|Age Range(s)||Adult (36-50)|
|Type of monologue / Character is||Crying, Depressed, Reminiscing life story/Telling a story|
|Description||Mrs Terry tells Sym the story of her failed marriage|
|Details||53 minutes into the film|
Sym is an Hungarian drifter who gets picked up on a highway by Mickey Terry, a pretty brunette who brings him to stay with her family. Everybody in her family seems to be deranged and he soon learns that Mickey's father died in mysterious circumstances. In this 2 minute monologue Mrs Terry tells Sym how her good for nothing husband used to be a drunk and beat her and their daughters. When she was granted a divorce, he jumped off a building and killed himself. Then with the help of her father she got granted a filling station and went into that business...
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|It's true, my husband is dead. I don't suppose you've ever heard of the Thomas divorce case in Hungary? My maiden name was Jamierson. The Jamierson's of Philadelphia. Out of spite for my parents... I married Malcolm Thomas. He was a good for nothing. A playboy. We went to lots of parties and then we found Diz was on her way while we tried to settle down. He took up sculpting and they thought he'd be a very good artist. He carved that statue that Venus de Milo that you saw the first night that you were here. Well he began carousing and drinking more. Was one of our Halloween parties It was Nan's third birthday. And he came home so drunk. He beat me and he threw me down the front steps of our house. Poor Mickey. Little one not knowing any better...she threw a toy at him and...he started slapping her. Diz ran down to try and stop him. And he took the 3 children upstairs. And he was still beating them with a razor strap when the police got there. Well I...I sued for divorce and... Well, it would all have been quieted down...except that the day my divorce was granted... He jumped off the top of a 12 story building. My parents thought it best that I change my name and that...I should take the girls away. Far away from Philadelphia as we could get and... well, my father had a grant on this filling station. It was from an oil company...so we went into the filling station business...|