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ACT II One by one, the mourners at Jack's funeral pass by his open coffin. When it's Moran's turn, he says he never liked him and he isn't going to miss him. Shocked, Jack sits up and asks Moran if that's any way to talk about the nearly departed. How did he survive? It was all in the cut of the cards. Not pleased by Legs' survival, A.R. declares war on him. The war culminates in Jack being "murdered" once again by Bones. But, soon after, Flo sees him paying Bones off for the second fake "hit'." She asks Jack to go away with her, but he declines; after all, he's on a lucky streak. Flo tells him word on the street has it that A.R. himself is set to "hit" Kiki that night at the Tropicabana for her part in Jack's schemes. Jack thanks her for the tip. That night in an effort to prevent A.R. from murdering Kiki, Jack sneaks away from onstage at the Hotsy Totsy and arrives backstage at the Tropicabana, where he accidentally kills A.R. in a scuffle. All of this happens while Kiki is appearing onstage. Jack slips back to the Hotsy Totsy just in time for a big finish. How does he do it? Naturally, Jack is the number one suspect in A.R's murder. Lieutenant Devane rounds up the three people that are most likely to supply his much needed alibi - Flo, Kiki and, to the surprise of everyone, Madge, another entertainer at the club. Locked in the Hotsy Totsy's ladies' room, they commiserate with one another. In the back room of the club, Devane is unable to get any of the women to say they weren't with Legs at the time of the shooting. When Jack and Kiki reveal that they are married, Devane acknowledges that he can't legally get any testimony from her. To celebrate his freedom, Legs and Kiki invite Flo to join them. Reeling from the shock of Jack's marriage, Flo stays behind and sings the blues. Everything is just swell as Jack absorbs A.R's empire into his own until two FBI men show up at his door and it's over. On the eve of his trial, Jack arranges all the evidence against him to be in one place and leaving all of the people around him blameless. He offers Kiki a boat ticket to Cuba, but she confesses that that's not what she wants to do. Returning his wedding ring with no hard feelings, she leaves. Alone now in what was once the flourishing Hotsy Totsy Club, Legs reflects on where his life went wrong. Guided by Jack's voice, Devane and the Federal authorities find the evidence they need to convict him. Out of nowhere, Moran appears wielding a gun. He beckons Jack to show himself, and when he does, high overhead atop a spinning mirror-ball, Moran shoots him dead. The end? Not at all! Jack appears, paying off Moran for yet another fake "hit. " Alone, Jack wonders if there is more to life than what he's had. Just as he thinks of that older woman who always seemed to be there for him - Flo appears. Together they leave to catch the boat to Cuba as the curtain falls. Bill Rosenfield CAST - (in order of appearance): • Jack Diamond • Convicts • Prison Guards • Madge • Cigarette Girl • Bones • Augie • Kiki Roberts • Devane • Hotsy Totsy Announcer • Flo • Hotsy Totsy Girls • Moran • Arnold Rothstein (A.R.) • Tropicana Announcer • Tuxedo Dancers • Latin Dancers • Champagne Girls • Gangsters • Taxi Dancers • Boys from Bay Ridge • Mourner • Burlesque Women • Barber • Chinese Waiter • A.R.'s Gang • Jack's Gang • Policeman • Jack Diamond's Secretary • FBI Men