The Biggest Thief in Town

The Biggest Thief in Town In a small town the undertaker and the doctor plan to steal the body of the town s wealthiest citizen That gentleman a crook has just passed out of the picture and the undertaker who has led a qui
  • Title: The Biggest Thief in Town
  • Author: Dalton Trumbo
  • ISBN: 9780822201168
  • Page: 417
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Biggest Thief in Town
    In a small town, the undertaker and the doctor plan to steal the body of the town s wealthiest citizen That gentleman, a crook, has just passed out of the picture and the undertaker, who has led a quiet and honest life to date, sees no reason why he should not get a well paying job So the undertaker and doctor enter the home of the deceased and proceed to take his body bIn a small town, the undertaker and the doctor plan to steal the body of the town s wealthiest citizen That gentleman, a crook, has just passed out of the picture and the undertaker, who has led a quiet and honest life to date, sees no reason why he should not get a well paying job So the undertaker and doctor enter the home of the deceased and proceed to take his body back to the shop The undertaker and his friend picture a rosy future until the corpse comes to life and regains consciousness The old gentleman is left on the sofa in the undertaker s office, where he proceeds to reveal the fact that he will die penniless, leaving his affairs in such condition as to make legal trouble for his successors The undertaker, who has bought an option on the only bronze casket west of New York, sees himself stuck for a goodly sum, and is not unwilling to allow the job of attending to the deceased financier he has since actually died to go to a rival When he is on the point of unloading the casket on his rival, he gets a temporary case of conscience and agrees to sell the casket for what he paid for it His rival evidently thinks he is deceiving him when he reports that the millionaire has died penniless So he hangs up the phone with the parting shot It s your funeral A pleasant romantic interest is sustained by the undertaker s daughter and a young dancer, who have become engaged and plan to carve out a career for
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    About " Dalton Trumbo "

  • Dalton Trumbo

    Dalton Trumbo worked as a cub reporter for the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel, covering courts, the high school, the mortuary and civic organizations He attended the University of Colorado for two years working as a reporter for the Boulder Daily Camera and contributing to the campus humor magazine, the yearbook and the campus newspaper He got his start working for Vogue magazine His first published novel, Eclipse, was about a town and its people, written in the social realist style, and drew on his years in Grand Junction He started writing for movies in 1937 by the 1940s, he was one of Hollywood s highest paid writers for work on such films as Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo 1944 , and Our Vines Have Tender Grapes 1945 , and Kitty Foyle 1940 , for which he was nominated for an Academy Award for Writing Adapted Screenplay.Trumbo s 1939 anti war novel, Johnny Got His Gun, won a National Book Award then known as an American Book Sellers Award that year The novel was inspired by an article Trumbo read about a soldier who was horribly disfigured during World War I.In 1947, Trumbo, along with nine other writers and directors, was called before the House Un American Activities Committee as an unfriendly witness to testify on the presence of communist influence in Hollywood Trumbo refused to give information After conviction for contempt of Congress, he was blacklisted, and in 1950, spent 11 months in prison in the federal penitentiary in Ashland, KY Once released, he moved to Mexico.In 1993, Trumbo was awarded the Academy Award posthumously for writing Roman Holiday 1953 The screen credit and award were previously given to Ian McLellan Hunter, who had been acting as a front for Trumbo since he had been blacklisted by Hollywood.

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