The Mysterious Lady

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Vienna before the war --
city of love and laughter
-- -- living gayly to the
music of the waltz and 
   the opera -- -- !

2
"-- and just as we were
about to kiss -- -- her
husband burst in -- -- !"

3
"-- and what did the 
  husband do -- ?"

4
"-- he pulled down the 
       shades!"

5
"Sorry, Captain von Raden,
we haven't a seat left."

6
"Max, there isn't a seat 
  left in the house!"

7
"Here's one seat that has 
  just been returned."

8
"No, Karl -- those dear
little girls at Sacher's
   are calling me!"

9
"Franz -- -- you were
frightfully late --"

10
"There must be some 
mistake -- my cousin
was to join me here."

11
"Please -- forgive my 
     intrusion."

12
"But this is your seat.
You will embarrass me
   if you leave."

13
"I foolishly came away
without money -- you
see -- I expected my 
     cousin --"

14
"If you would be so 
kind as to drop me 
   at my home--"

15
"You are very kind.
Could I offer you some
coffee -- or cognac?"

16
"I'm told the lights often 
go out in Vienna -- --
   when it rains."

17
"Then you are a stranger 
        here?"

18
"Vienna is not my 
home -- but I am
hardly a stranger."

19
"Sorry, sweetheart --
but you know it's
    spring!"

20
"Tomorrow night I go
to Berlin, Tania -- but
we'll have the whole
   day together."

21
"The peasants call that 
the magic stream.
They say it always
reflects the face of
 one's true love."

22
"The magic stream has
told you -- that I love
         you."

23
"This day has been so 
perfect. Why must it
      end -- ?"

24
"But it isn't the end,
Tania -- it's only the
  beginning for us."

25
"Karl, I love you. No
matter what happens,
you'll remember -- --
   I love you!"

26
"Good-bye, dearest
    Karl --"

27
"Not good-bye -- I'll be
back soon. And then
we'll have more days
    like this."

28
"Can there ever be 
another day like 
     this?"

29
"Uncle Eric! What are 
  you doing here?"

30
"Waiting for you. I've
tried all day to find 
        you."

31
"I suppose the woman 
you were with at the 
opera last night -- was
your companion today?"

32
"No wonder you're chief
of the Secret Service,
    Uncle Eric!"

33
"We have just learned 
that that woman is 
Tania Fedorova -- one 
of Russia's cleverest 
      spies!"

34
"We went to arrest her 
an hour ago -- but she
      was gone!"

35
"Russia knows our military 
movements. That woman
is in league with someone
   in our War Office!"

36
"We have entrusted you 
with an important 
mission, Karl. These 
 plans must reach 
     Berlin."

37
"Shall I make up your 
    berth, Sir?"

38
"Karl, I had to follow 
you -- -- to see you
again -- -- just once."

39
"You are a very clever 
actress, Tania Fedorova --"

40
"How simple it all was --
the seat at the opera --
the expected cousin -- and
the fool who fell in love
       with you!"

41
"Karl, I admit I planned 
it all -- to make you 
love me, if necessary --"

42
"But what I had not 
planned was that I
should -- love you."

43
"You do believe me --
     you must!"

44
"Believe -- a spy?"

45
"You are a soldier -- --
you serve your country
in one way -- -- I, mine,
     in another."

46
"With lies -- -- with
  your honor -- --"

47
"Karl -- don't make me 
      hate you!"

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"At least, your hate 
  would be honest."

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"Karl, I gave you my 
     love -- --"

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"Yes -- for a price."

51
"The lady got off at 
midnight. She left this 
      for you."

52
"--you have broken the
holy vows of secrecy,
and have betrayed the
honor of your country!"

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       -- Warsaw --
   The home of General
 Boris Alexandroff, chief of
Russian Military Intelligence
         Department.

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"You should be very 
proud of your work, 
      Tania."

55
"Tania's cleverness not
only won us these 
plans -- but put von
 Raden in prison!"

56
"Tania -- -- you should
be very happy tonight."

57
"I'm terribly tired, Boris --
  after the long journey."

58
"Don't go, Tania -- I've
a little supper arranged 
       for us."

59
"Please, Boris -- not
tonight -- wait --"

60
"Wait -- wait! That's
all I've done for two 
      years!"

61
"Boris -- I can't go on.
I hate this way of 
serving my country --
with lies -- -- with
    treachery!"

62
"When one takes the 
oath to serve the Czar
as a spy -- -- the only
release is --- death."

63
"I know you are innocent, 
  Karl. You are a von 
        Raden --"

64
"There's only one way to
prove your innocence.
Someone in the War Office
  helped that woman!"

65
"If I could get my hands 
on Tania Fedorova, I'd
choke the truth from 
        her!"

66
"You must get that
   information!"

67
"When you reach Warsaw --
go to Vadich's Cafe. He
  is in our service."

68
"Private party in room
twelve -- they want a
       pianist."

69
"To Tania!"

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"Tania, the beautiful!"

71
"You are romantic, my
friend -- but in this case --
indiscreet. Understand?"

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"Boris -- -- shall I sing 
       for you?"

73
"We have a dangerous
audience, musician. We
  must give a good
   performance."

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"Play the same song 
again. I shall sing 
       that."

75
"No encores, Boris. I'm
   not in the mood."

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"Boris, I want to dance.
Let's go somewhere
     else."

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"Karl, why have you come
here? Every minute you're
     facing death!"

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"And I'll stay until I
force the truth from
       you!"

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"Karl, I love you. For one
moment you turned my
love to hate -- -- and
I tried to make you
suffer -- -- as I suffered."

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"I -- I missed my bracelet,
  Boris. The musician
    found it -- --"

81
"I am grateful to anyone 
  who serves my lady."

82
"Tomorrow I'm giving
  a ball in honor of
Mademoiselle's birthday.
    Have him here."

83
"Be careful -- -- it is
better for you not to
      be seen."

84
"I want you to sing for
me tonight. I've sent
for the musician -- --
that will please you."

85
"Excellency, the messenger
        is here."

86
"Max Heinrich never fails
us. It's the new Austrian 
 border fortifications."

87
"By the way, Max reports
that von Raden has
escaped from the military
       prison."

88
"Tania -- I believe you
love someone else! If
     you do --"

89
"We are all waiting
to hear you sing."

90
"Sing that song -- er --
  the one you do so
   well together!"

91
"Just one more song --"

92
"Please, Boris -- no
   more tonight."

93
"You seem very nervous,
Tania. Your hands are
     like ice."

94
"Your friend Max Heinrich
is the traitor! These plans 
and letters will prove it!"

95
"My car is outside! It
will take you to the
     frontier!"

96
"I can't go, Tania --
and leave you here
  in danger --"

97
"You must go, Karl --
for my sake. It is your 
only chance -- my only
      chance!"

98
"You do believe 
 I love you?"

99
"Tania -- -- you will
    come to me?"

100
"You left me alone, 
Boris -- -- I thought
I might find you here."

101
"A charming inspiration --
no one will disturb us."

102
"To your eyes -- and
    your lips --"

103
"I could have sworn I 
put those plans from 
Max Heinrich -- in 
      here."

104
"It doesn't matter -- only
blank papers. The real 
   ones are here."

105
"I taught you all you 
know, Tania -- -- but
I didn't teach you all
       I know!"

106
"Did you think the pupil 
could match wits with 
    the master?"

107
"Excellency, they've 
captured von Raden 
  in the garden."

108
"Bring the prisoner
      here!"

109
"The state can deal with
spies. But I will attend
   to your lover!"

110
"Boris -- please -- let him
go! I'll never see him
       again!"

111
"See, Boris -- -- I love
 you. Promise you'll
    let him go!"

112
"I promise you nothing!
I want you! Tonight --
  your lover dies!"

113
"Boris dear -- -- you
don't have to see that
Austrian now -- --"

114
"General Alexandroff
  says to send him 
    in -- alone."

115
"Your wife?"

116
"Welcome home, Captain
     von Raden!"

The End

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