Minute 013: Room 796 at the Plaza Hotel


HOST: Robert E G Black of The Mandy Sucks Minute Podcast

Thornhill opens the library door, only to find Valerian blocking his way. 

“Townsend, you’re making a serious mistake,” says Thornhill.

“This is not going to lead to a very happy conclusion, Mister – – Kaplan,” replies Townsend. 

“I’m not Kaplan!” says Thornhill. 

“I do wish you’d reconsider,” says Townsend.

“We also know your contact in Pittsburgh, since Jason — ‘committed suicide,'” says Leonard. 

“What contact?” says Thornhill. “I’ve never even been in Pittsburgh!”

Townsend puts on his glasses and reads from a list:

  • On June the 16th, you checked into the Sherwyn Hotel in Pittsburgh as Mister George Kaplan of Berkeley, California; 
  • A week later, you registered at the Benjamin Franklin Hotel in Philadelphia as Mister George Kaplan of Pittsburgh;
  • On August the 11th, you stayed at the Statler in Boston;
  •  August the 29th, George Kaplan of Boston registered at the Whittier in Detroit;
  • At present, you’re registered in Room 796 at the Plaza Hotel in New York as George Kaplan of Detroit;  
  • In two days you’re due at the Ambassador East in Chicago;
  • And then at the Sheraton-Johnson Hotel in Rapid City, South Dakota.

“Not me!” says Thornhill. 

“So, you see there’s very little sense in maintaining this fiction that you’re deceiving us any more we’re – “

In This Episode:

  • Cary Grant    as Roger O. Thornhill
  • James Mason   as Phillip Vandamn
  • Martin Landau     as Leonard
  • Adam Williams   as Valerian
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