Eddie McCuen and Nikki Crandall are two actors invited to Elsa Von
EDDIE: Oh, you’ve got music.
NIKKI: Yeah, didn’t they send you some?
EDDIE: I only got the gig yesterday. Some other guy got sick.
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NIKKI: And did you ever notice, in those same movies there’s always a big strong hero who’s not afraid of the dark?
EDDIE: I’m a comic, remember? The dark definitely scares us!
For full extended scene, please refer to clips or the script edition cited here: John Bishop, The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940, Dramatists Play Service, 1987, pp. 13-16.