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This is your first scene. Last edited by ToriaSky, on 01/26/2012. 0 comments. More scene info.

int. Living Room - night

HELEN (22), an attractive and stylish young woman sits at a grand piano, tinkering with the keys. Helen glances at sheet music of Loius Armstrong's "Heebie Jeebies." FATHER (46), sits nearby reading a newspaper. SIZZLING pan noises come from the kitchen where MOTHER (43) is cooking.

MOther (O.s.)

(annoyed) What are you doing?

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Helen ignores Mother and continues to practice jazz on the piano.

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MOther

Darling, if you're not going to help me fix supper, go upstairs and fix your hair. It looks hideous and you don't want dear John seeing you like that.

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Helen continues to play and does not look up from the piano.

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HELEN

I think my hair looks fine, and honestly, I'd rather practice.

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Mother pulls Helen's head toward her and gives her a dark stare.

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mother

This is your future we're talking about. And for God's sake, stop playing that jazz music. Now go upstairs and get all dolled up. The Carltons should be over any minute. Go on, now.

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Helen slowly gets up and mopes out of the living room and up the stairs.

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Int. helen's room - night

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Helen heads to the radio and turns on a jazz channel. The radio blasts "The Charleston" and she dances to the music. About halfway through the song, Helen rushes to her vanity to put on her hair pins. She does her hair in a wavy bob. Just as she throws on the rest of her pearls, the doorbell RINGS. Helen runs out the door and down the stairs.

Int. foyer - night

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Mother and Father open the door, welcoming JOHN, MRS. CARLETON, and MR. CARLETON. The five exchange greetings.

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ALL

Good evening! (etc.)

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Mother

(to Mrs. Carleton) It's so nice to see you again.

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Mother leads the group into the dining room which is impressively prepared with decorative plates and silver utensils. All take their seats, except for Mother, who runs into the kitchen.

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John

Hello, Helen.

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Helen

(shyly)Good evening, John.

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john

(charming) How are you?

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helen

Good, good.

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Helen looks around the room for an excuse to flee the room. She heads toward the kitchen.

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Helen (CONT'D)

Mother, don't you need any help with dinner?

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mother

No, darling.

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The maid walks out of the kitchen carrying pans filled with meats and vegetables. Mother and Mrs. Carlton follow. Helen sits back down. John smiles at her. The fathers continue their conversation and John listens intently.

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Mr. Carleton

Inside sources tell me that they're stopping production of the Model T soon.

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Father

Interesting. What is the next thing to come?

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Mr. Carleton

Whatever it is--

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Mrs. Carleton

(interrupting) Herald, please. We have plenty of automobiles and no space for any more.

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Mr. Carleton

It's not that. This is America's best-selling automobile. With the discontinuation, just imagine what will happen to the shareholders if another, inexpensive, mass-produced vehicle doesn't come along quickly!

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Father sighs. The rest of the table chews on their food.

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John

Father, do you think anything is going to happen to us?

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Mr. Carleton

Why, no, my boy! We have stock in plenty of other places. Plus, we seem to be doing just fine.

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Mr. Carleton winks at the camera.

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Father

Watch the price of oil as well. You never know what's going to happen.

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Helen

Mr. Carleton, how is your new yacht?

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Mr. Carleton

It sure is the cat's pajamas, Helen. Maybe John will take you for a ride on it someday.

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john

Certainly. It's docked in the city, so maybe sometime when we're both down there.

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Mother nudges Helen.

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mother

What a great opportunity. You would be lucky to get on that boat with him.

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Helen ignores her and the dinner conversation continues.

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John

Mrs. Goodchild, this salad was delicious!

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mother

Aw, thank you, John. It's the hot new thing--Caesar Salad.

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Mrs. Carleton

Oh yes, I read about that too in the women's magazine. It's definitely catching on!

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Mother checks to see that people have finished eating.

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mother

Helen, won't you help Ms. O'Connor clean up?

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Helen obeys and cleans off the table with the maid. She makes disgusted faces as she carries the dishes to the kitchen. The mothers head into the kitchen.

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int. kitchen - night

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MOther

(to Mrs. Carleton) Gosh, John is such a sweet boy!

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Helen

He really is.

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Helen's face lights up.

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mother

He is really such a gentleman.

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Mother and Mrs. Carleton emerge out of the kitchen with Helen behind.

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Mrs. Carleton

Ok, sweetie, it's time to get going.

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Mr. Carleton gets up out of his chair. John and Father follow.

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Mr. Carleton

(to Father) There you have it.

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Mr. Carleton shakes Father's hand.

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Father

Thank you, Bob. I'm glad we could make a deal.

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Mother

Thank you three for coming. We really enjoyed your company.

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Mrs. Carleton

And thank you for having us.

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Mr. Carleton

Yes, and we hope to see you tomorrow night at the Johnsons.

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father

You know we'll be there.

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Mr. Carleton

Great. Well goodnight, Helen.

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HELEN

Goodnight. Goodnight all.

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The four parents hugs goodnight and John moves over toward Helen and gives her a kiss on the cheek. Helen embarrassedly smiles and shies away.

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john

Goodnight, Helen.

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She looks at him, smiling.

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Helen

Goodnight.

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The Carletons walk out the door and Helen watches John leave. Once the door shuts, she mopes out of the doorway.

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int. living room - night

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Father sits on the couch and reads a newspaper. Helen mopes in and flops down on a chair. Helen SIGHS.

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father

What's wrong, dear?

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Father does not look up from his newspaper.

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Helen (CONT'D)

Nothing really.

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Father

Hm.

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Helen

You know, I heard they're stopping production of the Model T.

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Father

Now did you?

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Father still does not look up from his newspaper.

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helen

I read it in yesterday's New York Times and I found it rather interesting when you and Mr. Carleton discussed it during supper.

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Father

Helen, you really should be spending your time in more useful ways. Have you finished your laundry yet, I mean, started?

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Helen

But Mommy always likes doing the laundry.

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Father

No, it's her job. And it'll soon be yours too. Now would you please? Oh, and while you're at it, would you wash my dress socks? They're smelling a little smelly.

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helen

Sorry Dad, I'll do it.

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Helen rises out of her chair and begins to walk away.

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Father

Helen, come here.

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She looks back and heads back to the chair.

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Helen

Yes?

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Father

What do you think of John?

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Helen

What do you mean?

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father

You know, what do you think of him?

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Helen

He's a nice boy. Smart, sweet, stylish.

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Father

Good. You should get to know him better. You're at the prime marrying age and John is not a shabby boy.

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Helen

Daddy!

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Father

Your mother and I agree that it would be in your best interest if you and John were to get married.

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Helen stares off into space.

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Helen

Well, he is very handsome.

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They both sit in silence. Dish washing NOISES come from the kitchen.

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They both sit in silence. Dish washing NOISES come from the kitchen. The doorbell RINGS. Helen gets up and looks back at her father. He has no reaction. Then she heads toward the door.

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Helen (CONT'D)

I should be back around 11.

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father

No. 10.

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Helen

10:30?

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father

No. 10.

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helen

Ok, Daddy. Goodnight.

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Helen grabs her coat and meets CHASTITY at the front door. She leaves and the door SLAMS behind her.

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int. living room - night

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Mother walks in from the kitchen and joins Father on the couch, who is reading the newspaper.

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father

I'd say that went pretty well.

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mother

Did Helen just go off to another one of those parties at Chastity's?

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father

I suppose so.

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There is a moment of silence as Mother looks around the room.

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mother

Did you talk to her about John?

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Father takes the newspaper away from his face.

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father

Uh, yes.

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mother

You did? What did she say?

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father

I don't know.

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mother

Well, you asked her, didn't you?

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Father

Of course I did. Martha, you know how important this marriage is to our family--to us.

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mother

Yes, I do.

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father

We've lost almost everything.

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Father buries his head in his hands.

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Father (cont'd)

We need this, Martha. The money's gone. It's not coming back.

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Father angrily stands up and faces the wall. Small tears run down Mother's cheek and she pushes them away.

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Father

It's not coming back!

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Father sits down and puts his arm around Mother.

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mother

They will get married, right?

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father

I'm positive. It's the perfect time for her to look for a husband and John is a perfect man.

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Father brings Mother's face up and smiles.

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father (CONT'D)

Did you see how he looked at her tonight?

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Mother's face brightens and she takes a deep breath.

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Father (cont'd) (CONT'D)

Helen is at the right age to get married. We can't have her living in our house forever. She needs a respectable man like John. It will all work out.

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They both stand up and turn on the radio to jazz. They dance.

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ext. backyard party - night

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Helen and Chastity enter into the crowd of people dancing, drinking, and talking. A live band is playing jazz by the dance floor and people are gathered at the bar. Strung lights fill the air and waiters walk around serving appetizers. Chastity greets people as she and Helen arrive and Helen walks along with her.

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Chastity

(to young man) Hey, baby.

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Chastity winks at a young man passing by. Helen eyes them all and stays close by Chastity.

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Chastity (CONT'D)

(to Helen) Loosen up. You come to these things all time--what's wrong?

helen

I don't know. Just a little out there right now.

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Chastity leads them over to the bar.

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Chastity

We have to get you a drink.

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helen

Chastity, you know I won't drink that. It smells disgusting, I don't know where it comes from, and it's against the law and my parents would kill me.

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Chastity

Gosh, loosen up! Oh, Betty and Frances are up from New York.

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Chastity orders a Mint Julep from the bar and takes a sip.

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helen

Are they here? I haven't seen them in months!

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From in the distance, BETTY (22) and FRANCES (22) run toward Helen and Chastity, crawling over people to get to their friends faster.

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frances

Chastity! Helen!

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Betty

Helen! Chastity!

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Betty and Frances reach Helen and Chastity and give them big hugs. The four friends stand around the bar.

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Chastity

It's so nice to see you!

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Helen

It sure is! How's the city? Your new jobs?

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Betty

Just swell! It's great being a working girl. Gosh, it's great!

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Frances

But we can tell you about that later. Let's go dance!

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Frances grabs Helen and Chastity and drags them to the dance floor. Betty follows closely behind. They stand by the stage where a live jazz band plays. They start dancing right away. The Charleston comes on and everyone participates in the dance.

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frances (CONT'D)

Wow, you still know how to party up here.

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Chastity

Ha of course we do! It's 1927. What do you think we do? Sit around the house all day?

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They all laugh.

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betty

Chas, I heard you finally got a job!

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Chastity

Yes I did! I am the new, and beautiful, secretary for Mr. Trenton.

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The girls OOH.

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chastity (CONT'd)

Yeah, he's the bee's knees. And I'm making good money!

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frances

Oh I bet! I love being a saleslady, usually. It's nice seeing my friends at work every morning. I'm not too fond of the customers though.

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Chastity

Oh.

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frances

Well Helen, what about you? Have you found yourself a a job yet?

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Helen

Oh no. My parents would rather I stay at home. Mother is training me to run a house all on my own. I actually handle everyone's laundry in the house.

Frances and Betty exchange looks and Chastity smiles perplexedly.

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Frances

Oh, well that's nice.

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betty

Have you ever thought of getting a job?

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helen

Well, I don't know. I don't think much about it.

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betty

(suspiciously) Ok.

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frances

If you ever are looking for something though, there are always openings at Macy's, so please let me know.

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Instead of focusing her attention on the friends, Helen is eyeing John in the crowd.

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helen

Thanks, girls.

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Betty

What are you looking at?

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Chastity turns around to see what it is.

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Chastity

Oo Helen, it's that darb, John. Someone's got a crush? I'll tell you, I approve. That boy has got it. Mmm.

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Frances

(gasp) You have a thing for John? Gosh, I used to like him a couple years back. That boy has definitely got it.

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betty

We're going back to New York tomorrow with him. I'll talk to him for you!

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helen

Um.

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frances

Oh ya, that'd be tons of fun.

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Helen

Girls, I don't even know if I like him.

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betty

He's a cutie. We'll talk to him.

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Before Helen has a chance to answer, My Blue Heaven comes on and the girls drag her onto the dance floor to dance. Halfway through the song, Helen wanders over to where the piano player is playing and listens. The friends keep dancing. When the song ends, Helen looks up at the PIANO MAN on stage.

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helen

Hi there. You've been doing a wonderful job. I absolutely love jazz--I play piano too.

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Piano Man

You don't play this kind of piano.

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Helen

Oh, I'm trying! You look like you're having so much fun.

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piano man

Why else would I play if I weren't having any fun?

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helen

You know, I'd really like to learn jazz.

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piano man

Ma'am, I'm sorry, but we're just about to start our next number. Thanks for your appreciation.

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The piano man turns away from Helen and starts playing his piano again. Helen looks away disappointedly, seeing John coming toward her from the crowd.

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john

Hello, Helen.

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helen

Hello, John.

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john

(confidently) May I have this dance?

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Helen smiles and gives him her hand. They dance around to the jazz. The friends are on the other side of the dance floor, spying.

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chastity

Oh ya, she's got him!

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frances

I knew she liked him.

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The girls giggle.

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Helen and John gracefully dance near all the other couples and try to make small talk.

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john

I really enjoyed dinner tonight.

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helen

Oh, me too.

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john

Maybe we can do it again sometime? I mean, maybe without the parents.

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Helen is flustered.

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helen

Uh, ha ha.

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Helen looks down in order to avoid eye contact.

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John

Oh gosh, I'm sorry. Maybe that was a bit too soon.

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helen

Don't worry. It's adorable.

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They dance some more and John accidentally steps on Helen's foot. She YELPS, but it's just a minor step.

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john

Ah, I am so sorry!

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John holds Helen up and walks her off the dance floor. He sits her down at a close table.

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helen

It's ok. It's ok.

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john

I'm so sorry. I'm not the best dancer sometimes.

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helen

Neither am I.

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They share a moment of meaningful eye contact.

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john

Hey, what do you say we take a little stroll by the park?

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helen

That sounds wonderful to me.

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As Helen and John get up, the friends are still spying from across the party. Helen looks back at them as John leads her to the park and they cheer her on. They walk off into the darkness.

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ext. park - night

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Helen and John stroll down a moonlit path. They pass a few couples looking out over the pond but keep walking.

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john

It sure is a beautiful night.

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helen

It sure is.

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john

Almost as beautiful as you.

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Helen giggles. They stop by the edge of the pond and look out at the moon's reflection on the water. They exchange meaningful eye contact.

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helen

Don't you think we should get going? The girls are probably wondering where I am.

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john

Yes, but first...

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John leans toward Helen and kisses her. She breaks away, surprised, but then smiles genuinely.

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john (CONT'D)

Alright, let's go.

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They walk into the darkness back to the party. We hear the band in the background playing "3 O'clock in the Morning," signifying the party is about to end.

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ext. party - night

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Helen and John show up back at the party and sit down at a near table. Chastity, Frances and Betty spot them and come over.

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Chastity

(suggestively) Hello sheik and sheba.

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Helen looks at her surprised.

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betty

God that was a good party.

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john

You can say that again.

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The last song of the night ends. There is a little applause from the crowd.

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helen

Oh no. I need to go. My parents expect me home by midnight.

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Helen grabs her purse and quickly hugs the girls goodbye. She runs out of the party.

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john

Helen!

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She keeps speedily walking out of the party in a hurry. John stands up and yells after her. She is gone before he has a chance to tell her anything.

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ext. helen's front door - night

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Helen rushes up to her front door and lets herself in.

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INt. helen's foyer - night

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Helen shuts the door behind her and leans back, exhausted. All the lights are off in the house. She looks at the clock. 12:01. She quietly puts her coat away and tiptoes through the living room and shuts the door.

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int. train - day

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John, Betty and Frances take their seats on a morning commuter train. Conductors roam the aisles collecting tickets and other passengers chat quietly and read newspapers. Betty opens her crossword puzzle.

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betty

A name for a private investigator? Four letters.

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The other two think.

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frances

Dick!

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Betty writes on her crossword.

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betty

Thanks. How about another name for a complaint. Four letters.

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Frances

Dumb!

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betty

You're dumb! The third letter has to be an "E".

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JOhn

Beef!

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Betty scribbles on her crossword.

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betty

Yes! I think that's it!

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John leans back, staring off into space.

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John

Good party last night.

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frances

They don't party like that in New York.

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Betty

So much space! And just the booze essentials?

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frances

Yes, but it was great seeing Helen and Chastity. Don't worry, Betty, there's plenty to drink in the city and we're almost there.

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John is still looking off into space.

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Frances (CONT'd)

I've got work tomorrow. John, you should come visit me at Macy's.

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John snaps out of his day dream.

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john

Oh, ya. I do need to get a suit. I'd love to see you at Macy's with all those flapper working girls. Ha.

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frances

What?

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John

It's just that I always feel bad for those working girls I see in stores. Can't they find a husband?

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Betty puts her crossword away.

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betty

Easily! But girls don't always have to get married so young. This is 1927, of course.

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john

I know. It's everywhere. But I just want a nice, traditional girl to come home to everyday. Someone who will be waiting there for me. I'll have to move out of my parents house soon and I want a girl to live with me. I can picture it now: I'll come home from work, kiss her, and make her day.

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Betty and Frances exchange looks of disgust.

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frances

You go for it then.

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john

Do you think Helen likes me?

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Frances sighs.

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frances

Oh Johny. Didn't you take a walk in the park with her?

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john

I believe so.

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frances

Helen's not one to do that. She must like you.

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betty

Oh yes, she must.

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John's face lights up.

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John

Do you really think so?

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frances

We sure do.

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John

Well that's just swell! You know, I think I'm going to ask her to marry me.

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Frances

Um, ok sweetie. Go for it.

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John

Do you think she'd like living in the city?

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The girls look puzzled.

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john (CONT'D)

Oh I didn't tell you? I just got a promotion at my publishing company and they're moving me to New York.

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betty

Oh really?

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frances

She's been down here a few times. I'm pretty sure she loved it. Ya, she should be ok.

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john

Great! I better go pick out a nice suit Helen will like.

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betty

Macy's!

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john

I'll make sure of it.

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The train comes to a stop, and it is time for the three to get off. They gather their things and get up.

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frances

Alright John, it was nice seeing you again. Have fun shopping in the city today, and we'll see you next time we're up there or you're down here.

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john

Alright Frances.

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betty

And good luck with Helen!

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John

Ha, thanks. Bye now.

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The two girls shout their goodbyes as they all exit the train and head in separate directions.

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Int. Helen's dining Room - day

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Helen joins her parents at the table where they are eating breakfast. Father is reading the newspaper while drinking orange juice and Mother is nibbling on her food.

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father

Looks like they're sending crews down to help the Great Mississippi flood refugees.

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mother

Good thing. I wish we could send money. What an unfortunate thing.

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Helen picks at the breakfast on her plate, looking worried about the refugees.

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helen

Why can't we send money? We always send money to things like this.

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mother

(changes her tone to cheery) Honey, I was talking to Mrs. Carlton last night after dinner. She told me John is thinking about marrying you!

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Mother jumps for joy when telling Helen. Helen stops mid-chew and stares at her. She gulps down the chewed food.

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helen

What?!

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father

You're surprised? You've known each other forever. He was bound to do it sooner or later. He's such a nice boy, wouldn't you agree?

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helen

Yes, very nice, but I really don't think I'm ready for this.

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Mother leans over and takes Helen's hand.

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mother

Now sweetie, you /are/ getting older. I don't know how much you've thought about it, but you're going to have to get married eventually.

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Mother sits back in her chair and Father looks at Helen interestedly.

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mother (CONT'D)

John is a perfect boy and you're at the perfect age to marry.

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Helen thinks for a moment.

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helen

I do like him a lot, but I just don't know if I'm ready to get married. There's so much I haven't done, like skydiving, or eating crocodile.

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father

You know, I married your mother when she was 22.

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Mother nods.

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mother

A girl's got to get married!

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Helen holds her silence.

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father

It would be good for you. Plus, like your mother said, he's perfect and you might not come across that again. You really should marry him.

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helen

Daddy.

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Both parents stare at Helen.

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father

Helen. It's the right thing to do. For you, and your mother and I.

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mother

It is very important to us. I would love to see you marry off into such as nice family as the Carltons.

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helen

Uh--

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father

Please. This is one of the best opportunities a young girl could have. It'd be best to take it.

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mother

So many girls would love to marry a boy as handsome and rich as John.

helen

I, I--

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mother

You won't regret it. Trust me.

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Helen looks down at her plate and pushes her food around.

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helen

Yes, mother. Well I have to go get ready for my piano lesson.

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Helen gets up from the table and runs upstairs.

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Mother

Do you think she'll say yes?

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father

The boy's already bought the ring. She'll have to. We need her to, or else this family will be ruined.

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mother

Don't say that-

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father

You know it's true. Helen needs his money since we have nothing to give her anymore.

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mother

I know.

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They start to eat their breakfast again.

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int. living room - day

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Helen comes in through the front door and hangs up her coat. She walks into the living room and looks perplexed when she sees John sitting on the couch. Mother and father can be seen hiding behind a doorway, but Helen doesn't notice. John stands up and turns to Helen as she walks over to see him.

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john

Hello, Helen.

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helen

Hello, John. Um, how are you?

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john

Great!

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John nervously picks at his clothes.

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john (cont'd)

I was wondering, would you like to go out to dinner with me tonight?

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A BUMP comes from the doorway. Helen looks over that way, but does not see the parents. John continues to look at Helen as if he has heard nothing.

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helen

I'll have to ask my parents--

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john

I already talked to them. They said yes.

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helen

Well, I really should practice my piano. I have another lesson tomorrow that I'm not prepared for.

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Mother and father pop out from the doorway and interject into the conversation.

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mother

Go ahead! I'll cancel your lesson for tomorrow.

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helen

But Mr. DePalma insists on seeing me tomorrow.

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father

Don't worry. Your mother and I will take care of it. Now get going.

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Father pushes Helen toward the front door and John follows.

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john

I've got my dad's new Rolls Royce. He gave it to me when I got my promotion.

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mother

Wow!

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father

That's a nice car!

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Helen smiles. They head out the door and mother and father wave goodbye.

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int. restaurant - night

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Helen and John sit in a romantic restaurant. The lights are dim, white table cloths on the tables, and a small string group plays in the background. The two eat their entrees.

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john

My new promotion as head PR representative is moving me to the city.

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helen

Mm. That's nice. I love New York.

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Helen takes a sip of her water.

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john

Mm. It's a lovely place.

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John nervously looks around the room.

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john (cont'd)

My parents are always talking about how I don't really need to have a job--I can just live off of their money forever. But I've always wanted to move away, get married, and have my own family.

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helen

That's lovely.

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john

Have you ever considered starting a family?

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Helen chokes on her food.

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helen

I suppose I have. I think it would be a nice thing to do. Daddy says I'll have to /eventually/.

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john

Helen, I am very fond of you.

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She puts her fork down and looks about nervously. John gets down on one knee and whips out a box with a ring in it.

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john (cont'd)

Will you marry me?

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Helen GASPS. Waiters and diners stop what they're doing to watch.

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helen

Um, well, uh, John, can I have a moment?

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Helen turns away and walks to a corner of the restaurant. The waiters and diners are shocked. John comes running after her.

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john

Oh, Helen, I--I'm so sorry. I didn't mean to--

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helen

I really like you a lot, I do.

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john

Then why can't eventually be now?

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The waiters and diners start to cheer her on.

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crowd

Say yes, say yes, say yes...

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helen

(whispers) This is a woman's greatest opportunity. (loudly) Yes! I'll marry you!

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John grabs Helen and spins her around in a hug. He puts the ring on her and shows the restaurant. They all applause. Scene fades out.

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