Screenplay by John Logan Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

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


18th DECEMBER, 2006



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


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





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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TOBY We're pulling out, sir?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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