One Sunday Afternoon

Synopsis: Hugo and Biff were friends until they met Virginia. Biff could think of no one but Virginia, but she would never be happy with a big slow bully. So she married Hugo and Biff married Amy just because his Virginia got married. Amy loves Biff, but Biff constantly thinks of Virginia even after Hugo takes his job and has him put into prison for two years.
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Director(s): Stephen Roberts
Production: Warner Bros.
85 min

Hot baby, that was the one!

Goodbye darling, I must leave you...


Yes, darling?

Stop that noise!

Snappy's singing, honey.

I know he is. That's the noise

I want stopped.

You know how women are.

She don't understand.

I know, not artistic.


- Good idea.

- Help yourself.

No. no. It's your booze. You pour it.

- Wait a minute. Not so much.

- What's the matter?

Amy don't like me to drink so much.

You ain't afraid of your wife, are you?


I should say not. No wife's going to

tell me what to do.

If I want to drink, I'll drink!

Down the hatch!


And if I want to sing, I'll sing!

- What do you think about that?

- That's the stuff! Good old Biff Grimes!

Ain't nobody gonna tell me nothing.


- Yes, dear?

- Do you want me to come out there?

You can stay in there, honey.


She's got her fighting clothes on today,

ain't she?

That's something that ought to be in

the marriage laws.

I'd put it in all the marriage laws!

I'd say to all women who were getting


"Look here you,

mind you own business!"

"And leave your husbands alone."


Good old Snappy.

Ain't many mouths as big as mine.

Don't see how it could be, but it is.

That's it! Hold still.


Amy never was like that in the old days.

I know.

We had good times in the old days,

didn't we?

Remember Avery Park?

Sure I remember Avery Park. Who doesn't?

What do I sing, something sad or comic?


In the good old Summertime,

In the good old Summertime.

Cut that out!

What's the matter?

You know what's the matter!

That song.

Oh, yeah.

You know something, Biff?


Bet you could have married Virginia if

it wasn't for Hugo Barnstead.

I didn't care anything about her.

Haven't I got Amy? Haven't we been

married, shucks.

I didn't care anything about Virginia.

We was just good friends.

Good friends?

Hey, she was pretty sweet on you.

You could have married her too, if

Hugo Barnstead hadn't cut you out.

Alright, I could have.

And I would have too, if it

hadn't been for him.

He did it.

Hey Snappy, I want to

tell you something.

There ain't any crime in the world like

stealing another man's girl.

I've done a lot of things, but I've

never done that.

Word of honor, I've never done that.

Hugo Barnstead.

I'd like to get my hands on him.

Would you really like to, Biff?

Would I!

Now's your chance.

Who's chance? What?

They are in town.


Hugo and Virginia. Got in this morning.

I seen them on the street.

- How'd she look?

- Who?


Aw, swell.

She looked kinda unhappy though.

Hugo looks like business.

You're the one she should have

married, Biff.

- You're a big man, Biff.

- You know Snappy, a man needs a change.

Got to change if he's going to grow.

Ain't that right?

Bet your life that's right.

And that goes for everything.

Even his wife.

That's right!

Biff Grimes is a big man.

I want to grow.

Virginia is the one you should have

married, Biff.

I know.

Hugo Barnstead.

I know how you feel, Biff.

Sure you do, pal.

A man always understands.

Down the hatch.

How about another little song?

One of them


humble songs.

Sad or comic?

Sad, I guess.



Goodbye, little girl, goodbye.

Don't cry, little girl, don't cry.



Are you going to take me walking?

In 5 minutes.

I've been sitting in this place all

afternoon, and you making all that noise.

Let me give you some advise, Snappy.

Don't ever marry an old-fashioned woman.

You pick out a woman and you say,

"Are you old-fashioned?"

If she says "yes",

you say,


I'll never be able to grow."

Women don't like me, Biff.

Have a drink.

That's enough.

Down the hatch.

You know what I'm gonna do?

Ought to be filled.

I going to put on my Sunday best

and look up Hugo Barnstead

and I'm gonna say, "Look here Hugo

Barnstead, I'm..."

I'm gonna say, "Look here, Hugo."

"I've got a bone to pick with you."

Answer it.

Dirty, stinking little....

You shoulda had her, Biff. Hello?

Dentist Office.

Tooth pulled?

I don't know.

I don't pull teeth on Sunday unless

it's a child.

Dr. Grimes doesn't pull teeth on Sunday

unless it's a child. He's...

Oh. hello Dick.

Dick Martin from the Jesse Hotel wants

to talk to you.

- Alright. What does he want?

- Just a minute, Dick.

Hello, Dick!

Yeah, it's Biff.

No, never work on Sunday unless it's a...


What did you say that name was?

It's Hugo Barnstead.

Hello, Dick.

Alright, I'll see him.

Send him right over.

You ain't gonna pull his tooth, are you?

Yeah. I'm gonna pull his tooth.

So long, Biff.

- Where are you going?

- Back to my shop. Got a sign to paint.

You're going to stay right here.

How do I look?

Do I look like I've been drinking?

You look alright, Biff.

Hugo Barnstead.

Coming to good old Biff Grimes to have

his tooth pulled.

Come on Hugo Barnstead and get your

tooth pulled.

Tell them the doctor will be back

in just a minute.


- Hello, Hugo.

- Well...

What are you doing here?

Got a bad tooth too?

Mine's terrible.

Hurts like the deuce.

Kept me awake all night.

See? This one up here.

Hugo, If I was you I wouldn't...

Here's the doctor now.


Hello, Hugo.


So you did get to be a

dentist after all.

- It's been a long time, Hugo

- Yes it has.

Got an awful toothache, Biff.

Kept me awake all night.

Yes. In the chair, please.

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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