Sadie McKee

Synopsis: The life of Sadie McKee takes many twists and turns. She starts as the daughter of the cook for the well off Alderson family. Lawyer Michael Alderson likes Sadie but she runs off to New York City with boyfriend Tommy to get married. Before they get married, Tommy takes up with show girl Dolly and deserts her. Sadie stays in New York and becomes involved with Michael's boss, millionaire Brennan. She marries the chronically alcoholic Brennan for his money. Michael views her as a golddigger at first, but then sees her help Brennan beat his alcoholism. Sadie leaves Brennan to try and find Tommy when she hears that her old flame is in trouble. Little does she know just how much trouble.
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): Clarence Brown
Production: MGM
93 min

Look! Look at that gorgeous creature.

A thoroughbred.

Yes, sir! There's no mistaking

the aristocrat, is there?

- Her mother's my cook.

- Cook?

Hello, Sadie.

Mother McKee, give me a mouthful

of something. I'm starving.

Joe, do you like to be talked to

while you're driving through traffic?

I could walk in here blindfolded

and know it was home.

It smells so good.

Mr. Michael, I'm so glad to see you!

- Glad to see you home, sir.

- How do you do, sir?

He hasn't forgotten your cooking.

- How's everybody?

- Fine.

It's the only kitchen in the world

where you see the same faces.

Let's see now, it's two years, isn't it?

I thought you'd forgotten you had a home.

I've been trying to get out to see you,

but the family thinks I came to see them.

Mr. Michael.

Hello, Sadie!

- Hello, Mr. Alderson.

- Oh, oh, oh, oh. Michael to you.

I'm glad to see you.

I got a glimpse of you

coming up from the depot.

Yes, I know. I saw you, too.

Say, what are you all dressed up for?

My father told me

you were selling hats or something.

She helps me at the table, sir,

when we have an extra.

Oh, I see.

Hey! What's happened to the freckles?

I outgrew them, I guess.

You did a pretty good job

of outgrowing a lot of things.

Thank you. You must like New York,

you stay away so long.

Sadie, I thought you were going

to be a nurse.

You know, when she was seven years old,

she promised me faithfully,

she was going to grow up

and take care of the poor, sick folks.

Yeah, and you were

gonna be a prizefighter.

Did you ever confess our foul deeds

to your mother?

- No.

- Mrs. McKee, this angel child of yours

used to sit up there in that corner...

Wait a minute.

- Joe, lend me that a minute, will you?

- Yes, sir.

I want to see how much Sadie's forgotten.

Come on, do your stuff.

Sadie McKee, of all things!

Now, what are you doing?

Tearing up that paper!

Stop tearing that

and get out of this kitchen.

Do you hear me? Please stop.

It's a wonder

that I'm not driven stark-staring mad

trying to keep this place clean.

Michael, you horse thief!

Come back with your father's breakfast.

Mother McKee, chase me out.

Make me feel at home.

Where's the broom?

Where's the broom? Here it is.

- Mighty nice to have seen you all.

- Get out of this kitchen.

- I'll see you again, Sadie.

- Run along, now. My dinner is spoiling.

- Sadie, he came out to see you.

- Oh, no.

Sadie, did you see the way

he looked at you?

Oh, Mom!

And the way he brought up things

that used to happen.

They never meant anything.

Well, it don't do no harm

to look your prettiest.

- Mom, will you have some sense?

- Well, I wish you had some.

You'd look higher

than that Tommy Wallace.

Please don't. Tommy's in trouble.

Yes, I know. He lost his job.

Yeah, I heard about Tommy being fired.

- Where'd you hear that?

- Down at the pool hall.

Did they say anything mean

about Tommy?

Oh, they said he was a nice enough fellow,

maybe just a little bit crooked.

That's my idea of a pretty rotten joke.

All right, Sadie,

remove the cocktail service.

Now, look pleasant. Smile.

His name

is Tommy Wallace.

Well, maybe I sound a little tough,

but the country's trying

to get back to old-fashioned honesty.

Every chance we get

to make an example of someone,

we ought to let the honest people know

we're backing them up.

Quite right.

I remember him in high school.

Cheated his way through,

ponied his exams,

never a whale of a character.

Mom, he's turning them against Tommy,

Michael is.

And likely he's right.

Now, you be a good girl, dearie.

Okay, Mom.

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