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tv   North Carolina News at 430AM  CBS  November 7, 2016 4:30am-5:00am EST

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[theme music] hitchcock: good evening, ladies. has your husband recently acquired a faraway look in his eyes? in the event something unforeseen happens to you, do all of your worldly goods go to him? is he at this moment nervously excusing himself from the room? if you
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above questions, you receive a score of 100. a gold star for neatness. and my advice to leave for mothers immediately, that is immediately after the conclusion of our program. our story tonight is called "the orderly world of mr. appleby." unfortunately, he will do nothing to relieve your fears want contentment, security, peace of mind, listen to this advice from our friendly
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very attractive gift. - no, no. i'm afraid that's too commonplace. um... this jewelbox is lovely. - i'm afraid that's not for sale either. - everything that's the least bit good seems to be spoken for. - well ... many of the pieces are quite fragile. i would appreciate it if you didn't haggle them. [door closes] - good afternoon, may i show you - yes. you might tell me where this came from. - please be careful. this is a very valuable antique. - yes, i know. it is 14th- century... from the sahara, is it not? - as a matter fact, it did come from the sahara. - yes mr. appleby, but it came by way of ankara, from where incidentally i have just come. - well then you must be... are you from the desar company? - i am desar company. desar and son. i am son. - what a pleasant surprise. your father supplied me with so, so many of my rarest treasures. a man of great taste. i've often wanted to meet him.
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celebrate the occasion. let's go into my office. please be seated, mr. desar. - thank you. - oh, but muslims don't drink liquor. - coffee, of course. very thick and very black... i've never been to turkey. or abroad at all. but with my treasures from these fabulous places all around, i often feel like a rl not appear to sell, mr. appleby. - well, business hasn't been good. people just don't seem to want antiques. - the lady in the shop, she wanted to buy several pieces. - of course, but they'd already been sold. - interesting. antiques do not sell and yet they sell. but whether they sell or no, you owe desar and son $12,000. it must be paid.
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- in two weeks. - two weeks? i haven't got it. - you will get it soon? - no ... you see i haven't really sold them. i found i couldn't part with them. i just can't -- [something breaks] that woman! [whispers] no. - broken. utterly broken. - i'm terribly sorry. i don't know how it could have happened. - it's beyond repair. my beautiful camel. - i know how you feel. - it can never be replaced. - well naturally, i'll pay you for it. - naturally? it's only worth
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much with me. would a check be satisfactory? - a check? - yes, if you would lend me a pen please. - yes of course. - thank you. to whom should i make it payable? - to laurence appleby. - laurence appleby. (mutters) 1000. there you are. and please forgive my awkwardness. - well these things do happen, mrs. sturgis. - uh, ms. um, good day, mr. appleby. - good day. - now you only owe $11,000. the balance in two weeks, please. - i told you mr. desar, it's utterly impossible. - perhaps you will be fortunate
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women enter your shop. - i should hope not. - then you will leave me no choice but to take your treasures and sell them myself. - take them from me? oh, you can't be serious! - i am most serious mr. appleby. if you cannot raise the money - no, no, no i'll raise it. i'll raise it somehow. perhaps i can get a loan from the bank or something, i don't know. i don't know, but you will get your money. [music] - hey. thing blasting all the time? - i like it. goodness knows i do not have any other company around here. you won't even let me have a cat. - you know very well a cat would scratch up the furniture. - who cares? - you don't, obviously. you never hang anything up. you don't even clean up the place. you know i can't stand disorder. - can't stand it, can't stand it you're as fussy as an old maid. can't stand a speck of
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nobody ever buys anything. - i ... i don't want to quarrel with you, lena. you're right about the shop. lena, i've got some serious business troubles. i'm going to have to raise some money, $11,000. - $11,000? just where do you think you're going to raise that kind of money? - from you, i hope. from your endowment policy. - you've got a nerve. - i'm sorry, lena, i must insist. - insist all you want, it's not gonna to do you any good because you gotta have my signature and i'm not signing anything. - lena! - i know what you'd do if you got ahold of that money, just go out and buy some more treasures. - no, no i won't! - well you're not getting it, so forget it!
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- lena! - yeah? - would you bring me a glass of water, please? - who was your servant last year?
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[screams]
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[dialing] - operator, i want to report an accident. - i'm sorry i had to insist on payment, mr. appleby, but my father in ankara does not understand these delays. - well, different countries, different ways of doing will continue to send me his wonderful - oh, he writes that he has found some excellent hittite things. - hittite? how perfectly splendid. please, you must ask him to send me some at once. - well, there's a great demand. if it could be paid on delivery - that's impossible. i haven't a cent left from my wife's estate. - surely there are customers. there's the nice lady who broke your camel. - martha sturgis? - she must be very rich. - i couldn't say. - well, if you wish to talk about it, you know where i can be reached.
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- why, it's that lovely jewelbox. i thought you said it had been sold. - the customer who bought it changed her mind. i remembered how much you admired it and i simply had to bring it to you. - oh, oh but i couldn't possibly accept. - oh please, i was very rude thay - your behavior was perfectly understandable, mr. appleby, i assure you. and certainly not worth this much. you must let me buy it. - but then i would feel like a door to door salesman. - no, no, mr. appleby. i'm sorry, but it would be improper for me to accept such an expensive gift from -- - from a man you hardly know? well, that's true - no, you are terribly kind but you must let me send a check. - very well, if you insist ... - yes. - but i warn you, ms. sturgis.
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much better acquainted so i can present a proper apology. - oh, i'm sure you have much more important things to do, mr. appleby. - none are as important or as attractive may i call on you again sometime? - i should be happy to have you do so. - come in, mr. appleby. - good evening, ella. i believe ms. sturgis is expecting me. - yes. - martha. - good evening, mr. appleby. make sitting there. i wish i were an artist. - you are such a flatterer. i don't know what i'm going to do with you. - i have a suggestion. - you have? - yes. martha, i wish you'd marry me. - me? oh, you don't know what you're saying. - i know exactly what i'm saying. there comes a time to every lonely man when he can no longer bear his loneliness. if he is fortunate enough to meet
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his respect and tender feelings, he must say so, or deserve his loneliness. - but you have so much, mr. appleby. - laurence. - laurence you have so much. you have your shop, all your lovely works of art. i'm afraid you'd find me inadequate. - i would find you delightful. all the rest of our days. - no, no, no, you must understand. it's just that i've waited so long it would be foolish to rush in now. it d married at all than risk marriage with a man who is not interested in me, in my happiness. - i should have no other interest but you, my dear. - and your curios - well, yes, my curios. - well, that would be alright as long as i come first. - then it's settled. - i would like you first to see our lawyer, mr. gainsborough. - oh? - oh since my father died, he's
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approval. - of course, i quite understand ... my dear.
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- in my capacity as ms. sturgis' legal adviser, i am sometimes called on to give counsel in matters of the heart. in short, matrimony. - in so doing, one must be aware that ms. sturgis' considerable fortune may be the main objective. - i have no knowledge of or interest in martha's money. - nevertheless that fact exists. however, ms. sturgis is prepared to put that thought out of her mind if you are prepared to meet all other obligations of marriage. - oh, i am. - mr. appleby, have you ever been married?
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- very good. if the question seemed impertinent, in these days of moral laxity - i can assure you, sir, i am as far from moral laxity as any human being can be. i have no vices. - i'm sure of it. nevertheless, i have counseled ms. sturgis against any precipitate action. she decided to consider it for one month before giving you her answer. - a month? - and in that time, if you'll take the advice of an old man, constancy. devotion. remember, she is a woman, and i believe they are all very much alike. - yes, i believe they are. [chuckles] - as executor for the sturgis estate, i've drawn up this document. it merely provides that each of you is heir to the other's property. you have no objection to signing this?
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proviso, something very near and dear to martha. - oh? - you've been so understanding. i know i am peculiar in many ways. - but enchanting. though what is the item, mr. gainsborough? - that after the marriage, you will take up your residence here, in this house, where martha was born and where she has always lived. - here? [sighs] not for one moment would i consider taking her out of a setting that is so perfect for her. it's been her home. it will be mine. - i can never understand how women can be so disorderly. - you look tired, dear. i'll clear this up later. come over here, tell me about your day. - oh, i've had a frightful day. desar is threatening to
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- i'm behind on my payments on some hittite specimens. if i don't raise $7000, i'll lose them. - oh let them have their old curios. - you don't seem to understand, martha. i could lose the shop. - would that be such a bad thing? it doesn't pay. and then you could stay at home with me. - i'd go out of my mind. [phone rings] - no, that'll be mr. gainsborough. - does he have to call every my father died. all those years i lived alone. he can't get out of the habit. he only wants to know that i am alright. [answers phone] hello? yes, mr. gainsborough. yes, thank you, i am well. yes, he's here. just
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[cat purrs] - martha! - yes, dear? oh, you're late. every night you get home later and later. - what is that thing? - that is tiki. i brought him to keep me company. you're away so much. - cats are destructive, you know what a mess they make. - oh, i don't mind. - martha, i must have $7000 by tomorrow. would you like for supper? fish? - haven't you been listening to me? desar and son have given me until noon tomorrow! i'll lose my shop. - it would be no great loss, i'm sure. and i'd much rather have you home here with me. - you won't lend it to me? - no dear, i'm afraid not. it'll be nice having you here. you'll see what fun it will be. come on tiki, i'll give you a
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feed that beast from that piece of silver china? - you and your old curios. [cat purrs] [music] - martha dear? would you bring me a glass of water please? - just a moment, dear. here you are ... was that how you did it before? was it accidental
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book. even then i didn't believe it. oh i suppose deep down in my heart i did. that along with what mr. gainsborough found out about the first mrs. appleby, it would have been rather hard to ignore. - i have no idea what you're talking about. - to see the documents that mr. gainsborough has collected. i'm sure the authorities would find them extremely revealing. - i see. no doubt you'll expect me to leave at once. - that was my first emotion. and it is certainly what mr. gainsborough is urging. but what would you do? marry other unsuspecting women and murder them too? i feel it's my duty
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appleby, i married you long after i'd ever given up hope of ever getting married. i'll make the best of it. you are to give up the shop and spend your days here with me. - here? it's impossible. - you have no choice in the matter. all the arrangements have been made. there's a letter in mr. gainsborough's safe that would certainly hang you if i were to die under what gainsborough will continue to call here every night at this hour to see that i am well and happy. [phone rings] - answer it. [phone rings] - hello? - let me speak to mrs. appleby. - i'm sorry, i'm afraid she can't come to the phone right now. i'll give her a message.
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and i want to speak to your wife immediately. mr. appleby, i will give you precisely 10 seconds to have her on the phone. - it's for you. [screams] - appleby? 10 seconds. do you hear me? your time is up. hitchcock: ah well ... the bigger they come, the harder they fall. by the way, what you have just seen is of historical significance. it was in precisely this way that a housewife carrying an arm load
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tossed salad. now before i say good night, my, uh ... sponsor would like to bring you an important message. i needn't tell you to whom it is important. that concludes our entertainment for tonight. once again, through a propaganda play we have attempted to make the world a better place in which to live. i am confident that
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