with burning intensity: ANTHONY I'll steal you. leaning on the wall for support. Over there. wiping blood from his face.

ST. A steady mercantile hum as the cries of merchants and wandering coster-mongers fill the air. 22 EXT. his ancient enemy so close. Lovett move toward a hand-drawn caravan dominating one corner of the marketplace. I'm with you there. STREET LEADING TO ST. bravely gazing up at Johanna's window.. Todd is transfixed. And one day I'll steal you. It is painted like a Sicilian donkey cart and on its side a sign declaims: "Signor Adolfo Pirelli -. TODD He's here every Thursday? MRS. Till I'm with you then. loping stride." MRS. 21 EXT. LOVETT Oh Mr.DAY 21 Sweeney Todd and Mrs. do you really think you can do it? TODD By tomorrow they'll all be flocking to me like sheep to be shorn-He stops abruptly when he sees-The Beadle casually strolling through the crowd. Todd and Mrs. All the rage he is. He carries his razor case.PAGE 26. she carries a shopping basket. Sweetly buried in your yellow hair.. T.. LOVETT Like clockwork. DUNSTAN’S MARKETPLACE DAY 22 They round a corner and move into the bustling marketplace. DUNSTAN'S MARKETPLACE -. The soaring music continues as Anthony stops at a park across the street from Turpin's mansion. Lovett are moving quickly.Haircutter to His Royal Majesty the King of Naples. 20 CONTINUED: 20 ANTHONY I feel you. (CONTINUED) . she struggles to keep up with his long. Johanna. TODD Not for long. Eyetalian.

Gentlemen.a 13-year-old boy. He dramatically doffs his cap. pulling his arm) Come along now. 22 CONTINUED: 22 MRS. ladies and gentlemen.. mister? Only costs a penny. I will show you a miracle marvelous rare. Was it quick. his voice low) . Come closer. LOVETT (seeing the Beadle. From now on you can waken at ease. revealing mountains of hair which cascade to his shoulder. Then. perlease? Do you wake every morning in shame and despair To discover your pillow is covered with hair Wot ought not to be there? Well. You need never again have a worry or care. sir. (he continues to glare at the Beadle.. True. TOBY -. a bit small for his age. sir... my friend. drawing customers. true. A crowd begins to gather at the caravan as: TOBY Ladies and gentlemen! May I have your attention. he smiles and wiggles a finger no) On the top of my head. TOBY 'Twas Pirelli's Miracle Elixir. sir? Just like an elixir Ought to do! (To a Bald Man) How about a bottle. malnourished and consumptively pale -. He bangs on a tin drum. he might recognize you-TODD I will do what I have vowed to do . you are about to see something wot rose from the dead! (A woman gasps.PAGE 27.. dear. guaranteed. That's wot did the trick. (Pours a drop on the bald man’s head) Does Pirelli's (CONTINUED) . closer..emerges from Pirelli's caravan. sir? Did it in a tick.

missus? TODD (sniffing bottle of Elixir) What is this? MRS. (Applies the bald man’s hand to the wet spot) Rub a minute. Try Pirelli's! When they see how thick. Soon sprouts curls. Of the girls! Want to buy a bottle. to Mrs. Toby nervously tries to distract them: TOBY Buy Pirelli's Miracle Elixir: Anything wot's slick. LOVETT (sniffing another customer's bottle) What is this? TODD Smells like piss. 'Tis unique.PAGE 28. sir. You can have your pick. Lovett. ma'am. what's that awful stench? MRS. Stimulatin'. sir. (CONTINUED) . takes a whiff. Todd opens a bottle of the Elixir. LOVETT Are we standing near an open trench? TODD (to a woman in the crowd) Must be standing near an open trench! The crowd responds to Todd and Mrs. Lovett. Disgusting. sir. Lovett) Pardon me. sir. TODD (loudly. sir? You can have my oath. He smiles to Mrs. his plan falling into place. i'n it? Soon you'll have to thin it Once a week! More customers are stepping up and buying bottles. looking askance and sniffing at the bottles. 22 CONTINUED: (2) 22 Stimulate the growth.

phew! TODD This is piss. Piss with ink. good day.PAGE 29. da barber of kings. the curtains on the caravan are dramatically flung wide to reveal-PIRELLI. concocted from piss and ink. E buon giorno. and I say to you that it is nothing but an arrant fraud. LOVETT Smells like -. TOBY Yes. I wish-a to know-a Who has-a da nerve-a to say My elixir is piss! Who says this?! TODD I do. a flamboyant Italian with a velvet suit. Pirelli poses splendidly for a moment. I have opened a bottle of Pirelli's elixir. Then: PIRELLI I am Adolfo Pirelli. The music speeds up -.) I am Mr. 22 CONTINUED: (3) 22 MRS.Toby is getting desperate: TOBY Let Pirelli's Activate your roots. I blow you a kiss! (he does so) And I. sir-Eats right through. Da king of da barbers. (Todd moves forward boldly. da so-famous Pirelli. thick wavy hair and a dazzling smile. get Pirelli’s! Use a bottle of it! Ladies seem to love it-MRS. sir-TODD Keep it off your boots. (CONTINUED) . LOVETT Flies do too! Suddenly. Sweeney Todd of Fleet Street.

PAGE 30. but Todd continues-TODD And furthermore -serviced no kings. LOVETT (to the crowd) The finest in England. LOVETT Bravo. Pirelli is about to respond. You hear me. TODD (glaring at Pirelli) I lay them against five pounds you are no match for me..I have yet I wager I can ten times more street mountebank. outraged. bravo.. Pirelli studies the razors for a moment and then turns to the crowd with a confident smile: PIRELLI You hear zis foolish man? Watch and see how he will regret his folly! Music begins as Todd moves into action. whispering eagerly about the bold challenge. In the crowd. The Beadle. He snaps open his razor case and holds it up for the crowd to see. The crowd is enjoying this now.. A plain wooden chair is brought for Todd as he moves into the boldest part of this plan. who's for a free shave? Two men step forward. MRS. TODD Will Beadle Bamford be the judge? (CONTINUED) . 22 CONTINUED: (4) 22 The crowd gasps. preparing the challenge: TODD Friends. shave a cheek with dexterity that any "signor" -.. turning to display the wondrous razors: TODD You see these razors? MRS. sir? Either accept my challenge or reveal yourself as a sham. we see a quick flash of the meek TOURIST we saw earlier. He carefully turns to .

Pirelli shakes out a fancy bib with a flourish and covers his man.PAGE 31. Todd smiles amiably.. Todd in a leisurely manner.. Agitated music begins. We mix-a da lather But first-a you gather Around. signorini. Will the Beadle recognize the features of Benjamin Barker. He starts whipping up lather rapidly: PIRELLI (while mixing furiously) Now. BEADLE PIRELLI TODD BEADLE The fastest.. 22 CONTINUED: (5) 22 Mrs. smoothest shave is the winner. BEADLE Glad. signorini. The Beadle stops right before Todd and smiles. signori. Lovett watches. Toby prepares Pirelli's ornate shaving supplies as Todd takes a plain towel and tucks it around his man's neck. Mrs. as always.. alarmed-The Beadle moves toward Todd . Let the challenge commence! One man sits in Todd's plain chair as the other moves to an elaborate chair on Pirelli's caravan.? Apparently not. Pirelli keeps glancing at Todd in various paranoid ways throughout. Lovett's eyes shoot to Todd.. Ready? Ready! Ready.... concerned.. Pirelli strops his razor quickly. frightened of Todd's progress. You looking a man (CONTINUED) . to oblige my friends and neighbors (to the crowd) . He blows his shrill whistle. signori. but quivers internally at being so dreadfully close to his prey.

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Who have had-a da glory To shave-a da Pope. Mr. Sweeney-so-smart-(Splatters the customer with shaving cream) Oh, I beg-a you pardon -- 'll Call me a lie, was-a only a cardinal-Nope! It was-a da Pope! Unexpectedly, Todd still shows no signs of starting to shave his man. He merely watches Pirelli's performance. Mrs. Lovett looks at him nervously, wishing he would get on with it. Pirelli, now feeling he can take his time, sings lyrically as he lathers and shaves with rhythmic scrapes and elaborate gestures of wiping the razor. PIRELLI To shave-a da face, To cut-a da hair, Require da grace Require da flair, For if-a you slip, You nick da skin, You clip-a da chin, You rip-a da lip a bit Beyond-a repair! Todd strops his razor slowly and deliberately -- shoop, shoop, shoop -- disconcerting Pirelli and drawing the crowd's attention. PIRELLI To shave-a da face Or even a part Widout it-a smart Require da heart. Not just-a da flash, It take-a panache, It take-a da passion For da art. Todd is unconcerned. He just continues to slowly strop his razor -- shoop, shoop, shoop -- which flusters Pirelli. PIRELLI To shave-a da face, To trim-a da beard, To make-a da bristle Clean like a whistle, Dis is from early infancy Da talent give to me

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By God! (Crosses razor) It take-a da It take-a da It take-a da To take-a da It take-a da It take-a da

himself with his skill, brains, will pains, pace, graaaaaace...

While Pirelli holds this note elaborately, Todd, with a few deft strokes, quickly lathers his man's face, shaves him and signals the Beadle to examine him. BEADLE (blowing whistle) The winner is Todd. Pirelli deflates. MRS. LOVETT (feeling the customer's cheek) Smooth as a baby's arse! -- (to Todd) - Well done, dear! The crowd laughs and applauds Todd as Pirelli goes to him: PIRELLI (a profound bow) Sir, I bow to a skill far defter than my own. TODD The five pounds. Pirelli produces a distinctive chatelaine purse and removes a five pound note, gives it to Todd: PIRELLI Here, sir. And may the good Lord smile on you -(a quick stab of a smile) -- Until we meet again. He bows his head quickly and then moves away, beckoning to Toby: Come, boy. PIRELLI

TOBY We're pulling out, sir?

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Without warning, Pirelli SLAPS Toby viciously across the face --Toby almost falls-PIRELLI (snarling) We're pulling out, yes. Quickly. Mrs. Lovett has observed all of this as she moves away with Todd, who is making his way inexorably toward the Beadle. Some eager customers surround Todd, among them is the TOURIST. EAGER CUSTOMER Mr. Todd, sir, do you have an establishment of your own? Mrs. Lovett is on him like a hawk: MRS. LOVETT He certainly does. Sweeney Todd's Tonsorial Parlor -- above my meatpie emporium in Fleet Street. Todd has led them right to the Beadle: TODD I thank you for your honest adjudication, sir. You are a paragon of integrity. BEADLE Well, I try to do my best for my friends and neighbors ... Your establishment is in Fleet Street, you say? Yes, sir. TODD

BEADLE Then, Mr. Todd, you will surely see me there before the week is out. TODD You will be welcome, Beadle Bamford, and I guarantee to give you, without a penny's charge, the closest shave you will ever know.

BANKER AND GENERAL Laying the trail. baiting the trap. Set a sort of a scene 'e did. Sweeney. Sweeney did.. GENTLEMAN.PAGE 35. She chatters happily: MRS.... disappearing from Todd's mind .... The last word echoes . just like a little finch it was. GENERAL Slyly courted 'im. subtle... Like a perfect machine 'e planned.. swallowed up by the crowd of pedestrians. Lovett are walking away from the marketplace... Setting it out for the Beadle to snap.. LOVETT .DAY Todd and Mrs. BANKER Barbing the hook. Lovett and she continues chattering: 23 (CONTINUED) .. 23 EXT.. insinuating.. Aren't those lovely birds now? Always so twittery and happy. She continues chattering. The Banker moves in next to the Gentleman. whispering....... Todd looks to Mrs. showing the traces. Like to give me a coronary right there! What if he had recognized you! Lord.. STREET -.... The General joins them. But Todd is not listening. GENTLEMAN Sweeney pondered and Sweeney planned.. Letting it lead to higher places... And then they are gone .. my heart was beating a mile a minute. His eyes dart to the side to see-The Gentleman is walking next to him.

26 INT. Lascivious. A key. She sees. She moves to a table and opens a drawer. TURPIN'S MANSION -.MORNING Peering through the shutters. 24 INT. gazing up at the mansion.PAGE 36. but I do hate to see a boy treated like that. dropped from above.then hears a clinking sound. We linger on her face and then dissolve to another face. Aimless Victorian handicrafts. Perverse.MORNING Anthony sees a figure at the shutters -.MORNING Johanna sits. He only sees strangers. Todd.looking for the specters... Metal on pavement. keeping up his lonely vigil. Johanna finally stands and casually glances out from between the shutters at her window. 23 CONTINUED: 23 MRS.. 26 25 24 . He looks up to the shutters and smiles.... JOHANNA'S ROOM -. Suppose it's just me gentle heart.. also watching. He quickly moves across the street and looks. no better than your Aunt Doreen's dog -.Mr. quietly cutting out silhouettes. But we see there are tears in her eyes. 25 EXT.. JOHANNA'S ROOM -. LOVETT . Johanna watches him go. Reaches in and removes something. She watches him for a moment and then makes her decision. the Judge is watching her from another chamber. framed by the window. then snatches up the key and hurries off.. standing at the park across the street. TODD But then his eyes dart again -.. She steals a glance across the room. are you listening to me? Of course. We see a small hole in the wallpaper. Through this hole. Anthony.

(CONTINUED) . And his gleaming razors. 27 He moves from the window and paces like a caged tiger in the small barber shop. LOVETT And who says the week's out? It's only Tuesday. trying to calm and soothe him. A tatty parlor chair. it is still a spartan room. Don’t distress yourself. Wait. Once it bubbles. I’ll grant. What’s your rush? Keep your thoughts Nice and lush.. Let it brew. Sat in it all day long he did. Wait. LOVETT Easy now. Hush. Mrs.. but it'll serve. after his leg give out from the gout. A large chest. Was me poor Albert's chair. TODD Why doesn't the Beadle come? "Before the week is out. love. 27 INT. A few counters with meager bottles of tonsorial supplies. He does not respond. MRS.. Then what’s to do? Watch it close.." that's what he said. It's not much of a chair. Seething with discontent.PAGE 37. Todd's face. (he continues to pace) Hush. Think it through. She dares to move closer. love.. MRS. she pursues. LOVETT . intense and brooding. BARBER SHOP -.MORNING .. staring out the window.. Though it has been cleaned. Lovett chatters as she moves around behind him: MRS. always waiting. Her father. poor dear. hush. Todd moves away from her.. hush.

. wait.PAGE 38. LOVETT Can't you think of nothing else? Always broodin' away on yer wrongs what happened heaven knows how many years ago. Her gentle words have calmed him considerably. Don’t you know. Might relieve the gloom? Ah. flowers-Maybe daisies-To brighten up the room. What do you think? Then Todd tilts the razor in his hand-SUDDENLY -. though.reflected in the razor-Then-A bell rings from outside the shop -. I don’t know. maybe. Silly man. LOVETT Gillyflowers. he picks up his largest razor and looks at it intensely: TODD (to razor) And the Judge? When will we get to him? MRS.. ‘Stead of daisies. LOVETT I’ve been thinking.. She moves even closer..Todd bolts up. senses alert -. Pretty daisies..the face of the GENTLEMAN -.Mrs. MRS. Todd sourly tosses himself into the chair. Lovett spins to the door-(CONTINUED) .. love.a flash -.. Half the fun is to Plan the plan? All good things come to Those who can Wait. 27 CONTINUED: 27 MRS.. Risks touching him softly. Don’t you think some flowers. wait.the effect is electric -.

but beautiful too and-TODD Slow down. Oh... Lovett) . there’s a girl who needs my help -.. ANTHONY A pleasure.. Mr. It must be a sign that Johanna wants me to help her -. this is all terribly romantic. I'm sorry .PAGE 39.. But then this morning she dropped this . Johanna -.. I've met him. Todd! Thank God I've found you -(Todd turns.. I’m going to slip into the house and release her -. excuse me. MRS. LOVETT Mrs... Anthony. 27 CONTINUED: (2) 27 Todd holds his razor open as he moves strategically toward the door-We hear footsteps ascending the stairs outside quickly-Then-Anthony enters.that's her name.. Tonight.such a sad girl. MRS. breathless-ANTHONY Mr.You see.. I'm sorry. closing the razor. Lovett. ma'am -(continues to Todd) -. (produces the key) .and beg her to come away with me. This girl has a guardian so tyrannical that he keeps her locked away... ANTHONY (takes a breath) Yes. Todd and Mrs. Lovett exchange a quick glance as Anthony continues: ANTHONY .. sir. as Anthony sees Mrs. (CONTINUED) . and he is . and lonely.and Turpin that of her guardian..unnatural . LOVETT Oh.. A judge of some sort. Todd. Once he goes to court.

Todd? A beat. LOVETT Bring her here. just for an hour or two. my friend. Lovett who smoothly replies: MRS.PAGE 40. LOVETT Seems like the fates are favoring you at last. Mr. 27 CONTINUED: (3) 27 ANTHONY Yes. Todd stares at him.and I need somewhere safe to bring her till I've hired a coach to take us to Plymouth. (Todd grunts. T. Mr. MRS. love? You'll have her back before the day is out. He looks at Todd deeply: ANTHONY If I could keep her here.. ANTHONY (taking his hand) Thank you. ma'am . dear. TODD For a few hours? Before he carries her off to the other end of England? (CONTINUED) . unhappy) What is it. his mind racing to figure out how this new twist might aid in his plans. TODD The girl may come. I would forever be in your debt.I don't know anyone in London -(to Todd) -. but -. ANTHONY Thank you. He goes.. (to Todd) .. It is Mrs.you see -..

. Mrs. we'll soon see to that. Below. 28 EXT. 27 CONTINUED: (4) 27 MRS. LOVETT Plying his trade upstairs.. he stares out.PAGE 41. Todd moves again to his post at the window. PIE SHOP -. they see Pirelli approaching with Toby in tow. TODD (alert. deep in thought." PIRELLI Signora. All those years without a scrap of motherly affection.. LOVETT Poor little Johanna. straightening things up and trying to make it all a bit more cozy: MRS. she happily moves around the shop.. don’tcher know . blocking their way.DAY . Lovett joins him at the window... (she stands on the staircase. is Mr. MRS. TODD Go -. dear.. Meanwhile. Lovett quickly moves down the steps outside the barber shop to greet Pirelli and Toby as they are about to ascend. looking at Toby) (MORE) (CONTINUED) 28 .keep the boy below with you. sees something) What's this? Mrs. Todd at home? MRS. he's up to mischief. LOVETT Oh.. Well. We go with her.that's the throat to slit. LOVETT Look at that face. She nods and scurries out. We see a new sign on the stairs: "Sweeney Todd's Tonsorial Parlor. him? Let him bring her here and then. since you're so hot for a little -(makes a throat-cutting gesture) -.

whatever you like. PIRELLI (reverting to his natural Irish) Call me Danny. share and share alike. now! Don't look like it's had a kind word since half past never! 28 Ma'am. Why? TODD PIRELLI Because you entered into our little wager on false pretenses.. you'll be handing over half your profits to me.. arms folded. Your teeth is strong. BARBER SHOP -. Pirelli climbs the stairs. LOVETT Come with me now. Todd... (CONTINUED) . 29 INT. Would you look at it. Daniel Higgins' the name when it's not professional ..? TOBY MRS. I hope? They go into the pie shop. PIRELLI 29 TODD Signor Pirelli. LOVETT (cont'd) .DAY Todd is standing. yes... 28 CONTINUED: MRS. Pirelli enters.. me friend . would yer? PIRELLI (impatient) Yes. Mr.. Waiting.PAGE 42. I'd like me five quid back. if'n ya don't mind. as she takes Toby by the hand and leads him toward the pie shop door: MRS.. LOVETT (to Pirelli) You wouldn't mind if I gave him a nice juicy meat pie. And so you might remember to be more forthright in the future.

He didn't have your nice full head though-TOBY To tell the truth -(he pulls off the wig which covers his own short-cropped hair) -. yes.DAY Pirelli is expansively strolling around the shop.. LOVETT Like to see a man with a healthy appetite. But her attention is almost entirely on the roof above . the sound of shoes walking. 29 CONTINUED: 29 Todd shakes his head.. this will do very nicely . like to gorge himself to bloatation. BARBER SHOP -.it gets awful hot. PIE SHOP -. savoring every second: PIRELLI .PAGE 43...And how could I ever forget you. LOVETT That's my boy.. amused. 31 INT. MRS. why should you? I was just a down and out Irish pug you hired for a couple of weeks -... the muffled voices .sweeping up hair and the like -(He picks up one of Todd's razors) But I remember these -. Lovett hands Toby one of her grisly pies. Benjamin Barker. and begins to turn away when Pirelli says: PIRELLI . Well. tuck in. Todd freezes. 30 INT. he devours eagerly. Her eyes keep darting up as she chatters distractedly with Toby: MRS.. Benjamin Barker? (MORE) (CONTINUED) 30 31 ..DAY Mrs.. he did... taking it all in. Mr. Reminds me of my dear Albert.. You don't remember me.

LOVETT My my my. he'll blame me--! (CONTINUED) . Spicand-span. and dream of the day I could be a proper barber meself . PIE SHOP -. that's what I am -(a sudden. always work to be done. 31 Todd glares at him. got nobody. He leaps across the shop and brutally grabs Pirelli by the neck -. or should I run down the street for me pal Beadle Bamford? What do you say to that now.Pirelli is surprisingly strong and puts up a desperate struggle -. ah. Sweeney T--? Without a word of warning-Like a thunderbolt-Todd is on him. how did you end up with that dreadful Eyetalian? TOBY (still eating happily) Got me from the workhouse 'e did.Oh God! He's got an appointment with his tailor-He bolts up. Been there since I was born.DAY 32 Mrs. Got no mum.they thump awkwardly around the shop-32 INT. She nervously begins to shift and clang some things around as she cleans the counter. You might say you were an inspiration to me. So.violently strangling him -. do we have a deal. urgent thought) -. that's my motto. Mr... Cleanliness is next to whatever-it-is. chattering: MRS. A wasted soul. trying to cover the sound. clearly terrified of Pirelli-TOBY If he's late. 31 CONTINUED: PIRELLI (cont'd) I would sit right there and watch you.PAGE 44. Lovett hears the muffled sounds of the struggle above. PIRELLI So.

Lovett gave you a pie. you got an appointment. eh? 34 (CONTINUED) . Then Pirelli's hand .. PIE SHOP -. there's still room for some more pie. dangling limply. does. But if I know a growing boy.DAY MRS.. Model of all true Christian virtue. Todd at this moment. TODD Signor Pirelli has been called away. stares at it anxiously. He smiles nervously. that she is..PAGE 45. however. did she? TOBY She's a real lady. hmmm.. You better run after him.DAY Todd is standing calmly when Toby bursts in-TOBY Signor. I better wait for him here or it'll be a lashing. BARBER SHOP -. He stops when he realizes Pirelli is nowhere to be seen. 32 CONTINUED: 32 Wait--! But he is gone-33 EXT.. sir. He moves past Todd to the large chest and sits-Only now do we see one of Pirelli's hands protruding from the chest. TOBY Oh no. Mrs. twitches. LOVETT 33 Toby vaults up the stairs to the barber shop-34 INT. He's a great one for the lashings. Todd does. Toby doesn't notice. Toby doesn't notice it.. TODD So. TODD That she is .

He just stands there. I should stay here.. (a I know Lovett tot of TODD sudden inspiration) -. His largest razor. The Gentleman's face is completely impassive. Then the Gentleman's eyes slowly move to a counter.. the camera follows him down and up again.. Pirelli's hand begins to twitch more desperately now. sir?! Thanking you kindly.. He is not spectral. sir -. when he rises-The GENTLEMAN is standing right behind him! Todd turns. (CONTINUED) . I'm sure. I said to give you a nice big gin? TOBY (leaps up) Gin. sir! You're a Christian indeed! He races out happily and clatters down the stairs.PAGE 46... Then he goes to the trunk. TOBY No.(pats his stomach) -An aching void.. leans down to open it.. TODD Then why don't you run downstairs and wait for your master there? There'll be another pie in it for you.. Todd follows his look to see.why don't you tell Mrs. perilously close to where Toby's hand rests. Todd looks at him. Pirelli's hand is twitching closer to Toby's now. 34 CONTINUED: 34 TOBY I'd say. A beat as Todd gets his breath. A long beat as Todd looks at the razor.. He does not disappear.

The dashing Oxford Student is now leaning against a wall.. his fingers strong. We see that the Gentleman is still standing there. Drip. Blood dripping from his razor. STUDENT AND TOURIST See your razor gleam..PAGE 47.. Sweeney.. GENTLEMAN.. Drip. The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. 34 CONTINUED: (2) 34 The point of no return. Drip. looking at Todd.. Feel how well it fits As it floats across the throats Of hypocrites. The last word echoes to silence as we cut to: A high-angle shot of the room. The ghosts are gone.. arms folded.. GENTLEMAN His hands were quick. STUDENT And those who thought him a simple clod Were soon reconsidering under the sod. watching Todd.. Todd stands alone over Pirelli's body. The Tourist stands by the window. Todd strides to the razor and he snaps it open with a sharp. quick flick of his wrist-Then he moves to the chest and-With great ferocity he hauls Pirelli up-Pirelli’s eyes snap open-And Todd SLASHES his throat-The piercing factory whistle SCREAMS-Todd remains standing over Pirelli as the painful whistle echoes into music. It stung a little but not for long.. . TOURIST Consigned there with a friendly prod From Sweeney Todd.

He places a black cloth on his head: JUDGE I therefore sentence you to hang by the neck until you are dead and may the Lord have mercy on your soul. your persistent dedication to a life of crime is an abomination before God and man. He glares down a wasted wretch of a BOY. The Beadle is pleased with the verdict. that you have been brought before this bench. your Honor. 35 36 EXT. The Judge removes the black cloth and tosses it casually on his desk: JUDGE This court is adjourned. JUDGE This is the second time. if he didn't do it. OLD BAILEY -.DAY Judge Turpin lurks over the proceedings.OUTSIDE THE OLD BAILEY -.DAY The Judge and the Beadle walk away from the impressive edifices of the Old Bailey. sir. He sits. Just the sentence we wanted. The wretched boy collapses in sobs. the personification of power. he's surely done something to warrant a hanging. 35 INT. The Beadle stands next to the boy. very high at the bench. JUDGE (quietly) What man has not? 36 (CONTINUED) . Though it is my earnest wish to ever temper justice with mercy.PAGE 48.STREET -. BEADLE Thank you. -. JUDGE Was he guilty? BEADLE Well.

eh? Take me to him. my lord. of skill. are weak. to speak? Forgive me if I suggest. BEADLE (cheerily) Fret not though. 36 CONTINUED: 36 Sir? BEADLE JUDGE No matter -.. my lord. Permission..PAGE 49. A barber. Thus armed with a shaven face. my lord.Come. I know a place. happy news indeed. my lord. my lord. reluctance. May I request. In order to shield her from the evils of this world.. my lord.. walk home with me. my lord. my lord. I have decided to marry my dear Johanna. when I offered myself to her she showed a certain . the Judge feels his chin: JUDGE Stubble. my friend. my lord. you say? Perhaps at times I am a little overhasty with my morning ablutions. There's powder upon your vest. my lord. You're looking less than your best. (CONTINUED) . BEADLE Ah. my lord. And stubble upon your cheek. The Beadle proceeds with exquisite and obsequious delicacy: BEADLE Excuse me. I have news for you. Some eau de cologne to brace my lord And musk to enhance the chase. As they round a corner. JUDGE Strange. sir. You'll dazzle the girl until She bows to your every will. though. And ladies. my lord. JUDGE A barber.

. Not with the things wot happen in the dark.PAGE 50..DAY Mrs. how long until Pirelli gets back? TODD He won't be back. not his first. wondering what the hell is going on up there. I think I'll just pop in on Mr. so's we could sleep. BARBER SHOP -. You'll be all right here? TOBY Leave the bottle. I was. LOVETT You ought to slow down a bit. MRS. 38 INT. my lord. PIE SHOP -.. ma'am. Not that you'd ever want to sleep in that place. lad. MRS. It'll go to your head.. Todd is methodically cleaning his razor. MRS. LOVETT That's nice. Todd for a tick. you didn't! (CONTINUED) . Sweeney Todd. the lad is drinking me out of house and home.. TOBY Weaned on the stuff. Lovett is pouring Toby a glass of gin. MRS. And he is the very last word in barberin'. They head off. LOVETT (instantly suspicious) Mr. 36 CONTINUED: (2) 36 BEADLE I am honored. LOVETT Gawd. His name is Todd . dear . She goes.DAY 38 37 Mrs. T. 37 INT. Lovett enters. He gulps down the gin between ravenous bites of another meat pie as she nervously glances up to the ceiling. They used to give it to us at the workhouse.

He tried to blackmail me -.PAGE 51. (CONTINUED) . ain't it? Poor bugger. 38 CONTINUED: 38 He casually points the razor toward the chest. then drops the lid of the chest.half my earnings. She starts to close the chest. She lifts the lid and sees Pirelli's body at the bottom of the chest. waste not. well. Oh. want not. MRS. LOVETT (spinning on Todd) You're barking mad! Killing a man wot done you no harm! TODD He recognized me from the old days. MRS. that's a different matter! For a moment there I thought you'd lost your marbles! She looks into the chest again. he's a simple thing.. (she tucks the purse into her dress) . LOVETT Oh. MRS. then has an idea. LOVETT Ooooh! All that blood! Enough to make you come all over gooseflesh. LOVETT (looking through purse) Three quid! Well. MRS. MRS. She stops. LOVETT (relieved) Oh well. looks at him... Pulls out Pirelli's chatelaine purse. I always say.. Now what are we going to do about the boy? TODD Send him up. She reaches in and rummages around the body. we don't need to worry about him. I'll pawn him off with some story.

the boy drinks like a Barbary sailor-Todd suddenly gasps -. I was thinking about hiring a lad to help around the shop. Now that his great moment of revenge is at hand.. his eyes blazing: TODD Justice . They see them exchanging a few words and then the Beadle moves off as the Judge approaches the shop-Todd whispers. A beat as Todd prepares himself.. Lovett spins to him-The Judge. he doesn't quite know what to do with himself. Todd sighs and moves to his familiar post at the window: TODD Anything you say. 'Sides. 38 CONTINUED: (2) 38 TODD (cold) Send him up. shifting nervously. TODD Mrs. after all . Lovett hurries to the window-Below.PAGE 52. shocking intake of breath as his whole body tenses like iron-Mrs.. He turns from the window and looks around the shop. (she busily starts to straighten up the room) . Mr. Mrs. MRS.. Justice. they can see the Judge and the Beadle approaching.. (CONTINUED) . surely one's enough for today. Lovett gives him a quick kiss and then very quickly leaves. me poor knees not being what they used to be. MRS. LOVETT (quickly) Now. T. woman.. Don't want to indulge yourself.a great. LOVETT 'Course we'll have to stock up on the gin..

sir? A stylish trimming of the hair? A soothing skin massage? JUDGE You see. Todd? Todd slowly turns: TODD At your service ... ready to attack. (indicates for the Judge to sit) . Her ardent and eager slave. Finally he just stands. a man infatuate with love. Then the Judge enters. JUDGE You know me. if you please. my lord. The Judge settles into the parlor chair as music begins. TODD That is gracious of him.. He hears the Judge's footsteps approaching on the stairs. No. Sit. Mr. So fetch the pomade and pumice stone And lend me a more seductive tone. coils by the door. sir . 38 CONTINUED: (3) 38 He snatches up his large razor. sir. He wants to savor this. An honor to receive your patronage. He quickly moves and puts the razor down.. Sit..PAGE 53... sir? TODD (a polite bow) Who in this wide world is not familiar with the honored Judge Turpin? The Judge grunts and glances around the shop: JUDGE These premises are hardly prepossessing and yet the Beadle tells me you are the most accomplished of all the barbers in the city. TODD And what may I do for you today. sir. All his demons settling into a bizarre sort of calm. (CONTINUED) JUDGE ..

JUDGE You're in a merry mood today. I think -. sir. Mr. TODD The closest I ever gave.PAGE 54. sings to it gently: (CONTINUED) . sir? TODD More than love. the heart leap higher. JUDGE 'Tis true. love can still inspire The blood to pound. What. Todd whistles gaily. Todd stands back to survey the Judge. Todd whistles and starts stropping his razor rhythmically. TODD Pretty women. sir. catching fire From one man to the next. sir? Women. But first. eyes closed. BOTH What more. flicking imaginary dust off the sheet. Todd goes to his razor and picks it up. He whips a sheet over the Judge.a shave. sir. Still whistling. women. 38 CONTINUED: (4) 38 A sprinkling perhaps of French cologne. TODD (mixing lather) 'Tis your delight. JUDGE TODD JUDGE Ah yes. The Judge hums. sir. who is now totally relaxed. then tucks the bib in. Todd. He then lathers the Judge's face. what more can man require-JUDGE Than love. The Judge hums jauntily.

38 CONTINUED: (5) 38 TODD Now then. (Goes to him) And who... Fascinating. Revenge can't be taken in haste. as: TODD Pretty women.PAGE 55. TODD My lord.. You'll be commended. he just begins to shave the Judge.his razor ready -. and if we wed.. my friend.. nothing..we are sure the great moment has come -.. JUDGE A shocked tremor through Todd -.. The music rises. may it be said. sir.Todd finally puts the razor at the Judge's throat-Then-With an easy flick of his wrist. sir.the music still builds -. (CONTINUED) .as the Judge closes his eyes again and settles in comfortably. Sipping coffee. Dancing.. Is your intended.. TODD Pretty as her mother? JUDGE (mildly puzzled) What? What was that? TODD Oh. Patience.. JUDGE (opening his eyes) Make haste. sir? My ward. Nothing.. May we proceed? The music builds as he steps behind the Judge-. Now to your purpose. enjoy it. JUDGE And pretty as a rosebud.

Something in them Cheers the air. Pretty women.. Even when they leave you And vanish. TODD Stay within you.... BOTH Ah. TODD Even when they leave.. JUDGE Silhouetted.. Pretty women.... Pretty women.... There with you... 38 CONTINUED: (6) 38 Pretty women Are a wonder.. they somehow Can still remain There with you... JUDGE Breathing lightly. TODD Pretty women. TODD Stay forever. (CONTINUED) .PAGE 56. They're there.. They sing simultaneously: JUDGE Then they leave. BOTH Pretty women! Blowing out their candles or Combing out their hair.. They still Are there. JUDGE Glancing. Sitting in the window or Standing on the stair..

Todd! I've seen Johanna! She said she'll leave with me tonight--! The Judge jumps up. sir! TODD Pretty women. JUDGE In their gardens. here's to Pretty women.. Todd raises his arm in a huge arc and is about to slash the Judge's throat when-Suddenly-Anthony bursts in-ANTHONY Mr.. all the Pretty women-Just as the music reaches a climax. TODD Letter-writing...There is indeed a higher power to warn me thus in time-He tears off the sheet as he advances savagely on Anthony: (CONTINUED) . yes! women..PAGE 57.. sir! women! women. sir! The music approaches a feverish crescendo as Todd prepares to finally kill the Judge and they sing simultaneously: Pretty Pretty Pretty Pretty JUDGE women. TODD Weather-watching. BOTH How they make a man sing! Proof of heaven As you're living-Pretty women. 38 CONTINUED: (7) 38 TODD At their mirrors.... JUDGE Flower-picking.. away from Todd-JUDGE You! -.

Service them well and hold their custom -. I SAY! Utterly stunned at his friend's ferocity. 38 CONTINUED: (8) 38 JUDGE Johanna elope with you? Deceiving slut! -.PAGE 58. frozen. Todd -. I know. as Todd stands motionless. He strides out. barber. LOVETT All this shouting and running about. Anthony backs away. In shock.for you'll have none of mine.and then-MRS. LOVETT The sailor busted in.you have to help me -I've talked to Johanna and--! Todd suddenly turns on him with a ferocious ROAR: TODD OUT! OUT. leaves the shop. Mrs. Lovett hurries in: MRS. very agitated. I saw them both running down the street and I said-Todd interrupts wildly: (CONTINUED) . Music begins. ANTHONY Mr. what's happened--? TODD I had him -. His mind cracking apart. it is all too clear what company you keep. Todd stands.I'll lock her up in some obscure retreat where neither you nor any other vile creature shall ever lay eyes on her again--! He spins with venom to Todd: JUDGE And as for you.

I keep telling you-When?! TODD MRS. 38 CONTINUED: (9) 38 TODD I had him! His throat was bare Beneath my hand--! MRS. Lovett There are two kinds of men and only two. there.she starts back -alarmed by the pure madness in his eyes-TODD They all deserve to die! Tell you why. Don't fret-TODD (spins on her violently) No. Lovett -.. LOVETT There. The music becomes ferocious as Todd's wrenching insanity. love. Mrs. There's the one staying put In his proper place (CONTINUED) . Lovett. LOVETT What's your rush? TODD Why did I wait? You told me to wait! Now he'll never come again.PAGE 59. dear. Tell you why: Because in all of the whole human race. Hush. I had him! His throat was there.. hush. And he'll never come again! MRS. Mrs. LOVETT Easy now. always close to the surface. finally explodes: TODD There's a hole in the world Like a great black pit And it's filled with people Who are filled with shit And the vermin of the world Inhabit it-But not for long! He suddenly looks to Mrs.

we all deserve to die! Even you. He is invisible to them. Sweeney--! . a howl of pure agony: TODD And I'll never see Johanna. No.PAGE 60. Even I. I'll never hug my girl to me-He hurls Mrs. Lovett away from him-Finished! TODD We suddenly slash to-39 EXT. 38 CONTINUED: (10) 38 And the one with his foot In the other one's face-Look at me. Because the lives of the wicked should be-(slashes at the air violently) Made brief. For the rest of us. holding his razor. The many pedestrians he passes don't even notice him.DAY --In Todd's mind. Lovett. How about a shave? Come and visit Your good friend. We are moving with him as he stalks relentlessly. Mrs. sir. striding down a busy street like a tiger. as he beckons-39 TODD All right! You. STREET -. death Will be a relief-We all deserve to die! He clutches her to him very tightly as he suddenly keens. Mrs. Look at you-He suddenly lurches and grabs Mrs. Lovett. Lovett tightly-TODD No. a wolf among the sheep.

DAY Todd continues to prowl.anybody! Gentlemen. beckoning to another man: TODD Who.DAY Todd continues to stride. sir? You.PAGE 61. In the meantime I'll practice On less honorable throats-- 43 44 EXT. TODD And I will get him back Even as he gloats. 40 EXT. no.DAY Todd suddenly falls to his knees. ANOTHER STREET -. Nor a hundred Can assuage me-I will have you! 42 43 EXT. now don't be shy! Not one man. keening in anguish-TODD And my Lucy lies in ashes And I'll never see my girl again. beckoning to another man: TODD You. ANOTHER STREET -. sir. come on. Sweeney's waiting! I want you bleeders! 41 42 EXT. sir -. too. ANOTHER STREET -. Nor ten men..DAY Todd continues to stride. sir? No one’s in the chair-Come on. I will have salvation! 40 41 EXT. But the work waits.DAY Todd continues to stride. ANOTHER STREET -. sir-Welcome to the grave! I will have vengeance. I'm alive at last 44 (CONTINUED) . beckoning to another man: TODD You.. ANOTHER STREET -.

.. but what are we going to do about -(kicks the chest) -..DAY She pulls him in. you great useless thing. LOVETT That's all very well.. She goes to him.. Lovett stands. We discover the black wings are pigeons.he looks up at her.. 44 CONTINUED: 44 (a final exalted cry) And I'm full of JOOOOOOY!! He raises his razor high on the soaring last note as we pull back .Todd is kneeling. firm: MRS. looking down at him intently. flying up in a great cloud. MRS. motionless. come on-She hauls him up and drags him out. 46 INT. MRS... MRS. LOVETT 46 45 He thumps down. She quickly glances around for Toby and then goes into her parlor. still in his own dark world. Empty but for him.the dear departed? Todd remains kneeling.PAGE 62. sweat pouring through his clothes. thousands of them. barely seeing her. panting for air. frenzied fluttering of black wings . LOVETT Oh. Sit down.... PIE SHOP -. As his cry ends we slash back to-45 INT.. We continue to pull back .DAY -. .. LOVETT Listen! Do you hear me? Get a hold of yourself! She slaps his cheek -. BARBER SHOP -. our view is suddenly obscured by a strange.. Mrs. We continue to pull back to finally discover that Todd is kneeling in the heart of a church square.

Seems a downright shame. Such a nice plump frame Wot's-his-name Has. PARLOR -. yes. A chord of music.. when it's dark. 47 INT. He looks at her uncomprehendingly. I don't suppose he's got any relatives going to come poking around looking for him.. LOVETT There. An idea... Has..DAY She discovers Toby is asleep on the sofa before the fire. what do you intend we should do about that? TODD Later on. 47 48 INT. hands it to him: MRS. LOVETT Well.. PIE SHOP DAY She pours Todd a tumbler of gin. MRS.. drink it down -. A beat. (CONTINUED) .. you know me.... MRS.. Now.PAGE 63. we got a body molderin' away upstairs. LOVETT Well... and I keep thinking... Shame? TODD 48 MRS. LOVETT Seems an awful waste... Had. sometimes bright ideas just pop right into my head.. Nor it can't be traced.all the way -that's right . (he does so) .. we'll take him to some secret place and bury him. of course. Business needs a lift-Debts to be erased-Think of it as thrift. She quickly snatches up a bottle of gin from the sideboard and returns to the pie shop. we could do that.

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As a gift... If you get my drift... (Todd has no idea what she is talking about) No? (She sighs) Seems an awful waste. I mean, With the price of meat what it is, When you get it, If you get it-Todd suddenly understands: Ah! TODD

MRS. LOVETT Good, you got it. (She warms to the idea) Take, for instance, Mrs. Mooney and her pie shop. Business never better, using only Pussycats and toast. And a pussy's good for maybe six or Seven at the most. And I'm sure they can't compare As far as taste-TODD Mrs. Lovett, What a charming notion, The music builds as they sing simultaneously: TODD Eminently practical and yet Appropriate as always. Mrs. Lovett, how I've lived without you All these years I'll never know! How delectable! Also undetectable. How choice! How rare! MRS. LOVETT Well, it does seem a Waste... It's an idea... Think about it... Lots of other gentlemen'll Soon be coming for a shave,

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Won't they? Think of All them Pies! A triumphant waltz theme begins: TODD For what's the sound of the world out there? MRS. LOVETT What, Mr. Todd, What, Mr. Todd, What is that sound? TODD Those crunching noises pervading the air? MRS. LOVETT Yes, Mr. Todd, Yes, Mr. Todd, Yes, all around-TODD It's man devouring man, my dear, They sing simultaneously: TODD And who are we To deny it in here? MRS. LOVETT Then who are we To deny it in here? Music continues under: TODD Ah, these are desperate times, Mrs. Lovett, and desperate measures are called for. She goes to the counter and comes back with an imaginary pie: MRS. LOVETT Here we are now, hot out of the oven... She holds the imaginary pie out to him with a sly and wicked smile.


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TODD What is that? MRS. LOVETT It's priest. Have a little priest. TODD Is it really good? MRS. LOVETT Sir, it's too good, At least. Then again, they don't commit sins of the flesh, So it's pretty fresh. TODD (looking at it) Awful lot of fat. MRS. LOVETT Only where it sat. TODD Haven't you got poet Or something like that? MRS. LOVETT No, you see the trouble with poet Is, how do you know it's Deceased? Try the priest. TODD ("tasting" it) Mmm. Heavenly. MRS. LOVETT Not as hearty as bishop, perhaps, but not as bland as curate, either. Mrs. Lovett presents another imaginary pie: MRS. LOVETT Lawyer's rather nice. TODD If it's for a price.


You might enjoy Royal Marine. LOVETT No. TODD Looks thicker. MRS. LOVETT Everybody shaves. Though. it has to be grocer -. TODD Anything that’s lean. LOVETT Well. More like vicar.. Do a lot of relatives favors. MRS. Todd laughs as the glorious waltz theme returns: TODD The history of the world.it's green. LOVETT Mercy no. of course. it tastes of wherever it's been. 48 CONTINUED: (4) 48 MRS.. TODD (looking past her to imaginary oven) Is that squire On the fire? MRS. my love-MRS.PAGE 67. TODD --Is those below serving those up above. So there should be plenty of flavors.. Look closer. if you’re British and loyal. MRS. sir. You'll notice it's grocer. LOVETT Save a lot of graves. Since no one should swallow It twice. then. though. LOVETT Order something else. Anyway. it's clean. to follow.. TODD How gratifying for once to know-- (CONTINUED) .

Here's a politician -. LOVETT With or without his privates? -"With" is extra. LOVETT Try the friar. Or we have some shepherd's pie peppered With actual shepherd On top. you never know if it's going to run. TODD No. MRS. MRS. I prefer general. (She looks at him quizzically) Well. 48 CONTINUED: (5) 48 BOTH (indicating barber shop above) --That those above will serve those down below! The music continues under: MRS. how about rear admiral? TODD Too salty.so oily It's served with a doily-Have one? TODD Put it on a bun. Fried. the clergy is really Too coarse and too mealy. Finest in the shop. MRS. flamboyant panache: TODD What is that? MRS. Todd chortles as Mrs. LOVETT Then actor-That's compacter. (CONTINUED) . LOVETT It's fop. LOVETT Since marine doesn't appeal to you.PAGE 68. Lovett offers another pie with a particular. it's drier. And I've just begun.

No. and always arrives overdone. hands it to her. my love-TODD We'll take the customers that we can get. He takes the cleaver. my pet-MRS. LOVETT High-born and low. yes. feels the heft of it. Then he picks up her wooden rolling pin. LOVETT Yes. LOVETT True.. 48 CONTINUED: (6) 48 TODD Yes.yet -but would you settle for the next best thing? TODD What's that? She offers him a butcher's cleaver: MRS. " . we'll serve anyone-MRS. as the music builds into the triumphant waltz: TODD Have charity towards the world. Feels good. The music vamps deliciously as: MRS. TODD We'll not discriminate great from small.PAGE 69. my love. LOVETT We’ll serve anyone-BOTH And to anyone At all! The music builds to a climax as they joyously brandish their "weapons. MRS. we don't have Judge -. I know.. LOVETT Executioner. (he is suddenly dark and purposeful) I'll come again when you Have Judge on the menu.

... The Judge stands in the doorway. JOHANNA'S ROOM -. removing some clothes from a drawer . She stands her ground. He enters. JOHANNA Sir . JUDGE I told myself the sailor was lying .. JUDGE I think that only appropriate. That my Johanna would never betray me. I will leave this place. dangerously quiet.. (CONTINUED) . Still she holds her ground. disquieted. wearing traveling clothes.. But I see no lady. 49 INT. locking the case. The large form of the Beadle fills the doorway. Since you no longer find my company to your liking.. putting them into a portmanteau .. JUDGE Indeed he does . He moves toward her.. I told myself this was a cruel fiction ... He stands very close to her..PAGE 70. Never hurt me so.... white hands . JOHANNA Sir .. JUDGE Until this moment I have spared the rod . She turns. And the ungrateful child has broken my heart. we shall provide you with new lodgings..EVENING Small. is packing to leave when a voice surprises her: JUDGE So it's true. 49 Johanna. And terrifically hurt. A gentlemen knocks before entering a lady's room...... madam. She glances to him. Now you will learn discipline.

And we fade to. He turns and races after the hansom cab. He nods to the Beadle -.The face of the Beggar Woman.Anthony goes to him in a murderous rage: ANTHONY Where are you taking her?! Tell me or I swear by God--! The Judge spins and roars -.the Beadle surges forward and grabs Johanna brutally-She screams and fights like a tiger -. (CONTINUED) 51 . FLEET STREET -. It rounds a corner and is gone. perhaps we shall meet again.DAY . Think on your sins.. 49 CONTINUED: 49 JUDGE When you have learned to appreciate what you have. TURPIN'S MANSION -. The Judge watches as Anthony pursues the cab..EVENING 50 Anthony is racing toward the front of mansion when he sees-A hansom cab is just pulling away -. BOY?! HERE I STAND! Anthony's eyes burn into the Judge -. 51 EXT. Until then .. disappearing around the corner.but he is no killer.a hellish howl that echoes-JUDGE WOULD YOU KILL ME..Johanna's terrified face looking at him through the window-JOHANNA! ANTHONY Anthony sees the Beadle pulling her away from the window as the carriage clatters off-Judge Turpin stands on the steps of the mansion -.PAGE 71.to no avail-The Beadle covers her mouth with one of his huge hands and hauls her out-50 EXT...

Lovett's wretched establishment has been transformed! She has created a modest outdoor eating garden with tables. The Beggar Women stands across the street.The most delicious looking meat pies you could ever imagine. The customers take great. 52 EXT.wearing a spiffy new outfit with apron -. excited..PAGE 72. eating. They chatter back and forth eagerly... crouched on her haunches. 52 (CONTINUED) . And we finally see what the Beggar Woman has been watching so intently. Crispy crust. Tart and tangy meat. eating.. . Chomp. Chomp.." The eating garden is already crowded. She is watching something intently.. The Beggar Woman uncoils and follows. a few bushes in pots and birds in cages add to the feeling of upward mobility. May I have your attention.bursts from the shop and circulates through the customers: TOBY Ladies and gentlemen..DAY Mrs.. A fresh coat of paint. ravenously hungry. Chomp. A few pedestrians move quickly down the sidewalk past her. She finally gets the nerve to approach when-Toby -.. PIE SHOP -. luscious ambrosial smell? Yes they are. peering up from under her few greasy locks of hair. hungry mouthfuls. Thick. 51 CONTINUED: 51 She sits. All eating. LOVETT'S WORLD FAMOUS MEAT PIES!" And then in smaller letters: "LIKE MOTHER USED TO MAKE. perlease? Are your nostrils aquiver and tingling as well At that delicate.. surrounded by glowing Chinese lanterns.. the benches at the tables are filled and other customers stand and mill about. luxurious gravy. A new sign hangs proudly over the entrance to the pie shop: "MRS. I can tell. the steaming gravy oozing down greedy faces..

" Buckets of decolletage. He arrives at the street and drums up some more business: TOBY Ladies and gentlemen. You who eat pies. now! (CONTINUED) . As you'll see.. That aroma enriching the breeze Is like nothing compared to its succulent source. And her hair has been dyed a rather unique aubergine color. of course. Lovett's meat pies Conjure up the treat pies Used to be! Just then Mrs. Like her shop.PAGE 73. she has been transformed as well. mum! MRS. LOVETT TOBY Coming! (pushing past a customer) 'Scuse me. Lovett's meat pies.. Toby! MRS. MRS. Lovett sweeps from the pie shop with a tray of hot. ladies and gentlemen. Mrs. As the gourmets among you will tell you. 52 CONTINUED: 52 He moves through the greedily eating customers in the outdoor garden and toward the street as: TOBY Well. steaming pies. She wears her somewhat gauche notion of a "fancy dress. LOVETT Quick. LOVETT (indicating a beckoning customer) Ale there! TOBY Right. Savory and sweet pies. You can't imagine the rapture in store-(Indicating the pie shop) Just inside of this door! There you'll sample Mrs.

whisks back out and starts filling tankards as Mrs....serving pies. Cor. Cor. that's good! Toby scurries inside to get a jug of ale.. I could up me prices-I'm a little leery... LOVETT Nice to see you. (As Toby is about to pour for a drunken customer) Toby! None for the gentleman!.PAGE 74. Business Couldn't be better.. LOVETT Toby! Throw the old woman out! CUSTOMERS God. 52 CONTINUED: (2) 52 The customers suddenly exclaim their joy through awkward mouthfuls of pie: CUSTOMERS God. that's good! (CONTINUED) .. giving orders. How have you been keeping?. that's good! Toby shoos the Beggar Woman away. Lovett circulates grandly... No. me eyes are bleary!. me bones is weary! Toby--! (Indicating a Customer) One for the gentleman.. though-CUSTOMERS God.. collecting money.. dearie?... MRS. we don't cut slices. Hear the birdies cheeping-Helps to keep it cheery... She spots the Beggar Woman approaching and responds with unusual ferocity: MRS. addressing the patrons individually and with equal buoyant insincerity: MRS.. but she soon comes skulking back. She is a bundle of activity -. LOVETT (continuing to customers) What's your pleasure. dearie.

as Mrs. Sawing. She does. that's good that is delicious! MRS. 52 CONTINUED: (3) 52 MRS. LOVETT Don't you love a garden? Always makes me teary. Happy.. BARBER SHOP -.PAGE 75. LOVETT What's your pleasure. screwing. drilling.DAY Music continues as Todd works busily. feverish. Making adjustments. Lovett continues to circulate: MRS. collects the money. PIE SHOP -. That's what makes the gravy grander--! The customers are getting more rabid now -. dear -. Things like being Careful with your coriander. All to do with herbs. 53 INT. Doing something we cannot see to his barber chair. building.stuffing in the gorgeous meat pies in great fistfuls-(CONTINUED) 53 54 . LOVETT What's my secret? (To a woman) Frankly. hammering.forgive my candor-Family secret. Lovett turns to another customer: MRS. LOVETT Knock on wood.DAY Mrs. (Looking back at the freeloader) Must be one them foreigners-CUSTOMERS God. dearie? (Spilling ale) Oops! I beg your pardon! Just me hands is smeary-(Spotting a freeloader trying to sneak out without paying) Toby! Run for the gentleman! Toby catches him. 54 EXT.. tinkering.

Mooney) --Poor thing is penniless. Mrs. CUSTOMERS Licious ever tasted smell such Oh my God what more that's pies good! (CONTINUED) . BARBER SHOP -. below. Lovett smiles to another customer: MRS. LOVETT Incidentally. Seems delighted with the results of his tinkering. 54 CONTINUED: 54 CUSTOMERS More hot pies! More hot! More pies! 55 INT. about Mrs. He leaves the barber shop.PAGE 76. As.. (Indicating Beggar Woman to Toby) What about that loony? (To the customer as Toby shoos the Beggar Woman away again) Lookin' sort of beery-Oh. Victorian barber chair -. well.and CUSTOMERS God that's good that is de have you MRS. He stands back.. The ratty old parlor chair has been transformed into a sleek. Sales've been so dreary-(She spots the Beggar Woman again) Toby! (Continuing to the customer. to a rising customer) And that'll be thruppence -. You know Mrs. got her comeuppance-(Hawklike. PIE SHOP -.DAY Music continues as Todd makes the final adjustments to his chair. Mooney. watching the street hungrily.with unique refinements. LOVETT So she should. dearie.DAY 56 55 Todd stands at the top of the stairs. 56 EXT.

dearie? (expecting more pies) Be here in a twinkling! Just confirms me theory-Toby--! God watches over us. why There is no meat pie-(CONTINUED) . MRS. ma’am. Positively eerie.. 56 CONTINUED: 56 MRS. LOVETT CUSTOMERS More hot pies! MRS. how thin I (she) rolled it! Eat them slow. Todd is still standing at the top of the stairs. A wondrous sweet And most delectable Thing? You see. LOVETT Fresh supplies! The man goes into the barber shop as she happily takes down the "Sold Out" sign and turns again to the customers: MRS. 'cos That's the lot and now we've sold it! She hangs up a "Sold Out" sign. TOBY (simultaneous with above) Is that a pie Fit for a king. 'cos Every one's a prize! Eat them slow.. LOVETT AND TOBY Eat them slow and Feel the crust.. He smiles secretly to Mrs. LOVETT How about it. Didn't have an inkling. Lovett as he ushers the man in.. LOVETT Bless my eyes--! She sees the man going up to the barber shop.PAGE 77. MRS. LOVETT AND TOBY Come again tomorrow--! She spots a man in need of a shave approaching: Hold it-MRS.

stained and bleached-out... The Customers. He sits in the barber chair. that's good that is de have you Licious ever tasted smell such Oh my God what perfect more that's Pies such flavor God. We see him in long shot as he moves through the contours of the city.chewing and gulping and snapping at the heavenly pies: CUSTOMERS God. she spins to Toby with truly shocking viciousness: MRS. Lovett watches intently as Toby leads the Beggar Woman away..PAGE 78.NIGHT Todd is alone. Lucy. meanwhile. creased. 57 INT. Then church bells echo in the distance.. He looks at it deeply. (CONTINUED) . The child's features are almost completely obscured by a stain on the picture. that's good!! The music comes to a rousing conclusion as Mrs. The image shows his wife. MAYFAIR -. searching through the streets for Johanna. 58 EXT. The church bells continue as we discover Anthony. Triumphant. 56 CONTINUED: (2) 56 Yum! Yum! Yum! Yum! Yum! Yum! CUSTOMERS (simultaneous with above) Mrs. smoking a pipe. LOVETT Toby! Throw the old woman out! Mrs. Lovett then spots the Beggar Woman approaching again. He is holding an old Daguerreotype. are building to a pure frenzy of mastication -. BARBER SHOP -. smiling and holding Baby Johanna.NIGHT 58 57 . Lovett stands at the door to her shop.

With yellow hair. Todd remains wistful.NIGHT . Johanna. We recognize the customer instantly: it is the GENTLEMAN.. 58 CONTINUED: 58 He starts his search in a luxurious area of wealth.. like her? I'd want you beautiful and pale.Todd gazes quietly at the Daguerreotype: Johanna..O. Buried sweetly in your yellow hair.We see the figure of Anthony. Johanna. DOCKS -. TODD And if you're beautiful. The way I've dreamed you were. Do they think that walls can hide you? Even now I'm at your window.. dream-like. BARBER SHOP -.. like wheat? I think we shall not meet again-(He quietly slits the Gentleman's throat) My little dove.. 61 TODD (V.. With yellow hair.. BARBER SHOP -. walking along the docks.. TODD 59 And are you beautiful and pale. detached.DAY ... into the darkest corners of London. 60 EXT.) ANTHONY 61 60 INT... I feel you. He continues walking. 59 INT. ANTHONY I feel you. my sweet.. I am in the dark beside you. The Daguerreotype now rest on the counter. . what then.. Johanna.Todd shaves a customer..PAGE 79.. Johanna.. His journey through the city will take him lower and lower...NIGHT .

down a chute -..Todd pulls the lever again and the chair returns to its normal position..Music continues as Mrs. Johanna.. walking past hanging carcasses of the busy meat market..and the Gentleman disappears through a trapdoor in the floor. The hellish metropolis glows.. SLUM -. Johanna. 62 EXT. TODD Goodbye.DUSK 66 .We see the figure of Anthony.. redolent of cholera..The Beggar Woman stands on Fleet Street. and yet you're mine. 65 ANTHONY 65 INT....We see Anthony moving past a crowded tenement.. I'm fine. SPITALFIELDS MARKET -.the chair becomes a slide -.O. 63 INT. BAKEHOUSE STEPS -. Johanna. We remain outside. the smoke from a thousand chimneys creating a great pall over the city.PAGE 80.DUSK . 64 EXT.. A fiery red glow spills out -. FLEET STREET -.DAY 64 63 .DAY .the roar of the oven within is thundering. Johanna. BARBER SHOP -.. You're gone.DAY ..) 62 ANTHONY I'll steal you.. She unbolts and pulls aside a heavy iron door and enters. TODD (V.The dead Gentleman is slumped in the chair. I'm fine! He pulls a lever on the newly adjusted chair -. Johanna. BEGGAR WOMAN (in a demented rage) Smoke! Smoke! (CONTINUED) . Lovett descends a long and very claustrophobic series of steps down to the bakehouse.. 66 EXT.

TODD (V.Todd continues to prepare to shave the customer: TODD And in that darkness when I'm blind With what I can't forget-It's always morning in my mind. I still have reason to rejoice: The way ahead is clear.O.We see Anthony moving past an lonely graveyard.The red glow of sunset fills the shop as Todd ushers in another customer and prepares to shave him: TODD And if I never hear your voice.... 70 EXT. Shadowy figures lurk along the alley walls. 68 EXT... BARBER SHOP -...) 68 67 ANTHONY I feel you. 66 CONTINUED: 66 Sign of the devil! Sign of the devil! City on fire! (to disgusted passers-by) Witch! Witch! Smell it... BARBER SHOP -. ALLEY -.PAGE 81.DUSK ... (She begins to scuttle off) Mischief! Mischief! Mischief..DUSK . TODD (V..) 70 69 (CONTINUED) . Johanna.. sir! An evil smell! Every night at the vespers bell-Smoke that comes from the mouth of hell-City on fire! City on fire.O. my dear. 69 INT... 67 INT.. Johanna.... My little lamb..DUSK ..DUSK .. My turtledove. GRAVEYARD -.. my pet. Johanna.We see the figure of Anthony moving down a dark alley.

. BARBER SHOP -.. BEGGAR WOMAN (pointing to the smoke over rooftops) There! There! Somebody... Lovett emerges from the bakehouse with a rack of hot pies. BAKEHOUSE STEPS -.who is carrying some packages toward the pie shop: (CONTINUED) 74 . GRAVEYARD -. somebody look up there! (the passers-by continue to ignore her) Didn't I tell you? Smell that air? City on fire! She approaches the pie shop. as we push in on the crack in the door. (Todd notices dusk outside the window) Oh look.. FLEET STREET -. The fiery roar of the oven within is overpowering...DAY 73 . She grabs a stunned Toby -. 71 ANTHONY 71 INT.PAGE 82. up the steps. 74 EXT. She walks out of frame. ANTHONY Buried sweetly in your yellow hair.Music continues as Mrs.DUSK .The Beggar Woman is scuttling madly along Fleet Street. (Pulls the lever and the customer disappears) A star! (Tossing the customer's hat down the chute) A shooting star! 72 EXT. 72 73 INT.. Johanna-.DUSK TODD You stay.Anthony continues to move past the graveyard.. the agitated music matching her increasing frenzy.. (He quietly cuts the customer's throat) The way I've dreamed you are.. 70 CONTINUED: 70 Johanna.DAY . Johanna..

Until the day I die.. TODD (V.Todd is standing alone. sir! Run and tell! Warn 'em all of the witch's spell! There it is. Johanna... Lovett emerging from the pie shop and explodes in desperation.. BARBER SHOP -. 76 EXT. ebony smoke troubles him.O.. slowly and methodically stropping his razor...DAY . 75 INT. Alms! . Something about the foul. TODD And though I'll think of you.PAGE 83.. Mischief. pointing madly: BEGGAR WOMAN Help!!! Fiend!!! City on fire!!! Toby pulls away from her...... the unholy smell! Tell it to the Beadle and the police as well! Tell 'em! Tell 'em! She spots Mrs.... Mischief . Johanna.) ANTHONY 76 75 . Fiend.DAY . I guess.... I think I miss you less and less As every day goes by. 74 CONTINUED: 74 BEGGAR WOMAN (panicked) Quick. LIMEHOUSE -. Toby turns to consider the horrible black smoke belching from the chimney of the pie shop.We see the figure of Anthony trudging past the sinister opium dens and depraved taverns of the East End.. She appeals to other pedestrians as she goes: BEGGAR WOMAN Alms! .... Mischief . there it is.. as she begins to scuttle off: BEGGAR WOMAN City on fire. contemplative.

Johanna.DAY 77 .. 80 EXT.. The customer pays... Goodbye.. He turns to consider the asylum.Todd shaves another customer. Todd ushers them out..NIGHT 78 . ASYLUM -.. BARBER SHOP -. With a pleasant smile. ASYLUM -.. We'd be the way we were. As the note continues. To say. ANTHONY I'll steal you.. 78 EXT. Something makes him stop..MORNING 79 . 80 ... TODD And you'd be beautiful and pale... ANTHONY I feel you. Johanna! Another bright red day! (He slits the customer’s throat) We learn. 79 INT. he pulls the lever and the customer disappears down the chute. A beautiful morning outside the window.MORNING ..Anthony wanders past the high and impenetrable walls of a madhouse..PAGE 84.Todd completes shaving a customer.. TODD Wake up. BARBER SHOP -. Johanna...... Johanna.. The customer’s wife and daughter are waiting. 77 INT. the demented souls within can be seen moving about in silhouette behind barred windows.. If only angels could prevail. And look too much like her.Anthony stares up at the asylum..

a boar's head or two. LOVETT Then what did I just say? TODD (back in his somber reflections) There must be a way to the Judge! MRS. TODD MRS.... 81 INT. 81 82 EXT. (glancing at the unresponsive Todd) Mr. LOVETT (snaps) The bloody old Judge! Always harping on the bloody old Judge! (she massages his neck) We got a nice respectable business now...PAGE 85. as she chatters: MRS..DAY 82 Mrs. brooding. HAMPSTEAD HEATH -. BARBER SHOP -. He gazes at the picture. Mrs. nurses with prams. military officers squiring their ladies ..only strangers and such like wot won't be missed -... T.As the music concludes. just like any other couple out enjoying the fine day. Lovett and Todd rest on a picnic blanket. Lovett watches happy couples moving about .. Todd is distinctly ill at ease.. You know. Todd picks up the faded Daguerreotype and again sits in his barber chair. money coming in regular and -since we're careful to pick and choose -..MORNING ..who's going to catch on? (CONTINUED) . are you listening to me? Of course. which is not to say we couldn't get some nice taxidermy animals to bring a touch of gentility to the place. lost in revery. LOVETT . The remains of a nice picnic lunch are scattered around them and Toby can be seen flying a kite a bit away.. dogs and kids running hither and yon ..

yes. We could be alone (CONTINUED) . I got a picture postcard from me Aunt Nettie once. beginning to imagine a wonderful.PAGE 86.. LOVETT Oooh.. I know you'd love it! You and me.. Todd. By the sea. Mr. I really could! You know what I'd like to Do.. Where I'd really like to go-(No response) In a year or so. (No response) Don't you want to know? TODD (couldn't care less) Of course. 82 CONTINUED: 82 No response from Todd. (notes Toby flying his kite) And all that fresh aquatic air's bound to be good for the lad's poxy lungs.. it seems like such a grand place.. MRS.. Todd. I do. Mr.. The music continues as she leans back comfortably. Todd? (Kisses him) What I dream-(Again) If the business stays as good.. MRS. Mr. Ooh. Mr. LOVETT Do you really want to know? TODD (forces a pained smile) Yes. She leans across and pecks him on the cheek: MRS. By the sea. Oh. That's the life I covet. domestic future. T.. I do. Todd-(Kisses him again) I'm so happy-(Again) I could-(Again) Eat you up. Mr. LOVETT I've always had this dream of living at the seaside ..

Somewhat unnatural. LOVETT Wouldn’t that be smashing? And we go to.. We’ll have kippered herring Wot have swum to us straight From the Straits of Bering. Anything you say. MRS.DAY .O.PAGE 87. By the sea. Mrs... With the fishies splashing.O.) Anything you say.. is building a sandcastle nearby.. who is not consumptively pale but overly rosy-cheeked in her fantasy.In Mrs. Only now they are sitting on a beach. 83 EXT. Lovett is sitting with her Dream Todd.. 83 . Lovett's mind. of course.. 82 CONTINUED: (2) 82 In a house wot we'd almost own Down by the sea. TODD (grumbles) Anything you say.. They are wearing what she imagines as fashionable seaside bathing clothes. BEACH -. Toby.) With the sea at our gate. In fact. so he has a bland smile on his face. there is something vaguely unreal and stilted about all of this.. Every night in the kip When we’re through our kippers. I’ll be there slippin’ off your slippers By the sea. MRS. Wouldn’t that be smashing? Down by the sea-TODD (V.. LOVETT (V. She and Todd sit in the exact same positions as in Hampstead Heath.

84 85 EXT.DAY Mrs..O.) Then I'll knit a sweater While you write a letter. having tea and scones.O.O. Then I go walking With yoo-hoo. 87 . MRS. Toby runs along ahead of them. MRS. Artificially lovely couples.) (Coyly) Unless we got better To do-hoo..O.DAY Mrs. Lovett strolls with Todd on a boardwalk.DAY 86 Mrs.DAY Back on the beach. 87 EXT... LOVETT (V. Todd is writing a letter.. TODD (V.) I'll warm me bones On the esplanade Have tea and scones With me gay young blade. The breakers breaking.. BOARDWALK -. The seagulls squawking: Hoo! Hoo! I do me baking. LOVETT (V. MRS. LOVETT (V. LOVETT (V.O.. BEACH -. 85 86 EXT. Lovett and Todd recline on comfortable deck chairs.) Anything you say. 84 EXT. SEASIDE COTTAGE..) I can see us waking. Lovett’s notion of a fashionable little seaside cottage. PORCH -.PAGE 88. She is making Toby try on a sweater. like rotogravure magazine pictures.. (she waves to Toby) Yoo-hoo. BOARDWALK -. Crushing in its bourgeois blandness. she cuddles into Todd: MRS. move about....

We'll have chums over every Friday. LOVETT (V.O.) In our cozy retreat. Lovett and Todd entertain some unnaturally jolly chums..) Don't you love the weather By the sea? We'll grow old together By the seaside. LOVETT (V. Lovett and Todd snuggle into bed: MRS. He kneels with Toby to help him work on the sandcastle.O. Lovett over to examine his little sandcastle as: MRS. Mrs. (Beckons to Todd to join them) Hoo! Hoo! By the beautiful sea! Music continues as Todd joins them. LOVETT (V. SEASIDE COTTAGE -. Toby pulls Mrs. MRS.O.) Anything you say. BEACH -.PAGE 89. 90 EXT.NIGHT Mrs. watching them.) It'll be so quiet That who'll come by it Except a seagull? Hoo! Hoo! We shouldn't try it. 88 INT.O.O.O. MRS.. TODD (V.. SEASIDE COTTAGE -... LOVETT (V.EVENING 89 Mrs..) By the sea.DAY Back on the beach. 88 89 INT. Lovett stands. Kept all neat and tidy. MRS.) Think how snug it'll be Underneath our flannel When it's just you and me And the English Channel.. (CONTINUED) 90 . the picture of the doting mother. LOVETT (V..

For two-hoo! 91 INT.then the guest slides down the wall -. LOVETT (V.Todd -.SUNSET Back at the beach. 90 CONTINUED: 90 Though.MORNING 92 Mrs. Todd is in a constricting morning coat with a rakish top hat. Toby. Me rumpled bedding Legitimized. LOVETT (V. in our nest. leaning against a wall. We could share our kippers With the odd paying guest From the weekend trippers.) By the sea. This being her fantasy. MRS. Lovett is placing a plate of kippers on the table amidst a proper English breakfast. Have a nice sunny suite For the guest to rest in-A dark shape quickly moves past the guest -.) My eyelids'll flutter. MRS. Lovett and Todd getting married. LOVETT (V. A picture postcard of a happy family.PAGE 90. she wears white. I'll turn into butter.) But a seaside wedding Could be devised. SEASIDE CHAPEL -.a splash of blood on the wallpaperMRS.O. after all.) Now and then. watches proudly. 93 (CONTINUED) .O. you could do the guest in-93 EXT. Todd and Toby sit comfortably. Mrs. Lovett. waiting to eat. the best man.DAY 91 Mrs. LOVETT (V.O. A guest stands. The moment I mutter "I do-hoo!" 92 INT. BEACH -.O. SEASIDE COTTAGE -. till it's legal. Watching an unnaturally gorgeous sunset. They exchange vows and kiss. MRS.

dear. Lovett is sitting in the exact same position with Todd. Married nice and proper. Hoo! Hoo! By the beautiful sea! The music concludes as she throws her arms affectionately around her two men. She stops when he realizes he isn't even listening to her.... 95 INT. LOVETT Mr. brooding reality is so clear next to her lovely dream. A beat as she looks at him..PAGE 91. Her smiles fades as she considers him. By the sea-Bring along your chopper To the seaside. LOVETT Brought you some breakfast.) By the sea. HAMPSTEAD HEATH -. LOVETT What did your Lucy look like? He turns to her. might I ask you a question? TODD (not turning) 95 94 Mm? MRS.DAY --Mrs. BARBER SHOP -. LOVETT (V. We cut back to-94 EXT. She watches him in silence as we fade to. The grim. 93 CONTINUED: 93 MRS. MRS. the window.O. Mrs..MORNING Todd is standing at his usual post. Lovett enters with a tray of food: MRS. wearing his obsession like a cloak. T. farm fresh eggs and a dollop of lovely clotted cream. gazing intently down at Fleet Street. only the best for my. (CONTINUED) . Her heart sinks seeing him at the window. Silence.

Mrs... You keep looking down into the grave... 95 CONTINUED: 95 MRS. And life will just pass right by . LOVETT You've got to leave all this behind you now.. Can't really remember can you? TODD She had yellow hair.PAGE 92.. LOVETT We could have a life we two .. Life is for the alive... maybe not like you remember . Maybe not like I dreamed. LOVETT You heard me .... She's gone . you're never gonna look up. Lovett-He is glaring at Todd. A long beat.. (a beat) . LOVETT Come away from the window.. She smiles quietly and holds out her hand. my dear. He finally turns from the window. He does not answer. MRS. SUDDENLY REVEALING-The Gentleman! Standing right behind Mrs.. relentless and accusatory-Blood pouring from his throat-A shocking horror movie vision-- (CONTINUED) . She begins to cross to him. But we could get by. Lovett proceeds with great sincerity: MRS. Almost as if to leave his demons behind.. MRS.. He turns back to the window.. He does not answer.

. Mrs. as-Anthony enters.. A madhouse . Todd begins pacing.PAGE 93. his mind is racing-TODD A madhouse . Where? ANTHONY Fogg's Asylum.. Anthony fades to a brooding silence as Todd continues pacing. Todd . Lovett. (sinks into a chair) .. the tiger again. Todd? ANTHONY (CONTINUED) . we hear footsteps climbing the stairs.it’s impossible to get to her.but it's done-TODD What is it. 95 CONTINUED: (2) 95 Then the bell rings outside the shop . as if he can finally see the Promised Land... But I've circled the place a dozen times. Todd's head snaps to Anthony. concerned. Seems I've not slept in a week -. TODD (a whisper) I've got him. her hand out to him. Lovett remains standing. Lovett watches him. Mr. thinking. thinking. absolutely exhausted.. Mrs..... Anthony? ANTHONY (bitter) He has her locked in a madhouse. Todd turns . riveted: TODD You've found Johanna? ANTHONY For all the good it'll do -. Mrs.... ma'am .. the Gentleman is gone ... Todd suddenly stops. ANTHONY Mr.. It's a fortress... We see him settling into an inspired sort of calm. There’s no way in.

Where do you suppose all the wigmakers of London go to obtain their human hair? Bedlam.then you will take her. as: TODD Go and outfit yourself properly -. Fogg announcing your arrival. Then Todd is all action. (CONTINUED) TODD .you are to be a gentlemen wigmaker. ANTHONY TODD You will not be deterred -. ANTHONY Mrs.holds him close. forehead to forehead -. Todd -. Yes. Lovett watches. as Todd embraces Anthony closely.his whispered intensity truly disturbing: TODD We shall set you up as a wigmaker in search of hair -.. He holds him for a long beat.. They get their hair from the lunatics at Bedlam-ANTHONY I don't understand-Todd suddenly grabs Anthony and hauls him up -.To bring her here...You will slaughter the world -. When you return we shall dispatch a letter to this Mr.that will gain you access -.PAGE 94. troubled.how can I ever--? Go! Anthony hurries out. 95 CONTINUED: (3) 95 TODD (to Anthony) We've got her . hurries to get some money and gives it to Anthony.quickly now! ANTHONY (clasping Todd's hand) Mr. Yes. Go -.

She just stands. Mr. PIE SHOP -. LOVETT Dear. TOBY 96 He goes up the steps. MRS. Lovett goes.? TOBY 97 TODD (still writing) You know where the Old Bailey is? (CONTINUED) . She looks down and sees Toby washing the tables in the outdoor garden. I wonder if-TODD Fetch the boy. T.PAGE 95. Yes'm.MORNING Mrs. deep in thought.MORNING Todd is finishing the letter as Toby enters: Mr. 97 INT. vigorously scrubbing the tables with soap and water. 96 EXT. Lovett begins going down the stairs outside the barber shop.. LOVETT Toby . 95 CONTINUED: (4) 95 Todd immediately hurls himself into a chair and begins writing a letter. Mrs. disturbed that Todd's demons are again devouring him. LOVETT Don't you think it's time you-TODD Fetch the boy. his violent scrawl slashing across the page. Todd requires you. MRS. She watches him for a moment and then continues down the steps: MRS.. She stands for a long moment. Toby is serious about his work... BARBER SHOP -. Then she stops.

Repeat that.. back and forth. folding up letter) Take this there and seek out a Judge Turpin. Not that I ever-TODD (interrupts. unblinking. TOBY Go to the Old Bailey. Mr. back and forth. BOY! You are not to stop! You are not to speak! You are to deliver this letter! DO YOU UNDERSTAND?! Toby is stunned and terrified. Find Judge Turpin.. yes. Todd immediately begins pacing like a caged animal. (CONTINUED) 101 . as day becomes evening. Todd releases him. He continues on to Mrs.PAGE 96. gazing like a falcon into the street. whispering to himself neurotically. PIE SHOP -. Only to him. and while I'm out do you mind if I stop by the grocer and pick up the-Todd pounces like a panther-He suddenly leaps up and grabs Toby by the throat with shocking brutality-TODD DON'T CHATTER. 97 CONTINUED: 97 TOBY Oh. TODD (handing him letter) Put this into his hands. sir.EVENING Toby walks back to the pie shop. who is clearing up the remains of a meal in the outdoor garden. It is the first time he has seen this side of his friend. Toby races out. Repeat that. 101 EXT. Do you understand? TOBY Yes. He stops when he sees Todd at the window above. sir. upset. Todd. Lovett.

I feel quite the same way-TOBY Hear me out.. lad? We had quite the luncheon rush! Me poor bones is ready to drop. MRS. Not while I'm around. love.. LOVETT What do you mean. mum .PAGE 97. And on the way back I went by the workhouse.) What is it. MRS.. She sits next to him.only you didn't know it-MRS. if there was someone around -. sir. No. And I was thinkin' .. You know there's nothing I wouldn't do for you. Todd sent me on an errand . LOVETT Where you been. A beat. I'll send 'em howling. Toby? He sits. TOBY Seems like the Good Lord sent you for me. notes his dark expression.. LOVETT Oh. Say..... LOVETT (concerned) What is this? What are you talking about? TOBY Nothing's gonna harm you.. TOBY Mr.someone bad -. (She looks at him. "someone bad"? TOBY Demons are prowling Everywhere Nowadays. Nothing gonna harm you. Or someplace worse. (CONTINUED) . But for you I would be there now. 101 CONTINUED: 101 MRS. Not while I'm around.

.. LOVETT What is this foolishness now? What are you talking about? TOBY Little things wot I been thinking . Demons'll charm you With a smile For a while. haven't we had enough of this foolish chatter? . Not to worry. Show me something I can overcome. Music continues: MRS.. Todd. No one's gonna dare. not to worry. About Mr. But in time Nothing can harm you.. 101 CONTINUED: (2) 101 I don't care-I got ways. there's no need for this. Put me to it. Not while I'm around. TOBY No one's gonna hurt you. hush now. LOVETT Now. I'll be there. TOBY Being close and being clever Ain't like being true.. He leans into her. I may not be smart but I ain't dumb... Others can desert you-Not to worry-Whistle. I won't never Hide a thing from you. Toby dear. I don't need to. Like some. mum. (MORE) (CONTINUED) . Not to worry. LOVETT Darling.PAGE 98. I can do it. Music continues as she nervously comforts him: MRS.. she puts her arms around him. MRS. but her expression is deeply troubled.

you just sit next to me nice and quiet . how about I give you a shiny new penny and you can fetch us some nice toffees--? 101 She pulls Pirelli's chatelaine purse from her dress-TOBY That's Signor Pirelli's purse! MRS. agitated. LOVETT No. her mind racing: MRS. hush . ma'am. But we see that her gentle song has calmed him.. darling.. LOVETT Nothing's gonna harm you. 101 CONTINUED: (3) MRS.PAGE 99. no. who's been so good to us? He calms down a bit as she holds him. Here. love -.this is just something Mr.... urgently pulling her hand) We gotta go. But in time Nothing's gonna harm you.what I been thinkin'-(He stands. Not while I'm around. T. dreadful decision. (He leans into her) Demons'll charm you With a smile For a while. Nothing's gonna harm you. right now -. give me for my birthday-TOBY See that proves it -. Toby. MRS.. (calming) . How could you think such a thing of Mr. The music continues as she holds him. Todd. LOVETT (cont'd) (reaching for her purse) . And she comes to a painful.. (CONTINUED) .. Here.we gotta find the Beadle and get the law here-She pulls him down to her again. Not while I'm around. There are tears in her eyes. LOVETT Hush now. Not while I'm around.

stained chopping block.. THE BAKEHOUSE -. 101 CONTINUED: (4) 101 MRS.. LOVETT Well. has been attached to cover an opening in the wall: the mouth of the chute from the barber shop above. (CONTINUED) 103 .. And we finally enter.EVENING 102 Mrs. She unbolts the door and ushers Toby in... no time like the present. buckets of questionable viscous liquid. 102 INT. LOVETT (softly) Funny we should be having this little chat right now . cleavers and bone saws and meat hooks. 103 INT. wet sewer grates for the blood. ma'am! She arrives at the heavy iron door to the bakehouse. long stairway toward the bakehouse.EVENING A macabre vision of Hell. MRS.. She quickly dries her eyes and then turns him to look at her. The grisly tools of her trade are scattered about the place: a large. you know how you've always fancied coming into the bakehouse with me to help make the pies? TOBY (dreamily) Yes. A metal sheet. 'Cause I was just thinkin'. TOBY My heart bleeds for you havin' to go up and down all these stairs! MRS. ma'am. that'll be your job now.PAGE 100. Lovett leads Toby down the claustrophobic. LOVETT (smiles) Well . The roof hangs low in this subterranean chamber. TOBY Yes. BAKEHOUSE STEPS -. hinged at the top. a meat grinder. We can hear the seismic rumble of the bake oven within.

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And eeriest of all ... the thundering roar of flame coming from a large industrial oven against one wall. Toby takes in the cavernous bakehouse: TOBY Coo, quite a stink, ain't there? She indicates the sewer grates: MRS. LOVETT Those grates go right down to the sewers and the whiffs come up, always a few rats gone home to Jesus down there. TOBY So -- where do I start?! She leads him across to the thrumming, fiery oven: MRS. LOVETT Now this would be the bake oven ... Ten dozen at a time. Always be sure the doors is closed properly, like this. TOBY (trying to remember it all) Yes'm, always closed properly. She leads him to the meat grinder: MRS. LOVETT And here's the grinder ... (demonstrates it) ... You pop in the meat, give it a good grind and it comes out here. TOBY (practicing with the grinder) Good grind, comes out there. MRS. LOVETT That's my boy. Smoothly, smoothly -Now I've got to pop upstairs, back in two shakes, all right? Yes'm. TOBY


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She begins to go. He stops her with: TOBY Do you think I might have a pie while I wait? She turns. He is standing at a rack of cooling pies. MRS. LOVETT As many as you like, son ... As many as you like. She goes and shuts the door behind her. 104 INT. BAKEHOUSE STEPS -- EVENING 104

She leans against the bakehouse door, tormented, gasping for air. Then she slowly bolts the door. A120 105 INT. FOGG'S ASYLUM -- EVENING 105

A cacophony of madness. The ragged inmates of the asylum are slammed together in a series of cramped cells, the low ceiling pressing down. We discover Anthony, dressed as a fashionable wigmaker, walking past the cells with the odious MR. FOGG. Fogg carries a large pair of scissors. FOGG ... Oh yes, sir, I agree it would be to our mutual interest to come to some arrangement in regard to my poor children's hair. He moves to one of the cells and unlocks it: FOGG I keep the blondes over here. It was yellow hair you was looking for, sir? Yes. ANTHONY

Fogg goes into the crowded cell -- the inmates, all blonde women, scurry back, clearly terrified of Fogg. Anthony sees Johanna, wearing a filthy straitjacket, hunched like a feral animal, cowering in a corner of the cell. ANTHONY (points) That one has hair the shade I need.

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Fogg goes to fetch Johanna, hauls her to Anthony: FOGG Come, child. Smile for the gentleman and you shall have a sweetie. Johanna’s eyes shoot wide when she sees Anthony, but she says nothing. FOGG (prepares scissors) Now, where shall I cut? Before Fogg can react -- Anthony pulls a revolver from his clothing, grabs Johanna and pushes Fogg back into the cell. He swings the cell door shut, locking Fogg in. ANTHONY Not a word, Mr. Fogg, or it will be your last ... Now, I leave you to the mercy of your “children.” He grabs Johanna and pulls her away. Mr. Fogg turns. He is locked in with the blonde inmates. They slowly begin to advance on him. Menacing. It is likely they are going to rip him limb from limb... 106 EXT. PIE SHOP -- EVENING Todd and Mrs. Lovett are hurrying down the stairs from the barber shop, urgent. Todd has a razor. MRS. LOVETT ... I got him locked in -- but if he escapes he’ll go to the law! TODD Then he can't escape. MRS. LOVETT Mr. T. -- I don't know -- maybe we could-TODD The Judge will be here soon! I have no time, woman! Come on--! They turn a corner and walk straight into-The Beadle!


.. (inhales the snuff. sir. you are the expert in these matters. there's been complaints. though I am here on official business.You gave me a fright. But first why don't you come upstairs and let me attend to you? BEADLE Much as I do appreciate tonsorial adornment.. Sneezes and daintily wipes his nose) .. TODD (smoothly) Of course . About the stink from your chimney.and the general public welfare. TODD But.. it's something most foul. (CONTINUED) . is that a cream or a tallow pomade? BEADLE (touches his hair) Oh.. TODD An admirable sentiment -. LOVETT Excuse me. They say at night.. out of professional curiosity you understand. Health regulations -. at your bakehouse. sir! -. not a pomade at all! Me secret is a touch of ambergris. 106 CONTINUED: 106 MRS. BEADLE (considering) Well . naturally -being my duty. I'm afraid I'll have to take a look . let me show you the difference. hair that delicate requires a genuine pomade! Come along.. BEADLE Not my intention. I really ought see to my "official" obligations first. (elaborately prepares a pinch of snuff) You see.PAGE 104.. good madam.But I must ask you..

. it is the severed tip of a finger. TODD And all on the house. BEADLE Oooh. alarmed-(CONTINUED) 108 . Beadle Bamford. Then he bites on something hard -. watching them closely. BEADLE Well. We realize we are seeing the perspective of the Beggar Woman. PIE SHOP -.disposal. Lovett) -.he reaches into his mouth and pulls something out. TODD (bowing) I am. 106 CONTINUED: (2) 106 TODD And we'll finish you off with a nice facial rub of bay rum. chatting with him easily. I take that very kindly . 108 INT. Toby drops it in horror and starts back-Suddenly. 107 EXT. a loud THUMPING and CLANGING makes him spin.stops -. curious. sir. Lovett allows herself a breath. BAKEHOUSE -. sir. Looks at it: It is a fingernail.. Mrs. bay rum is bracing.EVENING 107 From across the street. To be exact. hunched across the street. we see Todd leading the Beadle up the stairs to the barber shop. entirely at your -(his eyes flit to Mrs. for my friend. Lead on.PAGE 105.EVENING Toby is eating a pie as he slowly wanders around the bakehouse. He leads the Beadle away. He stops to consider the many stained cleavers and bone saws.

Toby races to the sewer grate.. the Banker pulls off Todd's stained barber tunic and hands Todd his jacket-BANKER In Sweeney's ledger the entries matched: A Beadle arrived. his razor high-His eyes blazing-His face covered in a spray of blood-Lost in rapture.PAGE 106. Meanwhile. And who could see how the road would twist.. the motor hissed. the General move into the frame with purpose.? Meanwhile. The Gentleman flicks out his handkerchief and begins to clean the blood off Todd's face -. No use. LOVETT! The thundering roar from the bake oven seems to rise to match his frenzy as-In panic.he is not gentle. impatient. the blood smears-GENTLEMAN The engine roared.. 108 CONTINUED: 108 As -The bloody body of the Beadle EXPLODES SUDDENLY from the mouth of the chute-Toby screams and races to the door-Pulls at it. Locked. Not for long. the General is cleaning up the blood on the barber chair-(CONTINUED) 109 . the Banker. yanks it up and disappears down into the sewers as the shrill factory whistle SCREAMS and we cut to-109 INT. The Gentleman.EVENING Todd stands by the chair.. LOVETT! LET ME OUT! MRS. and a Beadle dispatched. BARBER SHOP -. He bangs on the heavy iron door wildly: TOBY MRS. LOVETT! MRS.

) GENTLEMAN. LOVETT Toby! Where are you.) Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeneeeeeeeeeeeey. Sweeneysweeneysweeneysweeney.eagerly preparing him for the finale of his drama -GHOSTS (variously) Sweeney! Sweeney! Sweeney! Sweeney! Sweeney! By now the ghosts are fully Furies. the PRIEST and others. taking us to.a sharp cry from across the room -. love? TODD Toby! Where are you... BANKER AND GENERAL Todd sees that more and more of the ghastly specters are moving around the room -.multiplying exponentially -......O.we see the TOURIST. SUDDENLY -.. demented and threatening-GHOSTS Sweeney! Sweeeeeeneeeeey.. Todd carries a razor. BANKER AND GENERAL The Demon Barber of Fleet.touching Todd -.PAGE 107. GENTLEMAN..Todd spins-SWEENEY! .. Todd and Mrs.NIGHT GHOSTS (V.. 110 INT. Lovett are searching for Toby through a horrible catacomb of decaying sewers.! The screeching music transforms into a strange symphony of inarticulate moans and howls and chants. 109 CONTINUED: 109 GENERAL To satisfy the hungry god Of Sweeney Todd. the STUDENT. Their voices echo bizarrely: MRS.S...Street! OTHER GHOSTS (O. lad? (CONTINUED) 110 . They are more intrusive than they have ever been -. SEWERS -.

I'll return with the coach in less than half an hour.. LOVETT Demons are prowling everywhere Nowadays. Toby. ANTHONY Don't worry. in those clothes.. She is now dressed as a scruffy boy.. 111 TODD (CONTINUED) . You're safe now... Darling.. TODD MRS. Toby. MRS.. no one will recognize you ..... TODD Nothing to be afraid of boy.. LOVETT Nothing’s gonna harm you. LOVETT Not while I’m around.. Toby! TODD MRS. 111 INT.. Music takes us to.? No matter. a cap hiding her hair.. She is distracted and disturbed.. LOVETT Nothing’s gonna harm you.. darling.. You wait for him here -.NIGHT Anthony and Johanna hurry into the barber shop... Todd.. She gently touches Todd's collection of razors. ANTHONY Mr... BARBER SHOP -. Toby! TODD MRS.PAGE 108. LOVETT Not while I’m around.. 110 CONTINUED: 110 MRS.

an eerie echo of her father.. She turns to the window. When we’re free of this place all the ghosts will go away. JOHANNA (darkly ironic) Safe . watches him go.PAGE 109. She looks at him very intensely: JOHANNA No.. 112 EXT. (CONTINUED) . JOHANNA I have never had dreams. ANTHONY Johanna . So we run away and then all our dreams come true? ANTHONY I hope so... they never go away. I saw you! Are you in there still? 113 INT. 111 CONTINUED: 111 She picks up the largest razor. He gently touches her face. ANTHONY I'll be right back to you . climbing the stairs. BARBER SHOP -.. Then she sees the Beggar Woman approaching from across the street..NIGHT 113 112 Johanna hears the Beggar Woman singing. Half an hour and we'll be free. He goes.. looks at it... No good hiding. Anthony.. Beadle .. Only nightmares..NIGHT The Beggar Woman begins climbing the stairs to the barber shop: BEGGAR WOMAN Beadle .. Her expression is sad: he will never fully comprehend her depth. PIE SHOP -..

She quickly climbs into it and shuts the lid as-The Beggar Woman enters. The room has a strange effect on her.. Johanna looks around urgently. Beadle! He looks anxiously out the window for the Judge: TODD Be quiet.. sir.. beware her. Be-deedle dumpling. (slowing. The stink of evil -. Beadle......PAGE 110....Todd leaps into the room-TODD What are you doing here?! BEGGAR WOMAN (clutching at his arm) Ah. evil is here. 113 CONTINUED: 113 BEGGAR WOMAN (V. She with no pity . She intones to pretty lullaby music. (calling) ... Beadle. woman! BEGGAR WOMAN (still clutching at him) She's the Devil's wife! Oh. BEGGAR WOMAN Beadle dear.. dumpling. Beadle dear.. TODD Out of here! Now! (CONTINUED) . sir. looking at him more closely) . sees the large chest.from her! ....O.) Beadle .. as if she were vaguely recalling some distant dream.in her heart. Beadle.like a thunderbolt -. SUDDENLY-Without warning -. BEGGAR WOMAN Beadle deedle deedle deedle deedle dumpling.from below -..

(CONTINUED) .fiercely SLASHES her throat -. Thank heavens the sailor did not molest her. longing for forgiveness. mister? Todd suddenly sees -. With my neighbor.she slides through the floor-He pulls the chair back to its normal position just as-The Judge enters. She has? JUDGE TODD Oh yes. the pace increases: TODD I think I hear her now. Thank heavens. your lesson was well learned.walking toward the shop-Todd has no time--! The music THUNDERS as-In one brutal motion -. JUDGE Then she shall have it. JUDGE (excited) Oh.the Judge! -. too. She'll be here soon. your Honor. don't I know you. 113 CONTINUED: (2) 113 BEGGAR WOMAN (really peering at him now) Hey. She speaks only of you. she has seen the error of her ways.tosses her in the chair -pulls the lever -. JUDGE Where is she? Where's the girl? TODD Below. my friend! TODD Is that her dainty footstep on the stair? JUDGE I hear nothing.he swings around and grabs his razor . excellent. you say? The music builds. sir.PAGE 111.

JUDGE (straightening his coat) Quickly.. 113 CONTINUED: (3) 113 TODD Yes. man! TODD Pretty women Are a wonder.. Making herself even prettier than usual-JUDGE Even prettier.. moves to get a bottle of bay rum-TODD Pretty women. JUDGE Hurry. JUDGE (blissful) Ohhhhhhh. Todd gets a towel.. a splash of bay rum! TODD Sit... (CONTINUED) . sir. JUDGE (settling into chair.. sit. Johanna. TODD If possible. isn’t that her shadow on the wall? Where? JUDGE TODD There! Primping.. puts it carefully around the Judge. in lecherous rapture) Johanna.PAGE 112. Pretty women! TODD Pretty women. yes... sir.

PAGE 113. 113 CONTINUED: (4) 113 JUDGE You're in a merry mood again today. They're there.. Even when they leave. The music builds dangerously as: JUDGE How seldom it is one meets a fellow spirit! TODD With fellow tastes -. They still Are there. barber.in women. at least.. TODD Pretty women! Blowing out their candles Or combing out their hair. (MORE) (CONTINUED) .. they somehow Can still remain There with you there. JUDGE What? What's that? TODD The years no doubt have changed me.. TODD (joyfully) Pretty women! JUDGE What we do for They sing simultaneously as Todd smoothes bay rum on the Judge's face and then reaches for his razor: JUDGE Pretty women! Blowing out their candles Combing out their hair-Then they leave-Even when they leave you And vanish. sir.

The ghosts are gone. Then silence as he reverently sets the razor on the floor and looks at it. We focus on his face.is not particularly memorable. Rest now forever.PAGE 114. exalted. 113 CONTINUED: (5) TODD (cont'd) But then. A long beat of silence.. terrible blast as-Todd brutally SLASHES the Judge's throat-Severing his jugular-The spray of blood drenches Todd-He pulls the lever and sends the body tumbling out of sight down the chute. (CONTINUED) . Sleep now the untroubled Sleep of the angels.. 113 JUDGE (a horrified realization) Benjamin Barker! TODD BENJAMIN BARKER! The factory whistle screams a steady. His quest is completed. His demons silenced. As Todd stands for a long moment. The music stops. my friend.the face of a prisoner in the dock -. Then Todd looks at his razor deeply: TODD Rest now. blood dripping from his face. Then he sinks to his knees. The music continues. I suppose the face of a barber -. overcome.

I. A sound from the chest...NIGHT 114 Mrs. his razor ready-TODD Surely. No reason to move. backs away from him and for the first time notices the body of the Beggar Woman.. lad? No -. A slight thump. 113 CONTINUED: (6) 113 It's done. a lethal warning: TODD Forget my face. leaving her sitting in the chair-114 INT. Lovett is standing in horror by the mouth of the chute. he is dead.die! The Judge's fingers finally relax their grip. Lovett's voice -. He spins and bolts out of the shop. BAKEHOUSE -. still barely alive.. pointing the razor at her. clutches at her skirt-She tries to wrench herself away from his vise-like grip-MRS. Lovett. The Judge. He just kneels there. He slowly picks up his razor and moves to the chest. No purpose in life.PAGE 115. Panting.A PIERCING SCREAM ECHOES UP FROM THE CHUTE -Mrs. Then. Mrs. (CONTINUED) . LOVETT Die! Die! God in heaven -.screaming to raise the dead-Todd rivets Johanna. yes! Everyone needs a good shave--! SUDDENLY -. Then suddenly WRENCHES it open and HAULS out Johanna-TODD (darkly) Come for a shave. throws back his arm. JOHANNA He tosses her in the chair. His eyes dart to the chest. have you.

. Oh God . but he's finished now.. A chord of music as Todd realizes who she is. 114 CONTINUED: 114 MRS. She continues quickly dragging the Beggar Woman toward the oven. Lovett opens the oven doors-The thundering roar from the oven crashes through the room as the fiery light slashes across the floor-Clearly illuminating the face of the Beggar Woman. Music continues and builds as: TODD Oh no! . He waves her toward the oven-MRS..PAGE 116. holding on to my dress. LOVETT He was clutching.. LOVETT No! Don't touch her! TODD Open the doors! He shoves her toward the oven and leans over to pick up the Beggar Woman's body-TODD What's the matter with you? It's only a silly old beggar-Then -..Mrs. LOVETT You! Can it be? Have all the demons of Hell come to torment me?! She grabs the Beggar Woman and starts dragging her quickly toward the oven as Todd races in: TODD Why did you scream? Does the Judge live still? MRS. "Don't I know you?" she said . Open the doors. Lovett: (CONTINUED) ... He looks up to Mrs. TODD Leave them to me..

She lived-TODD I've come home again. LOVETT But it left her weak in the head.she did -Never said that she died -Poor thing. I never lied. MRS.. All she did for months was just lie there in bed-Lucy. LOVETT Your Lucy! A crazy hag picking bones and rotten spuds out of alley ashcans! Would you have wanted to know she ended up like that? TODD (looking up) You lied to me.. Wound up in Bedlam instead. LOVETT (desperately) No. MRS.. TODD MRS. From the moment that I came into your shop you knew my Lucy lived! MRS. LOVETT Should've been in hospital... MRS.. 114 CONTINUED: (2) 114 TODD You knew she lived... No. TODD (to Beggar Woman) Lucy. not lied at all.. LOVETT I was only thinking of you! TODD (looking down again) Lucy. no. LOVETT Said she took the poison -.PAGE 117. MRS.. Poor thing! (CONTINUED) .

my God. Believe me! (a heartbreaking plea) Can we still be Married? Todd steps toward her darkly... (passionately) Yes.. she steps back. LOVETT Better you should think she was dead. TODD MRS. Eminently practical and yet Appropriate as always. As you've said repeatedly.. I lied 'cos I love you! Lucy... 114 CONTINUED: (3) 114 TODD Oh. Lovett. unsure. LOVETT Do you mean it? Everything I did I swear I thought Was only for the best. come here. What's dead Is dead. Lovett -. my love. You're a bloody wonder. My love. (CONTINUED) ..as the glorious "Little Priest" waltz theme returns-TODD Mrs. He steps toward her. MRS.PAGE 118. MRS.. There's little point in dwelling on the past. as they sing simultaneously: TODD No. Not a thing to fear. LOVETT I'd be twice the wife she was! I love you! Could that thing have cared for you Like me? TODD (a harrowing keen) WHAT HAVE I DONE?! Todd's eyes suddenly snap up to Mrs.

Todd.PAGE 119. And banging on the oven doors. 114 CONTINUED: (4) 114 She knows she is doomed. TODD Is learn forgiveness and try to forget. But steps into his arms anyway for a final. Really living it--! The music reaches a thundering crescendo as-He flings her into the oven and slams the doors-We hear her screaming. Mr. By the sea. Todd. my dear. We'll be comfy-cozy. MRS. He waltzes her toward the roaring oven. my pet-MRS. triumphant waltz: TODD The history of the world. He cradles her head in his arms. So let's keep living it--! BOTH Just keep living it. Where there's no one nosy. LOVETT (the lost dream) By the sea. fully aware of what's coming. The blazing. Mr.. Leave it to me.. dancing through Hell. (CONTINUED) . Mr. Todd. LOVETT (through tears) Oh. Then he slowly drags himself across the floor to the Beggar Woman. Todd sinks to his knees and covers his ears desperately as the banging and screaming and music finally fade to silence. TODD And life is for the alive. She offers no resistance. Ooh.. Todd. Mr. thundering inferno of the oven makes it seem they are the damned..

A long beat as they look at each other.. We cut to his point-of-view: The rough brick floor. turns to face Toby.. Todd leans forward. He bends his head back... moving up the frame . dying.. And she was beautiful. He looks over to see. offering his naked throat.... Todd folds himself over his dead wife. Todd looks at him. And she was virtuous. still kneeling. Then slowly unbuttons his collar and exposes his neck. anguished sobs. She was his reason and his life.. He has seen everything. 114 CONTINUED: (5) 114 TODD There was a barber and his wife.staring at him from the open sewer grate... And he was. Then he becomes aware of something. And she was beautiful. A dark pool of blood slowly begins to spread . A foolish barber and his wife. Toby -... The only sound his deep. Todd gently sets Lucy down and then. Todd continues to gaze up at Toby as we hear the lonely sound of wind escaping from his severed wind pipe. Todd watches as Toby silently pulls himself up. From the bottom of the frame. A long beat.PAGE 120. (CONTINUED) . the fiery glow from the bake oven reflected in the blood. Then Toby slowly moves and carefully picks up Todd's razor. Toby slowly goes to him and methodically slits his throat.. Then Toby turns and leaves the bakehouse..

the Gentleman's face appears. The Banker emerges from the shadows of the bakehouse.. and the Tourist .. BEGGAR WOMAN.... Sweeney! Hold it to the skies! Freely flows the blood of those Who moralize! (CONTINUED) . 114 CONTINUED: (6) 114 Finally. and the Priest . The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. As before. The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. By Sweeney Todd. Of fancy clients and good renown.. BEGGAR WOMAN He kept a shop in London town.. We realize this is the first image we saw in the story.. and the Student..... PIRELLI AND BEADLE Swing your razor wide. BANKER He shaved the faces of gentlemen Who never thereafter were heard of again. She is joined by the Judge.PAGE 121.. the Beggar Woman. GHOSTS (variously) He trod a path that few have trod. Did Sweeney Todd.. As he dies.. The Beadle and Pirelli join the ghosts. Todd's blood.. the pool of blood fills the entire frame. Then a new ghost . reflected in the pool of blood. His skin was pale and his eye was odd.... a face we recognize . The General emerges . GENTLEMAN Attend the tale of Sweeney Todd... JUDGE And what if none of their souls were saved? They went to their maker impeccably shaved. Todd's perspective.. JUDGE AND GHOSTS By Sweeney.

No one can help.PAGE 122. waiting the years.. Perhaps today you gave a nod To Sweeney Todd. nothing can hide you-Isn't that Sweeney there beside you? Sweeney wishes the world away.. The fiery red roar of the bake oven builds in intensity.as the music builds-GHOSTS (variously) There! There! There! There! There! There! There! (almost a scream now) There! They move away-Revealing-Todd and Mrs. Hugging the blade.. Sweeney’s weeping for yesterday. it's Sweeney! Sweeney! Sweeney! We tear through them with increasing frenzy -. Facing each other.cutting quickly. GHOSTS (variously) Sweeney wishes the world away. The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. the more he lives. Hunting like predators. Sweeney waits in the parlor hall. We circle them: (CONTINUED) . his room is bare. considering the meat grinder and stained cleavers and chopping block. Their long shadows tower bizarrely against the walls and ceiling of the bakehouse. GHOSTS (variously) His needs are few. we begin to move urgently through the ghosts. Sweeney's weeping for yesterday. Is Sweeney! There he is. The more he bleeds. Hearing the music that nobody hears. Sweeney leans on the office wall. 114 CONTINUED: (7) 114 The ghosts move around the bakehouse. vertiginous angles -. He hardly uses his fancy chair. Lovett. He never forgets and he never forgives..

. The Demon Barber of Fleet.slashing -. Dead. Street! The febrile music continues as Todd and Mrs.PAGE 123.smiling -... hunched over the pool of blood on the bakehouse floor.. LOVETT --As Sweeney. GHOSTS . He stands alone.striding-The final crash of music at the final image: Todd kneeling. continuing to glare at each other. Lovett stand alone. The ghosts begin to disappear . cut to the music -Todd's life flashing before his eyes -The images building as the music races toward its conclusion-Todd singing -... Lovett) To seek revenge may lead to hell... He falls.. LOVETT (coldly to him) But everyone does it.... 114 CONTINUED: (8) 114 GHOSTS Attend the tale of Sweeney Todd! He served a dark and a hungry god! TODD (sharply to Mrs. fading into the shadows of the bakehouse . Into the blood. GHOSTS As Sweeney Todd. And we cut to-A series of images from earlier in our story. Lovett alone. Finally she gives him a grim little smile and disappears into the darkness.. (CONTINUED) ... leaving Todd and Mrs. MRS.. if seldom as well-TODD AND MRS.

The End .PAGE 124. 114 CONTINUED: (9) 114 Snap to black.

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