Thursday, October 22, 2015

"Call for Help" scene for 2 male actors from Death of an Insurance Salesman


"CALL FOR HELP"
by
D. M. Larson

(GIL enters and goes up to RALPH. GIL is grabbing his chest and looks very sick... like a heart attack.  RALPH sees GIL and jumps up)

RALPH
Are you okay?

GIL
Fine, fine.  I need some insurance... now.

RALPH
You don't look so good. I better call…

GIL
No!  No... I'm fine. I need some of your life insurance... now.

RALPH
Um... well... if you're sure you don't need any help.

GIL
No... please... insurance... now.

RALPH
Oh... okay.  I remember you were looking at several policies last time you came by...

GIL
The one for heart attacks...

RALPH
With the mega care add on?

GIL
Right... mega... add…

(GIL is fading and slipping out of his chair)

RALPH
I really should call someone.

(GIL pulls himself back up)

GIL
No, I'm great... never better... give me the policy!

RALPH
Well, there are several options…

GIL
Give me the best…

RALPH
That will require some underwriting... we'll have to fill out this paperwork…

GIL
Never mind... what's the quickest option?

RALPH
Level 1 and 2 are simple... no underwriting.

GIL
Give me those.

RALPH
You just need one.

GIL
Give me the better one... now... please…

RALPH
Well, I have a lot of your information on file... just sign here and we'll get this processed for you.

(GIL struggles to sign and finally manages with some help from RALPH)

GIL
We good?

RALPH
I'll just need a payment... you can do a credit card or here is a form for payroll deduction…

GIL
Credit card…

(GIL struggles to get wallet and gets card with Ralph's help)

RALPH
I'll run this now for you.

GIL
Now... yes, please…

RALPH
And there we go.  Looks like you're good to go.

GIL
So I'm covered…

RALPH
Yes.

GIL
For say... a heart attack.

RALPH
Yes.

GIL
Good.

(GIL falls on the floor)

GIL (CONT.)
You can call for help now.

(GIL passes out and RALPH gets on his phone)

END OF SCENE

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For permission to use this scene, please email doug@freedrama.net (include the title “Call for Help” in the request)




Check out this adapted version from "Trial and Error Productions" of South India (in Kannada language with English subtitles):

3 comments:

  1. i love it i did it in class today and they loved it :)

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    1. That's great news. I am happy it went well. Thank you for letting me know.

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  2. I was looking for a script on the Internet for 2 actors and I had limitations for only one location. I was very happy that I found it here. I was permitted to use the script with certain terms and conditions. I am extremely satisfied with this script and with Mr. D. M. Larson. He is very kind and punctual. I'm looking forward to improvise on my filmmaking skills and upgrade my equipments. I wish to collaborate with Mr. D. M. Larson and make films based on his writings.

    Thanking You
    Karthik. C
    Trial and Error production

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