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The Lady From Shanghai (1948)


Written by Tim Dirks

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The Lady From Shanghai (1948)

Writer/director Orson Welles' film noir classic was an imaginative, complicated, unsettling film noir and taut who-dun-it thriller - a tale of betrayal, lust, a love-hate relationship, greed and murder set within a deadly love triangle. Orson Welles served as director, producer, screenplay writer, and actor, basing his screenplay upon Sherwood King's 1938 novel If I Die Before I Wake.

The disjointed, stylistic and daring tale from Columbia Pictures followed the misadventures of Michael O'Hara - an Irish seaman (Welles), with fatalistic, Irish-accented voiceovers about how he had become ensnared. At first, he was immediately entranced by Elsa Bannister (Rita Hayworth, Welles' own estranged wife), a blonde femme fatale, after he rescued her in NYC's Central Park. He agreed to be a crew member on her older, wealthy, disabled husband Arthur Bannister's (Everett Sloane) luxury yacht sailing from NY to San Francisco (via the Panama Canal). During the voyage, Bannister's law-business partner George Grisby ((Glenn Anders)) joined them, while Michael fell in love with Elsa. The shifty Grisby enticed Michael (for $5,000 dollars) in a fraudulent murder scheme to help him stage and fake his own death.

Numerous classic set-pieces included the cruise, the jungle picnic, the aquarium scene, the courtroom scene, the chase through a Chinese theatre, and the carnival funhouse and Hall of Mirrors climax. Ultimately due to studio interference, the film's length was severely cut and edited down by one hour, creating an almost incomprehensible, discontinuous, cryptic patchwork from numerous retakes and substantial edits.

  • the opening voice-over narration was delivered by out-of-work, gullible, wandering Irish seaman Michael O'Hara (Orson Welles) with an Irish brogue accent, as he was strolling on the streets of NYC: ("When I start out to make a fool of myself, there's very little can stop me. If I'd known where it would end, I'd never let anything start, if I'd been in my right mind, that is. But once I'd seen her, once I'd seen her, I was not in my right mind for quite some, with plenty of time and nothing to do but get myself in trouble. Some people can smell danger, not me")
  • Michael O'Hara first met short-haired blonde femme fatale Elsa Bannister (Rita Hayworth) when she was wearing a polka-dotted white dress, and was seated under the black hood of a horse-drawn carriage on its way to New York's Central Park; after offering her a cigarette that she declined to smoke (and wrapped in her handkerchief), he recollected - in voice-over: ("...Once I'd seen her, I was not in my right mind for quite some time...That's how I found her, and from that moment on, I did not use my head very much, except to be thinking of her")
During Michael's Rescue of Elsa During An Assault in Central Park
  • a few moments later, he discovered her discarded handkerchief (and cigarette) and her purse - thrown down; he rescued her after screams of help as she was being assaulted by a couple of 'unprofessional' thugs; regarding himself as a "brave fella," he fought off the men, and then drove her home in the cabdriver's horse-cab and fancifully imagined her as Princess Rosalie; she claimed that she once worked in Shanghai - hence the film's title; after a few minutes of acting as the cab-driver, he joined her inside the carriage
  • he dropped her off at her car garage where there was the coincidental mention of brilliant San Francisco "criminal lawyer" Arthur Bannister (Everett Sloane), although Elsa did not admit that she was married to him; offhandedly, as repayment, she proposed that the between-jobs Michael work on her husband's boat as a deck hand: "If you're a sailor, there's a job for you...Would you like to work for me? I'd like it...We're short a man on the crew" - the next morning, she was sailing on a yacht (the Circe) to the West Coast via the Panama Canal; then, she seductively added: "l'll make it worth your while"
  • Michael was shocked that the garage attendant identified the lady as the wife of the high-priced, celebrated San Francisco lawyer Arthur Bannister; in voice-over, Michael mused mischievously: "Personally, I don't like a girlfriend to have a husband. If she'll fool her husband, I figure she'll fool me...The boob that I am, I thought I could escape her"
  • the next morning in the seamen's hiring hall, the famous, older, wealthy trial lawyer Arthur Bannister made his entrance - cruelly prefaced by a view of his double-set of knotted canes that served as warped extensions of his inoperative legs; it was implied that the physically-paralyzed and crippled Bannister ("the world's greatest criminal lawyer") was also asexual and impotent; he inquired about locating O'Hara, who was summoned to speak to him; Bannister was looking for "an able-bodied seaman" who wasn't an habitual drunk

Bannister's Double-Set of Canes-Crutches During His Entrance

Bannister Met Michael O'Hara and Offered to Hire Him as a Deck Crew Member

In a Bar, Bannister Praised Michael as a "Tough Guy" Who Saved His Wife's Life
  • in a bar with Michael (nicknamed Black Irish) and two other sweaty, robust sailors, Bannister praised Michael for being heroic: "Mike saved my wife's life...Mike's quite a hero, quite a tough guy"; one of the sailors, an old war buddy of O'Hara's named Jake (Lou Merrill), defined what made a guy tough: ("A guy with an edge"); the implication was that Bannister's wealth ("bankroll in (his) pocket") provided him with most of his edge; Michael was forced to take care of the drunken and passed-out Bannister - embroiling himself further into the sinister grip that both Bannisters held him in: (voice-over: "Well, it was me that was unconscious. And he was exactly as helpless as a sleeping rattlesnake")
  • Michael delivered the drunken Bannister to his yacht in the harbor, where he viewed a glum-faced Elsa dressed as a calendar-girl - she wore a yachtman's suit and cap with white shorts; she urged him to stay: "I wasn't sure you'd come"; when Michael answered: "I'm not staying," she begged: "You've got to stay"; Michael was coerced to take the job when servant-maid Bessie (Evelyn Ellis) urged him to help the vulnerable "child" or damsel in distress: ("She needs you bad, you stay")
  • again in voice-over, Michael summarized what he was doing on the luxury yacht, first sailing in the West Indies and Caribbean; he saw himself as a self-deceiving "prize fathead" that was "chasing a married woman but that's not the way I want you to look at it"
  • the lecherous, weirdly insane, paranoid and sweaty George Grisby (Glenn Anders), Bannister's business legal-partner (who had flown from NYC to Havana, Cuba), joined the group mid-way, and boarded the Circe after lasciviously and voyeuristically viewing Elsa in a bathing suit from an off-shore motorboat as she stood on some rocks and dove off; during Grisby's first conversation with Michael, he asked: "I'm very interested in murders...Would you mind killing another man?...Would you kill me if I gave you the chance? I may give you the chance"
  • once Elsa returned to the ship, she hinted to Michael that she loathed her asexual husband and was sexually neglected by him, and that she needed help to be protected; when she drew near to kiss him, he slapped her, but then they fell into each other's embracing arms and kissed passionately; as Grisby sped off in his boat, he witnessed their illicit affair and called out: "So long, kiddies"; Elsa worried: "Now he knows about us"
Start of an Illicit Love Affair Between Elsa and Michael
  • while on the deck of the yacht one night, Elsa in a black two-piece bathing suit laid flat on her back on a cushion spread out on the deck; Bannister claimed to Michael that money for countless operations had saved him from a lifetime of crippling paralysis; they listened as Elsa sang the haunting torch song "Please Don't Kiss Me" ("Please don't love me, but if you love me, then don't take your lips or your arms or your love away"); Michael thought to himself: "Talk of money and murder. I must be insane, or else all these people are lunatics"
Elsa Singing on Sailing Yacht: "Please Don't Kiss Me" - Mesmerizing to Michael
  • Bannister organized a picnic-party that required the entire crew to march into a dangerous jungle along the Mexican coast filled with squawking parrots, slithering snakes, and alligator-infested waters; an important plot point was abruptly inserted into the picnic scene - Bannister told Sidney Broome (Ted de Corsia), the yacht's steward, that he already was painfully aware that he would be the victim of a murder plot ("There's a plot against my life, correct? I'm gonna be murdered"); Elsa pulled Michael aside and told him that Broome was actually a private divorce detective hired by Bannister to tail and spy on Elsa for evidence of unfaithfulness: ("He wants to fix it so I'll never be able to divorce him...He wants to cut me off without a cent")
  • during the picnic, Grisby and Grisby teased Elsa about how Michael served as her "big strong bodyguard...with an Irish brogue"; Bannister argued disagreeably with his partner Grisby about his degree of jealousy - and even admitted: "You ought to realize I don't mind it a bit if Michael's in love with my wife. He's young, she's young. He's strong, she's beautiful"; Elsa stood up and objected to their teasing: "I don't have to listen to you talk like that"; she even agreed with Michael's oft-threatened sentiments that he should quit their awful company: ("Why should anyone want to live around us?")
During the Jungle Picnic

Elsa's Whispered Secret to Michael About Broome and Bannister's Set-up To Keep Her Broke

Bannister and Grisby Teasing Elsa About Michael as Her Lover

Elsa: "I don't have to listen to you talk like that"
  • hateful of her own life and the love triangle forced upon her, Elsa agonized about being in their distasteful and destructive company; Michael arrived and noted their cruel game-playing: "Is this what you folks do for amusement in the evenings, sit around toasting marshmallows and calling each other names?"; it appeared that Elsa was forced to marry Bannister - either she had been blackmailed about her shady, miserable past in China, or was enticed by his money

Michael's Disgust at Their Petty Amusements
Michael's Monologue About A Shark Feeding-Frenzy
  • Michael was prompted to recall an experience he had while fishing off Brazil and likened them to a pack of blood-seeking 'sharks.' He remembered that the mad predators had a feeding frenzy upon themselves until none survived: "... in their frenzy, they ate at themselves. You could feel the lust and murder like a wind stingin' your eyes. And you could smell the death reeking up out of the sea. I never saw anything worse until this little picnic tonight. And you know, there wasn't one of them sharks in the whole crazy pack that survived"
  • as Michael hiked above Acapulco with Grisby, he noted the beauty and its underlying corruption: (" can't hide the hunger and guilt. It's a bright, guilty world")
  • at the top of their climb next to jagged peaks above the ocean, Grisby convincingly argued (in his quirky, sing-song voice), that he wished to disappear from the world and escape before Armageddon - a nuclear holocaust that would end the world; on a rocky cliffside peak, O'Hara was asked by Grisby to accept his "straightforward business proposition" - a diabolical murder scheme that paid $5,000 dollars: "It's me...I want you to kill me!"
  • on a moonlit Acapulco street the next night, Michael told Elsa about Grisby's weird proposal of suicide and his fear of the world exploding; she also admitted to having thoughts of suicide for herself, and asked Michael if he ever considered killing himself. She was already aware of Grisby's insane, suicidal impulses: "He's not sane, neither is Arthur"; Michael punched out Broome, who was tailing them and spying on them, and then ran after Elsa who had fled the scene; he promised to protectively care for her and provide a safe haven away from the evil of her surroundings, but she was doubtful that as a "a foolish knight errant," he would be able to fulfill his promises: "You're big and strong, but you just don't know how to take care of yourself. So how could you take care of me?"
  • the yacht arrived in San Francisco/Sausalito in the early fall, according to Michael's voice-over; he considered himself a fish that had already been thoroughly "hooked" (literally swallowed and eaten alive) by Elsa's pleas for aid; he naively believed he could run off with Elsa, save her from the sea of shark's blood, and take care of her (with the $5,000 bounty for killing Grisby); the foolish Michael fantasized about "running off with you [Elsa] to a desert island to eat berries and goat's milk"; however, she doubted his realistic ability to support her and declined his offer: "And I'd have to take in washing to support you"; when she heard about Michael's promised $5,000 dollars, she smiled, knowing that he had accepted, in his mind, Grisby's diabolical murder scheme
  • to carry out Grisby's absurd plan, in Grisby's office that evening, Michael listened to part of the typed, confessional statement that he must sign; he also received half of the payout money; by now, Grisby had ruled out suicide (it's "against the law"), and instead wanted Michael to help him fake his murder; Grisby described how he would disappear - he convinced the gullible O'Hara, with double-talk and insane logic, that a murderer couldn't be convicted, in California, if there was no corpse to be found: ("You swear you killed me, but you can't be arrested. That's the law. Look it up for yourself. There's no such thing as homicide unless they find a corpse"); he implied that his wily partner, Bannister, would cleverly exonerate O'Hara
George Grisby Plotting His Own Phony Murder with Michael in San Francisco - Michael Signed a Confessional Statement
  • the next morning at 9 AM, Michael secretly met Elsa in San Francisco's Steinhart Aquarium; during the clandestine meeting between the two secret lovers Michael and Elsa - they were deliberately positioned before predatory fish; he told her of his love and arrangement of rescue plans so that they could be together; she encouraged her "beloved fool" to elope with her after the murder plot, and begged: ("Tell me where we'll go, Michael. Will you carry me off with you into the sunrise?...Just take me there. Take me quick. Take me"); after a passionate kiss, he admitted his "foolish" decision to raise money by pretending to murder Grisby; she read his pre-signed, fake confession with the description of the crime to be committed in Sausalito; Elsa tried to warn the gullible Michael about her conniving husband who was undeniably behind Grisby's proposal ("It's a trap of some kind...I'll swear my husband's behind this whole thing"); the sequence ended with another kiss - she passionately called him her "beloved fool" as the screen blackened
Elsa and Michael in Aquarium With Backdrop of Predatory Fish
  • the night of the 'murder' at the Bannisters' house in San Rafael, Sidney Broome (the Bannisters' butler/detective) revealed to Grisby that he knew all about his dastardly plan - to kill Arthur Bannister and then frame Michael; to silence Broome, Grisby shot him, point-blank, and mortally wounded him - a major plot twist

Broome Bribing Grisby To Not Reveal Grisby's Scheme

Grisby Stunned by Broome's Knowledge and Offer

Grisby Shooting Grisby Point-Blank and Mortally-Wounding Him
The Film's First Plot Twist
  • Grisby returned the gun to Michael (to use for Grisby's own planned but faked 'killing'), and they drove together to the Sausalito dock; however on the way, they rear-ended a truck that smashed their windshield in two places and bloodied Grisby; Grisby rationalized that the concerned truck driver would make a "good witness" who saw them just before the 'murder'
  • meanwhile, Elsa had heard the gunshot and found Broome dying on her kitchen floor; she listened as he told her that he knew about the plot against her husband: "There's gonna be a murder. Ain't gonna be no fake murder, not this time. Somebody's gonna be killed...Yeah, your husband. Maybe he's the one who's gonna be knocked off...Could be? You'd better get down to his office if you want to do anything about it"
  • once they arrived in Sausalito, Grisby pulled away from the harbor in a speedboat, as Michael took multiple shots into the ground to fake the 'murder'; when he phoned the Bannister house, he heard the last dying words of Broome - also revealing to him Grisby's sinister scheme: "Get down to the office, Montgomery Street. You was framed. Grisby didn't want to disappear. He just wanted an alibi - and you're it. You're the fall guy. Grisby's gone down there to kill Bannister, now"
  • in the complicated plot, Michael drove to downtown San Francisco, where he was apprehended by police, for being suspicious (blood, a confessional statement, and a fired gun discovered on Michael's person); he was horrified to learn that Bannister was still alive, and Grisby was dead (laid out on a stretcher); Michael was arrested - incriminated by the false confession that he had signed [it shouldn't have incriminated him], and framed on a fabricated murder charge of Bannister's business partner; Bannister would act as O'Hara's legal representative, defending him for both murders (Broome and Grisby) and reluctantly serving as Elsa's protector; Michael realized that he had become the fall guy for Grisby's murder and that a vengeful Bannister was now representing him as his defense lawyer for a court trial; he remarked on the insanity of his situation: "And me, charged with a couple of murders I did not commit. Either me or the rest of the whole world is absolutely insane"
  • in the Hall of Justice outside the courtroom (and near where Michael was jailed), the Bannisters sat together and conversed about Michael's innocence and Grisby's alleged involvement and plot to fake his own death; there were problems with the case, one of which was that the gun that killed Grisby couldn't be found; Michael's own story about how Grisby had hired him to pretend to kill him wouldn't stand up to scrutiny; Bannister asserted: "If your Irishman doesn't want to go to the gas chamber, he's got to have to trust me....I wouldn't trust him with my wife...I've never lost a case, remember? Besides, my wife might think he was a martyr. I've got to defend him. I haven't any choice. And neither have you"
  • while Elsa visited Michael in jail, he tried to explain to her that Grisby killed Broome and wanted to murder Bannister too, because "he couldn't get a he could get away from his wife"; Elsa informed him that Grisby wasn't even married
  • Michael's kangaroo-court trial was an unforgettable, farcical courtroom sequence (a vaudevillian theatre of the absurd) that made justice seem ludicrously administered - with a disruptive audience, an ineffectual judge, a quirky jury, and the fact that defense attorney Bannister was called to the stand as a witness, to testify against his own client; Elsa also testified that Michael was "fond" of her, and that she kissed Michael - in public view - at the aquarium;

Bannister Speaking on Witness Stand to Judge in Michael's Courtroom Trial

Bannister Cross-Examining Himself

Elsa on the Witness Stand - Michael Was "Fond" of Her and "Very Respectful"
  • after downing a handful of Bannister's pain pills, Michael created bedlam in the courtroom, and was able to overpower two guards and escape - his objective was to find the gun that killed Grisby - and shift the blame to the murderer; he joined another group of jurors on their way to lunch outside
  • Michael fled into the Chinatown district of San Francisco where he ducked inside the Sunsing (or Mandarin) Theatre during the performance of a costumed, stylized Oriental melodramatic opera on stage; Elsa followed him and sat next to Michael in the audience to avoid discovery by authorities searching in the aisles; to his shock in another plot twist, Michael discovered the gun that killed Grisby was in Elsa's possession in her handbag; just before he passed out, he denounced her as a blonde Circe - as he stuck the gun into her ribs: "You killed Grisby, yes. You're the killer"

Elsa Sitting With Michael in the Audience of a Chinese Theatre

Embracing as Elsa Cautioned: "Don't move"

Michael Found The Gun that Killed Grisby in Elsa's Purse
  • in true film noir fashion, the murderer and mastermind of the whole affair turned out to be the villainess Elsa - she literally 'shanghai'd' him. She had planned to kill her husband (with co-conspirator Grisby) for a share of the money, and then frame Michael for the crime, while Grisby disappeared (or was killed too) and was presumed dead by everyone; the plan was fouled up when Grisby unexpectedly killed Broome, so she killed Grisby herself - off-screen - (or she warned Bannister to kill Grisby?) and Michael was blamed for it
  • Michael was dragged away, kidnapped by Elsa's Chinese servants, and taken to a hideout - a deserted, off-season funhouse/amusement park; the angular, expressionistic surroundings in the "Crazy House" reflected Michael's mental instability; he careened down a chute (he was literally the "fall guy") and emerged into the Hall of Mirrors on a rotating, unstable floor. The Hall of Mirrors (the Magic Mirror Maze) was constructed with myriad mirrors - huge, distorted closeups mingle with multiple fragmented images
  • the visually-intriguing, climactic confrontation and shoot-out in the Hall of Mirrors remains one of the greatest visual effects in cinematic history; the three main principal characters were reunited in the funhouse
  • blonde femme fatale wife Elsa explained her side of the story - "George was supposed to take care of Arthur. But he lost his silly head and shot Broome. After that, I knew I couldn't trust him. He was mad. He had to be shot"; Michael then asked about his own fate with her - cynically asking: "Into the sunrise? You and me, or you and Grisby?"
  • as O'Hara watched, Bannister delivered an ominous speech to his wife before firing commenced - he vengefully threatened his rotten wife with a letter he had written to the D.A. explaining her guilt and Michael's innocence: ("...I presume you think that if you murder me here, your sailor friend will get the blame and you'll be free to spend my money. Well, dear, you aren't the only one who wants me to die. Our good friend, the District Attorney, is just itching to open a letter that I left with him. The letter tells all about you, lover. So you'd be foolish to fire that gun. With these mirrors, it's difficult to tell. You are aiming at me, aren't you? I'm aiming at you, lover. Of course, killing you is killing myself. It's the same thing. But you know, I'm pretty tired of both of us")
Reflective Images in the Hall of Mirrors
  • the couple self-destructively drew their guns and shot at multiple likenesses of each other, as the screen erupted into a wild kaleidoscope of smashed glass, multiple distorted mirrors that broke and shattered, as they both mortally-wounded each other; their aim was confused by the contradictory mirror images that broke into splinters during the wild shooting as one fake image splintered and another replaced it; still in character, Bannister uttered his last words: ("You know, for a smart girl, you make a lot of mistakes. You should have let me live. You're gonna need a good lawyer")
Deadly Shoot-Out in Hall of Mirrors Between Elsa and Arthur Bannister

Bannister's Speech to Elsa

"I'm aiming at you, lover. Of course, killing you is killing myself. It's the same thing."

Bannister Firing at Elsa

Elsa Reflected in Broken Mirrors

Shattered Mirrors

Bannister's Last Words: "You should have let me live"
  • witnessing the double murders as he stepped back and watched them destroy each other, Michael was horrified by the shattering of glass as the deceptive facades of their evil images were reflected and then blown away - and all that was left in the violent shoot-out was their guilt, greedy hunger, pain and misery
  • Elsa stumbled with Michael into another room where she engaged in her last exchange with Michael during a prolonged death scene; it was filmed at ground level down next to her on the floor, as she agonized over her death; he recalled their conversation in the streets of Acapulco about the badness of the world, and his fishing tale about blood-thirsty sharks; she admitted her own "original nature" had delved into corruptness and evil, and that she had surrendered to "badness", but her pleading failed to gain his sympathy, even after an appeal to his sentimentality
  • Elsa: (gasping) "He and George, and now me!"
    Michael: "Like the sharks, mad with their own blood. Chewing away at their own selves."
    Elsa: "It's true. I made a lot of mistakes."
    Michael: "You said the world's bad and we can't run away from the badness. And you're right there. But you said we can't fight it. We must deal with the badness, make terms. And then the badness'll deal with you, and make its own terms, in the end, surely."
    Elsa: "You can fight, but what good is it? Goodbye."
    Michael: "You mean we can't win?"
    Elsa: "No, we can't win. (poetically) Give my love to the sunrise."
    Michael: "We can't lose, either. Only if we quit."
    Elsa: "And you're not going to?"
    Michael: "Not again!"
    Elsa: "Oh Michael, I'm afraid. (He strolled away) Michael? Come back here. Michael! Please! I don't want to die! I DON'T WANT TO DIE!"
  • in the film's conclusion, unhooked from her charming and fatal attraction, Michael abandoned her; as Michael left her to die alone, he walked away to call the police; he predicted that he might become more ambivalent, forget Elsa and put her corruptive influences behind him - if he grew old enough: (voice-over: "I went to call the cops, but I knew she'd be dead before they got there and I'd be free. Bannister's note to the DA (would) fix it. I'd be innocent officially, but that's a big word - innocence. Stupid's more like it. Well, everybody is somebody's fool. The only way to stay out of trouble is to grow old, so I guess I'll concentrate on that. Maybe I'll live so long that I'll forget her. Maybe I'll die tryin'")

Elsa Bannister (Rita Hayworth) Riding in a Central Park Carriage

Michael O'Hara (Orson Welles) (Voice-over: "Some people can small danger, not me")

Michael Inside the Carriage with Elsa ("Rosalie")

Elsa to Michael: "There's a job for you...Would you like to work for me? I'd like it...We're short a man on the crew"

Elsa: "I wasn't sure you'd come"

Michael: "I'm not staying"

Elsa: "You've got to stay"

Elsa In a Bathing Suit Viewed Through a Telescope by Leering Grisby on the Cruise

Arrival of George Grisby (Glenn Anders) - Bannister's Business Partner

Grisby's Questions to Michael About Murder

Arthur Bannister (Everett Sloane) on Deck of Ship Speaking to Michael About His Use of Money

The Trek to the Jungle For a Picnic

During the Picnic Preparations, Bannister's Premonition to Sidney Broome That He Was Going to Be Murdered

Michael During a Hike Above Acapulco: ("It's a bright, guilty world")

Grisby's Fears About a Coming Apocalypse

Atop a Cliff, Grisby's Request to Be Murdered (for $5,000 dollars): "It's me...I want you to kill me!"

Elsa Expressing Her Own Suicidal Thoughts to Michael

Michael Promising To Save and Protect Elsa

At the Sausalito Dock, Michael Fantasizing About Running Off With Elsa to a Desert Island (with $5,000)

Meeting In the Aquarium - Beginning With A Passionate Kiss

In the Aquarium - Ending With A Passionate Kiss That Blackened the Screen

Grisby and Michael Driving to Sausalito to Stage Phony "Murder" of Grisby

Rear-End Accident With Smashed Windshield

Broome Confessing Real Murder Plot to Elsa As He Was Dying

On the Phone, Broome Also Confessed to Michael The Murder Plot to Kill Bannister

In Downtown SF: Bannister Was Alive, Grisby Was Dead (on Stretcher), and Michael Was Arrested For Two Murders

In the Hall of Justice - Bannister With Wife Elsa

Elsa Visiting Michael in Jail

Michael Awoke in the "Crazy House" - He Was Literally the "Fall Guy"

"He and George, and now me!"

"It's true. I made a lot of mistakes"

"You can fight, but what good is it? Goodbye."

As Michael Walked Away - Elsa's Death: "I DON'T WANT TO DIE!"

Michael's Film-Concluding Departure


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