The White Angel script
Synopsis: The White Angel is a 1936 American historical drama film directed by William Dieterle and starring Kay Francis. The film depicts Florence Nightingale's pioneering work in nursing during the Crimean War.

1 TITLES - The sound of a woman walking on a deserted street

2 EXT NIGHT STREET - FADE UP - We see a woman's feet wearing red stiletto

shoes. It is late at night and she is very alone.

She turns a bend and enters a darkened street, her heels making a

distinctive click on the path.

Suddenly we see a figure in the darkness - the womans pauses for a beat

before continuing. She approaches the figure who is dressed in a heavy

motorbike jacket... The figure turns round - it is a girl with bleached

blonde hair, wearing a low cut, tight white T Shirt. The white seems to

glow a little.

Without warning, the WOMAN produces a hammer from her bag and raises it

above BLONDE...

Screams....

FADE TO BLACK - TITLES

3 EXT NIGHT PARK - The young BLONDE lies motionless on the floor, most of

her clothes ripped from her still body. The sound of digging can be

heard, then of a knife being unsheathed.

Her body is dragged out of shot...

FADE TO BLACK - TITLES

4 EXT DAY PARK - A dog is digging at the ground.

It's MISTRESS calls out for the dog.

Suddenly, the dog bounds over a ridge, his tail wagging furiously,

doggy has fetched the bone - a human foot and half a calf is wedged

firmly in it's jaw. It runs to it's MISTRESS...

FADE TO BLACK - TITLES

5 EXT DAY PARK - An area has been sectioned off with red tape. Several

men in dark clothing are digging carefully at the ground. Already

several small flags indicate finds, small body bags can be seen to

contain various appendages.

A man steps into shot, wrinkled brow and piercing eyes. He lights a

cigarette as he looks over to his men digging - this is INSPECTOR

TAYLOR.

(CONTINUED)

5 CONTINUED:

The image freezes and spins off into the corner of the screen...

6 INT DAY NEWS ROOM - The news is being read...

NEWSREADER:

As yet POLICE have not ruled out the

possibility that this mutilated body

could be connected with the murder of

NICKI LOWE, whose body was found on

Hapthron Common last month. (-) Last

night, novelist ELLEN CARTER was awarded

the International Writers Guild Award

for her Book, 'The Colour of fear'...

We see shots from the ceremony, and ELLEN CARTER holding her book and

trophy up for photographers - she smiles radiantly...

NEWSREADER:

She was said to be ecstatic about the

award...

7 INT NIGHT CAR - We are in a car with ELLEN CARTER. She is returning

from the award ceremony and she is anything but ecstatic. She is

bubbling with anger.

Slouched in the seat next to her is her husband, drunken and VERY smug.

8 EXT NIGHT 66 ACACIA AVENUE - The car pulls up behind the house and

toward the garage.

The HUSBAND staggers out of the car to the garage door...The doors

slowly open.

CARTER watches him as he is picked out in the headlights - directly in

front of her - She no longer has fear - just hatred...

Her foot slowly depresses the accelerator, her hands grip the wheel -

the exhaust screams out....

The husband looks up at the car - the lights get brighter...

DISSOLVE TO WHITE - TITLE "WHITE ANGEL"

9 INT DAY LIVING ROOM - A white paint roller rolls up the screen - We

move wider to see CARTER painting a wall - she looks rough. She steps

back to look at the wall she has painted.

9 CONTINUED:

Suddenly she hears a noise - a whisper?

She moves closer to the wall - listening intently - there it is again -

a distant whisper calling her name...

Suddenly two arms explode from the wall grabbing her...

10 INT DAY LIVING ROOM (4 YEARS LATER) - ELLEN CARTER wakes with a start

as a jet flies overhead -

She is dressed in a business suit and looks like she has been to war

for the last few years... She looks directly at the wall in front of

her.

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (February 27, 1807 – March 24, 1882) was an American poet and educator whose works include "Paul Revere's Ride", The Song of Hiawatha, and Evangeline. He was also the first American to translate Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy, and was one of the five Fireside Poets. more…

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