Exit Smiling

1
"Keep your shirt on!
 Our leading lady hasn't 
   shown up yet!"

2
"This nervous tension will
   positively slay me!"

3
"Where's your boots?"

4
VIOLET - -
  The drudge of the 
  troupe...who also
  played parts, like
  Nothing in "Much Ado
  About Nothing".

	... Beatrice Lillie

5
"Do you think Mr. Wainwright
 would let me play the leading
 part? I know every line 
         of it!"

6
"You've got to start or
 I'll give the people their 
       money back!"

7
"I can play the part of 
 Dolores Du Barry...like
 it was never played 
       before!"

8
"Please, Mr. Wainwright!
 I'll turn out to be a 
 genius...honest I will!"

9
"Patience, folks! It won't
   be long now before
 'Flaming Women' gets to
        flamin'!"

10
"I've been getting
 acquainted with some
     real beer."

11
"My heart bleeds for 
 little Dolores Du Barry. 
 I fear the master means 
     her no good!"

12
      Act three.

Ten years later...and
 the audience is still
     conscious.

13
"It's little Dolores Du
 Barry! She's disguised 
 now as a vampire....
 to save the man she 
       loves!"

14
"Ten o'clock! My lover 
      is saved!"

15
"Step on it! Train's
      leaving!"

16
Among the very few 
 places fortunate 
enough to have escaped
"Flaming Women" was the
town of East Farnham.

17
"Sorry to see you leaving 
 town, Jim. Hope you're
  not in any trouble."

18
"What kind of a car 
     is this?"

19
"Are you an actress?"


20
"I was rehearsing the 
 part of the famous 
 vampire in 'Flaming
       Women'."

21
"It's an awfully wonderful part.
 How Sarah Bernhardt would
 loved to have played it!"

22
"I always wanted to 
  meet an actress."

23
"How dare you! I've 
 never given you any 
  encouragement!"

24
The following morning
  found Jasper Junction
 inflicted with 'Flaming Women'.

25
"No argument! You're
       fired!"

26
"I met the star of this 
   show last night."

27
"Fine state of affairs
 when us actresses
 have to do the work
  of you servants!"

28
"Run along, my man!
 Scrub the floors....
 wash the dishes...and
   make it snappy!"

29
"Send this telegram as 
 soon as you finish 
    cleaning up."

30
"I was just rehearsing 
 the maid's part. Really,
 I'm quite good in maids'
        parts."

31
"But, I'll bet you're best 
    as that vampire."

32
"You're right! And some
 day I'll play that
 vampire part. It's the
 one big chance I'm
    waiting for."

33
"Going anywhere in
   particular?"

34
"No....I'm just looking 
   around for a job 
      somewhere."

35
"Here's a job you might 
          get."

36
"Here's a young man 
 who would like to 
 apply for that job."

37
"Any experience?"

38
"I won a prize in elocution
     at high school."

39
"Please give him a trial.
 I'll take him and learn
 him the death scene 
 from 'Shattered Hearts'."

40
"Why don't you give him 
 a try-out at rehearsal 
    this afternoon?"

41
"This is a romantic place 
      to rehearse."

42
"Now....I'm your sweet-
 heart and you're my 
    dying lover."

43
"Now I'll make my
 entrance. Watch 
    closely!"

44
"Don't die, Ethelbert!
 Light of my life....
  don't go out!"

45
Afternoon rehearsal.

46
"It's the death scene from 
 'Shattered Hearts' I'll be
   his dying sweetheart."

47
"She's dying! She's dying!
     Can't you cry?"

48
"The kid certainly knows 
      his onions!"

49
"Young fellow, I'm going 
 to give you a chance."

50
So Jimmy became a
 "trouper". And, back
in East Farnham, he 
became a memory....
cherished only by the 
girl he left behind.

51
"My daughter, forget
 Jimmy and accept
 Jesse Watson. There's
  an ideal husband."

52
Jesse Watson, cashier
 of the East Farnham
        Bank.

53
"Watson, I'm in a jam.
 You still owe me a
 thousand....and I
     want it!"

54
"When Jimmy Marsh
 beat it from town
 everybody thought he
 swiped five thousand
 from this bank, didn't
       they?"

55
"Wasn't it a coincidence that
 you paid me a five thousand
 dollar gambling debt that
        same night?"

56
"Listen, Powell....the
 fact that Jimmy ran
 away is accepted as
 conclusive proof of his
       guilt!"

57
"I can't ever believe
 Jimmy did anything
   wrong, Father."

58
"Dinner's ready!"

59
"Beans again! What is
 this troupe...the Boston 
    Opera Company?"

60
"Come on with that
       bread!"

61
"Get me a napkin --
      quick!"

62
"Jim, I've decided to give
 you a chance to play
 the villain in 'Flaming
       Women'!"

63
"Speaking of villains,
 reminds me of a story!
 When I played with
  Edwin Booth - -"

64
"- and when I played
   East Lynne - -"

65
The first time a girl's
  in love....all the
world's a song. After
that it becomes a 
phonographic record.

66
"I love you, I love you,
             I love you,
 You are the ordeal
             of my dreams -"

67
"We're not going to play 
   this town, are we?"

68
"I can't appear in this
 town...it's impossible!"

69
"I worked in the bank 
 here once, and....oh,
 well, there was some 
     trouble - -"

70
"Whatever it was, Jimmy,
    I know you were 
       innocent."

71
"Leave it to me, Jimmy.
 I'll fix it so you won't 
   have to appear here."

72
"I'll get Anna to double
 for me as the maid,
   and then - -"

73
That night East Farnham
 faced the agony of 
  "Flaming Women".

74
"This is an important 
 part. You're sure you'll
  make a good actor?"

75
"I ought to...I'm the best
    plumber in town!"

76
"My heart bleeds for little
 Dolores Du Barry. I fear
 the master means her
      no good."

77
"I can look like a man!
  I'll play his part!"

78
"So-ho, me proud beauty!
 At last we meet face
       to face!"

79
"Mark you, Dolores
 Du Barry....I have 
 you in my fiendish 
     clutches!"

80
"Say your prayers, Jack
 Merriweather! You're
 going to....going to -"

81
"-- die the death of 
    a dirty dog!"

82
"-- die the dog of
  a dirty death!"

83
"Very well! I go....but
   I shall return!"

84
"You're wanted at 
 headquarters, Jack 
  Merriweather!"

85
"Hey, Jerry!"

86
"It's Jimmy Marsh! Let's
 tell the gang he's back!"

87
"Flaming Women" flamed,
   flickered and smouldered
   through two acts...and
   was gradually dying out.

88
"I may not be so good
 as a villain...but wait
till I get a chance to play
   that vampire part!"

89
"You can't bluff me!
 Who told you Jimmy's 
        here?"

90
"Maybe when you see 
 him you'll pay that
 thousand dollars you 
      owe me!"

91
"Now I'll take that 
     thousand!"

92
"You know mighty well
 I have enough evidence
 to clear Jimmy Marsh!"

93
"Wait here...I'll be back 
 with the money in ten
       minutes."

94
"Dolores Du Barry!"

95
"He mustn't know me!
 I pretended to faint so 
 he would carry me up
        here!"

96
"If I can detain him for 
 an hour, my loved one
    will be saved!"

97
"I feel so dizzy! Where
         am I?"

98
"I'd better call a doctor!"

99
"Perhaps it isn't dizziness....
      it may be love!"

100
"I've a warrant for Tod 
 Powell. Haven't seen 
   him, have you?"

101
"Lord Throckmorton just
 telephoned he is sending
 over a very important
       message."

102
"That other fellow will
 be right back. Give him 
       this note."

103
"Ten o'clock! My lover 
      is saved!"

104
"If I can detain him for 
 an hour, my loved one
    will be saved!"

105
"Give me some of that
      incense!"

106
"I feel so dizzy. Where 
        are I?"

107
"I'd better call a doctor!"

108
"Perhaps it isn't dizziness....
      it may be love!"

109
"I said ... 'it may be love!'"

110
"Yes...yes...I'm sure
      it's love!"

111
"He says he won't pay 
     the money!"

112
"Twelve o'clock! My 
  lover is saved!"

113
"-- and Jimmy Marsh 
 can verify it! He's
 down at the station in
    the show car."

114
"I've got wonderful news
 for Jimmy! He's waiting 
 for me at the show car!"

115
"Jimmy, I've always 
  believed in you."

116
"You just bet I'm going 
    to stay here!"

117
"Oh, Jimmy, about that 
 trouble of yours at the 
       bank - -"

118
"Don't worry about that,
  Vi....I've got some
 evidence that will clear
    up everything."

119
"I'm going to stay 
 here, Vi...and make 
 good in the banking 
      business."

120
"- and you'll be making a 
 great name for yourself 
    in the theatre."

121
"That's your life, isn't it?"

122
"Gee, Vi, I sure hope
   you get a chance
 to play that vampire
   part some day."


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