Genre: Drama, Romance
82 min


- Music -

(Crowd noise)

My usual, please.

Ah, that's better.

More than usual. Thank you.

What would you like?

Who is the new woman behind the bar?

The daughter of the one who used to be there.

What happened to her?

She died last winter.

Ah, the police.

Good evening.

What will it be?

How old are you?

She's not. She's 16.

That's a lie.

I'm 17, nearly 18.

Call the patrol.


I'm not going to get myself into trouble,

lying to the police.

You are too young to know how to handle


I'm not too young.

I've got to earn my living.

I have a family to support.

At your age?

They should be supporting you.

I'm sorry, you'll have to come out from here.

Just a moment, Inspector.

I can fix you in a job.

No, thanks.

Oh, not with myself.

As an artist's model.

I've heard all about sitting for artists.

The one I have in mind is an absolute gentleman.

All you do is to sit still while he paints

you, and he pays five sou an hour.

Real money?

Cold, hard cash.

Your name is Trilby O'Farrell, and you're 22 years


What made you take up modeling as a profession?

I have a family to support.

That's a heavy burden for such pretty shoulders.

They're strong enough.

Good. They'll need to be in this world.

I'm not afraid of the world.

Nor am I, only of love.

- Music -

There's been some quick social promotion around

here, I noticed.

Like mother, like daughter.

Always jealous.

Jealous of her? There's only one place she'll

end up. In the gutter she was born in.

I don't know. Sometimes the devil looks after his


Lucky devil.

- Music -

- Music -

Papa, try and drink this.

What is it?


Glory be that I am to die sober.

Ican'tgive you anything stronger. Doctorsaid not to.

- Music -

God will make it all right for you.

Somehow in the end for all of us.

I was a clergyman once, and I know he will.

I know he will, too.

We'll all be forgiven, I'm certain,

even the wickedest that ever lived.

All they need is their sense in the next world

to realize their wickedness in this.

And that'll be punishment enough, I'm thinking.

Of course it will. Of course.

Trilby, my poor child, what will become of you?

Don't worry. Nobody's going to do me any harm.

They will, child, they will.

And I'll not be here to protect you.

- Music -


- Music -

I like that music. Where's it coming from?

The studio across the landing.

From the old sculptor with the nanny goat whiskers?

Hmm? Oh, of course you wouldn't know.

You hardly evercome near me these days.

Nanny goat whiskers is gone.

Three Englishmen have moved in.


Which one is playing the piano?

None of them.

That's that crazy scarecrow Svengali.

He goes in and uses their piano whenever he likes.

They'd do better to leave him out in the gutter where

he belongs.


Because he doesn't wash and he has the

evil eye, that's why.

He can play the piano.

It's 12:
00. That's my rest.

Ah, so it is.

Thank you. Shall we take lunch together for old

time's sake?

No. I'd rather have a look at the man with the evil


Oh? On your own head be it.

- Music -

I beg your pardon. Are you looking for somebody?

No, I was just listening to the music.

Please go on. Don't mind me.

I'm sure we'd all like to know who it is

we have the honor of addressing.

Oh, don't you know me?

I'm Trilby O'Farrell, the model.

I often pose for Durian, the sculptor across the way.

I pose in ensemble, you know? And who might I

have the pleasure of addressing?

My name's Taffy Wynn.

This is Sandy McAIlister, known as

The Laird because of his fierce Scotch whisky.

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