Synopsis: A multimillionaire decides to boycott "filthy" forms of entertainment such as Broadway shows.
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
  1 win.
91 min

out of the trunk.

This is Mathilda Ounce Hemingway...

...out on this limb.

You married this limb.

And this twig sprouting here

is Miss Barbara.

Show him the withered branches.

Mr. Ounce has looked with horror

on the rotten branches of his family tree...

...if I might use the term.

Bad banana in every bunch.

There is only one more living fruit

of the Ounce family tree...

...and that is bad fruit.

James Higgens, over here,

has succumbed to the stage...

...in defiance of Mr. Ounce's

known wishes in the matter.

James "Bad Fruit" Higgens, an actor.

And have you barred

said James Higgens from your home...

...pursuant to Mr. Ounce's memorandum,

January 13, 1930?

- I have.

- You'd better.

Very well, Mr. Hemingway. Mr. Ounce

has decided not to wait until he dies...

...before dividing his fortune.

He's going back

to New York with you tonight.

There he will liquidate $ 10 million...

...and give it to your wife and yourself.

Ten million dollars.

What about it?

- That's very nice of you, Ezra.

- Yes, but if I find out you haven't...

...answered the questions truthfully...

- Ezra.

If I find your moral life is nothing

more than a snare and a delusion...

...I'll cut you off like a ripe banana.

Yes, Ezra, like a ripe banana.

James "Bad Fruit" Higgens.

Take a look at that.

Destroy this. He's no longer an Ounce.

Like to hear a little secret?

I love you.

Jimmy Higgens, why all this love

and affection? Have you got a job?

Do I have to have a job to love you?

No, but I'd like to hear both.

Well, I haven't got a job.

Nothing but love.

Thirty-four shows in New York

and not a one of them aching for me.

You'll get there yet.

You just keep trying.

Honey, a couple of boys

and myself are writing our own show.

You should have waited until Uncle Ezra

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Delmer Daves

Delmer Lawrence Daves (July 24, 1904 – August 17, 1977) was an American screenwriter, director and producer. more…

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