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INT.NY SALOON & EATERY - DAY Last edited by JosephPravda, on 02/05/2010. 0 comments. More scene info.

INT. NY SALOON & EATERY — DAY

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The two gang members have just left the older man’s brother’s wake; the surviving brother is drunk but somehow steady; the young companion is almost sober as his Army doctor friend has advised of a bad liver. There is a ‘Free Lunch’ sign in the window.

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BARKEEP

Can’t serve ya no more; woy don’t cha have some lunch?

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GABRIEL

Goddam piss poor when a gent can’t get a drink, what wid his only brudder jus laid in de groun........

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THOMAS

Gabe, lissen ta me, won’t ya---

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Oy loved im too, ya know; look, some fella sent word ta me, at the wake, he’s wantin ta have a word with ya.......

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GABRIEL

Who, an, what fer, don’t he know um grievin?!

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THOMAS

Sez he’s got sum information......

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GABRIEL

What is he, some bleedin newsprint dandy?!

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THOMAS

Will ya lissen: it’s bout yer brudder!

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GABRIEL

Gonna write sum infernal lies bout him, and the boys.........lemme at him!

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THOMAS

You done?! He’s not a damned scribbler, Gabe; he’s a gent what runs the open air brothel over on 10th Avenue, so he won’t go to no copper, see, can’t----sez he knows..things......

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THOMAS (CONT'D)

He’s not here---can’t be, he’s a........colored.....

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GABRIEL

An.......Orangeman, from de ole country?!

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THOMAS

Good bit darker.....an nuthin ta do with no religious war.

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Here Thomas nods in the direction of an old Negro man sweeping, head down, bent noticeably.

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GABRIEL

Then where’s he at, this African, and how be it that kind knows anything?

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THOMAS

They got eyes, an ears, don’t they?! C’mon, he’s waitin, down the street.

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They saunter down the street to an alleyway, nodding to fellow gang members plying their pickpocket trade along the way.

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GABRIEL

That him?

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THOMAS

Yeah.....lemme talk, will ya.......

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They approach a dandied up black pimp.

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THOMAS (cont’d)

Mr. Calendar, this is the man I told you bout-----let’s hear what ya gotta say, then.

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MR. CALENDAR

Gentlemen, this is no place for me........(cut off)

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GABRIEL

Ya got dat right, boyo!

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MR. CALENDAR

My good sir, I pay your....organization handsomely for my ladies to walk these streets.....

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THOMAS

Well, then, where’s better?

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MR. CALENDAR

Why, in my office----

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(motions to door)

Part of my dues, don’t ya know.

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There is a pregnant pause, during which they size up each other’s faces.

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MR. CALENDAR (cont’d)

Now, what shall we talk about?

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GABRIEL

What you got ta say, say.

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Thomas grabs hold of Gabe’s gun hand.

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THOMAS

He’s mournin here, so, let’s just........

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MR. CALENDAR

Yes, my sincere condolences---that is only a manner of speaking, where I come from........my telling concerns the departed----and his possible killers. A white gal, in my employ, she knew him........regularly......(smiles)There was talk, of a baby child, donn’t ya know; now, she seemed ta think it was his, yer brudder’s, this chile.......

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THOMAS

White girl? Where is she, did you get this from her?!

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MR. CALENDAR

Heavens no---bad for business if one of my......womens should be with chile; no, she would never have tole me, no---it come to me from another Johnny what’s doin the deed with her, also regular like, mebe too much so, cause she starts in ta bleedin heavy and tweren’t no curse time, neither, no sir, not rag time---I keeps real good track a dat........

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THOMAS

I asked ya...where she was........

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MR. CALENDAR

Heard tell she gone out West, somewhere, California, I’m bettin, got a sister or brudder out dere, San Francisco.

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GABRIEL

How much!!!(stands)

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MR. CALENDAR

Less jus call dis here a favah ta the Boys----ain’t dat what you call yourselves, mongst yerselves? I maybe could get you an address, even....her fren, she got a letter, I kepp.

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GABRIEL

Who got what?!

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MR. CALENDAR

Another gal, dat’s all.

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GABRIEL

(to Thomas)I’ve heard enough from this niggah---I wanna talk to this other white whore, meself.

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MR. CALENDAR

Suh, that I am black is not a choice; that de truth may also be dark has jus as little to do with its messenger.

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GABRIEL

Look, you, oy doan give a shite who ya are----tell me, jus how kin a whore get herself raped!?

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MR. CALENDAR

I should think.....very much against her will.......

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THOMAS

This thinkin train’s a gettin off track, here---let’s jus say we wanna talk ta this fren, with the letter.

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MR. CALENDAR

Now, that will cost ya, gents, gotta pay high taxes ta yer partners, you understand, the ringmasters a this here Satan’s Circus........

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THOMAS

That cover it?

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MR. CALENDAR

Why, yes--------twenty dollar gold piece’ll get ya quite a nice.....piece; just don’t be tellin anyone all you did was talk: bad for her good bad name!

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This breaks the ice, all laugh, Gabe slowly.

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MR. CALENDAR (cont’d)

Please come tomorrow, she’ll be here......

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(looks at gold watch)

At noon, then, high noon.

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Do not forsake me.......

(to Thomas)Let’s go.

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MR. CALENDAR

Until tomorrow gents, you may depend upon my......way of dealing with such matters as these. Yessir, Calendar is as dependable as the one you hangs on yer walls.

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