Irene comes over to invite Edith to the museum. While Edith is getting ready, Irene gets into a discussion with Archie about the inferiority of female athletes versus male athletes. Irene calls off the trip to the museum when her conversation with Archie ends with a bet that she can best him in a game of pool down at Kelcy's Bar. Archie comes to understand what a good player she might be, but also fears that he might lose because Frank puts and old Italian curse on him called a malocchio - or "evil eye". Archie claims to throw out his back moments before leaving for Kelcy's bar and the game is postponed. At the game, Frank tricks him by throwing money on the floor, proving that there is nothing wrong with his back, forcing him to have to play the game anyway. Irene beats the pants off of him. Written by
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Bless you, Archie. You're one of a kind. Thank God for that.
References The Hustler