Satan Met a Lady
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Hold it, hold it.
No, no, not you.
Come on, get out of here. Get out of here!
Yes, that's fine. Thank you.
Mrs. Lucy, it's beautiful.
That's it. Are you the father?
- I am.
Get out of here.
This is nothing to the celebration
this town ought to give for your leaving.
- Now, get out and stay out.
- Yeah. We don't want any more
private detectives like you
making public scandal.
If the towns on this road knew
how much danger was headed their way,
they'd all be out flagging this train
to keep on going.
If you ever need me, boys,
you'll know where to look.
Right where there's the most trouble.
Oh, my darling!
Mr. Nash, I don't mind telling you,
with all my jewelry,
I'd be terrified of someone stealing it
if I hadn't had you here
to help me guard it.
If you're going to stay in San Morego,
you'll be needing
I've always found it the most peaceful
and respectable place in the world.
They've cracked down on racketeers
in all the big crime cities.
And so they've moved in,
whole mobs of them,
on your nice, quiet, little city.
It's unprepared and unaccustomed
to dealing with their dirty work.
Well, that sounds logical, all right.
And it's logical I need a bodyguard.
Just be careful who you get.
In a city full of crooks,
you might get a crook for a guard.
But how should I know?
You've lived there.
Perhaps, you can recommend somebody.
- I could if you insist, Mrs. Arden.
- Oh, would you please, Mr. Nash?
I'd be so grateful.
And when you're in San Morego,
don't forget to call me up.
I'm in the book.
Mrs. Arden, you're in the bag.
- Can I help you?
- You're not a customer, are you?
No, sweetheart, I'm a detective.
Oh, that's just what we need,
a detective to find us a case.
Something told me to come here.
Maybe it was because of you.
Something told me to get out of here.
Maybe it was because of you.
You're leaving because Ames can't afford
to keep you on. Is that it, kitten?
The only case we've had
in weeks was a woman...
Do you keep this?
The only case we've had in weeks
was a woman who lost her pet poodle
and wanted Ames to find it for her.
- And Ames couldn't find it, eh?
Well, perhaps that's a good thing.
A poodle would probably scare Ames
to death. Is the genius in?
- Yes, but he doesn't like to be waked up.
- Oh, that's all right.
I'll probably be just a part
of his nightmare.
- Your old partner come back.
To save you from further
wild goose chases after pet poodles.
- Why didn't you stay where you were?
- I needed a rest.
Bet you'll get plenty of it here.
Ames Detective Agency.
Who? Mrs. R. Manchester Arden?
Honey, this is it. I'll take it in here.
Mr. Ames speaking personally.
Mrs. R. Manchester Arden?
Why, of course, I've heard of you.
Well, it was very subtle of the gentleman
to recommend us. All right, Mrs. Arden.
Oh, yes, we should have a small advance.
I'll handle your case personally.
Goodbye, Mrs. Arden.
Well, was that phone call another one
of your practical jokes?
Yes, practical to the extent of $250.
You heard me.
Well, maybe you'll let me know
what this case is,
now that you've assigned me
to it personally.
Mrs. R. Manchester Arden is a grand
dame. I met her on the train.
Very doughy, with flesh and money both.
Enough money to believe my story
that she needed a bodyguard
because this town was full of crooks.
- So, I told her about you.
- Well, what do we do now?
You follow her wherever she goes.Rate this script:0.0 / 0 votes
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