A Lady of Chance

1
In a certain "ritzy" hotel
  there was a young lady
   of many connections.

2
"No, Madam -- the
pool room is not
  for swimming."

3
"I can only handle two 
plugs at once -- I'm
  not an octopus."

4
"What number do you
       want?"

5
"What numbers have 
    you got?"

6
"Here's 500,000 numbers
  at ten cents each."

7
"Do you ever go out
  with gentlemen?"

8
"I never met one."

9
T. Roger Hammond, a
gentleman with more 
wealth than wisdom.

10
"My dear little girl,
what's the trouble?"

11
"A whole year's savings
stolen, Mr. Hammond --
and my little brother ill."

12
"Don't spoil those pretty 
eyes with tears. Call
me tonight -- perhaps I
      can help."

13
"That dame's making a
play for Hammond. Find
out what her racket is."

14
"Well, if it isn't the 
same old Angel Face
  at a brand new
    racket!"

15
"Did you want a number, 
      Madam?"

16
"I've got your number --
    that's all I need."

17
"Send the relief operator, 
        please."

18
"Laugh this one off, Brad --
    it's Angel Face!"

19
"Hello, Angel Face. Nice
   of you to drop in."

20
"So wise little Angel Face
fell for my phoney cops."

21
"Listen, Bradley, I'm working 
  my own racket -- and I
  want to be let alone."

22
"How'd you like to go 
   back to Joliet?"

23
"You don't seem to realize 
the seriousness of failing 
 to report to the Parole 
          Board."

24
"I think you could save
yourself a lot of trouble
by joining us in a little
    business deal."

25
"Old man Hammond is a
cinch for ten thou' -- if
you help us with the
    shake-down."

26
"You mean take money 
from a poor old gentle-
       man?"

27
"Oh, no -- a rich old
    gentleman."

28
"Oh, I could never do 
   such a thing!"

29
"How about coming up 
to see me tonight?"

30
"Oh, Mr. Hammond --
it would look much
more respectable for
you to call on me."

31
By morning, Mr. Hammond
had purchased ten thou-
sand dollars worth of
    experience.

32
"She seemed so innocent --
and I felt so fatherly."

33
"-- and suddenly her 
husband appeared --
a most unreasonable
     person!"

34
"Of course, my intentions
were honorable -- but
my wife misunderstands
     so easily."

35
"So you gave him ten 
thousand to prevent 
her misjudging you."

36
"Yes -- but I'm beginning 
to suspect something -- 
  er -- irregular."

37
"Dolly Morgan alias
   'Angel Face'"

38
"A washout, Dolly. Hammond
   stopped the check."

39
"Can you imagine Hammond
acting that way? It's cruel,
   that's what it is."

40
"Men are that way --
seems like there's no 
chance for a poor girl 
  to make an honest 
      living."

41
"There's no use crying --
I always take things as
     I find them."

42
"Just to prove that all 
  men are not alike --
I'll stake you to twenty 
       bucks."

43
"Thanks, Brad -- you're 
    one white guy."

44
"What's the idea -- giving
   another dame money?"

45
"You know how I am,
honey -- generous to 
    a fault."

46
"She's gone."

47
"The dough's gone!"

48
"I knew that dame was 
    dishonest!"

49
"That young lady just 
 made the biggest 
mistake of her life."

50
"I won't take less than
one hundred thousand."

51
"The young lady paid
       for it."

52
"Excuse me, Miss, but did
you pay for a telegram 
   signed 'Steve'?"

53
"Was that your telegram?"

54
"I thought you had 
forgotten it -- and I 
saw it was addressed 
   to a mother."

55
"That was mighty sweet 
of you -- -- mothers are
most important, aren't 
      they?"

56
"I never had a mother."

57
"That's unusual -- er --
  I mean unfortunate."

58
"I hope you don't 
think I'm silly."

59
"On the contrary, I think
   you're mighty nice."

60
For the balance of the 
week, Dolly Morgan tried 
out all her wiles and
every expression of her
    "angel face".

61
"I never realized how
uninteresting cement
was until I met you."

62
"He reminds me of the 
darkies singing down
home on the plantation."

63
"Are plantations very
     expensive?"

64
"Some of them are 
worth a million 
   dollars."

65
"I'm sure sorry I have to 
leave tonight -- -- but 
I've got to get back to 
     my factory."

66
"I think I've sprained 
      my ankle."

67
"It's really nothing --
sprains run in my 
     family."

68
"I had no idea a big
business man could
  be so tender."

69
"It's easy to be tender
       with you."

70
"Forgive me -- I just 
 couldn't help it."

71
"I could make you marry 
     me for that."

72
"Would you -- ?"

73
"Would you really --
    marry me?"

74
"I know it's sudden, but
  I can't help it --"

75
"-- I've loved you since 
  the first moment I
       saw you."

76
"I just know I can make 
  you happy. Won't you 
  give me the chance?"

77
"Let's get married 
     tonight?"

78
"We'll catch the midnight 
    train for home."

79
"Love has put me on 
  my feet again!"

80
"I'll meet you in the 
lobby -- as soon as 
  I pay my bill."

81
"I might as well get used 
to it -- from now on I
    do the paying."

82
"And how!"

83
"You wait downstairs --
this is going to require 
    intelligence."

84
"Going away?"

85
"Just unpacking."

86
"Where's my dough?"

87
"Oh, you mean our
dough -- that you 
forgot to divide."

88
"A complete washout. I
  must have lost it."

89
"Just to prove that all 
  women are not alike 
-- -- I'll stake you to 
   twenty bucks."

90
"Oh, we'll forget the
small change -- now
that you've lined up
  a new sucker."

91
"Never mind the phone --
I've got a few instructions
       for you."

92
"I'm merely ordering
   refreshments."

93
"Now, Brad -- it isn't 
going to get you 
anything to spoil my 
      game."

94
"I'm your pal, and I 
wouldn't try to put
 anything over on
       you."

95
"I understand, and just 
to help a pal I'm going
to let you include me
  in your new deal."

96
"It will be a pleasure,
Brad -- and with your 
  help -- a cinch."

97
"Now that we understand 
each other, I'll stick
around until this sucker 
     is landed."

98
"That's the spirit, Brad --
we'll work the old racket."

99
"That's him now -- 
 do your stuff!"

100
"When I cough that's 
your cue to walk in."

101
"I thought you would 
  never get here."

102
"I came as soon as 
     I could."

103
"Won't you have
a little drink?"

104
"Oh, darling, you 
  mustn't be so 
     rough."

105
"There's no one here 
but my husband, and
   he's asleep."

106
"A dame like that ought
 to be in jail. She's a
   menace to society."

107
"Dolly, this is Ma."

108
"Gee, Brother -- she'd
make getting married
    a pleasure."

109
"I'll dust the seat off --
  so you won't get that
   pretty dress dirty."

110
"So this is Steve's car."

111
"Yes -- after four more 
       payments."

112
"Steve, we landed that 
    Jackson job."

113
"That'll pay forty dollars."

114
"Nothing like prosperity."

115
"So this is the plantation."

116
"Oh, no, the plantation
     is next door."

117
"It's Colonel Winthrop's 
plantation -- -- but we
enjoy looking over the
   cotton fields."

118
"That's just like owning
it -- except that Colonel
  Winthrop pays the 
       taxes."

119
"You haven't seen 
  anything yet."

120
"Enduro Cement -- takes
five minutes to settle and 
lasts five hundred years."

121
"This is my most convincing 
     demonstration."

122
"That's the way I fool
'em all. That's ordinary
      cement."

123
"This section is made 
     of Enduro."

124
"I must carry my bride
over the threshold the
first time -- that means
a lifetime of happiness."

125
"When I put my cement 
deal through we'll have 
    a new house."

126
"You should put
it through, Big
Boy. You're some
  salesman!"

127
"I suppose we'll get a much
better view of Colonel
Winthrop's estate from
      upstairs."

128
"Steve always sleeps on 
     that side."

129
"Come and look at 
Steve's factory."

130
"Looks just like
  Pittsburgh!"

131
"There they are, honey
-- just like I said -- the
darkies singing on the
    plantation."

132
"Yes, on Colonel Winthrop's
      plantation."

133
"Did you think it was
my plantation?"

134
"Oh, no -- I thought it 
   belonged to the 
   Salvation Army."

135
"We can have a plantation,
honey -- when my cement
  deal goes through."

136
"Certainly -- I'll only have
   to wait five hundred 
   years for that cement
     to prove itself."

137
"I reckon you must 
be disappointed in 
     things."

138
"I didn't mean to
misrepresent any-
 thing, honey."

139
"If I enthused too much,
it's only because I love
   this old place --"

140
"-- and I was hoping 
you'd love it, too."

141
"We love each other --
  what else matters?"

142
"You do love me --
    don't you?"

143
"But, Steve -- we can't 
    live on love."

144
"I guess you're right, Dolly
-- I can't expect a lady 
like you to be happy in 
  these surroundings."

145
"Steve, you should have 
  married a girl who 
  could help you --"

146
"-- not a lady like me."

147
"What are you going 
       to do?"

148
"I'm leaving for New 
   York tonight."

149
"Good-bye, Dolly."

150
"I'll be thinking about 
    you -- always."

151
"It's better that you 
forget -- everything."

152
"The old boy has to get 
up early, now that he has 
  a missus to support."

153
"Isn't Dolly coming down 
   for breakfast?"

154
"Don't worry about him,
Ma. All married people
     act goofy."

155
"Dolly, you've come 
   back to me!"

156
"That dame will soon learn 
that she can't put anything 
over on me -- -- and get
     away with it."

157
"Mr. Steve Crandall's 
     residence."

158
"You've made me the 
happiest man in the 
      world."

159
"Steve, I love you -- and
I don't want anything to 
 ruin your happiness."

160
"This can't be the 
      place."

161
"You can't tell -- --
some millionaires are 
nuts about simplicity."

162
"We're Mrs. Crandall's 
cousins from New York."

163
  "My son is down in 
the village -- I'll call
        Dolly."

164
"Your cousins just
     arrived."

165
"Mother, would you make 
some coffee for them?"

166
"What do you think you're
going to gain by coming 
    here, Bradley?"

167
"We're merely trying to
find out why a gink
with a million bucks
lives in a shanty like 
       this."

168
"He isn't rich -- he 
   hasn't a dime."

169
"Of course, you wouldn't
understand, but I love
     this guy."

170
"She slays me!"

171
"You're not going to give 
me the run-a-round again 
    -- understand!"

172
"If I wanted to put anything 
over on you -- it would be 
        a cinch!"

173
"But what about 
  my dough?"

174
"You're going to get 
every cent of it!"

175
"This joint don't 
look like ready 
 money to me."

176
"Maybe it's one of them 
   antique joints."

177
"We'll do one thing at a 
time .... first we'll get our
dough -- then we'll get a 
line on her boy friend."

178
"It's all yours, Bradley --
if you'll get out of here!"

179
"I assure you that 
leaving this place 
will be a pleasure."

180
"Are you sure you're on 
the level about this 
   poverty gag?"

181
"Look around -- -- and
  judge for yourself."

182
"Brad, why don't you 
go? There's nothing 
   here for you."

183
"I've sold the formula 
-- -- for a hundred 
    thousand!"

184
"Ma -- we're rich!"

185
"It's quite a relief to know
that my little cousin has
  such a substantial
      husband!"

186
"I told you I was 
through with the 
  racket and I 
   meant it!!"

187
"Applesauce! You're just
tryin' to keep this sucker
for your private pickin'."

188
"Can't you understand?
I love this boy and I
want to be on the level 
     with him."

189
"I suppose you expect us
to tell him nothing -- --
and leave all this soft 
   dough for you!"

190
"Listen, Gwen -- I'm warning
you -- don't tell Steve any-
     thing about me!"

191
"Now ain't you in a swell 
  position to threaten 
       somebody?"

192
"I'm not threatening!...
  I'm telling you!!"

193
"Put that down --
you know we're 
not anxious to
   tell him."

194
"We're leaving for New 
York tomorrow -- and 
Cousin Brad has invited
us to stop at his place."

195
In New York -- ready 
 for the "racket".

196
"You didn't let Steve 
get away with any of 
his dough, did you?"

197
"I'm allowing him ten 
percent -- as a sort 
 of amusement tax."

198
"Listen, Angel Face, if
you don't snap out of
the glooms -- -- you're 
going to queer this 
    whole deal."

199
"You haven't told him 
anything about me -- 
    have you?"

200
"Certainly not -- and
I trust you won't make
it necessary for me to
   enlighten him."

201
"Well, if it isn't
  Santa Claus."

202
"It all seems too good 
     to be true."

203
"I know how you feel, 
honey. I'm so happy 
I could cry myself."

204
"Cocktails are ready."

205
"Steve -- do you think 
it's okay to sign up 
    with Brad?"

206
"Brad is your cousin,
dear -- -- that's enough
recommendation for me."

207
"Make it snappy --
we've got an awful 
     thirst."

208
"I want to speak to Detective 
    Sergeant Matheson."

209
"Before you sign anything --
there are a few things you 
    ought to know."

210
"Bradley's been promising 
to tell you -- maybe he 
        forgot."

211
"I think he forgot to 
tell you that this 
 deal is crooked."

212
"He also forgot to tell 
you -- -- that I'm a 
    crook -- -- "

213
"-- that I'm wanted by 
  the police -- --"

214
"I married you to 
   trim you --"

215
"So now you know,
Steve, the kind of 
lady you married."

216
"You've crossed me for 
the last time -- this is 
     the pay-off."

217
"Don't bother, Bradley.
I've already called the 
       cops."

218
"Who's there?"

219
"Sergeant Matheson!
    Open up!"

220
"Well, Angel Face, this
   is a surprise!"

221
"Yes, Matty, I thought 
  you might want to 
  know where I was."

222
"I'll change my clothes 
  and be with you in 
    five minutes."

223
"Dolly -- this mustn't 
 be the end for us!"

224
"Yes, Steve -- it's got 
        to be."

225
"But I can't let you go."

226
  "It won't be as tough 
as you think, Steve. You'll 
  find some nice girl --"

227
"I'm grateful for your 
feelings, Steve -- but
you're going to be 
better off without me."

228
"What does she think 
she's dressing for -- 
    the Ritz?"

229
"Matty is getting 
   impatient."

230
"All set, Matty."

231
"But, Dolly -- -- you're 
   coming back to me?"

232
"No, Steve, but thanks
 -- for everything."

233
"So you were married 
while you were out on 
      parole?"

234
"I would rather not talk 
  about that, Warden -- 
       please."

235
"That's just what we're 
 here to talk about."

236
"Your husband has applied 
for your parole in his 
       custody."

237
"That's just like Steve --
  he would do that."

238
"No, I've burdened him
enough -- -- besides, he
 isn't my husband any
       more."

239
"Whether you like it or 
not -- -- your parole is 
       granted."

THE END

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