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You're awfully quiet tonight Janey.
I've been trying to think of the right way to ask you to turn around and go back.
On this road? We can't do it, sweetie.
I mean it Alan. I'd like you to turn round please.
What's the matter, Jane?
I tried to tell you before we left home.
I just don't like being patronized, that's all.
I don't think I could take another evening of it.
Patronized? Oh sweetheart, Ralph is one of the nicest guys ..
You know it isn't Ralph.
It's his diamond-studded wife.
Looking down her nose at me like ..
Like that big, ugly house up there looks down on Hollywood.
Please, I'm just not going. Slow down and find a place to turn.
Oh Jane, you're crazy, Alice likes you ..
Please Alan, I mean it, I'm just not going.
Alright .. we'll turn around.
We told them we'd be there, but we'll turn around.
That guy almost hit us! ─ He threw something. It's in the back.
Feels as if there is paper in it. ─ Paper?
Yeah, feels like it. ─ Open it.
They threw it in? ─ Yes.
Maybe it fell in. ─ Alan, open it.
Quick Alan, get in.
Alan, get in!
He's after us Jane. That bag was intended for him.
Jane, what are you trying to do?
We've lost him .. slow down, I'll take the wheel.
Well, you almost killed us doing it, but we got away from him. Now what happens?
Hasn't it hit you yet, Alan?
The money was literally thrown in our laps.
No one in the world knows we have it.
Get a hold of yourself Jane will you. It's a bag of dynamite.
That was a payoff .. probably blackmail. We turn that bag over to the Police or ..
Don't stop Alan. He's almost a block behind.
What are you two so scared about? ─ Who's scared?
You are. Didn't you ever get a ticket before?
It's supposed to be a big secret, Officer ..
But we're on our way to Las Vegas. We're the old-fashioned kind.
We're eloping. ─ You're still going to get a ticket.
The next time you make a turn, signal. You think you can remember that?
I'm afraid my mind wasn't on my driving.
You're nervous Mack, it's the bride that's supposed to be jittery.
Get going. ─ Alright.
What's the matter with you Jane? What were you planning on doing with that?
I don't know.
You had a chance to give up the money. Why didn't you take it?
I'm just asking myself that same question.
We'll take it up to the apartment.
I want to .. look at it.
I don't see him Alan.
What about Kathy? I wonder if she came home yet.
I think she went to a show .. hurry.
Just call me Dracula.
I'm afraid you did startle us a little.
Did my sister come in here Pete? ─ No, I don't think so.
Hey, uh .. you folks been away?
Oh no .. just some things Mr Palmer had in storage.
Did you lock the door? ─ Yes.
That wasn't very smart.
Be a great time for Kathy to come in now, wouldn't it ..
You said you wanted to look at it, Alan.
Look at it .. fifties and twenties.
There must be thousands here. ─ Probably a hundred thousand.
It's old money .. the numbers are different.
You could make it work for us for the rest of our lives.
Stop it Janey. If we don't report this, it's a felony. The same as stealing.
It's a blind alley .. with a big barred gate at the end.
Let's not try to use it darling.
Let's just hide it some place, and then not touch it until we know it's safe.
It'll never be safe. It just won't work.
What is it Jane? I just don't understand you.
I've tried to give you everything you wanted. Everything I could.
You've given me a dozen deposits, and installments for the rest of our lives.
We won't touch it Alan. We'll simply leave it where we ..
[ door knocks ]
Hide it .. quick.
[ door knocks ]
Hi. ─ Hello Kathy.
Pete said you were asking about me.
Oh yes .. Alan was wondering if you were home.
Well I am .. and since you're twisting my arm, I'll come in.
Where is my dear brother? ─ Oh, he'll be out in a moment.
How are things at the office?
Well, they gave my boss a promotion the other day.
Maybe they'll get around to giving me a raise later.
You sound as if you're going to make a life's work out of it.
You sound as if you hadn't heard of the man shortage.
On second thoughts, maybe you haven't.
Greetings Kathy. ─ Hi .. how are you?
And don't say "fine" because you look awful.
That's why I love to come here. Everyone is so gay, so buoyant.
I did get the impression from Pete that you wanted to see me about something.
Oh .. we were thinking of running up to Rimoli's for a snack but ..
We changed our minds.
Alan doesn't feel well.
What is it Alan? ─ Oh nothing. It's just a headache.
Well, I hope you both feel better in the morning .. goodnight.
Goodnight Jane. ─ Goodnight Kathy.
That did it.
I ought to have my head examined. I was almost sold for a minute.
We've got as much right to that money, as if we went into a bank ..
And lifted a bag-full off the counter.
My little sister drops in and pays us a visit .. scares us to death.
Of course we were frightened. Because the money is right here.
But once it's hidden and out of our hands, there is nothing to be afraid of.
Nobody knows we have it .. ─ Nobody knows?
How about that banshee that chased us down the mountainside?
If he can read, he's got our license number.
He wasn't close enough to see our license.
Listen to me Alan .. I love you darling.
And if you decide we should never touch the money, we won't.
But .. do we have to make up our minds now?
Can't we just hide it someplace where it can't be traced to us.
And give ourselves time to think it out. Please, help me hide it.
I'll leave the rest to you.
If you think we should ever touch it .. we won't.
You mean that Jane? They'll be no more talk about it, no bitterness?
I mean it Alan.
We'll keep it a week.
It's done. Everything is alright now, isn't it darling?
Yeah, I guess so. ─ Where is the ticket?
It's alright, it's here down in the lining. There's a hole in the pocket.
It's safe there.
What did you say to the man at the counter?
I didn't say anything to the man at the counter.
But .. you did. I saw you.
Oh yes .. I told them I was going to the hospital ..
And wouldn't be picking up the bag for a while .. he said it was alright.
[ door knocks ]
[ door knocks ]
[ door knocks ]
Fuller. Detective Bureau. ─ Yes?
Does an "Alan Palmer" live here? ─ Yes, my husband's at work.
This is just a routine check Mrs Palmer.
We have a license number, but we're not absolutely sure of the accuracy.
May I come in?
Mind if I look around a bit? ─ Why?
You haven't anything to hide, have you?
No. I can see you haven't.
What's this all about Mr Fuller?
I told you, a routine check. Would like to look your place over.
Looking for what?
I didn't bring a warrant with me Mrs Palmer.
Maybe I should go get one.
If I let you look around without one, will you tell me what it's all about?
Perhaps it will give me something exciting to talk about at bridge tonight.
Sure Mrs Palmer .. thanks.
Leave them alone! Those are presents.
So you've started spending it, huh? ─ Spending it?
Yes honey, spending it. I don't think I like that.
I'm sorry but .. you're not making sense.
If you were just a housewife with nothing to hide, you'd never have let me in here.
You'd have been screaming for a warrant and sending wires to your congressman.
So let's cut the small-talk.
Where's my dough?
Then you're not a Policeman? ─ Only on my mother's side, honey.
Where's the dough?
Those things in the kitchen belong to my sister-in-law, and I let you in because ..
Well .. housewives can get awfully bored sometimes.
But believe me .. I have no idea what you are talking about.
You're too smooth honey, you're much too smooth.
Where's the dough?
The money? What did you do with it? ─ We sent it to the Police.
You're a liar! You would have told me before now.
I was afraid to. ─ You should be. It was mine!
Why would anyone give up that much hard cash?
I don't get it, in fact I don't believe it. ─ It's the truth, I swear it is.
And I'm supposed to get up now and walk out. Is that it?
Well maybe I will.
If you gave that money to the Cops, it will be in the papers. If you didn't ..
It will be, sent it back last evening.
Alright .. I can wait a few more hours.
And then I doubt that you or your husband will cry "Copper".
I'm going to buy an evening paper.
And they'd better be something in it about money, or I'll be around again.
And I'm afraid I'll be awfully peeved at you, honey.
Alan, you .. you're home early.
Fitzimmons called me from the bank today.
It seems as if you checks have started coming through.
He thought I'd like to know our account is down to a couple of hundred dollars.
I was going to tell you tonight .. there were things I needed Alan.
580 dollars’ worth of necessities?
That was yesterday, how much today? How much have you spent altogether?
About one tenth of one percent of the money we have.
So you're counting the money in the bag.
We aren't going to touch it. Just leave it there and forget about it.
Now you're spending it like mad and keeping books on it.
Because the money's ours. If anyone knew we had it, they'd have been around by now.
I'm sending the claim check to the District Attorney's office right now.
Tonight. ─ I have something to say about that.
I won't let you do it.
I'll take the money and go off by myself before I let you give it away.
And that's something I won't let you do. I'm in this now.
If you're caught, I'm caught.
But I wouldn't want to do it anyway, Jane.
The money won't buy you anything. It will only make you miserable and unhappy.
Let me be the judge of that.
Were you happy when you married Blanchard?
I'm sorry Jane. I didn't mean that.
Jane, Jane, what's happening to us? What's happening?
The money sits down there in an old leather bag and yet it's tearing us apart.
It's poison Jane .. it's changing you, it's changing both of us.
I wish it were that simple Alan.
But I haven't changed .. it's the way I am.
You've got to let me keep that money. ─ Don't .. don't Jane.
No Alan .. I won't let you just give it away.
Chances like this are never offered twice .. this is it.
I've been waiting for it .. dreaming of it all my life .. even when I was a kid.
And it wasn't because we were poor .. not hungry-poor at least.
I suppose .. in a way it was far worse. We were white-collar poor.
Folks who can't keep up with the Joneses, and die a little every day because of it.
That's why I married Blanchard.
I married the first man who asked me, because I thought he had money.
It's true Alan .. and you're right .. I wasn't happy.
I was almost glad when .. ─ Jane!
But .. things have changed now, Alan.
This is different .. we'll be happier than we ever dreamed we could be.
Sure we will, Jane.
But the money won't help .. there will always be the Joneses with a little more.
The only thing worth having is peace of mind, and money can't buy that.
You agreed to wait for one week.
Alright, we'll wait.
But we're not going to keep it. It's almost wrecked us, sweetheart.
But I think it would take a bit more than a hundred grand to do that.
How about it?
I got an idea.
We'll go on a date.
Not tonight. I've got to see old man Berwick tonight.
But tomorrow night, we'll do the same things we did on our first date.
Remember? We'll have dinner at Rimoli's ..
Then we'll go to the lake and get one of those little boats and go for a ride.
How about it? Is it a date? ─ It's a date, Alan.
You've got a good lock.
I don't usually have so much trouble. ─ Did you think of knocking?
Yeah, but then I thought about the dull reading I found in the newspapers.
Nothing at all about a bag full of dough turning up at Police Headquarters.
Would you care for a drink, Mr Fuller?
You know honey, you've got quite a flair.
I like you .. too bad you're a chiseler.
At the risk of seeming tedious, just where did you stash my cash?
You didn't tell me if you wanted that drink.
You didn't tell me where you put my dough.
I don't have your "dough".
Let us not haggle. ─ We're not going to.
My husband has the money. In two days from now, he'll turn it over to the Police.
You don't tell me!
Nice story .. better than yesterday.
I like that trick with your eyes, too.
Why, I'm just taking my cue, like a little gentleman.
You're taking it a little too fast. ─ Isn't that what you wanted?
Did you notice where the liquor was when you went through my kitchen?
Go and make us a drink.
What do I call you besides "stupid"?
"Stupid" will do if you don't bruise easily. Otherwise you might try "Danny".
If you're not stalling, get to the point. What's on that lovely, blond mind?
I told you .. my husband is going to give the money up.
I don't intend to let him give it up. ─ Neither do I.
I swear, if you go near him, neither one of us will ever see a cent of it.
I'll take my chances. ─ I'm telling you the truth now.
You won't be able to beat it out of him or scare it out of him.
If I told him you were here yesterday, the Police would have the money now.
And I .. I don't think I could take it if I lost it.
Let's get something straight, honey. That's my dough you're talking about.
Only half of it .. you haven't a chance of getting it without my help.
And how do you get it?
I don't know .. I'll work out something. I have to.
When I think of losing it, I get deathly sick inside.
You know, I think you're leveling with me.
Maybe I'll string along.
I'll think it over.
I've thought it over.
What's your name, honey? ─ Jane.
When you get that dough, I've got to be in on it .. right at the time.
Otherwise, I might make a nuisance of myself.
I .. I may need your help.
How can I get hold of you? Say, by five o'clock?
Call that number.
For your sake beautiful, I hope you're not trying to soft-soap me.
I wouldn't take kindly to it.
What's the matter with you?
That's just to remind you, honey. You're in a tough racket now.
Hello? Sadie, that you?
I'll take that Mike.
Danny .. it's all worked out, we'll get it tonight.
But I've got to know something first. How do I know you'll be fair with me?
Listen, this is very important. How do I know?
You don't, but I'll tell you something.
You've get ten times the chance to get a straight deal from me as I have from you.
Now, what's the layout?
Well, be at Westlake Park at 9 o'clock tonight.
There's a big palm tree at the west end of the lake. A palm tree .. be there.
I'll come along shore in one of those boats and signal you with a flashlight.
Be watching .. I don't want to have to do it more than once.
Yes, yes, I'll have the money.
Then why all the complications? Why can't you just meet me somewhere?
I don't think I like your set up. It sounds like a snipe-hunt.
It's not a trap or whatever you're thinking Danny.
I had to choose a place where you'd have to play fair with me.
Danny? Are you still there?
Alright, I'll be there .. west end of the lake under the palm tree, 9 o'clock.
Alan, let's get one of the big one's like we used to.
Them's for four people, lady.
Here .. the lady wants one of the big ones.
Oh, like I said .. here comes one now.
What's the matter, sweetie? You seem all tied up tonight.
There's nothing the matter, I feel fine.
Remember what we used to call these rides? Cruises into nowhere.
It seems a long time ago, doesn't it.
It was .. a long time ago ..
We haven't changed a bit Jane .. not a bit.
Alan, I .. I want to go back to shore.
Why Jane? We just got started. ─ Please darling, I'd like to go back.
Something is wrong. What is it?
Maybe you're right ..
Maybe something is wrong.
I feel .. chilled.
Let's go back.
Let's put the claim check in an envelope and put it in a mailbox.
I don't want to keep it anymore. ─ So that's it. The money again ..
Look sweetheart, let's forget it .. I have.
Now that we're here .. let's relax and have a ..
Oh doggone it, I must have left my cigarettes at Rimoli's.
Do you have a ..? ─ No!
What have you got in the bag? It weighs a ton.
There are no cigarettes in there, Alan.
[ gunshot ]
Did you hear something then? ─ Uhuh.
Stop hearing things and kiss me.
You're ten minutes late. What's the idea ..?
What happened? ─ It's Alan, my husband.
He's dead. Don't move, Danny.
So that's what I heard.
A shot, not a backfire. ─ Yes, and I need your help.
Some other time .. I don't want the money that bad.
Can you take me back to shore, or do I swim?
If you move, I'll shoot you, and tell them you killed my husband.
If I go along with you, I get the gas-chamber.
I wonder how good a shot you are.
They'll be no gas chamber for either of us, Danny.
I got on this boat with my husband and they'll see me get off with him.
You'll be wearing his hat and coat.
You've got nothing to worry about.
Until his body comes floating up.
We're going to see that it doesn't!
You're quite a gal .. Mrs Palmer.
That's for being so sweet. ─ Thanks, come again.
We intend to.
This is the stuff from his pockets. Take it. I don't like frisking stiffs.
What are going to do with it? ─ Never mind.
Let's go quick. ─ Sure, let's go get the dough.
Listen, we're not in the clear yet. They've got to see you.
They've got to think Alan brought me home.
I'll meet you at a quarter to twelve at Sixth and Beachway.
Then we'll go get the money. ─ Where?
Coldwater Canyon .. it's hidden there.
This afternoon, you said you'd have it in the boat with you.
You're in no position to pull another cross-up honey. You know that, don't you?
Yes I know it .. Danny, please hurry.
Pete .. Mr Palmer would like to have the car washed tonight. Could you do it?
Sure thing Mr Palmer.
Oh Alan! Get me some cigarettes while you're there will you ..
Did I get you up? ─ I was reading, I just dozed.
Alan's gone down to the corner to get a bottle.
Why don't you come in and have a nightcap with us?
I'd love to. I was beginning to think you were miffed with me or something.
I can't see why.
You mean to say Mr Palmer didn't come in there at all?
I don't understand it.
Pete says he hasn't seen him since he drove out of here a half hour ago.
And the people at the drugstore say he hasn't been there at all.
Don't worry about it. Maybe he went to the drive-in for some hamburgers.
Yes, I suppose so.
I don't understand it. What could have happened to him?
It's over an hour .. if nothing has happened why doesn't he call?
I don't know Jane. Let me fix you a drink.
Will you connect me with Police Headquarters please.
Yes, it's an emergency.
Hello .. I'd like to check on automobile accidents.
It's my husband, he's missing and ..
Lady, the Missing Persons detail closes at 5pm.
You mean, you can't do anything for me tonight?
How long has he been missing?
Lady, we can't do anything tonight.
If he doesn't show up tomorrow, come here, make a report and we'll go to work.
Yes ma'am, okay.
Jane, here is your ..
Jane, you have a lot of whiskey out there. You told me Alan had gone to get a bottle.
That's right .. that proves it. He never intended to go to the drugstore at all.
There .. there's something I haven't told you, Kathy.
I've known it for a long time.
Alan doesn't love me anymore.
He's beginning to get tired of me. ─ That's ridiculous, and you know it.
It's true Kathy. We've been quarreling lately about little, unimportant things.
I .. I bought some clothes the other day and it made him terribly angry.
Please Jane .. Alan will be home soon.
I think I will go to bed now.
Goodnight. ─ Goodnight Kathy.
Alright Tiger .. let's have that gun you were waving around down at the lake.
And I'll take it butt-first. ─ Danny, the gun was Alan's.
It would be a bit silly of me not to put it back where it belonged. Wouldn't it?
And you don't have a gun, either.
If you did, you wouldn't be hiding it in your pocket like that.
You know Tiger, I didn't know they made them as beautiful as you .. and as smart.
Or as hard .. here ..
You can have the gun.
Take it easy, will you .. You're not on Sunset now.
I can't take a chance on being found missing. You know that.
Don't tell me you've buried the dough.
What else? ─ Almost anything else.
Where did that money come from Danny? Why was it being paid to you like that?
I'll tell you when I see the dough .. maybe.
I hope you're not planning to pull a fastie. It won't pay off.
Don't quarrel with me. We're not out of trouble until I get back to my apartment.
Well, slow down or you'll never get back .. look out!
Not this time, Tiger. You didn't bury that dough, and I know it.
I'll see you some time when it's daylight and there's a million people around.
Danny! Danny, come back!
The ticket is in that coat .. Danny!
There's nobody here. ─ Yeah, and the key is in it too.
Do your feet hurt? ─ Are you kidding?
What are we waiting for?
Hello? ─ Jane? Alan's home, isn't he?
But I'm sure I heard the elevator.
No-one came in Kathy, it must have been someone across the hall.
Well, I'm sorry I disturbed you Jane .. goodnight.
[ door knocks ]
Who is it? ─ It's Jane, Danny.
Like you said, honey. This should have been put back.
What did you do with the coat? Alan's coat ..
How'd you get here? ─ In a cab.
You know what I mean. How'd you find me?
I found the place where you eat. You can guess the rest.
What did you do with Alan's coat?
Forget it Tiger. I took care of the coat.
Let's talk about the money. Isn't that why you're here?
How? .. Just how did you take care of it?
Don't you see, if the coat turns up in the wrong way, we're lost.
What did you do with it? ─ Why just the coat, Tiger?
Why not the hat too? It had his initials in it.
Yes, and the hat too .. What did you do with them?
Not a thing angel .. I'll let you get rid of them.
All I did was take the labels out of the coat .. and the hat-band out of the hat.
You want to take them, huh? ─ Yes.
Sit down, honey.
Sit down honey. On the bed.
Sorry it isn't tidy, I didn't know you were going to drop by.
Please, we haven't a minute to lose. ─ I know.
All I want is time to look the coat over, to find out what's so special about it.
Sit down, honey.
There's a hole in that first pocket.
Maybe there's something in the lining?
Shall we look, Tiger?
Well .. what do you know ..?
Something is in the lining, Tiger.
[ telephone ]
[ telephone ]
There is no-one home. ─ That's hard to believe.
Could I just touch you to make sure?
I mean, were you looking for anyone in particular?
A man named Palmer .. but I can hardly remember why.
Are you a friend of Mr Palmer's? ─ Are you?
I asked you first. ─ We flew together in England.
In a weak moment, he asked me to drop by if I ever got to Hollywood.
I live across the hall. I'm Alan's sister. ─ I was pretty sure you weren't Jane.
Oh, you've met Jane? ─ Well, I've seen pictures of her.
Mother told me there would be times like this.
I don't know what to say. ─ Well, why say anything?
We can wait until they've gone, and I can just leave, maybe ..
They? ─ Whoever it is we're avoiding.
Jane, I gather .. what's it all about?
It's Alan, he's missing. ─ Missing?
Since when? ─ Last night, about ten o'clock.
What did you expect to find with your passkey?
I suppose I had to expect that question.
That's why I pulled you in here. I didn't want Jane to know where you ran into me.
I gathered that.
I've ten days off, and I hope to go into a happy coma on one of your beaches.
But if there is anything I can do .. ─ I don't know.
I just don't know. ─ Where's Jane?
She went down to the Missing Persons Bureau. She hasn't come back.
Why the passkey? Why couldn't Jane know what you were looking for?
You didn't tell me your name.
Don Blake. ─ Do you know my name?
Well Alan mentioned it a few times .. but I'm not quite sure.
Elisabeth? ─ No .. it's Katharine.
I know what you're thinking.
I can almost hear your mind churning. You're wondering why I'm eager to help.
Or, maybe you're wondering why I'm so willing to believe the worst of Jane?
Well I .. I never met Jane .. but I never liked her either.
Do you know her first husband killed himself?
Jane had nothing to do with it. The man had had money once ..
And he couldn't stand being broke.
Well anyway, getting back to Alan .. you obviously think there is something wrong.
And I wouldn't like to feel I walked out on him.
So if there is anything I can do, or anything that ought to be done ..
I'd appreciate you telling me about it.
Alright Mr Blake.
That's better .. feel like talking now?
It's cold in here. ─ I'll turn on the oven.
Maybe I shouldn't bother to light it, huh Tiger?
So hubby pulled a cross-up. Is that it?
The dough was checked somewhere I gather.
Yes. ─ Where?
Is it possible to get the bag without the ticket?
I know exactly what it looks like. ─ Sure ..
All you got to do is describe the contents. Then the Cops come and take you away.
The ticket is some place in the apartment .. I know it.
I've got to get back.
And I've got to have that gun. ─ Sure, I'll give you the gun.
All you got to do is ask, and Danny gives.
Remember the ride we took last night, Tiger?
The money was buried up in the hills.
You were taking me up there to give me my half, remember?
You were taking me up there to kill me, Tiger.
You were going to kill me! And now I give you back the gun?
Sure .. I'll give it to you.
But first, I'm going to get to know you better.
I think, probably some day you will kill me.
And I wouldn't want that to happen .. unless we were .. good friends.
Go ahead, scream! Get the Cops in here. That's all we need.
[ door knocks ]
Where have you been Jane? Is there any news?
Why aren't you at work?
Work? With Alan just swallowed up some place? Where have you been?
Walking, thinking, trying to figure this thing out.
Jane, I thought of something this morning.
If Alan just .. went away, don't you ..?
What do you mean: "just went away"?
What else could have happened?
I don't know. Nothing seems to make any sense.
Does it ever?
I thought of a way we may be able to tell. Alan's gun ..
He loved that gun. It was the only thing he saved from his army days.
If he'd known he was going away, I think he'd have taken it with him. Don't you?
We can easily find out.
What's the matter with you? ─ Nothing I ..
[ door knocks ]
I think I know who it is Jane. It's a friend of Alan's.
I ran into him in the hall. He said he'd be back.
Are you Mrs Palmer?
Lieutenant Breach, Homicide Division.
May I come in?
You don't seem to have expected me.
Should I have? ─ Well didn't you report a ..
Oh my apologies Mrs Palmer. I see what's wrong now.
The Missing Persons detail is part of the Homicide Division.
I've been assigned to the case you've reported.
Oh, I'm afraid you frightened me for a minute Lieutenant.
I was afraid something had happened. ─ Oh, I'm sorry.
Lieutenant Breach, my sister-in-law Miss Palmer.
Won't you sit down?
I've been trying to get you by phone, Mrs Palmer.
I have some information for you, that you might prefer to discuss privately.
Miss Palmer is my husband's sister.
Is there anything you would like to add? Something you didn't put into the report?
No, not a thing.
Mrs Palmer .. there's nothing illegal about being missing.
We only work on a missing-person's case if it's a juvenile or ..
If there is some evidence of foul play or .. suicide or an accident.
When we get evidence that it is something else, and it usually is ..
We don't touch it. ─ I see.
So you see Mrs Palmer, it isn't playing ball with us to hold anything back.
Hold what back, Lieutenant?
The "other-woman" Mrs Palmer.
What .. what do you know about her?
Well, it's the only thing we've uncovered so far.
A Bell-Air resident .. a Vice President of a furniture plant out in Burnham ..
Was pulling out of his driveway last night when your car, driven by a woman ..
Almost crashed into him.
A man dressed like you described your husband, gets out of the car ..
Apparently, they'd had had a quarrel ..
Well, that's about all our informant saw. All he did was spot the license number.
It might have been foul play. I doubt it, I suspect they patched it up.
Do you know anything about this woman Mrs Palmer?
Not very much I'm afraid .. I've only seen her once or twice. She ..
She's a little taller than I am .. hair a little darker .. brown eyes I think.
I don't know her name or where she lives. ─ Jane, you never told me. Why?
Because I didn't think it meant ..
[ telephone ]
Yes .. it's for you.
I told the bureau I would be here.
Thank you .. hello .. yes ..
Okay, thanks. Goodbye ..
I'm afraid that wraps it up.
If you want some action on your husband, I suggest you bring in some private help.
Your car was found south of San Diego, just this side of the Mexican border.
Your husband wasn't in some kind of trouble was he Mrs Palmer?
No .. not that I know of.
Are you sure it was our car? ─ Yes. I'll see that it is sent back.
Good luck. ─ Thank you Lieutenant.
I know Alan wasn't seeing another woman, and so do you.
Where Alan's concerned my dear, you're blind .. it's time you knew it.
Your description of this other woman Jane, it sounded very much like you.
What do you mean by that?
What are trying to imply? ─ I'm not quite sure.
Well, hello again.
We always seem to be colliding in hallways, don't we?
Yes, we seem to.
Jane, this is the man I mentioned to you. He flew with Alan.
Mr Blake, my sister-in-law.
How do you do Mrs Palmer. ─ How do you do.
I'm sorry to hear about Al', but I'm sure he'll turn up soon.
Will you excuse me. Jane .. Mr Blake.
Well .. she seems a bit upset .. Has there been some news about Alan?
No, but .. they were very close you know. ─ Oh, I know.
Did you want to see Alan about anything special?
No .. we were just very good friends. ─ I see.
Would you like to come in? ─ Alright.
Kathy didn't tell me much about you Mr Blake.
Did you know Alan well? ─ Well, I thought I did.
It's hard to believe that Al' took up after some wild geese.
He was always an advocate of the home and heart.
I always thought so.
Won't you sit down? ─ Alright.
Go ahead ..
I want to say I'm here on vacation and I'm wondering if I may help in any way.
I think the Police are doing all that can be done.
What did Alan usually call you Mr Blake? ─ Don.
When there were ladies present. ─ Which wasn't often I hope.
What squadron were you flying with? ─ The same as Alan's Mrs Palmer.
Wouldn't you rather call me Jane? ─ Alright.
Would you like a drink? ─ I didn't think it was noticeable.
What? ─ The thirsty look.
Come on, let me help, or let me watch.
Where were you stationed in England? ─ Don't you know?
Of course, I keep forgetting. "Stonehurst" or something like that, wasn't it?
Yeah, something like that .. Ipswich.
I didn't know we had any operations at Stonehurst.
A lot of those places in England used to sound alike to me.
I seem to worry you Mrs Palmer. Why?
Why do you say that? ─ Oh, I don't know. I ..
I sense a third-degree quality in this conversation .. would I be wrong?
Yes, you're wrong .. I'm just curious about you Mr Blake.
No, you don't worry me.
But it's .. possible you're beginning to intrigue me.
Oh .. let's wait until we're sure Al' isn't coming back ..
You made quite a bit out of that remark of mine, didn't you.
I don't think I made any more out of it than I found there.
I'm afraid you did.
If I should hear from Alan, where can I get in touch with you?
I'm staying at the Buena Vista Hotel.
By the way .. on my way out, should I take the guy in the plaid suit off your back?
What did you say? ─ He looks a little pale.
I think I can handle him alright. ─ What are you talking about?
They guy in the plaid suit.
He was lurking around the far end of the hall. Like a tenant without a key.
I watched him for a while, as I got off the elevator.
It made him nervous. ─ He must be from the Police.
Sure .. that's right .. they're looking for Al'.
They probably figured the best place to find him is where he lives.
Thanks for the drink .. Mrs Palmer.
Hello. Mr Jack Sharber please.
Mr Sharber .. this is Jane Palmer, Alan's wife .. yes, I'm fine.
Mr Sharber, you were at Ipswich with Alan, weren't you?
Do you remember a Don .. Blake?
Mr Sharber, could you drop by here tonight?
It would only have to be for a minute or so ..
Could you come by tomorrow then? Alright, fine.
It's the Chateau Michelle. Apartment 514.
Thank you Mr Sharber. Tomorrow night, then. Seven o'clock.
You stupid fool! You were seen out there!
For all I know, the man who saw you is a detective.
Relax Tiger, there are other people on this floor you know.
What do you want?
Find the ticket? ─ No.
Too bad .. I don't like to think what will happen inside you if you don't.
I came up to tell you something Tiger.
If you get that dough and dust with it, it will be very, very bad.
I don't intend to. ─ Fine.
But let me tell you why it will be very, very bad. You want to know, don't you?
Listen Danny .. we can't be fighting each other now. We've got to help each other.
Yeah? .. Why?
Kathy, my sister-in-law, she's getting suspicious.
She's beginning to figure things out. ─ How? What's she got?
She heard me come in last night. I denied it, but I know she doesn't believe me.
She knows Alan wouldn't have gone to get liquor, because there's plenty here.
She knows Alan's gun was gone. I don't know how, but she does.
She .. she's going to trip us up Danny, I know it.
Maybe it's time to clear out, and chalk it up to experience.
We can't .. we've got to stay here until we've found that ticket.
You mean, stay here until she tells her story to the Cops? Is that it?
She's not going to tell her story.
You're going to help me again Danny.
Help you do what?
We've got no other choice. We can't just wait and let her kill us.
I didn't mean to kill Alan, but it's done. Now, it's our lives against hers.
We kill her, huh? .. Do you really think you can get away with that?
Kathy was all wrapped up in Alan. She missed work today.
She's what the papers would call .. despondent.
She .. she's going to take poison because of it.
You are going to get it for me.
Sorry Mrs Palmer .. I'd rather take my chances.
You don't think I want to do it?
I couldn't kill Alan ..
I tried to convince myself I could, but when the time came I couldn't do it.
How did he die? Pneumonia? ─ It was an accident.
He opened my purse and the gun fell out.
I don't know what happened after that .. I killed him.
I didn't know it then. I'm not going to die for it.
We've got to do it Danny, we've got no other choice.
Get me something Danny.
You know how to get it .. I'll do the rest .. we can't put it off.
You are a Tiger.
You got me in so deep, I can't get out.
I'll get the stuff for you, but you got to do the rest. Every bit of it!
When I get back, make sure she's out. I don't want to see her. Not for a second.
And I don't want to talk about this or her again.
Alright .. I'll get you some money.
Oh hello. ─ Hello.
How did you make out with Jane? ─ She's crazy about me.
Do you know where they went last night, before Alan disappeared?
Do you have any pictures around of Jane and Alan?
Why yes. Why?
The Police won't do anything until they're sure something's wrong.
We're going to find something to convince them.
How did you know that, about the Police? ─ Get in your coat Miss Palmer, honey.
We're going sleuthing.
Waiting for a boat, mister?
Not right now, but I would like to ask you a few questions.
I don't know what makes them run, mister. I ain't no good with motors.
Well maybe you're good at faces.
Remember the last time you saw him?
Yeah, I seen him ..
But I'm darned if I remember when.
Maybe this will help.
Yeah .. last night. They was here last night.
Hey, are you a Cop?
Do I look like one? ─ Never seen any that did.
I just happen to be a friend of his .. and he ..
"Disappeared" last night.
You remember anything about them? How they behaved?
Were they quarreling or anything?
No, they acted like any courting people.
There you are, buddy. Thanks very much.
You sure there's nothing else you can tell us?
They were pretty fast with a buck too.
He paid me to get one of the big boats, and when they come back, she gave ..
Hey, I just thought of something .. she paid.
He helped her out of the boat, real polite ..
And he goes upstairs, and she goes over and pays ..
Huh! .. Some guy ..
Well, they're married you know.
Oh, that explains everything.
You know, the man usually pays .. even when he's married to the girl.
Was Alan an exception to that rule?
He is rather absent-minded. You must have notice that.
Oh sure, sure. That's right.
Well, I think we'd better say goodnight here.
I think it is better that Jane doesn't see us together too much.
Well, I sort of made saying "goodnight" sound like a project, didn't I.
Yes, I thought so.
Oh, ten days in town.
I don't think you'd go for that kind of a deal, would you?
But I see what you mean.
Goodnight Miss Palmer, honey.
Did you really fly with Alan?
Hey, what kind of a question is that? ─ An honest one.
I hope you'll give me an honest answer.
You seem so concerned about what happened to Alan.
Yet you never talk about him as if you really knew him.
Well .. maybe there's a reason, Kate.
Maybe I .. I'm afraid if I did, I'd be talking about him in the past tense.
What makes you say that? ─ Oh, I don't know.
Just a peculiar feeling I've had .. about Jane.
Now look, let's get squared away on her first.
And then I'll talk about myself until you cry "uncle".
You know, I am one of my favorite topics. ─ Alright Don.
Goodnight. ─ Oh wait, wait. Just one other thing.
There is something going on here Kathy, and it's not very pretty.
And don't ask me what it is, or why I think so .. but ..
Bear with me, Kate .. will you?
I have to trust someone Don .. I'd like it to be you.
Goodnight Don. ─ Goodnight Kathy.
Who is it?
You really want me to answer that? Right out here in front of ..
You're drunk! ─ It takes one to spot one.
Did you get it?
The best Duchess, nothing but the best for you Duchess ..
I say, let's kill these people in style.
There's enough there to kill most of the people you don't like.
Now .. let me hold that little bottle, while you go fix me a drink.
You've had enough to drink. Get out of here, and get yourself sober!
I don't like you this way.
You know what the man said who sold me this?
He said I didn't look like the type of guy he was used to dealing with.
I looked him right in the eye.
And I said "you mean I don't look like a killer, huh?".
You know what he said?
He said "no .. you don't".
I wonder what he would have said if you'd bought the stuff, Tiger ..
Hi. ─ Hi.
Well .. how did you know I was going to ask you out to dinner?
I didn't. ─ Well then, why do you look so nice?
Thank you sir. I just got in from work, I look a fright, and you know it.
Oh sure you do. I know just the best place for us. All the best frights go there.
And I was going to settle for a glass of milk.
Oh no, it will keep .. you go ahead ..
I'll put it in the refrigerator.
Don, after dinner I'd like you to take me down to Union Station.
Kind of sudden isn't it?
Plan to be gone long? ─ I found ..
I found this yesterday .. it was hidden in the drawer where Alan keeps his gun.
What do you mean "after dinner"? Maybe this is the answer.
Oh .. I was just about to knock.
What did you want Jane?
As a matter of fact I wanted to get hold of you Mr Blake.
There's someone in my apartment I'd like you to meet.
A man name "Sharber".
Maybe some other time Mrs Palmer. ─ There won't be another time.
I'm leaving tomorrow, perhaps sooner. ─ Jane, did you hear from Alan?
They brought the car back today .. I .. I found a note in it from Alan.
He's somewhere in Mexico and I intend to find him.
May I see it? What did he say?
It .. it was rather personal Kathy, he ..
He asked me to forgive him.
He told me I could do whatever I wanted with his things.
That's all? ─ That's all.
Won't you come in Mr Blake? It's only for a minute.
You two don't seem to know each other.
Mr Sharber .. this is Don Blake.
He was stationed with you and Alan at Ipswich.
He says .. ─ Ha ..
I say that to all the girls. Let's go Kate.
You never flew at Ipswich Jack. What are you trying to pull?
Not a thing, Mack.
I'm leaving Kathy. I'd like you to come along with me.
And I would like .. what I gave you a minute ago.
Well .. let's talk about it outside.
I've already kept you too long Mr Sharber.
I've found out what I wanted to know.
Are you sure you're alright? ─ Quite alright.
Goodnight Mr Sharber .. thank you.
And now I'll take that ticket please.
That ticket belongs to me Mr Blake.
If I have to shoot you to get it, I'll be quite within my rights.
I am .. afraid you won't be.
You can have the ticket .. all you got to do is reach into my pocket and take it.
Get me the Hollywood Police. Quick, it's an emergency.
Hello, I'm calling form the Chateau Michelle.
You've got to send someone up here quickly.
Five-fourteen .. hurry!
Katharine Palmer .. hurry!
Doctor Adams? Katharine Palmer. Could you come up to five-fourteen right away?
Hollywood Police .. emergency.
This is Katharine Palmer again. You must send a patrol car to Union Station.
A woman will try to claim something there.
Hello. ─ Hello.
Are you by yourself?
Not any more, if I can help it. How'd you like to ..
How would you like to do a lady a big favor and earn five dollars?
What kind of a favor?
My ex-boyfriend is over there waiting for me to claim my bag.
If you get it for me, I can avoid him .. if you like I can ..
Let you spend the five dollars on me.
Well, what are we waiting for?
Here I am. ─ I'll take me pay now, lady.
What? ─ My five bucks.
How long have I been out? ─ You took quite a jolt.
Kathy .. did you send the Police down to the Union Station?
I tried. They wouldn't go. They can't hold anyone unless a crime was committed.
Isn't cracking skulls a crime?
Don't look at me. I just drive a patrol car.
Do you want to file charges against somebody?
Can you get an address from a license number at this time of night?