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Johnny Midnight: [Narration] It was after midnight when Bill Brooks, third-rate Broadway bit player and first-rate lush, was speeding toward the Village. He was in a hurry. He had an appointment with death.

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Johnny Midnight: [Aki opens door, sees Mona and Gerald in a passionate kiss, discreetly closes door] Aki, who is it?

Aki: Miss Mona Kent and the writer of the new play - forgot his name.

Johnny Midnight: Well, aren't you gonna let them in?

Aki: Miss Kent seems to be busy with what she's nationally known for - expressing her extreme fondness for younger men.

Johnny Midnight: C'mon, Aki, open up.

[Aki reopens door]

Mona Kent: Is Mr. Midnight here?

Aki: Master expects to set happy eyes on shiny Broadway star instantly.

Mona Kent: Oh, isn't he sweet?

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Lt. Dan Harmon: Case is closed, Johnny.

Johnny Midnight: Well, it isn't for me.

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Beatnik: C'mon, dad, let's shake this pad!

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Johnny Midnight: When Fay found out about Mona, she threatened to send her these letters, but you calmed her down with a beautiful piece of prose. Here it is: "Believe me, darling, Miss Kent means nothing to me, but she can be very useful if I ever want to amount to anything on Broadway. Did you really think, angel face...

Mona Kent: Angel face?

Johnny Midnight: "that I could love a woman almost twice my age?"

[Mona begins weeping]

Johnny Midnight: We all have to grow up sometime, Mona.

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Johnny Midnight: It's a very clever plot, Gerald, but I'm changing the ending.

Gerald: Oh, no, you aren't! I have a twist or two you haven't counted on.

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[last lines]

Johnny Midnight: Well, this show is over, folks. Joe, bring down the curtain.

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