Three on a Match (1932)
Mary Keaton, aka Mary Bernard: You're a fool, Vivian. Take it from someone who's been one.
Mary Keaton, aka Mary Bernard: [At the State Reform School for girls, an inmate is at the piano singing the song "Diane", which includes the lyric "I'm in heaven when I see you smile"] Will ya stop remindin' me of heaven... when I'm so close to the other place?
Prisoner at Checkers Table: What's the matter Mary? Don't you like our little hotel?
Mary Keaton, aka Mary Bernard: Oh, I think it's swell. The ventilation is great, my room has a southern exposure, the rates are cheap, but somehow or other the atmosphere is too confining.
Fat Prisoner: Don't let it getcha down, kid. At least we don't have to wait in line for a bowl of soup like they do outside.
Mrs. Black, Prisoner at Checkers Table: Don't be always a-stewin', dearie. You only get your insides in an uproar, and for what? You're in and you're gonna stay in till they get even with ya for bustin' the rules.
Mary Keaton, aka Mary Bernard: Yeah, I'm in alright, but that don't mean I hafta like it.
Mrs. Black, Prisoner at Checkers Table: I'll betcha a red herring against a case of pre-war scotch it was some man that got you pushed in here. Well, don't sit around figurin' the worst things you'd do to him if he was Mussolini. Just make up your mind not to get tangled up with a man again. Any man!
Miss Blazer: Willie Goldberg, will you be quiet?
Miss Blazer: Willie Goldberg!
Miss Blazer: Oh, I'd like to be your mother for just about two minutes!
Willie Goldberg: [Sarcastically] I'll speak to father about that.
Michael Loftus: [to Vivian] I can tell you're a real woman, not one of those stuffed brassieres you see on Park Avenue. You've got all the works that make a woman want to go, and live, and love.
Ruth Wescott: It must be a grand feeling to get everything you want.
Junior (Kirkwood boy): Please don't hurt my mommy!
Harve: I'll bear that in mind.
Mary Keaton, aka Mary Bernard: Will you stop remindin' me of Heaven when I'm so close to the other place?
Harve: For one thing he expects a check to lay there when he puts it down. Yeah, and mine bounces hard.
Michael Loftus: Did it?
Harve: Did it bounce? You drop a golf ball from the top of the Chrysler Buildin'. Will it bounce? Come on!
Ruth Wescott: [Referring to Vivian] Some people get all the luck.
Mary Keaton, aka Mary Bernard: [Musingly] I wonder.
Vivian Revere Kirkwood: [Strung out] I've had the willies for a month. Everything depresses me - including this house.
Mary Keaton, aka Mary Bernard: Vivian, I'm no puritan and I'm no kill-joy. And I don't mind people havin' a good time, I never have. And I'm no buttinski either!
Zip - Newspaper Columnist: The saying "Three on a match means one will die soon" did not originate in the war, where it was said that to hold a match burning long enough for three lights would attract enemy gun fire. It did originate with Ivar Kreuger, the Swedish match king, who wanted the world to use more matches. It is reported that the saying brings his companies $5,000,000 more revenue annually.
Michael Loftus: Here you are, darling.
[Hands Vivian a martini]
Michael Loftus: Well, here's looking at you.
Vivian Revere Kirkwood: At me?
Michael Loftus: Yeah! And liking it too!
Mrs. Keaton: Thank you, Mr. Gilmore. I'm sure Mary will not disappoint you. She's not a bad girl, Mr. Gilmore. She's just not serious enough. She's too full of fun.
Mr. Gilmore: I am the last person to disapprove of fun - at the right time. But, there is also a time for work.
Dick: Did you get the dough?
Harve: Naw, what a runaround!
Dick: What happened?
Harve: We drove by the place in a laundry truck, me peakin' out of hole in the side. See, I spotted four Dicks I knew by sight. No tellin' how many more were staked out.
Dick: Was the package there?
Harve: Surrrrrrrrrrrrre! And 18 Bulls ready to grab any sucker that gets within 10 yards of it.
Vivian Revere Kirkwood: Well, its been nice seeing you again. I look forward to hearing from you sometime this week? Did you keep Ruth's number?
Vivian Revere Kirkwood: Well, bring her along. We'll all have lunch together.
Mary Keaton, aka Mary Bernard: Sure! And dish the dirt!
Robert Kirkwood: I don't understand you Vivian. I've done everything in my power to make you happy. I try to give you everything you ask for. Let you do as you please.
Vivian Revere Kirkwood: I know. Maybe you've been too good.
Robert Kirkwood: [laughing] I might try - beating you every morning before breakfast.
Vivian Revere Kirkwood: [Smiling] That might prove effective.
Robert Kirkwood: No, but seriously, my dear, there must be some solution.
Michael Loftus: To me you're the most marvelous girl in the world.
Vivian Revere Kirkwood: But, you don't know me. We've only met tonight.
Michael Loftus: Oh, tonight, an hour, ten years, what's the difference? It's now that matters! Vivian, don't turn your back on life. Take it. Take it while you can.
Miss Blazer: Children!
Miss Blazer: Quiet! Order! Now, ready: Look forward and not back. Look out and not in. Look up and not down. And lend a hand.
Harve: I tell ya, the heats on enough to curl your shoe leather. The cops are three deep on every corner.
Dick: She's daffy alright. She thinks she's going somewhere. She's dabbin' herself with lipstick and gettin' most of it on her nightgown.