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NICE FAT DEPOSIT.

YOU'RE IN THE RIGHT BUSINESS, SALLY.

THANK YOU.

WELL, GOOD MORNING.

DEPOSIT.

ANOTHER NICE DEPOSIT.

YOU AND SALLY ARE IN THE RIGHT BUSINESS.

I'M IN A HURRY, PLEASE.

[INAUDIBLE]

[MYSTERIOUS MUSIC]

HI, KATE.

[KISSING SOUND]

[LAUGHTER]

HAVE YOU CLEANED UP THE HOUSE ACROSS THE WAY?

I HAVEN'T HAD TIME YET.

YOU SHOULD ALWAYS DO THAT ONE FIRST.

ANNE.

COME HERE. COME HERE!

YOU EVER SEE THAT KID OUT THERE BEFORE?

I THINK MAYBE HE WAS IN THE BAR LAST NIGHT.

SEND JOE IN.

JOE.

HA HA HA HA HA!

HELLO, PRETTY BOY.

YOU CALL ME, KATE?

YEAH. TAKE A LOOK OUT THE WINDOW.

THAT KID'S BEEN FOLLOWING ME

ALL THE WAY TO THE BANK AND BACK.

[CRASH]

COME HERE, YOU YOUNG SQUIRT, COME HERE.

YOU WANT ME?

WHAT'S THE IDEA OF THROWING THAT STONE, HUH?

ANY LAW AGAINST THROWING STONES?

OH, YOU'RE TOUGH, HUH?

COME HERE!

HA HA HA.

WHAT ARE YOU HANGING AROUND HERE FOR, ANYWAY, HUH?

WOULD SHE TALK TO ME?

KATE? WHAT FOR?

WHAT DO YOU WANT?

HUH?

JUST WANT TO TALK TO HER.

WHAT DO YOU WANT, YOU?

NOTHING.

YOU LIVE AROUND HERE?

HUH? IN MONTEREY?

SALINAS.

WHAT'S YOUR NAME?

YOU'RE NOT TALKING, HUH?

NOW LOOK, WHY ARE YOU FOLLOWING KATE AROUND?

WHAT'S THE IDEA, SQUIRT?

ANY LAW AGAINST FOLLOWING AROUND THE T-TOWN...

M-MADAM. WHATEVER YOU CALL HER.

I DON'T KNOW ABOUT LAWS, BUT SHE DON'T LIKE IT.

SHE OWNS THAT HOUSE, TOO?

YEAH, BUT DON'T YOU HANG AROUND THERE. YOU'RE TOO YOUNG.

HA HA HA.

NOW, COME ON. NOW, BEAT IT.

WELL, IS THAT HER REAL NAME?

HUH?

KATE. IS THAT HER REAL NAME?

SURE, AS FAR AS I KNOW. WHY?

WELL, WHAT'S HER LAST NAME?

NOBODY'S GOT ANY LAST NAME AROUND HERE, KID. WHY?

HUH?

WELL, YOU TELL HER... I HATE HER.

SHOULD HAVE GONE RIGHT ON IN THERE.

SHOULD HAVE GONE RIGHT ON IN THERE AND TALKED TO HER.

CAL WASN'T HOME ALL NIGHT. HE'S GONNA CATCH IT FROM DAD.

KNOW WHAT THE GIRLS IN CLASS CALL HIM?

NO, WHAT?

THE PROWLER.

I'LL TELL HIM THAT.

YOU BETTER NOT, ARON. PROMISE ME YOU WON'T.

WHY NOT?

PLEASE DON'T.

I DON'T WANT--

HI, CAL.

HI.

HELLO, CAL. EXCUSE ME FOR TALKING.

WE'RE GOING TO SEE THE ICEHOUSE DAD'S BUYING.

WANT TO COME WITH US?

WHAT ICEHOUSE?

THE ONE HE'S BUYING TO FREEZE THE VEGETABLES.

HE'S BEEN TALKING ABOUT IT EVERY NIGHT FOR THE LAST WEEK.

DAD GONNA BE THERE?

SURE. HE'S GONNA BUY IT.

WELL, I'LL SKIP IT.

YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE TO SEE HIM SOMETIME, CAL.

COME ON.

HEY, ARON?

YEAH?

WHY DON'T YOU ASK ME WHERE I'VE BEEN?

WOULD YOU TELL ME?

NO.

THEN WHAT'S THE USE OF MY ASKING?

DAD MAD AT ME?

YOU WERE OUT ALL NIGHT.

HE WAS WORRIED.

YEAH, I BET.

WELL, ARE YOU GOING TO COME OR NOT?

OKAY. I'LL SEE YOU AT SUPPER.

HE'S COMING.

HE'S COMING.

WELL, I GOT THE IDEA FROM AN ARTICLE I READ.

THEY DUG UP A MASTODON SOMEWHERE IN SIBERIA.

BEEN IN THE ICE FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS.

AND THE MEAT WAS STILL GOOD.

MASTODON?

WELL, WHAT DO YOU GOT TO SAY FOR YOURSELF?

THIS IS MY SON CAL.

WHEN YOU WERE HIS AGE, WILL,

I IMAGINE YOU THOUGHT IT ONLY RIGHT

TO LET YOUR FATHER KNOW BEFORE YOU STAYED OUT ALL NIGHT,

OR AT LEAST OFFER SOME KIND OF APOLOGY WHEN YOU DID COME HOME.

WELL, TIMES CHANGE.

WELL, AS I WAS SAYING,

A MASTODON IS A KIND OF ELEPHANT.

HASN'T LIVED ON EARTH FOR A LONG WHILE.

THE MEAT WAS STILL FRESH?

SWEET AS A PORK CHOP.

YOU'RE MORE EXCITED ABOUT THIS THAN YOU'VE BEEN IN A LONG TIME.

I SEEM TO BE, DON'T I?

SEE, WILL, I'VE BEEN IN A RUT OUT THERE IN THE RANCH.

16, 17 YEARS, I'VE KEPT OUT OF THINGS.

I KNOW.

BUT NOW I FEEL

IF I COULD ONLY DO SOMETHING, SOME LITTLE THING

BEFORE I DIE, SOME LITTLE THING FOR PROGRESS

OR FOR PEOPLE MAYBE, CALL IT ANYTHING YOU WANT

I MIGHT MAKE UP FOR ALL THE YEARS I'VE BEEN LYING FALLOW.

SO LATELY, I'VE BEEN READING ALL I CAN

ABOUT REFRIGERATION.

I CAN'T GET IT OUT OF MY HEAD

THAT YOU CAN KEEP ANYTHING GOOD

AS LONG AS YOU CAN GET IT COLD ENOUGH,

LIKE THAT MASTODON THERE.

GOOD AFTERNOON, ABRA.

GOOD AFTERNOON, MR. TRASK,

HELLO, MR. HAMILTON.

HELLO, SON.

NOW, MY SON... ARON, THAT IS,

THINKS I MAY HAVE A GOOD IDEA HERE.

DAD WRAPPED A HEAD OF LETTUCE IN WAX PAPER

AND KEPT IT IN OUR ICEBOX FOR 3 WEEKS, AND IT CAME OUT FRESH.

RIGHT, DAD?

QUITE RIGHT, SON.

IS IT ALRIGHT IF WE LOOK AROUND?

OF COURSE, ARON. IT BELONGS TO US NOW.

DO YOU KNOW WHERE THE BIGGEST MARKET

FOR VEGETABLES IS IN THE WINTER?

WHERE?

NEW YORK CITY.

AND THEY CAN'T RAISE THEM THERE.

BUT THE RAILROAD PROMISED ME THOSE FRUIT CARS.

DON'T YOU HAVE ANYTHING TO SAY TO ME, CAL?

YEAH.

IT'S ABOUT TIME. WELL?

WELL...

I READ IN A MONTEREY NEWSPAPER

THAT IF WE GET INTO THIS WAR,

WELL, THERE'S GOING TO BE SOME FORTUNES MADE.

BUT YOU'RE GOING TO MAKE THEM

IN BEANS AND CORN AND STUFF LIKE THAT.

YOU DON'T NEED ALL THIS ICE.

OH, YOU'RE PERFECTLY RIGHT. BEANS ARE UP TO 3 CENTS.

YOU WANT TO MAKE A PROFIT, YOU PLANT BEANS.

THEY KEEP, TOO, DON'T THEY?

I'M NOT PARTICULARLY INTERESTED IN MAKING A PROFIT, CAL.

LOOK HERE, WILL,

I'M NOT AN INVENTOR NOR A SCIENTIST,

BUT I KNOW I HAVE AN IDEA HERE.

I COME FROM A WHOLE FAMILY OF INVENTORS,

PEOPLE FULL OF IDEAS LIKE THIS ONE.

I'M THE ONLY ONE THAT DIDN'T HAVE AN IDEA,

AND I'M THE ONLY ONE THAT MADE A DIME.

YOU WANNA MAKE A PROFIT, YOU PLANT BEANS.

CAL, PUT OUT THAT CIGARETTE! THAT PLACE IS FULL OF SAWDUST.

COME ON, ADAM, HE'S JUST THOUGHTLESS.

THOUGHTLESS? HE'S INCONSIDERATE.

I'M AT MY ROPE'S END WITH THAT BOY.

I DON'T UNDERSTAND HIM. I NEVER HAVE.

ARON I'VE UNDERSTOOD SINCE HE WAS A CHILD.

HELP ME UP.

HE DOESN'T LIKE ANYBODY, DOES HE?

WHO, DAD?

NO, CAL.

OH.

IT'S DARK IN HERE, AND SPOOKY.

WHY IS HE SO ALONE ALL THE TIME?

HE WANTS TO BE.

NOBODY WANTS TO BE ALONE.

DAD'S MADE A WONDERFUL BUY. WE'LL FREEZE VEGETABLES.

IT'LL REALLY GIVE HIM SOMETHING TO LIVE FOR NOW.

WHAT'S THE MATTER, ABRA, DON'T YOU LIKE CAL?

OH, I...I GUESS I DON'T KNOW HIM VERY WELL.

I LOVE HIM.

NATURALLY.

HE'S YOUR BROTHER. HE'S SCARY.

SCARY?

HE LOOKS AT YOU... SORT OF LIKE AN ANIMAL.

I DON'T KNOW. HE SCARES ME.

ARON, WHEN ARE WE GOING TO GET MARRIED?

OH, JUST AS SOON AS I GET THROUGH WITH THAT DARNED SCHOOL.

I WISH IT WAS RIGHT NOW.

SO DO I.

DO YOU?

ABRA, ABRA, WHEN WE GET...

I LOVE YOU, ARON.

WHEN WE GET MARRIED, IT'S GOING TO BE PERFECT.

EVERYTHING ABOUT IT IS GOING TO BE PERFECT.

[HUMMING]

[HUMMING]

YOU'RE GOING TO MAKE A WONDERFUL MOTHER, ABRA.

I HOPE SO.

YOU ARE.

A PERFECT ONE.

YOU DON'T REMEMBER YOUR MOTHER AT ALL, DO YOU, ARON?

NO. SHE DIED RIGHT AFTER CAL AND I WERE BORN.

MUST BE HARD NEVER TO HAVE HAD A MOTHER.

[TAP TAP]

WHAT'S THAT?

WHAT'S HE DOING UP THERE?

CRAZY GUY.

HE'S WATCHING US.

NO, HE ISN'T.

YES, HE IS TOO. LET'S MOVE OVER HERE.

ARON?

ARON!

HE'S NOT WATCHING US.

I FEEL HE CAN STILL SEE US.

OH, ABRA...

ABRA.

I LOVE YOU, ARON.

REALLY I DO. REALLY.

SURE. I LOVE YOU, TOO.

CAL! STOP THAT, CAL!

WHAT ARE YOU DOING? STOP IT!

"BLESSED IS HE

"WHOSE TRANSGRESSION IS FORGIVEN,

"WHOSE SIN IS COVERED.

"BLESSED IS THE MAN

"UNTO WHOM THE LORD IMPUTETH NOT INIQUITY,

AND IN WHOSE SPIRIT THERE IS NO GUILE."

AND YOU ARE FORGIVEN, CAL.

I THINK THERE IS NO INIQUITY IN YOUR ACTIONS,

ONLY SOMETHING I DO NOT KNOW.

WHY DID YOU PUSH THAT ICE DOWN?

I DON'T KNOW.

WAS IT...

WAS IT VENGEANCE...

ANGER, FEAR THAT I WOULD PUNISH YOU

FOR NOT COMING HOME LAST NIGHT?

WHAT WAS IT?

I WANTED TO SEE IT SLIDE DOWN THE CHUTE.

PERHAPS YOU HAD BETTER READ FROM HERE ON.

I'LL READ IT, DAD.

NO, IT'S FOR CAL TO READ.

START AT THE FIFTH VERSE.

VERSE 5.

"I ACKNOWLEDGE MY SIN UNTO THEE, AND MY INIQUITY HAVE I NOT HID.

"I SAID I WILL CONFESS MY TRANSGRESSIONS UNTO THE LORD,

AND THOU FORGIVEST THE INIQUITY OF MY SINS. SELAH."

GO ON.

6.

AND I SUGGEST A LITTLE SLOWER, CAL,

AND YOU DON'T HAVE TO READ THE VERSE NUMBERS.

"FOR THIS SHALL EVERYONE THAT IS GODLY

"PRAY UNTO THEE.

"AND SURELY, IN THE FLOODS OF GREAT WATERS,

THEY SHALL NOT COME NIGH UNTO HIM. SELAH."

7.

NOT THE NUMBERS, CAL.

"THOU ART MY HIDING PLACE.

"THOU SHALT PRESERVE ME FROM TROUBLE.

"THOU SHALT COMPASS ME ABOUT WITH SONGS

OF DELIVERANCE. SELAH."

8!

YOU HAVE NO REPENTANCE! YOU'RE BAD.

THROUGH AND THROUGH. BAD.

EXCUSE ME. I'LL GO WAIT FOR ABRA.

YOU'RE RIGHT. I AM BAD. I KNEW THAT FOR A LONG TIME.

I DIDN'T MEAN THAT, CAL. I SPOKE IN ANGER.

WELL, IT'S TRUE. ARON'S THE GOOD ONE.

I GUESS THERE'S JUST A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF GOOD AND BAD

YOU GET FROM YOUR PARENTS, AND I JUST GOT THE BAD.

THAT'S NOT TRUE.

CAL, LISTEN TO ME.

YOU CAN MAKE OF YOURSELF ANYTHING YOU WANT.

IT'S UP TO YOU. A MAN HAS A CHOICE.

THAT'S WHERE HE'S DIFFERENT FROM AN ANIMAL.

YOU DON'T LISTEN.

YOU'LL NEVER REMEMBER.

MY MOTHER...

SHE'S NOT DEAD AND GONE TO HEAVEN...

IS SHE?

WHY DO YOU ASK THAT?

SHE'S NOT DEAD AT ALL.

SHE'S NOT BURIED IN THE EAST LIKE YOU SAID, EITHER.

SHE'S ALIVE.

WHAT MAKES YOU THINK SO?

I HEARD FROM A GUY.

WHO?

I DON'T KNOW HIS NAME. HE WAS JUST PASSING THROUGH.

HOW COME YOU TOLD ARON AND ME SHE DIED?

I THOUGHT IT WOULD SAVE YOU PAIN.

PAIN?

IF SHE...IF SHE WAS STILL ALIVE, WHERE DO YOU THINK SHE'D BE?

I HAVE NO IDEA. SHE...SHE WENT EAST.

HOW DO YOU KNOW?

WHEN SHE LEFT THE RANCH WE LIVED ON,

WHEN YOU AND ARON WERE BORN, I HEARD SHE WENT EAST.

WHAT WAS SHE LIKE? WAS SHE BAD?

I GUESS SHE...

I NEVER REALLY KNEW WHAT SHE WAS LIKE.

SHE WASN'T LIKE OTHER PEOPLE.

THERE WAS SOMETHING SHE SEEMED TO LACK.

KINDNESS, MAYBE. CONSCIENCE.

I NEVER KNEW WHAT SHE WAS AFTER.

HOW COME SHE LEFT YOU?

I NEVER KNEW THAT, EITHER.

SHE WAS SO FULL OF...HATE.

HATE FOR YOU?

FOR EVERYTHING.

YOU WON'T TELL ARON THAT SHE DIDN'T DIE?

NO.

MUST NOT DO ANYTHING TO HURT ARON.

[SIGHS]

HOW'D YOU GET THAT SCAR ON YOUR SHOULDER, FATHER?

I'VE TOLD YOU, CAL. IT'S AN OLD WOUND

I GOT IN THE INDIAN CAMPAIGNS.

WHY DO YOU ASK THAT NOW?

WHAT DID SHE LOOK LIKE? WAS SHE PRETTY?

SHE HAD THE MOST LOVELY HANDS,

LIKE IVORY.

SHE TOOK SUCH GOOD CARE OF THEM.

HER MOTHER HAD ARTHRITIS.

SHE WAS ALWAYS AFRAID

IT WOULD COME TO HER IN HER HANDS.

TALK TO ME, FATHER.

I GOTTA KNOW WHO I AM. I GOTTA KNOW WHO I'M LIKE.

I GOTTA KNOW...

WHERE IS SHE?

I'M TELLING YOU TRUTHFULLY, CAL.

AFTER SHE LEFT, I NEVER HEARD FROM HER.

CAL, WAIT. I WANT TO TALK MORE.

IF YOU LEAVE NOW, WE MAY NEVER TALK AGAIN.

[DOOR SLAMS]

COMING HOME TONIGHT, CAL?

YOU'RE HOME, AIN'T YOU? YOU'RE THE ONE HE WANTS.

GOOD EVENING, CAL.

HIGH-STRUNG. VERY HIGH-STRUNG.

GOOD EVENING, ABRA.

WHERE'S MY CHESS VICTIM?

HE'S WAITING FOR YOU, MR. ALBRECHT.

WHAT DO YOU SUPPOSE HE MEANT BY THAT?

[SOFT MUSIC]

GO ON, BEAT IT!

YOUR WIFE HAS CALLED UP 3 TIMES.

MY WIFE--

I KNOW SHE IS! NOW BEAT IT!

Woman: JOE!

ALRIGHT, FELLA, YOU RUN OUT OF MONEY.

MR. HOBBS?

[INDISTINCT CHATTERING]

WHAT DO YOU WANT?

I WANT, UH...

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO DRINK?

OH, A BEER.

Man: HEY.

HEY, WHERE'S MY DRINK?

ALRIGHT.

THAT'S NOT VERY NEAT, IS IT?

IT'S OKAY.

YOU'D BETTER GET OUT OF HERE.

HOW COME?

YOU'RE THE ONE THAT FOLLOWED KATE AROUND THIS MORNING.

FREE COUNTRY, ISN'T IT?

IT'S A FREE COUNTRY, BUT JOE SAID IF I SAW YOU AGAIN,

I WAS SUPPOSED TO TELL HIM.

YOU CAN TELL HIM IF YOU WANT TO.

GEE, YOU'RE JUST A KID, AIN'T YOU?

I'M OLDER THAN YOU ARE.

YEAH, SURE...

Man: HEY!

ALRIGHT.

KID, PLEASE, YOU OUGHTN'T TO GO AROUND

THROWING STONES AND THINGS. THAT ISN'T NICE.

AND DRINKING BEER.

THERE'S JOE!

LOOK, KID, PLEASE GO. YOU DON'T WANT TO GET YOURSELF HURT.

YOU COULD TELL HIM NOW IF YOU WANT TO.

THERE'S YOUR CHANCE.

YOU SURE HAVE GOT A NERVE, HAVEN'T YOU?

HEY. DO YOU KNOW KATE?

THIS IS KATE'S PLACE.

DOES SHE TREAT YOU OKAY?

SURE.

I GOT TO GO NOW, KID.

IS SHE NICE?

DON'T LET JOE SEE YOU. PLEASE.

SHE DOESN'T TREAT YOU ROUGH OR ANYTHING?

I GOTTA GO NOW. IT WAS NICE MEETING YOU.

ISN'T THERE ANYTHING NICE ABOUT HER AT ALL?

WHAT'S THE MATTER, KID?

SHE HAD PRETTY HANDS. DID YOU SEE THEM?

HANDS?

DID YOU LOOK AT THEM...

I DON'T THINK EVER I SAW THEM. SHE ALWAYS WEARS GLOVES.

WHERE IS SHE?

YOU MEAN NOW?

YEAH.

BACK IN HER OFFICE, PROBABLY.

WHERE'S THAT?

BACK THAT WAY.

WILL YOU SHOW ME?

LOOK, KID, PLEASE DON'T START ANY TROUBLE.

I'M NOT GOING TO START ANY TROUBLE.

COME ON.

JUST POINT TO THE DOOR, AND I'LL GO THERE.

NO, HONEST, THIS IS A TOUGH PLACE.

I CAN'T LOSE THIS JOB.

I'M NOT VERY GOOD AT IT ANYWAY.

IF I STEP OUT OF LINE, KATE WILL THROW ME OUT ON MY EAR.

COME ON. COME ON. HEY, WILL YOU?

JUST SHOW ME WHERE THE DOOR IS.

COME ON.

BE A SPORT.

COME ON.

THAT'S THE DOOR.

THANK YOU. YOU CAN GO BACK NOW.

WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO?

PLEASE, KID, DON'T MAKE ANY TROUBLE.

SHH!

I'M NOT GONNA MAKE ANY TROUBLE.

I WILL WAIT TILL YOU'RE GONE, OKAY?

OH...

WILL YOU LET ME TALK TO YOU?

PLEASE.

I GOT TO TALK TO YOU.

JOE!

JOE!

GET OUT OF HERE.

JOE!

TEX!

CALL THE SHERIFF! GET HIM OUT!

CALL THE SHERIFF.

GET HIM OUT OF HERE!

GET HIM OUT OF HERE!

I WANT TO TALK TO HER!

I WANT TO TALK TO YOU.

I WANT TO TALK TO YOU.

TALK TO ME!

TALK TO ME, PLEASE.

MOTHER.

IS THERE ANY LAW AGAINST A GUY TRYING TO SEE

HIS OWN MOTHER?

NO, I GUESS THERE ISN'T.

HERE, PUT THIS ON YOUR CHEEK.

HERE.

DRINK SOME COFFEE.

HOW'D YOU FIND OUT ABOUT KATE, ANYWAY?

THAT GUY IN THE BAR THE OTHER NIGHT,

THE ONE THEY CALL RABBIT?

I THOUGHT SO.

HE NEVER WAS ANY GOOD.

I REMEMBER WHEN HE WORKED ON YOUR FATHER'S RANCH.

WELL, HE WON'T BE AROUND ANYMORE, CAL.

HE'S LEFT TOWN FOR GOOD.

WHY DO YOU HANG AROUND BARS?

ANY LAW AGAINST HANGING AROUND--

YES, THERE IS. I'M THE LAW.

GET THAT THROUGH YOUR HEAD.

[SINGING]

SHUT UP!

DOES ADAM KNOW

THAT YOU ROAM AROUND OVER HERE AT NIGHT?

ADAM'S AN OLD FRIEND OF MINE, CAL,

FROM WAY BACK IN HIS RANCH DAYS.

I WAS AFRAID

WHEN YOU MOVED HERE LAST YEAR THAT YOU MIGHT

FIND OUT SOMETHING ABOUT KATE.

BUT THEN SHE WAS OVER HERE ON THE BAY

AND YOU WERE WAY OVER ON THE OTHER SIDE

OF THE MOUNTAIN IN SALINAS, SO I FIGURED IT WOULD BE ALRIGHT.

THINK HE'LL EVER FIND OUT ABOUT HER?

NO. HE'D NEVER COME OVER HERE.

HERE. YOU MIGHT AS WELL LOOK AT THIS NOW.

IT'S A PICTURE OF YOUR FATHER AND YOUR MOTHER

ON THEIR WEDDING DAY.

YOU'RE THE FIRST PERSON I'VE EVER SHOWED IT TO.

I KNEW IT.

BOY, I KNEW IT WAS TRUE.

WHEN THAT OLD GUY TOLD ME IN THE BAR,

I KNEW IT.

HOW DID YOU KNOW IT WAS TRUE?

BECAUSE SHE AIN'T NO GOOD, AND I AIN'T NO GOOD.

I KNEW THERE WAS A REASON WHY I WASN'T.

I HATE HER...

AND I HATE HIM, TOO.

COME ON. I'LL TAKE YOU HOME.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO DRIVE ME HOME.

I KNOW I DON'T HAVE TO TAKE YOU HOME.

[SINGING]

HERE.

LITTLE BIT OF THE HAIR OF THE DOG THAT BIT YOU.

COME ON, NOW.

HOW DID DAD MEET HER?

WHERE'D SHE COME FROM?

NOBODY EVER KNEW WHERE SHE COME FROM, REALLY.

THERE WERE A LOT OF DRIFTERS IN THOSE DAYS.

OF ALL THE PEOPLE...

OF ALL THE PEOPLE.

HOW COME HE MARRIED HER?

YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW PRETTY SHE WAS, CAL.

YOUNG AND FULL OF SPIRIT.

AND YOUR FATHER HADN'T BEEN OFF THE RANCH MUCH.

HE'S NOT A WORLDLY MAN.

DID SHE SHOOT HIM?

YES, SHE DID.

HOW COME?

I DON'T KNOW.

DID HE DO SOMETHING TO HER?

DID HE HURT HER?

NO. IT WASN'T IN HIM TO HURT HER.

AFTER SHE LEFT HIM, HE DIED.

HE WALKED AROUND, BUT HE DIED.

HE MUST HAVE DONE SOMETHING TO HURT HER.

NOPE. NO, SIR.

HE GAVE HER EVERYTHING

THAT ANY WOMAN COULD ASK FOR.

YOU SEE, YOUR FATHER HAS MORE KINDNESS

AND MORE CONSCIENCE

THAN ANY MAN THAT I'VE EVER KNOWN.

HE'S A GOOD MAN, CAL.

DON'T SELL HIM SHORT, BOY.

[HUMMING]

[HUMMING]

IT'S GOING TO WORK...

IF ONLY I CAN KEEP THEM COLD ENOUGH LONG ENOUGH.

[HUMMING]

IT'S GOING TO WORK.

ALRIGHT. THERE SHE IS. LET'S TRY IT.

STEP BACK, GIRLS.

BRING HER ON. COME ON.

NOW DO YOU THINK IT WILL WORK?

IT SURE WILL.

YEAH.

MORNING, MR. TRASK.

GOOD MORNING.

SOMEBODY SWIPED OUR COAL CHUTE RIGHT OFF THE WAGON.

Adam: DEAR, DEAR. TIMES ARE GETTING PRETTY LAWLESS.

IT'S THIS WAR IN EUROPE.

THERE'S A WAVE OF LAWLESSNESS SPREADING THROUGH THE COUNTRY.

ANYWAY, SOMEBODY SWIPED OUR CHUTE.

IS THAT WHERE YOU'RE LOADING?

YEAH.

WE'LL MOVE ON, THEN. GOOD DAY.

IT'S THIS WAR IN EUROPE.

CAL.

YOU KNOW WHERE ARON IS?

UH, HE'S OUT IN THE FIELDS. HE'S CHECKING.

CAN I DO SOMETHING FOR YOU?

NO. THERE ARE SOME MATTERS I WANTED TO TALK OVER WITH HIM.

WHAT HAVE WE GOT THERE?

WELL, I FIGURED IT WOULD SAVE SOME TIME,

SO I--

IT'S VERY INGENIOUS, CAL. VERY INGENIOUS.

DID YOU THINK OF IT?

YEP.

I'M VERY PLEASED WITH THE WAY YOU'RE TAKING HOLD

AND WORKING SO WELL, CAL.

THANK YOU. THANKS, DAD.

YOU'D BETTER HAVE YOUR LUNCH NOW. IT'S TIME.

HI, CAL.

ARON'S OUT IN THE FIELD.

I BROUGHT HIS LUNCH.

WELL, OKAY. I'LL TAKE IT TO HIM.

CAL?

LILIA, VAMOS.

HE'LL BE HERE IN A MINUTE.

I'VE BEEN FIXING ARON'S LUNCH. I'LL FIX YOURS TOO, IF YOU LIKE.

NO, THANKS.

WOULD YOU BE EATING WITH HER IF I WEREN'T HERE?

WHO?

NO. I DIDN'T ASK HER TO COME UP HERE.

GIRLS FOLLOW YOU AROUND, DON'T THEY?

DOES SHE BOTHER YOU?

SHE DOESN'T BOTHER ME.

WHO IS SHE?

NEVER SAW HER BEFORE IN MY LIFE.

HA HA HA HA!

I'LL BET.

HA HA HA!

YOU'RE REALLY WORKING AT THIS LETTUCE BUSINESS,

AREN'T YOU, CAL?

YOU THINK IT'LL TURN OUT ALRIGHT?

YOUR FATHER WILL LOSE A LOT OF MONEY IF IT DOESN'T, WON'T HE?

JUST ABOUT ALL HE'S GOT.

I LIKE YOUR FATHER.

DO YOU?

I THREW AWAY ABOUT $3,000 ONCE.

YEAH?

WHEN I WAS 13.

YOU THREW IT AWAY?

IT WAS A DIAMOND RING WORTH ABOUT THAT.

AT LEAST MY FATHER SAID THAT'S WHAT HE PAID FOR IT.

I THREW IT IN THE RIVER. MADE DAD TERRIBLY ANGRY.

[LAUGHS]

I RECKON IT WOULD.

BUT I FORGAVE HIM. AND IT'S BEEN ALRIGHT EVER SINCE.

YOU FORGAVE HIM?

YES.

YOU FORGAVE HIM 'CAUSE YOU THREW A RING OF HIS

WORTH $3,000 INTO THE RIVER?

THAT'S RIGHT.

AND YOU FORGAVE HIM?

THAT'S RIGHT.

IS THERE AN EGG IN THIS BASKET?

YOU SEE, I THOUGHT HE DIDN'T LOVE ME.

THAT MADE ME FEEL AWFUL.

GIRLS LOVE THEIR FATHERS TERRIBLY.

DO THEY?

MY MOTHER DIED WHEN I WAS 13,

AND DAD GOT MARRIED AGAIN SOON AFTER.

DID YOU KNOW THAT?

NO, I DIDN'T KNOW THAT.

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN HEARING ABOUT ME?

YEAH.

WHEN DAD GOT MARRIED AGAIN

IT MADE ME SICK.

I JUST HATED EVERYBODY.

I USED TO SIT AND JUST GLARE AT PEOPLE.

I WOULDN'T EVEN ANSWER WHEN THEY SPOKE TO ME.

WHY ARE YOU TELLING ME ALL THIS?

I WANT TO.

I WAS THAT WAY FOR MONTHS.

I JUST HATED EVERYBODY,

AND I THOUGHT NOBODY IN THE WORLD LOVED ME.

IT WAS AWFUL.

AND THEN I FOUND THIS RING THAT DAD GAVE MY NEW MOTHER...

SO I TOOK IT AND THREW IT IN THE RIVER.

GOOD!

HA HA HA! I THOUGHT YOU'D LIKE THAT.

HA HA HA!

DID THEY EVER FIND IT?

NEVER.

THEY TRIED.

WHAT'D THEY DO TO YOU?

OH, DAD PUNISHED ME.

NOT BADLY, I GUESS.

BUT I FELT HE SHOULDN'T HAVE PUNISHED ME AT ALL.

I FELT HE SHOULD'VE LOVED ME MORE BECAUSE I DID IT.

BUT HE DIDN'T.

ISN'T IT FUNNY?

I'M GROWN UP NOW, BUT I STILL UNDERSTAND KIDS

BETTER THAN I DO GROWNUPS.

YOU'RE NOT SO GROWN UP.

I'M VERY GROWN UP.

THAT'S A MATTER OF OPINION.

I'M VERY GROWN UP!

MORE SO THAN DAD

BECAUSE I FORGAVE HIM FOR NOT UNDERSTANDING.

AND THE MINUTE I FORGAVE HIM IN MY MIND,

I FELT BETTER.

NOW WE GET ALONG FINE.

WE LOVE EACH OTHER.

NOT LIKE WE DID WHEN I WAS 13,

BUT ENOUGH SO WE CAN LIVE TOGETHER TILL I GET MARRIED.

HE'S JUST MY FATHER NOW.

NOTHING TO RAVE ABOUT.

I STILL DON'T LIKE HER MUCH, BUT THEN SHE'S A WOMAN.

MY, THAT GIRL JUST HATES ME, DOESN'T SHE?

YOU'D BETTER TELL HER I'M YOUR BROTHER'S GIRL.

I DON'T HAVE TO EXPLAIN ANYTHING TO ANYBODY.

I'LL GO NOW AND LEAVE THE FIELD TO HER.

MY, YOUR HAIR'S IN A MESS.

HEY, DAD, WHAT'S THAT?

THAT'S SOMETHING CAL RIGGED UP.

IT'S A GOOD IDEA.

ARON, I BROUGHT YOUR LUNCH!

IT LOOKS LIKE A COAL CHUTE.

COAL CHUTE?

OKAY, WOMAN, WHERE'S THE BEANS?

CAL!

WHAT MAKES YOU THINK YOU HAVE THE RIGHT

TO COME AND TAKE SOMETHING LIKE THIS?

YOU PROBABLY LOST THOSE MEN THEIR JOBS. NOW TAKE IT BACK.

HE'S PRAISING CAL, AND CAL'S LAPPING IT UP.

ARON! HAVE ONE OF THOSE MADE OF WOOD.

IT'LL SAVE A LOT OF TIME.

YES, SIR.

GOOD WASTE OF TIME AND MONEY AND LETTUCE.

WHAT'D YOU SAY?

GOOD IDEA IF IT WORKS.

IT'S GOING TO WORK 'CAUSE IT'S GOT TO WORK.

IT'S GOTTA WORK 'CAUSE I SAID SO.

IF IT DON'T, IT AIN'T THAT KID'S FAULT.

NEVER SAW ANYBODY WORK SO HARD IN MY LIFE.

LET'S GO, PETE.

OKAY.

NOW!

[BAND MUSIC]

GOOD LUCK, ADAM.

NOW, YOU KNOW THE PRINCIPLE OF THE INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE?

NO, I'M AFRAID NOT. WILL, I'LL NEVER BE ABLE--

SURE, YOU WILL. JUST LISTEN TO ROY.

HE'S BEEN TO THE AUTOMOBILE SCHOOL IN CHICAGO.

MR. TRASK HAS REVOLUTIONIZED THE ENTIRE VEGETABLE MARKET.

I BETTER WAIT TILL THOSE CARS--

DON'T WORRY ABOUT THAT.

IT'S ABOUT TIME HE OWNED HIS OWN AUTOMOBILE,

AND LEARNED TO DRIVE IT HIMSELF.

DON'T YOU THINK SO, ROY?

I'LL DO MY BEST.

NOW PAY STRICT ATTENTION, BOYS.

[HORN HONKS]

DON'T TOUCH THAT! WAIT TILL IT'S EXPLAINED TO YOU.

DON'T TOUCH ANYTHING, ANYBODY.

NOW, THE POWER OF THE EXPLOSION

IS EXERTED ON A PISTON

AND THROUGH A CONNECTING ROD

AND CRANKSHAFT, THROUGH TRANSMISSION,

HENCE, THE REAR WHEELS.

GOT THAT SO FAR?

SURE. HE'S GOT THAT.

NOW, WE'LL GO INTO THE OPERATION OF THE AUTOMOBILE.

THIS HERE'S THE IGNITION KEY.

YOU MIND PUTTING OUT THAT CIGARETTE, PLEASE?

TURN THIS DOOHICKEY TO THE LEFT. THAT PUTS HER ON BATTERY.

SEE WHERE IT SAYS "BAT"?

OH, YES, YES. BAT. SHORT FOR BATTERY.

THAT'S RIGHT. GOOD BOY.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

FIRST YOU GOTTA RETARD THE SPARK.

IF YOU DON'T RETARD THE SPARK,

SHE'LL PROBABLY KICK YOUR BLASTED ARM OFF.

OH, NOW REMEMBER THAT.

NOW, THIS HERE IS THE SPARK.

YOU PUSH HER WAY UP.

[BUZZING]

LISTEN.

THIS HERE'S THE GAS. PUSH HER...

DOWN.

YOU HAD LESSONS BEFORE.

NO. I JUST SAW YOU DO IT.

OH. YOU'RE A PRETTY SMART OLD BUZZARD.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN, DON'T YOU?

I TRY TO.

NOW, THIS HERE IS THE CRANK.

SEE THIS LITTLE WIRE STICKING OUT OF THE RADIATOR?

THAT'S THE CHOKE. NOW WATCH CAREFULLY.

GRAB A HOLD OF THE CRANK LIKE THIS.

PUSH IN AND SHE CATCHES. SEE HOW MY THUMB'S TURNED DOWN?

I NOTICED THAT. WHY'D YOU DO THAT?

IF YOU PUT HER AROUND THIS WAY

WITH MY THUMB AROUND HER, SHE'D KNOCK MY THUMB OFF.

OH, DEAR, DEAR.

FIRST YOU LOSE YOUR ARM, THEN YOU LOSE YOUR THUMB.

THAT'S KIND OF WRONG WAY AROUND.

HOW'S THAT?

HE MADE A JOKE.

I NEVER SAW HIM SO HAPPY.

PULL OUT THIS CHOKE,

TURN HER AROUND TO SUCK GAS IN.

THEN GIVE HER... A HARD SPIN!

SHE CAUGHT FIRST TIME.

CAUGHT ON WHAT?

ADVANCE THE SPARK, RETARD THE GAS.

REACH OVER AND SWITCH OVER TO MAG. THAT'S MAGNETO.

SO...

THERE YOU ARE.

DEAR, DEAR. NOW, ISN'T THAT WONDERFUL?

OF COURSE, IT ISN'T EXACTLY GOING ANYWHERE, IS IT?

THAT'S THE EASY PART. EVERYBODY, REPEAT AFTER ME.

SPARK UP, GAS DOWN.

SPARK UP, GAS DOWN.

SWITCH TO MAG.

SWITCH TO MAG.

CRANK UNDER COMPRESSION, THUMB DOWN.

CRANK UNDER COMPRESSION, THUMB DOWN.

GOT THAT? AGAIN. SPARK UP, GAS DOWN.

SPARK UP, GAS DOWN.

WHAT'S THE MATTER?

BIG SNOWSLIDE.

CLOSED THE PASS AND STOPPED THE CARS

ABOUT 100 MILES OUT.

YOU CAN SEE WATER RUNNING OUT OF THE CARS.

WELL, IT'S STILL A GOOD IDEA. COLD CAN PRESERVE THINGS.

SOMEDAY, SOMEBODY WILL PROVE IT.

DAD, IT WAS YOUR IDEA.

NO. IT WAS PRESUMPTUOUS OF ME

TO THINK IT WOULD BE I.

GUESS WE BIT OFF MORE LETTUCE THAN WE COULD CHEW.

WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THAT? I THOUGHT HE'D REALLY BE HURT.

AW, YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND HIM.

YOU CAN'T GO IN THERE.

I GOTTA SEE WILL HAMILTON.

HE WON'T BE THROUGH FOR AN HOUR.

LET ME SEE HIM.

DON'T YOU KNOW THERE'S A WAR IN EUROPE?

THESE BOYS ARE TRYING TO GET IN SHAPE. SO BEAT IT!

RIGHT.

LEFT.

RIGHT. LEFT.

RIGHT.

LEFT.

RIGHT. LEFT.

RIGHT. LEFT.

RIGHT.

LEFT.

RIGHT.

LEFT.

RIGHT.

LEFT.

NOW DEEP KNEE BENDS. FOLLOW ME.

[ALARM RINGS]

WHAT'S THAT?

FIRE BELL. WE'D BETTER HAVE A LOOK.

MAY BE THE GERMANS.

FIRE, GERMANS. WHO CARES? I SURRENDER.

HOWDY, MR. ALBRECHT.

MR. HAMILTON.

THERE'S A FIRE.

NO, I RANG THE BELL.

YOU DID?

I HAD TO SEE YOU.

YOU KNOW YOU'RE CRAZY?

I KNEW IT WHEN YOU PUSHED THAT ICE DOWN THE CHUTE.

CAN I TALK TO YOU?

LET'S GET OUT OF HERE.

THERE MUST BE SOME EASIER WAY TO STOP THE GERMANS.

I GOT TO MAKE SOME MONEY.

SURE. EVERYBODY'S GOT TO.

NO. I GOT TO.

REMEMBER, YOU SAID IF YOU WANT TO MAKE MONEY,

YOU OUGHT TO RAISE BEANS?

BEANS ARE UP 3 1/2 CENTS NOW.

I FIGURED IT LIKE YOU SAID.

THE COUNTRY'S GONNA GET INTO THE WAR, ISN'T IT?

I DON'T SEE ANY WAY OUT.

WAR'S GOOD FOR BUSINESS.

THE BEST THERE IS.

SEE, THAT'S WHY--

THAT'S WHY I WANT TO GO INTO BEANS.

I GOT TO GET ENOUGH MONEY

TO GET MY FATHER BACK WHAT HE LOST.

OH, I SEE.

YOU THINK YOU CAN MAKE ALL THAT MONEY BACK?

I GOT TO.

YOU KNOW YOU'RE CRAZY?

LOOK, CAL, DON'T YOU KNOW YOU GOT TO HAVE MONEY

IN ORDER TO MAKE MONEY?

I'LL GET SOME.

HOW?

I'LL GET IT.

DON'T GET SO NEAR ME. I DON'T WANNA GET ALL HOT AGAIN.

HOW MUCH MONEY DO YOU THINK YOU COULD GET?

WHAT WOULD I NEED?

IF YOU HAD, UH, 5,000.

$5,000?

IT'S A LITTLE DIFFERENT

WHEN YOU PUT IT INTO FIGURES, ISN'T IT?

YEAH.

I KNOW YOU WANNA HELP YOUR FATHER,

BUT A KID YOUR AGE CAN'T BE EXPECTED TO GET $5,000.

IF YOU COULD RAISE 100 OR SO, WE COULD LET YOU HAVE A SHARE.

I DON'T WANT A SHARE. I WANT THE WHOLE THING.

I'LL GET THE 5,000--

IF YOU AND ARON WENT IN TOGETHER--

ARON'S GOT NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS! THIS IS MY DEAL.

I'LL GET THE 5,000.

WHAT ARE YOU GONNA DO, BORROW?

YEAH.

IF YOU CAN BORROW $5,000,

I KNOW A FARM

THAT'S GOT OVER 800 ACRES UNDER CULTIVATION.

WHAT DO WE DO?

IF WE CAN GUARANTEE THEM 5 CENTS A POUND

AND MAKE HIM A SEED LOAN, HE'LL PLANT BEANS.

SO WILL A LOT OF OTHER FARMERS.

WE CAN CONTRACT ALL THE BEAN ACREAGE YOU WANT.

HA HA HA!

YOU SEE. THAT'S IT. THAT'S IT. THAT'S GREAT.

WHEN DO WE START?

HOW DO YOU KNOW THE PRICE WILL GO ABOVE 5?

DID YOU READ THE NEWSPAPERS THIS MORNING?

WE'RE APT TO BE IN WAR ANY MINUTE.

YOU KNOW, I GOT A CONTRACT

WITH A BRITISH PURCHASING AGENCY.

I GOT A FRIEND IN THE QUARTERMASTER CORPS.

WE COULD SELL ALL THE DRY BEANS WE CAN FIND,

10 CENTS A POUND OR MORE.

THAT'S WHAT I WANT. THAT'S IT, SEE?

HOW MUCH WILL I MAKE?

ENOUGH FOR WHAT YOU WANT.

WHAT DOES CAL STAND FOR?

CALEB.

THAT'S IN THE BIBLE.

WHAT'S YOUR BROTHER'S NAME?

ARON.

THAT'S IN THE BIBLE, TOO.

WHAT'S HE LIKE?

HE LOOKS LIKE YOU.

WELL, IS HE LIKE ME?

NO. HE'S GOOD.

HA HA HA HA!

I'M MORE LIKE YOU.

HOW'S ADAM?

HOW'S YOUR FATHER?

I DON'T WANT TO TALK ABOUT HIM.

OH, YOU DON'T, HUH?

NO.

I DIDN'T KNOW WHO YOU WERE WHEN YOU WERE HERE BEFORE.

YEAH, I KNEW YOU DIDN'T.

AREN'T YOU AFRAID TO COME AROUND HERE AGAIN?

YEAH, I--I--NO-- WELL, KIND OF.

WHAT DO YOU WANT?

JUST TO LOOK AT ME?

I WANT $5,000.

ALRIGHT, COME ON IN.

SIT DOWN.

COME IN.

TRY THAT CHAIR.

YOU GOT YOUR FATHER'S EYES.

THAT'S ALL I CAN SEE OF HIM.

YOU'RE A NICE-LOOKING BOY.

YES, MA'AM.

I WAS VERY BEAUTIFUL ONCE.

YES, MA'AM.

CALEB.

YES, MA'AM.

CALEB AND ARON.

YOUR FATHER STILL THINKS HE'S LIVING

IN THE BIBLE, HUH?

THEM'S JUST NAMES.

JOE SAYS YOU GO TO SCHOOL IN SALINAS.

ARE YOU GOOD IN YOUR STUDIES?

OH, I GET BY WITH THEM.

DOES ARON GET BY WITH THEM?

HE'S BRIGHT.

WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO WHEN YOU FINISH?

YOU GOING TO COLLEGE?

MAYBE.

OR BACK TO SOME...RANCH.

NO. I DON'T LIKE THE RANCH.

WELL, YOU TAKE AFTER ME.

MAKES ME MAD JUST TO THINK ABOUT A RANCH.

SIT DOWN.

THANKS.

NOW...

WHAT DO YOU WANT WITH $5,000?

I WANT TO GO INTO BUSINESS.

YOU'RE A LITTLE YOUNG FOR THAT, AREN'T YOU?

I'M OLD ENOUGH.

I GUESS YOU'RE RIGHT. I GUESS YOU ARE.

WHAT KIND OF BUSINESS YOU WANT TO GO INTO?

BEANS.

YOU SEE...

BEANS ARE UP TO 3 1/2 CENTS NOW.

WHEN WE GET INTO THE WAR, THEY'RE GONNA GO UP--

IF WE GET INTO THE WAR.

THAT'S A GAMBLE YOU HAVE TO TAKE. WILL HAMILTON SAYS--

WILL? YOU'RE GOING INTO BUSINESS WITH WILL HAMILTON?

YOU SEE, UH...

UH, MY FATHER,

HE LOST ABOUT ALL HE HAD IN THE LETTUCE--

YEAH, I KNOW.

I... I HEARD ABOUT THAT.

I WANT TO MAKE ENOUGH TO PAY HIM BACK.

WHAT'S THE MATTER WITH HIM? CAN'T HE MAKE ANY MONEY?

YEAH.

ONLY, UH...

ONLY HE'S, UH,

TOO GOOD TO BOTHER WITH MONEY, HUH?

OKAY.

WHAT MAKES YOU THINK I'D GIVE YOU $5,000?

WELL, I DON'T KNOW WHO ELSE TO ASK.

YOU GOT A LOT OF NERVE COMING TO ME.

WHY?

I DIDN'T DO ANYTHING TO YOU.

WELL...

WELL, IT'S A GOOD BUSINESS VENTURE,

AND, UH...

I'LL PAY YOU BACK. I'LL GIVE YOU INTEREST.

YOU'RE A BUSINESSWOMAN, AIN'T YOU?

ONE OF THE BEST, SON.

YOU KNOW, SAM TOLD ME THAT YOU THINK

I OUGHT TO BE RUN OUT OF TOWN.

ARE YOU AFRAID THAT YOUR FATHER AND ARON

MIGHT FIND OUT ABOUT ME, IS THAT IT?

THIS $5,000, NOW,

THAT WOULDN'T BE ANY KIND OF, UH,

BLACKMAIL, WOULD IT?

OH, I NEVER THOUGHT ABOUT THAT.

BUT NOW THAT YOU DO, IT'S A GOOD IDEA, HUH?

HA HA! MAYBE.

WELL, IT'S NOT.

ANYWAY, I'M NOT GOING TO HURT

YOUR PRECIOUS FATHER OR YOUR BROTHER.

THEY DON'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT ME, DO THEY?

NO. FATHER THINKS YOU'RE IN THE EAST...

AND ARON THINKS YOU'RE DEAD.

WELL, THERE'S NO REASON TO THINK

THAT THEY EVER WILL FIND OUT ABOUT ME.

WE DON'T EXACTLY MOVE IN THE SAME CIRCLES.

WHAT ARE YOU STARING AT?

HOW COME YOU DID IT?

DID WHAT?

SHOT MY FATHER.

DID HE TELL YOU THAT?

[LAUGHS]

HOW COME YOU RAN AWAY FROM ALL OF US?

HOW COME YOU SHOT HIM, RAN AWAY--

NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS.

I SHOT HIM BECAUSE HE TRIED TO STOP ME.

I COULD'VE KILLED HIM IF I'D WANTED TO, BUT I DIDN'T.

I JUST WANTED HIM TO LET ME GO.

WHY?

BECAUSE! BECAUSE HE TRIED TO HOLD ME!

HE WANTED TO TIE ME DOWN.

AND KEEP ME ON A STINKING LITTLE RANCH

AWAY FROM EVERYBODY, KEEP ME ALL TO HIMSELF.

WELL, NOBODY HOLDS ME.

WELL, HE LOVED YOU.

LOVE.

HE WANTED TO OWN ME.

HE WANTED TO BRING ME UP

LIKE A SNOT-NOSED KID AND TELL ME WHAT TO DO.

WELL, NOBODY TELLS ME WHAT TO DO.

ALWAYS SO RIGHT HIMSELF,

KNOWING EVERYTHING.

READING THE BIBLE AT ME.

WHAT ARE YOU GRINNING AT?

NOTHING.

MAYBE YOU KNOW WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT, HUH?

ALWAYS SO RIGHT HIMSELF?

YEAH.

YEAH.

MAYBE LIKE YOU SAID OUT THERE,

MAYBE YOU ARE LIKE ME. HUH?

YEAH. YOU GOT SENSE.

MAYBE YOU DON'T FALL FOR THAT SLOP

ANY MORE THAN I DO.

MAYBE YOU KNOW WHAT PEOPLE ARE REALLY LIKE,

WHAT THEY WANT.

I GOT THE TOUGHEST HOUSE ON THE COAST

AND THE FINEST CLIENTELE.

YEAH.

HALF THE STINKING CITY HALL GO THERE.

THEY SNEAK IN AT NIGHT,

AND I WALK IN THIS FRONT DOOR IN THE DAYTIME, SEE?

AND I BUILT IT UP FROM NOTHING.

NOW YOU WANT $5,000 OF MY MONEY TO GO INTO BUSINESS

TO PAY YOUR FATHER BACK WHAT HE LOST.

YOU KNOW, THAT'S FUNNY.

I DON'T THINK HE'LL KNOW WHERE I GOT IT.

NO, BUT IT'S...

IT'S FUNNY JUST THE SAME.

YOUR FATHER.

HE'S THE PUREST MAN THERE IS, ISN'T HE?

OH...

HE THOUGHT HE HAD ME ALL TIED UP WITH HIS PURITY.

NOW I GIVE YOU $5,000 OF THE MONEY THAT I MADE,

TO SAVE HIM HIS PURITY.

IF YOU DON'T THINK THAT'S FUNNY,

YOU'D BETTER NOT GO TO COLLEGE.

OKAY.

TELL WILL HAMILTON TO COME AND SEE ME.

HE'S A GOOD BUSINESSMAN.

HOW DID HE EVER HAPPEN TO LET YOU

GO INTO THIS BEAN BUSINESS, ANYWAY?

I DON'T KNOW.

WELL, I DO. MAYBE HE LIKES YOU.

MAYBE.

YOU'RE A...

YOU'RE A LIKABLE KID.

OKAY.

YOU GIVE THIS TO HIM.

IF HE WANTS TO GAMBLE THAT WE GET INTO THE WAR,

IT'S OKAY WITH ME.

YOU'RE A LIKABLE KID.

OH, GO ON. GET OUT OF HERE.

GO ON. GET OUT.

I'M RUNNING A BUSINESS.

[DOOR OPENS AND CLOSES]

[INSTRUMENTAL PACK UP YOUR TROUBLES IN YOUR OLD KITBAG

AND SMILE, SMILE, SMILE]

THEM GERMANS CAN'T FIGHT.

NAH.

HI, PARTNER.

BOY, EVERY DAY AND EVERY WAY,

WE'RE GETTING RICHER AND RICHER.

KAISER.

ALL WE HAVE TO DO IS CALL HIS BLUFF.

HE'LL COME TO HEEL LIKE A DOG.

WE'LL CLEAN UP THIS MESS FOR THOSE FOREIGNERS

IN A COUPLE OF WEEKS.

CAL, STOP IT!

THERE'S CAL.

HI, BOY.

HEY, WANT SOME?

HELLO, CAL. THANKS.

YOUR OWN WOODROW WILSON SAID

YOU GOTTA MAKE THE COUNTRY SAFE FOR DEMOCRACY.

DIDN'T HE SAY THAT?

YES, HE SAID THAT.

WILL YOU GO?

THE WAR WILL BE OVER.

IF YOU BELIEVE IN ALL THIS, WHY DON'T YOU,

IF YOU REALLY THINK IT'S RIGHT?

I DIDN'T SAY IT'S RIGHT, ARON.

NO. I GUESS YOU DIDN'T.

WHY DON'T YOU GO BACK AND JOIN THE PARADE?

[POP]

OH!

NOTHING WILL EVER MAKE ME GO.

NOTHING.

I JUST DON'T BELIEVE IT'S RIGHT.

YOU WATER THEM GOOD?

SURE. LOTS OF WATER.

NOT TOO MUCH, THOUGH.

NO, NO. JUST RIGHT.

MARTY HOPPS GOT A TELEGRAM TODAY. HIS BOY WAS KILLED.

I REMEMBER THE DAY WE SENT HIM OFF.

A LOT OF TROOP SHIPS HAVE BEEN SUNK THEY DON'T TELL US ABOUT.

IT'LL BE A LONG WAR. THOSE GERMANS GOT AN ARMY.

THEY'RE A MILITARY NATION.

GO BACK WHERE YOU CAME FROM, GERMAN!

GO ON HOME, GERMAN!

THIS IS JUST THE START.

THAT ROCK THROUGH THE WINDOW IS JUST THE BEGINNING.

THE GERMAN PEOPLE DON'T WANT THIS WAR.

THE STORIES THEY TELL ABOUT WHAT THE GERMANS

ARE DOING, IT'S NOT TRUE. NOT THE GOOD ONES.

I'VE BEEN WONDERING LATELY

IF WE SHOULDN'T ALL GO BACK TO THE RANCH.

YOU CAN'T GET AWAY FROM IT THERE, DAD.

I DON'T KNOW. SOMEHOW ON A RANCH...I DON'T KNOW.

WAR SEEMS TO BE CITY PEOPLE'S BUSINESS SOMEHOW.

FARMERS--WHAT'S A FARMER GOT TO DO WITH WAR?

OH, DAD.

YOU TIRED, DAD?

NO. IT'S, UH, MY EYES, I GUESS.

I WORK TOO HARD AT THE DRAFT BOARD.

BETTER HAVE MY GLASSES LOOKED AT,

SEE IF THEY'RE ALRIGHT.

WELL, ANYWAY...

I HAD A LOOK AT THE BANK ACCOUNT THE OTHER DAY.

NOT MUCH LEFT AFTER MY GREAT FIASCO.

AH...

LET'S NOT WORRY ABOUT MONEY, DAD.

LET'S NOT WORRY ABOUT MONEY, DAD.

JUST DON'T WORRY ABOUT MONEY.

HEY, RANTANI!

AIN'T THIS SOME SIGHT?

BEANS.

YEAH, BOY, SOME BEANS.

YOU COME HERE EVERY DAY, BOY!

WHAT DO YOU THINK, YOU GONNA MAKE 'EM GROW QUICKER?

HE'S CRAZY.

HEY!

WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?

COME ON, COME ON.

COME ON. WE'RE GOING TO HAVE LOTS OF FUN TONIGHT.

YOU WON ANOTHER CIGAR.

WELL, WAIT A MINUTE.

YOU WANT TO TRY ONE?

NO?

PICK UP MY CIGAR.

I'M WAITING FOR SOMEBODY.

SURE. YOU'RE WAITING FOR ME.

NO, I'M NOT.

WHY DON'T YOU--

IF YOU DON'T STOP BOTHERING ME, I'LL CALL SOMEBODY.

HI. WHAT'S THE MATTER?

HELLO, CAL.

I WAS JUST TRYING TO TELL THIS GENTLEMAN

THAT I WAS WAITING FOR SOMEBODY.

THIS IS A LOUSY PLACE TO KEEP YOUR GIRLFRIEND WAITING.

SIR, IT WON'T HAPPEN AGAIN.

I HOPE NOT.

LOTS OF LOUSY CHARACTERS AROUND HERE. SORRY, MISS.

HERE I AM, LADY.

THAT'S THE FIRST TIME THAT EVER HAPPENED TO ME.

WHAT ARE YOU DOING OUT HERE?

I'M MEETING ARON. I THOUGHT I'D COME OUT EARLY AND LOOK AROUND.

YOU NEVER BEEN OUT HERE BEFORE?

NOT AT NIGHT, NO.

WHAT TIME ARE YOU GOING TO MEET HIM?

AT 8:00. THOUGHT I'D TRY AND CHEER HIM UP.

HE'S BEEN SO DEPRESSED LATELY.

YEAH, I KNOW.

I'M SO GLAD YOU HAPPENED TO BE HERE, CAL.

YEAH.

8:00, HUH?

IN A HALF HOUR?

HOW ARE YOU, CAL? WE NEVER SEE YOU AROUND ANYMORE.

I'M AROUND.

YOU NEVER SEEM TO BE AT THE HOUSE.

I NEVER GO HOME ANYMORE.

ARON SAYS HE HARDLY EVER SEES YOU.

I FEEL AWFULLY SORRY FOR HIM.

CAL, YOU'RE TERRIBLE.

THAT'S THE FIRST TIME THAT EVER HAPPENED TO ME, TOO.

I WONDER IF WE CAN SEE ARON FROM HERE.

I FEEL AWFULLY SORRY FOR HIM.

HE'S RIGHT, YOU KNOW. I MEAN, IT'S AWFUL.

THE WAR AND PEOPLE KILLING EACH OTHER.

WHY FEEL SORRY FOR ARON? FEEL SORRY FOR THE PEOPLE.

IT JUST SEEMS TO AFFECT HIM SO PERSONALLY.

OH, WELL, I AGREE WITH THAT. AND HE'S RIGHT.

HE'S ALWAYS RIGHT,

AND HE HAS ALWAYS BEEN RIGHT.

NOW LET'S TALK ABOUT SOMETHING ELSE.

ALRIGHT.

OKAY?

8:00?

WELL, WE GOT A LOT TO SEE.

WILL WE BE BACK IN TIME FOR ARON?

YEAH.

ALRIGHT. I'D LOVE TO.

TAKE IT EASY.

HA HA HA HA!

WHOO!

[WOMAN STILL LAUGHING]

HERE'S YOUR CIGAR.

AND WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN HIDING?

WHO WAS THAT?

WHO?

THAT GIRL.

I DON'T SEE NOBODY.

SHE WAS STANDING RIGHT IN--

GIRLS FOLLOW YOU AROUND, DON'T THEY?

WHAT ARE GIRLS LIKE THAT LIKE?

HUH?

OH, ALRIGHT. NEVER MIND.

THESE HUNS HAVE BEEN THE AGGRESSORS

IN EVERY WAR IN EUROPE SINCE THE TIME OF JULIUS CAESAR.

IN MIXED COMPANY I COULDN'T ATTEMPT TO DESCRIBE THE HORRORS

COMMITTED BY THE GERMANS.

LOOK. DO WE HAVE TIME?

AFTER THE GERMANS HAVE BEEN THROUGH...

THE GERMAN'S HERE AGAIN.

IT IS NOT TRUE. IT IS LIES, ALL LIES.

COME ON, CAL. IS IT SCARY?

LET HER GO.

IT IS LIES. ALL LIES.

I'D LIKE TO GIVE THAT GUY. A PIECE OF MY MIND.

OVER THERE? THAT'S CASTROVILLE.

EVERYTHING LOOKS SO SMALL.

HIGHER AND HIGHER

WHAT?

GROWIN' AND GROWIN' AND GROWIN' AND GROWIN'... ♪

WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?

I'LL TELL YOU SOMETIME.

CAL,

DOES ARON REALLY LOVE ME?

I SEEM TO HAVE SORT OF LOST HIM.

I MEAN, WELL...

WE'RE GOING TO BE MARRIED SOMEDAY, BUT--

WELL, IF HE DOES LOVE ME, HE DOESN'T--

I CAN'T TELL ANYMORE.

CAL, CAN I ASK YOU SOMETHING?

YEAH. GO AHEAD.

WELL, THESE GIRLS THAT YOU ALWAYS GO AROUND WITH--

REMEMBER, THERE WAS THAT LITTLE MEXICAN GIRL ONCE--

WHAT ARE GIRLS LIKE THAT LIKE?

I MEAN, YOU DON'T REALLY LOVE THEM, DO YOU?

THEN WHY DO YOU GO OUT WITH THEM? IS IT BECAUSE YOU'RE BAD?

YOU'RE NOT ANGRY, ARE YOU?

WHY DO YOU, THEN? ARE YOU BAD, CAL?

DO YOU THINK I'M BAD?

I DON'T KNOW.

I GUESS I DON'T KNOW WHAT IS GOOD AND WHAT'S BAD.

I MEAN, ARON IS SO GOOD, AND I'M NOT.

NOT GOOD ENOUGH FOR ARON, ANYWAY.

BECAUSE SOMETIMES, WHEN I'M WITH ARON...

WELL, ARON LIKES TO TALK ABOUT OUR BEING IN LOVE

AND THINK ABOUT IT, AND THAT'S ALRIGHT, BUT...

WELL, THESE GIRLS THAT YOU GO OUT WITH,

DO TH--

WELL, MAYBE I DON'T KNOW WHAT LOVE IS, EXACTLY.

I KNOW LOVE IS GOOD, THE WAY ARON SAYS, BUT...

BUT IT'S MORE THAN THAT. IT'S GOT TO BE.

I SHOULDN'T TALK TO YOU THIS WAY, CAL, I SHOULDN'T.

BUT I DON'T KNOW WHO ELSE TO TALK TO,

AND SOMETIMES I THINK I'M REALLY BAD,

AND SOMETIMES I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO THINK.

WELL...ARON WILL KNOCK THAT OUT OF YOU.

WILL HE?

HE'S GOT TO.

WELL, THE WAY I FIGURE IT OUT,

ARON NEVER HAVING HAD A MOTHER...

WELL, HE'S MADE HER EVERYTHING GOOD THAT

HE CAN THINK OF,

AND THAT'S WHAT HE THINKS I AM,

AND THAT'S WHO HE'S IN LOVE WITH.

IT'S NOT ME AT ALL,

BECAUSE I'M NOT A BIT LIKE THAT,

NOT A BIT.

I DON'T MEAN I THINK I'M REALLY BAD.

LOOK AT THAT STAR.

IT MUST BE A PLANET, IT'S SO BRIGHT.

PROBABLY.

I THINK THAT GIRL'S WAITING FOR YOU DOWN THERE SOMEWHERE.

WELL, SHE CAN JUST WAIT.

SHE WAS PRETTY.

YOU'VE BEEN AWFULLY NICE, CAL, TAKING CARE OF ME.

OH, I LOVE ARON. I DO. REALLY I DO.

[CRYING] I DO, I DO. I DO.

GIVE THESE FIENDS A LESSON THAT THEY WILL...

HAVE YOU SEEN ABRA?

LIES. ALL LIES.

WHAT'S THE MATTER WITH YOU, GUS?

[INDISTINCT CHATTERING]

HEY, THERE'S ARON.

THERE'S ARON DOWN THERE.

WHY DON'T YOU STAY OUT OF POLITICS?

MR. ALBRECHT.

THEY'RE PUSHING HIM AROUND DOWN THERE.

WHAT ARE THEY DOING?

THAT WOULD KILL DAD IF HE KNEW THAT.

OPERATOR, WHEN DOES THIS THING MOVE AGAIN?

HEY!

HEY!

CAL, DON'T! CAL.

HEY, WATCH YOURSELF! GET BACK!

HEY, SOMEBODY PULL HIM BACK.

HEY, GUS, HAVE A DRINK.

NO, CHARLIE. NO DRINK. PLEASE.

SCHWEINHUND!

MR. ALBRECHT, CALM DOWN. THEY'RE NOT BAD FELLOWS.

ARON, YOU ARE A CHILD.

I INVITED HIM OUT FOR A DRINK!

ALL I'M TRYING TO DO IS BUY HIM A DRINK.

[SPEAKING GERMAN]

YOU ALL LOVED HIM A FEW WEEKS AGO.

SICK OF HEARING HIM STICK UP FOR THE GERMANS.

YOU A FRIEND OF THE GERMAN?

I'M A FRIEND OF THIS GERMAN.

ARON, THERE ARE ROSE PLANTS IN THAT BORDER. BE CAREFUL.

WE LIKED HIM. HE MADE US LAUGH, REMEMBER?

HE MADE US LAUGH WITH HIS FUNNY GERMAN ACCENT.

LET HIM READ THIS IN HIS FUNNY GERMAN ACCENT.

WHAT IS IT?

LET HIM COME DOWN AND READ IT.

HE DOESN'T HAVE TO READ ANYTHING.

I WILL READ IT.

HERE, HERE. GIVE IT TO ME.

"THE GOVERNMENT WITH DEEP REGRET

INFORMS..."

"THAT YOUR SON WAS KILLED IN ACTION

"15th OF APRIL.

DIED A HERO AND AN AMERICAN."

I'M SORRY. I'M SORRY. I'M SORRY.

I'M SORRY, MRS. HOPPS. I DID NOT--

YOU'RE NOT SORRY ENOUGH.

Woman: I DON'T THINK HE'S SORRY.

Second woman: HE'S NOT SORRY AT ALL.

WHY DON'T WE GO ON HOME?

YOU'RE NOT SORRY ENOUGH.

WHY AREN'T YOU IN THE WAR?

THIS WILL MAKE YOU SORRIER!

STOP IT! STOP IT!

CAL!

HELLO, CHARLIE. DANNY.

WHAT ARE YOU FELLOWS DOING HERE, ANYWAY?

GET UP, BILLY.

WELL, LORETTA.

DIDN'T EXPECT TO FIND YOU HERE.

GOOD EVENING, ROSE.

LOOKS LIKE THEY MESSED UP

YOUR ROSE GARDEN A LITTLE, GUS.

SOMEBODY OWES YOU AN APOLOGY.

WELL, HOW ABOUT YOU FOLKS ALL GOING HOME NOW?

I THINK THIS WILL DO FOR TONIGHT.

GOOD EVENING, MRS. ALBRECHT.

MAY I?

COME IN.

HELLO, CAL.

Sam: THE PLACE WILL BE FIXED UP JUST LIKE IT WAS, MRS. ALBRECHT.

I'M GOING TO SEE TO IT.

[WHISPERING]

WHERE WERE YOU?

WHERE DID YOU GET HIS COAT?

YOU ALRIGHT?

YOU HAD TO START SLUGGING, DIDN'T YOU?

WHAT WERE YOU DOING, SHOWING OFF FOR HER?

YOU HAD TO START SLUGGING.

I WAS TRYING TO HELP YOU.

I DON'T NEED YOUR HELP!

I WAS TRYING TO HELP YOU.

IF YOU WANT TO SLUG PEOPLE, DO IT FOR YOURSELF NOT FOR ME.

AND DON'T LIE TO ME ABOUT TRYING--

I WAS TRYING TO HELP YOU!

BIG, BIG ARON.

YOU FINISHED?!

NO, I'M NOT--

CAL! STOP IT! DON'T!

DON'T DO THAT.

ABRA, DON'T DO THAT.

CAL.

ABRA?

WAIT HERE.

WAIT HERE.

ARON.

I WAS TRYING TO HELP HIM.

WHO AM I KIDDING?

I...T-TRIED TO KILL HIM.

YOU WANT TO GIVE ME A DRINK?

DON'T DRINK ANY MORE.

WHY?

NO, PLEASE. IT'S NOT GOOD FOR YOU.

IT'S GOOD FOR ME.

NO. YOU'RE GOING TO GET DRUNK.

YEAH, I'M GOING TO GET DRUNK.

OH, CAL, PLEASE FORGET IT--

WHAT HAPPENED UP ON THE FERRIS WHEEL.

IT DIDN'T MEAN ANYTHING, REALLY.

PLEASE FORGET IT. IT DIDN'T MEAN ANYTHING.

SAY IT DIDN'T. PLEASE SAY IT DIDN'T.

SOMEDAY HE'S GOING TO KNOW

WHO HIS REAL SON IS.

WHAT?

SOMEDAY HE'S GOING TO KNOW.

I DON'T UNDERSTAND YOU, CAL.

YOU SCARE ME.

I KNOW. I SCARE MYSELF.

ABRA?

FIX ME ANOTHER DRINK.

I WANT THAT MONEY. NOW, YOU GIVE IT TO ME.

YOU KNOW I HAVEN'T ANY MONEY HERE.

OKAY.

WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO GET IT?

IN THE MORNING, I SUPPOSE.

OKAY. I'LL SLEEP HERE.

CAL, COME ON.

YOU'VE GOT TO GO HOME.

IF YOU FEEL THE SAME WAY IN THE MORNING,

COME BACK, WE'LL GO TO THE BANK,

AND I'LL SEE THAT YOU GET EVERYTHING THAT'S COMING TO YOU.

I'LL BUY OUT YOUR SHARE,

AND I'LL GO ON AND MAKE A FORTUNE WITH IT.

OKAY.

THAT'S...THAT SEEMS FAIR TO ME, WILL.

[WHISTLES]

ABRA?

[TAPPING ON WINDOW]

WHAT?

IT'S ME.

WHO IS IT?

CAL.

CAL?

YEAH.

WHAT ON EARTH ARE YOU DOING HERE?

I WANT TO SEE YOU.

WAIT TILL I PUT SOMETHING ON?

CAL?

I GOT TO TELL YOU SOMETHING.

CAN YOU KEEP A SECRET?

YES.

WHAT IS IT, CAL?

WHAT'S THE MATTER?

YOU LOOK TERRIBLE.

I GOT IT.

WHAT?

REMEMBER THAT MONEY

DAD LOST IN THE LETTUCE BUSINESS?

I GOT IT.

YOU MEAN YOU EARNED IT ALL BACK?

YOU BET. EVERY CENT.

OH, THAT'S WONDERFUL, CAL.

YOU GOT ANY TIME OFF TOMORROW

FROM THE HOSPITAL?

I GET AN HOUR AT LUNCHTIME. WHY?

THURSDAY'S DAD'S BIRTHDAY.

AND I'M--I'M GOING TO GIVE A PARTY FOR HIM...

AND, UH, I WANT YOU AND ME--

YOU AND ARON AND ME

TO, UH...BE THERE.

AND, UH...

I'M GOING TO GIVE HIM THAT MONEY

JUST LIKE IT WAS A BIRTHDAY PRESENT.

YOU--YOU COULD COME AND HELP ME GET SOME JUNK.

WE COULD DECORATE THE HOUSE.

SURE.

THEN WE'LL GET, UH...

BALLOONS, AND, UH...

OH...

WHAT, KID STUFF. BIRTHDAY STUFF.

WE CAN GO TO THE FIVE-AND-TEN.

WILL YOU DO IT?

I'D LIKE TO.

I'M SORT OF...

SORT OF...

OH.

WHY DID I HIT ARON?

WHY DID I HIT HIM SO HARD?

WILL YOU HELP ME?

WILL YOU? WILL YOU REALLY HELP ME?

I'LL HELP YOU, CAL.

BE CAREFUL.

HOW DID I GET UP HERE?

OH.

[DOG BARKING]

IS YOUR FATHER COMING?

YEAH.

CAL, DON'T GET NERVOUS.

OH, I THINK IT LOOKS BEAUTIFUL, DON'T YOU?

I LOVE THE WAY IT LOOKS. IT LOOKS FESTIVE, DOESN'T IT?

YES, IT LOOKS VERY PRETTY.

WOULD THINK THIS IS CHILDISH?

NO, NOT A BIT OF IT. THE ROOM LOOKS LOVELY.

YOUR FATHER'S GOING TO LOVE IT.

HEY, HOW'S THE TURKEY?

IT'S A GOOD TURKEY.

IT SMELLS READY.

IT'LL BE READY.

ARON DIDN'T GET HIM ANYTHING, HUH?

HE TOLD ME HE HAD SOMETHING.

WHAT?

WELL, HE DIDN'T TELL ME WHAT IT WAS.

IT WON'T STACK UP AGAINST MINE, THOUGH, WILL IT?

NO.

WANNA SEE MINE?

I'D LIKE TO.

I GOT IT WRAPPED UP.

SHOW IT TO ME.

OKAY.

YOU LIKE IT?

IT'S PRETTY.

YOU THINK IT'S PRETTY?

MM-HMM.

CAL, DON'T DRINK ANY MORE WINE.

DID ARON TELL YOU WHAT THE PRESENT WAS?

NO.

ARE YOU SURE?

HONESTLY, HE DIDN'T.

CAL, I'D TELL YOU IF HE DID. HONESTLY, I WOULD.

[BARKING]

EVERYTHING'S GOING TO GO OFF FINE.

HERE.

OH, THE BROOMS.

DON'T YOU DO ANYTHING TO GIVE ME AWAY NOW.

WE'LL LET HIM COME HERE AND LET THE HOUSE SPEAK FOR ITSELF.

WE'LL JUST ACT LIKE ANY OTHER OLD DAY.

WAIT, CAL.

THERE.

CAL...

CAL...

YOU LOOK WONDERFUL.

THANKS.

BUT I NEED MY SON.

IT ISN'T THAT HE DOESN'T WANT TO FIGHT FOR HIS COUNTRY.

HE DOES. I NEED HIM TO WORK THE FARM.

THINGS CAN'T BE AS BAD AS YOU SAY.

YOU MUST BE MAKING PLENTY OF MONEY--

I SOLD THIS YEAR'S CROP FOR 5 CENTS

BEFORE I EVEN PLANTED IT.

EVERYTHING IS SO EXPENSIVE. AND I GOT TO SELL NEXT YEAR'S CROP.

SO I NEED MY BOY.

I CAN DO NOTHING ABOUT IT.

IN ALL CONSCIENCE, I CAN'T EXCUSE YOUR SON.

COME ON, PAPA!

I DON'T LIKE IT.

I'M TELLING YOU.

I DON'T LIKE IT.

OH, HELLO, ABRA.

NICE TO SEE YOU. GOING TO STAY TO DINNER?

YES, I AM. IS SOMETHING THE MATTER?

NO, NOTHING. I GUESS I SHOULDN'T HAVE TAKEN

THAT JOB ON THE DRAFT BOARD.

DID YOU NOTICE THE SNOW ON MOUNT TORO?

THAT MEANS WE GOT A GOOD YEAR COMING IN.

WE COULD USE IT.

HEY, LET'S GO IN.

[LAUGHING]

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DAD.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MR. TRASK.

IS IT POSSIBLE? I'M VERY TOUCHED.

ARE YOU SURPRISED?

I HAD NO IDEA. I'D FORGOTTEN COMPLETELY.

WE KNEW YOU HAD.

COMPLETELY. I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO SAY.

WE GOT-- HEY, WE GOT TURKEY.

AND CHAMPAGNE.

WE GOT ALL THE TRIMMINGS.

HEY, LOOK.

WE GOT THE TRIMMINGS HERE.

OH, ISN'T THAT PRETTY?

UH...

I GOT, UH...

SOMETHING FOR YOU.

OH, PRESENTS, TOO. ISN'T THAT NICE? LOOK.

YOU WANT TO OPEN IT UP?

OH, YES. YES.

DAD. ABRA AND I HAVE ONE FOR YOU, TOO,

ONLY WE CAN'T EXACTLY GIVE IT TO YOU.

I DIDN'T TELL ABRA I WAS GOING TO DO THIS,

BUT...WE'RE ENGAGED.

I COULDN'T HAVE WISHED FOR ANYTHING NICER.

A LOVELY BIRTHDAY PRESENT.

WELL...

YOU HAVE MY BLESSING.

THANK YOU, DAD.

BUT YOU HAVEN'T OPENED CAL'S PRESENT YET.

NO, NO.

BUT I CAN'T IMAGINE

HAVING ANYTHING BETTER THAN THIS.

EXCUSE ME.

OF COURSE, I SUSPECTED IT RIGHT ALONG,

BUT, CAL, COMING ON MY BIRTHDAY...

WHAT'S THIS?

WHAT IS THIS?

WELL, I MADE IT, AND IT'S FOR YOU.

IT'S ALL THE MONEY YOU LOST ON THE LETTUCE.

YOU MADE IT?

YEAH.

BUT HOW?

[WHISPERING] Go on.

BEANS.

BEANS?

WE BOUGHT FUTURES AT 5 CENTS,

AND, UH...

THE WAR CAME ALONG, AND, UH...

THE PRICE WENT SKY HIGH.

SO...

THAT'S FOR YOU.

IT'S ALL THE MONEY YOU LOST

IN THE LETTUCE BUSINESS.

THAT'S FOR YOU, AND I...

I MADE IT FOR YOU.

CAL, YOU WILL HAVE TO GIVE IT BACK.

NO. I MADE IT FOR YOU, DAD.

I--I WANT YOU TO HAVE IT.

YOU'LL HAVE TO GIVE IT BACK.

TO WHO? I CAN'T GIVE IT...

TO THE PEOPLE YOU GOT IT FROM.

I'M NOT BRITISH PURCHASING AGENCY.

I CAN'T GIVE IT BACK TO THEM.

THEN TO THE FARMERS YOU ROBBED.

WE DIDN'T ROB ANYBODY.

WE PAID 2 CENTS A POUND, 2 CENTS OVER THE MARKET.

CAL, I SIGN MY NAME, AND BOYS GO OUT,

AND SOME DIE,

AND SOME LIVE HELPLESS WITHOUT ARMS AND LEGS.

NOT ONE WILL COME BACK UNTORN.

DO YOU THINK I COULD TAKE A PROFIT FROM THAT?

I DON'T WANT THE MONEY, CAL!

I COULDN'T TAKE IT.

I THANK YOU FOR THE THOUGHT, BUT...

I'LL KEEP IT FOR YOU.

I'LL WRAP IT AND WE'LL KEEP IT HERE...

I'LL NEVER TAKE IT.

SON, I'D BE HAPPY

IF YOU'D GIVE ME SOMETHING LIKE--

LIKE YOUR BROTHER'S GIVEN ME.

SOMETHING HONEST AND HUMAN AND GOOD.

DON'T BE ANGRY, SON.

IF YOU WANT TO GIVE ME A PRESENT,

GIVE ME A GOOD LIFE.

THAT'S SOMETHING I COULD VALUE.

[WHIMPERING]

CAL!

CAL!

[CRYING]

OH, I HATE YOU!

[WAILING]

[CRYING]

ABRA?

WHAT ARE YOU DOING?

CAL.

OH, CAL.

HE DOESN'T WANT ANYTHING FROM ME.

CAL, DON'T, DON'T.

PLEASE DON'T.

CAL?

ABRA.

CAL?

ABRA!

DON'T YOU EVER TOUCH HER AGAIN.

I DON'T TRUST YOU.

YOU'RE NO GOOD.

YOU'RE MEAN AND VICIOUS AND WILD,

AND YOU ALWAYS HAVE BEEN.

YOU KNOW IT, TOO, DON'T YOU?

FATHER AND I HAVE PUT UP WITH EVERY MEAN AND VICIOUS THING

YOU COULD THINK OF EVER SINCE YOU WERE A CHILD.

WE'VE ALWAYS FORGIVEN YOU,

BUT NOW I DON'T WANT YOU TO GO NEAR ABRA.

I DON'T WANT YOU TO TALK WITH HER. JUST STAY AWAY FROM HER!

YOU WANT TO GO SOMEPLACE WITH ME, ARON?

WHY SHOULD I?

I GOT SOMETHING TO SHOW YOU.

I THINK YOU'LL FIND IT VERY INTERESTING.

WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?

MAYBE OUR MOTHER DIDN'T DIE AND GO TO HEAVEN AFTER ALL.

WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY THAT?

MAYBE SHE DIDN'T. MAYBE SHE'S ALIVE SOMEPLACE.

WHAT ARE YOU UP TO NOW?

REMEMBER WHEN WE WERE KIDS,

WE USED TO MAKE UP STORIES ABOUT HER?

YOU SAID SHE MUST HAVE LOOKED LIKE HEAVEN'S YOUNGEST ANGEL.

REMEMBER THAT?

REMEMBER THAT TIME I SHOT THAT RABBIT?

YOU CRIED AND YOU SAID SHE WOULD'VE CRIED, TOO,

'CAUSE SHE WAS SO TENDER-HEARTED,

AND YOU SAID I WAS BAD. YOU REMEMBER THAT?

I JUST WANT TO SHOW YOU SOMETHING.

IT WON'T TAKE VERY LONG. WHAT'S THE MATTER, YOU AFRAID?

I'M NOT AFRAID TO LOOK AT ANYTHING YOU COULD SHOW ME.

CAN YOU LOOK AT THE TRUTH?

JUST ONCE, HUH?

COME ON.

YOU CAN LOOK AT THE TRUTH JUST ONCE.

CAN'T YOU, HUH?

COME ON.

COME ON. I WANT TO SHOW YOU SOMETHING.

IT WON'T TAKE VERY LONG.

OH, CAL.

HELLO.

OH, CAL.

MOTHER...

THIS IS YOUR OTHER SON, ARON.

ARON IS EVERYTHING THAT'S GOOD, MOTHER.

ARON, SAY HELLO TO YOUR MOTHER.

OH, CAL.

SAY HELLO TO YOUR MOTHER, ARON!

AAH!

NO!

NO!

NO!

[PIANO MUSIC]

"I'M THINKING OF THE LILAC TREES

"THAT SHOOK THEIR PURPLE PLUMES.

"I'M THINKING OF THE RIVULET

"WITH ITS COOL AND SILVERY FLOW,

"OF THE OLD GRAY ROCK THAT SHADOWED IT

AND THE PEPPERMINT--"

WHERE IS ARON?

I DON'T KNOW. I'M NOT MY BROTHER'S KEEPER.

WHERE DID YOU GO?

FOR A RIDE.

WHAT DID YOU QUARREL ABOUT?

YOU.

YOU'RE ANGRY ABOUT THE MONEY.

I'M NOT ANGRY.

I LIKE IT. I THINK IT'S GREAT.

I'M GOING TO GO AWAY.

I'LL TAKE THAT MONEY AND START A LITTLE BUSINESS,

JUST LIKE MY MOTHER DID.

WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT YOUR MOTHER?

I KNOW WHERE SHE IS AND WHAT SHE IS,

AND I KNOW WHY SHE LEFT YOU.

SHE COULDN'T STAND IT.

YOU DIDN'T REALLY LOVE HER ANY MORE THAN YOU DO ME.

BECAUSE OF YOUR GOODNESS, YOUR RIGHTNESS.

YOU NEVER GAVE EITHER ONE OF US AN INCH, EVER,

FOR WHAT YOU THOUGHT WAS RIGHT.

YOU KEPT ON FORGIVING US,

BUT YOU NEVER REALLY LOVED US.

I KNOW WHY YOU DIDN'T LOVE ME--

'CAUSE I'M LIKE MY MOTHER,

AND YOU NEVER FORGAVE YOURSELF FOR HAVING LOVED HER.

ABRA, I'M NOT GOING TO FORGIVE HIM.

I'M NEVER GOING TO FORGIVE HIM.

WHERE'S ARON?

HE'S WITH HER.

WITH HIS MOTHER.

SHE'S OVER THERE IN MONTEREY, IF YOU WANT TO KNOW.

SHE OWNS ONE OF THEM HOUSES.

I TOOK ARON THERE TONIGHT 'CAUSE I WAS JEALOUS.

I'VE BEEN JEALOUS ALL MY LIFE,

SO JEALOUS I COULDN'T EVEN STAND IT.

TONIGHT I EVEN TRIED TO BUY YOUR LOVE.

BUT NOW I DON'T WANT IT ANYMORE.

I CAN'T USE IT ANYMORE.

CAL, DON'T TALK TO YOUR FATHER LIKE THAT.

I DON'T WANT ANY KIND OF LOVE ANYMORE.

IT DOESN'T PAY OFF. THERE'S NO FUTURE IN IT.

NOT ANYMORE.

LET HIM GO IF HE WANTS TO.

NO.

NO, I WON'T.

YOU HATE ME, TOO, DON'T YOU?

I'M AFRAID OF YOU.

WHAT YOU DID TO ARON TONIGHT...

I DON'T KNOW WHAT IT WILL DO TO HIM.

I FEEL LIKE...

I FEEL LIKE I'M TO BLAME, TOO.

Sam: ADAM!

ADAM!

ADAM!

HERE! WHAT IS IT?

HE'S DRUNK, HAD A COUPLE OF FIGHTS, ACTING CRAZY.

HE'S AT THE STATION. I'LL DRIVE YOU DOWN IN MY CAR.

CAL.

CAL.

WHAT HAPPENED BETWEEN YOU AND ARON?

I DON'T KNOW. WHY?

HE'S GONE KIND OF CRAZY.

HE'S DRUNK AND HAD A COUPLE OF FIGHTS.

SEEMS BOUND AND DETERMINED TO GET HIMSELF HURT.

HE'S LEAVING ON THAT TROOP TRAIN TONIGHT,

SAYS HE'S GONNA ENLIST TOMORROW AT KING CITY.

ADAM'S ON HIS WAY TO TALK TO HIM BEFORE THE TRAIN LEAVES.

I THINK YOU BETTER GET DOWN THERE.

YEAH.

MY CAR'S DOWNSTAIRS.

[LOUD SINGING]

ARON!

ARON!

[ARON LAUGHING]

[LAUGHING HYSTERICALLY]

DO YOU KNOW WHAT A STROKE IS EXACTLY?

THIS ONE IS A LEAKAGE OF BLOOD IN THE BRAIN CAUSED BY SHOCK.

THERE HAVE BEEN EARLIER SMALLER LEAKAGES.

THE LEFT SIDE IS PARALYZED AND THE RIGHT SIDE PARTLY.

IN OTHER WORDS, YOUR FATHER IS NEARLY HELPLESS.

IS HE GONNA DIE?

HE MIGHT LIVE A WEEK OR A YEAR.

HE MIGHT DIE TONIGHT.

WILL HE KNOW ME?

YOU'LL HAVE TO FIND THAT OUT FOR YOURSELF.

GOOD DAY.

THANK YOU.

GOOD DAY, DOC.

GOOD DAY, SAM.

CAIN ROSE UP AGAINST HIS BROTHER ABEL

AND SLEW HIM,

AND CAIN WENT AWAY

AND DWELT IN THE LAND OF NOD ON THE EAST OF EDEN.

WHY DON'T YOU GO AWAY SOMEPLACE?

HE'S RIGHT.

NO.

YES, HE IS. HE'S RIGHT.

THAT'S WHAT I'LL DO. THAT'S WHAT I'LL DO.

WHO'S GOING TO WASH THESE THINGS FOR ME?

THANK YOU.

OH, THERE YOU ARE.

HOW IS HE?

OH, HE'S FINE. HE'S MY DARLING.

WASHED HIS FACE, COMBED HIS HAIR.

CAN I GO IN THERE NOW?

JUST FOR A MINUTE. I WANT HIM TO REST.

GOT TO GET A LOT OF SLEEP.

HOW IS HE REALLY?

I'VE SEEN YOU AT THE HOSPITAL.

NOT PART OF THE FAMILY, ARE YOU?

NO.

I DIDN'T THINK SO.

I CAN TELL YOU, I WON'T HAVE THIS JOB FOR LONG.

JUST MY LUCK.

I ALWAYS GET THEM WHEN THEY'RE OLD AND READY TO DIE.

NOW, DOESN'T HE LOOK NICE?

HE'S GOING TO BE A DARLING PATIENT.

HE EVEN TRIED TO SMILE AT ME, DIDN'T YOU, MY DEAR?

I DON'T WANT YOU TO TIRE--

Abra: PLEASE GO.

LISTEN, MISS, DON'T TRY TO ORDER ME ABOUT.

I'LL REPORT YOU TO THE DOCTOR.

Cal: YOU GO OUT OF THE ROOM AND SHUT THAT DOOR.

FATHER...

CAN YOU-- CAN YOU HEAR ME?

I DID AN AWFUL THING...

AND I'M SORRY.

I'M--I'M...

MR. TRASK?

MR. TRASK, CAN YOU HEAR ME?

IS IT JUST CAL YOU WON'T ANSWER?

CAN YOU ANSWER?

I THINK YOU CAN UNDERSTAND ME, THOUGH.

I THINK BEHIND YOUR EYES,

YOU'RE JUST AS ALERT AS EVER.

YOU UNDERSTAND EVERYTHING I SAY,

ONLY YOU CAN'T SHOW IT.

MR. TRASK.

EXCUSE ME, MR. TRASK, FOR...

FOR DARING TO SPEAK TO YOU THIS WAY,

BUT IT'S AWFUL NOT TO BE LOVED.

IT'S THE WORST THING IN THE WORLD.

DON'T ASK ME HOW I KNOW THAT.

I JUST KNOW IT.

IT MAKES YOU MEAN AND VIOLENT AND CRUEL.

THAT'S THE WAY CAL HAS ALWAYS FELT

ALL HIS LIFE.

I KNOW YOU DIDN'T MEAN IT TO BE THAT WAY,

BUT IT'S TRUE.

YOU NEVER GAVE HIM YOUR LOVE.

YOU NEVER ASKED HIM FOR HIS.

YOU NEVER ASKED HIM FOR ONE THING.

CAL'S GOING AWAY, MR. TRASK,

BUT BEFORE HE GOES, WELL...

HE DID SOMETHING VERY BAD,

AND I'M NOT ASKING YOU TO FORGIVE HIM.

YOU HAVE TO GIVE HIM SOME SIGN THAT YOU LOVE HIM,

OR ELSE HE'LL NEVER BE A MAN.

HE'LL JUST KEEP ON FEELING GUILTY AND ALONE

UNLESS YOU RELEASE HIM.

PLEASE HELP HIM.

I LOVE CAL, MR. TRASK, AND I WANT HIM TO BE WHOLE AND STRONG,

AND YOU'RE THE ONLY ONE WHO CAN DO IT.

OH, TRY. PLEASE TRY.

IF YOU COULD--

IF YOU COULD ASK HIM FOR SOMETHING

OR LET HIM HELP YOU SO THAT HE KNOWS THAT YOU LOVE HIM.

OR LET HIM DO FOR YOU.

EXCUSE ME, MR. TRASK...

DARING TO SPEAK TO YOU THIS WAY,

BUT I JUST HAD TO.

HE'S MY PATIENT, AND I MOST CERTAINLY

SHALL REPORT IT TO THE DOCTOR IN THE MORNING.

YOU DON'T KNOW THAT HE ACCUSES YOU.

YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT HE'S THINKING ABOUT.

STOP IT, CAL. ARE YOU GOING TO CRY FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE?

NO.

WELL, THEN STOP IT.

GO AND TALK TO HIM BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE.

I CAN'T.

PLEASE TRY.

I CAN'T.

PLEASE TRY.

GET IT STRAIGHT.

GET THROUGH TO HIM SOMEHOW.

PLEASE TRY, CAL, BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE.

PLEASE.

PLEASE.

IS THERE ANY COFFEE AROUND HERE?

I'LL GET YOU SOME IN A MINUTE.

CAL...

PLEASE TRY.

PLEASE TRY.

IS THERE ANYTHING TO READ AROUND HERE?

WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE?

SOMETHING TO GET MY MIND OFF MY FEET.

THERE'S SOMETHING IN THERE.

Cal: I TRIED TO BELIEVE IT WAS BORN IN ME AND I--

AND I COULDN'T HELP IT, BUT THAT'S NOT SO.

A MAN HAS A CHOICE.

YOU SAID THAT WAS WHERE HE WAS DIFFERENT FROM AN ANIMAL.

I REMEMBER.

A MAN HAS A CHOICE, AND THE CHOICE IS WHAT MAKES HIM A MAN.

YOU SEE, I DO REMEMBER.

LOOK, I CAN'T FIND ANY COFFEE.

GET OUT!

LOOK.

CAL...

DO--DO SOMETHING...

FOR ME.

YES.

THAT W-WOMAN...

THE NURSE...

CAN'T STAND HER.

GET ME ANOTHER.

I CAN'T STAND HER, EITHER.

C-C-CAL...

WHAT DID HE SAY?

HE SAID, "DON'T GET ANYBODY ELSE."

HE SAID, "YOU STAY WITH ME.

YOU TAKE CARE OF ME."

OHH.

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