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