Castle on the Hudson

Synopsis: Mobster Tommy Gordon isn't worried about being sentenced to Sing Sing prison because his political pals have promised him a quick parole. A troublesome prisoner, he finally concedes that ...
Genre: Crime, Drama
Director(s): Anatole Litvak
Production: Warner Bros.
 
IMDB:
6.8
APPROVED
Year:
1940
77 min
77 Views


[EXPLOSIONS]

[POLICE WHISTLES BLOWING]

[GUNSHOTS]

DOPE. WHAT' D

HE TRY TO STICK HIS NECK OUT FOR?

WHAT ABOU THAT GUY INSIDE?

YOU THINK:

HE' LL KICK OFF?

I ONLY CREASED HIM.

HOW MUCH DOUGH:

WE GET?

ABOUT 15 GRAND.

NOT BAD, NOT BAD.

HEY, THE BOSSES

OUGHT TO PROMOTE YOU FOR THIS, TOMMY.

DON' T WORRY.

ONE OF THESE DAYS, I' LL BE A BOSS.

THEN I' LL HAND OUT A FEW

PROMOTIONS OF MY OWN.

HOW' D YOU LIKE

ONE, PETE? SURE.

ANYTHING TO KEEP

FROM DRIVING THIS JALOPY ALL NIGHT.

TOMORROW' S

SUNDAY, PETE. YOU CAN SLEEP LATE.

TOMORROW' S SUNDAY?

IS IT SATURDAY?

WHY, SURE. WHAT' D

YOU THINK IT WAS?

FRIDAY. WHY DIDN' YOU TELL ME?

WE' D HAVE

POSTPONED THIS JOB.

YOU KNOW SATURDAY' S

MY HARD LUCK DAY.

HEY, LOOK, DO YOU

STILL BELIEVE IN THAT OLD BALONEY?

DON' T TELL ME

IT' S BALONEY, YOU SAP!

HERE, PETE.

CHECK THIS FOR ME.

WHY? AIN' T YOU

COMING UPTOWN?

NO, I GOT A DATE.

DROP ME AT 34th STREET AND 8th.

I SUPPOSE IT' S

THAT SWELL DISH:

YOU' VE BEEN RUNNING

AROUND WITH, HUH?

KEEP HER OUT OF THIS.

ALL RIGHT, ALL RIGHT.

NOTHING TO GET EXCITED ABOUT.

I WAS ONLY--

SHUT UP.

OK.

SORRY.

OK, FELLAS.

HIYA, BABY!

KEEP YOU WAITING?

TOMMY, I' VE BEEN

WORRIED ABOUT YOU.

LISTEN, KID,

I TOLD YOU BEFORE.

I' M ONE GUY

YOU NEVER HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT.

YOU' VE BEEN

OUT ON SOME JOB. NAH.

SOME OF THE BOYS

WERE COMING UP TOWN,

AND THEY:

DROPPED ME OFF.

[POLICE SIRENS]

TOMMY--

NOW, WILL YOU STOP WORRYING ABOUT ME?

I CAN' T HELP IT.

THEY' LL ARREST YOU SOMEDAY.

THEY' VE ARRESTED ME

BEFORE, BUT WHAT GOOD DID IT DO THEM?

I MEAN FOR KEEPS.

YOU TALK AS IF I

WAS GETTING DUMBER INSTEAD OF THE COPS.

NO, BUT YOU CAN' T KEEP ON

OUTSMARTING THEM FOREVER.

WHO SAID SO?

I DO. I KNOW IT.

WON' T THAT BE TOUGH.

THEY' LL HANG

A RAP ON ME AND SEND ME UP,

AND YOU' LL BE HERE

ALL ALONE, BAKING CAKES FOR ME.

[CHUCKLES]

I DON' T KNOW

WHY I EVEN TRY AND TALK TO YOU.

I' M A CHUMP.

FOR LOVING ME?

YES.

THAT' S WHY I

SORT OF LIKE YOU.

ALL RIGHT.

SO YOU WON' T GIVE IT UP.

TO DO WHAT?

RAISE TURNIPS?

YOUR BOSSES:

ARE THE SMART ONES.

THEY DON' TAKE ANY CHANCES.

THEY LEAVE:

THAT UP TO YOU.

LISTEN, NOBODY

PUSHES ME AROUND.

IF I TAKE CHANCES,

IT' S BECAUSE I WANT TO TAKE THEM.

I' M ON MY WAY

TO THE TOP, AND I' M GOING TO GET THERE.

IN THE MEANTIME,

I LET THE BOSSES PROTECT ME.

IT' S ALL GRAVY.

SURE.

ONE OF THESE DAYS,

I' LL BE A BOSS.

THEN YOU WON' T BE

ABLE TO FIND ANYTHING TO WORRY ABOUT.

THAT' S WHA I' M AFRAID OF.

AHH, FORGET IT. COME

ON AND SHOVE OVER.

WHAT DO YOU WANT ME

TO DO? CATCH COLD?

[BEGIN THE BEGUINE PLAYING]

A LITTLE LATE:

TONIGHT, TOMMY.

ED CROWLEY WENT IN

A MINUTE AGO.

YEAH? THANKS!

HIYA, KAY.

HELLO, MAC.

HIYA, HONEY!

EVERYTHING OK TONIGHT?

SURE THING, MR. GORDAN.

GOOD, GOOD.

GOOD EVENING,

MR. GORDAN. THIS WAY, PLEASE.

YEAH, LET' S GO.

SEE YOU LATER, TOMMY.

SURE, SURE.

GOOD EVENING, GORDAN.

HELLO, BILL!

WELL, TOMMY!

HIYA, SWEETHEART!

HOW' S YOUR SISTER?

FINE.

HELLO, MR. CORBIN.

HELLO.

HI, GORDAN.

SWELL.

HIYA, CROWLEY!

RINGSIDE, HUH? SURE.

WELL, LET' S

FINISH THIS ONE.

YOU LOOK GORGEOUS TONIGHT, KAY.

THANKS.

SHE ALWAYS:

LOOKS GORGEOUS, YOU DOPE.

WE' LL BE BACK.

OK. I WISH I HAD YOUR LUCK.

MAYBE YOU WOULD,

IF YOU KNEW HOW TO JUGGLE A COMPLIMENT.

HAPPY?

YES.

I LIKE YOU BETTER

THIS WAY.

IT' S MORE BECOMING.

HELLO, BABYFACE.

HIYA, KID.

TOMMY, WHAT' S

CROWLEY HERE FOR?

AT IT AGAIN, HUH?

MAYBE I SHOULD FALL

OUT OF LOVE WITH YOU,

AND THEN I WOULDN' CARE IF YOU WERE SHOT DEAD.

YEAH, YEAH.

THAT WOULDN' T BE A BAD IDEA.

I DON' T LIKE IT,

THOUGH.

[APPLAUSE]

WHAT' S THE MATTER

WITH THOSE MUSICIANS?

JUST WHEN I WAS:

IN THE MOOD!

THOSE CLUCKS SPEND

HALF THE NIGHT SLEEPING.

Waiter:
CHAMPAGNE

AS USUAL, MR. GORDAN?

YES, THE BEST.

YES, MR. GORDAN. RIGHT AWAY.

Crowley:
HOW DID THINGS GO TONIGHT?

SWELL.

HAVE ONE?

THANKS. WHAT THINGS?

OH, UH...JUS A LITTLE MEETING

WITH SOME OF THE BOYS

DOWN AT THE CLUB.

FRIENDLY TIP,

TOMMY.

TWO D*CKS OUT THERE

LOOKING FOR YOU.

THANKS.

TOMMY.

TOMMY, WHAT--

Crowley:

HELLO, RAGAN.

WELL, YOU SLIPPED UP

THIS TIME, GORDAN.

WE WANT TO SEE YOU

AT HEADQUARTERS.

YOU THINK THEY' D GE TIRED OF MAKING ME

GO ALL THE WAY:

DOWNTOWN JUST TO GET BAILED OUT.

WELL, THERE WON' T BE

ANY BAIL THIS TIME.

FIRST-DEGREE ROBBERY,

ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON,

INTENT TO COMMIT MURDER.

WHAT' LL THEY

THINK UP NEXT?

SHOULDN' T HAVE

LOST ONE OF THOSE

FAMOUS SHIRT STUDS

OF YOURS. COME ON.

IS THAT SO?

WELL, AIN' T THA CARELESS OF ME!

I MUST HAVE:

LEFT IT HOME, BUT JUST TO OBLIGE YOU,

I' LL DROP IN

AFTER THE SHOW.

I SAID ON YOUR FEET!

HOW ABOUT ANOTHER

DANCE, BABY?

YOU HEARD:

WHAT HE SAID!

NEVER MIND THE GUN.

I' LL GO ALONG WITH YOU.

BUT KEEP YOUR:

HANDS OFF ME, SEE? I DON' T LIKE IT.

COME ALONG, ED. GE ME A HABEAS CORPUS.

YOU WAIT HERE.

I' LL BE RIGHT BACK.

YEAH, I' LL HAVE HIM OU IN AN HOUR OR TWO.

Newspaper Boy:
EXTRA!

"GORDAN DENIED BAIL!

TO STAND TRIAL:

FOR ROBBERY!" EXTRA!

EXTRA! EXTRA!

"GORDAN DENIED BAIL!

TO STAND TRIAL:

FOR ROBBERY!" EXTRA!

[PEOPLE TALKING

INDISTINCTLY]

[POUNDING GAVEL]

ORDER! ORDER!

HAVE YOU REACHED

A VERDICT?

WE HAVE,

YOUR HONOR.

THE BAILIFF WILL

TAKE IT.

THE DEFENDAN WILL RISE.

ONLY TOOK THAT JURY

AN HOUR AND A HALF. CINCH.

I TOLD YOU:

YOU' D HAVE THE BEST LAWYERS IN TOWN.

Man:
WE, THE JURY, FIND

THE DEFENDANT GUILTY

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Seton I. Miller

Seton Ingersoll Miller (May 3, 1902 – March 29, 1974) was an American screenwriter and producer. During his career, he worked with many notable film directors such as Howard Hawks and Michael Curtiz. Miller received two Oscar nominations and won once for Best Screenplay for fantasy romantic comedy film Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941) along with Sidney Buchman. more…

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