Road House

Synopsis: Jefty, owner of a roadhouse in a backwoods town, hires sultry, tough-talking torch singer Lily Stevens against the advice of his manager Pete Morgan. Jefty is smitten with Lily, who in turn exerts her charms on the more resistant Pete. When Pete finally falls for her and she turns down Jefty's marriage proposal, they must face Jefty's murderous jealousy and his twisted plots to "punish" the two.
Director(s): Jean Negulesco
Production: 20th Century Fox Film Corporation
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
95 min

Gonna be all taken care of.

- The Antlers?

- Yeah, Antlers Hotel. Nice, big room.

Antlers? Guess this

is a moose trap all around.

"Moose trap. "

- That's good.

- That's terrific.

- Thanks, Sam. See you later.

- Good luck.

Oh, Miss Stevens,

I'll see you out front.

- I'll get your bags.

- Mm-hmm.

Hey, Susie, what do you think

of this one?

She's something, isn't she?

If you like the sound of gravel.

Uh, tell me. Think I'm gonna like

this rattrap we're going to?

The Antlers? You betcha.

It's a swell place.

It's got a dining room,

plenty of class- Everything.

And besides that,

it's the only hotel in town.

That does it.

- Where's Lily?

- Pete took her to the hotel.

- Took her to the hotel? What for?

- I don't know.

I really don't know.

I just work here.

Gimme a brandy, will ya, Sam?


She's pretty nice, isn't she?

I'll say she is.

What, are you talking to yourself?

I don't get it.

I don't get it at all.

- What happened?

- Search me, boss.

This is something new-

Pete being nice to an entertainer.


- What's this?

- The depot.

- Yeah. That's where I came in.

- Yeah, that's where you're going out.

Now look, Miss Stevens,

let's not kid each other.

As I said, it's small pickings in this town.

Now, here's a couple

of hundred bucks and some extra.

I think that'll square us

for your trouble.

Yeah, that's better.

You see, every time

Jefty leaves town...

he gets drunk and brings somebody back.

Oh, he does? Does he know

you're going to all this trouble?

No, but he'll find out

it's for the better, and so will you.

- Supposing I don't want to go?

- Yeah, but you will.

You see, Jefty gets tired easily...

then it's up to me

to do the dumping.

I don't like it, but if I have to

I can get rough.

Oh, you can? Huh.

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Edward Chodorov

Edward Chodorov (April 17, 1904 – October 9, 1988), was a Broadway playwright, and the writer or producer of over 50 motion pictures. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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