While the City Sleeps

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NEW YORK
   A world within a city.

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NEW YORK'S "FINEST"
  Sixteen thousand picked
  men who guard the
  lives and property of
  six million.

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- and there is another 
kind of police .... unknown
to the public they protect,
but hated and feared by 
The Underworld .... the
 "Plain Clothes Men".

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Suspects brought in each 
day are put in The Shadow
Box ... where blinding lights
prevent their seeing de-
tectives who study them
 for future recognition.

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"Forget him! He's a good
 kid .... mixed up in the
 wrong bunch. I'll straighten
   him out all right!"

6
"Mile-Away Skeeter
     Carlson!"

7
"What do you know
 about that robbery in
 which Patrolman
  Burns was killed?"

8
"Nothin'! I was a
 mile away when it
     happened."

9
"We'll give you plenty
 chance to talk later ...
     in private!"

10
"I tell you I was a
     mile away!"

11
"I've orders to let
 him go .... for lack
    of evidence."

12
"Why did you have
 to come in here ....
    right now?"

13
Day in and out .... they
never stop.
 It takes a lot of heart
to be a plain clothes
man .... and a lot of 
     feet, too.

14
"This is a punk job ...
   this bein' a cop."

15
"You go through life
 with fallen arches ....
 and wind up with
 your name on a brass
       plate!"

16
"S'matter, Dan ... lookin'
 at the world through
   corn plasters?"

17
"Listen, you bum reporter!
 I'd rather have corns on
 my feet than where you've
        got them."

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"We've been fighting for
 twenty years, Dan. Let's
    bury the hatchet."

19
"Fine example for an
 old-timer! I'm ashamed
   of you, Coghlan!"

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"Policin' ain't what it
 used to be! I'm goin'
       to quit!"

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"I suppose you was a
 mile away when this
   happened, too?"

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"Certainly! I'm an under-
 taker now. I'm just paging
    a little business."

23
"You can't believe any
 guy's on the level ....
   can you, Coghlan?"

24
"You got here too
 quick to be on the
      level!"

25
"If you don't believe
 I'm an undertaker ...
 come 'round and I'll
 measure you for a 
      coffin."

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But once a plain clothes 
man gets a hunch those
bulldog toes and fallen
arches keep plodding on
until the crime is solved.

27
"Listen, Bessie! You
 and me are quits!
 Get that into your
    thick head!"

28
"Say, Bessie .... how did
 Mile-Away happen to
 bump off that jeweler?"

29
"Pardon me if I walk
 out .... but cops give
 me a pain in the neck!"

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"Here's five bucks.
 Give her the change."

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"I'm gettin' nuts about you,
 Myrtle .... and comin' from
 me, that's a compliment."

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"Come on in, baby ....
 I want to whisper to
        you."

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"Not me, Big Boy! You
 sound better in the
        open."

34
"Wait for me on the
 corner, Myrtle. I want
   to talk to you."

35
"That kid's different
 from your kind ... and
 she's goin' to stay
      that way!"

36
"You'll get corns on
 your nose from buttin'
  into my business."

37
"I'm makin' your business
 my business .... till I find
 out who croaked that
        jeweler!"

38
"What's a nice girl like
 you hangin' around
 corners for .... with
       crooks?"

39
"You wouldn't be doin'
 this if your old man
      was alive."

40
"Just met Myrtle. She
 made me walk home
     with her."

41
"Won't you come in,
 Danny .... for a cup
      of tea."

42
"You wore more clothes
 when you were twelve
      years old!"

43
"You're too old-fashioned,
          Dan!"

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"Here I am sittin' and
 gabbin' like a dress-
 maker! I got to beat it!"

45
"Marty, you'd better
 stop hangin' 'round
 poolrooms and dance
 halls and get a job."

46
"That kid Marty kinda
 cramps your style with
  Myrtle, don't he?"

47
"I'll remove him all
       right!"

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"You're in bad company,
 Myrtle. I'm goin' to take
        you home."

49
"I brought her here,
 Coghlan .... and I'll
   take her home!"

50
"Shut up .... or I'll run you
      in for vagrancy!"

51
"Why don't you let her
 decide who she's goin'
      home with!"

52
"How'd you like to make
 some easy dough, Marty ...
 so's you could beat it
   away with Myrtle?"

53
"Myrtle, you're too nice
 a kid to carry on like 
          this."

54
"From now on you're
 through with dance
 halls .... and with
       Marty!"

55
"I love Marty and I'm
 going to marry him!"

56
"I've a mind to lay you
 over my knee and knock
 some brains into you!"

57
"It's gettin' to be a habit,
 Mrs. Sullivan ... me walkin'
     home with Myrtle."

58
"Has your friend got a
 friend for a friend?"

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[?]

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"Good evenin', Mr.
 Coghlan. Can I be
 doin' anythin' to
 comfortize your
      feet?"

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"Yes! Beat it!"

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"I'm havin' a little snack
 before retirin' .... some
 malicious corned beef
      and cabbage."

63
"Sure an' that's just
 what I need to make
 me tired feet feel
       better."

64
"Mr. Coghlan, you say
 such cute things ....
 just like me late
      husband."

65
"If you don't stop talkin'
 'bout that late husband ....
     you'll be late!"

66
For two days "Mile-Away
Skeeter" stayed quits with
Bessie ... and two days was
the time Coghlan figured
it takes to make a woman
  mad enough to talk.

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"I've been doin' a little 
 investigatin', Bessie ....
 and I feel sorry for you."

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"Mile-Away's given you
 the gate for little
 Myrtle Sullivan ....
 because she's younger
    and prettier."

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"Can that salve! What's
      your game?"

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"You gave him the
 best years of your 
   life, Bessie."

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"You were the prettiest
 kid in the neighborhood
 till you fell for Mile-Away."

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"I loved that guy!"

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"That's why I hate to
 see him make you
 the laughin' stock of
     everybody."

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"He's not goin' to give
 that Sullivan kid the
 same deal he gave me!"

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"He croaked that
    jeweler!"

76
"Be careful, Coghlan!
 They've got a bullet
 with your name on it!"

77
"If he starts anything ...
     burn him down!"

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"What's Marty doin'
       here?"

79
"He's workin' for me ...
  and doin' very well."

80
"You know my partner,
 Mr. Cunningham, don't
        you?"

81
"Send the wagon to
 the Angelus Funeral 
      Parlors."

82
"It's Bessie! And she
 was goin' to testify
 against Mile-Away!"

83
"And remember! It ain't 
 the furs I want you to
 get .... it's Marty!"

84
"-- and when you're
 burnin' Marty down,
 I'll be dancin' at The
 Shanghai .... a mile
         away!"

85
"Remember that fur
 you wanted, Honey?"

86
"Meet me at The Shanghai
 at eleven o'clock. I'll have
   a surprise for you."

87
"Reserved for Marty."

88
"One more load .... and
    you're finished."

89
"Did anyone ever tell
 you that robbery
 means twenty years
    in the pen?"

90
"There's only one way
 to drive any sense 
 into punks like you!"

91
"Now I'll show you what
 kind of pals you've got!"

92
"The kid's okay! He
 tipped me to the job!"

93
"Leave town! If this
 gang don't get you,
      I will!"

94
"I .... I'd like to see
 Myrtle before I go."

95
"If you try to see her
  I'll send you up!"

96
"Now tell us how Mile-
 Away bumped off that
 jeweler .... and there'll
   be no rough stuff."

97
"Now you and me are
 goin' to have a nice 
 quiet little talk!"

98
"He gave me the dope
 on Mile-Away. He was
 afraid I'd get rough
      with him."

99
"You're wastin' your time!
 I know my boy-friend!
    He'll be here!"

100
"They pinched the bunch,
 but Marty got away
      somehow!"

101
"He asked me to give
 a note to his girl."

102
"Marty wants to see
 you .... up in the private
      dining room."

103
"Don't be sore at me,
     Sweetheart."

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"I'm on the level with
 you .... honest I am."

105
"Don't get nervous!
 I wouldn't hurt you
   for anything."

106
"Open that door .... or
 I'll drill through it!"

107
"They told me Marty
      was here."

108
"Forget Marty! He's 
 left town for good!"

109
"Stop cryin' before the
 powder on your face
  gets all sticky."

110
"You croaked a cop
 when you shot through
     that door!"

111
"Not me! I was a
   mile away!"

112
"Well .... that Sullivan kid
 was there with whoever
 did the shootin' .... and
     she'll testify!"

113
"Gimme your rod! Miss
 Sullivan ain't gonna do
    no testifyin'!"

114
"Where's Mile-Away?"

115
"Nix! Do you want me
 to look like a Lizzie?"

116
"I think we've got
 Mile-Away's hide-
   out spotted."

117
"Don't take any chances.
 Dan. Please be careful,
      won't you?"

118
"I guess you'll be
 glad when you
 can go home
    again."

119
"It's goin' to be terrible
 lonesome here after
  you've gone, Myrtle."

120
"I'm goin' to miss you
   a lot, too, Dan."

121
"Myrtle, I don't want
 you to ever go away
       from me."

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"I love you, Myrtle ....
     can't you see?"

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"You've been more wonderful
 to me than anybody I've
       ever known."

124
"Would you .... marry
   me .... Myrtle?"

125
"I'll never stop lovin'
      you, honey."

126
"The minute I get
 Mile-Away .... we'll
   get married!"

127
"Can I kiss you again?"

128
"I've a surprise for you,
 Minnie! We're goin' to
      be married!"

129
"Myrtle just now said
      she would!"

130
"Keep on your toes, boys!
 You're protectin' the
 future Mrs. Daniel
  Aloysius Coghlan!"

131
"Where you been, 
     Marty?"

132
"I'm workin' over in 
 Newark ... and I like
         it."

133
"Dan Coghlan sure set me
 straight. He's been a real
    friend, all right."

134
"Say, Marty .... wasn't
 Myrtle Sullivan your 
         girl?"

135
"Was? She still is."

136
"I hate to dish dirt ....
 but she's livin' with
 this real friend of
        yours."

137
"Don't take my word. Go
   see for yourself."

138
"You're just in time,
 Dan! Looks like
 they're gettin' set
  for a get-away!"

139
"Phone the Chief to send
 the flyin' squadron
        quick!"

140
"Hand me some tear
      bombs!"

141
"Drop your rods and
   scramble down!"

142
"What a fine double-
 crosser you turned
     out to be!"

143
"It's all over town
 about you livin'
 here with Coghlan!"

144
"That ain't so, Marty!
 Dan only brought me
 here to protect me
   from Skeeter!"

145
"It's the truth, Marty ...
    it's the truth!"

146
"You do believe me,
 dear - don't you?"

147
"I've landed a job,
 Myrtle. We can
 get married right
   away! Today!"

148
"No, Marty .... we can't!
 I promised to marry
          Dan!"

149
"You can't marry him!
  It's me you love!"

150
"It is me .... isn't it?"

151
"What are you
  back for?"

152
"I came to ask Myrtle
    to marry me."

153
"What did she say?"

154
"What did she say?"

155
"She said she loves ....
          you."

156
"Thanks for settin' me
 straight, Dan. I'm
 workin' in Newark.
 I'm goin' back there."

157
"If you ever make her 
 unhappy I'll break your
  neck .... understand?"

158
"You didn't think I really
 wanted to marry a baby
   like you, did you?"

159
"You've got just half an
 hour before the marriage
  license bureau closes."

160
"You've such a soothin'
 way, Danny .... just like
    me late husband."



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