Synopsis: It tells the story of an Indonesian revolutionary who falls in love with one of his Dutch prisoners.
Genre: Drama
150 min

Can I help you?

-I'd like to see the man in charge.

In here.

I want to report a murder.

Sit down.

Where was this murder committed?

San Francisco. Last night.

Who was murdered?

I was.

Well, do you want to hear me out or don't

you, Captain? I don't have very much time.

Your name Bigelow? Frank Bigelow?

That's right.

Answer this 'San Francisco APB'. Send it

direct to Inspector Bannet at Homicide.

Tell him we've found Frank Bigelow.

Go ahead, Mr. Bigelow.

Well, this involves some other people,

Captain. A number of other people.

You tell it any way you like.

I live in a little town called

Banning out on the desert,

it's on the way to Palm Springs.

I have a small business there...


Yes, Mr. Bigelow. -Get me a copy of

Ms. Holis' '48 tax return, will ya?

Oh uh...you better get the '47 too.

-Yes, Mr. Bigelow.

I don't think we took any depreciation

on that new equipment last year.

Oh no, we didn't. I remember you said we

could include it all this year. -Sure we can.

Hey Frank.

-Yeah, Will?

Peterson says he wants a financial

statement before he can give me my loan.

Hello Kitty.

-Hi, Will.

I'm leaving for San Francisco today

but I'll be back in about a week

I'll take care of it for you then.

-Sure is a scorcher, isn't it?

Well, I've seen 'em worse. -Well, have

a nice time Frank. -Yeah, thanks Will.

Paula, why don't you come down to the place

and let me give you another permanent?

It makes your hair so much easier

to manage in all this heat.

I can't afford it right now,

maybe next month.

Ya, here it is. No, we didn't take

him. Well, we can do it this year.

You work it out any way you think fits.

Have a nice trip, Frank. -Sure Kitty,

see you when I get back. -Bon Voyage!

Why don't you come down

anyway, Paula? We'll a...

work out a deal on that permanent?

-Thanks, maybe I will.


Hello, Mr. Hawkins. Just a moment.

Do you want him to

send your ticket over?

No, I'll pick it up myself.

No, never mind. Mr. Bigelow will

pick it up at the station. Bye.

I want to go with you, Frank.

Now, Paula. I'm just going on a little vacation, you know that.

You want to go without me, don't you?

-Be gone just a week.

And I suppose you just made up your

mind to take this little vacation

at 9 o'clock this morning?

No, Paula. I meant to tell you about it

a few days ago and I guess I forgot.

Oh, you forgot.

Paula, don't be like that.

-Don't be like what?

You just drop a little announcement

that you're going away.

Not tomorrow or next week or next month,

but today. No explanations. Nothing.

And I'm supposed to swallow the excuse

that you need a little vacation.

I just want to get away from

town for a few days, that's all.

Get away from this town or

get away from me? -Aw, Paula.

Please try to understand. -How can you

ask me to understand anything like this?

No, I'm sorry but I don't understand.

Go to San Francisco but don't expect me

to be waiting for you when you get back!


Please, Paula.

Come on, turn around. Look at me.

Come here.

Why do you do this to me, Frank?

Why can't you be honest with me?

As honest as I am with you?

Do you have to go? -I have to go,

Paula. I know what I'm doing.

All right, go! Go anywhere you like. You

can go to blazes for all I care. -Paula.


Yes, I know I'm...

I'm being foolish.

Come on. Fix you face. We'll go

down to Eddie's and have a drink.

All right. Why not.

Hiya, Paula.

-Hi Eddie.

Give us a couple of cold beere, will ya?

-Coming up.

Oh, what a relief. This air

conditioning feels good.

I sure wish we had it in the office,

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Usmar Ismail

Usmar Ismail (20 March 1921 – 2 January 1971) was a prominent Indonesian film director. He was of Minangkabau descent. He was widely regarded as the native Indonesian pioneer of the Cinema of Indonesia although films made by the Dutch date back to around 1926.He was perhaps best known internationally for his 1961 film Fighters for Freedom which documented Indonesian independence from the Dutch and French. The film was entered into the 2nd Moscow International Film Festival.Ismail initially served in the army during the Dutch colonial rule. Later, following his dream of becoming a film director, he established "Perfini Studios", Indonesia's first film studios, in the early fifties. A concert hall known as the Usmar Ismail Hall, which gives musical, opera and theatrical performances, was established in his name in Jakarta. more…

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