A Hatful of Rain

Synopsis: A Korean War veteran's morphine addiction wreaks havoc upon his family.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Fred Zinnemann
Production: 20th Century Fox Film Corporation
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 6 wins & 9 nominations.
109 min


Pop, congratulations.

Listen, I stayed up

nights plenty

before I put that

option money down.

Look, the bar

is practically on the water.

All good hardwood.

The dining room, it's got

oak beams 2 feet thick.

I'm going to put in glass walls

so's you can see the ocean.

That just sounds wonderful.

I started the

renovations already.

The carpenter's been working

down there a week.

Oh-ho, cost me an arm and a leg.

The bank loaned me 5,000,

but that won't be enough,

so now I'll need that 2,500

you promised me, Polo.

Uh, 2,500?

Yeah. That's what I

come up here for.

I mean, naturally, I wanted to

see you two at the same time.

Yeah, well, uh,

I haven't got it, Pop.

You haven't got it?

No, I haven't got it anymore.

It's gone.

What do you mean, gone?

Gone where?

Well, Pop, I--

I need that money, Polo.

- Listen, Pop--

- Now just--

just keep out of this.

I was counting on you.

I got men working down there.

You promised me, any time

I wanted the money, I could have it.

I-- I know I promised you, Pop.

I quit my job at the club!

How do you--

- Hello, Ralph.

- Hi, Polo.

A hundred times you wrote me.

"Pop, I got 2,500 stashed away.

Any time you want it,

it's yours."

What did you have

to quit your job for?

You could have made

a 2-buck phone call.

For what?

He promised me!

The bank didn't promise me.

My son promised me.

Now he says it's gone.

Gone where?

- You know?

- Now, look, Pop, listen.

No, no, no!

No, you listen.

I want to know.

Where did it go?

- Oh, what's the use?

- Oh, you can't tell me, huh?

I won't. I can't.

Take it any way you want.

Polo, you're a bum.

You always were,

and you always will be.

I'm a bum?

Now, listen, Pop.

Now, you stop calling me names.

I'll call you

all the names I can!

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Michael V. Gazzo

Michael Vincenzo Gazzo (April 5, 1923 – February 14, 1995) was an American playwright who later in life became a film and television actor. He was nominated for an Academy Award for his role in The Godfather Part II (1974). more…

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