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[Inside Captain Lee's office, Gerard confronts seedy bail bondsman Art Howe, unaware that Jean Carlisle, who has Richard Kimble in her apartment, is surreptitiously in the office overhearing the fateful conversation
] Lt. Philip Gerard
: Who sent you here? Arthur 'Art' Howe
: Oh ho, come, come, Lieutenant. I'm only a bail bondsman, not an attorney, but I know that's privileged information. Now I put up the correct bail as you can see in the receipt. I believe that's all you need to know. Capt. Ralph Lee
: [in disbelief
] You paid three thousand in cash? Arthur 'Art' Howe
: Thirty one-hundred dollar bills. Now you are to release one Fred Johnson in the interest of justice, not to mention with my cab waiting downstars, so I'd appreciate it if you'd produce the gentleman.
[Upon hearing Howe mention Fred Johnson and his release, Jean, still unnoticed by anyone else, sneaks out of the office to alert Kimble
] Capt. Ralph Lee
: Phil, there's nothing I can do, they've posted the bail, I've got to let Johnson go. Arthur 'Art' Howe
: Ha, exactly.
Arthur 'Art' Howe
: They don't want you to come back. Fred Johnson
: What do you mean? Arthur 'Art' Howe
: I mean there's another thousand for you if you jump bail. My client's instructions. Fred Johnson
: A thousand bucks? Gimme it! Arthur 'Art' Howe
: Not yet. I said, I want to know why someone thinks you're that important. Fred Johnson
: Who cares? Gimme the money! Arthur 'Art' Howe
: Gimme the money! Gimme gimme gimme! You sound like a greedy child. Fred Johnson
: I need the money. Arthur 'Art' Howe
: Of course you do. But wouldn't you rather have more? Say, 50,000? Who knows how high the pot may run! Fred Johnson
: What are you talking about? Arthur 'Art' Howe
: Fred, I've got a name, and you've got the reason why he hired me.
: Kimble! he's been buggin' me for years, says I killed his wife. Arthur 'Art' Howe
: [looks at him
] Well, did you? Fred Johnson
: [pause, then
] No... but I was there and saw who did. Arthur 'Art' Howe
: But you never said anything? Fred Johnson
: Wasn't supposed to be in that house, pal. No skin off my nose if the doctor burned. Arthur 'Art' Howe
: [with admiration
] You dirty dog.