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Jack Burden's Desk, The Chronicle, Day
across his desk.
Burden! Jack Burden! The boss wants
to see you.
Madison's Office, Day
Madison, the city editor, is correcting copy at his desk.
Hey, Jack, ever hear of a fellow
called Willie Stark?
No. Who'd he shoot?
Oh, county... uh... treasurer, or
something like that.
They say he's an honest man. What I
want you to do is to hop into your
Why, you promised me a vacation.
Well, that can wait.
Yeah... but there's a... a girl I
a photograph of Anne Stanton.
Oh... Well, she can wait too.
The question is... can I?
The answer is... get up there.
(starts to go)
Oh... uh... what did you say his
The fellow's name.
Oh, the... uh... Stark... Willie
Madison goes on with his work.
(as he leaves)
Kanoma City, Day
Courthouse of this back-country, one-street small town.
...to lie to them in order to line
taxpayers' money. When have the
witnessed a campaign like this? Why
me? Why have they used every dirty
method known to make sure I'm not
elected county treasurer? Well, I'll
tell you why...
up the gathering.
...Because they're afraid of the
truth... and the truth is this.
Yeah, I said steal. The county
commissioners rejected the bid on
the schoolhouse. Why? Well, they'll
will be done better. The county
commissioners would have you believe
that they're interested in public
welfare. They're interested in
welfare, sure. But it's their own.
Let's look at the reason in the light
of the facts and the figures. That
commissioners. That same brick factory
uses convict labor.
Sorry, Willie, you'll have to move
more than five people congregating
is disturbing the peace.
If you folks'll be so kind as to
read these handbills, my boy will
pass them out among you.
(his face grim)
Pass 'em out, Tom.
Let him alone!
snapping a picture.
Get that camera! Willie, you're under
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