Play Misty for Me

Synopsis: Disc jockey Dave Garver attracts the amorous attentions of a demented fan named Evelyn Draper. Evelyn lets Dave pick her up at a bar; later at her apartment Evelyn admits that she is the cooing caller who repeatedly asks Dave to play the Erroll Garner classic "Misty." From then on, the film is a lesson in how one casual date can turn your whole life around. Evelyn stalks Dave everywhere, ruins his business lunch, assaults his maid, mutilates his house and all of his belongings, and finally threatens to butcher his girlfriend Tobie Williams. You'll never be able to hear that song again without looking over your shoulder.
Genre: Thriller
Director(s): Clint Eastwood
Production: MCA Universal Home Video
Rotten Tomatoes:
102 min

Hey, hey, you're digging

the master jock for solid rock...

...Sweet Al Monte blasting, babies.

Being bold and pouring coal on KRML

in quaint little Carmel-by-the-Sea.

We're next door to magnificent Monterey,

home of the annual jazz festival.

Although it's four months away,

you got to get your tickets...

...because they're going fast

and it can't last.

The time is 7:

and there's a breeze of 50 degrees...

...around your loving hips,

and there's a taste of fog.

I say we got a bowl of soul,

and if you think your heart can take it...

...come fly higher with The Heavy!

Now we're gonna wrap it up

for the week, folks.

A brand-new release from the funk capital

of the world, Squeeze Me.

Here he comes, the big "D" himself,

Dave Garver.

And Dave is gonna bring you

five hours of mellow groove.

In the meantime,

this is Sweet Al Monte saying:

"Hang in there, babies, because everything

is going to be everything."


What's that letter you got there?

Is that that Frisco gig?


All right, so what's happening?

They want the usual thing:

A biography, pictures.

Really? Is that that Madge Brenner chick?

Yeah, she's the one putting it together.

In that case, David, you're in.

How do you figure that?

Now, David, come on, man.

Are you kidding?

She's a grandmother.

So when did that ever stop you?

You better get a move on.

I already played your theme.

Yeah, I heard it.

You're a real human being.

And you're on the air, baby.

All right.

"Men have destroyed the roads of wonder

"And their cities squat like black toads

"In the orchards of life

nothing is clean or real

"Or as a girl, naked to love

or be a man with"

This is Dave Garver with a little verse,

a little talk...

...and five hours of music

to be very, very nice to each other by.

- KRML, Dave Garver speaking.

- Hello?

- Hi, what'll it be?

- Play Misty for me.


We have that right on the play rack.

Thanks for calling.

I see you got your little Misty chick

calling you again. All righty.

- Swing along.

- You take it easy now.

See you in the a.m.

KRML, Dave Garver.

- Hi, Murphy.

- Hi, Dave. No messages for you.

- No?

- Heard your show tonight.

It sure beats hell out

of working for a living.

- Thanks for the plug.

- What are friends for?

- Bartender.

- Coke? Coming right up.

She's waiting for someone.

You sure?

That's what she says.

Guys have been striking out all night.

One game?

- Cry Bastion?

- What else?

Okay, coach. You asked for it.

Don't take all night. Move.



Palfrey's Gambit.

Dirty rat.

Are we playing Copenhagen rules?

Make it easy on yourself, Murph.

Cry Bastion.

Sorry, no Bastion.

Damn, I didn't see that.

It's too bad, Murphy. Too bad.

- Careful now.

- That ought to do it.

Be really careful now.



He doesn't see it.


Cry Bastion.

Fool's ploy, my man. Fool's ploy.

Care to play the winner?

I'll just watch.

- My name is Dave Garver.

- Evelyn Draper.

Sit down, Evelyn Draper?

Care for a drink?


- What'll it be?

- Surprise me.

- Screwdriver.

- Nice game.

- Congratulations.

- Thank you.

- What happened?

- I won.

How? When?

When you said, "Okay."

I ought to be mad.

But you're not.

Not really.

It certainly was nice of you

to bring me home, Mr. Garver?

That's right.

I don't think I've been stood up on a date

since the ninth grade back in Albany.

Is something wrong?

No, I keep getting the feeling

I know you from someplace.

- You do?

- Yeah.

Here. Why don't you let me do that?

Oh, no. That's all right. I've got it.

Why don't you see

Rate this script:(0.00 / 0 votes)

Jo Heims

Joyce "Jo" Heims (January 15, 1930 – April 22, 1978) was an American screenwriter best known for her collaborations with actor-director Clint Eastwood. Born in Philadelphia, Heims moved out to the US west coast in early adulthood. She worked various jobs before starting a career writing for film and television during the 1960s. In addition to co-writing the story for Eastwood's role in Dirty Harry, Heims drafted the screenplay for Play Misty for Me, which served as Eastwood's own directorial debut in 1971. Heims continued to screenwrite throughout the decade before dying of breast cancer in 1978. more…

All Jo Heims scripts | Jo Heims Scripts

FAVORITE (0 fans)

Submitted on August 05, 2018


Translate and read this script in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Український (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Discuss this Play Misty for Me script with the community:


Use the citation below to add this screenplay to your bibliography:


"Play Misty for Me" STANDS4 LLC, 2020. Web. 2 Jun 2020. <>.

We need you!

Help us build the largest writers community and scripts collection on the web!

Watch the movie trailer

Play Misty for Me

The Marketplace:

Sell your Script !

Get listed in the most prominent screenplays collection on the web!

The Studio:

ScreenWriting Tool

Write your screenplay and focus on the story with many helpful features.

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.