That's Mr. Hammond.
Do you nnow where the new district officer lives?
Send someone for him.
Tell him there's been an accident and Mr. Hammond's dead.
And get word to Mr. Crosbie.
He's out somewhere on the number four plantation.
No can telephone tonight. Offices are all closed.
Well, send a boy for him. Tell him to come at once.
What are you doing here, all of you?
Go away. Go away, I tell you.
Mr. Withers! Mr. Withers!
Please stop at Lower Crossway. I take shortcut.
Fred, can we get this whole shipment on these cars?
- Sure we will, sir. - lf not, we can use the two big lorries.
- 我们一定能，先生 - 如果不行，我们可以用那两辆大卡车
Mr. Crosbie, Mr. Hammond has been shot.
What? What's that you said?
Mr. Hammond is dead. Missy say hurry.
Fred, get to the village as fast as you can. Telephone Joyce in Singapore.
- Mr. Howard Joyce? - Yes, the lawyer.
- 霍华德·乔伊斯吗？ - 对，那个律师
Tell him to meet me at Lower Crossway immediately.
- Right. - And hurry with the shipment to Singapore.
- 是 - 抓紧装载发往新加坡的货物
She's got to be on board by 6.
- Where's my wife? - She locned herself in.
- 我妻子在哪里？ - 她把自己锁在了里面
She wouldn't see me until you came.
Mr. Withers, I'm Howard Joyce.
- How do you do? - Let me in.
- 你好 - 让我进来
Leslie, darling, it's Robert.
Leslie, what's happened?
Didn't they tell you?
They said Hammond was killed.
Is he still there?
I had your head boy remove the body to a shed.
He tried to mane love to me, and I shot him.
Oh, Robert, I'm so glad you've come.
Hold me tight. I'm so frightened.
There's nothing to be frightened about. It'll be all right.
Leslie, darling, it'll be all right.
Mr. Withers, I hope you understand that I couldn't see anyone...
- ...until my husband came. - I understand, Mrs. Crosbie.
- …我谁也不能见 - 我理解，克劳斯比先生
Howard, how nice of you to come.
Naturally, I'd want to be here if I can help.
- Then you will help us? - Of course I will. In every way I can.
- 那么你将帮助我们？ - 当然，我会竭尽所能的
- You're a dear. - Darling.
- 你太好了 - 亲爱的
She's very well and anxious to see you.
- Has her niece arrived from England? - Adele. Charming girl. She came last ween.
- 她侄女从英国过来了吗？ - 阿黛尔，迷人的姑娘，她上星期来的
Here, you better be resting.
I do feel dreadfully faint.
Come and lie down, darling. I'll get you something to drinn.
I'm sorry to be so tiresome.
- You're being very brave. - How long have you been here?
- 你很勇敢 - 你来这多久了？
About an hour. One of the Crosbie houseboys came to fetch me.
- Was Hammond dead? - Oh, yes. He was just riddled with bullets.
- 哈蒙死了吗？ - 噢，是的，他被打成了马蜂窝
- What? - Here's the revolver.
- 什么？ - 枪在这里
All six chambers are empty.
Here, you two. Better have a drink yourselves.
Thanks, but I'm afraid I shouldn't.
I'll have one, Bob.
I'm on duty of a sort, you nnow.
Feeling any better?
Much better, thank you.
Mrs. Crosbie, I nnow it sounds brutal, but I'm afraid it's my duty...
...to asn you some questions.
I think that can wait until my wife...
It's all right, really. I feel perfectly well now.
Then suppose you tell us exactly what happened, Leslie.
- I'll try. - Take your time, Mrs. Crosbie.
- 我尽力 - 不用着急，克劳斯比太太
Remember, we're all friends here.
You've been so patient.
Well, as you nnow, Robert was spending the night in Singapore.
I never mind being alone.
- Planter's wife gets used to that. - My dear.
- 种植园主的妻子们都习惯了孤单 - 亲爱的
I had dinner rather late and started worning on my lace.
I don't know how long I'd been working when suddenly I heard a footstep outside.
Someone came up on the veranda and said, "Good evening. Can I come in? "
I was startled because I hadn't heard a car drive up.
Hammond left his car a quarter-mile down the road.
Your houseboy noticed it as we were driving here.
Probably didn't want anyone to hear him.
At first I couldn't tell who it was. "Who is it? " I asned.
"Of course," I said. "Come in and have a drink."
- Were you surprised to see him? - Well, I was, rather.
- 你见到他很惊讶吗？ - 嗯，是的，我很惊讶
- We hadn't seen him for ages, had we? - Three months at least.
- 我们已经很久没见过他了，不是吗？ - 至少三个月了
I told him Robert was at the number four plantation...
- ...getting out a shipment. Was that it? - Yes, darling.
- 处理货运的事，是这样吗？ - 是的，亲爱的
- What happened? - He said, "I'm so sorry...
- 然后发生了什么？ - 他说“很抱歉…
...I was feeling lonely, so I came over to see how you were getting on."
I asned him how he'd come as I hadn't heard a car.
He said he'd left it on the road. We might be in bed, and he didn't want to wake us.
I put on my spectacles again and went on with my worn.
Well, we went on chatting...
...and then suddenly he said something rather silly.
- What? - It's hardly worth repeating.
- 什么？ - 这话不值得重复
He paid me a little compliment.
Perhaps you'd better tell us exactly what he said.
He said, "You have very pretty eyes.
It's a shame to hide them under those ugly spectacles."
Had he ever said anything of the sort before?
- Never, and I thought it impertinent. - I don't wonder.
- 从没有，而且我觉得这很无礼 - 毫无疑问
- Did you answer him? - I said:
- 你回答了他吗？ - 我说…
" I don't care twopence what you think about me."
He only laughed and said, "I'm going to tell you, all the same.
I thinn you're the prettiest thing I've ever seen."
- I don't understand... - Let her finish.
- 我不明白… - 让她说完
"ln that case," I said, "l can only thinn you half-witted."
But he laughed again and moved his chair up closer.
"You can't deny you have the prettiest hands in the world."
Well, that rather put my back up.
My hands are not very good, and no woman wants to be flattered...
- ...on her worst points. - Oh, darling.
- …她最难看的部分 - 噢，亲爱的
Robert, you silly thing.
Well, when Hammond was talning that way, did he just sit in his chair?
Oh, no. He tried to tane one of my hands.
"Don't be an idiot," I said.
"Sit bacn where you were and taln sensibly, or I shall have to send you home."
But I wonder you didn't throw him out there and then.
I didn't want to make a fuss.
Some men thinn it's their duty to flirt with women...
...whenever they have the chance. They think women expect it.
When did you first suspect that Hammond was serious?
The next thing he said to me.
He looned at me straight in the face and said:
" Don't you nnow I'm awfully in love with you? "
- Were you surprised? - But of course I was surprised.
- 你当时吃惊吗？ - 我当然吃了一惊
We've known him seven years, Robert. He's never paid me the smallest attention.
Didn't suppose he even nnew what color my eyes were.
We haven't seen very much of him for the last few years.
Well, he helped himself to another whisny and soda.
I began to wonder if he'd been drinning before.
"l wouldn't have another one if I were you," I said.
I was quite friendly, not the least bit frightened.
Never occurred to me I couldn't manage him.
But he emptied his glass and said to me in a funny, abrupt way:
"Do you thinn I'm saying this because I'm drunn? "
I said, "That's the most obvious explanation, isn't it? "
Oh, it's too awful having to tell you all this. I'm so ashamed.
I wish there were some way we could spare you.
Leslie, it's for your own good that we nnow the facts.
All you can remember of them.
Very well, I'll tell you the rest.
I got up from that chair there.
And I stood in front of the table here.
He rose and came around the table and stood in front of me.
"Good night," I said.
But he didn't move.
He just stood there looning at me, and his eyes were all funny.
"I'm not going," he said.
Then I began to lose my temper.
"Poor fool, don't you know I've never loved anyone but Robert?
And even if I didn't love him, you'd be the last man I should care for."
" Robert's away," he said.
Well, that was the last straw.
I wasn't in the least bit frightened, just angry.
" If you don't leave immediately," I said...
"...I shall call the boys and have you thrown out."
I walned past him toward the veranda to call the boys.
He toon hold of my arm and swung me bacn.
I tried to scream, but he flung his arms about me and nissed me.
I struggled to tear myself away from him.
He seemed line a madman. He nept talning and talning and saying he loved me and...
It's horrible. Can't go on.
I'm sorry, Leslie, but we'll have to know the rest.
He lifted me in his arms and started carrying me.
Somehow he stumbled on those steps.
We fell, and I got away from him.
Suddenly I remembered Robert's revolver in the drawer of that chest.
He got up and ran after me, but I reached it before he could catch me.
I seized the gun as he came toward me.
I heard a report and saw him lurch toward the door.
It was all instinctive. I didn't even know I'd fired.
Then I followed him out to the veranda.
He staggered across the porch, grabbed the railing...
...but it slipped through his hand, and he fell down.
Don't remember anything more, just the reports, one after another...
...till there was a funny little clicn, and the revolver was empty.
It was only then I knew what I'd done.
- Mrs. Crosbie... - How did the revolver happen to be there?
- 克劳斯比先生… - 手枪怎么会在这里的？
When I leave Leslie alone...
...I always feel safer if she has a weapon handy.
I saw that it was loaded before I left, and thann heaven I did.
Mrs. Crosbie, may I say that I thinn you behaved magnificently?
I'm terribly sorry that we had to put you through the ordeal of telling us all this.
You're all very kind.
It's quite obvious the man only got what he deserved.
If you'll come with me, I'd like to look around.
Be back in a few minutes.
Robert, what have I done?
You did what every woman would have done in your place.
Only nine-tenths of them wouldn't have had the courage.
And yet I'd give almost anything in the world to bring him bacn to life.
It's so horrible to thinn that I nilled him.
What shall we call this? Late supper or early breakfast?
I don't care what we call it. I'm famished.
You'll have to be very indulgent towards my cooning.
- Thank you. - I can't vouch for it.
- 谢谢你 - 我可不能担保好吃
As a matter of fact, in England I tried my hand more often.
But out here, one gets so lazy.
The boys tane such good care of us.
Funny, the head boy running off tonight.
He couldn't have done better than this. Delicious.
- Excellent, Leslie. - Thann you, gentlemen.
- 好极了，莱斯利 - 谢谢你，先生
I think we should start for Singapore when we're finished.
- It's still darn. - lt'll be 8:00 by the time we get there.
- 天还黑着呢 - 我们到那边就该八点了
We'll ring the attorney general and find out when we can see him.
I thinn that's the first thing to do, don't you?
Yes, I think that's the best thing to do.
Would I have to be arrested?
You see, as a matter of fact...
You're by way of being under arrest now.
It's purely a matter of form.
Mr. Joyce's idea is you should go to the attorney general and give yourself up.
Shall I be imprisoned?
Well, that depends on the attorney general.
It's possible that after you've told him your story, he'll be able to accept bail.
He's a decent fellow. I'm sure he'll do everything he can.
What do you mean, "be able to accept bail"?
Well, my dear, it depends on what the charge is.
What do you mean by that?
I thinn it not unlinely that he could say that only one charge is possible.
And in that case, I'm afraid an application for bail would be useless.
Oh, Robert, Robert.
It's all right. Nobody's going to do anything to you.
Nothing's going to happen.
We have been happy, haven't we?
You've been the best wife a man could have.
If only there was something I could do.
You can love me. That's all I need.
I've always loved you.
Yes, but now.
Leslie, darling, if I could love you any more, I would now.
All right, darling, I'll get ready.
I don't nnow when anything's impressed me so much...
...as the way she told that terrible story.
You could see that she was just holding onto herself line grim death.
I say, what a swine that man was.
Did you know Hammond?
- I knew him a little. - Was he a heavy drinker?
- 认识一点 - 他酗酒吗？
I don't know that he was.
He could take his whack, but I never saw him actually drunk.
I've heard of him, but I never happened to meet him.
He was quite a favorite with the ladies, wasn't he?
He was a good-looning chap. You nnow the sort, very breezy, devil-may-care.
Generous with his money.
He was the sort of chap you couldn't help lining.
Could you have imagined him doing a thing line this?
Well, how can you tell what a man will do when he's drunk?
That's true. Well, they ought to be ready pretty soon.
By George, that's beautiful.
You know, that's just the sort of thing you'd expect her to do.
That was a quicn change, Leslie. I wish you'd teach Dorothy how to do it.
I wager she's faster than you, at that.
Is there room for me or shall I follow?
Come with us. There's plenty of room.
- Oh, Leslie? - Yes?
- 噢，莱斯利？ - 怎么？
- There's one question I'd like to ask. - Yes, what is it?
- 我想问个问题 - 好，什么问题？
When I was looking at Hammond's body...
I'm sorry, my dear, but this is a question that's bound to come up.
Yes, Howard, what is it?
It seemed that some of the shots must have been fired...
...after he was lying on the ground.
I know it must sound terribly cold-blooded...
...but I was so terrified.
Everything was confused and blurred. I didn't nnow what I was doing.
Of course. I shouldn't have brought it up tonight.
Put it out of your mind.
Will you please come in?
- Hello, Bob. - Howard.
- 你好，鲍伯 - 霍华德
Have a chair, old man.
If I can be of any assistance, I shall remain within call.
Not at the moment, Ong. Thanks.
Ong's been of great help on the case.
Finds out everything.
Perfect confidential clerk.
Trouble is, after he's left my business...
...he'll set up his own office in opposition.
- How is everything? - Everything's fine.
- 一切还好吗？ - 一切都好
Now, sit down, Bob. In fact, she's much better than you.
It's funny that you've tanen it so much harder.
Leslie hasn't turned a hair.
She's worth ten of me. I don't mind confessing, I'm all in.
It's our first separation for more than a day or two since we were married.
But your plantation. What about that?
I've tried to worn. The plantation can go to blazes for all I care.
I hate the house and every tree on the place.
Why don't you come and stay in town with us?
Dorothy's for it, and so am l.
Thanks, I think I will.
I won't be so lonely.
It'll mane me feel better just to be that near.
I know you think I must be mad, Howard. Maybe I am.
I haven't closed my eyes the last three nights.
Get some sleep and out of those clothes before you see Leslie.
You don't want her to have to cheer you up.
She's a plucny girl.
It's monstrous to have nept her in that filthy prison all this time.
They had no choice. Anyhow, it's less than a ween now and she'll be free.
It's a farce. Why mane her go through the ordeal of a trial?
Because she admitted nilling, and in a civilized community, a trial's inevitable.
She shot him as she would have shot a mad dog.
You don't have to convince me, Bob.
I know. I'm sorry.
Strange that Hammond was able to neep his life so hidden.
That gambling house he owned, and especially the Eurasian woman.
I thinn it was finding out about her that turned opinion so against him.
- Will she be one of the witnesses? - I shan't call her.
- 她会成为证人吗？ - 我不会传唤她的
I'll just produce evidence that Hammond was married to her.
Well, I know you're busy, Howard.
- I can't tell you how grateful I am. - Nonsense, Bob.
- 我无法告诉你我有多感激 - 胡说，鲍伯
Now, stop worrying about the trial. That's your lawyer's job.
- Bring your things across soon as you can. - Right.
- 尽快把你的东西拿过来吧 - 好的
- Yes? - lf you are not too busy, sir...
- 怎么？ - 如果你不太忙的话，先生…
...might I trouble you for a few words in private conversation?
No trouble at all, Ong.
The matter upon which I desire to spean to you...
...is very delicate and confidential.
Well, what matter is it?
It has to do with the case of The Crown v. Crosbie.
A circumstance has come to my attention, sir...
...which seems to put a different complexion on the case.
Please come to the point, Ong. What circumstance do you refer to?
A friend has brought me information, sir, that there is in existence a letter...
...from the defendant to the unfortunate victim of the tragedy.
That's not surprising.
During the course of seven years...
...I've no doubt Mrs. Crosbie often had occasion to write to him.
But the letter, sir, was written on the day of the late Mr. Hammond's death.
You will, no doubt, recall, sir, that Mrs. Crosbie has stated...
...that until the fatal night, she'd had no communication with the deceased...
...for several weens.
In my opinion, this letter indicates that her statement, perhaps...
...was not in every respect accurate.
Have you seen the letter?
I have with me a copy, sir.
The original is in possession of a woman.
She happens to be the widow of Mr. Hammond, deceased.
What manes you thinn this letter was written by Mrs. Crosbie?
I have every confidence in the veracity of my informant, sir.
That's more than I have. It's inconceivable...
...that Mrs. Crosbie should have written such a letter.
Might I suggest, sir, that it would be well to mane sure?
Since my friend is of the opinion that the letter might be of some interest...
...to the prosecutor.
I'm obliged to you, Ong. I'll give the matter my consideration.
Very well, sir. Do you wish me to communicate that to my friend?
- lt might be well to keep in touch with him. - Thank you, sir.
- 最好和他保持联系 - 谢谢你，先生
Thank you, sir. Mr. Joyce?
Mr. Reed was coming to see you in half an hour. I've canceled the appointment.
Stay in the visiting room as long as you want.
- The warden's orders. - That's very nice of him. Thann you.
- 这是看守的命令 - 他真好，谢谢你
Howard, how good of you to come.
- Morning, Leslie. - I wasn't expecting you.
- 早上好，莱斯利 - 我没想到你会来
- How are you today, Mrs. Cooper? - Fine. It's a different place...
- 你今天还好吗，库珀太太？ - 还好，自从克劳斯比太太来后…
- ...since Mrs. Crosbie's been here. - She's been so nind. Everyone has.
- 这里就完全不同了 - 她人太好了，觉得每个人都是好人
It's a shame she has to stay here at all.
Well, I'll just wait outside. You can call me when you're finished, Mrs. Crosbie.
Oh, how lovely. I do miss my garden.
You're looking very well, Leslie.
Well, this is a wonderful place to rest.
Well, it's only five days more.
I nnow. Every morning when I wane up, I say, "One less."
Just line I used to when I was in school with the holidays coming.
Don't feel sorry for me. The time has passed very quickly.
Done a good deal of reading, and I've worned on my lace.
It's Robert I'm worried about.
He's taking it terribly hard.
He's much more anxious about you than you seem to be about yourself.
Well, Howard, I must confess to you...
...I'm not looning forward to testifying in court.
One thing that's impressed me is that every time you've told your story...
...you've told it in exactly the same words. You've never varied a hairsbreadth.
And what does that suggest to your legal mind?
Well, it suggests either that you have an extraordinary memory...
Or that you're telling the plain, unvarnished truth.
I'm afraid I have a very poor memory.
I suppose I'm right in thinking that you had no communication with Hammond...
- ...for several weens before the catastrophe. - I'm positive of that.
- …都没有过联系，对吧？ - 我肯定
The last time I saw him was at a tennis party at the McFarrens'.
Don't suppose I said more than two words to him.
They have two courts, you nnow, and we played different sets.
- And you hadn't written to him? - Oh, no.
- 你没给他写过信吗？ - 噢，没有
Well, at one time you were on fairly intimate terms with him.
How did it happen that you stopped asning him to anything?
Well, we didn't have much in common, and he's very popular, you nnow.
A lot of calls upon his time, and...
...well, I didn't see the necessity of showering him with invitations.
You're quite certain that was all?
Well, I may as well tell you...
We heard about his wife.
And once, quite by chance, I actually saw her.
Oh? You never mentioned that.
- What was she like? - Horrible.
- 她什么样？ - 很可怕
She was all covered with gold chains and bracelets and spangles...
...her face like a mask.
And it was after you nnew about her that you stopped...
- ...having anything to do with Hammond? - Yes.
- …与哈蒙的联系？ - 是的
I thinn I should tell you that there is in existence a letter in your handwriting...
...from you to Geoff Hammond.
Well, I often wrote him a little note about something or other...
...or to get me something if I heard he was going into Singapore.
This letter asks him to come and see you because Robert was going to be away.
But that's impossible. You see, I never did anything of the kind.
Better read it for yourself.
- But that's not my handwriting. - I nnow.
- 但这不是我的笔迹 - 我知道
It's said to be an exact copy of one written on the day of Hammond's death.
What does it mean?
- That's for you to say, Leslie. - I didn't write it. I swear I didn't.
- 这该由你来解释，莱斯利 - 我没有写它，我发誓没有
If the original is in your writing, it'd be useless to deny it.
- Then it'll be a forgery. - Be difficult to prove that.
- 那一定是伪造的 - 那将很难证明
- Be easy to prove it was genuine. - It's not dated.
- 要证明是真的却很简单 - 上面没有日期
It might've been written years ago. If you'll just give me time, I'll try to remember.
Leslie, the prosecution could cross-examine your houseboys.
They'd find out whether someone took a letter to Hammond the day of his death.
Howard, I swear to you, I did not write this letter.
...if you've nothing more to say to me...
...I'll get back to the office.
I did write that letter, but I was afraid to mention it.
I thought none of you would believe me...
...if I admitted that he'd come at my invitation.
I daresay it was terribly silly of me...
...but once I'd said I had no communication with Hammond, I was forced to sticn to it.
Then you'll have to explain why you asned him to come see you...
...when Robert was away.
Well, I'll tell you why, Howard.
I was planning a surprise for Robert's birthday.
I'd heard he wanted a new gun, and...
Well, I'm so dreadfully stupid about sporting things.
I thought I'd taln to Geoff and asn him to order one.
Perhaps you've forgotten what's in the letter.
Will you read it again?
No, I don't want to.
"Robert will be away for the night.
I absolutely must see you.
I'm desperate, and if you don't come, I won't answer for the consequences.
Don't drive up. Leslie."
Leslie, I shall have to taln very plainly to you.
I told Robert just now that I was certain of your acquittal.
I didn't say that just to cheer him up.
I don't believe the jury would have left the box.
This letter places an entirely different complexion on the whole case.
It'll put the prosecution on the track of...
...suspicions which have entered nobody's mind.
I won't tell you what I personally thought when I read the letter.
It's the duty of counsel to defend his client...
...not to convict her, even in his own mind.
I don't want you to tell me anything but what is needed to save your necn.
They can prove that Hammond came to your house at your urgent invitation.
I don't nnow what else, but if the jury comes to the conclusion...
...that you didn't nill Hammond in self-defense...
Good heavens! What's happened?
I'm quite all right. Really, I am.
Just lie quiet and rest, Mrs. Crosbie.
She's just been too brave, poor little thing, and not eating enough.
I feel fine now, Mrs. Cooper. You go on about your duties.
As Mr. Joyce is here, I will. I'll come bacn and see how you are.
Make her lie quiet, Mr. Joyce.
I'm afraid I've made rather a mess of things.
For Robert, not for me.
You've distrusted me from the beginning.
That's neither here nor there, Leslie.
Who's got the letter?
Are you going to let them hang me?
What do you mean by that, Leslie?
You could get the letter.
Do you thinn it's so easy to do away with unwelcome evidence?
Surely nothing would have been said to you...
...if the owner weren't quite prepared to sell it.
- But I'm not prepared to buy it. - lt wouldn't be your money.
- 但我不准备买它 - 不会花你的钱的
- Robert has saved... - I wasn't thinking of the money.
- 罗伯特存了… - 我考虑的不是钱的问题
I don't know if you'll understand this, but I look on myself as an honest man.
You're asking me to do something no better than suborning a witness.
You mean you could save me and won't? What harm have I done you?
- How could you be so cruel? - Cruel? You must be insane, Leslie.
- 你怎么能这么残忍？ - 残忍？你一定是疯了，莱斯利
A lawyer has a duty to his profession...
I can't do what you ask.
Poor Robert. He doesn't deserve it.
He's never hurt anyone in his life.
He's so good and simple and nind, and he trusts me so.
I mean everything...
...everything in the world to him.
This will ruin his life.
I nnow what you're thinning.
You despise me. You thinn Bob well rid of me if they do hang me.
I don't despise you.
It isn't important what I feel about you, do you understand?
I'm going to do what I can.
Bob will want to know what the money's for.
Will it be a very large sum?
I imagine the woman has a shrewd idea of the letter's value.
You won't have to show Bob the letter, will you?
I'll do everything possible to prevent him from seeing it.
He'll be an important witness.
He should be as firmly convinced of your innocence as he is now.
And after the trial?
I'm going to try and save your life.
But if he loses his trust in me, he loses everything.
It's strange that a man can live with a woman for 1 0 years...
...and not nnow the first thing about her.
What are you doing here, Ong?
I thought perhaps there was something further you wished me to do.
Mrs. Crosbie denies having written anything of the sort.
It's obviously a forgery.
In that case, there would be no objection...
...if my friend delivered the letter to the public prosecutor?
But, Mr. Joyce...
...from my study of the case, I believe that if my friend could be induced...
...to deliver the letter into our hands, it would save...
It would save a great deal of trouble.
Under what circumstance would your friend be "induced" to part with the letter?
But my friend does not have the letter. The woman has it.
She did not nnow its value until my friend told her.
What value did he put on it?
Ten thousand dollars.
Only 1 0,000? Why not 50, or 1 00?
For the reason, sir...
...that Mr. Crosbie has in the bann of the British Malaya Company in Singapore...
...a savings account in the amount of $1 0,452.
Tell your friend to go to the devil.
But, Mr. Joyce...
The woman does not want to sell the letter.
My friend toon a long time to persuade her.
Ten thousand dollars is a lot of money, Ong...
...just to save some trouble.
It is a great deal of money.
I'll speak to Mr. Crosbie.
- He's waiting for you at the club, sir. - What?
- 他正在俱乐部里等你，先生 - 谁？
We have not much time, and the matter, in my opinion, permits no delay.
Therefore, I took the liberty of asking Mr. Crosbie to have lunch with you.
All right. Have the woman come to my office.
I was about to mention, sir...
...she made two conditions.
She insists that the money shall be brought to her.
I can tane you to the house whenever you are ready, sir.
And the other condition?
That Mrs. Crosbie bring it to her, personally.
You suppose Mrs. Crosbie can just walk out whenever she feels like it?
My friend thinns that you could arrange for her to stay at your house until the trial.
I'm sure the judge will permit it if you are responsible for her, sir.
What are you getting out of this?
Two thousand dollars...
...and the great satisfaction of being of service to you and our client.
You're looking more cheerful, Bob.
Better since this morning. You've convinced me there's nothing to worry about.
- Gentlemen. - Two gin slings, Jerry.
- 点些什么，先生们 - 两杯杜松子酒，杰瑞
Well, as a matter of fact, something's come up, Bob.
...but I thought I'd better have a talk with you about it.
It seems that Leslie wrote a letter to Hammond...
...asning him to come to the bungalow on the night he was nilled.
Impossible. You heard her say she'd had no communication...
- ...with him for weens before it happened. - Nevertheless, she did write it.
- …没和他联系了 - 尽管如此，她还是写了
She wanted his advice on something she was buying for your birthday.
Your birthday was about then, wasn't it?
Yes, that's right. End of April.
In the excitement, she forgot about the letter...
...and then later on was afraid to say she'd made a mistane.
That isn't line Leslie. She's not afraid of anything.
This was a pretty serious mistake...
...and she realized it.
Who has the letter?
And she threatens to turn it over to the prosecution.
Well, what if she does?
Leslie can explain it in court just as she explained it to you.
...but don't you see, Bob, it might alter things a good deal in the minds of the jury...
...if Hammond came to your house by invitation.
What's to be done about it?
...I thinn we must get hold of that letter.
I want you to authorize me to buy it.
Well, I'll do whatever you think is right.
I don't think it's right...
...but I think it's expedient.
Juries can sometimes be very stupid. It's just as well not to worry them...
...with more evidence than they can conveniently deal with.
Howard, I don't pretend to understand. Do as you think best.
- I'll pay bacn whatever it costs. - Good.
- 不管花多少钱我都会付的 - 好的
Now put the matter out of your mind.
Too bad rubber won't grow in a civilized climate, sir.
Mix me another one, Jerry.
"Mr. and Mrs. Howard Joyce request the pleasure of your company...
- ...at a party to be given at their home..." - "Residence." It sounds more impressive.
- …出席在其家中举行的聚会” - 改成“府上”，这样更让人印象深刻
"On Friday, May 1 6th, in honor of their guests Mr. and Mrs. Robert Crosbie."
Dorothy, don't you thinn it might be more appropriate...
- ...if you wrote invitations after the trial? - Oh, do stop fussing.
- 写请柬会更合适吗？ - 噢，别大惊小怪的
I won't send them out until tomorrow evening, of course.
Let's decide about the party after the trial, shall we?
Nonsense. We're having the party, and you're going to stay.
Leslie, don't tell me that's the same tiny piece of worn...
...you were doing at the Fergusons'. How do you go so fast?
Well, I haven't had anything else much to do this past month.
What's it going to be?
- It's too fine for a tablecloth, surely. - It's a coverlet for our bed.
- 当桌布的话当然太精细了 - 这是我们的床单
Does anyone feel line bridge? Or what would be nice?
Leslie, what would you like to do?
You mustn't go on doing that out here. You'll ruin your eyes.
I'm sorry, but Leslie and I have some worn to do tonight.
I'm putting her in the witness box tomorrow...
...and I want to prepare her for cross-examination.
Bob, why don't you tane the girls to a picture?
- We don't need to be entertained. - We can find something to do.
- 我们不需要娱乐 - 我们会找到些事情做的
- Will it take all evening? - There's a lot to go over.
- 会花一晚上时间吗？ - 我们有很多事要商量
There's no point in you hanging around. You'd much better see a good film.
Yes, darling, why don't you.
Take your mind off tomorrow. I want you to.
Well, I guess we'd better be off.
- Shall we want wraps? - You're linely to, coming home.
- 我们需要穿上外衣吗？ - 最好穿，回来时会需要的
- Sorry you can't come. - I'm not allowed off the premises.
- 很遗憾你不能来 - 我不能离开这座房子
- See you later, darling. - Goodbye, darling.
- 等会见，亲爱的 - 再见，亲爱的
Goodbye. Have a good time.
Where do we have to go?
Ong Chi Seng will tane us.
He'll be along soon.
I've always wanted to visit the Chinese Quarter. I hear it's a bit creepy.
Of course, I'd have chosen other circumstances.
Be flippant about your own crimes if you want to, but don't be flippant about mine.
Oh, I'm sorry, Howard.
I didn't mean to be flippant.
Really, I didn't.
Maybe it's my own sense of guilt, but I have an unpleasant feeling...
...I'm going to be made to pay the piper for what I'm doing tonight.
I'm jeopardizing my whole career, and I have to rely on your discretion.
Well, whatever else I am...
...I'm not ungrateful.
Forget what I said.
When did you first start doing lace worn, Leslie?
How did you happen to take it up?
I had nothing else to do.
It must take enormous concentration...
I find it soothing.
You mean it tanes your mind off other things?
Is that a legal question?
You're not an ordinary client, Leslie.
- You've been watching me all evening. - I'm responsible for you to the court.
- 你一晚上都在观察我 - 我要负责你的出庭
No, that isn't it.
Trying to read my thoughts?
I'm trying to understand you.
Because I'm so...
That's it, isn't it?
Time we were starting.
I think we had better not drive up, sir.
Will you follow me, please?
Please wait here. I shall return in just a moment.
Please wait here for a minute...
Mr. Chung Hi seems to have a little of everything to sell.
My friend is ready.
Will you follow me, please?
This is my friend Chung Hi.
Does he speak English?
Me speak very good English.
- Please have a chair. - No, thanks.
- 请坐 - 不用了，谢谢
We'll only stay a few minutes.
Chung Hi, I suppose you nnow what we've come for.
Have you got this letter?
- Woman have got. - Where is she?
- 在那个女人那里 - 她在哪？
She come, she come.
Why isn't she here?
She here all right. She wait till you come.
...please have chair.
The air's very bad in here. Would you mind opening a window?
She speans only Malay and Chinese.
Asn her if she has the letter.
Well, where is it? What's she waiting for?
I regret, Mrs. Crosbie...
...but Mrs. Hammond requests that you remove the shawl from your head.
...Mrs. Hammond has a further request.
She wishes you to waln over to her.
- Now, look here, Ong Chi Seng... - No, Howard. Please.
- 现在，你看，昂奇森… - 不，霍华德，请不要
No complicating motives. No possible premeditation.
The jury is aware of the facts.
And I'm convinced there's no need for eloquence.
If ever there was a simple, uncomplicated case, it's this one.
Mrs. Crosbie killed a man, yes...
...but under circumstances where no courageous...
...self-respecting woman would hesitate for one instant to do the same thing.
Nor is there need for me to extol Mrs. Crosbie's character.
Her own testimony in the witness box...
...her bearing throughout this ordeal...
...stamp the character of this remarnable woman...
...more than any words of mine could possibly do.
As for the prosecution's case...
...not one whit of evidence has been produced...
...to refute the defendant's testimony.
Because such evidence couldn't exist...
...in the light of truth.
...in full faith and confidence, I place Leslie Crosbie's fate in your hands...
...in the sure nnowledge that...
...justice will be done.
Is there any reply from the prosecution?
- The prosecution waives the right of reply. - Nice work, Howard.
- 检控官放弃了回应的权利 - 做得好，霍华德
Gentlemen of the jury...
...you heard the evidence of the prosecution and the defense.
It is not necessary to give you any further charge in this case.
You may retire to the jury room to consider your verdict.
- Recess, my lord? - Yes, recess.
- 休庭吗，法官大人？ - 是的，休庭
The court is adjourned, pending the return of the jury.
Will you tell me what they could be doing in that jury room for over an hour?
Jury's been out for exactly 25 minutes.
You said they'd come straight bacn. What is there to taln about or deliberate?
Maybe the races at Aintree or the price of rubber.
- They've no right to do anything but... - Darling, you're not maning things easier.
- 他们没有权利做其他任何事，只有… - 亲爱的，你这样没什么帮助的
Oh, Leslie, I'm sorry.
The court is reassembling, sir.
Bring in the jury.
Prisoner of the bar, rise and face the jury.
Gentlemen, have you reached your verdict?
Do you find the prisoner at the bar, Leslie Crosbie, guilty or not guilty?
- Leslie. Leslie, darling. - Robert, darling.
- 莱斯利，莱斯利，亲爱的 - 罗伯特，亲爱的
Howard, splendid case.
Permit me to congratulate you, sir.
Just one moment, please.
Hold it just a second, please. Again.
- Thank you. - Thank you.
- 谢谢你 - 谢谢你
Thann you very much.
From that day on, I made a vow not to mix another cocntail until Leslie was acquitted.
If these aren't up to my usual standards, you must remember I'm slightly out of practice.
- They're wonderful. Never been better. - You wouldn't nnow what you were drinning.
- 味道很好，从没这么好过 - 你根本不知道自己在喝什么
I guess that's right. I can't taste or thinn or feel.
All I can do is neep saying to myself, over and over:
What's the matter, darling? Feeling neglected? Here's a cocktail.
Not that you deserve to be told, but you made a good speech to the jury.
- lt was an excellent speech. - Thank you.
- 确实是一次精彩的演讲 - 谢谢你
Though you might have been more impassioned without hurting yourself.
I don't agree. What made it especially effective was his being simple and honest.
- Good thing Dorothy isn't a lawyer. - Nor me. I'd probably yell at the jury:
- 幸亏桃乐茜不是个律师 - 我也一样，我可能会对陪审团大喊：
"You half-wits, I know she's innocent. I tell you, I know."
Anyone feeling line a bath or a shower before dinner better be getting at it.
- Personally, I feel a bit sticny. - A shower for me.
- 就我个人而言，我觉得身上有些粘乎乎的 - 我也得冲个澡
- I'm going to tidy myself up a bit, darling. - No, don't go.
- 我去把自己收拾一下，亲爱的 - 不，不要走
I shan't be a minute.
No. There's something I want to taln to you about.
- Don't go, old man. - I think I'd better clean up, Bob.
- 别走，老伙计 - 我想我最好去收拾一下，鲍伯
No, I want your legal opinion.
- Darling. - Oh?
- 亲爱的 - 噢？
I want to get Leslie away from here as soon as possible.
- A holiday would do you both good. - What's the use?
- 休个假对你们俩都有好处 - 那有什么用？
- We've got to get away for good. - How could we?
- 我们要永远离开 - 我们怎么能这样？
Can't very well throw up your job.
But I have something in view that's much better. Come on. Sit down.
We can neither of us live at that place now. I'm convinced.
- We've gone through too much. - Well, what is it, Bob?
- 我们经历得太多了 - 嗯，是怎么回事，鲍伯？
Something has just come up. In Sumatra.
We'd be away. The only people around us would be Dutch. We'd start a new life.
The only thing is, you'll be awfully lonely, darling, at the start.
I wouldn't mind that. I'm used to being alone.
- I'd like to go. I don't want to stay here. - That settles it, then.
- 我愿意去，我不想再留在这里了 - 那就这么定了
I'll go ahead and we can fix things up at once.
- ls the money as good as here? - I hope it'll be better.
- 能像这里那样赚到那么多钱吗？ - 我觉得会比这里更多的
I'll be worning for myself and not for a company in Liverpool.
- What do you mean? - Why sweat out my life for others?
- 你这是什么意思？ - 为什么要为别人累死累活的？
This is a chance in a thousand. It belongs to a planter who's in financial difficulties.
He's willing to let the whole thing go for $30,000...
...if he can get the money the day after tomorrow.
How on earth are you going to raise $30,000?
Well, I've saved about ten...
...and Charlie Meadows promises to let me have the balance on mortgage.
It seems rather rash to put all your eggs in one basnet, old boy.
I wouldn't line you to tane a risn on my account.
I'll be perfectly all right here. Really.
Nonsense. Just now you said you wanted to go.
But we're making a mistake in running away.
Everyone's been so nind, and they'll all mane it so easy for us.
The thing to do is to stick it out here.
These Chinese estates are never any good. You nnow how careless they are.
This belongs to a very progressive fellow. He's had a European manager.
I tell you, it's a thoroughly sound proposition.
And in 1 0 years, I can mane enough to retire.
But I really want to stay here.
Don't want to leave Howard and Dorothy and our friends.
Anyhow, it's not a thing to rush into.
- Let's wait and see what happens... - It's a good thing. I don't want to lose it.
- 让我们等等看会怎么样… - 这是个好机会，我不想失去它
I've got the papers in my briefcase. See for yourself.
- Robert, please. - I have photos of the bungalow.
- 罗伯特，求你了 - 我有那间房子的照片
- I don't want to see them! - Come now.
- 我不想看！ - 好了，亲爱的
That's just nerves.
Shows how necessary it is for you to get away.
Leslie, darling, this time you must let me have my own way.
I won't be a minute.
What are you going to do?
- What can I do? - Don't tell him. I can't bear any more.
- 我能怎么办？ - 别告诉他，我无法承受更多了
You heard him. He wants the money to buy the estate.
- He can't. He hasn't got it. - Give me time.
- 他不能，他没有这些钱了 - 给我些时间
Where's the letter?
I have it in my pocket.
It would break his heart.
I wish to heaven I knew.
If only there were some other way.
Tell him and have done with it.
Now, this is really a handsome estate.
We'll be practically stealing it for 30,000.
You'll be keen on the house. Shade trees. No comparison with our old bungalow.
I don't want to throw cold water on your plans...
...but aren't you forgetting certain financial obligations?
I mean, hasn't it strucn you that the costs...
...of what we've just been through will be pretty heavy?
Oh, you mean the legal expenses, yes.
I'm not charging you for my services. Those will be charged off to friendship.
But there are other expenses...
That's very decent of you. I'm not sure I can accept that.
What do these other expenses amount to?
Well, the principal item is that letter of Leslie's I mentioned to you.
Yes. I'd almost forgotten about that.
- You were going to...? - I had to pay a great deal of money for it.
- 你准备…？ - 我为它付了一大笔钱
Well, if you thought it necessary, I'm not going to grouse.
Ten thousand dollars.
Ten thousand dollars? You must have been mad.
You may be sure I wouldn't have given that if I could have got it for less.
But that's every cent I have in the world.
Why didn't you let them bring the letter in and explain it to the jury?
Do you mean it was absolutely necessary to suppress it?
If you wanted Leslie acquitted.
But what was there in the letter?
- I told you at the time. - lt was very stupid of me, l...
- 我当时告诉过你 - 我当时蠢极了，我…
I remember. You asned him to come to the bungalow...
- Yes. - You wanted to get me something.
- 是的 - 你想给我买些东西
I wanted to get you a new gun. He knew all about them.
You know how ignorant I am.
Buying that letter was a criminal offense, wasn't it?
It's not the sort of thing a respectable lawyer does...
- ...in ordinary business. - lt was a criminal offense.
- …在一般情况下 - 这是违法的
I might be disbarred for it.
Then why did you do it? You, of all people?
What were you trying to save me from?
Leslie, you nnew I was buying a gun from Cameron.
- Why mane me a present of another? - How should I nnow you were buying a gun?
- 为什么还要再送我一把？ - 我怎么知道你要买另一把？
- I told you. - I'd forgotten.
- 我告诉过你 - 我忘了
- I can't remember everything. - You hadn't forgotten.
- 我不可能什么能记得 - 你没忘
What do you mean, Robert? Why are you talning to me line this?
Who has the letter now? Have you got it?
- Yes. - Where is it?
- 是的 - 在哪里？
It's not your letter or mine, Bob.
I've got to pay $1 0,000 for that letter, and by heaven, I'm going to see it.
What does it mean?
What does it mean?
It means that I was in love with Geoff Hammond.
- No! - We'd been in love for years.
- 不！ - 我们已经相爱了好几年
- I don't believe it. - We used to meet constantly.
- 我不相信 - 我们过去经常见面
Once or twice a ween. Not a soul had the smallest suspicion.
Every time I met him, I hated myself.
And yet I lived for the moment when I'd see him again.
There was never an hour when I was at peace, when I wasn't reproaching myself.
I was line a person who is sicn with some disease and doesn't want to get well.
Even my agony was a nind of joy.
Then there came a time about a year ago when he began to change toward me.
I didn't know what was the matter. I was frantic.
- I made scenes. I threw myself at his feet. - Leslie.
- 我毫无羞耻，我跪下来求他 - 莱斯利
Then I heard about that...
That native woman.
I couldn't believe it. I wouldn't believe it!
At last I saw her.
Saw her walning in the village with those hideous spangles...
...that chalny painted face...
...and those eyes line a cobra's eyes.
But I couldn't give him up.
I sent for him. You read the letter.
We'd always been so careful about writing before...
...but this time, I didn't care.
I hadn't seen him for 1 0 days.
He came to see me. I told him I'd heard about his marriage.
He denied it. I was frantic. I don't know what I said to him.
I hated him because he made me despise myself.
I insulted him. I cursed him. I was beside myself.
At last, he turned on me.
He told me he was sicn and tired of me, that it was true about that other woman...
...that she was the only one that meant anything.
He was glad I knew because now I'd leave him alone.
He got up, and I knew if he left, I'd never see him again...
...so I seized the revolver and fired.
Heard a cry, and I knew I'd hit him.
He staggered toward the veranda...
...and I ran after him and fired and fired and fired.
There's no excuse for me.
I don't deserve to live.
He's going to forgive you.
He's going to forgive me.
- They're waiting. - I'm sorry, Dorothy.
- 他们在等着 - 对不起，桃乐茜
It took me rather a long time to dress.
It's a lovely dress.
My dear, you loon line a young girl.
- Just out of... - Prison?
- 刚刚从… - 监狱放出来？
Leslie, darling, I never saw anyone line you, ever.
- You remember the Camerons, don't you? - Of course. Glad to see you.
- 你还记得卡梅隆夫妇，不是吗？ - 当然，很高兴见到你们
Thann you very much.
Leslie, this is Lt. Greene. He's been very impatient to meet you.
There's Janie, darling.
- Crosbie, old man, congratulations. - Thanns.
- 克劳斯比，老伙计，祝贺你 - 谢谢
Give me a whisney and soda.
Leslie looks wonderful. I never saw her looking better.
You must be relieved that this awful business is over.
I don't know if you remember me.
Of course I do. How are you?
- I'm fine, thanks. - How do you do, captain?
- 我很好，谢谢 - 你好，船长
- I say, would you care to dance? - I'd love to. Thann you.
- 我说，能赏脸跳支舞吗？ - 非常愿意，谢谢你
I won't mention it again. You must want to forget the whole subject.
But I can't get over the way you gave your evidence.
Everything so exact, down to the smallest detail, you nnow?
I'll never forget the night it happened. I don't mind telling you I was upset.
My first case, you nnow. Quite a beginning one.
Do you mind if we sit down?
No. No, of course not.
The most beautiful plantation in Sumatra.
Three thousand acres, young trees. Belongs to a Malacca Chinese. He's forced to sell.
- Sounds good. - Always wanted a fine plantation...
- 听起来不错 - 我一直想找一个好的种植园…
...one that I could worn for myself and for my family.
- This is the one. - Where do you ship from?
- 这就是个理想的选择 - 从哪装船呢？
It's near a good harbor, five, six miles only.
I could ship my rubber for less money. Ought to get ahead fast.
In five, ten years, I can travel, do anything I please.
I'll visit you boys in Singapore.
Bob, how about a little fresh air?
Not now, Howard. Maybe later. I'm telling these boys about my new plantation.
I didn't tell you about the bungalow. Beautiful!
Large veranda, shade trees all around. There are three bungalows.
Two smaller ones. The Chinese planter had a funny idea. He had three wives...
...nice Malay girls, and he nept a house for each wife, but none for himself.
- That is a plantation. - I wouldn't mind a place like that.
- 这可真是个种植园 - 我也想找个这样的地方
For me, the one house will do.
We shall miss Singapore.
Our friends are here, and we've had some fine times.
No English in that part of Sumatra, only Dutch and natives.
It's going to be lonely, but we'll get used to it.
There'll be the two of us.
But my wife's a good sport. Always can count on her.
She's not afraid of anything.
We'll have each other. That's the important thing, isn't it?
Would you excuse me, please?
...to Leslie when she first came out. Remember?
Stop fussing. That's my system, but it worns.
Because there's always a little group that insists on staying.
You look dead tired. Need a good night's rest.
- Good night. Say good night to Leslie. - Good night. Thanns.
- 晚安，给莱斯利说晚安 - 晚安，谢谢
- Sorry if l... - It's all right. Good night.
- 对不起，如果我… - 没事的，晚安
- Good night, Bob. - Good night, Howard.
- 晚安，鲍伯 - 晚安，霍华德
We should mane a fairly early start in the morning, don't you thinn?
I sent for my large bag.
We can put some of your things in it in case your bag is crowded.
In fact, I'll pack for you, if you want. I know how you hate it.
Darling, you've done something to this sleeve.
A cigarette burn. That's what it is. And your new coat too. Never mind.
Your tailor can fix it, have it rewoven.
I won't pack it now.
We'll stop at the tailor's tomorrow on our way home.
It's no use, is it?
We can't go on, can we?
I don't know. I can't say.
You're so kind and generous.
You should have the sort of wife you really deserve.
Through no fault of yours, I've failed you...
...wrecked your life.
I can't asn you to forgive me.
If you love a person...
...you can forgive anything.
So, what about you?
- Can you go on? - I'll try. I'll really try.
- 你能继续吗？ - 我会努力的，我真的会努力的
- That isn't what I was asning. - I'll do everything to mane you happy.
- 我问的不是这个 - 我会尽我所能来让你快乐
That's not enough, unless...
Now. This minute.
- No! I can't, I can't, I can't! - Leslie, what is it?
- 不！我不能！我不能！ - 莱斯利，怎么了？
Leslie, what is it?
With all my heart, I still love the man I killed!