Her Husband’s Affair’sThe Honeymoon

Her Husband’s Affair’sThe Honeymoon
based off of Her Husband’s Affair’s by Ben Hecht, Charles Lederer “Screen Director’s Playhouse” broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on May 22, 1949
the Honeymoon written by diaperAB ©dp production 2011


NARRATOR: Before we start ore program le t me remind you of what has gone on so fare .
William works for Mr. Cruikshank. He is to come up with a slogan to sell the most comfortable hats.
Margret his wife and old business partner working on a slogan to sell the hats.
Also William has his friend Prof. Glinka totaling a way in his garage working on some experiment to improve the imbaling people and animals and plants,
by turning them in to glass. But he is just not getting it . side effects may but are not limited to growing hear , removing hair.
Turning hair in to glass . well Margret convince her husband to sell the waste product to Mr. Cruikshank as off a gene .
well this is a problem as it nearly land her husband in jail but the quick thinking Margret changes the name to on agene he pays them $5000 for the rights to sell it.
Now on with today’s stories called THE Honeymoon

MARGARET: Oh William I can’t wait to get to the island it is going to be so great .

WILLIAM :Yes dear it will be the honeymoon that u would not stop talking about for the last year. And we owe this all to Mr. Cruikshank and Prof. Glinka.

MARGARET: What about me honey I help you come up with the name and was able to help keep you out of the slammer .

WILLIAM: That is true. but before we left for Bermuda you said that u would keep out of my affairs.
And that means you are not to take my credit at all dear.

MARGARET : YOUR credit without MY help you would not have had the idea to even take this to Mr. Cruikshank.

WILLIAM: Dear let’s not yell we are on the plane and people are staring and whispering about us.

SOUND » » » »whispers are heard in the back ground

FLIGHT ATTENDANT: Mr. and Mrs. Weldon could you please keep it down some of the other passenger are trying to sleep.

WELDON’S: Sorry we will keep it down.

FLIGHT ATTENDANT : Thank you and well I am here would you like a drink or a pillow or blanket?

NARRATOR:Our couples settle in for the long flight. They make it to the air port, and gather their bags and board a bus. They arrive at the St. George resort the town of St. George.

Scene 2

Production note Sfx fade in classic island music in the back ground and softer at the end of the scene . also note the sound add in the end of the scene

HOTEL CLERK :Name please

WILLIAM : Why hello to you as well I am Mr. Weldon

HOTEL CLERK :Ok one moment MR Weldon. Here is you’re key to the honeymoon suite. let me get the bell hop to take your bags to the room

WILLIAM :Thank you ok let’s go to the room shall we.

BELLHOP :Mr. and Mrs. Weldon if u would fallow me please.

SOUND » » » »Footsteps and a squeaked weal are heard in the back ground and a keys can be heard as they unlock the door and the door opening as well .

Scene 3 hotel room
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MARGARET: Oh William this is so beautiful. It is just how i pictured it in my dreams.
Rose petal on the bed, some Champaign.
Oh look at the view it is breath taking you can see the water and the beach.

BELLHOP:Will there be anything else I can do for you Sir or Madame?

WILLIAM :No thank you young man. Here is a tip and thank you for your help

BELLHOP: Gee sir I can’t take this much money from you. This is $ 100.00

MARGARET:How about this we give you the $100 and we call down for you when we need something set up . oh I all most forgot to ask you what is your name is?

BRYCE (BELLHOP):My name is Bryce and that will be fine.

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Scene 4

Production note Waves lapping at the shore and sound of the wind as it starts to pick up in the background

SOUND » » » » Sound of someone picking up and using a rotary phone

MARGARET: Is this the front desk?

FROUNT DESK : Yes, this is the front desk. This is Cassie how may I help you?

MARGARET: Yes this is Margaret Weldon. I was hoping to go out on the beach and have a picnic.

CASSIE :Yes mam you can do that would you like me to set it up for and is there anything else I can do for you?

MARGARET: IF Bryce is in could he set up a picnic for my husband and myself?.

CASSIE :Yes Bryce is in. I will let him know right now when would you like it ready ?

MARGARET: Say in an hour. That would be great. We are going for a walk first.

CASSIE : Ok, it will be all set up for you when you are done with your walk

MARGARET:Thank you cassie .
Come one honey let’s take a walk

SOUND ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ You hear the phone being set back down on the receiver, and the you hear footsteps and the door opening and closing.

NARRATOR: The couple walk on the beach and pick up some shells


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CASSIE:Bryce there you are I have been looking all over for you. Mr. And Mrs. Weldon would like a picnic set up on the beach. And asked that you set it up.

BRYCE: Sure cassie I can do that when do they want it set up ?

CASSIE :In less than 30 minutes

BRYCE: What! I don’t have time to make them lunch and set it up in 30 minutes

CASSIE:Relax I all ready had the chef make the lunch basket all you have to do is pick it up and lay it all out

BRYCE :thanks cassie and I hope they enjoy it as I heard from some of the sailors that there is a big storm coming this way some say it is a hurricane.

NARRATOR:As the Weldon’s walk back they see that Bryce has set out there lunch. Bryce also is weighting to inform MR Weldon of the possible hurricane that is heading their way . he tells Mr. Weldon that the sailors that have just come in to port are informing people to that there is a big storm getting closer to them and that it looks like it might be a hurricane , but they will not know how bad till it is tonight. As they talk the waves start to pick up and so does the wind

Scene 6 hotel bed room

Production note: Sfx fade up wind during the night adding the shutters banging loudly
MARGARET:Hey will did you hear that?

SOUND » » » »Wind holing and shuter banging

WILLIAM : Shush Margret it is just the wind go back sleep.

MARGRET : William wake up I’m scared, and someone is knocking at the door.

SOUND » » » »Knocking load and fast(fade up knocking)( Wind holing and shuter banging)in back ground

WILLIAM : Fine I’m up honey and I will see who is at the door.

SOUND » » » »Unbolting the door and slowly opening door

BRYCE : Sorry to wake you Mr.Weldon but I have to give ask that wake your wife as we are haveing an evacuation the hote

WELDON’S :What why?

BRYCE : Hotel policy is to keep the gust safe at all times and this is no normal storm like I told you earlier to day sir , this is a monster hurricane. And we have to get to higher ground well we can.

WILLIAM : Quick honey pack only what we can carry in one bag it must be the essional only.

MARGRET :Ok dear I all ready heard what he was telling you and I have started .
but I can’t make up whether or not to pack my make up or not .

WILLIAM :dear the esencalse only that does not mean your makeup .

MARGRET :but honey

WILLIAM :sorry dear no makeup. Are you ready to go now .

MARGRET :done we are ready.
SOUND » » » »Sound of suitcase being dragged and door open fast and slammed shut with hurried footsteps .

NARRATOR:The Weldon and the other hotel guests are gather in the lobby to get on the bus that will take them to the shelter. 30 hours later the civil authority gives the all clear to return .

MARGRET: I can believe we are alive .

WILLIAM : I know dear. Let go back to the room and see what there is any damage to what we left behind.

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Scene 7

NARRATOR:We now find our lovely couple sitting in the airport, weighting for their plane to arrive. and we here them talking about the trip

WILLIAM: Honey this was the best honeymoon. You were right when saying that we will never forget this

MARGRET: What this had to be the worst honeymoon known to man. First we fought on the plane. Then there was the hurricane.
And you say that this was a great honeymoon.

WILLIAM:It was great tell me honey will you forget any of this?
We enjoy our time with one another, we had some scary moments yes but we lived and we can tell our friends back home what it was like .

MARGRET:Well no I will not well then it was a great honeymoon then

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The Day After The Hurricane.

Background information: Bryce is a typical 13 year old boy. He loves to have fun and hang out with friends. Margaret is married to William they have been married for about a2.5years.They meat well working together selling hats. They were both in marking. The fallowing part take place one week after the hurricane.
Mr. Cruikshank you asked to see me . yes why don’t you come and sit down William . thank you sir. William the reason I ask you in to my office to day is because we want to open up a new store in St. George . you know the island u had your honeymoon. Ok when do you want me to back out there and pick a location and come back and let you know . William you don’t get it do you , I picked you to be the manager of the new location . now I want to have you and the Mrs. out there by the end of the week. Here is the paperwork on what you housing cost will be from the company. Thank you sir may I go home now and tell my wife or do you want me to stay and finish work and take the week off? Go now I know you will not be able to finish anything today. Thank you sir I will not let you down .

William why are you carrying that box. I hope he did not fire you. Edward calm down no one was fired. But someone was promoted. Congralegions to you. William do you need help, with getting your stuff moved to your new office .By the way, where is it ? to your first question yes I would love the help to pack my desk. As to where my new office is in the island of St. George. No way why would the old man would not send someone out there . We got no office out there. That my friend is where you were wrong. We have one now. And I will be the manager of it. Now thanks for your help in getting all my thing together now I have to go home and face Margret.

Dear Margret,
I hope that you stay out here with us was wounderful. But I have some sad news to tell you. Bryces grandmother just died . he has no other flamily and right now I am watching him but he needs a fliamly. I have my own kids to take care of. I talk with Bryce before wrighting to you and asked him if he would like to live with you. He said that he would rather live with you than go to an orphanage. The local court is giveing him till the end of next week with me as his tempory gardion , till some one come and adoptes him. Le t me know if you are comeing to get pick him up and adopet him .

Oh dear I have to get over to the telegraph office now so I can get my answer back to cassie I know William will not mind feeding one more mouth and he was a good young man as well.

Oh William im so glad you are home. I am too honey. I just got a wire from the hotel that we stayed at and it appers from what cassie told me that Bryce just lost his grandmother. He has no one to care for him . I know he is 13 but still he is to young not to have someone to care for him. I all ready booked myself a plane ticket to go out and pick him up. I don’t know were we will put him but we will find room. Honey I hope u booked two seats on that plane. Why would u need to come with me . I can go and pick Bryce up all by myself. Yes you could but were would you go I have been transfer to a new location and have to be there by the end of the week. What is that why you are home early. Yes that is why I thought it would be fun to suprize you and help start to pack up some of our things. That is a suprize well when I get to the air port I will let them know that I am going to come back the next day that way I can supervise the movers. You get stared ok I got to go. Honey do you want to know where we are going. Yes but I don’t have the time right now . . how about u send cassie a cable dear , as we will be there in the end of the week tell her that we will pay her if she would watch Bryce for us. What were going to St. George. But there is no office there what are you going to do? I am now the manager of the new company store out in St. George . and as a manager we get a house. And a car. That is wonderful but I still want to make sure that Bryce is ok . I will call you from St. George. Ok honey well you are there look around and try to find a house in our price range.

William calls up the moving serviose that his company has said they will pay to pack there stuf and movie it for them to there new home. And they say that they can be out there at 8 am tomorrow. He tell them that is great. Then he sits down and says to no one that that was not to hard of a job.

Cassie is helping Bryce plane out his grandmothers furnal when some one is knowing on the dore to her house. Cassie get up and answer the door to see the telegraph boy holding an a message for her.

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Dear Cassie;
I have got your wire and buying a air line ticket to come out I plain on adopting Bryce so if you would let whomever it is know that he will be adopted . I will be there tomorrow. Tell Bryce that we love him.
After cassie is done reading, she decides to let Bryce know the good news. But she cant find him. She decides to look around the house for him. Bryce were are you I have good news to tell you. She finds Bryce coming out of the bath room in with his shorts sility more puffy and there is a slitle cricale sound as well. . it is close to dinner so cassie tells Bryce to go help set the table and that she will let everyone know the good news at dinner tonight. Bryce has a waddle that cassie did not notice till now .
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Re: Her Husband’s Affair’sThe Honeymoon

i need some people to let me know what they think this will help me move on to the next act , be honest but not flaming . your input will help make this storie beter. and yes i know that this is different format but this is radio . thanks in advance for your thoughts .
ps will be picking up in act 3 in may

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I’ll be honest, this has so many formatting, grammar and spelling errors it’s hard just to get past the first paragraph or two.

I’d be willing to give you an honest critique, but only after this is cleaned up with even a basic sense of coherency.

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? what do you know of radio formating? let alone script writing ? to talk about formating of a stories and talk about a script is different. yes i know my spelling is off . but i do have learning disablitys , im not the best speller in the world i am always looking for friends to help me get the spelling correct . but i know what the format is . and one word these are not paragraph they are line . in a scrip there is only description of a scene and lines of dialog. if you wish to be my edoriter that would be great
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Well, that’s honestly part of the problem. Jaclyn’s right that there are a bunch of spelling and grammar errors. As for the formatting, the problem I see is that radio plays are intended to be performed, not read. Yes, the actors read the lines while performing it, but that’s not the way an audience is supposed to experience it. Writing a radio play and then posting it in text format mostly defeats the purpose of the medium. (This is one of the reasons a lot of high school English students have trouble with Shakespeare; he never intended for the plays to be enjoyed that way, they were always supposed to be performed. Shakespeare being performed is VERY different from Shakespeare on the printed page.)

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Sorry I just couldn’t get on with this at all. Firstly the plethora of spelling and grammar errors make it such hard going that I don’t feel like putting in the effort to read it. Secondly why do it in script format ? Do you seriously hope it will be performed one day ? If not why do it this way ? It just makes it harder to read.

Just a thought but are you a recent product of the educational system ? The reason I ask is that these days when dealing with those with learning difficulties they seem to place all the emphasis on effort and virtual nothing on results, which, while having some merit, is totally unlike how the real world functions.

It also seems to produce people who seem to believe their issues entitle them to special consideration and that they or their efforts shouldn’t be viewed negatively. You say “yes i know my spelling is off . but i do have learning disablity” as if that alone is enough to justify things, as if we are the ones who have to deal with the issue. It wouldn’t be so bad if you had actually put any effort into dealing with the textual errors, but it’s clear you haven’t. Whilst some of the issues are down to homophones (same sound, different spelling) which I can understand would be tricky for a person with difficulties to identify, the majority of mistakes would be picked up with a simple spelling or grammar checker, but it seems you want someone else to do this for you.

Whilst I (and the majority here) will cheerfully applaud your effort (such as they are) especially if you have done so while fighting through difficulties, what actually matters is the end result and the end result here is pretty much unreadable. So much so that I can’t even feel I can comment on the actual story, the textual issues make it inaccessible to me. Sorry to say that but I felt it needed saying.

Re: Her Husband’s Affair’sThe Honeymoon

this was for a class project in my multimedia writing class . that was why it was writen in said formate .

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Ugh…I’m out.

It’s nice that you’ve had a change of heart and are trying to understand everyone else but I gave you my honest opinion as nicely as I could and even promised to help you out if just the grammar and spelling were fixed, and you bit my head off.

I don’t accept “Learning disability” as an excuse. I know several people with horrid cases of dyslexia who can write term papers and short stories with correct grammar, spelling and decent formatting no problem. Also, don’t expect me to be the only one who won’t accept that as an excuse. Good luck on your story, as said though, I’m out.