Daily Dialogue — March 13, 2013

March 13th, 2013 by

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.

4 thoughts on “Daily Dialogue — March 13, 2013

  1. SabinaGiado says:

    Good Lord, Mary Poppins was brimming with it!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kw4gpy1BweM

    “You’d never think of pressing your advantage. Forbearance is the hallmark of your creed. A lady needn’t fear when you are near. Your sweet gentility is crystal clear!”

    Or in other words:

    “You’re not going to try to fondle me or get in my bloomers because you’re a gentleman….aren’t you?” The look in Bert’s eyes says to me he sometimes wishes he wasn’t.

    1. Scott says:

      Thanks, Sabina. You’re up for the DD tomorrow!

  2. Santamoniker says:

    Great movie. Great clip. Love Babs. Thanks.

    1. Scott says:

      Preston Sturges should hold a place of high honor for screenwriters, not only because of his obvious talent as a wordsmith, but also because he had the vision to write the first spec script “The Power and the Glory” which he sold.

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