|SCENE 179. (NIGHT)||SOUND|
Moriarity takes up ‘phone, drops jaw, gazes out of scene toward Dugan. Gets over that he is world’s worst detective. As he rises, he casts questioning eyes toward the upstairs bedroom, and grimaces.
Like chastised children, they moved forward. Follow them with camera, then:
LONG SHOT BEDROOM.
Long enough shot to show room is empty, and the bird has flown out the open window. As Dugan and Moriarity register that they have been hoaxed, they cast dark glances of despair at each other, and we:
Say, Dugan, an’ have I pulled the boneheaded trick!
Let’s take a squint at the body.
Boy! Will we get hell when we get to headquarters!
(Voice off scene)
|SCENE 183. (NIGHT)
CHIEF OF POLICE
Include detective Martin