- Title: CF231
FEATURE FILM: USA, 1939, BW
CAROLE LOMBARD, JAMES STEWART, LOUISE BEAVERS, LUCILE WATSON
View of New York city street from above, people walking along. One man carrying a photograph of a woman, staring at it.
Man enters office and confetti falls on his head. Office full of people singing " Happy Bridegroom."
Shot of a line of doors, people peering out of them. Suddenly they all close the doors and go inside at the same time.
Signed photograph of glamorous woman in hat.
Shot of huge ocean liner, people boarding. Smiling man in uniform "All visitors ashore, please".
Couple in cabin. They hug. They lie down on the bed. Romantic scene. "Bon Voyage, darling". Man paces around cabin "There are some things a man just can't do!" View from shore as ship pulls out, crowds waving.
Woman puts makeup on at dressing table.
Woman tasting something in kitchen, in front of maid. She pulls a face. Adding salt to the saucepan.
Man and woman getting dressed.
Dinner table. "More wine?". Maid being rude. Man in kitchen with her "I want my twelve dollars now" she demands.
Woman walks into office.
Interior courtroom. Judge is asleep - suddenly wakes up and says "Gentlemen, we will retire for a verdict".
C/U sign MANHATTAN MATERNITY HOSPITAL. Man asleep in bed, lamp and alarm clock next to him. He suddenly wakes, looks at clock and jumps out of bed.
C/U on baby. Man looks at it and faints.
Traffic jam. Policeman on horseback smiles down into car at baby. Yells at other drivers "You want to wake that baby?" Interior car. C/U on babies face. Parents crooning over baby, saying how beautiful he is. Good shot, baby holding man's finger.
Baby being bathed, changed, given bottle.
Maid saying "You can have as many babies as you like. You can get somebody else to wash the diapers".
Looking at baby, man says "He's smiling at me!" Other woman says "That's gas".
C/U Invitation 10TH REUNION,CLASS OF '28. Woman asleep on sofa. She wakes and kisses man. Says angrily "Stop that! Don't say those things". Opening fridge. They argue in kitchen.
C/U baby sleeping. Argument continues.
C/U woman sleeping, wakes to find man missing in the bed. Man at desk.
Baby in cot. Man and woman arguing "Well if you know what time it is, why did you ask me what time it is…"
Woman and man hug and kiss. Various C/Us of final demands, bills with OVERDUE written on them.
Toddler crawling after toy dog. Black nanny ( Louise Beavers ) encouraging him.
Sign in lights; HAPPY NEW YEAR. Woman sneezes. Patting baby in cot. Woman goes into room and slams door. Man and woman argue about man's mother.
New Year’s Eve party scene in big hall.
C/U on drum roll. Couples kissing. Man and woman looking sad.
Sign ST FRANCIS HOSPITAL. Men talk in office. Various people on the telephone.
Man on telephone "What do you think this is, a suicide club?"
Plane taking off in blizzard. Woman crying and being comforted. Aerial shot of
mountains and blizzard, pilot in plane, C/U altimeter. Plane and mountains.
Man on radio control (good shot). "Come in, Conway". C/U teleprinter; NO TRACE OF PLANE…. Man on telephone "No, there's no use sending search parties out in this blizzard".
C/U baby in old-fashioned incubator. Woman crying with nun behind her. They go through doors with crosses on them, into chapel. Woman praying.
Aeroplane flying through clouds. Pilot looks at map. C/U compass. Smoke coming from plane. Pilot jumps out with parachute on.
C/U pilot's face and then hand. He tries to get up and is obviously in pain. A couple help him up the steps to their house. Man winds up old telephone.
C/U injection being prepared. Baby's arm being injected. C/U thermometer. Woman crying in the arms of man. Three men take shots of drink at a bar. A group of men look up from a table in amazement. C/U toddler's face. C/U man's face, saying "Say Daddy, say Daddy…".C/U two men saying "What?" in surprise.
- Keywords: LOVE, ROMANCE, FAMILY LIFE, BIRTH, BABY, DEBT, MONEY, WEDDING, HOSPITAL, MEDICAL, RELIGION
- Master Title:CF231