Jean: When I marry, it’s going to be somebody I’ve never seen before. I mean I won’t know what he looks like or where he comes from or what he’ll be. I want him to sort of… take me by surprise.
Charles: Like a burglar.
Jean: That’s right. And the night will be heavy with perfume. And I’ll hear a step behind me. And somebody breathing heavily. And then? [She groans with pleasure] You’d better go to bed, Hobbsie. I think I can sleep peacefully now.
— The Lady Eve (1941), written by Preston Sturges, based on a story by Monckton Hoffe
The Daily Dialogue theme for the week is innuendo, suggested by Hawkewood. Today’s suggestion by Traci Nell Peterson.
Trivia: Preston Sturges wrote the script in Reno, Nevada, while awaiting his third divorce.
Dialogue On Dialogue: Now that is some serious heat generated by Stanwyck! Charles never stands a chance… but then in a twist, neither does Jean.