You Can't Get Away with Murder

Synopsis: Johnnie learns crime from petty thug Frank Wilson. When Wilson kills a pawnbroker with a gun stolen from Johnnie's sister Madge's fiance Fred Burke, Fred goes to Sing Sing's death house. Wilson uses all the pressure can to keep Johnnie silent, even after he and Johnnie themselves wind up in the big house.
 
IMDB:
6.3
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Year:
1939
79 min
22 Views

Hi, Jane.

Woman:
so I says to him,

"Listen Mr. Schwab,

I've been in Jen's

furnishing for 3 years,"

I says, "and there

ain't nothing

You can tell me

about BVD's."

Oh, hey! There's

your boyfriend.

So long, Madge.

See you in the morning.

Good night, Peg.

Hello, Fred.

Been waiting long?

No, just rolled up.

Well, what's new

in the luggage shop, eh?

Oh, I don't let's

talk about it.

Every time

I sell a trunk

I want to

stow away in it.

Ha ha!

The heat's got you.

No.

I just want to go

some place, anywhere.

Good!

That suits me

perfectly.

Why, Fred...

get in, I've got some

great news for you.

Well?

How do you like

baked beans?

All right, why?

And codfish cakes?

Not tonight,

please.

No, for breakfast.

Breakfast?

The next

50 years.

What are you

trying to say?

We're gonna live

in Boston, darling.

Boston?

Fred burke, have you

lost your mind?

Just my job.

Fred!

Old man Haynes

is opening

A new branch

in Boston, darling,

And I'm it!

300 a month,

manager!

And no brass buttons.

Fred, when?

A couple

of months.

Maybe sooner.

Aw, you big ape!

Why didn't you

phone me?

Boston!

And we'll have

a little apartment.

Oh no!

We're getting

a house.

And a lawn

with trees.

We're gonna live

in style, lady.

With a car

and a couple of dogs.

What's the matter?

Madge:
the third night

this week.

I never know where he is

or what he's doing.

Oh, Johnnie's

all right.

He's probably

looking for a job.

He hasn't looked

for a job in weeks.

Been running around

with that Wilson fellow.

Frank Wilson?

There's a candidate

for the pen if there

ever was one.

Johnnie's only 19, Fred.

He looks up to

Frank Wilson

as sort of a hero.

He picked

a swell model.

Well, what can

you expect

From a kid that's

grown up in this

neighborhood?

Poverty,

cheapness, gangs.

That's all

he's ever known.

Look Madge, you've

done all you could

for the kid.

Now it's my turn.

As soon as

we're married

And this Boston

job's settled

I've got plans

for Johnnie.

Boy,

Bet you the gang

back at Kellys

Would turn green

if they knew

You let me in

on this.

Yeah.

Hey.

Hey, hold it

down, kid.

Wouldn't be so

sweet if the cops

Caught up to us

and found out

This is a hot car.

Yeah, I guess

I'm a little nervous.

Hey, remember

this was your idea

of coming along.

Ain't getting cold feet

on me, are you?

Didn't I cop

this car for you

by myself?

I guess you gotta

have nerve for that.

Yeah, you did

all right.

'Course I don't blame you

for being a little shaky

Your first time out.

But don't let

that worry you,

The percentage

is all in our favor.

Percentage?

Sure.

The odds is 4 to 1

that when a guy goes out

On a job like this

he ain't gonna be picked up.

And if he is,

It's 2 to 1

he won't be convicted.

Gee, I didn't

know that.

Yeah, that's

the real dope.

Read it in

the newspapers,

Government's

own figures.

Hey listen, kid,

the only time a guy

Goes to the bandbox

is when he don't

use his head.

Look at me.

I never done

a day in my life.

Yeah, and Madge always

giving me that stuff

About "crime don't pay."

Who said anything

about crime?

This is a business.

You mean like

a regular job?

Just as regular

as anything else.

Hey, don't you think

them wall street guys

Ain't got their hands

in everybody's pocket?

Yeah, I bet you

they have.

Sure they have.

They're smart,

but I'm smarter.

I pay income tax.

Gee, Frank,

no kidding!

Bet I do.

You don't think

I'm gonna let

Them federal dicks get

anything on me, do you?

I'm clean.

Yeah, you're

plenty smart.

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Robert Buckner (May 28, 1906 – August, 1989) was an American film screenwriter, producer and short story writer. more…

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