Baby Take a Bow

Synopsis: Eddie Ellison is an ex-con who spent time in Sing-Sing prison. Kay marries him as soon as he serves his time. Five years later, Eddie and his ex-convict buddy Larry, have both gone straight...
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Director(s): Harry Lachman
Production: 20th Century Fox Film Corporation
76 min

- Good-bye.

- Good-bye.

- Oh, good morning, Flannigan.

- Hello, Harry.

- One round-trip and one one-way as usual?

- That's right.

Yeah. He'll be

coming back alone.

Here you are.

- Hiya, Flannigan.

- Hello, Welch.

Save a seat for me, will ya?

- I'll be right with you. Hiya, Harry.

- Hello, Welch.

- Give me one to Ossining.

- Gonna make sure they take him

to the right place, eh?

No. He's not one of my boys. I'm going up

to the big house on some private business.

- For the landlord.

- You never take them up anyway, do you?

Who me? No. The city cops

do that after I catch 'em.

- Just a minute.

- You sure put Sing Sing on its feet all right.

Oh, I help the population some, I guess.

Well, I'll be seeing you.

Oh, Welch.

You forgot your ticket.

Don't worry.

I would've found it out.

Come on.

- Two tickets for Niagara Falls, please.

- Oh, congratulations, ma'am.

- What train?

- The 9:
20, and I want to stop off at Ossining.


You mean Sing Sing?

No, I mean Ossining.

Hello, Fred.

Hello, John.

- Hi.

- Well, you got quite a haul of fish today, huh?

Wonder what that chiseler's

going up to Sing Sing for.

Shake down some prisoner, I guess.

He'd do anything for a little dough.

- Why, I thought the insurance company fired him.

- Sure. They all did.

Well, Trigger Stone.

- Huh. How long is he in for?

- Five years.

Five years is right.

- But I'll make up for lost time when I get out.

- Says you.

- Thanks for saving the seat, Flannigan.

- Hmm.

Well, anyhow,

I got my name in the paper.

Too bad you couldn't think of

a better way to do it, Scott.

Well, hello, Kay. Here you are.

Here's a seat for you.

The further I sit from you,

Mr. Welch, the better I like it.

- Board.!

- Take those bags into the next car, please.

Sorry, miss,

the train's full up today.

Here you are, Kay.

Sit right down here.

Two tickets to Niagara Falls, eh?

How romantic.

That's where

honeymooners go, hmm?

Oh, yes. Eddie Ellison gets out today.

Say, you're not really going

to marry that guy, are you?

Any objection?

Say, listen, kid. I like you. I wanna

give you a little friendly advice.

Friendly advice.

Well, that's good, coming from the fella

who caused Eddie's conviction.

Now take it easy, Kay. I'm telling you

that I'm your friend.

- More than a friend.

- Yes, you've tried to be more than a friend...

- ever since you had Eddie arrested.

- Now don't be that way.

You're a nice girl, and you're about

to make the mistake of your life.

- That's my business.

- Sure it is, and don't let him tell you any different.

Catching crooks is my business,

but marrying 'em isn't yours.

That side of Eddie's life

is over forever.

- He's going straight.

- How many times

have I heard that before?

- Once a crook, always a crook. Nobody trusts 'em.

- She'll trust him.

That'd be enough

for my dough.

- Thanks, Mr...

- Scott's the name.

I'm pleased to meet ya.

Eddie, when you were admitted here,

I gave you a choice of two roads to take.

You took the right one, and it cut

four months off your stretch for you.

- Now will you let me advise you again?

- Certainly, sir.

Something kept up your morale

while you were up here.

- You're a good guesser.

- Well, whatever it was, stick to it outside.

Have you got a job

waiting for you?

- The biggest and best job a man ever had.

- Good wages?

- Not a cent.

- Well, but how...

- I've had a girl waiting for me for 18 months.

- Congratulations, my boy.

- The very best of luck.

- Thank you, sir.

I'm sorry I can't do much

for a wedding present...

but, uh, you take this card

to the Hopkins Agency.

They place quite a number of my boys.

That is, the ones I believe in.

- Well, gee...

- And, uh, by the way,

here's the $10 the law allows.

- Thank you, sir. Good-bye.

- Good-bye. Good luck.

Eddie. Eddie.

- Why, you big, good-looking...

- Hey, now cut that out, funny face.

I can't help it.

I'm so glad to see you.

Well, I guess

it's back to the city, huh?

No, we're not going back to the city, Eddie.

I've got a big surprise.

Say, what is this,

a practical joke?

It's no joke,

but boy it's practical.

- We're going to Niagara Falls.

- You mean right now?

- From here?

- The train leaves in half an hour.

Aw, gee, you're swell, and I'm

the luckiest man in the world.

Luck had nothing to do with it.

You couldn't get away from me if you tried.

That's right. I tried to hide

in prison and it was hopeless.

Well, glad to see you around, Eddie.

Oh, thanks, Flannigan.

Meet the future wife.

Oh, yeah.

We made the trip up together.

Boy, you sure got a girl

who knows her own mind.

Well, if it isn't

my old pal, Welch.

As big as life

and twice as natural.

- He's no pal of yours. He's still got it in for ya.

- What do you mean?

He's been throwing the hooks into you all

the way up. Trying to promote himself.

Yeah, I was just trying to give her

a little friendly advice, that's all.

- I happen to know a lot more

about crooks than she does.

- Why, you...

- Eddie!

- If you sack him, you'll get into trouble.

You're on the way out. Keep going.

I'm on the way in. So I got nothing to lose.

Thanks, fella. I'll be

seeing you when you get out.

Good luck. I wish I could be

your best man.

Oh. How does a guy

like me rate all this?

Mmm, darling. You rate

the best in the world.

Yeah. I got it.

Right here in my arms.

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Philip Klein

Philip Klein (1889–1935) was an American screenwriter. He worked on around forty films during his career in both the silent and sound eras. He was the son of the British playwright Charles Klein. more…

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