Gilbert Archer, a Broadway gossip-columnist for a newspaper, learns that his best friend,a priest, has been murdered and one of the suspects is a pretty girl, Patricia Foster. In one of the bibles belonging to the murdered-priest, Archer discovers a code which leads him to the hiding place of a valuable painting. presumed to be the work of Leonardo da Vinci. Archer also learns that the murder was committed by persons anxious to get the painting, and he and Patricia are in danger. Written by
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Now, Mr. Archer, suppose we entertain each other while my wife makes a brief search of the premises.
Certainly. You play gin?
[Archer stands up to reach for a cigarette lighter. Stoker pushes the gun barrel into his chest. Archer motions toward a table
[Stoker tries to light it with no success
[He uses the lighter to knock the gun out of Stoker's hand
You need a refresher course, Reverend, at whatever seminary it was that you went to. Out!
Very neat, Mr. Archer. Very neat, ...