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INT. CITY ROOM OF NEWSPAPER OFFICE - DAY - FULL SHOT
General atmosphere, typical of a busy newspaper office.
Copy boys running about, shirt-sleeved reporters and rewrite
men pounding away on typewriters. Little wire baskets
containing cylinders of copy whizzing back and forth, such
as are used in some department stores, etc.
Morkrum machines, typewriters, telephone bells and all
other sounds relative to a newspaper office when shot has
been fully established:
CAMERA STARTS TRUCKING DOWN MAIN AISLE
It takes in the battery of Morkrum machines clattering
away; the crescent-shaped copy desk; the desk of the
sporting editor, with a big cauliflower-eared pugilist and
his manager standing by the side of the sporting editor, a
hefty guy in his shirtsleeves, smoking a big cigar and
wearing a green eye-shade; the desk of the society editor,
a prissy old lady, who takes down a worn copy of the Blue
Book as the camera passes her and starts looking up some
data; and any other interesting or typical bits that can
be thought out. At the far end of the room is the desk of
Conroy, the City Editor.
Everything shows evidence of feverish activity and great
2. CLOSE SHOT
On Conroy, the City Editor at his desk, speaking on the
Yeah, that's all I ever get from
you guys - a lot of hard luck
stories. You come back here and
I'll give you an assignment. It
will be a last interview - with
He hangs up, looks around with a scowl.
Stew! Stew Smith!
Oh Mr. Conroy, give me a crack at
that Schuyler story, will you?
You? If you ever got your foot
into a drawing room, you'd step on
a sliding rug! Stew is the only
man that's got brains enough to
handle this. Scram!
A Copy Boy rushes by on an errand.
Say Spud, did you find Stew?
Well, did you look in the—
First place I looked.
Not there, eh? For cryin' out loud,
where is that—? Go and dig him up!
Stew! Stew Smith!
CAMERA TRUCKS ON:
Until it takes in a sort of make-shift screen, concealing
a corner of the room.
LAP DISSOLVE TO:
3. CLOSE SHOT
On the other side of the screen. Stew Smith is holding
something in his hand. His hat tilted back on his head,
and he is regarding this plaything intently. Gallagher is
sitting close to him, also gazing intently at the plaything.
Gallagher is a girl, one of the sob sisters on the
newspaper, dressed in a trim but inexpensive little tailored
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