The Secret Six


What's the matter with

that whistle tonight anyway?

Let's go.

Good night.

- So long, Fred.

- So long.

So long, slaughterhouse.

So long, Oscar.

Let's go over and get

a hunk of steak, huh?

Naw, I'm goin' home.

- So long.

- So long.

If you can get away from the

old lady, come on over.

Hey, barber dick--

where's the ball?

Johnny's in the back room.

The back room?

Hello, Johnny.

Hello, slaughterhouse.

Push the lard over, will you?

Hey, smelts!

Give me a gob of spaghetti.

Hey, and a bottle of cow

with it, will you?

Where you been for a week?

We got a swell job for you.

Swell job?

I got a swell job.

You know how much money

I made last week,

not counting overtime?


35 bucks.

- Yeah?

- Yeah.

And if I go back to

that pig-sticking thing,

I'll be knocking over 40 slugs

every Saturday night.


You're in a piker's game.

Yeah? All right.

I'd rather have a belly

full of guts anytime

than a belly full of lead.

Oh, Johnny?

Goin' out tonight?


What of it?

Nothin', but...

Don't stay out too

long, honey, will you?

Go on. Go on,

cut the applesauce.

Hey, Johnny,

who's the missing link?

Gee, she's swell.

Is she hard to get

acquainted with, Johnny?


But blondes come high.


How much we make

last week, gouger?

150 bucks.




Got a rod?


Got it on you?


If you're interested,

come on along.

Sure I will.

Good night, Johnny.

What's the matter with that guy?

He's a dummy.

Oh, that's smart.


Hello, Johnny.

You been sellin' Alky

to Colimo's gang,

ain't you?

Aw, Johnny,

you don't think I would

sell out on you now?

So, you're gonna start

lying about it, eh?

I wouldn't think of

of tryin' it again

if I was you.

Go on, get busy.


Come on!

See anything?

No, sir.

Didn't get out in the alley?

No, sir.

They're around here

somewhere, though.

Let's take a look.

Hey, Newton.

Mr. Newton!

We're in a jam.

You got to tell us what to do.

Turn on those lights.

Well, gentlemen,

what can I do for you?

The cops knocked over our still.

They got Delano. They'll

give him the works.

We think we better quit.

You think?

What if Delano rats on us?

Who is that?

That's an old pal of mine,

the guy I told you about.

He was with us,

and he thinks like--

oh...He thinks, too,


Sure, I do.

Delano won't squeal.

He wouldn't dare to.

I'll have him out

in the morning.

Give me my hat.

Here it is.

Where's my stick?

Give me my stick.

I wouldn't go without my stick

if I had to see you all

hang first.

What if they have

raided the still?

What's one still?

They think they can stop me?

And as for the rest of you,

keep your mouths shut.

Run back to the holes

you came from...

You spineless rats.


Run away from money!

Hey, wait a minute.

Where do you get off,

eating a hog's share?

I bring more dough into this joint

than all of you eggs put together.

I'm running this show, ain't I?

- Yeah?

- Yeah.

Well, it's a good thing you're

a pal of mine, Johnny Franks,

that's all.

Enough of that.

What do we got on

for tonight, Mr. Newton?

Tonight you start muscling

in on Colimo's territory.

Into the city, chief?

Yes, and someday we'll run smiling

Joe Colimo right out of the city.

Tonight we're leaving

a business card

at one of his speakeasies.

But that's a tough gang.

You heard what I said.

Aw, don't get sore, Newton.

That's all right.

We'll shove off.

Can we take dummy Metz

along, chief?

No. I have work

for the dummy here.

I don't like it.

Aw, stop your squawkin'.

What do you want to do,

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Frances Marion

Frances Marion (born Marion Benson Owens, November 18, 1888 – May 12, 1973) was an American journalist, author, film director and screenwriter often cited as the most renowned female screenwriter of the 20th century alongside June Mathis and Anita Loos. She was the first writer to win two Academy Awards. more…

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