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EXT. HOMESTEAD - DAY ONE 2
In a LONG SHOT we see Robert E and Grace driving up to the
homestead. There is a large trunk in the back of their wagon.
+CLOSER ON THE HOMESTEAD 2A
As the wagon arrives, MIKE, carrying KATIE, SULLY and BRIAN
come out of the house. They are excited. By their attitudes
we can tell they are a family on a mission.
I'm glad we're getting an early
Wanna be there when the train
Look. Robert E. and Miss Grace.
He hurries off the porch to greet Robert E and Grace. Sully,
Mike and Katie are right behind him.
Brian and Sully help Grace out of the wagon.
You won't believe what it's like
People comin' in from everywhere
to see that Gilda St. Clair. I
had no idea she was gonna draw
such a crowd.
She is a very popular entertainer.
It'll be good for my business. I
just feel bad she's on the same
train as Colleen. It's gonna be
packed at the station.
(looking at the cake)
Colleen's birthday cake?
Chocolate -- with raspberry
I'll take it inside.
Thank you, Brian.
He takes the cake and and goes inside.
+ANGLE - SULLY AND ROBERT E 3
are taking the trunk out of the wagon. Mike and Grace move
over to them. The trunk is is a beautifully constructed wood
and leather one with a metal latch. It has the initials "C C"
burned into the wooden strip on the front of the trunk.
The initials look good.
Yes. Thank you, Robert E.
You all did a fine job puttin' it
together. Glad I could add my
Let's put it in the barn where she
won't see it.
Robert E and Sully head toward the barn with the trunk.
Doesn't hardly seem possible, does
it? One day they're this size,
the next day...
They're turning seventeen.
You nervous 'bout your grown up
girl comin' home from school for
the first time? It's been a
Nervous? No. Excited. Happy.
(admitting it with a
Perhaps a little nervous.
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EXT. TRAIN DEPOT - DAY ONE 5
START CLOSE on banner welcoming Gilda St. Clair ("Colorado
Springs Welcomes Gilda St. Clair") CAMERA PULLS BACK to [see:
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+WIDE] ANGLE ON THE DEPOT 5B
There is a festive feeling in the air. We OVERHEAR snatches of
conversation as PEOPLE wait, excitedly, for the arrival of
Gilda St. Clair. PRESTON is glad-handing the crowd. He passes
+ANGLE - JAKE 5C
JAKE is holding an oversized Key to The City and practicing a
"Colorado Springs welcomes you to
our beautiful town."
"Colorado Springs welcomes you to
our Rocky Mountain town."
Preston passes by him and moves on to:
+ANGLE - LOREN AND HANK 5D
I saw Miss St. Clair sing once.
Ten years ago. I said "Hello" to
her as she passed me. Wonder if
+ANGLE - DOROTHY 6
DOROTHY is writing notes on her pad. PRESTON gives her further
Don't forget to mention the
concert -- there are still tickets
The SOUND of the train is closer. The adrenalin level in the
crowd goes up.
+ANGLE [STREET - DAY 6A
Sully, Mike and family are arriving in town hurrying to beat
the train. We see MATTHEW and EMMA meet their wagon, help them
out and hurry over to the train depot.]
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+THE TRAIN 9
comes into the station. The "GILDA ST. CLAIR" car is painted
and decorated as befits a touring star.
Her own car?
Look at that, she has her own car.
CONTINUED: (2) 9
He shrugs as if it's no big deal to him. Dorothy writes notes
about it on her pad. The train slows to a stop, steam blows.
+MIKE AND SULLY 10
scan the emerging passengers for Colleen.
+ANGLE ON THE SPECIAL CAR 11
Just before Gilda steps off:
"Colorado Springs welcomes you to
our rapidly growing town."
(he's not happy with
that one either)
GILDA ST. CLAIR steps off the train. Extraordinarily
charismatic, Gilda is beautiful, gracious, and charming. The
crowd CHEERS as she steps out of her car and waves.
Jake delivers the speech he's been practicing.
"Miss St. Clair, Colorado Springs
welcomes you to our -- town."
He hands her the oversized Key. She takes it, touched by the
gesture, close to tears:
This is the most wonderful
reception anyone has ever given
me. I will treasure this key --
and majestic Colorado Springs --
(to himself, "why
didn't I think of
Majestic -- .
The crowd CHEERS again, and Gilda holds out her hand to Jake.
He's not quite sure at first what to do, then realizes what's
expected of him. He takes the hand and gently kisses it.
Another CHEER from the crowd. Jake helps her down.
+MIKE AND SULLY 12
are moving through the crowd looking for Colleen. Mike is
beginning to be worried.
Perhaps she didn't make the train.
Mike looks where Sully is indicating.
is stepping out of Gilda's car. Dressed in a fashionable,
sophisticated dress, her hair in a stylistic figure eight knot
caught at the back -- this is not the COLLEEN we've seen
Colleen sees her family. Her face lights up. She waves.
+ON MIKE AND SULLY 14
wondering what happened to the Colleen who went away.
Colleen -- ?
END OF TEASER
EXT. TRAIN DEPOT - DAY ONE 15
Dorothy, Preston, Loren, Emma, and Colleen's family are all
still at the train station. Colleen has joined her family.
She's holding Katie, admiring her. Hank and Jake are still
Oh, Katie! You've gotten so big!
She turns to Mike and Sully.
She's changed so much already.
She's not the only one.
Where did you get that beautiful
Isn't it wonderful? Gilda gave it
She taught me how to do my hair
like this, too. Come on! I want
you to meet her.
I'll get your bags. Brian? Wanna
Brian grins and nods and hurries after Matthew. Emma stays
behind as Colleen, still carrying Katie, leads Mike and Sully
+ANGLE - AT GILDA ST. CLAIR 16
Jake leans in to have a confidential chat with Miss St. Clair.
As Mayor, I was wonderin' if I
could take you to dinner tonight?
I'd be honored.
CONTINUED: (2) 16
Shall we say, seven?
Seven? Sure. Seven.
Colleen arrives with Mike, Sully and Katie in tow.
Miss St. Clair --
Colleen! "Gilda," please.
Gilda. This is my ma -- Dr. Mike,
I was tellin' you about, and my
pa, Sully. And this is my baby
She's even more beautiful than you
I told Gilda you'd take a look at
her throat. She's been havin'
some trouble with it.
Before Colleen can answer, Preston approaches, full of himself.
Miss St. Clair? Preston A. Lodge,
She looks at him blankly; who is this rude man interrupting her
conversation with Colleen and her family? Preston is irritated
that he has to remind her:
I'm the man responsible for
bringing you to Colorado Springs.
Oh, yes. You want to see my
manager, Max Henderson.
CONTINUED: (3) 16
He'll sign the contract.
(turning back to
Colleen promised me a tour of your
Preston tries to mask his embarrassment as Gilda St. Clair
literally turns her back on him in front of a crowd of people.
As Gilda, Mike, Colleen (carrying Katie) walk off:
I'm afraid there's not enough
clinic to warrant a tour. But I'd
be happy to show it to you.
Preston scans the crowd. He sees a man he presumes to be the
+PRESTON'S POINT OF VIEW 16A
A cigar chomping, bowler hat and suit wearing man is ordering
some people about as they unload Gilda's luggage.
walks over to him.
MAX HENDERSON turns to look at Preston.
Preston A. Lodge, III.
Max seems to have no idea who he is, either. Preston is
getting really irritated.
We've been corresponding for three
Oh, yes. Yes, yes, of course.
"Lodge," you said?
Preston A. Lodge, III.
I believe we have contracts to
Right you are. Well, where can a
man get a drink in this town?
(it's not what he had
in mind, but:)
No reason not to mix business and
pleasure, I suppose.
He gestures the way for them to go. As they start to leave:
"Lodge," eh? Good name. Solid.
I like it.
They walk toward the saloon.
INT. CLINIC - DAY ONE 18
Mike has just completed examining Gilda St. Clair's throat.
She has a tongue depressor in her hand. Colleen comes in from
the side door.
Thank you Colleen.
(back to Gilda)
Your throat is inflamed and a bit
How long has it been like this?
The night in Denver is the first I
recall. Colleen recommended a
hot, salt water gargle --
Colleen -- ?
-- and the tree thing, what was
Willow Bark tea, but I didn't have
any with me and it's hard to find
in Denver, did you know that, Ma?
Yes, I know, but -- how did you
(a happy memory)
I went to the Lyric Opera House
with some friends, to see Miss St.
Clair's concert --
Just before curtain, a searing
pain began radiating from my heart
up through my throat. It was
excruciating. I could barely
talk, I knew I couldn't sing.
Max came out front and asked if
there was a doctor in the house.
Max -- ?
My manager. Colleen's friends
pressed her into service, the hot
salt water gargle did the trick
and... the show went on.
I could hardly believe it was
It all sounds very exciting,
I insisted she come back the next
two nights, to make certain I had
the correct proportion of salt to
water for my gargle.
When I found out Gilda was comin'
to Colorado Springs I told her she
just had to see you.
CONTINUED: (2) 18
And here I am.
It's nothin' serious, is it?
Well, if there's no history of
inflammation or pain --
Gilda shakes her head.
-- then it would appear to be
nothing more than strain. Rest
and Willow Bark tea are the best
Gilda relaxes. We see a bit more vulnerability and innocence
in her for the next few lines:
Colleen said I would like you.
She was right.
More to Colleen than Gilda, though directed at Gilda:
Well, thank you.
As Mike puts together some Willow Bark tea for Gilda:
Do you have any plans for tonight?
No, I'm free as a bird.
Maybe you'd like to come out to
our place, help us celebrate my
I'd be honored. Shall we say
Seven would be fine.
CONTINUED: (3) 18
Mike is a little disappointed that it's not going to be just
family, but she doesn't let that show. It is, after all,
Colleen's birthday and it should be just how she wants it.
INT. SALOON - DAY ONE 19
Max and Preston are negotiating. Hank, drying glasses, watches
the two men in amusement.
Twenty percent! We agreed to
We didn't agree to anything. I
wrote to you that I was willing to
go as high as twenty percent. You
wired back that we would work out
the final details when you
I must've been distracted. I
don't usually let things like
percentages get away from me.
Twenty percent is what I offered,
twenty percent is where I stand.
Oh, hell, I don't want to fight
with you, Mr. Lodge, but Gilda
will have my head if she finds out
I settled for twenty percent.
Isn't there something we can work
Maybe you could pay the
transportation costs --
Transportation -- !
Or her expenses while she's here.
You know, lunches, dinners --
Jake said he's takin' her to
He did? So, why don't I take
expenses and --
No. I'll take expenses.
-- leaving me with transportation.
Preston picks up the pen, hands it to Max to sign. Max does,
hands it back to Preston, then, looking at the stuffed bear, to
Say, where could I get me one of
Hank grins, and we go to:
INT. HOMESTEAD - NIGHT ONE 20
Brian is entertaining Katie (who is in her cradle) with her
favorite bunny toy in a corner of the room. There are eight
place settings of the "company" dishes set on the table.
Colleen is getting out the candles for the table as Mike
finishes preparations on the ham dinner.
... and when Gilda was in Chicago,
guess who offered his services to
her, free of charge? Allan
Who's Allan Pinkerton?
He's a clever man who's captured
several bank robbers.
Sully comes inside.
Any sign of them?
CONTINUED: (2) 20
Oh, Ma, the best part! Gilda
actually met Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Colleen, this is all fascinating,
but what about you? How is
Colleen's high energy sags a bit, though she tries to keep up
the appearance, at least, of enthusiasm.
You keepin' up with your studies
But she doesn't sound so sure. She is saved from any further
interrogation by the SOUND of the wagon arriving.
She's here! Oh, my gosh. Does
everythin' look all right?
Everything is fine, Colleen.
Sully walks over to open the door. Gilda and Max enter.
We're late and it's entirely my
fault. Please tell me I haven't
spoiled dinner. I'll throw myself
off a cliff if I've caused you any
Oh, no. Not at all.
What a charming home you have. It
reminds me of Crown Prince
Rudolph's hunting lodge at
CONTINUED: (3) 20
Well, if you would all be seated,
Colleen can help me serve dinner.
They all sit at the table as Mike and Colleen start to serve up
Rudolph was the dearest man. I
met him in London, actually, when
I was there on my first European
EXT. GRACE'S - NIGHT ONE 21
There is no one in the cafe at this hour, except Jake who is
sitting at a small table, a nice sized bouquet of wildflowers
in hand, still waiting for Gilda. Grace comes over; in spite
of herself, she feels sorry for him.
I'll be closin' up soon, Jake.
'nother five minutes, she'll be
You said that half an hour ago.
Loren and Hank wander by, see Jake sitting there alone.
Don't tell me you got stood up,
'course not. She's a little late,
Fall is a little late; Gilda St.
Clair ain't comin'.
Hank and Loren walk off, chortling over Jake's discomfort. The
minute they are out of sight, Jake stands up, hands the flowers
to Grace and walks off. Grace is surprised by his
INT. HOMESTEAD - NIGHT ONE 22
Gilda is still holding court, although the party has moved from
the table to the fireplace. Gilda has a cup of tea. Sully and
Max are not there, but Mike, Colleen and Brian sit in rapt
attention. The table has been cleared. The birthday cake is
on the table, candles in it, not lit.
...there we were, snowed in at St.
Moritz, me with a command
performance to give for King
William II of Wurttemberg, and no
possible way of getting to
Stuttgart on time.
What'd you do?
What could I do? I broke open the
caviar and champagne.
She laughs at her own joke, but her audience, aware of but
unaccustomed to the champagne life style, just look at her.
Mike steps in to save face for Gilda:
You've led such an interesting
Think I could interview you? For
Colleen doesn't want her little brother to impose.
Brian, Miss St. Clair is gonna be
very busy --
No, no, never too busy for the
Brian runs for his "cub reporter" pad before she has a chance
to change her mind.
I always say, 'Love the press --
She starts to cough, tries to talk through it:
-- and the press --
She's coughing hard enough that she cannot keep speaking.
Are you all right?
CONTINUED: (2) 22
Gilda waves her off, even as she's coughing.
Perhaps you could make some more
Colleen runs to do just that, but Gilda recovers before she's
even out of the room.
I'm fine. I'm fine. Now, where
EXT. BARN - NIGHT ONE 23
Sully is bringing the trunk from the barn to the house. It has
a brightly colored ribbon around it. Max meets him.
Ah, Mr. Sully, let me give you a
hand with that.
As he helps Sully carry the trunk.
I understand you're the man to see
about bagging a bear.
'Baggin' a bear?'
I'd like to have one of those
stuffed brutes for my office in
New York City. All the better if
I shot it myself. How much would
you charge to find me one?
Not my line of work.
Come, come, Mr. Sully. Every man
has his price. Why don't you just
tell me what yours is and save us
I don't have a price.
They exit toward the house.
INT. HOMESTEAD - NIGHT ONE 24
Gilda is sipping from her new cup of tea. Colleen urges her to
tell another story. Brian is poised, pen in hand, to write
Tell Ma about the time you met
Ralph Waldo Emerson. He's her
But Sully and Max come in and interrupt the moment.
Happy birthday, Colleen.
Colleen looks up at the trunk as Sully puts it down in front of
her. Colleen is in awe of it.
Oh, my gosh, it's beautiful.
Sully and Matthew built it. I
sanded and oiled the wood. Ma did
the linin'. Then Robert E burned
your initials in.
Colleen is touched by this gift of love from her family.
Colleen feels the lining and then sees an envelope sitting in
the top tray. She takes it out, opens it up. We can see
several bills (money) inside the envelope.
It's from your Grandmother. She
thought it might help with school
expenses... and a little something
left over for a birthday gift.
There's something else -- under
Colleen lifts the tray and sees a beautiful dress. She takes
Emma made it.
It's beautiful. Thank you,
everybody. This is the best
Gilda's voice cuts through the warm, loving feeling in the
The attention shifts back to Gilda.
I didn't bring you a present and
I'm absolutely appalled with
That's all right. There's no need
A solution pops into Gilda's head. She raises her arm to
silence Colleen. Then, dramatically, silently, she unclasps
the necklace she is wearing.
Please accept this necklace as my
She hands the necklace to Colleen. It is too expensive and
completely inappropriate for a college girl.
The Prince of Wales gave it to me
the day I was presented at court
and I would love for you to have
Which gets a big reaction from everyone there.
I couldn't take --
No, that's far too --
I insist. I want you to wear it
every birthday and remember me.
Colleen holds the necklace. It is breathtaking. She wants it
desperately, yet knows it isn't right to accept. Colleen looks
to Mike, who relents and nods, slightly. Colleen puts the
CONTINUED: (2) 24
She stands up and turns a little so everyone can see it.
CONTINUED: (3) 24
She's as proud of her dazzling jewels as anyone could be.
What do you think?
Colleen feels like a Princess in a fairy tale.
Sully and Mike exchange a look and then: MOVE IN ON MIKE, who
is particularly concerned, and:
END OF ACT ONE
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EXT. HOMESTEAD - DAY TWO 26
Colleen is sitting on the porch, her school books with her.
She's trying to do a trigonometry problem. She struggles with
it, puts her pencil down, looks up and sighs. Mike comes up
from her garden, finishing putting some herbs in a bag.
Colleen sees (or hears) her and starts working the problem
again, pretending there's nothing wrong.
Colleen! I didn't hear you come
I thought I'd catch up on some
Mike moves over by her to see what it is.
Trigonometry. How are you doing
All right, I guess. Some of the
other girls already had it so it's
easier for them.
I'd be happy to go through it with
you, if you'd like.
Colleen doesn't want Mike to know just how adrift she is on the
I didn't see Andrew in town
yesterday. Where is he?
He went back to Boston.
He went back?
From Colleen's reaction, Mike realizes that she hasn't given
her daughter enough information. With a smile:
To tell his Uncle he won't be
working for him. He's decided to
settle in Colorado Springs.
Colleen can't stop the pleasure from showing all over her face.
As a matter of fact, I'm going out
today to see a patient he operated
on before he left. Why don't you
come with me, we can talk about
school and all your new friends --
-- I told Becky I'd come out to
see her this morning.
Oh. All right.
But if you need me -- for anything
No, no. This is your free time.
I want you to enjoy yourself.
Brian comes out of the house. Colleen feels she's let Mike
down. Mike notices and lets Colleen off the hook.
You could deliver this bag of
herbs to Mrs. Nelson for her
arthritis, if you like. It's on
the way to Becky's.
I'd be happy to.
CONTINUED: (2) 26
Race ya to town!
Colleen leaps to the challenge. She takes the herbs from Mike
and runs after him. Mike smiles, happy to see her children
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EXT. THE GAZETTE - DAY TWO 29
Gilda St. Clair is looking over the program Dorothy has just
printed up for the concert. Dorothy notices the parasol Gilda
That's a beautiful parasol.
(smiling at her)
Isn't it sweet? These parasols
are de rigeur on the continent.
Dorothy isn't a hundred percent sure of all the words, but the
meaning comes through to her. She wants to show that she knows
about such things.
I believe Michaela's sisters were
talkin' about that when they were
here. Said the parasol protected
the skin, kept it soft.
I'm never without one. You know,
I have my own personal line of
parasols at your Mercantile. You
might want to take a look at them.
Gilda turns her attention back to the program.
Now, the programs.
They are stunning. As nice as any
I've ever seen.
(flattered, but also
There is just one minor, little
detail I wonder if you would be so
good as to change for me.
The order of the songs.
Dorothy looks over the program, aghast. Did she get it wrong?
That's the order your manager gave
I know. Poor Max. He tries, but
he doesn't always think of what's
best for my voice. I need certain
songs to warm up, others to
stretch the chords, and so forth
and so on. You understand.
The only thing is -- I already
printed up the whole batch. I'd
have to throw all these out, start
And that could be expensive.
(hates to admit it,
but it is:)
Don't you worry one iota about the
money. Just bill it to me.
She picks up the program and looks at it again.
CONTINUED: (2) 29
We should start with "Ah, Leave Me
Not To Pine", then segue to...
She is interrupted by Jake, who joins them.
Miss St. Clair --
Oh -- no -- ! Dinner. At seven.
(giving her an out)
I figured something must've come
(not taking it)
No. I forgot. And I'm absolutely
appalled with myself. You must
let me make it up to you. Lunch?
You don't hafta --
I insist. Shall we say noon?
(on his hesitation)
-- just the two of us?
All right. Sure.
It's sounding better and better to Jake. Behind him we see:
+ANGLE - COLLEEN AND BRIAN 30
riding into town.
+ANGLE - TO INCLUDE GILDA, JAKE AND DOROTHY 31
She turns back to Dorothy, hands her the sheet.
We can go over this later.
Gilda starts off, calling back to Jake, on the run:
Don't forget! Noon!
She hurries off to catch up with Colleen, who is dismounting.
Brian rides on to the General Store.
+ON GILDA AND COLLEEN 32
I'm so glad I ran into you. You
must come with me.
I have to make a delivery for Dr.
This won't take five minutes. I
need your advice. It's terribly
We can see that Colleen is being swayed...
INT. GENERAL STORE - DAY TWO 33
At the GILDA ST. CLAIR merchandise display, Loren is writing up
a sale of Gilda's soap while he gives Brian a quote. Emma is
in the corner of the store doing some needlework.
I remember it like it was
yesterday. Miss St. Clair looked
at me as she passed by. Our eyes
locked. Time stopped. I said
"Hello." She smiled. I could
tell she wanted to say somethin'
to me, but then she forced herself
to move on -- and in an instant,
she was gone.
Brian writes it all down.
OMITTED (34) 34
+ANGLE - COLLEEN AND GILDA 34A
come into the store. Loren almost goes into shock. "She" is
in his store. Gilda doesn't even see him. Colleen speaks
loudly enough for everyone to hear.
Emma! Miss St. Clair wants to
talk to you!
Other people in the store turn around at the news, also. Gilda
St. Clair? Talk to Emma? Whatever about? (PROD. NOTE: The
townswomen, up to now, have been very condescending to Emma,
refusing to buy from her even though Michaela has given her
business. It's important to see their attitude change over the
course of the script.)
The dress you made for Colleen was
so soigne. How long would it take
you to make a gown for me. For
The women in the store are astonished at Gilda's choice of
For the concert -- ?
I realize it's short notice. If
you have to work around the clock,
I'll pay whatever it costs.
I'll need to take your
We can do that in my room at the
As Emma collects her tape measure, paper and pencil, Gilda
launches into an explanation.
I walked over to the meadow today
and I was appalled. Behind the
stage -- nothing but green. Green
hills, green trees -- green,
Emma looks at Colleen. She doesn't understand Gilda's point.
CONTINUED: (2) 34A
The gown I brought to wear for the
concert is green. I'll simply
I don't see how you could ever
Emma's ready. Gilda talks as they exit.
No? It happened to me once
already. My Mediterranean Tour.
Come with us, while Emma takes my
measurements. I'll show you my
As they pass Loren. By now he has steeled himself for his
second "conversation" with Gilda St. Clair.
(to Gilda, for the
second time in his
She looks at him curiously (why is he saying hello to her?),
flashes her "star" smile at him, then sweeps past him and
+ANGLE ON BRIAN 34B
watching Loren watch Gilda St. Clair.
INT. GILDA'S ROOM - DAY TWO 35
Colleen is looking at the scrap book, Emma is finishing up
(looking at a
postcard in the
It's so beautiful.
Greece? The temple of Athena is -
- majestic. She was the Goddess
of Wisdom, you know. And a patron
of the arts.
I wish I could go to some of the
places you've been.
But you can.
Colleen looks up at her.
I've been giving this some
thought. I need someone to travel
with me, answer my correspondence,
help me with my wardrobe. You
would get to see the world, and I
would have the benefit of your
Colleen is flabbergasted. Emma looks at Colleen, wide-eyed.
Colleen -- !
What do you say?
I don't know -- I --
You don't have to decide right
this minute. I don't need to know
until after the concert.
Colleen is in a daze, thinking about this life-changing
decision she needs to make by day after tomorrow.
EXT. LIVERY - DAY 36
Robert E and Max are in front of the livery. Sully is riding
into town from the direction of the railroad. At the
Mercantile, CLOUD DANCING is loading supplies into a wagon.
Max and Robert E walk toward the railroad.
-- fella by the name of "Pullman."
He takes railroad cars and gussies
them all up inside, like a regular
hotel room. Fancy pull-down bed
I'm sure I could do it, but it'll
run you a lot of money.
You let me worry about the
expense. You just do what it
takes to make her happy.
As they meet Sully:
Ah! Mr. Sully!
Sully stops to talk to them.
I found me a guide. The gentleman
who owns the Saloon...
We leave at dawn tomorrow to track
down my bear.
Sully is not happy to hear that news.
(to Robert E)
Let's take a look at the car.
I'll show you what I mean.
Sully watches them as they walk off. He rides over to Cloud
Man wants to shoot a bear so he
can put it in his office.
Cloud Dancing takes in the information.
It would be best if you went with
Already told him I wasn't
interested. Hank's takin' 'im.
With Hank, he will find and kill a
It would be best if you went with
CONTINUED: (2) 36
Sully nods, understanding what Cloud Dancing's talking about,
but not yet convinced he should do it. Cloud Dancing gets up
onto the wagon and starts out of town.
EXT. GRACE'S - DAY TWO - CLOSE ON JAKE AND GILDA 37
Gilda, in high spirits again, is telling Jake stories about her
life. He doesn't look like he's having a good time.
CAMERA starts to pull out to eventually reveal Colleen, Brian,
Dorothy, Matthew, Emma, Hank and some of his girls. Everyone
is having a lively, good time, except, of course, poor Jake.
Brian is scribbling notes as Gilda talks.
There I was, in the middle of a
rebellion. Max had disappeared on
some wild-eyed quest. These
terrifying men with rifles were
yelling at me in Cantonese...
You speak Cantonese?
(a laugh; "silly me")
(back to her story)
Well, I didn't know whether I
should break into song or run for
She laughs; they all laugh. All except Jake. Grace brings a
bill over and hands it to him. He looks at it and nearly
faints. They have a whispered conversation about it:
I ain't payin' this.
You told me you were buyin' lunch.
That's when it was just me and
Oh, Grace, is that the bill? Just
send it to me. I'll take care of
You gonna let a woman pay for your
She's the one who invited all
As Grace walks off with the bill, Colleen notices a wagon
coming into town.
+COLLEEN'S POINT OF VIEW 37A
An ELDERLY LADY and her grown SON are coming into town.
+RESUME ANGLE 37B
Colleen is surprised. Brian turns to her:
Ain't that the Nelson's wagon?
Colleen suddenly remembers, everything. She stands up
Mrs. Nelson's arthritis! I
She starts running after the wagon. Gilda calls after her.
Colleen! I was just getting to
the best part!
Colleen doesn't respond, she just keeps going.
EXT. CLINIC - DAY 37C
As Colleen comes running up to the Clinic, Mrs. Nelson's son is
helping his mother through the door. Mike is outside, behind
him. She turns and looks at Colleen, concerned, a bit upset.
Colleen -- what happene