The Web

Synopsis: Leopold Kroner, formerly of Colby Enterprises, is released after five years in prison for embezzlement. Andrew Colby, claiming that Kroner has threatened him, hires lawyer Bob Regan as a secret bodyguard. Sure enough, Kroner turns up in Colby's room with a gun, and Regan kills him. Then Regan, who sticks around to romance Colby's secretary Noel, begins to suspect he's been used.
Director(s): Michael Gordon
Production: Universal Pictures Company Inc
 
IMDB:
7.1
APPROVED
Year:
1947
87 min
70 Views


Train 31, Empire Service

Express, leaving on...

...track 5, for Albany...

Father!

...Utica,Syracuse,

Rochester, Buffalo...

...and Niagara Falls.

- Are you all right, father?

- I'm fine.

- You should've let me come out to meet you.

- To see me get out of prison.

It's not a thing I want you

to remember.

You're home now, father.

That's all that matters.

- What is it, father?

- Mr. Colby didn't come.

- Did you expect him, too?

- Yes. Yes, I did.

Father, please.

Let's go home now.

I'll call him.

I'll call Mr. Colby

this afternoon.

Good morning, miss. I...

Excuse me, I'd like to see

Mr. Colby...

These are the

contracts.

Mr. Colby wants them right away.

- Excuse me, but I'd like to see...

- I'm sorry, you'll have to wait.

This is from the contract department.

They're for Mr. Colby.

- Can you tell me where I...?

- Just a moment, please!

These contracts are for Mr. Colby.

Well, I can't disturb him right now,

he's at conference.

How many doors and secretaries

do you have to get through...

...to get to see this guy?

Anything I can do for you?

Any number of things, but unfortunately

I'm here on business.

- Are you...?

- I wanna see Mr. Colby.

What do you want to see him about?

Well, he's been carrying out

with my grandmother.

I'd like to find out what

his intentions are.

If you have any business

with Mr. Colby,...

I have lots of business,

but it's all personal.

I'm his secretary.

His personal secretary.

Well, it just goes to show you

how far a girl can get it,

...she keeps her stockings

seems straight.

Don't get up, thank you,

I'll announce myself.

Just a moment,

you can't go in there.

Don't blame the girl, Mr. Colby,

whichever one you are.

She did her best.

I trust this is something urgent.

If you are Andrew Colby,

this is very urgent.

I am.

Well, my name is Robert Regan,

I'm an attorney.

I'm representing a client named

Emilio Canepa.

As result of your negligence driving,

...his push car load of bananas

were damaged...

...to the extent of

68$ and 72 cents.

You ignored my letters,

...so I brought you a little

invitation ordering you...

...to appear in my

district's court.

This, in case you've never seen one,

is the summons.

They're issued by the

city of New York.

Yes...

...I've heard of the procedure.

In that case, good day.

Oh, just a minute, Mr. Regan

Perhaps we can settle this matter

out of court. Forgive me, gentlemen.

I assure you, it wasn't my intention

to defraud your client.

I turned your letters over to my

attorneys, Porter and Griswold...

Porter and Griswold! They wouldn't

even take a bath,

...unless it involved a

thousand hundred dollars.

Mr. Porter's wife might

resent that remark.

Yes, I'm afraid she might.

- This is Mr. Porter and Mr. Griswold.

- Hmm...

- How do you do?

- How do you do?

For your convenience, I've brought you

an itemized account.

23$ for the damage of the push car,

12$ for the bananas...

Emilio Canepa doesn't think

this is funny.

Of course not. I'm sorry.

- Ok.

- I'll see that Mr. Canepa gets a check.

And a letter congratulating him

on his choice of attorneys.

Thank you.

Do you always attend

to this matters...

...personally, Mr. Reagan?

Well, I thought my client

was getting pushed around.

I didn't like that.

Well, goodbye, Mr. Colby.

- Goodbye.

Sorry if I got you in a jam.

Anything for the cause of justice.

Say, you know you're a lot prettier

than the girls out there.

But, obviously, that's why

you're in here.

Obviously.

What do you do saturday nights?

Oh, play marbles with the girls

next door.

- Look, I know of a little place...

- I'm sure you do.

Well, the name's Regan,

Robert Regan.

I'll try to remember.

I'm in the book.

In case your push card

ever gets pushed.

It very rarely does.

I don't anticipate any serious trouble

on this loan, Andrew.

Did you ring, Mr. Colby?

Oh, yes, Mr. Faraday.

Did Mr. Murdock return?

No, he hastn't.

It is unfortunate that Kroner

should be getting out...

...of prison at precisely this time.

You can assure everyone concerned

that Kroner has absolutely...

...no connection with my organization

any longer.

- I think that's all we need. Goodbye.

- Goodbye

I'm sorry about the

interruption, Andrew.

You mean Regan?

It was the welcome relief.

- How did things go?

- Beautifully...

...beautifully.

As a matter of fact,

...you can wire our Paris office

that we'll be ready...

...to leave in two weeks.

- I'm ready right now.

- Why?

- You're getting tired of New York?

- Oh, not particularly. It's just that...

...well, high finances aren't my idea of

the most stimulating thing in the world.

But the things you can do

with the money.

You can buy steamships,

and oil wells and head waiters...

Wouldn't you like an old stuff

majordomo to use as a hat rack?

Oh, come in, Charles.

I've been waiting for you.

Kroner got in at the 10.12.

Nobody met him but his daughter.

Five years...

...it doesn't seem possible.

- How did he look, Charles?

- Oh, 'bout the same. Thiner, a little bitter.

I suppose I should see him.

- Should I try to reach him for you?

- No.

No, we wait for him to call us.

Noel...

...that young attorney

who was here,

...what do you think of him?

Well, I don't know.

Rushed, hot-headed, fairly bright,

I imagine.

Have him come to see me tonight.

Come to see you?

Yes, 9 o'clock. At home.

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William Bowers

William Bowers (January 17, 1916 in Las Cruces – March 27, 1987 in Woodland Hills, California) was a reporter in Long Beach, California and Life magazine reporter before becoming a screenwriter. He specialized in writing comedy westerns, and also turned out several thrillers. more…

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