THE

MOVIE NOVEL

CHAPTER NINETEEN: Alimony


(A knock is heard at the Research Lab door.  It is Ralph, soon to be followed by Macy.  Betty and Oliver are in the Research Lab, laughing from conversation.)


Betty:  "Come in."                                                                                                 Ralph:  "Oh, hi."


Oliver: "Hi."
Betty:  "Hi."


Ralph:  "Oh, I just came to give you this, Betty."  Betty:  "Oh, well thank you."                  Ralph: "You're welcome."          f


Macy:  "Hi."                           Oliver: "Hi."                            Ralph:  "Hi."                            Betty:  "Hi."


Ralph:  "Oh, we'd better get going.  Tomorrow's the big one and, uh,  Farley expects."


Oliver: "Oh, you bet."


Ralph:  "Uh huh."
Oliver:  "Uh huh."
Ralph:  "I guess we'd better leave you young things to it."
Betty: "Bye."


Oliver: "Bye."                             Macy:   "Bye."                             Ralph:  "Bye."                             Oliver: "Bye."


Betty:  "Oh, Ralph..."
Ralph:  "Yes?"
Betty:  "Shove it!"
Ralph:  "Oh, you shove it too, Betty!"


(Slamming the door loud, Betty grabs an envelope opening before returning to her desk.)


Betty:  "Alimony is just another word for rape."


Betty:  "Conspiracy is right.  The Denton Dossier is..."


Oliver (guessing correctly what Betty was going to say):  "...closed."