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THORN: Good morning, Daughter Dearest.
BUSTER: Hello, Evy.
[Enter] Afternoon. [Toss hat at coat rack.] Evy, the committee has agreed to...
TALBOT: Evy, the committee has agreed to...
Excuse me. Evelyn. (slight pause) Evelyn, the fair committee has agreed to allow my portrait at the Fair next year.
THORN: Only natural. Your photo of Swan and his Maggie Murphy was all the rage.
Wasn't it? I got more business from that photo than anything else I've done.
THORN: Ahem. It was a brillian idea, I must say.
Yes, it was. OH! I mean yes it was! Thanks to you! Thank you again, Mr. Thorndyke.
SWAN: Why, I've never seen anything like it. I hstill haven't caught up with my orders.
And I've been selling copies of the photo for a nickel apiece!
THORN: From now on, Talbot, you shall charge 25 cents for each photograph.
Why that's crazy. I could never get that much.
TALBOT: Why that's crazy. I could never get that much.
THORN: And I'll take 15 of that.
SWAN: Holy smokes! I'm in the Greeley newspaper!
TALBOT: Let me see that!
SWAN: Why, I...
THORN: Ronceverte, West Virginia.
How'd they hear about it?
THORN: ...Fort Collins, the Morrison Bud, and another from the Pueblo Chieftain.
All asking about Maggie Murphy?
THORN: Oh, I merely capitalized on the success of our little local enterprise.
How did you do that? It's incredible!
THORN: I just sent out a few notes, with copies of our Maggie Murphy photo.
So that's why you wanted all those extra prints!
THORN: Oh, my estimation would be around a hundred.
[With SWAN] A hundred!
SWAN: But you suggested it, eh?
TALBOT: Sounds like trouble to me.
THORN: We have a wonder, photographic novelty in our possession.
SWAN: A fake photograph.
Now, wait. Let's not call it that. I photograhed what you two put in front of my camera. The photo isn't a fake, only the potato is fake.
SWAN: It's that simple?
THORN: That simple.
I don't know. It still sounds deceitful to me.
SWAN: Well, you have proven her thoroughly wrong in that regard.
But must we prove it to the whole country?
THORN: That was Krouskop at the post office.
THORN: We have a minor complication to manage.
THORN: Krouskop said he's spreading down about our Maggie Murphy down at the post office.
Leave it to a Fisk.
THORN: He wants to see it. He's on his way over here, looking for you, Joe.
THORN: I'm dreadfullly hungry, aren't you? What say we go find a hot lunch?
SWAN: Now there's an idea!
Why, yes. I'm hungry too!