had already memorized his monologue about the John Doe Clubs for his audition, so the day he was supposed to shoot it, Frank Capra
asked if he needed a rehearsal. Toomey didn't, so they shot the scene in one take. See more
What's a helot?
You've ever been broke, sonny?
Sure, mostly often.
All right. You're walking along, not a nickel in your jeans, your free as the wind, nobody bothers ya. Hundreds of people pass you by in every line of business: shoes, hats, automobiles, radios, everything, and there all nice lovable people and they lets you alone, is that right? Then you get a hold of some dough and what happens, all those nice sweet lovable people become helots, a lotta heels. They begin to creep up on ya, trying...
Traditional tune, lyrics by Ernst Anschütz
[Incorrectly credited as written by Ernst Anschütz
Played in the score See more