Not Wanted

Synopsis: Twentyish Sally Kelton is unhappy at home and in the drab town in which she lives, until she meets roving musician Steve Ryan. Sally falls for Steve, but to Steve, she's just another fling before he heads to another town. Sally decides to "pull up stakes" and heads on a bus to Steve's next stop. On the road, she meets Drew Baxter, owner of a gaseteria in the town where she's heading. Drew sets Sally up with a room at a local boarding house and a job at his business. Try as he might, Drew can't win Sally's heart from Steve, who has remained indifferent to Sally since her arrival. When Steve heads off to South America, Sally is even more despondent--especially after she learns that she's pregnant with his child.
Genre: Drama
Production: Emerald Productions
91 min




My baby!

Give me my baby!

But he's mine.

He's my baby.

Alright, what's going on here?

You still insist that's your baby?


I guess I made a mistake.

"Sally Kelton". Is

that your married name?

I'm not married.

Take the child home.

Be here at 3.30 tomorrow.

The D.A. handles kidnapping cases.

Blue eyes.

Five foot two...

Hundred and ten pounds...

Is the governor here yet?

Ten years... for talking

to myself...

Oh dear God..... how did I get here?

How did I get here?

Hi, Pop! -Sally, come here quick!

Did you bring the bridging tape?

Gee, Pop. I forgot it.

We'll never hear the end of it.

That you, Sally? -Yes, Mom.

It's about time.

Gee, it's been a beautiful day!

How long do you think it takes to

boil potatoes? Ten Minutes?

I forgot them Mom...

That's fine.

It's a wonder you even

remember to come home.

Did you bring the stuff

for that pipe?

No! Of course you didn't!

Too busy tearing around with a bunch

of good-for-nothing hoodlums .. ever gave your mother and

father one single thought.

Let me tell...

I'm sorry, Mom.

So I forgot it.

Well, I'll go out and get it now, but

do you have to keep at me?

If I don't keep at you ..'ll end up like all the rest of those

little snits you run around with.

Been on my feet since

6.30 this morning.

All I asked you for was ..

...a pound of potatoes and something

to plug that pipe with.

But no, you got more important

things to think about.

Well let me tell you something

young lady.

You can eat stew without potatoes.

And you can sit under a leaky

ceiling for the rest of your life .. far as I'm concerned.

You just don't want to help me.

That's not true Ma,

and you know it.

So I forget things once in

while... well...

Do you have to keep

nagging at me?

If I nagged at you, it's for

your own good!

Because I don't want you so slave round

the kitchen for the rest of your life like I have.

Because I want you to meet a respectable

man who can do things for you.

How do ever expect to get anywhere ..

...hanging around with a lot of

drug-store idiots?


why don't you leave her alone?

I get so I can't hear myself think.

You haven't had a thought

in your head.

For the last ten years.

So just keep out of this.

I know what I'm doing.

Skip a beat.... and hit it!

Just do it!

You won't regret it.

Hit it!

What are you looking at?

Hit it again!

Fun, isn't it?

Nothing matters.

Just you do it!

Da da da.... dada.

Bup, bup, bup

baa, bup, bup.

Be bap, be bap, be bap...




Don't you remember me? I'm the one

that sold you that classy number.

On you it looks good.


I'd like you to meet some

friends of mine.

Sally Kelton and Bill Aikens.

How are you?

Oh yeah, why don't you sit

down with us?

Sure. Take ten. Have a beer.


You'll excuse us.

We've simply got to see some

friends of ours across the way.

Smoke? -No thanks.

You come here often? -Oh, no.

These kind of places

bore me silly.

I only came tonight because Bill

and Nancy just insisted I come.

What do you do?

Well, uh...

If you must know, I work here.

I work in the cafe next door.

It's really all one place.

So you see, its ..

It's kind of old-hat to come here.

Then, why do you?


I was sort of curious to see

if you could really play.

The last one we had was awful.

Can I?

Gee, you were terrific!

How old are you?

Around twenty.

That's what I thought.

You think fast, don't you.

Hmmm. No.

I don't think at all if I

can help it.

Look, I've got to get back.

Anything in particular

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Paul Jarrico

Paul Jarrico (January 12, 1915 – October 28, 1997) was an American screenwriter and film producer who was blacklisted by the Hollywood movie studio bosses during the era of McCarthyism. more…

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