Leave Her to Heaven

Danny. Danny.
Now we can, all three of us,
go to Back of the Moon.

Can't we, Dick? Can't we?
You bet we can. You bet we can.
It's way up north, miles from nowhere.
I know all about that place.
I've heard about it plenty from Danny.

- He can't wait to get up there again.
- I know, that's my problem.

Dr. Mason, my husband is planning
to leave for Back of the Moon...

...as soon possible,
and he wants to take Danny with us.

So do I, of course.
- What's the problem?
- Well, it's so remote up there.

Wild and rugged
and miles from the nearest town.

The facilities are primitive.
There isn't a telephone...

...in case we need a doctor for Danny.
I'm sure he won't need
a doctor up there.

- Or medicine?
- Or medicine or anything.

- What about school?
- That can wait.

I must say Danny's progress
has been rather remarkable.

I don't know how you did it.
You must've willed that boy to walk.

But don't you see, doctor...
...my husband will be busy
a good deal of the time writing...

...and with nobody else...
- Isn't somebody there?

- Somebody by the name of Thorne?
- Yes, but he's leaving, and so it'll be...

I assure you, I don't want
to shirk any responsibility.

I'm thinking only of Danny, and l...
No, that isn't true.
I'm thinking a little about myself too.
I know you'll understand, Dr. Mason.
I gave up my honeymoon
to come here...

...so my husband could be
with his brother.

But he's been working,
and the burden's been on me.

I've spent hours here every day.
I was glad to do it.
It was no sacrifice at all.

I love Danny as much as he does...
...and I'm just as happy as he is
that Danny's doing so well.

But after all, he's a cripple.
I'm sorry.
I didn't mean to say that.
I'm sure you didn't.
I didn't mean it.
Of course not.