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The Wicked Shall Inherit the Earth In the movie Pennies from Heaven there are many characters that lead unscrupulous lives These characters seem as if they are unable to separate the real world from the song-like dream world in their heads This alternate reality seems to enable them to behave terribly and then think nothing of it In fact this movie seems to portray that the worse a person is the better everything turns out for them The main character in this movie is a man by the name of Arthur Parker Arthur is the perfect example of this he is a very selfish character He demonstrates how selfish he is right from the start of the movie In the beginning he lies to Joan in order to take her inheritance Arthur wants to buy a store and start a business selling records He tells Joan that he went to the bank and the manager said Borrow what you like A fellow like you is no risk no risk at all Joan questions him by asking Is that true Arthur He then makes her feel bad for not giving him the money by saying I said I dont want it My wifes got some cash and shell support me Since Joan questioned Arthurs honesty it is obvious that he has deceived her in the past As a matter of fact she was right to question him because he was lying to her He didnt go to the bank until after their discussion and when he did go he was turned down Another time Arthur acted deceitfully was when he pretended to be sweet and innocent regarding Eileen Everson When he first met her he was in a music store after she left the owner made the comment You know what she needs dont ya Arthur pretended to be upset at this when he replied Dont talk about a lady like that On another occasion Arthur
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