Alias Jimmy Valentine

1
  Warden Thomas M. Osborne,
the "Miracle Man" of Sing Sing,
whose kind consideration was
responsible for the actual
   scenes taken in the 
      Penitentiary.

2
Mr. Robert Warwick

        AS

    Lee Randall

      ALIAS

 Jimmy Valentine.

3
Miss Ruth Shepley

      AS

   Rose Fay

4
Mr. Alec B. Francis

       AS

   Bill Avery

5
Mr. Robert Cummings

       AS

     Doyle

6
      His double life

By day he is Mr. Lee Randall -
     respected citizen.
By night he is Jimmy Valentine -
     enemy to society.

7
Midnight.

8
"It's fixed. Cotton got in
    through the cellar."

9
   -- Next day. --

Detective Doyle is put
    on the case.

10
Doyle remembers having seen 
this particular cuff-button 
     somewhere. -- ?

11
Jimmy and Cotton, his
accomplice, make their
    "get-a-way".

12
Rose relates to her father
her startling adventure with
 a gentleman and a "cad".

13
Cotton "squeals".

14
... and the iron door of Sing
Sing closed slowly upon him 
    for ten long years.

15
 "As a beginning, I'll show
you Blinky Davis, the cleverest
 pen and ink artist I have 
       ever seen."

16
"Perhaps, you would like to 
see a more romantic type."

17
"Here is a man who is doing
ten years for opening a safe
without tools or combination,
simply by the sense of touch."

18
"Oh! Jimmy; Something's
gone wrong with my safe.
Open it for me; will you?"

19
"What's the combination?"

20
  Governor Fay, believing
Cotton's story was false and
  only told for revenge,
determines to assist Jimmy
  in securing a pardon.

21
   "... and when Valentine
secures his pardon, - and I hope
that will be soon, - I am going
to ask him how he was treated
          and if..."

22
"... he tells me you ill-treated
   him in any way, I promise
   you a little polite hell."

23
Pardoned.

24
"I'll get you! It may take a little
time, a year, perhaps ten, but
as long as we're both alive,
       I'm after you."

25
  On his way to thank Lieut.
 Governor Fay for his liberty,
Jimmy eagerly listens to Red's 
  plan for a new robbery.

26
 "Drop in to see me some
 afternoon next week Mr.
Valentine. I'll be glad to 
       see you."

27
"That "dame" ... Eh?"

28
"Just one of the clerks I had 
      to discharge."

29
"Red, I've got my chance.
We go straight from now on."

30
  "I'm going to make you
watchman in a National Bank."

31
Two happy years have elapsed
Jimmy Valentine has buried
his past life and "alias".
 He is now Lee Randall,
    trusted cashier.

32
The old offender is "sprung".

33
"No, Avery, I've opened 
     my last safe."

34
"I'm not crazy. It's only the 
  man who thinks he can beat 
    the law who's crazy."

35
"Remember, Jimmy, the old 
 thrills of the past..."

36
"I swore to go straight and 
    I'll keep my word."

37
"...but a man can't live on
    two fifty a day..."

38
"It costs thirty cents a day 
to keep a man in Sing Sing."

39
"I tell you, Red, there isn't a 
crook who wouldn't go straight 
       if he could."

40
Detective Doyle gets a chance.

41
Before leaving town,
Governor Fay inspects 
   the new vault.

42
"You'd better get me out of 
here, or I'll have lock-jaw
      in both hands."

43
  "I'm going to prove to Avery
that he is better than he thinks.
   He is going to watch that
   money until we come back."

44
"Rose, if ever anything
happens, I want you to
remember, from my soul,
     I love you."

45
"Red, you haven't forgotten 
 the greatest refuge of the 
 crook, our old friend, the 
  Alibi - something which 
 proves you were not where 
  you were when something 
         happened."

46
    "I was never Jimmy Valentine, Red.
  I never did that job in Massachusetts.
 I was never in Sing Sing and I can prove
it. If I've got to use crook's tools to beat 
 Doyle, I'm justified. I'm living straight 
      and all the gods are with me."

47
 "I am not Jimmy Valentine,
  and I don't know what you 
  mean. Furthermore, if you
don't desist from insinuating
that I'm a criminal, I'll have
   the watchman eject you
      from the bank ...."

48
  "I think I'll call up 
headquarters, Mr. Doyle and
find out if you really are a 
        detective."

49
"... but you will have to prove
       that you are not
       Jimmy Valentine."

50
"Pardon me, you will have
   to prove that I am
    Jimmy Valentine."

51
"You can alibi yourself into
Hell!, Valentine; but in 1902
   you were in Sing Sing."

52
"-- they haven't set the 
combination yet; nobody
      knows it --"

53
"My hands are like leather. 
Where is that man with the 
      sand paper?"

54
"...but just to retain your 
respect; don't think I fell for 
     that fake picture."

The End


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