Frank is a retired Lt Col in the US army. He's blind and impossible to get along with. Charlie is at school and is looking forward to going to university; to help pay for a trip home for Christmas, he agrees to look after Frank over thanksgiving. Frank's niece says this will be easy money, but she didn't reckon on Frank spending his thanksgiving in New York. Written by
Col. Frank Slade has a very special plan for the weekend. It involves travel, women, good food, fine wine, the tango, chauffeured limousines and a loaded forty-five. And he's bringing Charlie along for the ride.
Did You Know?
To force Charlie to leave the Waldorf Astoria, Col. Slade asks him for medicines and Montecristo No. 1 from a nearby street. Montecristo is a Cuban tobacco limited in the USA's territory due to Cuba's trade sanctions. There is also a Dominican version of the same cigar easily available in most smoke shops. See more
When Slade starts talking to the teacher that ran up to thank him for the speech, he notes that she's wearing a perfume "Fleurs de Rocaille". He then translates it as "Flowers from a brook" and she says, "That's right." The name of the perfume is Fleur de Rocaille (which first became available in 1933) and its name translates as "rock flower". See more
[Headmaster Trask drives into the Baird School driveway in his brand-new Jaguar. He gets out, to hear a voice on a loudspeaker
[on loudspeaker, but unidentified
Mister Trask is our fearless leader.
[students hear this and gather, looking on at Trask
A man of learning, a voracious reader. He can recite "The Iliad" in ancient Greek, while fishing for trout in a rippling creek.
[Trask grins slightly, trying to figure out where the voice is coming from
Endowed with wisdom, of judgement sound, ...
A media luz
Written by Edgardo Donato
and Carlos Lenzi
(as Carlos Cesar Lenzi)
Performed by The Tango Project See more