The Great Masquerade

Synopsis: In order to infiltrate a gang of drug smugglers, a cop is sent undercover to participate in a drag-queen beauty contest aboard a cruise ship.
Genre: Comedy
99 min


- And now for an exclusive report

from High Gardener in Miami.

- One of the most publicized events

staged in Miami Beach

has been moved to the

middle of the ocean.

The Artists and Models Ball,

sponsored annually by

philanthropist Sherwood Gates

for the Orphans of the World Society

will not be held at the

Fountain Blue this year.

Instead it will take place on

the luxury cruise ship

the SS Emerald Seas, while at sea,

three weeks from today.

In the past three years each beauty

met a horrible death

shortly after being crowned Queen of

the Artisan Models Ball

murdered by an unknown

person or persons.

The victims, Olive Clayton,

from Washington DC,

Francie Jonas of Atlanta,

and from Miami beach, Judy Brooks.

Will the jinx follow the ball

even in the middle of the ocean?

Will this years winner to

be savagely slain?

We are sending our ace news team,

Jenny Jordan and Mike Mason,

to photograph the ball.

If anything happens, you'll be

there, on Eyewitness News.

Meanwhile on Miami Beach the manager

of the Fountain Blue

and the chief of police have

put their foot down

on Sherwood Gates balls until the

murders are solved.

- Go on.

- I was hungry see,

that's all it was.

All I wanted was her purse, but when

I grabbed her hand bag

she came along with it.

How was I supposed to know

she had tied herself to

her hand bag?

- So you dragged the old

lady three blocks?

- It was her or me.

- I see.

And you're 29 and she's 89.

- Well she outweighed me.

- Yeah.

- She had on these rubber

toed shoes you know,

really slowed me down.

She kept dragging her feet

making little tread marks

in the sidewalk.

- Yeah.

- Step out please.

Name? - Fanny Hill.

- Urma Ladoosh.

- Pussy Galore.

- Tiny Tim.

- Peters.

- Peters what?

- Dick Peters, can't you

see I'm a man?

- No shit.

- Dave did you see the

hookers we booked?

Man you wouldn't believe what goes

on with those chicks.

And the incredible thing is,

they like it here.

I mean I don't like it

here and I'm a cop.

- Casey.

- Some of them are pretty

good looking broads.

- Casey listen a second.

- What?

- Come here.

Have you uh

noticed anything funny

about the chief?

I mean uh,

does anything seem strange

about the way he acts?

- Nah, he's an old dick

from way back.

Probably thinks we're a

couple of snotty kids.

- Naw.

Well I think the chief, is a little

bit on the gay side.

- You think the chief is a

little on the gay side?

Dave you've been in vice

too long baby.

No way, it's time for a

little nappy nap.

He's married with

grandchildren for Christ sakes.

- He's always staring at me Casey,

looking me up and down.

Jesus it's driving me nuts.

- When did it start?

- Week, maybe two weeks ago.

- Nah Dave, you're not getting me

in that kind of scene.

No way.

No way, now forget it.

Hi there Chief.

- Morning Chief. - Morning Dave.

How's Trix?

- Just great Chief.

Great, Trix was just great.

- Do me a favor Dave.

- Chief, we're kind of

busy right now.

Hey Dave, do the chief a

favor will ya?

- Turn around for me will ya Dave.

- You want me to turn around huh?

- Yeah, you know, step out here

and do a little spin

around you know.

- Yeah.

- A little slower Dave.


Don't go anywhere.

- He likes you Dave.

- Shut up.

- Hey can I be your pimp?

- God dammit Casey what

am I going to do?

- Don't do anything, let

him do it all.

- That's not what I mean.

- Well just,

say hey Chief, I'm awfully sorry,

but I'm already engaged and

show him your ring.

- I don't wanna embarrass

the old guy Cas.

- Well just say Chief,

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Alan Ormsby

Alan Ormsby (born December 14, 1943) is an American director, screenwriter, make up artist, actor and author. more…

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