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    Question about " secret pumpkin"

    What does " secret pumpkin" mean here? Thank you!

    SAM
    That hurts, Billy. Why would I lie to a journalist of all people?

    BILLY
    Why do you keep looking over my shoulder?

    SAM
    Why?

    BILLY
    Yes.

    SAM
    ‘Cause Alger Hiss just walked in with my secret pumpkin.


    BILLY
    What?

    SAM
    There’s a woman over there. I think she’s looking at me.

    BILLY
    Really?

    SAM
    I don’t know. I never know if they’re looking or not.

    Billy turns 180 degrees to see a woman sitting on a couch with a drink. She looks
    to see him obviously eying at her. Sam sighs.

    BILLY
    Yeah, I think she was.

    SAM
    I want to thank you for the casual way that you did that just now. She probably
    didn’t notice that.

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    Default Re: about " secret pumpkin"

    Is it a reference to Cinderella?? Just a guess

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    Default Re: about " secret pumpkin"

    "secret pumpkin" may refer to the pumpkin in which Whittaker Chambers, a senior editor at Time magazine and a former Communist hid the secret film he allegedly received from Alger Hiss. Alger Hiss was a high ranked officer at the Department of State and later accused of being a Soviet spy.

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