(2M) Now that upstairs neighbor, David, has become a successful playwright, Sidney asks him to write a part for Iris, to help save his marriage. Desperate, Sidney compromises himself.
(2M) Alton, African American, confronts Sidney about his sister-in-law Gloria, whom he has proposed to, being a prostitute.
(1W, 1M) Mavis, Iris’s older sister, shares some of her secrets with Sidney - impressed by his success with his newspaper, and wanting to soften their differences.
(1W, 1M) The “new” independent Iris, confronts Sidney about his false victory.
(1W, 1M) Sidney and Gloria, Iris’s younger sister, come to terms with each of their collapsed fantasies.
(1W, 1M) Gloria and David, share their pasts and try to connect. It becomes too much for Gloria, who takes her life. With cuts.
(2M) Sidney comes to terms with the fact that he helped Wally win his election, only to find that Wally was in cahoots with the mob all along. With cuts.
(2 W) The two servants in the Haines household discuss the argument overheard between Mr. and Mrs. Haines and their personal feelings about marriage.
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