The Unholy Three

1 
'Twas a balmy summer
  evening,
And a goodly crowd
  was there.

2
"Hercules! The mighty ...
marvelous ... mastodonic
  model of muscular
    masculinity!"

3
"Never smoke cigarettes
and you'll be a big
strong man like him."

4
"Professor Echo! God's
gifted genius! The velvet-
voiced ventriloquist!"

5
"Nemo, how would you
like to walk over to 
my house and have a
       drink?"

6
"Why walk? Let's run!"

7
Sweet Rosie O'Grady.

8
"That's all there is to 
life, friends - a little
laughter ... a little
      tear ..."

9
"This dollar pamphlet
contains one thousand
wheezes and jokes -
a guaranteed tonic for
dull care! The price is
ten cents - one dime!"

10
"Now, folks - that's just
a sample of the little
lady's art! The show
on the inside starts 
   immediately!"

11
"See her do the dance 
that broke the Sultan's 
     thermometer!"

12
"You're there, Rosie -
the best pal a guy
     ever had!"

13
"And tonight when we
eat, I'm goin' to buy
 you a swell steak!"

14
"I just couldn't hold out 
on you, Echo. You're
 too square a guy!"

15
"I'm glad you done that,
Rosie. Money got that
way never done no one
       no good!"

16
"Tweedledee! Twenty
inches! Twenty years!
Twenty pounds! The
Twentieth Century
   Curiosity!"

17
"The Demi-Tasse
     Daddy."

18
"Fools!"

19
Midnight--

20
"You see, my plan is
so ridiculous .... so
simple ... that it scares
        you."

21
"But ... if you come
with me, we'll clean
   up millions."

22
"It's spooky! It
sounds ... unholy!"

23
"That's it!"

24
"We'll be the Unholy
       Three!"

25
The day before
 Christmas -

26
"And how is Hector McDonald,
my Grandma's little parrot
        seller?"

27
"Don't let her tease 
    you, Hector."

28
"Little Willie darling
heard your voice. He
wants you to take 
  him bye-bye."

29
"You're just an old 
darling, Hector. I
won't tease you any
       more."

30
"You're makin' a play 
   for that guy!"

31
"Since when do you 
      own me?"

32
"If you tip that boob 
off to who we are, I'll 
lay some lilies under 
     your chin!"

33
"Da-da! Da-da!"

34
"If you don't stop 
yelling, you'll tip him 
   off yourself."

35
"I'll get Mrs. O'Grady."

36
"I think you'd better 
show the parrots.
They talk so well 
    for you."

37
Echo, the ventriloquist,
could make wooden
dummies talk - - now
watch the jolly parrots!

38
"Isn't it wonderful how
the parrots always talk
   to your Grandma?"

39
"That house, where you
called about the parrot,
was robbed last night."

40
"This is Mr. Arlington.
 The parrot you sold 
   me doesn't talk."

41
"Here's another parrot
   that won't talk."

42
"All right, I'll come over.
I'm sure when the bird
sees me it will feel
   more at home."

43
"The lady from the bird
store, Mr. Arlington."

44
"May I leave him here?
He might cry if he sees 
       the - -"

45
"B - -"

46
"- - I - -"

47
"- - R - -"

48
"- - D."

49
"Take mine, darling -
and Granny will get
you some red beads
just like those."

50
"He's always been so 
  fond of beads!"

51
Christmas Eve - -

52
"- and then, Echo says
to me, 'Granny will get
  you some red beads
  just like those'!"

53
"Yes, and before morning
Granny will have those
  pretty red beads."

54
"Hector's out there with
a Christmas tree for 
   little Willie."

55
"Didn't I order you to 
stay away from that 
        guy?"

56
"I wasn't with him! I
met him on the corner
  headed for here!"

57
"Wait for me in the 
      kitchen."

58
"You go back to bed,
Mrs. O'Grady. Rosie
and I will trim the 
       tree."

59
"Get rid of him! We're
gonna pull that Arlington
     job tonight."

60
"Oh, I'm mad at Granny!
She won't stay in bed!"

61
"Perhaps she wants 
to help us trim the 
       tree."

62
"Yes, she'd love to do 
   some trimming."

63
"That guy bossin' me ...
  me and my strength!"

64
"He's too jealous to 
leave her with that 
boob. Come on ... we'll
turn this trick alone!"

65
"I've a secret I want 
you to share. I'm
going to ask Rosie to 
    marry me."

66
"But I'm not going to
give her the ring until 
      tomorrow."

67
"You and your strength!
You're yellow, you big
stiff ... or you'd come
       with me."

68
"You heard me! You're
      yellow!"

69
"'Oh, spare my life', said
Mr. Arlington, 'spare my
          life'!"

70
"You - - filth!"

71
"Don't you realize that
  you've murdered a 
        man?"

72
"That's why I said we'd 
  never carry a gun!"

73
"Was there anybody beside
yourselves knew the rubies
were here in the house?"

74
"There was an old 
woman from a bird
store who saw the
    rubies."

75
"If you don't want no 
part of these, because
of how we got 'em ...
then me and the Kid
  will take 'em."

76
"You're gonna put 'em
back in the safe with
the rest of our stuff!"

77
"I'm from Police
 Headquarters."

78
"Oh, yes, isn't it terrible?
Mr. Arlington was one 
of my best customers."

79
"You were at Mr. Arlington's 
home yesterday, weren't 
          you?"

80
"Did the man you saw 
with Mr. Arlington
look as if he would 
commit such a crime?"

81
"The reason I ask is
because sometimes
the least little thing
  gives us a clue."

82
"Cow! Cow! Cow!"

83
"I hate to see anybody
    tease a baby."

84
"I don't like to take
his toys from him.
Let's finish our talk 
   in the store."

85
"You sold a parrot to 
Mr. Arlington. Who
  delivered it?"

86
"Oh! So you delivered it
yourself? You forget 
 easy, don't you?"

87
"So long. I'll see 
    you later."

88
"That dick has a line 
on us - - we gotta
   think fast!"

89
"He's got a hunch Hector
turned this trick. Let's
plant the jewels in the 
     boob's room!"

90
"That's it! Make him
  the fall guy!"

91
"That's what we hired 
him for, isn't it ... in
case we got in a jam?"

92
Christmas night - -

93
"Don't you think my
savings are enough 
for us to start on?"

94
"If I loved a man, he
wouldn't have to have
       a dime!"

95
"Oh! If you loved 
      a man!"

96
"Then why have you 
let me go on hoping?"

97
"Aw, I've just been 
      kidding!"

98
"Oh, Hector, I tried so
hard not to let you
know I love you - -"

99
"I've been a crook ...
   a pick-pocket!"

100
"But you're not going 
   to be any more."

101
"I did some pretty bad 
things myself ... when
    I was young."

102
"Gee, but you've made
this a great Christmas,
        Rosie."

103
"Gee, but you've made
this a great Christmas,
        Rosie!"

104
"Ain't you the kidder?"

105
"No, Echo, I'm on the
 level. I love him!"

106
"Thanks."

107
"What are you going 
       to do?"

108
"You'll find out soon
        enough!"

109
"Extry! Extry! Arlington
   murderer arrested!"

110
"What a bonehead I
 was to overlook
      that!"

111
"That means more investi-
gation - but there ain't goin'
to be no Mrs. O'Grady when
     they get here!"

112
"Yes there is goin' 
to be a Mrs. O'Grady -
that dick saw me 
    here - -"

113
"You guys can get out 
of your make-up ...
but I can't! And I ain't
going to the chair 
      alone."

114
"And neither is Hector
McDonald going to 
   the chair!"

115
"Now, laugh that off ...
    you big stiff!"

116
"What are you going 
       to do?"

117
"You'll find out soon
        enough!"

118
"Regan is on his way to 
O'Grady's bird store."

119
"Here's one thing stronger 
than you ... and I might
       need him."

120
It was Spring before
the grim machinery 
of the law worked
around to the case of
  Hector McDonald.

121
"Does the defendant's attorney
intend to produce the alleged
witnesses, Mrs. O'Grady and
    her grand-daughter?"

122
 "We're making every 
effort to locate them."

123
While in a secluded cabin 
  in the mountains - -

124
"In his prison cell 
     he sits."

125
"How about just us two
 dividin' the stuff?"

126
"Maybe I got a better
         plan."

127
"You can save him, Echo.
And, if you will, I'll stick
with you. I'll never see
      Hector again."

128
"Yes! You'd stick with 
me ... but you'd go
  on loving him."

129
"- - and the minute
he's free, you'd double-
cross me and go back 
       to him."

130
"Don't you understand ....
I'll do anything to save
him! I love him, Echo ....
      I love him."

131
"I'd even take that 
     from you."

132
"After that, you don't
want to change your 
mind about sticking 
     with me?"

133
He would always have
Rosie ... if he saved
Hector. This was the 
thought that took Echo
secretly to the city.

134
"Your Honor, I object!
He is mis-stating the
      evidence!"

135
"Objection over-ruled!"

136
"It's Mrs. O'Grady's
handwriting ... and
she's not here!"

137
"Your Honor, may the
defendant take the 
stand again to give
  new evidence?"

138
"In a case so serious as 
his, with a man's life
at stake, the court
cannot reasonably deny
    your request."

139
"Speak louder!"

140
"Your Honor, and
gentlemen of the 
   jury - -"

141
"There was an old 
woman who was a 
man - - and two
others - the Unholy 
   Three - -"

142
"First, it was an old 
woman and her grand-
daughter! Now, the
old woman is a man!
    What next?"

143
"That wasn't me talking!
 I didn't say a word!"

144
"- - and it must be 
remembered that the
defense has failed 
to produce a single 
witness to confirm 
the prisoner's story!"

145
"You mean ... you want 
 me to go with you?"

146
"There's a fortune for
just us two to split,
  What do you say?"

147
"Do you think he's 
guilty? Will he get 
    the chair?"

148
"I'm Echo, the ventriloquist ...
  Grandma O'Grady of the 
      'Unholy Three'!"

149
"Your Honor, I want to 
make a full confession!"

150
The Law can be kind ...
And Echo's confession
won freedom for both
himself and Hector.

151
"Echo, you remember 
what I promised if 
you saved Hector?"

152
"Well ..... I'm here."

153
"Aw, what's the use of 
us kiddin', Rosie. We
don't love each other.
You run along to Hector."

154
"Do you really mean 
    that, Echo?"

155
"Good-by, old Pal."

156
"That's all there is to 
life, friends ... a little
laughter .... a little
       tear -"

Home