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[This is a pre-release cutting continuity for "The Hand That Rocks the Cradle" -- no copy of the film is known to exist. Working title: "Is a Woman a Person?"] Abbreviations: disc = discovered f.g. = foreground b.g. = background PAMS = Perambulating Shot (panning shot) NOTE: Characters are sometimes identified by the name of the actor playing the role. LENGTH OF REEL 1087 FTPICTURE NO. 2420-C CONTINUITY AND SUBTITLES MAIN TITLE .......THE UNIVERSAL FILM MANUFACTURING CO. PRESENTS LOIS WEBER AND PHILLIPS SMALLEY IN THEIR OWN PRODUCTION "IS A WOMAN A PERSON?" NOTE THE CASES RECORDED IN THE SCENES THAT FOLLOW ARE AUTHENTIC. I HAVE PURPOSELY AVOIDED SHOWING EITHER THE FRIGHTFUL CONDITIONS OF THE SLUMS OR THOSE OF THE HEIGHTS OF AFFLUENCE IN AN EFFORT TO REPRESENT MY AUDIENCE--"THE GENERAL PUBLIC." AUTHOR. CAST DR. BROOME..............PHILLIPS SMALLEY HIS WIFE................LOIS WEBER MRS. GRAHAM.............PRISCILLA DEAN MR. GRAHAM..............WEDGEWOOD NOWELL SARAH...................EVELYN SELBIE HER HUSBAND.............HARRY DE MORE PHOTOGRAPHED BY--ALLAN SIEGLER (SIX REELS) SUBTITLE 1: DR. FRANK BROOME, AN INFLUENTIAL PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, RECEIVES A LETTER FROM THE CHIEF OF POLICE. 1: CLOSEUP AT OPEN DOORAMBER Nurse disc--Doctor comes on--speaks off-- speaks to the nurse--she answers him--he takes off his glasses--exits-- she closes the door-- 2: CLOSE VIEW INT OFFICEAMBER Crittenden disc--doctor comes on--he hands doctor a letter--nurse passes in b.g.

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[This is a pre-release cutting continuity for "The Hand That Rocks the Cradle" -- no copy of the film is known to exist. Working title: "Is a Woman a Person?"]

Abbreviations: disc = discovered f.g. = foreground b.g. = background PAMS = Perambulating Shot (panning shot) NOTE: Characters are sometimes identified by the name of the actor playing the role.

LENGTH OF REEL 1087 FTPICTURE NO. 2420-C

CONTINUITY AND SUBTITLES

MAIN TITLE .......THE UNIVERSAL FILM MANUFACTURING CO.

PRESENTS

LOIS WEBER AND PHILLIPS SMALLEY IN

THEIR OWN PRODUCTION

"IS A WOMAN A PERSON?"

NOTE

THE CASES RECORDED IN THE SCENES THAT FOLLOW ARE

AUTHENTIC. I HAVE PURPOSELY AVOIDED SHOWING EITHER THE FRIGHTFUL CONDITIONS OF THE SLUMS OR THOSE OF THE HEIGHTS OF AFFLUENCE IN AN EFFORT TO REPRESENT MY AUDIENCE--"THE GENERAL PUBLIC."

AUTHOR.

CAST

DR. BROOME..............PHILLIPS SMALLEY HIS WIFE................LOIS WEBER MRS. GRAHAM.............PRISCILLA DEAN MR. GRAHAM..............WEDGEWOOD NOWELL SARAH...................EVELYN SELBIE HER HUSBAND.............HARRY DE MORE

PHOTOGRAPHED BY--ALLAN SIEGLER

(SIX REELS)

SUBTITLE 1: DR. FRANK BROOME, AN INFLUENTIAL PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, RECEIVES A LETTER FROM THE CHIEF OF POLICE.

1: CLOSEUP AT OPEN DOORAMBER Nurse disc--Doctor comes on--speaks off-- speaks to the nurse--she answers him--he takes off his glasses--exits--she closes the door--

2: CLOSE VIEW INT OFFICEAMBER Crittenden disc--doctor comes on--he hands doctor a letter--nurse passes in b.g.--exits-- Crittenden looking after her--doctor opens the letter and reads--

3: CLOSEUP AT TYPEWRITTEN LETTERAMBER MY DEAR BROOME: AN UNFORTUNATE THING HAS OCCURRED THAT IS TOO CONFIDENTIAL TO EXPLAIN OVER THE TELEPHONE. THE BEARER IS A MAN WE CAN TRUST AND HE WILL EXPLAIN THE SITUATION TO YOU. YOU CAN REST ASSURED THAT I WILL DO WHAT I CAN FOR YOU. FAITHFULLY, (Signed) ELLIS BERGER

4: CLOSE VIEW INT OFFICEAMBER Crittenden and the doctor disc--doctor questions him--Crittenden answers--looks around--goes to the door in b.g.--doctor looks at the letter again--they sit down--

5: CLOSEUP AT DESKAMBER The two men disc--Crittenden starts to talk-- says--

TITLE SCENE 6: "FOR SOME TIME, WE HAVE BEEN WATCHING A LONELY HOUSE ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF TOWN."

(DISSOLVES INTO SCENE-6) VIEW OF HOUSEAMBER CAMERA PAMS--disclosing man standing behind a bush--

7: CLOSEUP AT BUSHAMBER Man disc watching--he turns around--

8: EXT HOUSEAMBER Man standing behind the bush in f.g.-- goes cautiously toward the house--

9: CLOSE VIEW EXT HOUSEAMBER The man disc coming toward f.g.--peeps around the corner--goes to the side--looks off--

10: INT LIBRARYAMBER Lois disc--drinking cup of tea--she sets it down--starts to tear off bunch of stamps--

11: CLOSE VIEW EXT HOUSEAMBER Man disc watching--

12: INT ROOMAMBER Man and girl disc--man working on multigraph --the girl stamping letters--

13: CLOSE VIEW EXT HOUSEAMBER Man disc listening--

14: CLOSE VIEW INT OFFICEAMBER Lois at table in f.g.--woman at desk in b.g. Lois picks up papers--turns--speaks to other woman--hands her papers--

15: CLOSE VIEW CORNER OF ROOMAMBER Man and woman disc--woman picks up pile of books--exits with them--man sits down at desk--starts to stamp the letters--

16: CLOSE VIEW INT OFFICEAMBER Lois and the other woman disc--CAMERA PAMS TO the desk--disclosing another girl--Lois goes to her--speaks--CAMERA PAMS disclosing the other girl--Lois looks off--

17: AT DOORWAY TO ROOMAMBER Lois inside the room--woman comes down stairs in f.g.--enters the room--speaks to Lois--goes to b.g.

18: CLOSE VIEW EXT HOUSEAMBER Man disc--listening--

19: CLOSEUP AT BACK FENCEAMBER Man disc crouching down--watching--beside motor cycle--looking thro' opening in the fence--

20: DOORWAY TO ROOMAMBER Lois and the other girl inside--the girl comes to f.g.--exits--followed by Lois--

21: CORNER OF HALLAMBER Girl disc--Lois comes on--girl opens the door--Lois goes outside--exits--the girl starts to lock the door--

22: EXT HOUSEAMBER Man in f.g.--Lois comes out on porch in b.g. down the steps--looks about cautiously--

23: CLOSEUP AT BACK FENCEAMBER Crittenden disc crouching down--signals to man in b.g.

24: EXT HOUSEAMBER Lois comes down steps--man watching in f.g.--he runs to back of the house--hides--

25: CLOSEUP AT BACK FENCEAMBER Crittenden disc--watching--beside her motor cycle--he rises and exits--

26: INSIDE THE BACK FENCEAMBER Gate is opened and Crittenden looks thro' --closes the gate, crouches down--

27: SHOOTING THRO' SUBURBAN STREET AMBER Lois comes on in f.g.--goes toward b.g.

28: AT SIDE OF ROADAMBER Lois comes on as Crittenden comes out of gate--startles her--she drops her letters and packages--she draws back--he starts to pick them up--

29: CLOSEUP ON THE GROUNDAMBER Crittenden disc--stooping--picking up the papers--

30: LARGE CLOSEUP ON GROUNDAMBER Crittenden picking up something--putting it into his cap--

31: CLOSEUP OF LOISAMBER Against the fence--she clutches at her coat--frightened--

32: CLOSEUP ON GROUND BY GATEAMBER Crittenden picking up the letters--

33: CLOSE VIEW SIDE OF ROADAMBER The two disc--Crittenden rises--gathers the letters together--gives them to Lois--she takes them--exits in f.g.--

34: AT OPEN GATEAMBER Crittenden disc--he stoops--picks up cap-- closes the gate as he enters the yard--

35: CLOSEUP AT THE FENCEAMBER Motor cycle disc--Crittenden comes on-- lays down his cap--looks at the letters --examines them--opens one of the envelopes--takes out the pamphlet--looks at it--looks off--looks around--looks thro' the bars in the fence--waves the pamphlet--man runs from b.g. toward the fence--

36: CLOSEUP AT FENCEAMBER Crittenden outside--the man comes on in f.g.--speaks to him--

37: LETTER BOX ON CORNER OF STREET AMBER Lois comes on--puts the mail into the box--

38: AT THE FENCEAMBER The two men disc--one inside--other outside--talking man exits--Crittenden starts to get on his motor cycle--

39: LETTER BOX ON STREET CORNERAMBER Lois disc--she exits in f.g.

40: AT GATE IN FENCEAMBER Crittenden disc--he exits on motor cycle-- DISSOLVES INTO CLOSEUP AT DESK IN OFFICE-- Crittenden and the doctor talking--doctor tosses aside the letter--watches Crittenden--

TITLE SCENE 41: "THEIR OFFICERS HELD A MEETING TODAY AND WE ROUNDED THEM IN."

DISSOLVES INTO--

VIEW AT FENCE OUTSIDE HOUSEAMBER

Limousine in the yard--car comes on in f.g. stops--men alight--go toward b.g.--headed by Crittenden--

42: CLOSE VIEW IN OFFICEAMBER Lois and men and women disc talking--she addressing them--different ones answer her--

43: CLOSE VIEW CORNER OF HOUSEAMBER Officers coming from b.g. to f.g.-- Crittenden in the head--they stop--exit in f.g.--

44: CLOSE VIEW EXT HOUSE AT PORCHAMBER Men come on--go up porch--cross it--

45: CLOSE VIEW INT OFFICEAMBER Lois and the others disc--she hears something--

46: CLOSEUP AT DOORAMBER Crittenden and another man disc-- Crittenden knocks--

47: CLOSEUP VIEW INT OFFICEAMBER The bunch disc--Lois speaks--takes key from one of the girls--she comes to f.g. --opens the door--

48: INT HALLAMBER Lois comes out--closing the door behind her--she looks at the key--goes to outside door--starts to unlock it--

49: CLOSEUP EXT DOORAMBER The two men disc--door is opened by Lois --Crittenden pushes against the door--

50: INT HALLAMBER Lois disc--the door is forced open-- Crittenden enters--he shows her something--she goes to the other door --opens it--the other men come in-- people disclosed in room beyond--the men scatter--some exit--Crittenden talks to Lois--

51: CLOSE VIEW INT OFFICEAMBER Lois and the others disc--Crittenden hands her paper--she looks at it--he puts it back in pocket--Ruth questions Lois--one of the men comes to her-- talks--pushes her aside--she talks to Crittenden--

52: INT ANOTHER ROOMAMBER Plain clothes men come in--pick up the pamphlets--looks at them--one man shows it to another--

53: CLOSE VIEW INT OFFICEAMBER Crittenden--Lois and the others disc-- Crittenden talks to the old man--one of the women talk--Lois picks up something from the table--Crittenden exits--the women start to follow--

54: INT OTHER ROOMAMBER Three of the plain clothes men disc-- searching things--two exit--one sits down--

55: INT HALLAMBER Lois--Crittenden and the others disc-- Crittenden opens the door--women exit-- others putting on their wraps-- Crittenden exits-- DISSOLVES INTO CLOSEUP AT DESK IN OFFICE Crittenden talking to the doctor--doctor questions him--Crittenden answers--says

TITLE SCENE 56: "THE CHIEF DID NOT WANT THE PUBLIC STIRRED UP ABOUT IT AND TOOK CHARGE PERSONALLY."

DISSOLVES INTO

VIEW IN CHIEF'S OFFICEAMBER

Man disc at desk--Chief enters--followed by Crittenden and two men--others come on--they lay literature on the table-- Lois and the other women come in--one of the women talks to Crittenden--Lois tries to quiet her--

57: CLOSE VIEW INT DOOR IN ROOMAMBER Crittenden--Lois and the other women disc--the door is opened--

58: CLOSE VIEW IN CHIEF'S OFFICEAMBER Chief and another man disc--door in b.g. is opened--disclosing Lois--Crittenden and the others--Crittenden comes to the Chief--talks--Chief looks around--Lois and woman come in--shake hands with the chief--she motions toward Lois--Chief looks--Lois comes to the doorway--shakes hands with the Chief--

59: CLOSEUP IN DOORWAYAMBER Lois and the chief disc--he says--

SUBTITLE 2: "I AM AFRAID THIS IS GOING TO BE A GREAT BLOW TO THE DOCTOR."

60: CLOSEUP IN DOORWAYAMBER Lois and the chief disc--he talking--she answers--he exits in f.g.--

61: CLOSE VIEW AT OPEN DOORAMBER Lois, woman and chief disc--he closes the door--Lois exits--

62: CORNER OF OFFICEAMBER Crittenden disc--the others come in--sit down--man disc at desk in b.g.--writing on typewriter--Chief speaks to the lady--

63: CLOSE VIEW IN OTHER OFFICEAMBER Man and woman disc--another one enters-- woman picks up something from table-- talks to the man--man exits--girl lays things on table--sits down--

64: CORNER OF CHIEF'S OFFICEAMBER Chief, Crittenden and the other disc-- Crittenden exits--Sten rises and exits--

DISSOLVES INTO CLOSEUP IN OFFICE

Crittenden and the doctor talking--doctor rises--Crittenden rises--the doctor questions him--Crittenden looks at him as he answers--

SUBTITLE 3: "YES--THE LEADER WAS YOUR WIFE, DOCTOR."

65: CLOSEUP IN OFFICEAMBER The two disc--Crittenden speaking-- doctor looks off--looks at Crittenden speaks--Crittenden takes paper from inside his coat--hands them to the doctor--

66: CLOSEUP AT PAMPHLET HELD IN MAN'S HANDAMBER

ON BIRTH CONTROL AND THE ADVANCEMENT OF

THE HUMAN RACE

67: CLOSE INT OFFICEAMBER The two men disc--doctor sits down at his desk--speaks to Crittenden--picks up phone--talks--

68: INT CHIEF'S OFFICEAMBER Chief, Sten and two ladies disc--Chief sits down and answers the phone--

69: CLOSEUP OF DOCTORAMBER Talking on phone--

70: INT CHIEF'S OFFICEAMBER Chief at phone--Lois rises--speaks to the Chief--

71: CLOSEUP OF DOCTORAMBER Talking on phone--

72: CLOSEUP OF CHIEFAMBER Talking on the phone--

73: CLOSEUP OF DOCTORAMBER Talking on phone--

SUBTITLE 4: "I THINK THIS WILL BE A LESSON. CAN YOU DISMISS THEM WITH A REPRIMAND IF I GUARANTEE TO STOP MY WIFE'S ACTIVITIES?"

74: CLOSEUP OF DOCTORAMBER Talking on phone--

75: INT CHIEF'S OFFICEAMBER Chief and others disc--he hangs up receiver--the other woman rises--Chief rises--he talks to the two ladies--Lois talks to him--

76: CLOSE VIEW IN DOCTOR'S OFFICEAMBER Doctor and Crittenden disc--Doctor sets the phone aside--

77: INT CHIEF'S OFFICEAMBER Chief and two ladies disc--they go toward the door--disclosing the steno--PAM to the door--Chief opens the door--they enter the room beyond--

78: CLOSE VIEW OUTER ROOMAMBER Bunch disc--Chief talking to Lois--she and the other woman exit in f.g.--the others follow--

79: CLOSE VIEW IN DOCTOR'S OFFICEAMBER Doctor and Crittenden disc--doctor rises --opens the door--nurse enters--Jack disc in b.g.--doctor picks up coat--Crittenden exits-doctor follows--the nurse closes the door--

80: EXT HOUSEAMBER Crittenden comes out--followed by the doctor--doctor putting on coat as they come down the steps--the two men talk-- come to f.g.--CAMERA PAMS disclosing machine on the drive--they stop in f.g. --doctors gets into the car--Crittenden pushes his motor cycle aside exits--all exit--IRIS CLOSES--

(END OF REEL ONE)

LENGTH OF REEL 1089 FT

(REEL TWO)

1: IRIS OPENS UP TO VIEW OF HOUSEAMBER Limousine drives on in f.g.--stops disclosing Lois and lady inside--man opens door of car--the two ladies talking --Lois alights--door is closed--limousine exits--Lois goes up steps of house--looks off--stops on terrace--

2: SHOOTING FROM STEPS TOWARD STREET AMBER Lois in f.g.--auto drives on in b.g. and exits-Lois exits--CAMERA PAMS disclosing porch--Lois looking down porch--doctor alights from car in b.g.--car exits--Lois waits as doctor comes to her--takes off his hat--

3: CLOSE VIEW PORCHAMBER Doctor & Lois disc--he talks to her--she fumbles with her gloves--talks--says--

SUBTITLE 1: "I AM SORRY, DEAR, BUT WE EACH HAVE OUR OWN CONVICTIONS AND MUST LIVE UP TO THEM."

4: CLOSE VIEW PORCHAMBER Lois disc talking to doctor--he talks-- angry--she stops him-

5: ON PORCHAMBER Lois & doctor disc--the two children run on--they kiss the doctor & Lois--doctor caresses the boy--the two children enter the house--

6: CLOSEUP DOOR OF HOUSEAMBER Doctor & Lois disc--she stops him--talks --motions off--says--

SUBTITLE 2: "YOU LIMITED OUR FAMILY TO TWO BECAUSE ANOTHER BIRTH WOULD HAVE BEEN DANGEROUS TO ME."

7: CLOSEUP DOOR OF HOUSEAMBER Lois disc talking to doctor--he agrees-- she talks--looks off--girl comes out of house-runs to Lois--boy comes out--mother & daughter enter house followed by doctor & boy--doctor closes door--

8: INT RECEPT HALLAMBER The four enter--Lois hands her coat to the girl--doctor throws his coat on couch--talks to boy & exits--

9: CLOSE VIEW COR STUDYAMBER Doctor enters--

10: INT RECEPT HALLAMBER Lois disc before mirror in b.g.--children go up steps--exit--

11: COR STUDYAMBER Doctor disc--motions--

12: INT RECEPT HALLAMBER Lois disc--exits--

13: COR STUDYAMBER Doctor disc--Lois enters--they come to table in f.g.--he talks--she looks up at him--talks--he says--

SUBTITLE 3: "I HAVE GUARANTEED THAT YOU WILL DROP THIS HOBBY. YOU CANNOT WISH TO PLACE ME IN A DISCREDITABLE POSITION."

14: COR STUDYAMBER Doctor disc talking to Lois--she picks up a book--

15: PORCH OF HOUSEAMBER Man, woman & girl come on-- girl takes hold of girl--brings her to f.g.--door is opened--they enter house--

16: INT RECEPT HALLAMBER Maid enters followed by the man, woman & girl--two children come down the stairs--

17: COR STUDYAMBER Doctor & Lois disc--talking--she looks off--

18: INT RECEPT HALLAMBER Bunch disc--doctor & Lois enter--they greet--nurse talks to children--she exits with them--the others start to enter the other room--

19: INT STUDYAMBER Lois, Priscilla, doctor & Nowell come in --they come toward f.g.--Lois sits down --Priscilla looks at doctor--she sits down--Nowell sits down--doctor talks-- Lois talks to Priscilla--Priscilla talks--

SUBTITLE 4: "SELF CONTROL IS THE DOCTRINE GEORGE AND I HAVE AGREED TO FOLLOW."

20: INT STUDYAMBER The four disc--Priscilla talking--George leans forward--talks-- THIS DISSOLVES INTO

VIEW IN LIVINGAMBER

Priscilla & George disc--he seated on couch--smoking--she rises with baby in arms--talks to him--goes to b.g.--puts baby in cradle--

21: INT BEDROOMAMBER Priscilla & George disc--little girl runs from b.g. to f.g.--turns summersalt over bed--comes to f.g.--jumps on George's lap--Priscilla scolds her--nurse enters with another child--she takes the little girl--leads her to b.g.--

22: CLOSEUP IN CRADLEAMBER Baby disc crying--

23: INT BEDROOMAMBER George & Priscilla disc--nurse exits with children in b.g.--Priscilla starts to quiet baby--

24: CLOSEUP IN CRADLEAMBER Cradle rocking--baby disc--

25: CLOSEUP NEAR CURTAINSAMBER Priscilla rises--looks down at baby-- looks around--talks--says--

SUBTITLE 5: "I HAVE JUST ABOUT DECIDED THAT THESE THREE ARE ALL I CAN HANDLE FOR AWHILE."

26: CLOSEUP NEAR CURTAINSAMBER Priscilla talking--looks down--

27: CLOSEUP OF GEORGE Speaks--looks off--

28: INT BEDROOMAMBER The two disc--George goes on with his reading--Priscilla comes to him--talks --he rises--storms--she answers him--he folds his arms as he talks to her--she says--

SUBTITLE 6: "IT ONLY MEANS THE EXERCISE OF SELF CONTROL."

29: INT BEDROOMAMBER Priscilla disc talking to George--he is provoked--he goes to b.g.--nurse comes on in b.g.-- exits again--George comes to f.g.--picks up something from chair --talks to her--nurse comes in--she speaks to nurse--nurse exits in b.g.-- George exits in f.g.--

30: COR BEDROOMAMBER George enters--looks around--lays something on dresser--throws his pajamas on chair--

31: INT BEDROOMAMBER Priscilla disc--exits in f.g.

32: COR BEDROOMAMBER George disc--Priscilla enters--looks around--talks--he turns and looks at her--

33: INT CHILDREN'S BEDROOMAMBER Two children come from nursery in b.g. --come to f.g.--talk--

34: COR BEDROOMAMBER George & Priscilla disc--maid enters with clean linen--

35: CLOSEUP OF MAIDAMBER Pillow in hand--looks off--puts pillow between her teeth--

36: CLOSE VIEW IN BEDROOMAMBER The three disc--Priscilla exits--

37: INT CHILD BEDROOMAMBER Two children disc--one overturns bathtub on floor--Priscilla enters--the children exit in b.g.--Priscilla looks angrily around--

38: COR BEDROOMAMBER George & maid disc--George at dresser--

39: INT CHILD BEDROOMAMBER Priscilla disc in f.g. looking angrily around--

THIS DISSOLVES INTO--

A CLOSE VIEW IN STUDYAMBER

Priscilla, George, Doctor & Lois disc-- Priscilla talking--she looks at Lois-- she talks--George talks--doctor looks around--George rises--says--

SUBTITLE 7: "I SAY--ISN'T THIS A RATHER INDECENT SUBJECT TO DISCUSS IN PUBLIC?"

40: INT CLOSE VIEW STUDYAMBER The four disc--George talking--Priscilla talks--points to Lois--George takes something from his pocket--Lois rises-- talks--they all sit down again--listen as Lois talks--says--

TITLE SCENE 41: "DO YOU REMEMBER SARAH WHO TOOK CARE OF OUR DORIS WHEN SHE WAS LITTLE?"

THIS SUBTITLE DISSOLVES INTO

A CLOSEUP HEDGE IN GARDENAMBER

Sarah disc with Doris--doll on her lap-- they play--Sarah pretends to cry--Doris shows her what she has in hand--Sarah rocks the chair holding Doris-- THIS DISSOLVES INTO-- CLOSE VIEW IN STUDYAMBER Doctor, George, Lois & Priscilla disc-- Lois talking--says--

TITLE SCENE 42: "I KEPT TRACK OF SARAH AFTER HER MARRIAGE."

THIS SUBTITLE DISSOLVES INTO

A VIEW IN SITTING ROOMAMBER

Sarah enters followed by Doris & Lois-- Doris takes off her hat--lays it aside-- Sarah talks to Lois--Doris sets up on chair by table--Lois rises--helps the child down--they exit--