I worked like a dog 20 years so a punk could have [Catherine], so that’s what I’ve done. I mean in the worst times y’know, the worst, when there’s no ships coming in the harbor, I didn’t stand around looking for relief
— I hustled. When there was empty piers in Brooklyn I went to Hoboken, Staten Island, the West Side, Jersey, all over, ‘cause I made a promise. I took out of my own mouth to give to her. I took out of my wife’s mouth. I walked hungry plenty days in the city! And now I gotta sit in my own house and look at a son-of-a-bitch punk like that
— which he came out of nowhere! I give him my house to sleep! I take the blankets off my bedroom, and he takes and puts his dirty filthy hands on her like a goddamn thief!
Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge dir. Ivo Van Hove