Don't shout, I tell you! Don't shout!
I will shout if I want to! Who's going to prevent me from shouting
Listen to me! Why won't you listen?
You're a liar! A liar! You lied when you met me!
You lied to get rid of me! You're a liar and a cheat!
That's enough of it! Get out of here!
That's a nice thing for a wife to say!
I'm nothing of the sort!
Oh, yes, you are! And you're not going to get rid of me with...
...your silly Reno divorce! You're my wife!
Well, what about it?
And I'm not going to have any boys hanging around
What do you mean?
Oh, you can't fool me! I've watched him! I saw him come in!
Don't be a fool! That boy is not...
-A liar! A liar! -Why won't you listen?
Because I'm not an idiot!
You quit me eight years ago to go on the screen!
I, who worked for you! Took you out the chorus...
...let you out of the gutter
And now you spend your time going around with boys, you!
Go on, say it, say it!
-Is she drowned? - No, she's a mermaid
This woman was never drowned She was strangled with this belt
Keep back, please!
Now then, which of you found the body first?
-I did -No, he didn't! We did
-Both of you? -Elsa saw it first.
-That's right! -But he says he did
-Well, he didn't! -Contradict the evidence, eh?
Don't be silly
Well, just a moment if you don't mind
Now, miss, what's your tale?
Well, we were both going down to bathe
And just as we got
We saw this young man running away
It's absurd, I was running to get home
You weren't, you were running away, wasn't he, Helen?
-That's right -Nonsense, the girl's hysterical
I'm not! I'm not hysterical!
You were running away, you know you were!
It's fantastic! I saw the body from the top of the crest and...
...naturally came down
I couldn't be sure if she was already dead or only unconscious
You see, I didn't see the belt
I ran out to get help so that I could make artificial respiration
I was only there a few minutes
This woman has only been dead a few minutes
Well, it's time we got this thing finished
Now, is this belt yours or isn't it?
For the hundredth time I tell you it isn't!
How do you know it isn't?
You've already admitted that you've got a raincoat
"""Don't put down """"got"""", put """"had"""" a "" raincoat."
-Which you've lost -No, not lost, which I had stolen
Why are you trying to distort everything I say?
Don't get excited, old man, it's only a formality
You had it stolen, let it go as that. When was it stolen?
Well, I can't remember
You see, I left it in the car and went in to get some cigarettes
When I came back it was gone
You mean it just went into thin air?
What sort of a place was this?
A common shelter called Tom's Hat
All right, we'll let that go
Now, did you know the dead woman well?
Yes, fairly well, I knew her in America
Could it be unfair to suggest that you were especially...
-Mr. Kent means her lover - It would be unfair!
Then we could put down that you were friends, good friends
Oh, put down what you like!
Were you good enough friends to discuss money?
What's the idea? We discussed money three years ago when...
... I sold her a story. Paid in good hard cash
I received money from her on former occasions
Talking of money, would it be accurate to say that you are...
...not well off?
More than that, it would be practically true
Would it? Considering the fact that she's left you...
...twelve hundred pounds in her will?
-What's happened to him? -He passed out or pretended to
Of course he's passed out. I've been told that
-What's that for? -To put under his head, of course
That's no good. Sit him up and hold his head down
Give me a hand!
Go and get some brandy
You seem to be pretty good at this sort of thing
Yes, I learnt something about it in a girl guide
You learnt that slapping trick in the guides too?
No, I learnt that from riding in cars with detectives
Could you do that to detective's ears as well?
No, I got this from a boxer's dressing room
Brings them round like fun
A bit painful, isn't?
Well, you don't know, Sir, when you have the rest of your face...
I'd say we weren't as brutal as all that, you know
Give me the brandy, I'll do it
You'll be all right in a minute. What have you been doing to him?
Oh, he's all right. Don't waste your time on him, Miss Burgoyne
-Is he guilty? -No idea yet
He doesn't look like a criminal
Don't let the looks influence you, young lady
-Anyway, he's not my type at all -What the hell has happened?
You passed out
Don't be ridiculous, I never pass out. What do you mean?
Well, that was something very much like it
Don't worry, you'll be all right
I must go and find my father. He seems to like the brandy
He will probably go again
Next time throw a bucket of water on him
-Who's that? -She's Chief Constable's daughter
-She's got a nerve! -She certainly has!
The proceeding has been quite formal
Well, in that case, why have they questioned him half the night?
Scotland Yard may have their own methods, Sir
Is there someone decent to represent him?
I think they've got Mr. Briggs, Sir
-Don't talk nonsense, lnspector -Well, there was no one else, Sir
-All right. Where have you been? -I've been snooping around
I left my papers in the car Go on, go and get them for me
-Get them yourself! -Well, ordinarily I would
If I was seen beside that thing I'd have to resign
You never said you were a disgusting snob, father
Besides, it's almost human, you ought to love it
And you're asked very politely to move
It's blocking the entrance of the court
Sorry I can't help you. Some other time, perhaps
-Come on -Try and give it some brandy
-Good morning -Good morning
I'm Briggs. Lovely morning
We mustn't be downhearted on a morning like this, must we?
It does one good to see the sun, doesn't it?
My wife was saying only this morning
Henry, don't be so gloomy about the case, she said
-Nice of her! -Wasn't it?
We hadn't had a case like this for... twelve years
Hardly to be expected in a little place of this sort
Mostly affiliation orders and things like that
No, a case like this is most exciting for us all
Wouldn't it be a good thing to talk it over?
Well, it can't do any actual harm
There will be plenty of time before the trial
-The trial? -Oh, I'm afraid so
Oh, dear, dear, dear
Well now, where was l? Oh, yes! Yes. Well now...
Well, it doesn't look too good, does it?
However, we mustn't be depressed about it
Now, take this point
Those two girls that saw you running away
-Why were you running away? -I wasn't
No? Well, it certainly looked very like it
I mean, that's going to be very hard to explain away
Like the money that poor dead creature left you
That's going to be hard to explain away too
Yes, that... that looks very like a motive to me
However, we mustn't despair. Not actually despair. Non desperandum
Oh, now I should be very much happier
Oh, much, much happier... if it were not for that belt
Oh, dear me, that belt
I wish I could go out and find that blasted coat!
I swear it was stolen at Tom's Hat
-You lost your hat too? -Oh, no
Oh, well, that's something
Oh, yes, that's quite a good point! Or isn't it?
Tom's Hat is a common shelter on the main Crompton Road
If only I could get my coat with the belt, the police would...
...realize what a colossal blunder they're making!
Well, of course I'll do everything I can for you
Though I wish you had been more frank with the police about it
It always pays to be frank with the police. However...
Are you representing the police, by any chance?
Oh, dear me, no, my dear fellow, I'm on your side
Tell me, when they searched you, did they leave you your money?
Oh, yes, Sir... Two pounds and three schillings
I wonder if it would be asking too much if I could have...
...a trifle on account
Certainly, how much?
Well, I thought perhaps a couple of pounds?
Oh, thank you!
Yes, it would be a great pity if you hadn't any money
Counselling costs a great deal, you know?
However, perhaps you've got some friends who will come to your...
...rescue at the last minute
-Your case next, Mr. Briggs -Oh, dear...
Oh, dear me, I just mislaid my glasses
You know, I'm quite lost without them
Ask them to delay the procedure for me a little while, will you?
I shan't be able to read my notes
We mustn't be depressed on a day like this, must we?
Hold on a minute, the other case has just finished
Yes, yes, well, we needn't go into that
Mrs. Bessons, do you really want a separation order?
Oh, no, Sir, but I don't him to carry on
Mr. Bessons, will you promise me to behave yourself in future?
Aye, I will, Sir. Maybe I were a bit hasty
Well, I shall bind you over to keep the peace for six months
Sir, can't you make it eight months to carry me over Christmas?
-No, that'll do. -Next case, please
-Come straight home -I'm off to see an old pal
Yes, your old pals at King's Crown
Look here, this is the wrong man!
The prisoner has escaped! -The prisoner has escaped?
Your Worship, l...
Come on, you lot! Run down the street
Three of you surround him. Have another one search the spinning
Look for a murder in a spinning? Not me!
-You're not afraid, are you? -No, but I'm not a fool!
Well, take two others with you! Here, you two!
And you, with the spectacles!
Go down the Mill Lane, that will take you to the High Road
One each side of the fence and one up the road!
Sergeant, take this car and go to the station
There's a train leaving in a quarter of an hour
-Make sure he's not on it -Yes, Sir
And see that every station on the line is warned
-Right, Sir -Can you drive it?
-I can drive everything, Sir -Oh, but...
All right, Erica, the Sergeant will do it
Yes, but the thing to do is to pull this...
All right, Miss, you leave it to us!
Yes, but don't you see you've got to pull the choke!
Sometimes these get a bit cold. What's this string doing here?
Hey, that's the choke! It's no good, you can't sort it out!
Crank up again!
-It's all right, I stopped -I thouhgt you must have, Miss
It wasn't very uphill
You know, we'll never catch him this way. You two go on your own
-What about you, Miss?
Oh, I'll be all right. I'll find some help from somebody
-Halt, young man! -For what?
-We've got to commandeer you -You're going to what?
Use your car, in the name of the law
You can't do that, it isn't a Black Maria
It is for the moment
We've got to get to the railway station quickly!
I can't go quickly, the pigs don't like it
We can't hold back, we're on a job!
Pigs is my job
I hope you will be all right, Miss
Don't worry, I hope you'll find him
-Now then, where do we sit? -With the pigs
Go on, jump up
Can't you give us a bit more room?
Carts don't take more than ten pigs
Well, if it isn't Florence Nightingale!
What are you doing here?
You must be mad, don't you remember who I am?
Yes, you're only the Chief Constable's daughter
And my ministering angel
I don't think that's very funny
Don't you realize half the countryside is looking for you?
And so am l, for that matter
Yes, and now that you've found me I insist on helping you
I'm determined to push this old crock as far as the...
What do you mean old crock?
Oh, you're crazy, you haven't got a hope of escaping
I shall have tell the police at once!
-There's one thing you should do -What?
Thank me for pushing the car
So you should, especially since I'm doing all the work
-Two... -Two gallons, please!
Ginger! Two gallons!
Heard about the escaped man? He's wanted by the police
Just had a police car. It stopped here for a fill up
If you see that pal you might tell him to keep on escaping
-It's good for business -I certainly will
Oi, dad! Dad, oi!
-How much? -Two and eleven
Thank you. You must let me know where to send the money to
Anywhere you like
Will you give it a swing, please?
All right, I'll do it
How far is it to Tom's Hat?
You go straight along that road about twice as far as you can see
How far would that be? -Oh, about five miles, I reckon
Then turn right. Go along a mile. Take the left fork...
...and two miles along that road. Not the right fork
The right fork would take you back to town
The left fork...
That's right. There's two miles up that road
Did you hear that my dear?
Five miles straight ahead, turn right, along a mile...
...then take the left fork -Yes, I heard
-You know I can't possibly! -Don't forget it's my petrol
Straight down that road, it's about five miles
Yes, thank you, I heard
-This isn't Tom's Hat -Will you please get out?
-Why? -Because it's my car
It may seem a good reason to you but it doesn't to me
It's the best thing you can do!
-So I've won you over -You certainly have not!
Oh, yes, I have. You see that it's too risky for me to go to...
...Tom's Hat by daylight, so what do you do?
Not a thing
You persuade me to stay in this deserted mill until dark
Then you return and ride me over to Tom's Hat before it closes
I feel like Bonnie Prince Charlie
You must be Flora MacDonald
A little while ago I was Florence Nightingale
That's what I like about you, you're different
How can you joke about this?
Don't you know what it means if you're caught?
I'd make a rough guess . Horribly rough
Well, it isn't funny, you see?
No, but I can laugh because I'm innocent
You don't believe that, do you?
I wish you did
Well, what are you going to do?
For what we're about to receive
Let the Lord make us truly thankful
Chris, you behave yourself. Think of what this means
It ought to be said in Latin, really
You needn't swag just because you were talking Latin last term
Did you go to the dentist's this morning?
-Yes, dad -It hurt?
No fear, look!
Oh, it is a big hole, isn't it?
That didn't hurt. I hardly felt anything
The only thing is I must take my potatoes mashed
You know, I don't mind going to the dentist's
You were jolly white at breakfast
-I wasn't! -Yes, you were
You were walking like a jellyfish
-Let's have a look! -Big, isn't it?
Get over with your lunch, it's not a nice conversation
I may even bleed
Stanley, be quiet!
Chris, you might lend me your gun after lunch
I want it for myself, old boy
Erica, you shouldn't let either of them have it, it's...
-Top of the class! -Don't tease him, you two!
-He does speak English -Highly dangerous
-Oh, shut up! -Now that is English
Chris can't shoot straight anyway
Can't l? What about this?
-Christopher don't be disgusting! -It's a jolly fine one!
Take it away, Chris, and go wash your hands!
-I washed them before lunch -Do as I tell you!
Sergeant tells me you ran out of petrol, Erica
Yes, l... I had to push it for miles
-Haven't they caught him yet? -No, not yet
It's only a matter of time, of course
Of course, my dear Watson
Is your tooth all right, Stanley?
Shall I have your potatoes mashed with milk?
It's all right, don't fuss, Erica!
It really depends how much money he has
That's often a big factor in cases like this
-A big what? -Factor!
-Never heard of him -Richard...
How much did he have on him?
Oh, the police think about three schillings
The solicitor took two or three pounds in advance
Did you wash your hands, Christopher?
Then sit down and get on with your lunch
If he has spent those last three schillings it looks to me as...
...if he's caught like a rat in a trap
Do as I tell you, Christopher!
O.K. Guns are the best things for rats
Don't be such a swank!
The rat was probably dead when you shot it!
It wasn't! The rat was running across the backyard
If I had gone with the police with my gun I could've shot...
...him, couldn't I father?
Christopher, don't talk so much!
-What's the matter with you? -Nothing
I wonder what he would buy with these last three schillings
Food, of course!
I know that, I meant what kind of food
The best thing would be chocolate
It has very good staying power
Suppose he didn't dare to go into a shop and get food
Then I'm afraid he would be very hungry
And that, of course, may force him to come back
Unless he faints with hunger or dies in the fields
With rooks pecking at his eyes
Inspector Marsh is on the phone for you
Perhaps there's some news
Yes, lnspector. No news at all?
Well, there must be some sort of clue
Yes, I see. Oh, dear me
All right, I'll come along quickly
Let me know if anything turns up
-Have they caught him yet? -No, not yet
That don't say much of our police force
They want some young blood, don't they father?
"""What do you mean ""young "" ""blood""?"""
If they don't find him, you will get the sack, father?
I shouldn't be too depressed
I don't think he's got much chance, though
The inspector tells me he only has a couple of schillings on him
Excuse me, I shall be here in a minute
All the roads are circled. Can't last long
It's jolly exciting, isn't it?
Looking for these?
So you came back after all? You really do think I'm innocent
Not at all, l... I came back to pay my debt for the petrol
Hello, what's that?
I... I really don't know
Perhaps you're right
It's dangerous for you to be around here
Seriously, I'm very grateful
If it's any consolation to you I want to you know I'm innocent
Just because I know nothing about this horrible business I made...
...a dash this morning
I know if only I could get to that common shelter I would...
...put an end to this crazy situation
You mind if I eat?
Talking about shelters, this is more than I can bear
Twenty four hours since I had the police station tea
You wouldn't trust a murderer like me with a knife, eh?
It isn't that at all, l... I just forgot it
There you are, you see? You don't believe I'm a murderer
Now, where was l? Oh, yes
Christine Clay was strangled with a belt from a raincoat
I knew her and can't produce my raincoat, it was stolen
But I'm going to find it with its belt, you will see
-Then I shall be cleared -Did you...?
-What were you going to say? -No, nothing, it doesn't matter
No, go on, what were you going to say?
Did you know Christine Clay very well?
No. I met her in Hollywood
She liked a story I wrote and asked me to write another...
I went to her cottage three or four times to talk things over
-See that? -What?
A bit of paper coming out of the old mill
-Someone's in there -Perhaps it's...
Yes. Come on
We were on good terms but I'd never dream she'd go as far as...
...to leave me something in her will
-Is that your dog? -Yes, why?
-What's it barking for? -Well, he wants dinner, I suppose
Grab hold of him
-Me? -Yes, get on with it
What if he bites me?
In the course of duty you might get a stripe
What's the good of a stripe if I've got no arm to wear it on?
Go on, grab hold of that dog!
It's all right, leave him alone and come inside
-Anyone up there? -No
Lad, it's no time for fun
You go to the loft and have a look!
All right, Sergeant, no one up there
-Are you sure? -Oh, I couldn't see no one
-Did you look? -Of course I did!
I'm going to make sure
Haven't you got no confidence in me, Sergeant?
None at all!
I have a good mind to go up and have a look myself
-Don't let them see you! -Where are we going?
Don't ask questions, pull that string!
Come here! Stop! ln the name of the law! Stop that car!
Dowser, we left Dowser behind!
-It's all right, he's keeping up -If you don't stop I'll jump out!
I've got the sun in my eyes
We will wait until dark now. Next stop, Tom's Hat
What has the man at the petrol pump said?
A mile across, then take the left fork
Two miles beyond that, the end to all our troubles!
Our troubles? Your troubles, you mean!
Can't you realize what you've done?
You made me run away from Sergeant Roberts
He's my friend, he taught me how to drive!
My father is chief constable, can't you understand?
I'm on their side!
Sorry. Forgive me, of course you must drive straight back
So what? I was going to take the left fork anyway
No, you'd better not go in. Someone might recognize you
I'll find out all I can about the coat
I might as well see if it's true now
You'd better hide behind it
A cup of tea and a piece of cake, please
Take a seat
You'll have to stick a card out DAINTY TEAS
I think it's very nice to have a lady's company for a change
Don't you have lots of it? I thought lorries were very popular
Is yours that lorry out there?
I've always wanted to drive one of those
I've always wanted to be a tight rope walker myself
No, you're the wrong built. You'd better stick to lorry driving
You don't happen to know, do you, lf a raincoat was found here...
If it was it will never reach the lost property office
Let me see now... a coat
Well, as a matter of fact there was one old fellow
More or less of a tramp, really. He mends broken chi...
No, I'm wrong Miss, you'll never find that coat
No, you're right, Bill, it was old Will, the china mender
Don't remember? He had a raincoat that was nearly new
He said a bloke had given it to him. We teased him about it
Trying to kid us that people give brand new clothes away!
Leave old Will alone
If he did, no need for you to go opening your trap and shouting...
...his name all over the place
So will I do if I like! What, you're a couple of rotten..
I don't want you to get hurt What was all the fuss about?
Your coat! You're quite right, it was stolen!
An old tramp's got it but his two friends wouldn't let him tell me
Oh, put your head under that
If you want to find old Will, the china mender, you'll get him...
...late tonight at Nobby's lodging house
Well, how far is that?
About thirty miles, I've often given him a lift there
What's the matter with you? Get out of here!
All you have to do now is to get the coat back from the tramp
I'm glad you took the left fork
So am I now
Goodbye. And many, many thanks
Can l... Can I just wish you good luck?
-You ought to get back -How are you going to get there?
-I'll climb on one of the lorries -They're all going the other way
Or I could get a lift on a police car, there will be one along soon
I think it's marvellous of you but you're not being very...
...sensible, you know?
Must we go on and on about this?
Yes, what about your father, won't he miss you?
I thought all that out
My aunt lives about two miles from where we want to go
I will call on her and then tell my father the truth about...
...where I've been
-To save your conscience, eh? -Yes, if you like
I will only stay two or three minutes, then we can be off again
-This may be useful -What's that for?
For getting in touch with old Will
He might be in bed when I get to the lodging house
You mean he doesn't do night work?
-I shouldn't think so -Well, we can do without it then
-I shan't be two minutes -I don't feel too safe sitting here
How are you, Miss Erica? It's a long time since we saw you last
-Madam will be pleased to see you -It's nice to see you, Lehmann
-Is auntie in? -Oh, yes, Miss
It's Miss Felicity's birthday, you know?
She's having a party
Perhaps I'd better not stay, I had forgotten about the birthday
No, but you must stay Miss Erica
She'd be so disappointed if you didn't
Just go in, it'll be quite all right
I will tie two handkerchiefs One red, the other green
Now, I want you to watch very carefully because I'm going to...
...tie them together very securely in this manner
One knot, two knots I fold them quite tight
Now, the next thing I'll do is to roll them up tightily into a ball
My dear, this is a surprise! Will you just have lunch?
And then perhaps after that you might help us to...
...look after the children
It's so sweet of you to remember Felicity's birthday!
Now, children, you all know the game. Don't fidget so, Marjorie!
-One of you has to go outside. -Me!
-Don't interrupt, Harold! -I want to go outside
-That is for me to decide. -I think I must go
Oh... I see. Well, run along, Harold. And come back!
Erica! Erica! You know this game, don't you?
I don't think I remember, auntie I really ought to go
But you've only just come!
Of course you remember the game, you used to play it so often
Now, you go outside and don't come in until we tell you
Isn't it Erica's car? -Yes, it is
-Are you a friend of hers? -Oh, yes, she's inside
Oh, and left you out here? I'd never heard such a thing!
She said she won't be long
Oh, she will, it's Felicity's birthday party
My little daughter, she's seven today
Oh, yes, of course, Felicity's birthday, I was forgetting
She always brings her a present, hasn't missed a year
-Really? -No, not a year
-All right -Well, come along in
No, I'd better not
I can't leave you out here like a criminal
-Come along, it'll be great fun -Sure it will
Erica, my dear! It isn't a nice thing
You bring a young man and leave him outside!
I only meant to stay a few minutes, uncle
Oh, nonsense, you will stay here and see the party in full swing
We must get away, every minute is important!
It's this frightful party, I'm having an awful job!
Yes, I know. You've been so good, I'm so grateful...
Come in now!
-I'm sorry, I didn't know -Hello, my dear
You know what Erica did? She left her friend outside...
...while she was playing with the children
I'm very sorry, I only meant to stay a few minutes
I came because I wanted to...
You came to give Felicity a birthday present, didn't you?
Oh, how sweet of you, Erica!
One of those lovely stone dwarfs for the garden. Isn't it nice?
Exactly like the ones we've got It will fit in so nicely
Shall we join the others?
-Hello, daddy! -Hello, darling!
Oh, Erica, let's play find the thimble!
Hello, Felicity, are you having a nice time?
Yes, thank you, Erica! But I want to play find the thimble!
Well, I expect you can if you ask mummy
-I mean I want you to play -I can't just now, dear
-I will presently -Why can't you play now?
Come on, we'll play it on our own!
Major Cunningham, Mrs. Cunningham
Sit by me
.Get the crackers, please! -Oh, yes, yes, of course
I suppose you're staying with the Burgoynes, Mr...
Not exactly, quite near...
That's a large family, I've never known how many they are but...
...l suppose you find it rather difficult to...
Yes, I'm not too sure myself
Erica, I'm so sorry, I didn't quite catch your friend's name
-Beechcott Manningtree -Oh, really?
That's a extraordinary name, isn't it?
I don't think I've ever come across it before
Come along, Erica
Let's go now
We can't, they'll start thinking things
I started thinking things long ago
Love calls but once though passion...
-Steady, old girl -I'll read it out
You must leave things like that to me, Harold
It was my motto
-Ah, the ice is here -In the nick of time
Auntie, we really ought to be going
-Yes, I really think we should -Yes, yes, of course
Would you mind picking these ices for me, please?
Oh, certainly, of course. Are they strawberry?
Yes, the red's strawberry and the white's vanilla, you see
It's a nice young man, Erica. Has your father known him long?
-Not very -What does he do for a living?
-A sort of a clerk, I believe -Oh, in what?
Advertising. He makes up advertisements
What a very uncommon name! What did you say it was?
-Beechtree Manningcott. -I didn't see you
Would you just take those ices to those nurses over there for me?
What a very sweet Erica is, don't you think so Mr... Croft?
Yes, awfully nice
Have you known Colonel Burgoyne long?
Oh, yes, years and years
Your work must be very interesting
Yes, Erica's just been talking to me about it
-Oh, yes, of course. -Do you like it?
So many young men of today dislike their work
Oh, I love it, I find it very satisfying
But it must be awfully difficult to strike the right note
Well, at first, perhaps, but of course you need a good ear
I should have thought the eye would be much more important
Yes, that's important, certainly but I can read at sight now
I beg your pardon?
I mean, I can see a piece of music if it's put in front of me
-I see -And play, of course
Oh, yes, of course
I'll tell her definitely we're going
Auntie, I've got rid of those ices
Now we really should be going
Very well, my dear, it was nice of you to come
It's a pity you have to go so soon, I've had such an...
...interesting talk with your friend, Mr. Manningcroft
We want another game, mother
Oh, let's get the ices served first
Just before children go. Well, what should it be?
-Harold wants blind man's buff -I'll be blind man!
-That's for me to decide, Harold. -Mothers will be first blind man
-Can't l, uncle? -I don't think so, dear
All right, you can try and catch me
Oh, very well
It's... Mr. Beechtree! Oh... Where's Erica?
They went home. They asked me to say goodbye
Don't you realize there was something going on between them?
She didn't know his name! He didn't know it himself, really!
Oh, you're exaggerating, my dear
Nothing of the sort! I wanted to find out more about them
You had to make me play blind man's buff!
There you are, what did I tell you?
They're not going home, they're taking the other direction!
Kingston 8-40, please. Hurry!
All right, hello, Margaret
I thought we would never get away
Don't you think she seemed a bit suspicious?
I don't think so, just naturally inquisitive
She seemed satisfied with the answers I gave
I nearly died when you produced that china dwarf
I wonder if she'll ever miss it from the garden
We mustn't laugh
It was very funny when she asked my name
-I was scared stiff! -The look on your face!
We mustn't laugh, it's very serious!
You look so much better when you're laughing
Of course I don't want to make trouble
But I feel it's duty to tell you
I mean, Erica's so young, she's at an awkward age
Oh, but l, I can't understand it
Erica always tells me if she's going a long way
And certainly who she's going with
Gordon Bleam is the only man I don't like to see her with
Then it was him! I was sure that he gave a false name
Yes, but he's in lndia!
Oh, then it wasn't him
Which way did you see the car going?
Yes... Yes... All right, I'll phone you later
He never even thanked me
Two more miles and we'll be there!
Yes, we'll be there but what then?
What then, my child? What then? The tramp, the coat, the belt
Are you sure the tramp will be there?
Of course, he will be standing at the door in tears, saying...
"""-...""""here you are, governor"""" "" -Will it be as easy as all that?"
Why not, everything has gone all right up to now
I don't see why that should change
I hope not. It would be such a waste
When you go back to your father you can burst open the...
-...door and say... -With a throb in my voice
Yes, a throb in the voice is certainly indicated
You will stand in front of him and say: I've travelled far...
...and risked much and here is the man in all his innocence
Then he'll tap me on my head and say...
With a throb in his voice
-Thank you, Erica, thank you -It'll be touching
Oh, Robert, if only things would turn out all right
-They started to -What do you mean?
-You called me Robert -Oh, did l?
I didn't notice it
She will be going through Lemming unless she turns back
Well, it's an old Morris. No, I don't remember the number
She'll have someone with her. A young man, I believe
Get her to telephone me, will you?
Excuse me, are you Miss Burgoyne?
Your father's Chief Constable, isn't he?
He wants you to phone him right away
He said it's urgent, will you step inside?
Why, you are the chap who escaped from the police this morning
I've seen your picture! You'd better come inside here...
Quick, step on it!
We were overconfident, I didn't think about the papers
Thought we may do it We seem to be crawling
I can't run away like this Especially with an escaped man
It means I'm an accessory. And accesories get ten years!
Oh, it's terrible, what will happen to the boys?
Poor father! We must go faster. You've to get that coat back
I can't go back now!
Poor father, what shall I tell him? What shall I tell him?
Right. I suppose he must be the man
I can't understand it
Keep my daughter's name out of it, lnspector
For the time, anyway
That's all right, Sir. Don't you worry
The search is well underway
He's probably forced her to go to Ashcroft Forest
There'll be less chance for him to be found there
We're combing the forest now, Sir
It's all right, my dear, we're perfectly safe here
We'll hide here for a bit
The whole thing will be over in a couple of hours or so
We'll shake hands and you'll never see me again
Oh, you needn't see me again
-Put your coat on -It's all right
Now you do as I tell you. I know exactly how you feel
You see no end. You don't believe it's true
The night always exaggerates things, doesn't it?
Personally, I like the night, it's much more alive than the day
Look at those people on that train. Eating... actually eating
I'll tell you what. I'll scout about for some food, shall l?
No, we'll wait. We'll wait till the coat is safe in our hands...
...and then we'll eat, and how!
Straight to a seven course dinner Seven helpings and champagne
Well, I'm going now. I shan't be long
And off we'll go before their goggling eyes
And then I'll carry you all the way home
Well, now off to the lodging house
I'll pinch the rover man's hat
Well, how do I look?
Erica...Erica, darling, do say something
I can't. I just can't
I know I'm being silly but... I'm so terribly... Terribly tired
My dear, of course you are. What can I do?
Perhaps you'd better get along home
-No. I will sit out now -You're marvellous
I'll be all right here
I don't want anything to happen to you
You'll be perfectly safe, I promise you
Now you have a little nap and try to forget all your worries
Dowser! Dowser! Look after her, Dowser
I don't want anything to happen to you either
-Good evening, Nobby
I ain't Nobby. He's been dead since before the war
-Have you got a bed? -One left
-O.K. -Number 6
-Thanks. Is Old Will in yet? -Will?
No, I've kept his bed Are you a pal of his?
-Yes -I didn't know he had one
Oh, yes. Good night
I don't want any of that business here, you understand?
And I don't want to come here again
That's all right, then you keep out
You will eat those words, you Finney!
Old Will hasn't gone yet, has he?
You're his pal, you ought to know
I just woke up
You know which is Old Will, the china mender?
No, mate, I never heard of him
So that's the game, is it?
So you are a pal of his after all
How long has this racket been going on? Will!
Who wants me? Oh, the governor!
-Hello. A cup wants mending? -Don't you come here racketing!
What's the trouble?
Getting your pal to bash up my china so you can mend it!
I don't want any argument from you, it's the last time you've...
...come in here!
What does he mean? And who are you?
Listen, I want to talk to you
I'll be with you in a minute, it's my work
I've got to talk to you, it's about something very important
What's your game? And who says that I'm your pal?
Well, that was a mistake
I was thinking it pretty well was
I've traced you for nearly fifteen miles
Fifteen miles, what for?
Do you know anything about a raincoat?
I don't know what are you talking about. I've got to get along
You do know something about it
But I'm not interested in you, I only want the coat
Come on, Will, bash his mouth in
He will get something he don't expect in a minute
You got a coat from Tom's Hat, didn't you? Well, it's mine
I only want it as evidence, you can have it back afterwards
It's no good asking me, I'll keep telling you I don't know...
...nothing about it!
Why are you so obstinate?
I tell you it's a matter of life and death! It's going to save me!
It's going to save me from a charge of murder, the police...
...are after me now!
-Come on! -I can't come now
Erica! I've got to find her!
Come on, I'm not finished with you yet!
What's the idea? Wait a minute! Where are you going?
Halt, stop him!
Hurry up, Sergeant, they're just going out!
-Erica! Erica! Quick! -What's the idea?
Drive that way!
You've got the coat?
He knows everthing about it but he's keeping his mouth shut
Come on, pal, what's the matter with the dog!
My cheese, he smells!
The coat! Look, the raincoat! Pull up, we've got it!
I didn't know what you were up to, governor
Coming along and saying you're my pal
And dragging me about like this I feel like a shy bride
I'm terribly glad
I wonder how far is the nearest telephone box
-I ought to get on to father -Here you are
It's mine, all right
There's no belt What have you done with the belt?
What have you done with that belt?
Here's a stitch. What happened to it?
There was no belt on it when that bloke gave it to me
Then it was my belt. Who do you say gave you the coat?
I told you, some fellow
But can't you remember what he looked like?
"-Yes, he blinked ""-What do you mean """"blinked""""?"""
Anyhow, his evidence is as good as the belt, he knows that...
...l didn't give it to him
-Oh, no governor, it wasn't you -It's no good, Robert
Of course it is, it's perfectly good proof!
The police will never believe his evidence
What do you mean, I'm respectable
And as for a tramp saying he was given a practically new overcoat
They'll think it's fantastic
I've got to talk to you more this. The police will catch up...
...with us soon. Where's the best place to hide?
Well, there's a Boulevard three mile off
And there's a quiet little lane where nobody goes much
Before you get to...
Oh, what about the old mine workings? It's about a mile or so
We'll go, Erica
Let's try the old mine workings!
-Robert! -Hang on, I'm coming!
-Here they are! -Quick, they are in here!
-We left the dog behind! -He's all right, don't mind it!
-What do you mean? I'm going back!
Don't be such an idiot! Come!
-Hold on, Miss, hold on -Have you got him?
-No -Which way did he go?
Now, Miss Burgoyne. We know that you have been involved in this
-It's no fault of your own -Really?
I mean, we naturally saw that you were trying to track him
When he gave you the slip, where do you think he was making for?
-I don't know -And he said nothing at all?
Nothing at all
Miss Burgoyne, I'm doing all I can to make things easy for you
Will you please try and make them easy for me?
I've got a job on here and I've got to find a murderer
-Then why don't you? -We're doing our best
You're not! Can't you see what a mistake you're making?
You find a clue and follow it to death
The evidence against him is very strong
It's not! Can't you tell he didn't do it?
He had no reason to do it
That woman was helping him, he told you that
Yes, he told us a lot of things
And if you stopped chasing him he might find the real murderer
I should like to know why you take all this interest in this
Because... Because he's innocent
He couldn't kill anything! He's much too kind and gentle
Why, he's the finest person...
I'm sorry to have kept you waiting, gentleman
... For what we're about to receive
May the Lord make us truly thankful
Christopher, try not to make noises when eating your soup
Your father would like to see you when you finish, Miss Erica
Come in Erica, my dear
I wanted us to have a little talk together
I can quite understand that you didn't want to speak in front...
...of those detectives
But surely there's something you want to tell me
That might help us to find this fellow
-No, father, there's nothing -I see...
You still insist on shielding a man wanted for murder
He's not a murderer
You know as well as I do that you are committing a criminal offence
And I'm responsible
You'd better read this
Must you do this, father?
You'd better go to your room and stay there for the time being
Is everything all right? Has Old Will found him?
I'm going to give myself out
That's why I came back
I want you to tell them that I forced you to do that
-And to say goodbye -I did it because I wanted to!
It's no use
That coat with no belt was the end of everything
I suppose they found it in the car
Yes, they brought it in while I was being questioned
No belt in the pocket by any chance?
No, nothing but a box of matches of the Grand Hotel
I've got to go. Old Will's waiting
Will you go now? I don't want it
Those matches! Did you say Grand Hotel?
I've never been there in my life!
Then whoever killed her...
Has been or still is at the Grand Hotel
Well, if it isn't Cinderella! What's the idea?
-What idea? -This dressing up for the ball
I don't know what you mean, officer
Well, look: This
I've been watching you for the last half hour
I'm so glad you came back
I don't know what I'd had done without you
After all, you're the only one who can recognize him
These boots pinch a bit
I haven't had the time to slit them for my corns
Hadn't we better start looking for him?
-Here, what's that place? -That's the office
Well, perhaps they know that bloke that twitches
Let's go and ask
Excuse me, Miss, you don't happen to know...?
-Just a moment, please -All right
No good asking her, she'll never know a thing like that
-What if I try in there? -Yes, anywhere
-Table for two, please -Thank you
We ought to order tea or something, we can't stay here
I'd rather have a beer
I don't think you can get that kind of thing here
I'd better order because I'm the man
-Two cups of tea, please -Indian or Chinese, Sir?
Keep an eye on her while I telephone her father
Very good, Sergeant
Haven't you seen anyone with a twitch?
-There are too many people -You must find him!
Well, I can't ask them all if they twitch, can l?
We have bitten more than we can chew
He must be here, somewhere!
What sort of twitch has he? Just in one eye?
No, both eyes
I can't see nothing with all these people crowding about
-Can't we go to another table? -No, we can't, they're all taken
Oh, we've got to take a look somehow
-What about dancing? -Can you dance?
No, of course not, duckie, but I don't mind having a go
-It's only half walking, anyway -Oh, well
I wish I had my old boots
I want you, old man
Don't come in again like that
It isn't funny and I pay someone else to make the orchestrations
-I'm afraid it's no good, duckie -We mustn't give up
The cops have been watching us for the past quarter of an hour
I know. I didn't think you had noticed
I didn't think you had either
They're probably looking for Mr. Tisdall
I shouldn't take too many of those, old man
-I take as many as I want -All right, all right
I'm sorry, but I take them to stop these twitches
Got to be stopped somehow, it's getting on my nerves
Come on, boys, time's up
I want to thank you for your patience and your consideration
The whole thing's beyond me. Please, go in
I'm sorry, Sir, but it can't be helped
Of course, do whatever you think
There's nothing you need to do to her
I was saying there's nothing you need to do to her
It's all right, I'm not going to give you any trouble
It's a pity you didn't think that sooner
You might have saved a great deal of trouble
Go and take him inside, Sergeant
I'm going to get Miss Burgoyne and the old man
Come on, boys
-Where are they? -Over there
Ask them to come out, will you?
Please, stand back, he needs air Please, keep clear!
All right, let's get along
What's happened with the band, waiter?
I don't know, Sir, I was trying to find the doctor
They don't seem to do what to do for him
Can't we help?
Your last efforts of first aid weren't much of a success
Can't you be human for once?
Here, let me see
-Get some brandy, Sir -Certainly
Look, Will, his eyes!
Will someone wipe the black in his face?
It's him, Miss! It's him, all right
You gave the old tramp a raincoat, didn't you?
What did you do with the belt of the raincoat?
What did I do with the belt?
I twisted it round her neck and choked her life out of her
I found him, it's all right, it's over
Father, don't you think we ought to ask Mr. Tisdall to dinner?