The Last Picture Show Script - Dialogue Transcript

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The Last Picture Show Script




President Truman will be here tomorrow,

so you folks in Dallas turn out.



This is Cowboy Rhythms

on KTRN, Wichita Falls.



Here's Hank Williams' hit tune,

"Cold, Cold Heart."



You ain't ever gonna

amount to nothing.



Already spent a dime this morning,

ain't even had breakfast.



Give me the chalk.



Why don't you comb your hair, Sonny?

It sticks up.



I'm surprised

you had the nerve to show up...



...after that stomping

you took last night.



What'd you say?



Could've been worse.






You can say that about everything.



A few teams have had

some luck with tackling.



Keeps the other team

from scoring so often.



Sounds too rough for me.



You don't care

if it was your last game.



You'll never get stomped

for your high school ball team again.



- Where's your school spirit?

- Don't know.



You working today?



The truck's being greased.



See, this is what I get for betting

on my own hometown ball team.



I ought to have better sense.



Wouldn't hurt if you had

a better hometown.



Mind pointing that

at the floor till I get by?



I don't want my eye poked out.



Don't let Billy get too far away.



You're damn more dangerous in

a pool hall than on a football field.



You ever heard of tackling?



Hey, Duane!



Boy, I froze my ass last night!



Why can't you kids learn to tackle?



How about taking Genevieve some

change, as you're going that way?



Toss me one!



Look, Larry, they can catch.



Feisty sons of bitches.

Wish they could tackle.



Or do something useful.



Team wasn't worth

a kiss-my-ass this year.



Fade out, Crawford. One more time.



All right, you boys. Cut it out.



I got enough problems

without you playing that game.



We could've run off to Mexico

with this, you know.



- Play the new one we heard.

- Which one?



Down payment on breakfast.

Let someone rich play the jukebox.



Nobody rich would eat here.



- I ain't very hungry.

- Well, I am.



You want the pickup first?



I oughtn't always get it first.

It's half yours.



- Go ahead.

- You sure?



Yes. Anyways, I got

lots of deliveries to make.



And I have to go clear to Ranger.



I'll be lucky to get back

for the second show.



My goodness, Sonny. Frank oughtn't

work you so late on weekends.



That's what I tell him.



You ain't got in in time

to see the comedy in three weeks.



Hope you don't want popcorn.

There ain't none.



And you missed the newsreel too.



The main show's done started,

so I'll just charge you    cents.



Thanks, Miss Mosey.



I was wondering if my daughter had

deserted us, when I heard her voice.



Kay was our only daughter.



A father's not supposed to have

favourites, but when it's Kay...



- You smell good.

- You like it?



- What's that?

- An atomizer.



What'd you get? A present?



Who from?






I decided you had a wreck.



What's happened? You look different.



- I do?

- Yeah.



You look all lit up inside.



You're not wearing

your usual deadpan look.



That "How'd I get

into this family?" look.






You've been taking the vitamins

Dr. Gray sent you.



That's right.



I guess I'll get me

some of those vitamins.



I'll get it, Delilah.



What's wrong?

She looks kind of queer.



Guess what?






It's our anniversary.






We've been going steady

a year tonight.






Seems like a lot longer.



You should've got me

some anniversary present.



You can have another stick of gum.

That's all I got.



You can give me the dollar

it cost me and Marlene for the show.



What are y'all doing

back here in the dark?



He's coming for me soon.



I'll get your coffee.



Where'd the boys go?



Ben had some date.

Tommy's at basketball practice.



- Bring the coffee, please.

- Yes, Miss Banks.



I don't see why they should get

the pickup first all the time.



All they ever want to do

is neck anyway.



Buckley says it's not too young

for a man to marry.



I didn't marry your mother

till I was   .



- Need some help, Jessie?

- Yeah, sure do.



- So long, Sam.

- Bye.



- Sure did like the picture.

- Well, good.



Crack your window.

Leave the motor on.



It's just too cold in here.



Your hands are like ice.



Put on my gloves.



What's the matter with you?

You act plain bored.









You said this was our anniversary.



Let's do something different.



Well, I like that. You cheapskate.



Didn't get me a present,

and now you want to get me pregnant.



My God, Charlene!

It was just my hand.



One thing leads to another.



My mama told me

how that old stuff goes.



We'll have plenty of time for that

when we get married.



You wasn't no livelier than me.



Because you ain't good-looking enough.

You ain't even got a ducktail.



Well, anyway, I'm done late.



Let's go on home.



Some anniversary.



If that's the way you feel about it,

I'd just as soon break up.



I don't want to spoil

no more anniversaries for you.



That's the way

nice girls get treated.



I might've known

you wasn't dependable.



You wasn't even in the backfield.



This jacket's got a hole,

but don't ask me to sew it for you.



Give me back my pictures too.



I don't want you showing them

and telling how hot I am.



You wasn't very hot.



I hope you ain't down about Charlene.



- I ain't blue about her.

- What are you blue about then?



Ain't nobody to go with in this town.



Jacy's the only pretty girl in school,

and Duane's got her.



I'd call that his tough luck.



You don't have to eat so fast.

You ain't in a race.



Jacy'd bring you more misery

than she'll ever be worth.



Did your dad give you this?



He needs all he's got.



Wouldn't hurt you to take something

from him once in a while.



I don't know. You and Duane

both in a boarding house.



Him with the mother and you

with the father. Don't seem right.



And your dad's taking

too many pills, you know.



But I'm no one to talk.



I never got on with Mama.

I still don't.



I hear Dan's going back to work soon.



I guess you'll be quitting

before long.



We got $     worth

of doctor bills to pay.



I will probably be making

cheeseburgers for your grandkids.



What are my chances this morning

of interesting you kids in John Keats?



None at all.



Joe Bob?



I read that poem of his

about the nightingale.



I didn't think it was so good.



Sounded like he wanted

to be a nightingale.



I don't think he wanted

to be a nightingale, Joe Bob.



Maybe he just wanted to be immortal.



All you have to do to be immortal

is lead a good Christian life.



Anyone can do it

if they love the Lord.



Well, maybe so, Joe Bob. Maybe so.



Here now, let me read you this:



When old age

shall this generation waste



Thou shalt remain

in midst of other woe



Than ours, a friend to man,

to whom thou say'st:



"Beauty is truth, truth beauty,"...

that is all



Ye know on earth,

and all ye need to know.



Run, you little pissants, run!



Tough it out!

You gotta be men like the rest of us.



None of you pretty enough to be women.

Here, Joe Bob.



Quit flapping your arms.

You look like a damn goose.



Even a preacher's boy

ought to be in shape.



What kind of female will you ever get?



Tough it out!



Run, you little pissants.



All right, off the court.



If y'all didn't jack off so much,

maybe you could stay in shape.



Come here a minute, Sonny.



You do me a favour,

and I'll do you one.



Sure, coach.



My old lady's got to go

to the doctor tomorrow.



You know women.

Always something wrong.



I guess.



Take it from me. Anyway, I don't

have time to drive her.



Now, if you'll do this for me,

I'll get you out of civics class.



I'll be glad to.

The best offer I've had all day.



Tell her you got to get back for

practice so she won't stay too long.



I've got enough bills to pay already.



"Know what the trouble is with you?

You ain't got no school spirit."



You need a haircut.



Come on, Jimmie Sue.

We're hungry over here too.



I'm coming. Hold your horses!



Better watch it.

Here comes your mama.



We're having supper at home tonight.



I expect you there

in    minutes, you hear?



Okay, Mama.

I was just giving the boys a ride.



Here's a tune that's been

on the hit list for some weeks.



Tell us the name.



What is it?



What is it, huh?



- "Shrimp Boats."

- You got it!



Very good, Thomas.

You were in on that too.



There's $   . We're going along fine.



Now we come to City Limits.

This is...



Guess you hate me tonight.



I love you, but I love Duane too.

Even if you don't like it.



I don't care. I'd just hate

to see you marry him.



You wouldn't be rich anymore.



I don't care about money.



You're pretty stupid then.



You married Daddy when he was poor,

and he got rich, didn't he?



Scared your daddy

into getting rich, beautiful.



If Daddy could do it, Duane could too.



Not married to you.

You're not scary enough.



You're rich and miserable.

I don't want to be like you.



Not much danger of that.



- You slept with him?

- Mama!



Go to the doctor

and arrange something...


            you don't have to worry

about babies. You must be careful.



But it's a sin unless you're married.

You know I wouldn't do that.



Don't be so mealy-mouthed!



I thought if you slept with him...


            might find there isn't

anything magic about him.



Then we can send you

to a good school...



I don't want to leave.



Why can't I stay

and go to college in Wichita Falls?






Everything is flat and empty here.



And nothing to do!



Can I have some of that?



Help yourself. Don't you have any?



Yeah, but I feel like

smelling good right now.



Don't you ever feel like

doing anything right now?



Leave your face just like that.



All you need is

a little eyebrow pencil.



Okay. Good night.



Just remember, beautiful, everything

gets old if you do it often enough.



So if you want to find out about

monotony real quick, marry Duane.



Number one hit in the country,

right here on KTRN...



... your mutual station

in Wichita Falls.



Our old friend

Hank Williams wrote that.



You're with us on Strike it Rich.



I'd like to remind you that

we're on television every day.



That's right, Monday through Friday

at   :   a.m., New York time.



Also, every morning,

we're on radio on another network.



Check your paper for times.



And every Wednesday night at  :  

right back here on television again.



For tickets, all you have

to do is write to:



Strike it Rich

Box     Grand Central Annex...






- Abilene, you asleep?

- No.



Feel like company?



I thought I'd drive out,

see how my well is coming.



Drill hard.

You're better at oil wells anyway.



Hello, Sonny. What you want?



Coach said you need a driver.



Didn't he tell you?



No, he didn't mention it.

I thought he'd drive me himself.



I guess he just couldn't get off.



Let me just get the radio.



Is it something bad?






It's something...






Thank you.



Here's the keys.



I guess I'd better

be getting back to school.



It was nice of you to drive me.



Well, it beats sitting

through civics, ma'am.



Wouldn't you like to come in

and have a soda?



If you can stand me

for a few more minutes.



I hate these northers.



Would you prefer milk?

Sit at the table.



Or you can go now if you want.



I was just scared to be alone.

I'm sorry I made you come in.



I'll take a Dr Pepper.



You'll never forgive me, I know.



Go on. You don't have

to stay any longer.



Thank you for the Dr Pepper.



I guess you'll be glad

when basketball season's over.






Coach probably don't get

to stay home much...



...during football

and basketball season.



My God, you don't know

a thing about it, do you?



You better go on

to basketball practice.



Thanks for the Dr Pepper.



- Hi, Jacy.

- Oh, hi.



Duane coming?



- You know Bobby Sheen at Wichita Falls?

- I met him at the country club.



He's having this midnight

swimming party tonight.



- You want to run over there with me?

- I can't.



You hear about the last one?



His folks were gone to Miami,

and everybody swam naked.



His folks are gone again,

so it'll be pretty wild.



Sure wish you could come.

Bobby has great parties.



A lot of kids from the club

gonna be there.



Gee, Lester, I'd like to go.



I'll have a big problem

with Duane, though.



Well, don't go off without me.

Maybe I can.



Hi, Duane.



What did Lester want?



Oh, Lester. He's such a bore.



- Hey, Abilene.

- What do you say, buddy?



Hey there.



Merry Christmas.



This is Jackie Lee French.

This is Lois Farrow, my boss's wife.



What do you mean,

kissing her like that?



- I ought to slap your face.

- Well, why don't you just kiss my ass?



I never come to referee no fight.



Well, good then. Come dance with me.



Get yourself a drink, honey.

I'll be back.



Hi, Ruth.



Wait for me outside.



- A thousand barrels of oil a day.



It's too hot in here.

Let's go outside.



I don't want drunks

tromping on my feet.



I have something for you anyway.



- Hey, Sonny.

- Hey.






Hi, Sonny.



Hi, Dad.



How you doing?






That's good.



See you.






You mean my Christmas present.



I haven't had time to get you

anything yet. I had no time to shop.



Hope you like it.

I saved for six months.



Oh, it's just beautiful.



It's just what I've been wanting.



You're so sweet,

spending all that money on me.



You're so sexy, Duane.



I wish I didn't have

to leave you tonight.



Well, you don't.



I do too.

I could just kill my mother.



She made me promise to go to a swim

party in Wichita with Lester Marlow.



- His folks are rich. Don't be mad.

- I ain't mad, but goddamn it!



It's all Lester's fault.

He keeps asking Mama.



- I want to stay with the man I love.

- Goddamn...



No, Duane! I gotta go. I gotta go.



Why you asking my girl out?



- Turn me loose!

- When you're ready to fight.



Let's have it out!



Here, knock off that shit, boys.

This is the Christmas season.



Run along, Wichita.



I can't stand here all night

protecting your shoeshine.



I don't know what to do about him.

He's so crazy about me.



Nothing against Duane,

but that's a roughneck for you.



They aren't sophisticated

about these things.



Well, merry Christmas.



Come in and let's have

some punch, boys.



Hi, Sonny.



Oh, hi.



Want to help me?






You're not dancing.

Don't you have a girlfriend?



I did. We broke up

a couple of months ago.



Oh? Why?



Mind my asking?



I was going with Charlene Duggs.



She thought I got fresh with her.

I never did, really.



We broke up because we didn't like

each other much to begin with.



I hope you're not sad about it.



I don't think Charlene's

near nice enough for you.



I didn't see you dancing.



No, I don't dance much.



Will you drive me

to the clinic again next week?



Oh, you bet.



We better not dawdle here.






Hey, look! New victims!



Hi, Jacy.



Glad you made it. We're dressed

informally, as you can see.



You know Annie-Annie.



You want to join the club?






You gotta get undressed

out there on the diving board.



So everybody gets to watch.



- We all did the first time.

- That's the rule.



Yeah, I did it last Easter.









Everybody out for the strip show!



Look out.



Don't pay attention to Sandy.

He's my brother.



If he gooses you,

I'll make him go to bed.



Goodness. I hope

I don't fall off this thing.



Sandy can fish you out if you do.



Duane, been looking for you.

Where's Jacy?



Don't remind him.

We just got him quiet. Want a drink?



- Where'd you get it?

- In a guy's car.



- He weren't looking.

- Let's do something.



Why don't we hunt up some pussy?



You wouldn't know what to do

with it if we found some.



What happened?



Lester took his girl

to a swimming party.



Let's all go out and get a fuck.



I know where's a heifer.

It belongs to my Uncle Hank.



Why the hell not?



- A heifer beats nothing.

- Pussy's pussy.



I don't want no heifer.



- We ought to buy Billy a piece of ass.

- We oughtn't let him die a virgin.



Mama says idiot kids don't live long.



He ain't no idiot.

He just don't talk.



Bet he's still a virgin.



Hey, we ought to fix him up

with Jimmie Sue.



- It'd make no difference to Billy.

- We shouldn't try anything like that.



Why not? It wouldn't cost us

more than $ .  .



If that's all,

we should get her ourselves.



Shit! A heifer's better

than Jimmie Sue.



Get the stupid thing in here.

I ain't got all night.



Come on, let's get

those pants off, boys.



- You won't be a virgin much longer.

- We're gonna get you laid.



Grab on now. Come on, do your job.



Get her, Billy-boy!



This is the dumbest thing!



He don't even know what to do!



It worked for me.



Put it to her, boy!



- Get her, Billy.

- Come on, screw it to her, boy.



Stop that yelling out there.



It ain't even in!






Goddamn, you stupid little thing!



Couldn't even wait.

Look at this mess!



You okay, Billy?



You all right?



Well, now I know.

Idiots as bad as Mexicans.



Don't bother me no more

for that crazy thing.



Wouldn't mess with him again

for less than three and a half.



Which one of you bloodied his nose?



I told you not to fight with Billy.

He don't understand about fighting.



What happened?



- It weren't none of us, Sam.

- No, it was Jimmie Sue.



Jimmie Sue?

How'd he get messed up with her?



We bought him a piece of ass. Thought

he was tired of being a virgin.



She got mad about something

and bloodied his nose.



You boys get on out of here.



I don't want to have no more

to do with you.



Scaring a poor, unfortunate

creature like Billy...



...just so you could

have a few laughs.



I've been around

that trashy behaviour all my life.



I'm getting tired

of putting up with it.



You can stay out of

this pool hall, my café...



...and my picture show too.



I don't want no more of your business.



We didn't mean for anything

bad to happen, Sam. We...



You didn't even have

the decency to wash his face.



We're his best customers.

He can't run us off.



Can he?



Lucky I fell asleep. I'd hate

not being able to shoot no pool.



You sure he won't come?



You know he won't.

He's starting basketball practice.



It's all right.



I'm sorry I cried.



Just scared, I guess.



He ain't gonna come.



They're probably

running plays right now.



No, not scared of that.



Scared I could never do this,

I guess.



Can't seem to do anything

without crying about it.



How could you like me?



I like you.



I'm glad.



Come on in. I ain't gonna

throw bottles at you.



What've you been doing?

You lost weight.



Ain't had any of

your cheeseburgers in weeks.



Come on. I'll fix you one.



Even though that wasn't a nice thing

y'all done to Billy.



You can't blame Sam.



- Was that your idea?

- No.



- Duane's?

- Huh?



He was there, wasn't he?



He didn't have the decency

to own up to it.



Don't worry, I won't tell on him.

I should, though.



Sure smells good.



One thing I know for sure.



You can't sneeze here without

somebody offering a handkerchief.



- What you mean?

- Nothing.



It's an awful small town

for any kind of carrying on.



Don't forget to put onions on.



And some people got a lot of guns.



All right, you don't need

my advice anyway.



Why don't you go play a record?

These'll be done in a minute.



Just come in to say hello

to Genevieve.






Food's getting cold.



What you grinning about?



Chicken-fry me a steak.

Try to use meat this time.



I heard about

the ball game last night.



    to   .



Must be pretty near a record.






I'm sorry.



I reckon y'all need glasses.



Now, hold still.



Want some more cookies?



- More milk?

- I'm full.



How come you've stayed with the coach?



You don't like him much.



I wasn't brought up

to leave a husband.



I guess that's why.



Maybe I was just scared to.



I never noticed how ugly this room is.



What's your favourite colour?



I don't know. Blue.



- Maybe I'll repaper it.

- Why'd you marry him?



I don't know.

My mother didn't like him.



Maybe that was it.



Well, I was    years old.



I thought hairy-chested

football coaches were about it.



I'm gonna buy us a new quilt.



A blue one.



What you think he'd do if he found us?



Shoot us, probably.



He's always glad to have an excuse

to use his deer rifle.



I thought you boys wanted to fish.

Keep an eye on them corks, Billy.



I don't think there's anything

here except turtles.



That's what I like about it,

tell you the truth.



- Want to try one?

- Sure.



I never liked to clean fish

or eat them either.



You spend half your time

picking out bone.



I just come out here

to get a little scenery.



Too pretty a day to spend in town.



You wouldn't believe

how this country's changed.



First time I seen it,

there wasn't a mesquite tree on it.



Or a prickly pear neither.



I used to own this land, you know.



First time I watered a horse

at this tank...



...was more than    years ago.



I reckon the reason

I drag you out here is...



...l'm as sentimental as the next

fellow when it comes to old times.



Old times.



I brought a young lady

swimming out here once...



...more than    years ago.



It was after my wife

had lost her mind.



And my boys was dead.



Me and this young lady

was pretty wild, I guess.



In pretty deep.



We used to come here on horseback

and swim without no bathing suits.



One day she wanted to swim

the horses across this tank.



Kind of a crazy thing to do,

but we done it anyway.



She bet me a silver dollar

she could beat me across.



She did.



This old horse I was riding

didn't want to take the water.



But she was always looking

for something to do like that.



Something wild.



I bet she's still got

that silver dollar.



Whatever happened to her?



She growed up.



She was just a girl then, really.



Let me help you with that.



Why didn't you ever marry her

after your wife died?



She was already married.



Her and her husband was young

and miserable with one another...


            so many

young married folks are.



I thought they'd change

with some age...



...but it didn't turn out that way.



- Is being married always so miserable?

- Not really.



About    percent of the time,

I guess.



We ought to go to

a real fishing tank next year.



It don't do to think

about things like that too much.



If she was here,

I'd probably be just as crazy now...


            I was then

in about five minutes.



Ain't that ridiculous?



No, it ain't really.



Being crazy about a woman like her

is always the right thing to do.



Being a decrepit old bag of bones,

that's what's ridiculous.



Getting old.



I'm glad I wasn't on fire.



I'd have burned to death

before you got one button undone.



I'm going to get a drink of water.



I wondered where you went.

Annie-Annie asleep?









You a virgin?



Guess I am.



Too bad.



- I don't want to be, though.

- I don't blame you.



Come see me when you're not.



Why don't we just go someplace?

I'm sick and tired of this town.



- You're my only friend.

- Go and stay gone?



Except Jacy. No, I don't know.



Hey, we go to Mexico.

Be back sometime Monday.



- Would the pickup make it?

- Yeah. How much money you got?



Thirty bucks, about.



Well, I got   .

We can make it on that. Come on!



You guys want...



- Where you going?

- Mexico.






Better come with us, Sam.

We're headed for the valley.



- Where did you say?

- Mexico.



- It's about the wildest.

- All the way down.



You going all the way to Mexico

tonight in this old heap of junk?



My God!



Reckon the town will get along

without us till Monday?



I reckon.



If I was young enough,

I'd go with you.



- Need any money?

- No, we got plenty.



Well, you'd better take some

for some insurance.



Take money below that border,

it sort of melts sometimes.



Thanks, Sam.



Try not to drink too much

of that buggy water.



We'll just drink beer and tequila.



You catch the clap, you'll wish

you hadn't drunk nothing.



Oh, well.



We'll see you.



- Thank you.

- So long.



Hey, wake up!



We're back.



My stomach don't feel so good.

Got any more Tums?



You ate them all

before we got to San Antonio.



Genevieve will have something.

My stomach don't feel so good.









I ain't never seen her closed before.



No, not even for Christmas.



Maybe Sam will have something.

I'm sick.



Well, it ain't that early.



Must be some kind of holiday.



Sam don't close on holidays.



Maybe he had to go someplace.



Let's go ask Andy.



- Somebody will steal the town.

- Where is everybody?



- Asleep. Everybody that's got sense.

- Why'd Sam close the café?



Oh, yeah. Y'all been gone, ain't you?



Gone to Mexico.



- You don't know about it.

- What?



Sam died yesterday morning.






Yep. Quite a blow.



Keeled over one of

the snooker tables, had a stroke.



Sam the Lion?



Yep. Sam's dead.



He was quite a fellow.



He had his own way of doing things,

that's for sure.



They found his will.

Craziest thing you ever heard.



He left you the pool hall, Sonny.

What do you think about that?



He left Genevieve the café.



That's the only thing he done

that made any sense.



Left the picture show

to old Miss Mosey.



Hell, she's too far gone

to even run a popcorn machine.



And the craziest thing of all...



...he left $     to Joe Bob Blanton,

the preacher's boy.



Beats all I ever heard of.



He could just as easily

left that to me.



I deserve it at least as much

as that ignorant little bastard.



Anyhow, it's done.



They're burying him tomorrow.



Come in.



- I love you.

- I love you too.



Oh, Duane, hurry.



What's wrong, honey?



I don't know.



That tickles.

I can't stand to be tickled.



What's the matter?

Aren't you gonna do it?



I don't know what's wrong.



How could anything be wrong?

Just go on and do it.



What's the matter with you?



I don't know, something's happened.



Get off a minute!

You might fall and mash me.



I don't know what happened.



It was Mexico.

No telling what you got down there.



I hate you!

I don't know why I dated you.



I don't know what happened.



Put your clothes on.

You think I want to look at you naked?



I knew you couldn't do it.

I'll always be a virgin!



What do we say?

The whole class knows.



I want to cry.

You're the meanest boy ever.



My mother was dead-right about you.



I don't know what happened.



Don't go out there!

We haven't had time to do it.



I don't want anyone to know.

You better not tell.



You just pretend it was wonderful!



I'm sorry, I don't know what happened.



If you say that again, I'll bite you!



Tell us about it. What was it like?



I just can't describe it.



I just can't describe it in words.



I can do it now. I know I can.



Quit prissing! I don't think

you did it right anyway.



Come on.



It's your graduation present.

Hope you like it.



I never seen one as nice.



- Hello?

- Jacy?



What's on your feeble mind?



Same as been. I want a date.



Why don't you just go back to Mexico?



I guess girls are easier

to please there.



Just go with me one more time.



You can at least see me.



Pester someone else.

I got a new boyfriend.



- I can't be talking to you.

- Who?



Bobby Sheen, of course.



- You crazy?

- I certainly am not.



I guess I wanted to go with him

all along and never realized it.



Maybe we'll see you

in Wichita sometime.



Goddamn it! Goddamn it to hell!



I hate to see you go.



I don't got a goddamn thing

to stay for.



Roughnecks say you can get a job

in Odessa anytime.



Come on back if you don't.



You hear they busted up, let me know.



Why don't we watch the movie?



Hi, I didn't hear you.



Gene home?



No, he and Mama went to the club.



What are you doing home

on a Saturday night?



Bobby Sheen ran off and got married.



Annie-Annie Martin.



Want me to turn the TV off?



No, I'm gonna go play pool.

Tell your dad the well came in okay.



I wish I could go to the pool hall.

I've always wanted to.



It's terrible, the things

girls aren't allowed to do.



Well, hell, come on.

I'll show you the pool hall.



Aren't people there?



If there are,

they'll be in back asleep now.



Won't bother us. I got my own key.



Okay, I will then.



Goodness, it sure is dark in here.



What a night. I never thought

something like this would happen.



How about hopping out?



He's just awful!

Why do you fool with him?



- Daddy's nicer than him, isn't he?

- He sure is.



Your daddy's a very nice man.



I ought to give Abilene hell

instead of him.



Bobby was the last one.

I'm just gonna be an old maid.



That's just the way it goes.

You win a few, you lose a few.



What do you do?



Nothing's ever the way

it's supposed to be.



You're right. Come on.



I want to tell you something.

What I've done hasn't worked out well.



I think maybe we better think

of something else for you.



I guess Ruth Popper's got

about as good a setup as anyone.



Why, sure. Sonny's reasonably

good-looking and he's young.



Don't you know?

It's been going on about six months.



- I thought you kids knew everything.

- That's silly!



She's    years old.



So am I, honey.

It's kind of an itchy age.



Want an orange?



I don't believe it.



Sonny's always wanted to go with me.



Pretty easy shot, sheriff.



Sheriff, we got trouble.



Goddamn you, Monroe!

You made me scratch.



Sorry, sheriff, but Johnny Clarg's

little girl's been kidnapped.



The preacher's boy

put her in his car two hours ago.



What the hell? Maybe Joe Bob

just give her a ride home.



Be doing her a favour

in this hot weather.



Who'd want to kidnap Molly Clarg?



I just know she's not home.



They was seen headed toward Olney.



Mrs. Clarg's afraid

that Joe Bob might be...



Gonna molest her or something.



You and these boys come with us.



If that's the way it is,

no telling what we'll find.






Get him! Ain't you going to?



Here's my little girl.



He's the one that done it.

Why don't you get him?



If my husband was here,

he'd kill him dead.



What'd you do to that child?

We know you done something.



Come on.






Here now, grab her.

None of this goddamn frenzy.



It's the Lord's justice, son.



You'll suffer with the murderer

and the thief.



Sonny, drive that Plymouth to town.

We gotta get this man to jail.



- Doctor said he did nothing.

- Never had the guts.



- Preacher's boy.

- Sheriff figured he done something.



Isn't it terrible, Sonny?

Did you see anything?



Nothing to see except Mrs. Clarg.



If she had a gun,

she might've killed us all.



Joe Bob didn't do nothing.



He must've done something.

It scares me to death.



You never can tell when something

terrible is gonna happen.



It's okay. They got him now.



I called you before.



You did?



I felt lonesome. Thought you might

want to drive around.



Well, I'm supposed to be someplace.



I'm still a little scared.

Please take me riding.



Where will we drive?



Ever hear from Duane?



Got a postcard.



I really feel sad about that.



He makes     a month.

Said he bought a car.



I'll always be a little in love with

Duane. We had too much against us.



It wasn't easy

being the one to break up.



- Sonny?

- What?



Not here.



I'm too old for screwing in cars.



I don't like to hurry.



Why don't we go to Wichita

and get a motel room?



I'm afraid to.

My folks are watching me.



They know I don't want

to go to college.



They might think we'll run off

and get married.



We'll do it when it's safe.



We got all summer.



- Hey, Duane.

- Hey, buddy!



You turned roughneck.



Had to so I could keep

the pool hall open.



- When did you get in?

- About  :  .



I thought I'd surprise you.



Is this yours?



How about that?

      miles and she runs like new.



- Do you want a beer?

- Not me.



That's all I eat

for breakfast anymore.



Hey, sure is a nice car.



I like to drive it so much, I thought

I'd drop home for the weekend.



You can't take too good care

of a car like this.



I wash her every week.



It looks great.



Hear about Joe Bob?



I always knew he was crazy.



He didn't do nothing, except get her

to take her underpants off.



He's out of jail now.



You still screwing that old lady?



No. Yeah.

I've been kind of busy.



I seen old Leroy last week.



He thought you and Jacy

been going together.



Yeah, we have, a little.



She's been bored, so sometimes

we go eat Mexican food.



I hear that ain't all you been eating.



Whoever told you that don't know

what he's talking about.



I been going with her. Why not?



I never said I blamed you for it.

I don't much.



I never thought you'd do that.

We was friends.



We are. What you so mad for?

I never done nothing to you.



- Screwing my girl ain't nothing?

- I ain't.



- Hell, you ain't!

- Well, I ain't.



- She's not your girl.

- She is!



- You don't live here no more.

- That makes no difference!



I'm getting her back.

She'll marry me someday.



- She won't.

- We're meant to get married.



She's off to college soon.



I doubt I'll get to go with her

myself, once she gets off.



I didn't think it could hurt

to go with her this summer.



- She'll never marry you.

- Don't tell me she won't!



She'd never let you screw her.

I was just seeing how honest you was.



Jacy'd never let you.

You ain't that good a cocksman.



You never even screwed Charlene

all that time.



Course I didn't! You know why?



Because you had the pickup

all the time Saturday night.



I didn't have time to screw her.



I could've done it in five minutes

without a pickup.



She only went with you because

you was in the backfield...



...and I was in the line.

- What are you saying? We was in love.



You was. She likes me as much

as she ever liked you.



- That's a lie.

- I'll stay with her all night too.



- She promised.

- You won't.



Why shouldn't I?



She told me you couldn't do it

that time in Wichita Falls.



What happened?



This is your Turntable Matinee

on KTRN...



... where you can hear Fulton Lewis Jr.

Every Monday through Friday,  :   p.m.



Now here's Hank Williams.



There's a lady in the waiting room.

She sent you this.



Could you tell her I'm asleep?






All right.



That too cold?



No, it's great.



Say, I hear Duane joined the Army.



Good place for him too.



He didn't mean to hit me

with the bottle.



That boy's always had

meanness in him.



Jacy's the kind of girl that

brings out the meanness in a man.



She's just like her grandmother.



I hadn't ought to talk about them.

We was all good friends once.



Dan roughnecked with Gene Farrow.



He and Lois used to live

in this one-room place...



...over the newspaper office.



Lois couldn't afford a flour sack,

much less a mink.



I've always had

a soft spot for her, though.



I wondered a lot of times

what would've happened...



...if my Dan had made

the strikes that Gene made.



They offered that rig to him first.



Dan Morgan never took a chance

in his life.



Do you wish y'all had made it?



Sure, I wish we'd made it.



I guess the Army won't take me

now I just got one good eye.



You want to go to Korea

and get killed?



You ain't got your senses back yet,

what few you ever had.



The café won't run itself.

You rest up now.



Here's for the cheeseburger.



I'll bring your change

when I bring your supper.



Come on in.



I was so worried. I had to see you.



I've been missing you.



And I'm a lot better than I was.

Here, sit down.



You can't believe how famous we are.

We're all anyone talks about.



- Yeah, I guess so.

- I want us to get married.



- What?

- I really do.



- Get married?

- Just as soon as you want to.



- Don't you want to?

- Oh, yeah.



The town will be knocked for a loop.

They'll never forget it.



Ain't you going to college?



I don't care about that.

I love you. That's more important.



You were so dear to fight for me. My

folks won't like it but we'll run off.



- They'll kill us.

- No, they won't.



- They'll kill me.

- They'll get over it.



You work for Daddy now anyway.



Pretty soon, they'll love you

just as much as I do.



Can we?



Sure, I just hope I can see to drive.



Don't you worry. I can drive.



Don't do that, Sonny.



Why not?



We're man and wife.

We can do anything.



Not while I'm driving.

I might have a wreck.



Wouldn't it be awful if Mama

and Daddy got the police after us?



- They don't even know where we are.

- I had to leave them a note.



- So they wouldn't worry.

- You shouldn't have done that.



I figured they'd have

to know sometime.



Well, what could they get us for?



We got a right to get married.

Ain't we?



I guess so.



I wish you didn't have that

stupid eye patch. It's really creepy.



I can take it off pretty soon.



About two hours will be Lake Texoma.

Have a room to ourself.



My goodness. You're sitting so close,

I can barely drive.



Oh, goodness.






- What part of Texas y'all from?

- Anarene.



Newlyweds, ain't you?



Y'all better follow me in.

Somebody's looking for you.



We got a right to get married.

How can you arrest us?



I ain't arresting you.

I just want you to come with me.



- I don't know what your rights are.

- I guess we better follow him.



I'll just be heartbroken

if my folks have done this.



You think I worked hard

so Jacy'd end up in a pool hall?



- We was gonna get an apartment.

- I'll bet!



Where are your car keys, hon?

It's a hell of a note!



- Shut up and take her home.

- You bet I will!



You take her car.

As far as I'm concerned, he can walk!



Not much of a wedding night, huh?



Not much of one.



Here. Have a little drink of bourbon.

It'll pick you up.



Take all of it. I'm gonna drive.



You won't believe this...



...but you're lucky we got you

clear of her quick as we did.



You'd have been better off

staying with Ruth Popper.



Does everybody know about that?



Of course.



Sounded like a good deal to me, kiddo.

Shouldn't let Jacy turn your head.



Well, she's prettier.



I guess I shouldn't have, though.

I guess I treated her terrible.



Guess you did.



Sure weren't out of Texas very long.



Oklahoma's not much

of an improvement.



It's not the same now.



Nothing's really been right

since Sam the Lion died.



No, it hasn't.



Oh, God.



I get sad if I think of Sam for long.



Did you know he had beautiful hands?



I guess you liked him, didn't you?



I guess everybody did.



Well, I'll tell you,

it was different with me.



I loved him.



He loved me too.



Are you the one he used to take

swimming out at the tank?



He told you about that, huh?



Yeah, I was the one.



I guess if it wasn't for Sam...



...l'd just about have missed it.

Whatever it is.



I'd have been one of them

amity types that thinks...



...that playing bridge is

the best thing that life has to offer.



Old Sam the Lion.



Nobody knows where he got that name.

I gave it to him.



One night...


            just came to me.



He was so pleased.



I was    years old then.



Can you imagine?



It's terrible...


            only meet one man in life

who knows what you're worth.



Just terrible.



I've looked too.



You wouldn't believe how I've looked.



Well, now I know.

That's why Sam liked you.



Loved me.



Loved you, I mean.



Do you?



I can kind of see

what he saw in you too.



Nope. I'll just go on home.



Go on. Get out.



Think I could learn to drink?



You might.

Better keep on practising.



That Logan boy's a quarterback,

ain't he?



Boy, we've finally got us a team!



Didn't back in your day, did they?



No, we wasn't much good.



You just never learned

the fundamentals.



You know, blocking and tackling.



Not like this team.



- When was it you graduated?

- Last year.



You don't mean it.



Seems longer than that

since you and Duane played ball.



I seen Duane a while ago.



He's home on leave,

wearing his uniform.



I ain't seen him yet.



- How are you, Chester?

- Fine, coach.



See if we can't stretch

that goddamn thing a little.



You know a man never ought to cheat,

unless it's for a good cause.



He's a good old boy, ain't he?



Hi, Mrs. Jackson.



Duane here?



That's his car out there, ain't it?

He's here if he ain't walked off.



Hi, how you been?



Pretty good.



I been thinking all week

that I'd run into you.



I heard you was going to Korea.



Thought I'd get over

and see you before you got off.



Glad you did.

I'm taking the bus in the morning.



Want to go to the picture show?

Miss Mosey has to close it.



- Tonight's the last night.

- Yeah, might as well go.



Hate to miss the last night.

Take the Mercury.



Be my last chance

to drive it for a while.



- Ready, Matthew?

- All ready.



Take them to Missouri, Matt.



That was a good movie.



Seen it here before once.



Let's run over to Wichita

and drink some beer.



Okay. I got lots of time

till morning.






- So long.

- Sorry you're closing the show.



Nobody wants to come to shows no more.



Kid baseball in the summer,

television all the time.



Sam had lived, I believe

we could've kept it going.



But I just didn't have the know-how.



Won't be much to do in town

with the picture show closed.



Well, so long.






You watch out now, overseas.



Sure weren't no women around.



I guess the next piece of ass

I get will be yellow.



I wish I was going with you.



Take care of the car for me.



Your ma don't need it?



I wouldn't want her driving it,

the way she drives.



You might help her take

the groceries home sometimes.



You ever...



You ever hear from Jacy?



No, not a thing.



She don't get home much.

Ain't been back to town since August.



I guess she always stays in Dallas.



Yeah, probably does.



I guess there's lots to do there.



I ain't over her yet, you know.



No, I ain't over her yet.



It's the damnedest thing.



That's the only reason you and I

got into it that time, you know.



Reckon she likes Dallas?



Hard to say. Maybe she does.



Reckon you and her would've got it

straighted out if I hadn't butted in?



No, they'd have annulled me too,

even if we had.



Y'all never even got into the motel?



Better get on before we both freeze.



Here are the keys.



- So long, buddy.

- So long, Duane.



Be careful.



I'll take care of your car.



See you in a year or two

if I don't get shot.



The trucker didn't have a chance.



I could see it wasn't his fault.



The sand was blowing.



I never noticed him.

Figured nobody'd be in the street.



What was he doing out there anyway?



He weren't doing nothing.

He's just simple-minded.



- Never had sense.

- Wasn't your fault.



Hell, no. I can see that.



He was just a dumb old kid.



Didn't know enough to keep his ass

out of the cold.



Let's eat. Ain't had breakfast.



I'd like to know what

he was doing with that broom.



He was sweeping, you sons of bitches!



He was sweeping!



Y'all got some crazy kids

in this town.



Could I have a cup of coffee with you?



I guess.



I'm sorry.

I'm still in my bathrobe.



What am I doing apologising to you?



Why am I always apologising to you,

you little bastard?!



Three months I've apologised to you

without you even here!



I haven't done anything wrong.

Why can't I quit apologising?!



You ought to be sorry!



I wouldn't be in my bathrobe if not

for you. I'd have my clothes on.



You're the one made me quit caring

if I got dressed or not!



Just because your friend got killed...


            want me to forget what you did

and make it all right?



I'm not sorry for you.



You'd have left Billy,

just like you left me.



I bet you left him plenty of nights...



...whenever Jacy whistled.



I wouldn't treat a dog that way.



You thought I was so old and ugly

you didn't owe me any explanation.



You didn't need to be careful.



There was nothing I could do,

so why be careful?



You didn't love me.



Look at me.



Can't you even look at me?






Shouldn't have come here.



I'm around that corner now.



You've ruined it.



It's lost completely.



Just your needing me

won't make it come back.



Never you mind, honey.



Never you mind.


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