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You're a bum! Strike! You're out! Elmer, here it is. -I knew you'd find it. -Boy, I could sure use a drink. I wonder if any big shots are getting married today? Looks like the same suckers get married every day. Come on. Hey, the guy with the cheaters. Now what's he hiding from? -Hey, isn't that Mortimer Brewster? -Mortimer Brewster, the dramatic critic? No, it's not him. But what a scoop it'd be! The guy who wrote The Bachelor's Bible getting hooked. It's too good to be true. Let's snap the mayor in his new fire helmet and go. Let's stick around, see who the guy is. "Two by two they come and go" Good morning, children. Your name, please? -Elaine Harper. -Speak a little louder. Elaine Harper. Thank you. Yours? -Mortimer Brewster. -How's that?
Mortimer Brewster. Speak up, sonny. There's nothing to be afraid of. I want to keep this undercover. Love her? Of course you love her. You're marrying her, right? You don't understand. Come here. I don't want this to get out for a while. I'm Mortimer Brewster. You're who? Mortimer Brew-That's him! Mr. Brewster! Now, look-Goodbye, dear. Don't you understand? How can I marry you? Me, the symbol of bachelorhood. I've sneered at every love scene. I've written four million words against marriage! Not only hooked, but to a minister's daughter, and a girl from Brooklyn. Look at the way you look! What is that contraption you've got there? A pin I borrowed from your aunts. You know, "Something borrowed--" I know, "Something borrowed, something blue." Old, new. Rice and old shoes.
Carry you over the threshold. Niagara Falls. All that silly tripe. Is this what I've come to? I can't go through with it. I won't marry you. That's that. -Yes, Mortimer. -What do you mean, "Yes, Mortimer"? Aren't you insulted? Aren't you going to cry? -No, Mortimer. -And don't "No, Mortimer" me, either! Marriage is a superstition. It's old-fashioned. It's.... O'Hara, don't be a jerk. You don't realize... ...l'm turning over to you the nicest, best beat in Brooklyn. Now look at that old church. And them old houses. Did George Washington ever sleep here? Of course he did. This whole neighborhood just stinks with atmosphere. -And look at that old house. -The original owners still there? Don't crack wise about the Brewster sisters. They're two of the dearest, sweetest old ladies that ever walked the earth. They're out of this world. They're like pressed rose leaves. Pressed rose leaves? The old girls must be kind of hard up.
It was Reverend Harper who sneezed. I do hope you don't disapprove of Mortimer......they wouldn't go away without a good meal and a couple of bucks...he's in Brooklyn six nights a week.but no man with this published attitude.Their old man left them fixed for life. . It's not that I disapprove of his being a critic. No. dear." either.. He used to come to see us only occasionally. We mustn't be angry with Mortimer. Bless you. You'd be surprised . But you can bet if anybody came looking for a room.. Brophy. and now.. You know I'm not a swearing man. . Sister Martha and I are so happy... Don't you call them "the girls. . Remember now... He's so very much in love with her.should take any man's daughter anyplace..because he's a dramatic critic and takes your daughter to the theater.. . That's their way of digging up people to do good to.. Is Lieutenant around? So what are they renting rooms for? They don't. I must be catching cold. at any time. Reverend Harper.. . watch your language...
He's taking over my beat. How do you do. -Come right in. we have nothing to report. Gentlemen. I'll go. This is Officer O'Hara. we came for the toys. no. Thank you. The toys are on the chair up here. That's splendid work you men do. Mr. No. fixing up discarded toys for the kids at camp. gentlemen. -How do you do. Teddy. Splendid! Thank you. miss? -Welcome to our neighborhood. -Miss Abby. run upstairs and bring down your Army and Navy from Aunt Martha's room. -So these are the toys? -How's Mrs. sir? It's nice to meet you. At ease. dear. Charge! It gives us something to do at the station. Brophy. They're all packed. Brophy? . by the library door. the new man on the beat. Harper from the church next door? Hello. This is Officer O'Hara.what they'd consider swearing. Teddy. Will you excuse me? No. what news have you brought me? Colonel. You get tired of playing cards. You know the Reverend Dr. absolutely nothing to report.
They're afraid of him. But I have to call a Cabinet meeting to get those supplies.. Gentlemen.it's because I've known the Brewster sisters.. There's a lot of worse guys he could think he was... Sarge.She's better. That's right. but what the heck-What's going on here? -He's quite harmless... thank you. if I know what pure kindness and absolute generosity are. Do you hear me? He used to do that at night.. I'll make a note. Now don't do that again. But a little weak. . I'll get some beef broth for you to take to her. You've done so much already.. Look.. Isn't it a shame. Stop the nonsense! I won't be a minute. .. Please don't bother.. I promised I wouldn't swear. you promised me you wouldn't do that anymore. Father. He's an interesting character. that this nice family should be hatching a cuckoo? . -He thinks he's Teddy Roosevelt. still.and the neighbors raised Cain. Reverend. Teddy. Isn't it a shame.
. The Army and Navy are ready for action. -But the Oregon goes to Australia. -Now. this is grand. Brophy. What's this? The Oregon? Teddy. It'll make a lot of kids happy.. -Reverend. Sarge. No. put it back. So long. -These are lovely. -Thank you. Colonel. -Not at all. now.Well. Miss Brewster. Dismissed! . you're back. You bet I will. How do you do? -I'm very glad to know you. Colonel. Be sure it's good and hot. -How do you do? -Good afternoon.. Thank you. He's taking over my duties. and thank you very much. dear. Yes. Martha. -The children will go crazy. Officer O'Hara. Teddy. it goes to Australia. how do you do? Miss Martha. Hey. Here's the broth for Mrs. isn't this nice! -Good afternoon. -Don't mention it.
. we thought if he'd be George Washington. Yes. -Well. -Charge! Charge the blockhouse! Blockhouse? The stairs are always San Juan Hill.it might be a change for him. That is quite a problem. and what's more important. Bless you! Have you tried to persuade him he wasn't Roosevelt? -Oh. and we suggested it. . I must be going. And do you know what happened? He just stayed under his bed for days and wouldn't be anybody. Our only worry for Teddy is after we're gone.. -Good night.. -Careful of the step with the toys.. indeed.. if he's happy.. let that be a lesson to you.-Goodbye and thank you. Martha? Once. Goodbye... a long time ago. Well. -Don't mention it. Mortimer's made all the arrangements for Teddy.. you're happy. Young man. Do you remember. no! -He's so happy being Teddy Roosevelt. .
. I do believe he's beginning to see the light. I didn't know when you'd be back. why? Good news for you. You know. Delighted! That's bully! Just bully! I shall prepare at once for the journey. Charge! Abby! While I was out? Yes. Did you just have tea? Yes.. He won't interfere with our plans for Mortimer and Elaine. -I'll run right downstairs and see. dear.. too. So. There wasn't time. -No. Splendid idea! A very pleasant place. -But all by yourself. You're going to Panama and dig another lock for the canal. dear. -I got along fine. And I was all alone. I'm sure we needn't worry about him.to go to Happy Dale Sanitarium after we pass on. I just couldn't wait for you. And dinner's going to be late. and Reverend Harper was coming. sweet Reverend Harper. Martha. . Dear.
. I don't like that look in your eyes. Wait a minute. -What's the matter with it? -Father preached about it only last Sunday..Well? Just look in the windowseat. Let everyone in Brooklyn over 16 look. Please! For heaven's sake! But.. And her brooch. you're going to love me . -You ain't seen anything yet. right out here with everyone looking? Yes. right out here with everyone looking. Just throw it. But. Hold on to that. Elaine! -What did she mean? You don't suppose they've gone and-Listen. He did? What did he say? -He was against it. keep them. darlings. -Take her hat. Mortimer. -This old cab has seen osculation but. Mortimer. Here's your hat. If you find her hairpins. -It's Elaine! -Hello. -You've got to drive us to the station. There they are. buddy. -But. -But that was only Sunday.
.. You'll run his cold into a pneumonia.. There. I started packing the day after I met you. Look. Mortimer! " You better get used to it. Yes.for my mind. . Niagara Falls! Everybody ought to go there. don't tell your father.. the bridal suite in the hotel. You know what we're doing? Wasting time.. why don't we wire him from Niagara Falls? Niagara Falls? That's why you stopped at your office. Go on. That's what I hate about women. You should've seen my secretary's face. We've a room on the train.and tomorrow morning we go over the falls in a barrel. darling.. No. hurry and pack. certainly! We're going to go the whole hog. I can handle Father. I'll go tell my aunts and you tell your. You'll see it often. There's that look again! "There's that look again.. . It goes just before this. I don't have to. too? One thing at a time. you see! You see? That's what I mean. He's a dear.
We're married. Brewster? Good.I wonder what Mary's doing now? -The train leaves in an hour. you two old frauds. not now! Look surprised when he tells us. darling. Hurry. Grand Central Station. Send four dozen more to drawing room A. -Father may want to pray over me. And throw in a flock . -It'll be a few minutes. too wonderful? And to think that it happened right here in this room! Now. hurry. When you whistle. it's me. here. Benson's Florists? This is Mortimer Brewster. Isn't it too. Elaine and I are married. -Can I use the telephone? -Of course. Did you send those roses to Mrs. how wonderful! Isn't it wonderful? They're married! Don't pretend to be so surprised either. Hold on to your bustles. open the front door fast. Oh. What? Now? No. If you see a tall. dark streak of light. -Whistle when you're ready.
you've got the nicest nephew in the world. . But before you go. A taxi's waiting. -And. Of course. Oh. -You won't have time to bake a cake.of orange blossoms. except me? We knew you'd find out about it in time. dear. I'll open a bottle of wine and we'll sing. I'm going to burn all my books. Well. I do hope the Reverend isn't too angry. of course. a wedding cake. It's all ready. You know how your books upset him. we can have our celebration. And we'll invite a few neighbors in. I'll run along and get everything ready. too. We're going to Niagara Falls. I've got the two nicest aunts in the world. I'll let the Reverend light the first match. It's been ready since-I bet it's been ready since the first day I met her. Did everybody know I was getting married. Did I leave some notes here for my new book? You mean Mind Over Matrimony? Where are they? -I hid them someplace--Come along.
I'm off to Panama. thank you. Really? A honey of a lunatic. Mortimer! -How are you. Isn't it wonderful? Well. One of those whodunits called Murder Will Out. A new lock for the canal. goodbye. Mr. Hello. reminded me of Jonathan. President. Do you remember how he used to cut worms in two with his teeth? Jonathan? He's probably in prison or hanged or something by now. Goodbye. Mr. had a character in it.Now you behave. "Oh. Oh. President? -Bully. You ought to put that in the fire with my books. Let's find them before Elaine sees them. tell the news to Mother" -Oh. dear! . you know. My. dear. what a face! I remember now. -Find those notes? What's wrong? There's a baby picture of your brother Jonathan. I know. Just bully. I saw a play. -What news have you brought me? -The country's squarely behind you. Yes. Just the thought of Jonathan frightens me. He'd scare grownups with it.
listen. The next thing-Hey. dear. When Teddy's working on the canal. but I've got an awful shock for you. At once! -He's in the cellar. Get him up here now. . Now. You know how we've always planned to send Teddy to Happy Dale? Yes. When the curtain goes up. We know.Yeah. but it has nothing to do with Teddy. the first thing you see is a dead body. Teddy's killed a man. -You know? -Of course. mister. darlings. darlings! Nonsense! There's a body in the windowseat! Yes. what a play. -Happy bridegroom! -Congratulations. Teddy's got to go to Happy Dale now. -There's no such hurry as that. you can't get his mind on anything else. darling! Never mind that now. look. Well. dear. I'm frightfully sorry. That's after we're gone. Yes. we talked with Reverend Harper about it. Yes. darlings.
You just forget about it. Aunt Martha. dear. Forget? We never dreamed you'd peek. What the. No.... The gentleman died because he drank some wine with poison in it. Now look. That's really all I know about him. You put it in the wine? . men just don't get into windowseats and die. don't be so inquisitive.. You mean you. When it's in tea. Who is he? He's a Mr. Hoskins. Forget you ever saw the gentleman. Wait! Stop all this. it has a distinct odor. He's a Methodist? lsn't that nice... how did he die? Mortimer. That's all you know? What's he doing here? -What happened to him? -He died. Mortimer. except that he's a Methodist.Now. Adam Hoskins. He died first. How did the poison get in the wine? We put it in wine because it's less noticeable.
It's first-degree. She's much better. Isn't Halloween a wonderful time for them? ... not at tea. Schultz. That wouldn't have been very nice.. The dears. Junior's not going to drag me into another one of those scary pictures. Hoskins in the windowseat. tomorrow or next day. We must do that. Operator? Can you hear my voice? You can? Are you sure? Then I must be here. Now. But she wants us to take Junior to the movies again.because Reverend Harper was coming. Look at me. Abby. Yes. They ought not to be allowed to make pictures just to frighten people. Mortimer. I do think that Martha and I have the right to our own little secrets. darling. while I was out I dropped in on Mrs. .. And I put Mr. You knew what you'd done and didn't want Reverend Harper to see the body? Well.Yes. you know all about it and just forget about it. but this time we'll go where we want to go.
Teddy's down in the cellar now.. -We can't turn you over to the police. Forget? Can't I make you realize that something has to be done? Now.. We don't intend to. Mortimer. Look. I want to know what we're going to do! We're going to celebrate. Now.Yes. You're too old to be flying off the handle like this. -Lick the bowl? I don't want to.. -We'll let you lick the bowl. dear. -Stop worrying about it. dear. . I want to know what we're going to do. Hodgekiss--Hoskins. That's what we did with the others. Whatever his name is. here. Mr. you can't leave him in there. Mortimer. dear. Celebrate? There's a body in the windowseat! Yes. it is. I know what his name is. -But Mr. dear. Aunt Martha. you behave. digging the lock. They have so much fun. We told you to forget the whole thing. Hodgekiss in the cellar? Yes. don't be so impatient. Hoskins. You can't. You're going to bury Mr.
Abby. I get them mixed up sometimes. But. Abby.it occurred to me that he'd make just an even dozen. I didn't mean-- .." do you mean "others"? -More than one "others"? -Yes.-Others? -The other gentlemen. dear. keep your shirt on! Elaine. dear. isn't it.. Abby? No. This one is only 1 1 .. No. Abby. dear. Whatever is the matter with Mortimer today? Why. . dear. Abby usually is. When you say "others. dear. Let me see now. I think you're wrong. Makes it 12. It does? Well. I really don't think you should count the first one. For heaven's sake. because I remember when Mr. This makes 12. she's probably right. what do you think happened to him? Hello? Not now. This is 1 1.. and that makes it 12. Hoskins first came in. I was counting the first one. Hello.
You mean.Now.we would.... you poor.. . He was such a lonely. . who was the first one? Mr.. Teddy came up from digging in Panama.. Never mind about that. . he dropped dead right in this chair? And then.that if we could help other lonely. And that meant he had to be buried immediately.looking so peaceful.... ..... Why... when his heart attack came. old men. then and there.and he thought Mr. All his kith and kin were dead.to find that same peace.. let's see.. dear.. Abby thinks we should count the first one.. Where were we? Twelve. Midgely was a yellow-fever victim.. . . we all took him down to Panama. We felt so sorry for him. you see... old gentleman. . Martha? We made up our minds...and he sat there dead in that chair.. Remember. He was a Baptist. Tell me.. And then.. So. Midgely. Just sit down.. Twelve! Yes..
No..... -Mortimer.and put him in the lock and gave him a decent Christian burial. . Of course not! Well. dear. And then. . for a gallon of elderberry wine. You've eaten enough of her piccalilli...l take one teaspoonful of arsenic... so...because we know exactly what's to be done. What about the others? All 12 of them didn't walk in here and drop dead.. Should have quite a kick... ...... Well.. There.. -What? Do you remember those jars of poison on the shelves. now you see? That's why we told you not to bother about it. dear. one of our gentlemen found time to say: "How delicious! " . As a matter of fact. Wait a minute! Come here.. darling.in Grandfather's laboratory all these years? You know your Aunt Martha's knack for mixing things. . just a pinch of cyanide.then add half a teaspoonful of strychnine..
You newlyweds! A sip of wine will give you an appetite.. Old Judge Cullman! I wonder if I got his number. digging locks. La Guardia. I couldn't eat a thing. Let me see. Everybody knows he's crazy.He did? Well. He's wonderful. a sip of. Teddy! Of course. I can see the headlines now: "Murder lncorporator Rides Again" right across the front page. That'd be nice. wasn't that nice of him? Abby. darling. we mustn't be standing here gossiping all night. Information? Get me the number of Judge Cullman . Happy as a lark. Who can I call up? Dewey. Let me see. A sip of wine! Wine! I'm beginning to think the cat's in on this. Winchell's no good. Singing away. Got him working on a yellow-fever victim. What am I doing with tickets? Information.... Winchell? No.. We must get that cake frosted.. Don't worry about the cake.
Something's happened. I heard you whistle. would you call me back? Wouldn't it be marvelous if he wasn't there? Hey. -How do I look? -You look fine. What'd you do. dark streak of light. lose your nerve? Where's that look I was going to see so often? Stop! Don't whistle in my ear. yes. what's the matter? What happened? Those flowers are so beautiful. I'll call you up tomorrow. -Tomorrow? You know I always call you up every day or two. . -Run on home. please. What are you doing here? What am I doing here? Didn't you hear me whistle? Whistle? Oh. What color is it? Has it turned? Darling. Yeah. You and your gags! Where's your hat? The bags are in the taxi.on North Shore Road. you! Thought you were tall. What's wrong? Look at your hair. -Come on! -I'm so sorry. Brooklyn.
Elaine. but don't stand there! -But Niagara Falls! -If it does. I'll tell you why I called you. . about Teddy. You better go home! -But. get some rest! Rest? Who? Judge Cullman? This is Mortimer Brewster. The police want to throw him into a state institution.. It won't wait until tomorrow. Judge. It's about Teddy. we were married today. very important. It's very. we'll let it! -Wait a minute! Listen. he's-It's his bugle blowing. We've got to do something immediately. darling.If I could only tell you. But it's a matter of life and.. -Go to bed. Judge. Elaine! Will you get out of here? What on earth is going on here? I don't know where I stand! -Anywhere.. Judge. A thing happened. I've got to come over and see you right away. You smell so nice. You can't marry me and then throw me out! I'm not throwing you out of the house! Will you get out of here? I'm sorry.
I'm sorry. we're just setting the table for dinner. I'm Miss Brewster. please. we can get him to Happy Dale. dear. Long distance? I want the Happy Dale Sanitarium. Another Miss Brewster. How do you do? Come in. I understand you've got a room to rent. -Is Brooklyn your home? -I live in a hotel. -Shut up! If you sign the papers and Teddy commits himself. do sit down. -Are you the lady of the house? -Yes. It's a wonderful place. Operator? Give me long distance.How do you like that? -I read an ad here about a room to rent. You will? Fine! I'll be over as soon as I've made another call. this would be a nice comfortable chair. Happy Dale. Now. -My name's Gibbs. New York. And this is my sister. -Well. Do step in. Don't like it. -All alone in the world? . Doorbell's ringing. Are your family Brooklyn people? -Haven't got any family.
I don't think I'll like it. -No. skoal.. Elderberry? I haven't tasted elderberry wine since I was a boy.-Well. -Do sit down. "D" Iike in "dig. Won't you try a glass of our wine before we start up? Never touch it. Well. we make this ourselves. -Operator! I don't want the Happy Dale Laundry! I want the Happy Dale Sanitarium! Sanitarium! Sanitarium! Yes.. Please." when you dig a lock. Happy Dale.. but the cemetery's full of them. "A" Iike in "arsenic. That's right. Martha. -Dale. . Well. Well. I can see the headlines now. like a broken record! -Have your own elderberry bushes? -No. The room's upstairs. you've come to just the right house. I'd like to see the room. -Thank you. It's elderberry wine." Got that? Is there always this much noise? He doesn't live with us.
.. Oh. you can't do things like that! Now I don't know how I can explain this to you. piffle! It's not a nice thing to do. . killed? They're nuts! You're telling me! Look. they're busy? Busy? They're busy and you're dizzy! No. but you've given me an idea! Darling.Hello.. murdered.but it's not only against the law. I'm nervous. Don't do that. People wouldn't understand. Get out of here! Do you want to be poisoned. it's wrong. I'm not drunk. What I mean is..... Not that. He wouldn't understand. madam. operator! What's taking so long? It's only across the river! I could swim it faster! Yes! Hello! Hell-What-What. This is developing into a very bad habit! Who? Happy Dale Sanitarium? .
. Brewster. Bonaparte.That's amazing. Well. we're a bit short of Napoleons at present. How are you? Do you remember our conversation about committing my brother to Happy Dale? You do? Well. . Mr. we want to commit him there immediately. do you-I'm fine. Brewster? How are you? Mr.What? All right. Yes.and it would lead to trouble.-. if your mind is made up. Witherspoon. now. Mr. Well. operator.. Have you had the papers drawn up? No. Well. but I'll do it now and call you as soon as I have them. And if-Oh. Witherspoon. I see. Thank you. Mr. . Witherspoon speaking. dear. That's too bad. Oh. dear.. Of course. I'd hoped we wouldn't have him for some time yet. if he thought that-Mr. We have several Theodore Roosevelts at the moment. How do you do. Thank you.. Oh. Mr. please. Happy Dale? Let me talk to Mr. Witherspoon. thanks.
darling. you'll do that little thing for me. I want you to do one thing for me.Another Roosevelt. Now listen. I mean. I wouldn't want anything in the world to happen to you.. I love you both very much. I can't concentrate. -What? We were planning to hold services before dinner. darling. we'd have to know what it was first. but I want you to promise me something. dear. -Couldn't that wait until I get back? -You could join us in the hymns! Yes.. won't you? Where's my hat? There it is.. Whosit where he is. What on earth could happen to us? Well. Get off that thing. don't you? Yes.. dear. What do you want us to do? Don't do anything.. like good girls. I can't talk to you. I'll sing with you. -But. Oh. You know I'd do anything for you. don't do anything! Don't let anyone in the house and leave Mr. Anyway.. Well. I'm going to Judge Cullman's. . Mortimer.
anything. I'll sit with you! Yeah. Yes. I'm so happy for Elaine. Shame! Such a nice hat. Sure. What is it? Mr. Hoskins' hat all mussed up. You promise? Good. I believe that always makes a man a little nervous. The poor dears.I'll dance with you. Remember. that's right. You know. Mortimer didn't seem to be quite himself today. don't let anybody in the house until I get back. . well. What were you saying about Mortimer? I think I understand why he seemed so upset. What? Stop that. Hoskins' hat! -Do you still want me to wait? -Yes! Call me a cab! -Hey. cab! Here you are. Wait a minute! What am I doing? Fancy getting nice Mr. Why? He's just been married. -Don't open it. Oh. I can go faster that way.
-Do you recognize them? -No. Come in. -Are you sure? -Yes. Yes. As a boy. This is the home of my youth. The family must still live here.Abby! If Mortimer's coming back for the services. I hope there's a fatted calf awaiting the return of the prodigal. We promised Mortimer we wouldn't let anyone come in. I'll go. -Let me look. A fatted calf?. Johnny. -You look. Now I'm glad to escape back into it. . There's one up in my room. dear. we'll need another hymnal. Johnny. Johnny. As if we were expected. and I've never seen them before. We'll just have to pretend we're not at home. Look. I'm so hungry. doctor. I couldn't wait to escape from this house. they're strangers to me. it's a good hideout. Drink. It's two men.
you know. No. Aunt Martha. Who are you? What are you doing here? Aunt Abby. Do you remember when we took the little Schultz boy to the movies. Why.. Dr.that Grandma Brewster bought in England.. you're not... Jonathan. You're nothing like Jonathan. . You just get out of here. Your nephew. And you.. He's a plastic surgeon.. his voice is like Jonathan's. It's Jonathan. You get out of here! I'm Jonathan. so don't pretend you are.. I see you're still wearing the lovely garnet ring..to hide the scar where Grandfather's acid burned you.A good omen. . But I've seen that face before. . Have you been in an accident? My face. still the high collar. Einstein is responsible for that... Aunt Martha.
...and I was so frightened? It was that face. Take it easy, Johnny. Take it easy. Don't worry. The last five years, I give him three different faces. I give him another one right away. That last face. I saw that picture, too... ...just before I operated. I was intoxicated. You see, doctor, what you've done to me? -Even my own family think I'm--Johnny, Johnny! You are home in this lovely house. You know... ...how many times he tells me... ...about Brooklyn, about this house and about his aunts... ...he loves so much? They know you. Please tell him so. Jonathan... ...it's been a long time. Bless you. It's good to be home again. We mustn't let what's on the stove boil over. If you'll excuse us for a moment, Jonathan. Unless you're in a hurry to go somewhere. Where do we go from here? You know, we got to think fast.
The police got pictures of that face. I got to operate on you right away. We got to find someplace. We got to find someplace for Mr. Spenalzo, too. Don't waste any worry on that rat. But we got a hot stiff on our hands. Forget Mr. Spenalzo. But, Johnny, we can't leave a dead body in the rumble seat. You shouldn't have killed him. Just because he knows something about us, what happens? We come to him for help and he tries to shake us down. Besides, he said I looked like Boris Karloff. That's your work, doctor. You did that to me. Please, Johnny, take it easy. We'll find some place and I'll fix you up right away. Yes, tonight, but I have to eat first. This time, I want the face of an absolute nonentity. Yes. I know exactly what I'm going to do. You see, I'm going to take this piece here and lift it up-Be careful about the stitches this time. You leave that up to me.
I'll give you nice ears and--You were careless last time. -And new stitches. And on the eyes I'll do a Schmidt. That's my specialty. -I take it together like this--Leave the eyes alone. Leave the nose alone. Poor Teddy. I imagine it's for the best. "Ours not to reason why, ours but to do--" Sign right here, please, Judge. Excuse me. Right there. Sometimes I think, with the world in its present chaotic state-Yes, we'd all be better off at Happy Dale. I sign here as next of kin, don't l? Only last week I created a mild sensation... ...at the Bar Association, when I said-Goodbye. Good luck, Judge. Thank you. Tell Martha and Abby I'll be over this week. I've been feeling rather lonely. No! Never tell them you've been lonely. Never! -Why, I don't--Judge! Tell me, are you a drinking man? Why, no. I never indulge. Good! Then you'll live longer. Of course a little wine now--
No! For heaven's sake, no wine! I may be committing the wrong Brewster. Well, I'm sure you both want to get to wherever you're going. My dear, sweet aunties, I'm so full of your delicious dinner... -...l'm unable to move a muscle. -Yes, it's nice here. I found it! Gentlemen, be seated. Here it is, gentlemen. The story of my life, my biography. Here's the picture I was telling you about. Here we both are. President Roosevelt and General Goethals at Culebra Cut. That's me, General, and that's you. My, how I've changed! That picture hasn't been taken yet. We haven't started work on Culebra Cut. We're still digging locks. And now, General, we will both go to Panama and inspect the new lock. No, Teddy. Not to Panama. Maybe some other time, Mr. President. Panama is a long ways off. -Nonsense! It's just down in the cellar. -The cellar? We let him dig the Panama Canal in the cellar. -General Goethals?
-Yes, sir. As President of the US, Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy... ...and the man who gave you this job... ...l demand that you accompany me on the inspection of the new lock. I think it's time for you to go to bed. I beg your pardon. Who are you? I'm Woodrow Wilson. Go to bed. No, you're not Wilson. But your face is familiar. You're not anyone I know now. Perhaps later, on my hunting trip to Africa. You look like someone I might meet in the jungle. I think, perhaps, you had better go to bed, Teddy. He and his friend want to get back to their hotel. General Goethals, inspect the canal. All right, Mr. President, we go to Panama. Bully, bully! Follow me, General. It's down south, you know. Well, bon voyage! I must correct your misapprehension. You talked of our hotel. We have no hotel. We came here directly. This is not your home, and I'm afraid you can't stay here. Dr. Einstein and I need a place to sleep.
Spenalzo in through the door. They're living in a house with a body buried in the cellar. -Down here..You remember that. Rather a good joke on my aunts. See the hole he's digging. Come here. How do we get him in here? Yes. I don't have to go into details. I could be disagreeable. Four feet wide. do l? Perhaps we'd better let them stay here tonight. I forgot to tell you.... Bed. He just fits! You'd think he knew we were bringing Mr. six feet long. we can't just walk Mr.. we'll bring him in through the window. . Quick.Doctor and I are turning Grandfather's laboratory into an operating room. . That's hospitality.. We expect to be very busy. It would not be pleasant for any of us if.. And it just fits Mr. We'll get the car and after they're in bed. as a boy. Spenalzo along. Spenalzo. what do you think I find? -What? The Panama Canal.
Teddy. Dear me! This will be a shock to the General. The car is all right where it is until morning. I think Teddy had better take Mr. a state secret. You'd better get to bed. He said the canal was just the right size. there's been another yellow-fever victim. What are we going to do about Mr. we must keep it a secret. A state secret? Yes. What are we going to do? We're not going to let them spend more than one night in this house. Promise? You have the word of the President . Hoskins! It can't be very comfortable for him in there. I don't want to leave it in the street. Hoskins? Mr. No. What would the neighbors think? People coming in here with one face and going out with another. That might be against the law. Hoskins downstairs right away. General Goethals was very pleased.We're moving the car behind the house. the poor dear. And he's been so patient.
you come up and take the poor man down to the canal. But you must be very tired. And we'll come down later and hold services.. You two run along to bed. -Where is the poor devil? -In the windowseat. It seems to be spreading. Your room is waiting for you. I've never even seen Mr. . Cross my heart and hope to die.. you were out.of the United States. .. Now get along. You know. We're bringing the luggage through here. let's see. Both of you... -And we don't go to bed this early. I think you'd better get back down into the cellar... You can go right up. And then. . Hoskins! My goodness! That's right.. You just come right along and see him now. We've never had yellow fever there before. he's really very nice looking. How are we going to keep it a secret? Teddy.when I turn out the lights. considering that he's a Methodist. Now. when everything's dark here. I'm afraid we don't keep Brooklyn hours.
He's all right. -All right. I'll open the window. -I'll be right up. All right. Johnny. Doctor. For the instruments. Now! Turn out the lights. And then together we take him down to Panama. Good night. Take the bags upstairs. we'll all go to bed. You go round and hand him through. . Just off the laboratory. I'll take a look around outside the house. I'll come back later. But he's too heavy for me. you open the window. Yeah. Now.-It's time I came home to take care of you. It's dark in here. Run along. We must be quick. Where am l? Here I am. Aunt Martha. Aunt Abby. and I'll stay here and pull. I'll wait until you're up and then turn out the lights. You go outside and push. Aunt Abby. When I tap on the glass.
Mortimer. He's so heavy. Now I got him. somebody's at the door. wait a minute. -Be careful. He's so heavy. I mean. quick! Mortimer! Aunt Abby! Aunt Martha! Who is it? Is that you. I'm not very used to it. quick. -But his shoe came off. I'll manage Spenalzo. Now I have him. Help me. Why did you say your name was Harper? It is Harper. Now I have him. Go. You lost a leg somewhere. Teddy? Who are you? I'm Elaine Harper. it's Brewster.Who left this open? Okay. Now I've got him! Johnny. I'm a brand-new Brewster. I live next door. Allez. Hand him over. Help me. wait a minute. What are you doing here? I came here to see my husband. Doctor! . Go open. up! Now.
Where are Martha and Abby? What have you done to them? Perhaps we'd better introduce ourselves. I've never seen you before.. I'm in this house every day.. "That explains everything. ." Just what do you mean by that? Why do you come here at this time of night? I just thought I saw Mortimer drive up... Maybe you'd better explain what you're doing here. That explains everything. And something of a magician. It's okay. . Einstein? A surgeon of great distinction. -I suppose you'll tell me you're Boris--I am Jonathan Brewster. -You've heard of me? -Yes. they talk about you. Now that I know who you are. -What do they say about me? Just that there's another brother named Jonathan. We happen to live here.l'll just be running along if you'll kindly unlock the door.It's all right. Einstein? Dr. May I present Dr. that's all. You don't live here. -You're Jonathan.
It's going to be a private funeral. No! Don't be a tomboy. -What else did you see? -Just that. Is that why you came over here? No. Don't play rough with the gentlemen. No visitors. the cellar. that's all! I see. Weren't you just outside? lsn't that your car? -You saw someone at the car? -Yes. -Tell these men who I am! -That's my daughter. But if he's not home. -You're hurting me! I think she's dangerous. Charge! Doctor.I suppose it was you. a sneak thief. . Go back to your room. You thought you saw someone drive up? Yes. Alice. Let go of me! Let go of me! What's the matter? What's happening down there? What's the matter? What are you doing there? We caught a burglar. I came to see Mortimer. I'll run--You've given two names.
Don't answer that! Where's Teddy? ls he upstairs? Never mind that now.-We'll call the police. Einstein." Listen. -Didn't I tell you not to let anybody in? -Who did you say it was? -It's your brother. darling. "I've come back home. Mortimer. Go back to your room. Mortimer.. Do you hear me? Don't answer that.. -Mortimer. What's that? What's that thing that looks like a cigar-store dummy? -It's your brother and Dr. he--Wait a minute.. -I'll handle this. What are you doing with your best clothes on? Holy. I talk.. Mortimer.when you were tied to the bedpost? The needles under your fingernails. Jonathan! -I've come back home. -What? I've come back home. Mortimer. Mortimer.... Holy mackerel! It is Jonathan! I'm glad you remember. . it talks! Yes. . have you forgotten the things I used to do to you.
Windowseat? Certainly not on the windowseat. I'm going to sleep on the windowseat. How could I forget you? Where'd you get that face? Hollywood? Don't you two boys start quarreling the minute you've seen each other. I'm staying here tonight. Einstein to stay. -What? -Just for tonight. I remember. We invited Jonathan and Dr. Nothing to. Johnny can sleep on the sofa. just a moment.. Now look. Here's $10. I'm staying here from now on. Now. .. No. and I'll sleep on the windowseat. We don't take up much room. -What about me? There's no room for anybody else here. Please.Yeah. I'll sleep on the windowseat from now on. So take that little squirt and beat it! Where's Teddy? I've got to see him right away. Go out and haunt yourself a hotel. -In fact.. be a good fellow.
in just a little while.Mortimer. I've completely lost track of Mr. Spenalzo? We can't leave him here in the windowseat. Spenalzo. beat it! It's all right. Mortimer. darling? -I almost got killed. Now. Wait! Who's this Mr. I'll tell you about him. Spenalzo? A friend of ours Johnny was looking for. Mr. -Killed? Aunt Abby. Doctor. -Oh. you know what I do to people who order me around. I'll take care of you. Elaine. While we are packing. What? What's going to happen to Mr. Spenalzo. Aunt Martha! No! It was Jonathan! He mistook her for a sneak thief. what are you doing here? -Mortimer! -What's the matter. How do you like that? The guy stays away for 20 years and picks tonight to come back. Johnny. that. Don't bring anyone else in here. .
we were going over Niagara Falls. I got things to do. I'm afraid of him. Darling. Mr... I'm here now. Witherspoon? This is Mortimer Brewster. Brewster. Well. I can't hear the man.. look. -What? Go on home like a good girl. . -He was going to kill me! -Wait. He's some kind of a maniac.your brother tries to strangle me.. Operator? Get me Happy Dale 2-7-0. We were married today. Witherspoon. Well. Yes. a taxi's waiting... Forget it. -But--Please. please. But didn't you hear what I was just saying? Your own brother Jonathan. .-It was worse than that... I don't understand you. . -You'd better run along home. don't worry about it.and now you want to sleep on a windowseat! Windowseat. he was trying to strangle me! -Please! This is important! -That? Mr.
Yeah.. well. What's the matter with her? Let me sit down. signature. darling. Hoskins! Ye gods! There's another one! Aunt Abby! Aunt Martha! -Come in here! -We're busy. By the way. you've had the papers signed by your brother and the doctor.. Thank you. .put them in a barrel... windowseat. but come down here and get my brother immediately! Please. I'll get both signatures. Why don't you come down here anyway? While you're getting here. Doctor. holy mackerel! I forgot the doctor! Please... be quiet! Can't you see I've got to get a doctor? What kind of a doctor? A family doctor? You can take your honeymoon. darling. and push them all over Niagara Falls! Thank you. Teddy. come right away. wedding ring. I know it's late. taxi. .I've got the papers all drawn up. Let me think about this thing. I'll get Teddy's and the doctor's signatures. of course? By the doctor? Oh..
No. dear. Einstein! Who is that in the windowseat? We told you. -What? You buried him? -Not yet. Mr. And if he came here to be buried in our cellar. I did. you come in here now! Yes. It is not Mr. Hoskins. he's mistaken. Hoskins in the windowseat. -I don't mean Jonathan! I don't mean Dr. You admitted you put Mr. Hoskins! There! Who can that be? -Are you saying you've never seen him? -I certainly am. Hoskins! -By the way. where is Mr. Yes. Hoskins? -He must have gone to Panama. . This man couldn't have got the idea from Mr. This is a fine how-do-you-do! It's getting so anyone thinks he can walk in! Don't you try to get out of this! That's another one of your gentlemen! How can you say such a thing? That man's an impostor. what is it? Where's Elaine? Didn't you promise not to let anyone in? -Jonathan just walked in.
. handsome.. I did. Don't.. I've decided that we're staying. And I've also decided that you're leaving. I'm in no mood to debate the question. Mortimer. You just look and see what's in that windowseat. Let Aunt Martha see what's in the windowseat. But you don't think I'd stoop to telling a fib! What do you think has happened? "A fib! " This may interest you. Listen. We haven't had a minute. you come straight along here.He's down there waiting for the services. No.. Oh. dear. Martha. We've always wanted to hold a double funeral. you admit you poisoned them! Yes. How can I believe you? There are 12 men down there. and I mean now. or am I throwing you out on your ear? I've led a strange life. poor dear. what with Jonathan in the house. Are you getting out. But I will not read services over a total stranger! A total stranger.
Well? All right. Remember. I've got some very good news for you. Officer. I owe you an apology. Spenalzo can happen to you. You can't ask for more than that. This is our nephew. Officer O'Hara! I saw the lights and thought you might have sickness. -Yes. in that case. what happened to Mr. Spenalzo? I knew he was a foreigner. -Glad to see you. darling. Don't reach for the telephone. -Pleased to make your acquaintance. you're a Brewster. do come in. I'll have to call the police. Put down that telephone. Einstein and that cold companion with him. I'll give you a chance to get away and take the evidence with you. -Pleased to meet you. Come right in.. Jonathan is leaving. Jonathan.Aunt Abby.. You got company? Sorry I disturbed you. too. -And this is another nephew. Listen. You're my brother. And he's taking Dr. -No! Come in. Mortimer. ..
All three of you: you. the writer and dramatic critic? Yes. This is your last chance. -Would you? What a break! I get wonderful ideas. . why? What a break for me! I'm a playwright. but I can't spell them. I'm working on a play now. You can tell me all about it. And where else would you eat? See you in a moment. I'll introduce Officer O'Hara to Mr. You are? Well. Spenalzo. Constantinople? Let's go into the kitchen. Haven't I seen a picture of you? I don't think so. Einstein and Spenalzo. well! -Maybe I can help you with it. Couldn't you whip up a sandwich? I hope you don't mind eating in the kitchen. Officer O'Hara. Mr. I'll keep O'Hara busy to give you a chance to get out.Your face is familiar.-Are you "the" Mortimer Brewster. Dr. -I'll be running along. well. I can spell like the dickens. If you don't leave here. I got to ring in. -Why? Stay until my brother leaves.
No.My play takes place in-I'll be right with you. we're coming back here. Now get going! All three of you. We're not going. Two old ladies as a front. Come. O'Hara. Okay. Then if he tries to interfere-No. Right with you. no. you lose your head. I never did like Mortimer. We can make a fortune. Look. Johnny. Johnny. please. Just give me one moment. Only Mortimer stands in our way. We'll take Spenalzo and dump him in the bay. This affair between my brother and myself has got to be settled. What? With a cop in the kitchen and Spenalzo in the windowseat? That's all he's got on us. take it easy. you know when I make up my mind-When you make up your mind. Please. But we've got trouble enough as it is. We're sleeping right here in this house. let's go. We've got a wonderful setup here. Okay! Take the instruments and hide them . Please! Doctor. After that. Brooklyn ain't a good setup for you.
. Well. -You're not going? -No. If you tell O'Hara . All right. -My mother was an actress. I didn't tell you the first-I thought I told you. Yes. rehash it. -Officer O'Hara? -Coming. -I like the first act. Mortimer. -Excuse me. She was my mother. We're not going. -Come quick! -What's the matter? -You know that hole in the cellar? -Yes. we got an ace in the hole. -Peaches La Tour was her name. I'll be back in a minute.in the cellar. -Legitimate? Of course. -You don't know what goes on in Brooklyn. It's no fly-by-night idea. you asked for it. Well. Move fast. You stay out of this. -Swell.. What are you doing still here? I thought I said beat it. -I don't know.. I worked on it for 12 years.
I'll meet you there later.. The heck with ringing in! I want to tell you the plot. Shall I bring them in here? You can't do that now. How about the backroom at Kelly's? Fine place. Genius at work.. Cellar? There's an elderly gentleman down there who seems to be very dead. I'm waiting to be born and the doctor-The doctor! . Bohemian atmosphere.. This opening will kill you. huh? Let's go where we can be alone. You can't tell me in front of those two fellas. -What were you doing there? -What's he doing there? Now what are you going to tell O'Hara? Your aunts want to hear the rest. Lowbrows.what's in the windowseat. There's a much more literary atmosphere in Kelly's. I assure you. You'd better ring in. You ring in and I'll meet you at Kelly's. . Why don't you both go down in the cellar? That's all right with me..l'll tell him what's in the cellar.
doctor.. That was just Mortimer... Spenalzo! -Where are you going? -To the doctor's. will you? This is a great play.Look.. I'm not! The moment I get Spenalzo. aren't you? You think you've got it over me. You haven't. I don't care who knows about Hoskins. When I come back. Perish the thought. The moment the doctor signs. Where do you. -Can't wait! Doctor.. You won't stand me up. You think I'm afraid to tell about Spenalzo because of Hoskins. ... Yes. I expect to find you gone.. And speaking of services.. Martha. Did he look guilty! Well. you ring in and I'll see you later. And you better feel the same way about Spenalzo.will you make us some coffee while we take Spenalzo down to the cellar? No. dear aunties. Jonathan. Wait for me! We'll wait for him. -I'll see you down there. Where are those papers? There they are.. We thought we heard you leave. You're smug. Well. I think we can start the services now. You've got to take him with you! .
you and Aunt Martha have murdered 12-Murdered? Certainly not. -A friend of Mortimer's? -Take his feet. Hoskins--Mr. Mr. You mean. It's one of our charities. . Crowded? With what? There are 12 graves down there now. Spenalzo and he will get along fine together. Why. They're both dead. what we've been doing is a mercy. And he's no friend of Mortimer's. -But Mr. The cellar's crowded already.There's a friend of Mortimer's downstairs waiting for him. Besides. Mr. Twelve graves. He must mean Mr. That leaves very little room and we're going to need it. Hoskins is no stranger. And we won't have any strangers buried in our cellar. Hoskins? You know about what's down there? Of course we do. -Your gentlemen? Yes. -He's one of our gentlemen. Spenalzo. Hoskins. there's no room for Mr. Doctor.
they got 12.. . one in Sydney. You got 12. Arizona. one in Phoenix. .and they stay right here in Brooklyn. You've done all that. I've got 13. and they do just as good as you do. Don't brag.... You cannot count the one in South Bend. There's Mr... Spenalzo. You cannot count him. Phoenix? -The filling station. What? You got 12.. Two in Johannesburg.. -Thirteen.. He died of pneumonia. Johnny. Three in Chicago and one in South Bend.right here in this house and buried them in the cellar? That's wonderful. they got 12. -No. He wouldn't have died of pneumonia if I hadn't shot him.So you just take your Mr..two in San Francisco. Spenalzo out of here. one in Melbourne... -Filling... That makes 13. Johnny! We've been chased all over the world. . .. Then the first one in London. 12.
I'll be right back. are they? Well. This is most irregular. I'm sorry to have dragged you out of bed. I wouldn't want to alarm the old ladies.The old ladies is just as good as you are.. The pixies won't be out till after midnight. Just one more. And I've a pretty good idea who it is. but only you can help me. Gilchrist. .. -You better wait. Make yourself comfortable. -Here? I'll bring Teddy out. Pull up a tombstone. They are. If you'd talk with him.l'm sure you'd be convinced. All I need is one more. -In the cemetery? It's Halloween. that's easily taken care of... Dr.. That's all. . -Who? What? Did I say. but I can't commit a man just on that... Here's the house l--There goes Hoskins. seeing a doctor. -You wait here. I'm a lucky man to have caught you at home. I know Teddy blows bugles.
darling.-Hey. may I present--Dr. The doctor would like to have a few words with you.50. Livingstone! -Livingstone? -That's what he presumes. President. Well now. Five more bucks and you'll own it. No. Not so good." $22. yes. the meter! "Looks good on me. . Arlington is beautiful at this time of year. -Did you give him a 21-gun salute? -Yes. Do you or do you not love me? How can you say such a thing? Darling. -Mr. It gives me a chance to rest. of course I love you. looks good on you! Not the suit. -Do you? -Yes. so good. So far. Welcome to Washington. indeed. $22. thanks. with a Maxim silencer.50! Oh. Certainly.50! -What? $22. It wouldn't fit me. that's that. is it not? Yes.
would you want to have children with three heads? You wouldn't want to set up housekeeping in a padded cell. . I probably should have told you this before. Darling. I'll run for a third term. -Of course. I can't go through with our marriage.. but it's only a matter of time. insanity runs in my family... -What are you talking about? -Well. It's way back before Teddy. that's ancient history. that doesn't mean-No.well. I don't quite know. That'll mean the last of the Roosevelts in the White House. I love you so much. Have you suddenly gone crazy? I don't think so.. darling. This goes back to the first Brewster who came over on the Mayflower. -That's what you think. Darling. but I won't be elected. Just because Teddy's strange.. if the country insists. but you see. You know how in those days the lndians used to scalp the settlers? He used to scalp the lndians. Doctor... It practically gallops.Then why have you been treating me the way you have? Darling. .
Goodbye. you better stop it.. I'm crazy too. No. all this doesn't prove a thing. go to bed! . So you're crazy. -Those papers. Ambassador. What of it? So your family's crazy. I've enjoyed this little talk very much. Look at your aunts. Thank you. even they have their peculiarities. It'll just have to be undone. -Go away. aren't they? They're the sweetest. I. drop in to see me at the White House. no. sanest people I've ever known.. Anytime you're in Washington. Well. There's no use doing what you're doing. but kiss me. Papers! -I'll commit him to any place. They're Brewsters. -You will? I've just been appointed Ambassador to Bolivia! You see? Didn't I tell you? Don't worry about that. Just go on signing the papers. All right! We'll find out whose house this is! I'm warning you.Darling.. That's the way I love you. Aunt Abby.
I'll get them out.... Spenalzo aren't out this house before morning. If Jonathan and Mr. Police! Wait! -You can't go for the police. Martha and I are going for the police. Bed feels good already. Hoskins and Mr. . Spenalzo in together.It's a terrible thing to do to bury a good Methodist with a foreigner. I promise! -Then you get the wedding silver. Where have you been? Getting some papers signed. All right. no? You know what Jonathan's doing? He's putting Mr. Is Teddy in his room? What is the matter with you? Running around getting papers signed at a time like this. This is all fixed up nice now.we're going for the police. Nice and smooth like a lake. You're forgetting. Doctor. we didn't get any sleep for 48 hours.. . The President will be very proud of his Panama Canal. -Oh. You know. let him.
It's a little late to dissolve our partnership. please! Two hours! And then when it was all over. we'll do it. I think this calls for something special. But Johnny.-Remember. Doctor. But the quick way. No! I am tired. My brother. huh? The quick twist like in London. You are going to operate tomorrow. go to bed. No. can't you? Yeah. Not the Melbourne method. what? . But tonight we are taking care of Mortimer. the Melbourne method. I think. I just heard him upstairs. Doctor. Okay. perhaps. You forget. We'll do it tomorrow. Look at me. no police! No police! Look. Doctor. Or the next day. I know that look. Johnny. I got to operate on your face tomorrow. You can see that it's got to be done. Okay. will you? Get out of those clothes! You look like a double blackout. Mortimer. not tonight! I'm sleepy.
President. Get out! -Stop underplaying. What is it. -Can't you see I'm busy? Thank you. You already have them on. -Who's the other fellow? -That's the secret. Mr. This must be secret. -Please listen to me. Mr. mice? -You get out of this house. Get out. I see! Very clever. will you. please? -What? Speak up. Mr. Wait here. Brewster. I can't hear you. But I cannot sign anything without consulting my Cabinet. Hey. President. Oh. -Of course. -I'll put on my signing clothes. it's the only way we can outsmart the other fellow. Yes. Boy. could I use a drink! -Get out of here. Don't do that. I can't hear you. President. . A secret proclamation? How unusual.The fellow in London was just as dead as the fellow in Melbourne. What a load off my mind. A secret proclamation has to be signed in secret. Mr. Mr. President. So I have. Johnny's in a bad mood.
Doctor! You get out of here! Look. Don't those plays you see all the time . -I could use that.. You beat it before things start popping around here. Please. please.. Heidelberg. Please go now. . but you go now. Mr. Please listen to me. -My schnapps. look. Please.Stop all this! What are you doing? Look. He's a maniac! And then things happen. -What's that? Wait... You've just been married.Are you really a doctor? Yes. Get going. You have a nice little wife waiting for you. Brewster. when Johnny's in that mood. little fellow. Only for dramatic critics. Horrible things. Stop it. Doc-.he's a madman. -That's mine. 1919. Heidelberg? How'd you hook up with Jonathan? I tell you later about that. I'll take care of him. -Get out of here! -Will you stop it? Stop telling me about Jonathan. You take care of yourself. But.
teach you anything? Don't get me on the subject of plays! I've got to wait for Mr. he doesn't. There's a man. Did anybody in a play ever act like they got intelligence? -How can somebody be so stupid? -You ought to have my job. There's a play that's so bad. He sits down! He deliberately pulls up a chair and he sits down in it. He's even been warned to get out.. He stays! This fellow doesn't even have sense to be scared or to be on his guard. it'll still be running when you get out. He knows he's in the house with murderers and should know he's in danger. At least people in plays act like they got sense. What do you think they tied him up with? The curtain cord. . The murderer even invites him to sit down.. have yourself wheeled to the Garrick Theater. all waiting to be trussed up and gagged. When you get out of prison. -What do you think he does? -I don't know. Now listen to this. Witherspoon. And does he go? No.. Isn't that great? So there he is.
but does he? No! See. He wasn't very bright. were you out of my mind. The more you struggle the more you strangle yourself. I dreamt of you. That's right. Later on. . my dear brother. Now get a load of this.we go to work.. All he has to do is look around.a fellow never sees or hears anything.... . in a play or even in a movie. Doctor. But what does he do? The big chump sits there. .. Please. you may consider that a blessing.Curtain cord? But didn't he see him get it? No. Mortimer.. Yes. brother Heidelberg. The big dope! You were right about that fellow.. for me. Now. the quick way. In Melbourne one night. The silly chump sits down with his back toward the murderer. But never. Large as life! He sits there waiting to be tied up and gagged. Johnny. I've been away for 20 years. This fellow's supposed to be bright.. Look at the attitude.
But I can't pull myself together without a drink. Here. To my dear. Let's get it over with. That's all. Mortimer. We both have a drink before we operate. we're performing before a very distinguished critic. Where are your manners? Yes. Please! All right. Where did they put it? I found some wine. please. You remember when we came in. I am so happy that we don't have to operate without a drink. Pull yourself together. I realize now that it was you who brought me back to Brooklyn. But I cannot see this without the drink. That idiot! -He goes next. -Please. We drink to you. there was some wine. After all.-This must be an artistic achievement. One moment. He goes next! -Not Teddy! Please! . dead brother. And then they took it. I'll split it with you.
sure. The quick way. . I see. We're taking the bugle away from him. Did that really happen in a play you saw? How do you like that? You can't trust nobody. .-We'll get to him later. They practically stole that from my play. I'll help you. Like a flash. The colonel has to quit blowing that horn. He was explaining a play he saw and that's what happened to a man in the play. just-Maybe I'd better start at the beginning.. I'd better talk to him myself. The quick way. It's all right. -You won't at all! We have to work fast.the door opens and a man with a mustache comes in. Yeah. yes! If it has to be. Where's the lights? You stood me up! I've been waiting for you for over an hour at Kelly's.. -What happened to him? -Nothing.. In the second act. out of a clear sky. You've got to hear the plot! My mother's making up.. then the quick way.
-What? -I personally like it very much. in the meantime. It's an evolving stage. My mother doesn't say they're married.. please.. -Where have I seen that face before? -No. So what do I do? I join the police force and become one of New York's finest. I'm walking along my beat. will you marry me?" That's the first scene. -It's probably over his head. . a fire breaks out. "Miss Peaches La Tour. . Well. It's getting you.. You ain't heard nothing yet.. there's me. see? Little do I know it. I'm in great danger. casual-like. Growing into a magnificent specimen. ain't it? I can see it in your eyes. That's the surprise! What a kick! Twenty-five years pass. The scene changes.He says. I'm cleaning out a crooked laundry.. All of a sudden.. What an effect! Firemen rush in and who's leading them? Mayor Fiorello La Guardia! What's the matter with him? -Probably your play put him to sleep.but a dope fiend with a knife is after me.
who the heck is this? Mr. we came to warn the old ladies. Get me Mac. That's the one that ran away. Why didn't you ring in? The whole force is out looking for you. -He's going to help me write my play. Did they send you here? No. The neighbors are phoning in. -Johnny. -The colonel blew that bugle again.. -There's a vacant house on the corner.. this is Mortimer Brewster. .. the cops! I sees the door handle turn.. boys.. so I pulls out my gun. -I heard him. Brophy. The Lieutenant's on the warpath.when a guy that I'm following. .braces myself against the wall and I says: "Come in! " Hello. Right in the middle of the second act. My play put him to sleep. I figures I'll outsmart him. So he came back.. it turns out he's following me! Don't let nobody in. Brewster's brother. -What the Sam Hill's going on? -Sarge. -Do you have to tie him up? Report in. Now. He says we've got to put him away someplace..
Mr. -I'll show them to you. -Come down to the cellar. reward! Now I'll do some turning in! Wait a minute. Thirteen bodies. Brewster. Leave him to me. The Lieutenant is on his way over. Brewster. 13. charming old ladies. We found him. Yes. Your aunts are friends of ours. Be careful what you say. there's 13 bodies buried in the cellar! Yes.Have you got yourself in a mess! You're two hours overdue at the station. It wasn't that bad. You think my aunts are sweet. don't you? Well. . I better let them know that I found you. you've got me. Mr. was it? Tell the Lieutenant he can call off the big manhunt. At the Brewster house. I suppose you and my stool-pigeon brother will split the reward. So I've been turned in? All right. Shall we bring him in? All right. we'll hold him right here. -Wait a minute. -Don't make trouble for them! Never mind.
Everybody off. -Go on down the cellar with him. That's enough. -Yes. Well. All I did was cross the bridge and I was in Brooklyn. Pat! -Look out! -He's got a gun. Pat. -Do I have to? Look at that puss. that's enough. Go on and fight. I'll tell you the rest of my play later. Don't bother me now. He looks like Boris Karloff. look. I got something better. .I'll show you where they're buried. Go on down the cellar with him! Now. Look out! Fight. please. Don't! Sarge! Look out. Let me tell you-I'll see you later. Such a fine day. Pat. look out! Amazing. You could use this in the third act. I got him. too. Amazing. come to the cellar. -Go to the cellar with him. do I have to? Maybe I don't want to go down to the cellar.
Thank you very much. please. -Come in.. fight. -This is his brother who tried to kill O'Hara. That's fine. Pat.. Kind of think he's wanted somewhere. . Telephone. What has occurred? Never mind! Didn't I tell you I'd handle this? Well.. -What happened? He put up a fight? This isn't the one who blows the bugle. dear. Isn't that amazing? Oh. I'll get every one of you! I hate cops. Lieutenant! -We were just acting in self-defense. Don't do that.The papers are all signed. -All I said was he looked like Boris Karloff. brother. I've tried it before-It did. What do I care? Go ahead. Boris. I'll brain the first one that comes near me! A little higher. -Witherspoon. Get him. That won't have any effect. I'd better call and see if Witherspoon has left. Turn him over. Wish I could relax like that.
. . That's my brother. Thirteen bodies in the cellar..and that don't tip you off the guy's from a nuthouse? Thanks. He's wanted. I want to-Where have you been all night? Don't tell me.. About my not ringing in.. That's the way they described him.you can at least read short detective stories. .. He says 13 bodies are there. he's wanted. Report in." Why'd you knock him out? He tried to get us to go to the cellar. He's a lifer.You "kind of think he's wanted somewhere"? If you guys can't look at the circulars we put up. You're going to have a long time on that play.. You're suspended. too. pal.. In lndiana! He escaped from the prison for criminally insane. Certainly. The guy who helped him escape.. Now go on. Bring him to and find out where his accomplice is. I was right here writing a play with Mortimer Brewster. "He looked like Karloff..
Colonel. Falling for a story like that! Thirteen bodies buried in the cellar. -Questioning of spies is my department. .Here. I want to question him. No wonder Brooklyn's in the shape it's in. Dear me! Another yellow-fever victim? All the bodies in the cellar are yellow-fever victims. This is a spy. Nothing to eat. Colonel. No. keep out of that. No sleep. But there are 13 bodies in the cellar! -Who are you? -I'm President Roosevelt. you've blown your last bugle. -Hey. -What the blazes is this? -He's the one that blows the bugle. With flatheads like you on the force. Get this gu y out of here. I'm Mortimer Brewster. We caught him at the White House. I've been after these guys for 48 hours. You're forgetting that as President I am also head of the Secret Service. Colonel. But I'm not myself today. Take him out and bring him to. Who are you? What's your name? Usually. you. Howdy.
I would like you to drive us back to the sanitarium. I had to dig up a half acre plot before I could prove--What's this? -What's the matter? -These papers aren't any good. Teddy's going to go to Happy Dale tonight. Witherspoon. No arguments. Last year there was a crazy guy. And that cockeyed story about 13 bodies being-I've been without sleep for 48 hours. Witherspoon of Happy Dale Sanitarium.You're his brother. He's scaring the neighbors with that bugle. I'm liable to think anything. Captain. no argument. He's got to be put away. . -I'm waiting for Mr. I have come to get a Brewster. started a murder rumor. Any offers? I'm Mr. -As long as he's going someplace. take it easy. Just a minute. No arguments. I know just how you feel. -Why not? He signed it Theodore Roosevelt! -Is your taxi engaged? -Losing dough every minute. There's people dumb enough to believe that. Read this. I knew this would end up in a nuthouse! We like to think of it as a rest home. Look.
-Code for Roosevelt? -Take the name Brewster. Take away the "B" and what have you got? -Rooster. Now. The name Brewster is code for Roosevelt. -Hold him till I get there. Witherspoon is here. I'm so glad to see you. This is fun. it's chicanery. . -It crows! Where do you hunt in Africa? -On the veldt! -There you are! "Crowsveldt. Supposing the spy steals this document and finds the name Roosevelt on it. He's ready to talk.Mr." Ingenious! My compliments to the boys in the code department. -And what does a rooster do? -Crows. Think what that would mean to the safety of the nation! -No. Let me explain. -That's fine. You will take good care of Teddy? -Best of care of him. Never mind! Give me that pen. -What is this? Come on! -He's come to. Brewster? Mr. That's all right! Do that again for me. all I got to get is Witherspoon.
-That's good. Taxicabs... Why? To take him away? Never. You know. I have here something that will explain what we're trying to do. You never can tell. Something I've been working on. I have one waiting now. Captain! Captain! I want you to read this carefully. . We always. It means a great deal to me. You do? It must be a nice place.. -The woods are full of them. it's a play. It's a dramatization of many incidents that have happened at Happy Dale. I want you to be just as harsh as you like. secretly. this is Mr.And no wagon when he leaves. you know-Captain. He'll be very happy at Happy Dale. -I've never met a dramatic critic before. You will personally see that Teddy's happy at Happy Dale? -He'll be very happy at Happy Dale. never. I sometimes envy some of our patients. I shan't mind. This is a particularly happy moment for me tonight. Witherspoon. -A pamphlet about Happy Dale? -No. I've never been there.
my boy. President? Taft! No. It's Mr. I'll bring down my equipment. Your term of office is over. -What is this? No. I'm on my way to Africa. you got it wrong. Isn't it wonderful? Charge! . Mr.. this isn't Mr. Goodbye. I'll be in my office vetoing some bills. -Is this March 4? -Practically.. I must get started immediately. Witherspoon. Let's see. Bully! Bully! Wait right here. Aunt Martha.-Come. Now you can take him away. Now I go on my hunting trip to Africa! Well. Is he trying to move into the White House before I've moved out? Who. This is Captain Rooney. Mr. I have good news for you. your guide to Africa. President. Taft.. all signed. Happy man. Aunt Abby. The police? I'm sure! Here are the papers.
Too dangerous. we're going. There are still murders to be solved in Brooklyn. -We won't be separated from Teddy. You could arrange that. you'll have to take us with him. Here I am wasting my time when I could be doing some serious work. ladies. jealousy.It's all right. We promise to take his bugle away from him. These little sane people will get lost in the shuffle. but impossible. Now. dear. indeed? It's sweet of them. How can you allow this? You promised. Brewster's got nothing to do with this. . We never take sane people at Happy Dale. haven't you? No. I've got it. And Happy Dale is full of staircases. You've come to meet Teddy. Teddy's been blowing his bugle again. Dissension. The law is the law! Teddy's committed himself and he's got to go. -I'm sorry. too! -Yes. Oh. Why not? Why not. he's come to take him. -If he's going. he can't go now! We won't permit it. Just put them in and they'll get all mixed up. No. let's be sensible.
You know very well there are Certainly there's 13 bodies in the cellar. -I'll tell you what we'll do. -How about it? -I'll be right there. He's been a little strange all day. The graves are all marked. What? Yes.It ain't only his bugle blowing... -I'll look in that cellar. and we'll send them to Happy Dale. You just ask our nephew. Right now I wouldn't know what is and what ain't strange anymore. I'll bring my bodies from the attic and you get yours from the cellar. No.and we'll get them all together. you wouldn't have to dig. We're liable to have to dig up your cellar. Our cellar? Teddy's been telling around there's 13 bodies buried in the cellar. Mortimer. . Things are going to get worse. Captain! -What is this? -You mustn't mind Mortimer. Charge! Isn't that amazing? You behave yourself. . And there are hundreds more up in the attic. There are 13 bodies in our cellar...
. we'll sign the papers. -You mustn't mind him at all. humor them. Teddy committed himself.. Humor them.-We put flowers on them every Sunday. If we can go with Teddy. -Certainly. -Flowers? Sure. Couldn't they? -All they have to do is sign the papers. Smile. Don't you think you can find room for the ladies? Just the ladies? Just the ladies! -How about it? -They'd have to be committed.. -But the other 12 are our gentlemen. "There is a Happy Dale far. a Mr. I put neon lights on mine. None of mine are gentlemen. . Hasn't got it yet.. It's amazing.who doesn't belong here and has to leave. Spenalzo. -Your gentlemen? You'd like mine better. There's one down there. far away "There is a Happy" He got it. Where are they? . -He got married today.
Oh. Doctor? -Yes. Einstein! Come here and sign some papers. here. We've overlooked something. Maybe I can understand him. Dr. It's absolutely compulsory that we have the signature of a physician. dear. A doctor. please. Especially since they won that old pennant thing. Dr. Just sign right here. please. will you? I want this all cleaned up. -Come here. please. Dr. Thirteen bodies in the cellar. . Now. -Good night. -A doctor? -Yes. right here. I'm so sorry. The neighborhood here has changed so. -Were you leaving. I'm really looking forward to going. Einstein almost operated on me earlier. if you'll sign right here. Ladies. Doctor. -Here? -Yes. Doctor. I'm going out to talk to that spy. please. It's on the right-hand side there. Yes. Sign them up. ladies. Come along. Einstein.I have them.
Thanks. Witherspoon--You're Witherspoon. on the desk. We picked up that guy that's wanted in lndiana. Five-foot-three. One hundred and forty pounds. Talks with a German accent. It's all right. Doc. It's contagious. Why didn't you say so? I'm all confused. Mac. -Don't play games--You sign. But Dr. It's your turn. Read it to me. Mr. Witherport. . yes. You've done Brooklyn a great service.Aren't you going to wait for Jonathan? I don't think we go to the same place. That's great! Thanks. You sign as next of kin. His accomplice's description is on the circular. Mr. Einstein! -Now. will you? About 40. Okay. I'm Brewster. Don't mind me. The doctor has completed the signatures. Hello. Poses as a doctor. Pop eyes. Mac.
-What? -Your mother came to us as a cook. dear. -Mine? You see. -What's wrong about that. Come up and pack my duffel. you know? And bring along my bugle. We don't want anything to go wrong. dear? -You're not really a Brewster. you tell him. -It's yours. Well. President. Mortimer. of course. We're very happy about the whole thing. Einstein--But it's not his signature. -Me too.-Spoon. but that's just it. Don't charge! We're really very worried about something. -Well. darling. Duffel? Pack his duffel. And you were born . Will they investigate those signatures? -They won't look up Dr. darling. You'll both be very happy at Happy Dale. Now. -Here. dear. -What. you signed as next of kin. He's President. darling? -Martha. don't be worried.
. Where are you? Can you hear me? I'm not really a Brewster! I'm the son of a sea cook! It's true! I saw them. They're off to a flying start. darling! -What is all this? -They're going on their honeymoon. I really did see-- . He was a chef on a tramp steamer. And she was such a sweet woman and such a good cook. Your real father was a cook. too.. I'm sure it won't make any difference to Elaine. Quiet! -But. So brother married her.. It's true..we didn't want to lose her. It's true! There are 13 bodies down there! But I saw them-What's all this screaming about? -But I saw them--It's way past her bedtime. . -Goodbye. You mean I'm not really a Brewster? -Darling! -Don't feel so badly about it.about three months afterwards. Mortimer--Goodbye! -'Bye.
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