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July 13, 1966
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- My name is Victoria Winters. On the surface, the day at Collinwood seems calm and serene. Nothing could be more normal than my preparing to teach a young boy his school lessons. Yet there is an undercurrent, a tension that is felt everywhere, a tension that reaches out and builds and waits to break free.
Roger tells Carter that there's an attempted murderer on the loose; he pushes Elizabeth aside when she comes to him with the news that Victoria's letter from the Foundling Home could cause her trouble. David asks Victoria if she ever tried to kill anybody and what would have happened to her if she had. Victoria attempts to quiz David on the history of Maine. David wonders why Roger never liked him. Carter's pissed that 12 hours have passed since Roger learned of the bleeder valve; David asks Elizabeth why the brakes ceased functioning and freaks out when he learns the cops are afoot. Roger and Elizabeth outline the circumstantial case they have against Burke; Victoria says that Burke hasn't ever threatened Roger's life (in front of her). David overhears the grownups discussing Burke's guilt. Carter has a background check performed on Devlin. David learns about the magic of corroborative evidence and fingerprints. The really good Constable sets down the wrench and lets David stare at and then paw it.
Memorable quotes Edit
- Constable Carter: (in response to David's lack of reply to his greeting) It's all right. He's probably just impressed with the dignity of my badge.
Dramatis personae Edit
- ← Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard →
- ← Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins →
- ← David Henesy as David Collins →
- Michael Currie as Jonas Carter →
- ← Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters →
Background information and notes Edit
- David reads a magazine titled Night Crawlers.
- Constable Carter also has a deputy named Harry who calls New York to get information on Burke Devlin from a Frank Palmer, a policeman or detective in working in homicide. Harry will be a mentioned again in 54 in which his surname is given as Shaw.
- Victoria once got into a fight with a girl, whom Victoria ended up giving a bloody a nose.
- TIMELINE: Roger waited 12 hours before phoning Constable Carter.
Bloopers and continuity errors Edit
- As Victoria heads for the garage with Constable Carter, Roger says to Elizabeth "Are you going to stay here?" To which Elizabeth replies, "No." Elizabeth then shuts the door, staying where she is. Presumably, Roger's line was supposed to be something like, "Are you going to come with us?"
- Actor Louis Edmonds flubs: "My sister has a whim of iron."
- As David skulks about, a shadow of a camera is on the walls.
- The Collinsport Fly can be seen flying around the drawing room while Constable Carter asks his questions.
- During the end credits, a man walks outside second floor of David's room window.
- The character names in the end credits are written in lower case except for Constable Carter.