A Cry in the Night Page #2

Synopsis: Owen Marks, parked at Lovers' Loop with girlfriend Liz Taggart, surprises a peeping Tom, who knocks him out and kidnaps Liz. The police leap into action when they learn the victim is a cop's daughter. Kidnapper Harold Loftus, the unhinged product of a smothering mother, makes ineffectual advances toward Liz, who staves him off as the police close in, hindered as much as helped by her overprotective father Capt. Dan Taggart.
Director(s): Frank Tuttle
Production: Warner Bros.
75 min

Not youre diagnosis Doc, youre guesswork!


Caption Bates!


Get that drunk and disorderly that Chavis and Gerrity brought in here.

If he can walk lets see if he can talk.

You want him now caption?


Bring him in here!


Get out!

No! I dont wanna hurt you!


With youre screaming no one will hear you.

Let me go!

Let me go right now!


Oh theyll get you!

Youll never get away!

You killed him!

No I didnt!

I saw him move!

I saw him move!

Well then you can let me go!

No I cant!

Yes you can!

Cmon let go!


Someones always trying to steal youre customers arent they jack.

Well, dont worry well take care of him.

Come on fellow, sit down!

Hes probably a slight loss of memory but hes coming around.

Oh What!

Where am I!

You tell us!

What happened tonight?

Try to concentrate!

Youve been hurt and I want to help you.

Where am I?

Now! Now! Now!

Dont get frighten!

Im a doctor and Ill take care of you!

Look fellow!

You remember youre name!

My name!

Im Owen Clark!

Where do you live?

11.1109 Fenmore Drive!

What do you do for a living!

Im an automobile salesman.

Now why are you asking me all these questions?

Police picked you up!

Charged drunk and disorderly.

No Im not drunk.

You dont smell exactly like a road.


What were you doing up on the loop tonight?

The loop?

I was there with my girl.

I asked you what were you doing there?

We were talking!

What else?


That gimmick on your head you didnt get that by talking.

Something happen! There was a man in the bushes watching us.

What about him?

He mustve slugged me!

I gotten out of the car.

I turned the flash on him and see what wanted.

Hes got Liz!


Whos Liz?

Liz! My girl!


Take it easy!

What makes you think he took her.

When I came to after he slugged me, I looked for my car and it was gone.

What kind of a car.

A blue convertible, Ive been using it as a demonstrator.

Maybe Liz drove it away?

And leave me there like that?!

Were engaged to be married?


Alirght! Alright!

Whats your girl name!

Her name is Elizabeth Taggart!

Her father is a cop too.

Not Captain Taggarts kid!

Is that who youre girl is?

Dan Taggart!

He left here less than an hour ago, and he doesnt even know.

How do you tell a guy that a kid has been grabbed!


Well, you know I just got the first shock of my life.

I thought the Taggarts were out of beer.

Well whats the picture tonight!

I dont know there still selling beauty cream.

Cant sell any beauty in this house.


Im a little tired!

IdI think Ill go to bed.


Whats the matter no salami sandwich?

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David Dortort

David Dortort (October 23, 1916 – September 5, 2010), was a Hollywood screenwriter and producer, widely known for his role as producer in two successful NBC television series: Bonanza (1959–73) and The High Chaparral (1967–71). Dortort's focus shifted in the late 1960s to the newer series, leaving the production of Bonanza largely to his associates during its last five and a half years (1967–1973). From 1954-55, Dortort was involved in directing and writing for The Public Defender. He produced The Restless Gun (1957–59), The Cowboys television version (1974), and a prequel series featuring younger versions of the Bonanza characters called Ponderosa (2001), which was produced with Beth Sullivan. In 1979–1980, he created the 13-week CBS miniseries, The Chisholms. Michael Landon appeared in a supporting role in the pilot for The Restless Gun, starring John Payne, aired on March 19, 1957, as an episode of The Schlitz Playhouse of Stars and Dan Blocker played multiple roles in five episodes of The Restless Gun. Alan W. Livingston of NBC hired Dortort to write the screenplay for the pilot episode of Bonanza. He did it at night, while producing The Restless Gun by day.In 2001, the alumni association of City College of New York, where he had studied history, honored him with its John H. Finley award. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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