Glory of Love - Part 5

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A dissatisfied wife seeks revenge after learning her husband and lover have joined forces and are plotting against her.

Excerpt from Glory of Love, a screenplay, by Allen Henriquez.

Copyright © by Allen Henriquez

Submitted: May 01, 2014

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Continued:

 

 

INT. STEPHEN’S APARTMENT/PARK SLOPE, BROOKLYN – DAY

 

Stephen enters his now sparsely furnished apartment.  He looks around in disgust.  Stephen goes to the refrigerator and gets a beer.  He sips the beer then looks around the apartment again.

 

EXT. FIFTH AVENUE AND CENTRAL PARK EAST, MANHATTAN – DAY

 

Raul jogs along the Fifth Avenue side of Central Park.  Raul completes his run and at the corner of Central Park South and Fifth Avenue he jogs in place for a few moments.  Raul turns and sees Joseph sitting on a bench reading the newspaper.

 

Joseph looks up from his paper.

 

JOSEPH

How was the run?

 

RAUL

Good.

 

JOSEPH

So what’s the secret of life?

 

RAUL

Enjoy it?

 

JOSEPH

Maybe.  How about make money?

 

RAUL

What about happiness?

 

JOSEPH

I don’t know, was that part of the plan?

 

RAUL

The divine plan says believe, obey, and you will have inner

peace; that being happiness.

 

JOSEPH

It seems like there’s a conflict of interest in there somewhere.

 

RAUL

I don’t know, ask your priest.

JOSEPH

He’s dead.

 

Raul looks at Joseph with surprise.

 

RAUL

I’ll see you.

 

JOSEPH

I hope so.

 

 

INT. RAUL’S GALLERY/57TH STREET, MANHATTAN – DAY

 

Mitzi enters the gallery smiling as she approaches Raul who is in conversation with Jay.

 

MITZI

You’re not being nice to me.

 

RAUL

What the matter, Mitzi?

 

MITZI

You haven’t called me in so long.

 

Jay slowly walks away with a smile on his face.

 

RAUL
I’ve been busy.

 

MITZI

Yes, I heard.

 

RAUL

Heard what?

 

MITZI

Heard your wife left you and you’re dating.

 

RAUL

Well, I wouldn’t exactly call it dating.

 

MITZI

What do they call it nowadays?

 

RAUL

I don’t know, a short business trip.

 

MITZI

To Paris? Stop, that’s called lying.

 

RAUL

You sound like a jealous woman.

 

MITZI

Not jealous, mad as hell and first in line.  You know that.

 

RAUL

So, there’s a line now.

 

MITZI

Yes, and I don’t know whose behind me and I don’t care.

 

RAUL

Aren’t you coming on a little strong, Mitzi?

MITZI

Why should I be nice, so I can wait and be left out?

 

RAUL

Left out of what? I’m no phenomenon, no great lover,

ask my wife.

 

MITZI

Why should I ask her when I can find out for myself?

Besides, I heard she was a bitch and would probably lie.

 

RAUL

What makes you think I’m interested?

 

Mitzi smiles.

 

MITZI

You’ll see.

 

 

INT. CIRO’S BAR/SMITH STREET, DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN – NIGHT

 

Stephen is in the bar having a beer at the counter.  After a sip of beer he looks at his watch and goes to the pay phone.

 

 

INT. MITZI’S APARTMENT/SOHO, MANHATTAN – NIGHT

 

Raul is in bed with Mitzi; both are asleep when Raul’s cell phone rings.

 

Mitzi answers it.

 

 

SERIES OF CUTS TO THE LOCATION OF THE PERSON SPEAKING:

 

 

INT. CIRO’S BAR – NIGHT

 

STEPHEN

Raul?

 

MITZI

Yes.

 

STEPHEN

Your voice has changed.

 

MITZI

Perhaps.

 

STEPHEN

Are you going through a change of lifestyles?

 

MITZI

Perhaps…

 

Raul wakes up and grabs the phone from Mitzi.

 

RAUL

Hello.

 

Mitzi gets up and goes to the refrigerator for another bottle of champagne.

 

STEPHEN

Oh, you sound better, it most be the connection.

 

RAUL

Yeah, damn cell phones.  What’s up, Stephen, now that you’re

screwing my wife?

 

STEPHEN

Not as up as you think.

 

RAUL

I know her personality has a sort of wilting affect.

 

STEPHEN

Yeah, if I were a flower I would be near dead.

 

RAUL

Yeah, and my name isn’t even Dick.

 

STEPHEN

Look the reason I called is I want to make a deal.

 

RAUL

What kind of a deal?

 

STEPHEN

I want to give you back Fannie.

 

RAUL

Are you drunk?

 

STEPHEN

Two beers.

 

RAUL

What are you talking about?

 

STEPHEN

I’ll give you back Fannie.  You can go back to a being married man.

 

RAUL

You’d better run out of that bar you’re in ‘cause they’re doping

up your drinks.  They may roll or something at any moment.

 

STEPHEN

I’m serious, Raul.  I’m willing to give her back to you for one

hundred thousand.

 

RAUL

How do you know I want her back?

 

STEPHEN

Of course you do.  I know you, we were friends once.  You were

crazy about her.

 

RAUL

So, you remember the word friends.  Too bad you don’t know what

it means.  And you’re probably too stupid to even spell it.

 

STEPHEN

You have a right to be angry, but I know you want her back.

 

RAUL

Look, don’t call me and complicate my life.  I’m happy now.

 

STEPHEN

Are you?

 

RAUL

Besides, how can you guarantee she’d come back to me?

 

STEPHEN

I’m going to dump her, where else would she go but back to you?

 

Raul looks up as Mitzi returns with champagne, crackers and caviar on a serving tray. Raul sits contemplating the idea.

 

STEPHEN

Well, what do you think?

 

RAUL

Come to the gallery tomorrow.

 

STEPHEN

What time?

 

Raul looks up at Mitzi.

 

RAUL

Make it noon.

 

Raul clicks off his phone.

 

 

INT. CIRO’S BAR – NIGHT

 

Stephen hangs up the pay phone.

 

 

INT. MITZI’S APARTMENT - NIGHT

 

Mitzi having placed the items on a table near the bed straightens it neatly on the table.

 

MITZI

Some goodies to keep your strength up.

 

Mitzi gives Raul a glass of champagne with one in hand for herself.

 

The two smile then take a sip.

 

RAUL

Strength.

 

To be continued. . .

 


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