(AUDIENCE TEST SCENE NO. 4)
B-305 EXT. SAN PABLO - DAY
The protecting wupans and sampans are circling the
San Pablo, waving banners, the occupants occasionally
jeering when one of the ship's coolies comes into sight.
C-305 EXT. QUARTERDECK - DAY
Bordelles and Lop Eye Shing are having a heated exchange,
Franks stands nearby, listening. Shing points excitedly
at the circling wupans, then makes a final statement.
Bordelles hesitates, nods grimly, then speaks to Franks,
who nods, starts down the ladder toward the crew's quarters.
D-305 INT. CREW'S QUARTERS - DAY
Holman is lying on his bunk, studying one of the booklets
that Shirley gave him. A few of the other crewmen are present,
playing cards, reading. Franks enters.
The coolies want a raise or they're gonna quit.
What the hell for?
Shing says they're gettin' scared of them agitators. We gotta
chip in another buck a month. Startin' now.
A howl of consternation goes up from most of the others. Holman,
barely concerned, takes a dollar from his pocket, holds it up
while he continues perusing the booklet. Red Dog yells for quiet.
Simmer down! What's another buck? Shing's just keeping 'em in line.
He pulls out a dollar, gives it to Franks. The others reluctantly
follow suit. Franks starts to collect it.
He don't need money to do that. They remember what happened to the
(Holman is suddenly alert)
Shing's the one sent him ashore that day. I was on the bridge when
he told Collins. It's how he got his face back.
Franks takes the dollar from Holman, adds it to the
others, starts out of the quarters. Holman stares after
him, lowering the booklet.